March 12th, 2013
CW2 Charlie Morgan, 48, of the New Hampshire National Guard passed away on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. She was surrounded by the love of family and friends at the time of her passing. She lived in New Durham, N.H. with her wife Karen and daughter Casey Elena. Charlie was a veteran who deployed to Kuwait in 2010 and received a Meritorious Service Medal for her work as the Brigade Equal Opportunity Advisor. She was a board member of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and Outserve who fought tirelessly for marriage equality and human rights.
The defense attorney for a Ridgway man charged with federal weapons possession has asked the court for more time to compile a more "accurate and complete" account of his client's criminal history before the matter is taken to trial.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg Mayor David Zilkofski reported on a fire that destroyed a 2-story apartment building in Johnsonburg during Monday afternoon's council meeting.
Submissions for the 2013 Elk Expo Patch Contest have been narrowed down to 10 finalists and it is now up to the public to determine which will be turned into the patch for this year's Elk Expo.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Corporal Greg Agosti, a fire marshal for the Ridgway-based State Police, reported investigating a fire that occurred Sunday afternoon at 236 Blaine Ave. in Johnsonburg.
ERIE â€“ Jury selection in the trial of Richard Allen Danz, 48, of St. Marys, federally indicted on charges of wire fraud and money laundering, will commence in federal court in Erie during the court term beginning May 6, 2013.
The St. Marys Neighborhood Girls Scouts are busy planning their upcoming trip to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park. The educational trip, taking place May 10-11, is open to all area scouts and their female family and friends as they tour the park, dine and sleep over in a battleship and visit Niagara Falls.
ALTOONA â€“ Johnsonburg girls basketball lost 47-26 to Bishop Guilfoyle in the first round of the PIAA Class A girls basketball playoffs held Saturday at Altoona High School.
Coming into the game, the Ramettes knew they would have a challenge coming in against the Lady Marauders (25-2), the District 6 champion.
"To play that tough with a No. 1 seed, I told my girls 'I've never been so proud of you,'" Johnsonburg coach Mike Zilkofski said. "You hung in with them all game. I told them I was proud of the season they had and what they accomplished and to not hang their heads low."
CLARION â€“ It didn't take long for Johnsonburg to assert its will over Eisenhower.
After an emphatic opening block from Cameron Grumley on the game's first sequence, the Rams sprinted to a 17-7 first-quarter lead en route to a 62-30 win over the Knights Friday night in the first round of the PIAA Class A boys' basketball playoffs held at Clarion University.
Grumley swatted an opening layup from Aaron Lundmark off the opening tip.
"I don't know if that took them out of the game right there but it was a message, sure," Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey said. "It was definitely a message."
The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority held their final meeting at 164 Ridgway Dr. Thursday night.
All meetings for the remainder of the 2013, beginning Thursday, April 4, will be held at the new township municipal building located at 1537 Montmorenci Rd.
Meeting are held the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.