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Archive - Apr 2012

April 26th

Crusaders fall in extra innings to Ridgway

April 26, 2012

Elk County Catholic baseball lost a 2-1, 8-inning game to Ridgway Wednesday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
Sam and Josh Roselli had RBI singles in the seventh and eighth innings, respectively, for the Elkers.
In the eighth inning, Josh Roselli hit a flare which dropped just over shortstop for the Crusaders, which allowed Jesse Reynolds to score the winning run from second base. After a 5-3 groundout and a strikeout, Reynolds was able to reach second base on an ECC throwing error trying to get Reynolds out at first.

Audrey M. Smith

April 26, 2012

Audrey M. Smith, 91, of 103 Bayberry Road, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born November 25, 1920 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John and Anna Kletzer Resch.
On Dec. 26, 1951, in St. Marys, she married the late Gerald J. Smith, who preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2011.

31st Annual Ridgway Triathlon set for Saturday

April 26, 2012

RIDGWAY - The 31st Annual Ridgway Triathlon will commence Saturday morning at 11 a.m.
The race will begin at 11 a.m. in front of the Elk County Courthouse on Main Street in downtown Ridgway. From there, runners will head down to the Clarion/Little Toby Trail for a 5-mile run. Bikers then will then make a 15-mile round trip on Portland Mills Road (state Route 949) before riding a canoe or kayak from Country Squirrel Outfitters to the finish line at the Portland Mills canoe launch.

Director highlights state budget

April 26, 2012

Back in February, Governor Tom Corbett unveiled a $27.1 billion state budget proposal that held the line on taxes while making deep cuts in higher education assistance.
The spending plan is reportedly only a 1-percent decrease from last year's budget; however, Corbett's initial plan calls for cuts of over $300 million from 14 state-owned universities and a small reduction in funding for public schools.
According to David Mitchell, the current director of Corbett's northwest regional office out of Erie, the proposed budget continues to be the hot topic in Harrisburg.

Motorcycle safety awareness campaign for both riders, motorists

April 26, 2012

Regardless of the random snow earlier this week, motorcycle riders have been taking advantage of the early spring and mild weather to rev up and head on down the road.

Area mother discusses challenges of raising child with autism

April 26, 2012

As the parent of a child with autism, Lisa Witherite of Sykesville is part of a rapidly growing group. With autism diagnoses up sharply in the U.S., 23 percent over two years according to a Center for Disease Control study, more parents than ever before are faced with the difficulties associated with raising an autistic child.

April 25th

Mary A. Foley

April 25, 2012

Mary A. Foley, 92, of Montmorenci Road, Ridgway, died Wednesday morning on April 25, 2012. Mary was born in Philadelphia on March 26, 1920, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Loughery. On April 15, 1942 she married Vincent Foley, who preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 2005.
She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and had worked for North Central Regional Planning and Development Commission for over 30 years.

LFH volunteers recollect on how program touched lives

April 25, 2012

With the completion of the Letters From Home program, volunteers recollected their various experiences with the organization throughout its nine-year history.
On Sunday, Letters From Home held its final letter-stuffing, followed by a retirement ceremony inside the Sacred Heart Parish Center in St. Marys, where the organization has been headquartered since its founding.

Voter ID law not a problem in Elk County

April 25, 2012

The state’s recently enacted voter ID law did not adversely effect the voting process in Tuesday’s primary election in Elk County, according to the county’s elections office.
“We didn’t have any problems here in Elk County,” said Kim Frey, the director of Elk County’s Bureau of Elections and Voter Registration. “My poll workers said everything went fine for them. It didn’t seem to be a real big issue.”

Officials target workforce development

April 25, 2012

Officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] held a quarterly full board meeting Wednesday afternoon, with workforce development dominating the conversation.
Key North Central officials were joined by U.S. Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-5) via teleconference as the legislator highlighted H.R. 4297, the Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012.

A win for Elk County Catholic boys basketball over a state-ranked rival gave ECC the No. 1 seed in...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team picked up another victory Saturday evening as they...
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad won their third meet of the season Saturday afternoon as they...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...