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June 14th, 2015

BPOE recognizes Flag Day with ceremony

June 15, 2015

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) No. 872 recognized Flag Day Sunday evening with a ceremony at 5 p.m. inside their lodge in Ridgway.
The Grand Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in 1911 adopted mandatory observance of Flag Day. President Harry Truman in 1949 made a proclamation that June 14 would be a day of national observance for the symbol of our country.
Several members of the Ridgway Elks chapter participated in Sunday's ceremony as members of the local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops displayed several flags from throughout the nation's history.

Peterson drives in two in Olean win

June 14, 2015

Johnsonburg native Cole Peterson drove in a pair of runs in a 7-3 win for the Olean Oilers of the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) over the Wellsville Nitros Sunday afternoon.
Peterson went 1 for 4 from the leadoff spot in the order and also walked once. Peterson also added two stolen bases, bringing his total to five for the season. Peterson assisted on five plays from his shortstop position and has 36 on the season to this point.

June 12th

Lady Crusaders celebrate state title

June 13, 2015

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic High School Lady Crusader softball team was welcomed home Friday night by a parade of emergency response vehicles that led them on a parade through town with their sirens blaring and lights flashing. When the newly-crowned state champions finally reached ECCHS, a number of supporters were waiting for them.
After an extended celebration in the parking lot that featured lots of hugs, congratulatory remarks, and the release of a few maroon and gold balloons, the group moved into the school's auditorium for a brief ceremony.

Beagley settles in as new publisher

June 13, 2015

Harlan J. Beagley has been named the new publisher of the Daily Press, Ridgway Record and Kane Republican under Horizon Publications, Inc.
Beagley has extensive experience in print media having served previously as business and operations manager at the Killeen Daily Herald in Fort Hood, Texas, and the Copperas Cove Herald in central Texas.
He previously served as group publisher in central Washington state where he worked nearly all management positions at the Columbia Basin Herald, a daily publication, and the Royal Register, a weekly publication.

Lady Crusader softball wins PIAA Class A Championship

June 13, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK — STATE CHAMPS.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team captured the 2015 PIAA Class A Softball championship Friday afternoon at Beard Field at Nittany Lion Softball Park on the campus of Penn State University by defeating the Conemaugh Valley Lady Blue Jays 7-0.
Abbey Bauer threw a no-hitter for Elk Catholic. She went all seven innings walking two, hitting one and striking out five.
"Abbey (Bauer) threw a great game and the defense behind her played extremely well," said ECCHS coach Digger O'Dell.

June 11th

Sheriff responds to audit findings

June 12, 2015

Elk County Sheriff Theresa Merritt on Thursday morning responded to a published report concerning the county’s annual internal audit which cited "serious issues" with her department.
The sheriff was unavailable for comment Wednesday as Merritt was in Monroeville for sheriff’s continuing education training.
According to the audit report signed by Elk County Auditors Elizabeth A. Mader, also serving as chairperson, and fellow auditors Karen R. Gies and Jerry W. Goetz, the auditors "get no cooperation from the sheriff to resolve the many issues in that office."
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JASD unanimously passes $11.7M budget

June 12, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School District school board unanimously approved a final 2015-2016 budget during its regular meeting on Thursday.
The budget features $11,681,441 in expenditures and $10,637,265 in revenues; the $1,045,893 difference will come from the district's fund balance.
In a previous meeting, JASD board treasurer Patty Calkins said the $1,045,893 that was being taken from the district's reserves was reserved for future retirement costs.
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Pick up a copy of the Friday, June 12, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.

Superintendents announce marching band co-op

June 12, 2015

Superintendents from the Johnsonburg and Ridgway Area School Districts on Thursday morning held an exclusive conference with The Ridgway Record to announce a joint marching band venture for next school year.
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Pick up a copy of the Friday, June 12, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.

Wilcox American Legion baseball falls to Fox Township, 16-2

June 12, 2015

WILCOX – The Fox Township American Legion baseball team won 16-2 over Wilcox Thursday night at Jones Township Community Park.
Fox Township scored in six of the seven innings and capped things with a seven-run seventh inning.

June 10th

3 Ridgway residents suffer minor injuries in crash

June 11, 2015

Three Ridgway residents suffered minor injuries late Wednesday afternoon when the car they were traveling in drifted off the road in Ridgway Township.
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Pick up a copy of the Thursday, June 11, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.

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