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October 1st, 2012

Milliard appeals for bail reduction

October 1, 2012

RIDGWAY - A Ridgway man incarcerated since July 24 on arson and related charges, as well as charges of attempted murder and assault, was in Elk County Court Monday appealing for a reduction in bail so that he may be released from jail and return home while awaiting trial.
Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of 76 Long Level Rd., Ridgway, waived arraignment and entered not guilty pleas Monday in five separate cases against him, including a 2010 Ridgway arson, a 2008 Johnsonburg arson, the assault of a Ridgway man, firearms possession by a convicted felon, and a drug offense.

Area fire departments simulate big-rig accidents

October 1, 2012

BRANDY CAMP - Members of area fire departments gathered at D&T Towing and Recovery in Brandy Camp over the weekend for a technical heavy truck extrication class.
After coursework and discussion on Saturday, members of Crystal, Fox Township, Jay Township and Brockway fire departments got a chance to put into practice what they learned during simulations of passenger vehicles colliding with a tractor-trailer and a tanker truck.

Highland supervisor is charged in sewage issue

October 1, 2012

HIGHLAND TWP. - A longtime Highland Township supervisor has been charged with environmental law violations while serving as the certified operator of the James City sewage treatment plant.
Charlie Vaughn, 75, chairman of the township Board of Supervisors, until recently served as the state-certified operator at the sewage plant in James City. He resigned within the past few months.
According to a statement issued Monday by Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly, Vaughn is accused of filing "falsified environmental reports" with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). 

Gertrude “Gerty” Fitch

October 1, 2012

Gertrude “Gerty” Fitch, age 85, of Terra Cotta Road, Johnsonburg, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at the Lutheran Home at Kane after an illness of the past six months.
She was born Oct. 9, 1926 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John and Julia (Bedner) Raubenstrauch
On Oct. 19, 1946, she married Fred D. Fitch; he preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 2006.

Kristy Hanes runner-up in D9-AA Girls' Golf Championship

October 1, 2012

BROOKVILLE – For the second year in a row, Elk County Catholic High School's Kristy Hanes finished in the runner-up spot among the Class AA golfers in the District 9 Girls' Golf Championship, three strokes behind the leader.
The scenario was unfortunately a familiar one for Hanes, who tied for second last year with Union's Larissa Roberts while coming in three strokes behind Redbank Valley's Samantha Dinger.
In this year's event, which was held at Pinecrest Country Club in Brookville, Hanes carded an 88 on the day, while Keystone's Amber Hess shot an 85 to take the title.

September 30th

Rams’ Grumley wins 9-AA golf title; ECC’s Eliott Struble takes second

September 30, 2012

Johnsonburg’s Cameron Grumley captured the District 9-AA individual golf championship on Saturday at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course, with Elk County Catholic’s Elliott Struble placing second.
After Monday’s first round, Struble and Josh Roselli of Ridgway had a two-stroke lead over Grumley. Struble and Roselli both shot 75s on Monday, while Grumley had a 77.

Dutch soccer downs Smethport Hubbers 6-3 Saturday

September 30, 2012

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch soccer team raised their record to 5-6 on the season with a 6-3 victory over the Smethport Hubbers Saturday at the SMAHS soccer field.
The Dutch took control of the game early as they opened a 3-0 lead in the first 11 minutes of the contest.
The scoring started with 37:50 left in the first half when Tim Mosebarger scored for the Dutch, giving St. Marys the early 1-0 lead.
At the 35:22 mark, Dutchman Josh Burns made the score 2-0 when he scored off a corner kick by Jarrod Lipsey.

Lady Crusader tennis downs Lady Dutch Friday

September 30, 2012

St. Marys Area girls' tennis team lost to ECC 7-2 in a match that started on Thursday and ended on Friday after being suspended due to rain. St. Marys is now 5-5 on the season.
"(Friday) was another good match between two good teams," said ECC coach Pete Meier. "Both squads played very well considering the weather. Tennis is supposed to be played on dry courts with temps in the 70s. (Friday) it was rainy and 50, but I have to give the girls on both teams a lot of credit for playing very good tennis under such adverse conditions."

Crusader soccer drops 6-1 match to Punxsy

September 30, 2012

FOX TWP. – Two days after finally breaking back into the win column with a 3-2 victory over Curwensville on the road, the Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team was back in action at home against a solid Punxsutawney squad on Saturday afternoon in a very physical contest. Things did not go as well for the Crusaders on Saturday though, as they were unable to get another winning streak going, gave up the most goals they have allowed all season in the 6-1 loss, and were outshot by the Chucks 23-8.

Punxsy shuts down Lady Crusaders

September 30, 2012

Punxsy shuts down Lady Crusaders
 
ST. MARYS — The scoreless minutes continue to mount for the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders. On Saturday at Benzinger Park, it was the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks who left with a 1-0 victory over ECC.
The shutout raises ECC's scoreless streak at home to 480 minutes-- or all six home matches this season. The victory for Punxsutawney was the Lady Chucks' first-ever against the Lady Crusaders, who had a 7-0 series advantage entering this latest tilt.

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