KERSEY â€“ A Kersey couple became the latest in a growing line of arrests made by the North Central Municipal Drug Force.
Michael Todd Bizzak, 44, and Cynthia Marie Bizzak, 49, of 491 Main St., Kersey, were taken into custody on Dec. 9 when a search warrant was served on their home. Items seized included approximately $3,000 in cash, over 138 grams of suspected alpha-PVP (the drug commonly known as bath salts), numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia, packing materials and electronic devices typically used to order bath salts. The amount of bath salts carries a street value of over $27,000.
Robert John Tuberson, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.
He was born in St. Marys, raised in that city and in Ridgway, and was the son of the late Clarence and Edith Tuberson.
Bob was retired from the FBI as a special agent with 28 years service, in Washington, D.C., St. Louis, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Norfolk, Va.
After retirement from the FBI he served another 12 years as a special agent with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Virginia State Police, working in southeastern Virginia.
Adam M. Wolfel, 23, of 126 Beech Rd., St. Marys, died suddenly Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at his home.
He was born Feb. 14, 1991 in St. Marys, a son of Michael and Jane Ritter Wolfel, who survive.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â Turnovers and poor shooting may have cost the Rams the game Monday night as the Brookville boys basketball team escaped a sloppy fourth quarter by both teams for a 39-37 victory over Johnsonburg.
The Rams led by as many as six points in the third quarter but were unable to completely close the door on the visiting Raiders.
A 9-0 Brookville run after halftime spurred the Lady Raiders to a 44-26 win over the Ridgway Lady Elkers Monday night at Ridgway Area High School.
"The biggest fear we have is that we won't be remembered."
Leslie Neal spoke those words during Sunday's candle lighting ceremony that she helped organize in an attempt to make sure that the area's deceased children will not be forgotten.
Last year, Neal, who lost her 16-year-old son in 2011, started a local candle lighting ceremony in Ridgway along with Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer to remember the area's children who died at a young age, much like her son.
"It's a way of honoring him and remembering him," Neal said while talking about the importance the event had for her personally.
Norman Larry Bauer, 70, of Johnsonburg, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness. On Dec. 22, Larry would have been a nine-year lung transplant survivor.
He was born Feb. 3, 1944 in Johnsonburg to the late Norman F. and Madeline Grace (Nuss) Bauer.
He married Sue Stallard Bauer on July 17, 1980, and she survives.
Bernard T. "Bernie" Gapinski, 86, of 407 High St., Johnsonburg, died Saturday morning, Dec. 13, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born May 27, 1928 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Joseph and Josephine Butts Gapinski.
On Sept. 16, 1961 in Holy Cross Church, Brandy Camp, he married Elizabeth "Betty" Zambanini, and she survives.
A 1946 Johnsonburg High School graduate, he was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg Senior Center, and Knights of Columbus Council 2007.
Ridgway gymnastics won 104.15-102.625 over Bellefonte in a home meet held Saturday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ridgway freshman Hailey Hoffman was the vault, beam and floor exercise event winner Saturday and took the all-around event with a score of 32.375.
A slow start equaled a loss for the Johnsonburg Ramettes Saturday night.
Johnsonburg fell behind 17-4 after the first eight minutes and were unable to make up the deficit in a 48-35 defeat to the Coudersport Lady Falcons Saturday evening at the Johnsonburg Tip-Off Tournament held at Johnsonburg Area High School.