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Archive - Dec 2013

December 19th

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.

December 18th

Elkers defeat Brookville, 51-26

December 19, 2013

Ridgway boys basketball won their third straight game as the Elkers downed Brookville 51-26 Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway (4-1) set the tone early with a 9-0 run to start the game. Josh Roselli opened the game with a field goal 40 seconds in and Jeremy Breier followed with a short shot at the 5:57 mark for a 4-0 lead. After Roselli split a pair of free throws, he made consecutive field goals to up the Ridgway lead to 9-0 with 4:15 left in the opening quarter and prompting a Brookville timeout.

Crash on SR 255

December 19, 2013

Emergency dispatchers reported a vehicle over an embankment late Wednesday night in St. Marys on state Route 255 off the northbound lane. Initial reports indicated there was entrapment with open wounds, and a STAT MedEvac helicopter responded to the scene as the highway was closed down. A second chopper was reportedly ordered to be on standby at the hospital and a PennDOT supervisor was called to the crash scene. Elk Company 1 and 3, along with St. Marys Ambulance and Elkland Search and Rescue responded to the crash. No further information was available.

Driver in 6-fatality wreck taken to McKean County Jail

December 19, 2013

KANE – "It was time."
This terse comment from Kane District Court Judge David Engman came Wednesday after his action that transfers Kathleen S. Douglas to the McKean County Jail.
Douglas, 37, of Kane is charged with manslaughter as an alleged drug-influenced driver in a horrific six-fatality traffic accident Aug. 31 near Lantz Corners.

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