September 25th, 2014
The interest is up, the competition level is up and the intensity was up at Wednesday's practice.
AML South divisional play is here.
Ridgway opens play in the AML South at home this year as the 4-0 Elkers host the also undefeated Kane Wolves at 7 p.m. tonight at Memorial Field in Ridgway.
"There's a lot of excitement," Ridgway coach Mark Heindl said. "Both teams are 4-0 and opening up South play. What a better opponent than a Kane team that has a 17-game AML (regular-season) winning streak and an 18-game overall regular-season winning streak. We'll be excited."
The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission held their regular monthly executive committee meeting where education and its disconnect from industry was a hot topic of discussion.
Executive committee members discussed how there is often a major disconnect between education and industry within the area.
Susan Snelick, the Workforce Investment Board director, spoke of several programs that North Central is looking into that would help to bridge the gap between the two separate entities.
ST. MARYS â€“ A visit from the probation officers didn't go well for two St. Marys men as Garrett A. Frederoski, 20, and Benedict Earl Asti, 22, now face multiple drug charges.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, when a probation officer asked Frederoski why he didn't get a legitimate job, his response was, "Why should I? I make anywhere from $1,000 to $1,500 a week selling drugs."
MISSOULA, Mont.â€”The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $148,800 in grants to acquire and enhance elk habitat in Pennsylvania as well as help fund more than 20 youth hunting heritage and other projects around the state. â€¨The grants directly affect Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Bradford, Bucks, Cameron, Centre, Chester, Clearfield, Clinton, Dauphin, Elk, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Lycoming, Perry, Philadelphia, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga, Washington and Westmoreland Counties. Three other projects have statewide benefits.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Bill Maiers, a game commissioner and current resident of Johnsonburg, was one of many east coast firefighters that was asked to help with the recent outbreak of wildfires on the west coast.
Maiers was selected among a pool of firefighters that spanned Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, Wisconsin and several other eastern states.
"I've been pretty lucky to go out," Maiers said.
This recent trip was Maiers' ninth that he has made to the west coast to assist with firefighting efforts.
In early August, five firefighting crews met in Harrisburg in preparation to fly to Redding, Calif. to assist with western fires caused by lighting strikes. Among them was Don Weis of St. Marys who works for the Elk State Forest Bureau of Forestry.
Weis was the assigned crew boss for a Central Appalachian area crew whose primary assignment was "mop-up," extinguishing burning or smoldering material after a fire has come through an area.
The Ridgway Area School District's school board held a special meeting Tuesday, and going into the meeting, the only item on the agenda was the Ridgway Area Teachers Association's contract.
The teachers association has voted not to accept the recent offer from the school board, stating that the proposal "contained information [they] had never seen or discussed," according to a statement released by RATA.
The Elk County Recycling Center, Orro Fundraising and CAPSEA are teaming up throughout the month of October to kickstart a fundraiser to support CAPSEA's ongoing flood relief.
CAPSEA was one of many local businesses that sustained substantial damage during the flood that soaked the area on May 21.
Work on some sections of Route 219 in Ridgway will affect area drivers Thursday, Sept. 25 and Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 29 and 30.
On Thursday, crews will mill Route 219 from the bottom of Boot Jack Hill to Baker Alley and from the Central Fire Hall to Erie Avenue. On Monday and Tuesday, those same sections will be paved. Motorists using Route 219 in the Ridgway area will encounter travel delays and will need to be alert for flaggers in the roadway.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Ramette girls tennis team came away with a close 5-4 victory Tuesday afternoon against visiting Bradford.