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Archive - 2014

October 20th

Hang-up call leads to assault charge

October 21, 2014

A Ridgway man is charged with simple assault and harassment after police were dispatched for a 911 hang-up call in the area of the 400 block of Allenhurst Avenue on Oct. 19 around 4 a.m.
Once in the area, Patrolman Ralph J. Tettis Jr. of the Ridgway Borough Police called the number that had reportedly called 911 and hung up. A male, who identified himself as Mark Welker, 23, of 240 Spring Garden Rd., Ridgway, reportedly answered the phone.

October 19th

VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014

October 20, 2014

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Fight for life, breast cancer awareness

October 20, 2014

Oftentimes the illusion created is that a cancer patient becomes a number on file in an endless mound of paperwork, an incomprehensible level on a cluttered diagram, a lump projected on a cold wall.
For Karen MacAfee, 42, of St. Marys, and Patty Greene, 57, of Kersey, the war waged against breast cancer, and cancer in general, is a battle with seemingly no end.

Louis J. "Poncho" Cherry

October 20, 2014

Louis J. "Poncho" Cherry, 90, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, died early Sunday morning, Oct. 19, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 26, 1923 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Thomas Cherry and Rose Grenci Borello Cherry.
On July 27, 1963 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, he married Ruth A. Calla. She died Aug. 27, 1997.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life and was a 1942 Johnsonburg High School graduate.

Anthony Michael Sette

October 20, 2014

Anthony Michael Sette, 84, of 22 Elk Ave., Ridgway, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born April 9, 1930 in Ridgway, son of Mike and Amelia Spizziri Sette. He recently returned to Ridgway from Detroit, Mich., where he had lived and worked for Ford Motors. He served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed going to casinos and betting on horses.
He is survived by a sister, Frances Pizzini of Dearborn, Mich.; and by several nieces and nephews.

October 17th

Voter participation concern for Republicans

October 18, 2014

In preparation for the upcoming elections, the Elk County Republican Party hosted their annual fall banquet featuring a speaker panel with Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson), Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-Pa. 5) and state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk).
The banquet was hosted at the Royal Inn in Ridgway on Friday, and 118 local residents were in attendance, including various local elected officials from Johnsonburg, Ridgway and St. Marys.

Planned Parenthood responds to pro-life arguments

October 18, 2014

Sari Stevens, executive director of Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania's Political Action Committee, recently spoke with the Daily Press in reference to claims by the Silent No More pro-life campaign.
"It's so unfortunate that this is the dialogue that's going on," Stevens said. "These organizations are out spreading this information and not working to prevent unintended pregnancies. If we focus our efforts on lowering the rate of unintended pregnancies, the need for abortion would be reduced. But instead, it's this effort to misinform, scare, shame and demean women."

Charles J. Donachy

October 18, 2014

Charles J. Donachy, 88, of 136 Wendel Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois after an illness of the past month.
He was born April 3, 1926 in St. Marys, son of the late Charles Everett and Leona Kreckel Donachy.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Public Schools. He retired from Stackpole Carbon Company in 1987 with almost 40 years of service. After his retirement, he delivered products for Printing Plus.
On Aug. 23, 1947 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Catherine A. O’Connor, who survives.

Elkers fall from ranks of the unbeaten

October 18, 2014

Union may have had small numbers against Ridgway but their effort against the Elkers was anything but.
The Knights knocked Ridgway from the ranks of the unbeaten as Union defeated the Elkers 32-7 Friday night at Memorial Field in Ridgway.
"I give Union 100 percent credit," Ridgway coach Mark Heindl said. "They came ready to play and I take 100 percent of the fault here, I did not have my team ready to play. Next week's a new week. We live another day, we get ready for Curwensville."

Crusaders rally to edge Kane Wolves 13-12

October 18, 2014

KANE – The Elk County Catholic Crusader football team is making sure their fans get to see a little bit of everything this season. They started off the year with a couple of big shutout victories, added a few closer games, got their only loss to date out of the way, and most recently they have been rallying in the fourth quarter to come up with with some key victories.

ST. MARYS – Elk County Catholic volleyball remained undefeated on the season with a 3-0 win (25-9,...
The Johnsonburg Ramettes won a match between two struggling teams on Tuesday night in the Wolves’...
CLARION – The fifth-seeded Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders battled through wet and muddy...