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Archive - 2014

April 24th

Man charged in Sheetz knife-wielding incident

April 24, 2014

A Brookville resident is charged with removing items from Sheetz and then threatening a witness with a 5 3/4 inch bladed knife.

Diane Glass

April 24, 2014

Diane Glass, 75, of Farmville, Va., died Monday, April 14, 2014 following a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 17, 1938 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Alvin J. Luhr and Caroline Knouse Luhr.
She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1956.
She is survived by two sons, Mark Glass of Farmville, Va., and Mike Glass of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Marcia (Kevin) Huffman of Virginia Beach, Va.; one grandchild, Nick Glass; one brother, Jack Luhr of Newtown; two sisters, Mary Luhr of Lake Wales, Fla., and Katherine Luhr of New Brighton.
There will be no visitation.

April 23rd

Amphenol pairs with humane society in hosting adoption event

April 23, 2014

The Elk County Humane Society and Amphenol Advanced Sensors, formerly GE Sensing, have teamed up to host an Adopt A Friend event on Saturday at the Fox Township Community Park.
The springtime event for company employees and their families has progressed with a portion of it being open to the community.
From 1-3 p.m. residents can stop by the stage area of the park to meet several dogs available for adoption.

Rural community college gains traction

April 23, 2014

RIDGWAY – Educational needs of an underserved populace in rural Pennsylvania may finally be addressed by legislators this year.
House Bill 1701, now in the House Education committee, aims to create a rural community college pilot program serving an 11-county region of northwest and north central Pennsylvania.
Its sister legislation, Senate Bill 1000, passed with flying colors, 42-4.

Rohr waived for court on child pornography charges

April 23, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – A Ridgway man was waived for court Wednesday afternoon by Magisterial District Judge George King on over 30 felony charges of child pornography.
Theodore Robert Rohr, 34, of Ridgway, was charged as a result of a search warrant served in November 2013 by the State Police Computer Crime Unit.
Prior to meeting with King, David Hopkins, the defense attorney for Rohr, asked some questions to the arresting officer, Corporal Robert Pearson. Most questions concerned the nature of peer-to-peer file sharing networks and the circumstances under which Rohr's computer was seized.

Robert J. Rigard

April 23, 2014

Robert J. Rigard, 84, of 131 Beech Rd., St. Marys, died on Tuesday evening, April 22, 2014 at Highland View Health Care in Brockway following a month-long illness.
He was born May 2, 1929 in St. Marys, a son of the late Charles and Beatrice Wingenbach Rigard.

April 22nd

Dutch baseball edges Ridgway 1-0 in nine innings

April 22, 2014

Missed opportunities were becoming the norm as St. Marys Area and Ridgway continued to pile up zeroes on the linescore Tuesday afternoon.
St. Marys broke that trend in the ninth, broke the scoreless tie and came away with the victory.
A Shane Haberberger one-out single brought home RJ Johnston to give the Dutch the only run of the game in a 1-0, nine-inning victory over Ridgway Tuesday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.

Crusader baseball blanks Bradford 7-0

April 22, 2014

Rain early in the day on Tuesday gave way to cloudy skies in the afternoon and the Elk County Catholic Crusaders were able to get in their baseball game against Bradford, dealing the Owls a 7-0 shutout at Berwind Park.

Crusader tennis team blanks Rams 9-0

April 22, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team improved to 6-1 on the season with a 9-0 victory over the Johnsonburg Rams Tuesday afternoon at the Benzinger and Memorial Park courts.

Stifling pitching, defense stymies ECC in 2-1 win

April 22, 2014

It just might be the "Burg Way" after all.
Armed with a cooperative sports agreement between Ridgway and host school Johnsonburg, the Ramettes on Tuesday scored a 2-1 win over visiting Elk County Catholic in a softball game held at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway.

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