July 20th, 2014
FOX TWP. â€“Â The Ridgway-based state police report that a truck-motorcycle collision on Boone Mountain Road, 2,018 feet west of an unnamed street at 1:51 p.m. on Sunday, July 20 resulted in the death of a Kersey resident.
According to police, 20-year-old Robert D. Watts was reportedly operating a 2008 Kawasaki KLX450R traveling east on Boone Mountain Road in the westbound lane of travel and a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 operated by Alan J. Mazzaferro, 61, of Weedville, was traveling west in the westbound lane. The motorcycle struck the front end of the Dodge while cresting a hill in the roadway.
During his weekend visit to Elk County, Governor Tom Corbett discussed the adverse impacts of drug abuse throughout the Commonwealth as well as a poor precedent being set by state leaders in Colorado.
Less than a year after authorizing the release of $800,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding to the Ridgway YMCA Revitalization Project in Elk County, Governor Tom Corbett on Saturday evening paid a visit to the construction site.
JONES TWP. â€“ A Wilcox man is charged with entering his sister's home through a basement window and removing various electronic items.
A St. Marys woman faces a felony charge of criminal trespass after several warnings that she was unwelcome at 580 N. Broad St., Apt. 2, Ridgway.
Dolores H. Sorg, 69, of 406 Maple Ave., Ridgway, died Saturday, July 19, 2014.
She was born on Jan. 17, 1945, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Donovan Ehrensberger.
On Aug. 25, 1973, in Queen of the World Church, she married Henry W. Sorg, who preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2000.
At approximately 10 a.m. on July 17, Ridgway Borough Police executed a search warrant at 312 Chestnut St., Ridgway, the residence of Rachel Shrefler and Tammy J. Zawatski.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the North Central Regional Drug Task Force had accumulated substantial information about the sale and distribution of A-PVP (bath salts) at the above address.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Giant Eagle store located along South St. Marys Street will be closing its doors for good on Aug. 23 of this year.
"Our decision to close this location was made only after careful consideration, particularly given the impact on our team members and customers," said Giant Eagle spokesperson Dan Donovan. "We greatly appreciate the loyalty and patronage we have received since the store's opening."
Walter Joseph Zawacki, 91, of Bluefield, Va., died Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
He was born Nov. 24, 1922 in Ridgway.
As a child growing up during the Great Depression, Walter and his brother Alex picked berries and evergreens to help supplement the family income. Walter played football in high school and was known as â€śFreight Train.â€ť As a proud first generation Polish American he served our country during WWII aboard the aircraft repair ship The Major General Robert Olds.
ST. MARYS â€“ Four individuals were taken into custody on Thursday as a result of a dual drug bust in St. Marys and Ridgway.
Approximately 80 grams of bath salts and in excess of $30,000 in cash were seized in Ridgway with approximately 50 grams of bath salts and $6,000 in cash seized in St. Marys.
Multiple law enforcement agencies worked together in executing the search warrants served at 312 Chestnut Ave. in Ridgway Borough shortly after 9:30 a.m. and at 325 Kaul Ave. in St. Marys shortly before noon due to coordination efforts.