Archive - 2014
The St. Leoâ€™s Festival was again blessed with great weather and the same could be said about the crowd. Kids were enjoying the bounce houses and slides, playing mini-golf and taking a train tour around the grounds.
There also were food vendors, games, and a place to buy trinket mementos for all ages along with a tribute to â€śElvisâ€ť by Bobby Calla with music backup by The Hammer.
On Saturday, Aug. 23, the Jolly Wranglers 4WD Club will be hosting its event, "Show & Shine For Charity" that will support flood relief efforts in the Ridgway area following the May 21 flood.
Jolly Wranglers 4WD is an off-road club located in Ridgway that is comprised of members who enjoy exploring back roads in four-wheel drive vehicles, as well as giving back to the community in any way they can. Following the May 21 flood, the club saw an opportunity to give back to the community.
Stanley J. "Stash" Myslinski Jr., 82, of 5415 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Friday afternoon, Aug. 8, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 12, 1932 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Stanley and Helen Machoviak Myslinski.
On Sept. 2, 1961 in Arcade, N.Y., he married Elaine Wolford. She died Jan. 13, 2004.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1949.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg Elks Club, and loved hunting, gardening, baking and cooking.
Ridgway Township Municipal Authority treasurer Bill Briggs resigned his position as the authority's treasurer, citing illegal practices as the reason behind his resignation.
The authority's chairman, Ed LaValle, read Briggs' resignation letter at an authority meeting Thursday night.
"Due to what I feel are illegal practices, I am informing you that I can no longer serve as the treasurer of the authority, effective immediately," LaValle read from Briggs' letter.
Donna Mae Feronti, 76, of 21 Penn Ave., Ridgway, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she was born Aug. 15, 1937 in St. Marys, daughter of the late John M. and Lottie M. Kassawara Kronenwetter.
On Jan. 14, 1961, she married Noel E. Feronti, he survives. She was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1956. Mae enjoyed traveling, cooking, knitting, crocheting, gardening and raising flowers. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.
ST. MARYS â€“ On Thursday evening, members of Penn Highlands Elk's Concussion Team hosted a program on managing concussions in student athletes in the auditorium at Elk County Catholic High School. The roughly 30-minute program was free to attend and provided a brief overview of concussions and the procedures that are in place to aid athletes in recovering from them.
ST. MARYS â€“ A Force man is facing a felony charge of aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence for his alleged involvement in a December 2013 crash that occurred on state Route 255 in the area known as Zwack's dip.
The St. Leo's Festival will be held for its 10th year Aug. 9-10 at the Ridgway Firemen's Carnival lot in Ridgway.
Activities for the festival will start at noon on Saturday, Aug. 9, and they will end at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10.
The activities include several performances by local bands, a kid's playground area, food booths and a car show.
Registration for the show starts at 9 a.m. on Sunday, and judging will start at 1 p.m.
District Attorney Shawn T. McMahon spoke at a press conference Tuesday afternoon concerning recent drug busts and how citizens can be aware of suspicious activity involving the synthetic drug "bath salts."
As a result of an ongoing investigation the following suspects have been charged in possession and distributing bath salts:
-- William Dilley (father of Jacob and Jeremiah), 55, 130 Poplar Rd., St. Marys, is charged with one count of possession of bath salts, one count of possession with intent to deliver bath salts and one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver bath salts.
KERSEY â€“ Rainy weather did not deter a crowd from gathering at the Elk County Fair on Tuesday evening for the annual opening ceremony. Various local and county officials were seated onstage and introduced as some gave a brief statement about the fair.