Archive - 2014
Myra F. Sarson, 78, of Ava, formerly of State College, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
She was born Sept. 9, 1935 in Altoona.
Myra is survived by three children, Brian E. Sarson of Ava and wife Aggie; Carolyn Sarson of Lynchburg, Va. and partner Terry Bettinger; and Melanie Gatehouse of Erie and husband Tom; four grandchildren, Brandy, Colleen, Michelle and Tom Jr.; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Malcolm Freeman of Belton, Texas.
Milton Lee Pearson, 79, died Monday, May 5, 2014 of pancreatic cancer.
â€śMiltâ€ť was born May 21, 1934 in Ridgway, son of the late Evan L. Pearson and Helen B. Pearson.
A Ridgway High School graduate, he entered the United States Navy in 1954 and served as a naval photographer aboard the Aircraft carrier, USS Philippine Sea. After an honorable discharge, he attended Rochester Institute of Technology graduating in 1964 with a BS degree in Imaging Science. He worked briefly for Corning Glass researching photosensitive glass products.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Magisterial District Judge George "Tony" King presided over a preliminary hearing Wednesday for a Reading man charged in a Ridgway kidnapping and false imprisonment.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Members of the Johnsonburg Police Department apprehended a runaway alligator around noontime in the 100 block of Grove Street.
According to police chief Bryan Parana, a call came in at 11:23 a.m. as a motorist observed a 2-foot alligator scampering across the roadway in the vicinity of 130 Grove St.
Members of the Jolly Wranglers 4WD club, formerly the T-Bones Off Road Club, will celebrate their annual "Go Topless Day" for litter pickup this Saturday.
"Last year we had one full trailer of nothing but tires," said Kellie Mocik. "All the scrap metal was collected and taken to GAP Enterprises and the money from the scrap along with our regular donation was made to Elkland Search and Rescue."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ DuBois Central Catholic mounted a furious comeback in the late innings Wednesday to complete a 16-10 win in eight innings and spoil Johnsonburg's Senior Night celebration in the process.
The Ramettes were staked to an 8-3 lead after five innings only to squander it away with a mistake-riddled six-run sixth inning by the Lady Cardinals to pull ahead by a run. Johnsonburg tied the score with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning before DCC knocked in six more runs in the eighth inning
JOHNSONBURG â€“ In many ways, Wednesday was the end of an era for Johnsonburg baseball.
Johnsonburg lost 7-1 to DuBois Central Catholic Wednesday afternoon in the final game for seniors Cole Peterson, Cameron Grumley, Taylor Feronti, Eric Bevacqua and Nate Field.
The Ridgway Area School Board of Directors approved the resignation of district superintendent Dr. Michael O'Brien on Tuesday evening. It was moved by Dave Parsons and seconded by Kathy Lampman that the board accept the resignation of O'Brien, effective Aug. 8, with regret. The motion was carried unanimously, aside from Gloria Almquist-Shull and Cindy Allegretto who were not present at the meeting.
Following the acceptance of the resignation, the district announced a schedule for their superintendent search which, according to district finance manager Brent Rhoads, is "tentative."
Bryant Mitchell, seismic permit manager for Blueline Geo, was on hand Tuesday night to discuss upcoming seismic testing to be conducted throughout Elk County.
"The majority of the testing will be conducted on game lands and there are 1,600 private landowners who also received letters, with over 1,000 of those landowners having one acre," Mitchell said. "This is for the whole project itself and I don't know exactly for how many in the township."
Residents throughout Elk County recently received letters from Blueline Geo regarding future seismic testing throughout the area.
The Ridgway Area School District Board of Directors approved a proposed budget for 2014-15, which was passed by a 5-2 vote.
Board members Aimee Kemick, Kathy Lampman, Karen Lundin, Andy Thompson and board president Lisa Connelly voted in favor of the budget while Johna Holtz and Dave Parsons opposed.
Cindy Allegretto and Gloria Almquist-Shull were not present at the time of the vote.