January 12th, 2014
After unfavorable weather conditions forced the cancellation of the Prelude to Christmas Worship Gathering originally scheduled for December of 2013, a new event, Mid Winter Praise Gathering, will be held Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ridgway Evangelical Covenant Church along Center Street.
The Malachi worship band comprised of Pastor Craig Duffield, Betty Schogren and Rene Smith will perform.
Ridgway Township's Zoning Hearing Board held a public hearing Friday evening in order to report their decision concerning a request from TREK Development Group to construct a senior living village near Ridgmont Personal Care Home, located along Montmorenci Road.
Family and friends of Raymond "Gabby" Burkhardt, 74, of Export, are invited to attend a memorial gathering Saturday, Jan. 18, from 3-5 p.m. at the Ridgway Elks, 201 S. Mill Ave., Ridgway, Pa. 15853.
Vaia Funeral Home Inc., 463 Athena Dr., Delmont (724) 468-1177, was entrusted with the arrangements and interment in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
To send online expressions of sympathy or grief support information, please visit at www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
Ridgway boys basketball used a late run in the second half to overtake Kane 44-29 in action Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Wolves would not go away for the first three quarters, trailing just 28-21 starting the fourth quarter.
"Kane came in here, they're well-coached, they're ready to go," Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said. "Coach Gasbarre is doing a great job with them. They have a new attitude, they really hustled, they played hard the whole way. We couldn't shake them. That's a pretty good ball club there."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ During their regular school board meeting Thursday night, the Johnsonburg Area School Board approved the extension of superintendent Dennis Crotzer's contract for another five years. The details of Crotzer's contract are set to be negotiated prior to the end of the current contract. The board voted unanimously to extend Crotzer's stay as superintendent.
ST. MARYS â€“ Over 100 pairs of socks were collected recently for county military members stationed outside the continental United States and for homeless veterans living at Tomorrow's Hope, a center located in Coalport.
BROOKVILLE â€“ Three people were arrested Thursday at the conclusion of a lengthy investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine.
The investigation, conducted by Troop C Vice Unit of the Pennsylvania State Police and the Jefferson County Drug Task Force, resulted in the arrests of April Ann Novak, 43, of 9747 Richardsville Rd., Brookville; Dean William Paige, 52, of 32 Robinson St., Black Lick; and Michael Andrew Novak, 22, of 9747 Richardsville Rd., Brookville.
Melissa Aul, Resource Conservation Technician for the Elk County Conservation District, has helped to organize agricultural workshops for area farm owners. The workshops are sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection through the Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant.
Mark R. Marche, 41 of 25 Brandy Camp Circle, Ridgway, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at his residence.
He was born Aug. 26, 1972 in Ridgway, son of Theodore â€śJuniorâ€ť and Stella Sarnoski Marche Jr. of Brandy Camp, who survive.
Mark was employed in the past at Smithâ€™s Sports Store in St. Marys, Metaldyne in Ridgway, Joy Manufacturing in Franklin and was employed as a welder at Forum Welding in Clearfield at the time of his death.
Mary Hackett Hayes, 85, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at her residence within the Marion Center, Garvey Manor in Hollidaysburg, ending a 10-year ordeal with Alzheimerâ€™s. To her very last day, she demonstrated strength, dignity and character, remarked by all who knew and cared for her.
Mary was born Nov. 24, 1928 in Reynoldsville. She spent her childhood in Ridgway and summers in Driftwood. She graduated from Ridgway Centennial High School in 1946 with her future husband.