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February 8th, 2012

Ridgway boys basketball rebounds with win over Kane, 81-39

February 8, 2012

Ridgway boys basketball rebounded after its first loss of the season with an 81-39 victory over Kane Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said it was a tough game to prepare for after the Tuesday night game against Johnsonburg. This was also a makeup game which was originally scheduled for Jan. 13 but was snowed out.
"It's tough to come out and play after having that big, huge game and the excitement of playing against one of the top teams in the district," Allegretto said.

February 7th

Officials oppose controversial sections of national defense act

February 8, 2012

Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday adopted a resolution Tuesday proclaiming their opposition to two controversial sections of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.
Officials said Tuesday that the sections in question, Sections 1021 and 1022, "as proposed, in limited circumstances," allows an American citizen to be "detained by our own United States government and by our Armed Forces" and detention "could last without trial until the end of the hostilities currently authorized by the authorization for use of military force."

Resident recounts Pennsy Station memory

February 7, 2012

To Ridgway resident Jack Cleaver Jr. bearing witness to the last passenger train departing from the Pennsy Railroad Station along N. Broad Street in Ridgway is a wonderful childhood memory.
In 1962, Cleaver only an 11-year-old boy at the time says he remembers the scene vividly.

Rams knock off undefeated Ridgway, 53-41

February 7, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The third time is the charm in Johnsonburg.
The Rams (15-3) avenged two losses earlier in the season to previously undefeated Ridgway (18-1) Tuesday night with a 53-41 win in the Paper City.
Although Ridgway senior Eric Matheson led all scorers with 20 points on the night, the visiting Elkers were unable to stop the triple threat of Johnsonburg sophomores Cameron Grumley and Cole Peterson, and senior Mitchell Holmberg.
Grumley and Peterson finished with 17 and 16 points, respectively, while Holmberg put in 15 for the game.

Alan James Polito

February 7, 2012

Alan James Polito of Incline Village of Lake Tahoe, Nev. and Lailua-Kona, Hawaii and a former Ridgway resident, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 in Hawaii.
Alan was born in Ridgway on June 11, 1943. He was a 1961 graduate of Ridgway Area High School and a 1965 graduate of St. Francis College in Loretto. He earned his Ph. D. in biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh in 1969 and then did his post-doctoral work in UCLA.

Ramettes down Lady Elkers for third straight win

February 7, 2012

Johnsonburg girls basketball won 59-27 against the Ridgway Lady Elkers Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Ramettes were led by the trio of Brittany Watts, Rhianon Fowler and Chelsea Benson, all three of them finished with more than 10 points. Fowler led the Ramettes with 18 points while Watts tallied 16 and Benson finished with 13 points.
"They've been stepping it up all year and hopefully it will continue," Johnsonburg coach Mike Zilkofski said.
A key second-quarter run opened the game up for Johnsonburg. Overall, the Ramettes outscored Ridgway 23-5 in the quarter.

Brookville Raiders roll past Crusaders 52-42

February 7, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team was handed a 52-42 loss by the Brookville Raiders on Tuesday evening in a game played at ECCHS.
The Crusaders held a 7-4 lead after the first quarter. Brookville took over in the second quarter, outscoring ECC 15-6 to take a 19-13 lead at the half. The Crusaders closed the advantage slightly in the third quarter, outscoring the Raiders 18-15 to make the score 34-31 headed into the final period of play before Brookville put the game away with a strong fourth quarter.

February 6th

Ridgway fire being investigated

February 6, 2012

Authorities in Ridgway are investigating a fire that broke out Sunday night, Feb. 5, at approximately 8:30 p.m. along Depot Street.
According to reports, the 3-story brick apartment building at 260 Depot St., owned by Joseph Aiello of Ridgway, was destroyed.
Greg Agosti, a Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal, along with officers at the Ridgway Police Department and the Ridgway Fire Department, are investigating the origin of the blaze.

Lady Crusaders improve to 17-2 with 50-31 win over Brookville

February 6, 2012

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team improved to 17-2 on the season with a 50-31 victory over the Brookville Lady Raiders Monday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders were able to force 15 Brookville turnovers in the first 16 minutes of play to open a 25-9 halftime lead. Elk outscored Brookville 13-6 in the first period. The Lady Crusaders outscored the Lady Raiders 25-22 in the second half.
“I thought we played pretty well during the course of the game,” said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner. “We played real well defensively.”

February 5th

Ridgway building destroyed in fire

February 6, 2012

Area fire departments were called out at 8:49 p.m. Sunday evening for a structure fire at a multi-resident building located at Allenhurst Avenue and Depot streets in Ridgway. The residents of the building were reportedly evacuated safely. The building was a total loss. No further information was available at press time.
Responding units were the Ridgway Fire Department, Johnsonburg Fire Department, Crystal Fire Department, Kersey Fire Department, Wilcox Fire Department and the Cameron County Fire Department.

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