January 4th, 2015
ST. MARYS â€“ Icy conditions on Saturday morning may have impacted the plans of some area residents, but it did not stop Jay Paterno, son of former Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno, from making the trek from State College to St. Marys.
John J. "Jack" White, 81, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio.
He was a corporal in the U.S. Army, lifetime member of the Moose Lodge #174, Elks Lodge #931 and Knights of Columbus 4th Degree.
Eleanor L. Anderson, 84, of 1553 Mefferts Run Rd., Wilcox, died Friday evening, Jan. 2, 2015 at her residence following a short illness.
She was born Aug. 31, 1930 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Stanley and Helen Matula Machoviak.
On Sept. 15, 1957 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married Alton R. Anderson. He died Aug. 30, 1995.
She resided in Wilcox since 1951 and was formerly of Johnsonburg.
She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1948. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg.
Rev. Sigmund S. Decker, 85, formerly of Warren, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 at Carolina's Medical Center of Charlotte, N.C., after doing what was most important to him, visiting family over the holidays.
Rev. Decker was born April 13, 1929 in Warren and was currently residing in Charleston, S.C. with his daughter for the past six years. He is the son of the late Harry A. and Alma A. Watt Decker.
James A. Hoffman, 90, formerly of 1935 Bear Creek Rd., Ridgway, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor where he resided for the past three years.
He was born April 18, 1924 in Ridgway, son of the late Charles A. and Estella E. (Cousins) Hoffman.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a sergeant with the 310th Signal Operations Battalion in the European Theatre.
He was self-employed for 42 years until his retirement in 1989 from Hoffman Roofing.
ST. MARYS â€“ Investigators have located multiple points of origin in an early morning blaze which heavily damaged a commercial building Friday in St. Marys.
Fire companies from across Elk County responded to 590 S. St. Marys St. in St. Marys throughout the morning.
The fire has been determined to be incendiary in nature according to the Ridgway-based state police. St. Marys City Police are assisting with the investigation which is currently ongoing.
The structure sustained damages estimated in excess of $500,000. It is currently owned by Chris W. Pistner, 47, of St. Marys.
Paul Albert Mitchell, 84, of Hyde Avenue, Ridgway, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 at Highland View Health Care Center in Brockway.
He was born March 8, 1930 in Cloe, son of the late Paul W. and Hazel M. Johnson Mitchell.
He was married on June 25 to Doris Virginia Cook who preceded him in death Nov. 26, 2011.
Retired, he was a self-employed lumberman/logger. Paul was one of two last surviving founding members of the Church of the Nazarene in Ridgway. His greatest enjoyment came from being in the outdoors spending time with his grandchildren. Paul will be greatly missed by all.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team remained unbeaten on the year as they handed the Sheffield Lady Wolverines a 68-19 Allegheny Mountain League North Division loss Friday night at the ECCHS gym.
Elk Catholic opened a 22-4 lead after the first eight minutes and never looked back.
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JOHNSONBURG â€“ A preliminary hearing was held before Magisterial District Judge George A. "Tony" King of Johnsonburg Wednesday in the case of Robert William Duck, 36, of Kane.
"He said he was going to kill himself and that he wanted to cut my head off and put it on a stake," said the victim, Annette Peterson of James City during her testimony.
Duck was held for county court on charges of terroristic threats, simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief for a Dec. 23, 2014 incident, in which he allegedly followed Peterson around the house with a knife and prevented her from leaving.