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Archive - Dec 20, 2013

Firefighters respond to Johnsonburg blaze

December 20, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Area firefighters responded to a fire shortly after 12:30 a.m. early Friday morning in the 200 block of Blaine Avenue in Johnsonburg.
The call came in at 12:33 a.m. to 204 Blaine Ave., a residence situated on a borough road running parallel to the state Route 219 bypass.
Elk Company 2 (Johnsonburg) and St. Marys Ambulance were called at 12:33 a.m.; Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department out of St. Marys), Elk Company 4 (Ridgway), Elk Company 6 (Wilcox) were called out at 12:44 a.m., and Elk Company 5 (Jay Township) responded at 1 a.m.

Police investigating two-vehicle crash

December 20, 2013

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys City Police Department reports investigating a two-vehicle collision that occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at approximately 10:10 p.m. on SR 255/S. St. Marys Street near Jeep Road.
Police report that a 2013 BMW sedan, operated by Shanti Raju, 34, of St. Marys, was traveling northbound in the right lane. A 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck, operated by James Dunshie, 26, of Force was traveling northbound in the left lane. The Chevrolet had three other passengers: Tiffany Potts, 29, of Johnsonburg, Amanda Sidelinger, 25, of Weedville and Rachelle Goetz, 21, of Weedville.

Chamber to kick off 2014 “First Fridays” with scavenger hunt

December 20, 2013

The Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to start their “First Fridays” campaign again beginning in January of 2014. The chamber will be sponsoring events on the first Friday of each month in 2014 in order to help support area business and promote their goal of "shop local."

Elk County Catholic School System announces new president

December 20, 2013

ST. MARYS – Bishop Lawrence T. Persico of the Diocese of Erie, the Board of Members, and the Board of Directors of the Elk County Catholic School System are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Sam MacDonald to the position of president for ECCSS.

Ralph A. Gasbarre

December 20, 2013

Ralph A. Gasbarre, 78, of 112 Cushing Ave., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday night, Dec. 18, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 20, 1935 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Sabatino and Elizabeth Mangine Gasbarre.
On July 2, 1960 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, he married Mary Bliss and she survives.
A lifelong Johnsonburg resident, he attended Johnsonburg public schools, and was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg.

Carolyn Sue McDaniels

December 20, 2013

Carolyn Sue McDaniels, 76, of 12 Short St., Ridgway, died early Thursday morning, Dec. 19, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 28, 1937, in Kane, daughter of the late Edwin K. and Sybil L. (Pytcher) Galbreath. She married Patrick D. McDaniels on July 18, 1958; he survives. She had resided in Ridgway for most of her life and was a graduate of the Ridgway High School.
Sue was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She had been employed by the Ridgway Area School District for 35 years.

Charles W. Stephenson

December 20, 2013

Charles W. Stephenson, 80, of 807 Allegheny Ave. Oil City, died peacefully at home on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
Born Dec. 25, 1932 in Sharon, he was the son of the late George W. Stephenson and I. Marie Henshaw Stephenson.
He graduated from Ridgway High School. A veteran of the United States Army, he was a Corporal serving from March 26, 1953 until March 23, 1955 and had received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

Johnsonburg wrestling falls to Coudersport

December 20, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg wrestling lost 54-24 to Coudersport in dual meet action Thursday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Just four matches were wrestled on the mat between the two teams. Johnsonburg won two matches by forfeit while Coudersport took seven bouts via forfeit.
Coudersport won by forfeit at 113 pounds as Trever Olney had his hand raises. There was no match at 120 pounds. Chris Kennedy of Johnsonburg won by forfeit at 126 pounds and Andrew Fry did the same for the Falcons at 132 pounds. Nick Ragosta took a forfeit victory for Coudersport at 138 pounds.

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