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Archive - Jan 2013

January 21st

Richard Karpinski

January 21, 2013

Richard Karpinski, 54, of 5 Giloully Ave., Ridgway, died peacefully in his sleep Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
He was born July 23, 1958, the son of the late Mary Zipperi and the late Joseph Karpinski.
He married Roberta Brendlinger on Nov. 16, 1990. She survives.
Richard was a graduate of Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1976, and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy. He resided in Ridgway most of his life and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and all the outdoors. He was a family man and nothing meant more to him than his children.

Constance “Connie” Jones

January 21, 2013

Constance “Connie” Jones, 79, of Philadelphia passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 in the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia.
Born July 12, 1933 in Ridgway, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Christina (Lasorto) Viglione.
She was the widow of Robert L. Jones and was also preceded in death by a son Paul Frye.
Surviving are her sons Larry, husband of Brenda Frye of Hummelstown, and Richard, husband of Suzanne Frye of Croydon; a sister, Gertrude Roberts of St. Marys; and seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Council continues discussion over campground

January 21, 2013

The Ridgway Borough Council continued a discussion Monday night concerning a potential site for a campground located on borough property along Water Works Road.

Rural Pa. has a lot to offer, must work together

January 21, 2013

FOX TWP. – Rural Pennsylvania communities need to work together and join voices in advocating for policies that benefit them and showing why they are an attractive place to live and work, according to one Commonwealth resident familiar with the challenges and benefits of living in a rural community.

Kane man suffers major injuries in Jones Twp. crash

January 21, 2013

JONES TWP. – A 59-year-old Kane man suffered major injuries Monday afternoon on state Route 321 at Clarion Street in Jones Township after a collision with an 18-wheeler.

January 20th

Executive actions aimed at gun control lead to 'panic buying'

January 20, 2013

ST. MARYS – On Saturday, gun rights advocates gathered nationwide to commemorate the first annual "Gun Appreciation Day," an event organized by gun advocacy groups in response to president Barack Obama's initiating 23 executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence.

William J. MacDonald

January 20, 2013

William J. MacDonald, 80, of 238 Monterey Avenue, Ridgway, died at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 19, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
He was born February 5, 1932 in Ridgway, a son of the late Maurice and Mary Kielocker MacDonald.
On April 24, 1965 in St. Leo's Church, he married Filomena "Dolly" Magrini MacDonald, who survives.
He was a graduate of Ridgway High School. He retired from E&G Auto Parts after many years of service.

Linda M. Gigliotti

January 20, 2013

Linda M. Gigliotti, 65, of 408 High St., Johnsonburg, died Saturday afternoon, Jan. 19, 2013, at UMPC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 22, 1947 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Bronislaw and Anna Simchick Golebieski.
On Oct. 30, 1976 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married David Gigliotti, who survives.
She resided in Johnsonburg all her life. She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1965 and Villa Maria College in 1972.

January 19th

Female juvenile charged with making false attempted abduction report

January 19, 2013

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys City Police Department reports that charges have been filed against a female juvenile who claimed to be the victim of a kidnapping attempt outside St. Marys Area High School on Wednesday night.

January 18th

Rams knock down Elkers again in 49-29 victory

January 19, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Lights out.
After the Johnsonburg Rams (13-1) stormed the floor to pre-game introductions complete with spotlight theatrics in a dark gymnasium, the show continued as they shot lights out for an extensive early lead, and eventually prevailed in a 49-29 win Friday night over visiting Ridgway (11-3).

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