May 22nd, 2012
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Barely two weeks removed from a walk-off home run to stun Ridgway, Cameron Grumley struck gold again.
The sophomore starting catcher crushed a Josh Mitchell offering over the center field fence Tuesday in the fifth inning of a first round District 9 Class A playoff game to put the Rams in the quarterfinals.
Johnsonburg is scheduled to host Smethport at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
The 3-run home run turned out to be the game-winner in Johnsonburg's eventual 3-0 win over the visiting Elkers, a victory that raised the Rams' record to 19-0.
Ridgway softball was honored with a banquet to celebrate the season at The Royal Inn Monday night.
Ridgway varsity head coach Gary Gerber II expressed appreciation to athletic director Manny Barbazzeni as well as the players.
â€śWeâ€™re here to honor all the hard work these young ladies put into the softball season,â€ť Gerber II said.
Senior catcher Sydney Kovalyak expressed her appreciation to coaches, parents and the booster club for the banquet along with The Royal Inn. She spoke about the excitement the team had for the upcoming season.
The Ridgway Borough Council reviewed a recommendation from a Water, Sewer, Refuse and Street Committee to not enter into a water sales agreement with the Hunt Marcellus Operating Company.
A meeting was held with the committee on April 30 at 4 p.m. In attendance were committee members: John Casolo Jr., Ralph Dussia, Rick Parrish, Borough Manager Martin Schuller, Environmental Manager Paul McCurdy; and Mark Wagley and Doug Proffitt of Hunt Marcellus Operating Company.
ST. MARYS - With May marking National Stroke Awareness Month, a recent seminar was held at the Education Center at Elk Regional Health Center in an attempt to raise awareness surrounding the risk factors, contributing factors, and symptoms associated with strokes.
Thomas C. Detwiler, 60, of 42 Cottage Lane, Ridgway, died Sunday evening, May 20, 2012 at his residence following a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 8, 1952 in St. Marys, the son of Jane L. (Evans) Detwiler and the late Earl M. Detwiler.
He married Kathleen M. Liscinski on Dec. 28, 1974, and she survives.
Aiden J. Strack, age 48 days, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012 at UPMC Magee Women's Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born April 2, 2012 in Pittsburgh to Jason V. and Madeline Urmann Strack.
Aiden was a member of St. Thomas More University Parish.
Aiden is survived by his parents of Indiana; by his brother, Jason, also of Indiana; maternal grandparents William and Therese Urmann of Ridgway; paternal grandmother Martha Strack of Freedom; and by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A missing kayaker on the Clarion River was found late Saturday night after being separated from his group earlier in the day.
Elkland Search and Rescue was requested by the Ridgway-based State Police to assist them with a missing male kayaker on the Clarion River, west of Ridgway at 10:50 p.m. Saturday. The individual became separated from his group and did not return as nighttime fell. The group called Elk County Emergency Services 911 Center requesting help for the missing individual.
As part of its new summer camp program, the Elk County Catholic School System is offering a plethora of camps ranging from sports, arts, language arts, instrumental music, liturgical and choral choirs to drama, science and geography.
The 18 different camps are open to all area students, including those visiting St. Marys for the summer. Camps are spread throughout the summer to allow interested students the opportunity to participate in multiple camps.
Since his run on NBC's "The Voice" ended last month, Phillip "Pip" Arnold, the 20-year-old singer from Marietta, Ga. and son of St. Marys native Jim Arnold, has been keeping busy working on his first album.
"[Releasing an] album is my number-one priority right now," Arnold said. "I want to get music out to [all my fans]."
He recently started a page on Kickstarter, a website that allows individuals to pledge money to help fund independent projects. According to Arnold, fans can find out more information about this endeavor on Twitter, Facebook, and his website, www.pipmusic.com.
BROOKVILLE â€“Â By the time the 2012 PIAA District 9 AA Track and Field Championships were over on Friday evening at Brookville Area High School, several District 9 records had fallen as athletes strove to qualify for the PIAA state meet.
In addition to Elk County Catholic High School's Kennedy Weisner's record-setting performances in the girls' 800-meter run and 1600-meter run, six other records were broken in the girls' events on Friday.