Archive - Oct 2013
William G. â€śBillâ€ť Fusco, 88, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at UPMC Altoona.
He was born May 13, 1925, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Joe and Edith (Paladino) Fusco.
On April 17, 1947, he married Phyllis J. (Hewitt) Fusco, who survives.
He was a member of the Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.
He was employed as a salesman for the Phillip Morris Company for more than 30 years.
After graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corp, where he served in the Pacific during World War II, serving with the 1st Division.
Michael Lawrence Lynn (Big Papa) Markert, 55, of 411 Zuccolotto Ln., Brockway, died Saturday evening, Oct. 5, 2013 in his residence surrounded by his family and friends.
Born May 11, 1958 in Lorain, Ohio, he was the son of the late Frank William and Carol Aileen (Grose) Markert of Emporium.
He graduated from Cameron County High School in 1976.
On Nov. 18, 1978, he married the love of his life and best friend Teresa J. (TJ) Wittman, who survives.
He retired from Bassetti Landscaping of Brockway and previously had worked for Walmart Distribution of Woodland.
HORTON TWP. â€“ The Horton Township supervisors discussed future plans to erect a steel-sided building near the current Horton Township Municipal Building.
The township recently received a quote for a 40 foot by 70 foot building including all hardware for around $28,000.
Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School principal Anne Herzing and Ridgway Area Middle and High School Principal Heather McMahon-Vargas shared information concerning upcoming standardized testing for the Ridgway Area School District as well as past performance data within the area schools.
The Ridgway Public Library is still accepting donations of pennies or any other spare change for their Million Pennies Campaign. The fundraiser, which began in September of 2012, will continue until the library has reached its goal of raising $10,000.
BRADFORD â€“ A preliminary hearing for suspended Kane police chief Brian Hillard will not take place today as scheduled.
A spokesman for Bradford District Court Judge Dominic Cercone Jr. said Tuesday that the hearing has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 9 a.m.
Bryan D. King, 57, of Morley Road, Ashville, N.Y., formerly of Mayville, N.Y., Westfield, N.Y., and Ridgway, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at the home of his sister in Stow, N.Y.
He was born March 30, 1956 in Westfield, N.Y., the son of Mary E. (Bowser) and J. Bryan (Buster) King.
Bryan was a 1974 graduate of Westfield Academy and Central School.Â He was employed at various jobs in Westfield, N.Y., Ridgway, and most recently at The Hadley House in Stow, N.Y.Â
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg volleyball won 3-1 (25-17, 26-24, 22-25, 28-26) over Ridgway Monday night in a match held at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Ridgway won the third set to send the match to a fourth set and the Lady Elkers took the momentum early, scoring six of first eight points. At 9-5, Ridgway scored five straight points as Johnsonburg had trouble returning serve. A Sierra Kos had the Ridgway lead up to nine at 14-5 in the fourth set.
Carmella D. Carnahan, age 80, of Oak Street, Johnsonburg, died at home Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born June 4, 1933 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Sisto and Elizabeth (Allegretto) Cicuzza.
She married Charles T. Carnahan in 1954, he preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 2008.
ST. MARYS â€“ Corporal Greg Agosti, a fire marshal with the Pennsylvania State Police reports investigating two different tractor-trailer fires occurring less than 24 hours apart in St. Marys.