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October 6th, 2014

Ridgway volleyball defeats Johnsonburg Ramettes, 3-1

October 7, 2014

It was a different site and a different winner in the second meeting this season between Ridgway and Johnsonburg.
After a 3-1 win by Johnsonburg in the Paper City, the Lady Elkers matched their area rivals with a 3-1 (25-20, 25-12, 24-26, 25-21) win over the Ramettes Monday night at Ridgway Area High School.
“It’s Burg and Ridgway. They were really pumped up,” Ridgway coach Janet Redmond said. “It’s nice to see them perform and get the win.”

Ridgway boys soccer falls to DuBois Central Catholic

October 7, 2014

Ridgway boys soccer fell 7-0 to DuBois Central Catholic Monday afternoon in cool and damp conditions at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
DCC opened the scoring in the 12th minute as a shot squeaked through the hands of Ridgway goalkeeper Phil Waddell for a 1-0 lead.

Visitor center continues to improve elk viewing experience

October 6, 2014

BENEZETTE – Despite the gloomy weather and increasing threat of rain late Monday afternoon, a group of over a dozen individuals could be seen gathered at one of the viewing areas located at the end of one of the walking trails at the Elk Country Visitor Center around 4:30 p.m. A few cow elk were out in the field adjacent to the center, and the location where they had decided to graze put them in close enough proximity to the viewing area that visitors gathered there to take a few photos.
The experience may be common enough now, but only a handful of years ago it was not even possible.

Signs missing at Twin Lakes Bridge

October 6, 2014

JONES TWP. – Several signs that are worth a total of $550 are missing or misplaced from the Twin Lakes Bridge in Jones Township.
The missing signs include a bridge sign, a weight limit sign and several 500 feet ahead signs.
"It is about $550 for all the signs that we need, and we have one week to get those in," Laurie Storrar, Jones Township Supervisor, told the other supervisors during Monday's Jones Township Supervisors meeting.

McCracken scheduled for jury selection in kidnap case

October 6, 2014

Dayon D. McCracken, 23, of Reading, was scheduled for jury selection on Monday, Oct. 13 for his alleged involvement in an assault and kidnapping that was reported in April.
He is charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, simple assault and harassment.

Dill pleads guilty in child porn case

October 6, 2014

Ronald Gregory Dill, 58, of St. Marys, pleaded guilty on Monday's return day to seven counts of sexual abuse of children, 20 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility, all felony charges.
Sentencing is pending the completion of a sexual offender assessment for which Dill has the right to request a hearing and contest the findings.

Certified dementia practitioner now at Ridgmont

October 6, 2014

Ridgway resident Reshawn Shipe, the Administrator of Ridgmont personal care home, is now a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.
To become a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Shipe had to complete extensive training in the key aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia care.

October 5th

Pro-life speaker at Sacred Heart

October 6, 2014

ST. MARYS – Georgette Forney, of Pittsburgh, president of Anglicans for Life and co-founder of Silent No More awareness campaign, spoke at Sacred Heart Church Sunday night about the negative effects of abortion, including testimony of her own experience.
"I had an abortion when I was 16 years old, and I spent the next 19 years pretending that I hadn't," she said. "My daughter should be 37 years old, but she's not."

David J. Armagost

October 5, 2014

David J. Armagost, 54, of 176 Meadowbrook Rd., Ridgway, died Saturday morning, Oct. 4, 2014 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 24, 1959 in Ridgway, son of James G. and Constance A. (Mecca) Armagost.
On Aug. 7, 1993, he married Deborah L. Brunner, and she survives him.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and he was a 1977 graduate of the Ridgway Area High School.

Katherine Rose Luhr

October 5, 2014

Family and friends are invited to attend a committal service for the late Katherine Rose Luhr who died Sept. 30, 2014 at the McGuire Home in New Brighton, will be held in the St. Mary's Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m.

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