May 23rd, 2013
Things got off to a shaky start for the Elk County Catholic Crusaders on Thursday afternoon as they gave up two runs in the top of the first inning to the Ridgway Elkers, but ECC was eventually able to take the lead and fend off an attempted rally by the Elkers to come away with a 6-3 victory in the District 9 Class A quarterfinal contest at Berwind Park.
RIDGWAY â€“ The once thriving Pennsylvania lumber industry is currently in a fight for its life, struggling to adapt to increased foreign competition, an ever changing market place, and the plummeting value of their product.
HIGHLAND TWP. â€“ Two victims reportedly died late Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash between an automobile and a water truck, according to unconfirmed scanner reports.
The crash reportedly occurred shortly after 9 p.m. at the intersection of state Routes 66 and 948 in Highland Township.
On Saturday, May 25 at 1 p.m., the Mt. Zion Historical Society, in conjunction with the Valley Legion Post 978, will dedicate a memorial in the Mt. Zion Historical Park honoring and remembering 165 Korean veterans from Jay and Benezette Townships.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders advanced to the semifinals of the District 9 Class A softball tournament with a 10-1 victory over the Brockway Lady Rovers Wednesday at Benzinger Park.
The St. Marys Area High School held their Spring Sports Awards program Tuesday evening in Carpin Auditorium.
RIDGWAY â€“ Ripple effects of the federal budget sequester in Washington D.C. are already being felt in our area with everything from schools to public legal defenders bracing for, or already experiencing, funding cuts. But the latest blow has been dealt to the North Central Pa. Regional Planning and Development Commission, a largely grants-driven regional program in charge of distributing governmental funds to area communities, industry, economic growth, workforce quality, and business opportunity.
St. Marys City Manager Dave Greene presented his activity report during the recent City Council meeting. Among the topics discussed were the proposed hotel project for downtown St. Marys, flooding issues within the city and city expenditures pertaining to contracting out the painting of crosswalks.
By the time Tom Price, Sergeant in Charge of the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail, arrived at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening, a number of volunteers were already waiting to help place around 2,000 American flags on veterans' graves throughout the cemetery ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
RIDGWAY - Polling results released Tuesday night had challenger Shawn T. McMahon unseating incumbent Bradley J. Kraus for the Elk County District Attorney in Tuesday's municipal primary election.