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January 8th, 2015

Sony hack raises cyber security concerns

January 9, 2015

The November 2014 hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment has raised concerns about cyber security on a national and local level.
"I think that 90 percent of it can be protected against with knowledge," Aaron Simbeck, owner of a computer repair and consulting business in St. Marys, said. "Stay away from advertisements, use passwords, don't publish your passwords online and don't save your passwords on your computer in a text document. If you're playing games and you're getting popups, don't click them."

'If you're cold, they're cold'; bring pets inside during cold temps

January 9, 2015

The gut wrenching photos of dogs left outside in the cold circulating throughout social media and on television have helped raise awareness of proper winter pet care.
"Basically if you're cold, they're cold. They can get frostbite just like people," said Karen Cappiello, Elk County humane officer.
While some dogs are better equipped to handle the cold weather than others, the fact is that more dogs perish in the winter than at any other time of the year.
Frostbite, hypothermia and antifreeze poisoning present the biggest winter threats to pets.

January 7th

Frederick J. "Fred" Schill

January 8, 2015

Frederick J. "Fred" Schill, 66, of 58 Launer Ln., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 6, 2015 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 2, 1948 in Kane, son of the late Ralph and Wilma Reed Schill. He married Sandra Lewis on Sept. 14, 1968 in St. Marys and she survives.
Mr. Schill resided in Johnsonburg for the past 44 years. He attended Queen of the World school.
He was a member of the VFW, Prince of Piedmont Club in Johnsonburg and Wilcox Sportsmen's Club.

Ridgway boys basketball downs scrappy Rovers

January 8, 2015

Ridgway earned a second victory in two nights but this time it was against a team that looked anything but its 1-9 record.
The Elkers defeated Brockway 41-28 Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School to move to 10-1 on the season.

Poor shooting leads to 42-29 Ramettes' loss

January 8, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – Brookville junior Hali Olson led the way with 15 points Wednesday night as the Lady Raiders took a 42-29 win over Johnsonburg.
Poor shooting doomed the Ramettes as Johnsonburg managed just nine field goals on the night.

January 6th

New policy highlights comp time issues

January 7, 2015

Over-accumulation of compensatory time has led to the adoption of a compensatory time policy for Elk County government employees.
"This is a policy that we discussed with our department heads and we'll be buying that comp time out at the end of the year," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer during a Tuesday morning board meeting. "It has sometimes become a big liability for the county when people retire and have days and days of comp time so we had to stress that policy and not have such a liability on the county."

RASD questioned about consolidation

January 7, 2015

Bill Seely, a former member of the Ridgway Area School District school board, attended the school board's workshop session Tuesday to question the board about possible consolidation efforts between the county's school districts.
Seely cited comments made by RASD's superintendent Robbert Rocco in a Sept. 23 article in The Ridgway Record that talked about Rocco's role in working with the other school districts in the county.

Ridgway boys basketball downs Sheffield

January 7, 2015

Ridgway boys basketball opened 2015 with a 53-24 win over Sheffield Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
"No matter who were playing, we want to get better," Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said. "You never know what's going to happen. A team can hit you with a defense that shakes you up, especially with us missing Josh Roselli, not having a true point guard with all that experience, you never know what type of defense will cause concern for us. Jeremy and Ben kind of take control of the situation and figure out where we need to get the ball."

Key 2nd quarter run dooms Ramettes against Lady Tide

January 7, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Ramettes were unable to recover from a key second quarter run as the Curwensville Lady Tide left town Tuesday night with a 60-47 victory.
The visitors had three players in double digits led by Ciara Strickland with 26 points, Shauna Guy with 12, and Kayli Sedgwick with 11.

January 5th

6-month deadline for oil, gas ordinance

January 6, 2015

The Ridgway Township supervisors will have six months to complete an oil and gas zoning ordinance after they approved a resolution to adopt a curative amendment to the township's current zoning ordinance during their regular monthly meeting Monday.
Due to concerns about the possibility of facing litigation, the supervisors have been working towards including the oil and gas industry within the township's current zoning ordinance.

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