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Archive - 2013

September 5th

Municipal authority discusses changes to monitoring plan

September 5, 2013

The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority discussed modifications to the current Stage 2 Disinfectants Byproducts Rule Monitoring Plan at their regular meeting Thursday evening.

Rose Marie Guidice

September 5, 2013

Rose Marie Guidice, age 96, died Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 4, 2013, surrounded by her family at Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility where she had resided happily for many years.

Roger P. Griech

September 5, 2013

Roger P. Griech, age 58, of 31361 Portland Mills Rd., Ridgway, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at his residence.
He was born Oct. 14, 1954 in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Paul J. and Helen A. (Neely) Griech. He had resided in Portland Mills for most of his life and was a 1972 graduate of the Ridgway High School. He was a Catholic by faith. Roger was a past member of the American Legion and the Moose Club in Ridgway. He had been employed by Motion Control Industries for many years.

September 4th

Kersey Motor Co. sustains severe fire damage

September 4, 2013

FOX TWP. – The Kersey Motor Company, an auto body repair shop located at 108 Zola Rd. in the Coal Hollow section of Fox Township, sustained significant damage during a Tuesday evening fire. The large steel-frame commercial building measuring 40-foot by 80-foot, is owned by Leo (Dave) Surra of Kersey. The fire was ruled accidental in nature and the business was closed and unoccupied at the time of the fire. Damage is estimated at $350,000.

September 3rd

St. Marys woman dies from rifle wound

September 3, 2013

ST. MARYS – A 48-year-old woman is dead after reportedly being gunned down early Tuesday morning at Eastern Sintered Alloys in St. Marys. An affidavit of probable cause filed Tuesday shed more light on the case.

Kersey Motor Co. goes up in flames

September 3, 2013

FOX TWP. – A fire broke out Tuesday evening at roughly 5:36 p.m. Tuesday at Kersey Motor Company located at 108 Zola Street in Fox Township, damaging the large commercial building owned by Leo (Dave) Surra of Kersey.

Scolari pleads guilty to arson charge

September 3, 2013

Michael Anthony Scolari, age 25, pleaded guilty to one felony count of arson as part of a plea bargain with the District Attorney's office stemming from a July 9, 2012 camper fire that occurred at his residence.

Ridgway boys soccer loses to Gators

September 3, 2013

Ridgway boys soccer lost 5-2 to Port Allegany in the season opener for both teams on a brisk Tuesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.

St. Marys man dies after being struck by SUV

September 3, 2013

FOX TWP. – A 50-year-old St. Marys man died late Monday night after being hit by an SUV on state Route 255, according to police reports.
Edward Joshnik reported walked onto SR 255 near Laurel Run Road shortly after 11 p.m. Monday and was struck by a Ford Escape.
He was later pronounced dead at Elk Regional Health center.
Police said the driver of the SUV will not be charged.

Woman killed at Eastern Sintered Alloys

September 3, 2013

ST. MARYS – St. Marys City Police report arresting 44-year-old Michael J. Stephanic following the death of 48-year-old June Talmadge, also known as June Andrus.
Stephanic, of St. Marys, has reportedly been arraigned on charges of criminal homicide and aggravated assault, and has been remanded to the Elk County Prison.
The incident reportedly took place early Tuesday morning at 2:40 a.m. at Eastern Sintered Alloys at 126 Access Rd.
The investigation is continuing.

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