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November 10th, 2014

St. Marys woman charged with identity theft

November 11, 2014

A St. Marys woman is charged with felony counts of identity theft and access device fraud for use of a PNC bank account belonging to someone else.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Darlene I. Fuenffinger, 61, of 1325 Glen Hazel Rd., is alleged to have made a total of nine payments to her Capital One account, using the PNC account belonging to Jacqueline Rhines of St. Marys. Transactions totaled to $1,278.64.

Tax hike on the table for Johnsonburg

November 11, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – After multiple work sessions for the 2015 budget, a tax hike of three mills is one step closer to fruition following Monday's Johnsonburg Borough Council meeting.
Borough Manager Mary Polaski and members of borough council on Monday voted to accept the tentative 2015 tax schedule and the tentative 2015 budget.

Ridgway Area High School hosts Veterans Day ceremony

November 11, 2014

Area veterans and military personnel were celebrated as the Ridgway Area High School hosted a Veterans Day program Monday morning.
The featured guest speaker was Ridgway Area School District Superintendent Robert Rocco. Rocco said while he was chosen to be a guest speaker, the focus should be on the veterans.

JAHS salutes 'America’s true heroes'

November 11, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area High/Middle School held their annual Veterans Day ceremony on Monday to honor the men and women of Johnsonburg and Wilcox that have served in the United States military.
The ceremony was attended by the JAHS student body, dignitaries from throughout Elk County, veterans from Johnsonburg and Wilcox, and state Representative Matt Galber (R-Clearfield/Elk) who served as the guest speaker for the ceremony.

November 9th

Community petition started for fracking resolution

November 9, 2014

By Richie Lecker
Staff Writer

Members of Elk County C.A.R.E.S. (Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Stewardship) are collecting signatures for an anti-fracking petition that they plan to present to the Elk County commissioners in the near future.
Mike Kamandulis, a representative of the organization, said that the Elk County C.A.R.E.S. organization, along with the Friends of the Wild organization, are preparing a petition that would ask the Elk County commissioners to make a resolution stating that they are against fracking in Elk County.

RASD students invited to competition

November 9, 2014

Due to their third-place finish at a BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) robotics competition that was held at Penn State DuBois, members of a Ridgway Area High School robotics class have been invited to a regional competition in Fargo, N.D.
According to the class' teacher, Dustin Oknefski, seven students have been selected to go to Fargo, N.D. for the next stage in the competition. The selected students were students in the class that have already gone to the various BEST competitions.

Crusaders' season ends with 39-0 rout by Kane

November 9, 2014

When the Kane Wolves dominated the Elk County Catholic Crusaders 39-0 in a District 9 Class A quarterfinal match on Saturday night at Dutch Country Stadium, Kane head coach Todd Silfies explained that the strong showing by his squad was about more than just avenging a close 13-12 senior night loss earlier in the season and staying alive in the playoffs.
"It's actually deeper than that," Silfies said. "That (ECC) is a very good football team with a great class of seniors, and they've haunted these guys."

11th annual UAVSL senior games held

November 9, 2014

BROCKWAY – The 11th annual UAVSL Senior Girls and Senior Boys soccer games were held at Frank Varischetti Field in Brockway on Saturday.
The games give area senior soccer players a final chance to play alongside some of their teammates as well as to play both with and against some of the familiar foes they faced throughout their high school careers. Several players from both St. Marys Area High School and Elk County Catholic High School competed in both games.

November 7th

Ridgway football falls in first round to Union, 18-14

November 8, 2014

Union’s second win over Ridgway this season equaled the first playoff win in Golden Knights football history.
A late defensive stand by the Golden Knights helped Union preserve an 18-14 win over Ridgway in the quarterfinals of the District 9 Class A football playoffs Friday night at Memorial Field in Ridgway.
“It’s a relief,” Union coach Dave Louder said. “We may have had better teams but we’ve never had this family-style team. These guys are behind each other 100 percent. It’s just great to get that monkey off our back and we got to prepare for Brockway.”

3 options for curbside recycling

November 7, 2014

There are three options for the future of curbside recycling in the Ridgway Borough, according to borough manager Kim Zimmerman.
The Ridgway Borough Council is currently reviewing numbers for the 2015 budget, and due to its high cost and low usage rates, the curbside recycling program will most likely face changes unless officials can come up with more revenue to pay for the program.

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