March 8th, 2015
Residents from throughout the area were treated to an evening of music and a few good laughs Saturday night as Shenandoah took to the stage at the St. Marys Area High School's Carpin Auditorium along with local band Six Pak and comedian Bubba Bradley, as part of the annual concert presented by St. Marys Auto Body.
EBENSBURG â€“ ECC may have been down, but they were never out in Friday night's PIAA Class A opening round game against the Bishop Carroll Huskies at Central Cambria High School. Trailing for most of the game, and by as many as 14 points at one time, the Crusaders came alive in the fourth quarter, rallying to tie the game and force overtime en route to recording a 56-50 victory.
Ridgway senior wrestler Ryan Geyer finished his run at the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships with a loss in the second round of consolations Friday morning at Giant Center in Hershey.
Geyer lost a 14-2 major decision to Toby Cahill of Berlin-Brothersvalley to finish his run in Hershey with a 2-2 record.
Geyer finished the season with a 26-9 overall record and was Ridgway's first state qualifier under third-year head coach David Fordoski.
Geyer finished third at districts and fourth at regionals to make it to states.
The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority met with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection representatives Feb. 19 to discuss options to eliminate disinfection byproducts from the township's water supply.
In 2012, the DEP suggested changes to the township's water system in hopes of eliminating the disinfection byproducts from the system, but after receiving a sampling report from the Ridgway Township Municipal Authority on Dec. 11, 2014, the DEP decided to pursue other options to help address the byproduct issue.
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During Thursday's Ridgway Area School District school board workshop meeting, the school board held discussions on future school trips, including a possible senior class trip for next year's seniors.
Amy Goode, a junior class advisor at the Ridgway Area Middle/High School, made a presentation on behalf of the junior class, informing the board about the preliminary plans for next year's senior class trip.
Brandon Michael Weidow, 27, of Byrnedale was sentenced to four to nine years of incarceration in state prison for the 2012 DUI crash that claimed the life of Savannah Straub.
In December 2014, a jury found Weidow guilty of homicide by vehicle while DUI, as well as related offenses, concluding that he was driving the vehicle in which Straub was a passenger.
When given the opportunity to make a statement, Weidow replied, "No thank you, your honor." He also declined the opportunity to offer an apology.
Responding to rumors presented during Thursday's council meeting, the Ridgway Borough council said that it has no plans to remove the skatepark in Ridgway.
Ridgway Borough Manager Kim Zimmerman made the statement after several members of the public attended Thursday's meeting to get the facts about the future of the skatepark.
"The facts are that the borough right now hasn't done anything with the skatepark," Zimmerman said. "We're not talking about doing anything with it."
Almost a year to the day after his arrest, Ronald Gregory Dill, 59, of St. Marys was sentenced a total of five to 10 years of incarceration in state prison as well as having to register as a sexual offender for the rest of his life.
"I understand that you had no direct physical contact with any children," President Judge Richard A. Masson said during sentencing. "People seem to forget that by viewing these images, you are facilitating this victimization."
Dill replied that he didn't realize that at the time.
ST. MARYS â€“Â The Stackpole-Hall Foundation is beginning another planning investigation in an effort to seek input from the communities they serve.
This year the investigation will deal with two specific groups, youth and senior citizens. These groups have been chosen because of the way changes in Elk County communities have affected both groups.