June 24th, 2013
Patricia Marie Gordon Gnan, 52, of Ridgway died unexpectedly Saturday, June 22, 2013.
She was born March 15, 1961, the daughter of the late William and Margaretta Gill Gordon.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, animals, and riding motorcycles. She overcame many hardships including being a two-year cancer survivor and can now rest in peace.
ST. MARYS â€“ Police have arrested a 20-year-old St. Marys man who authorities say is responsible for a pair of pipe bombs that were planted at two separate Elk County locations over the course of one week last month.
KEATING TWP. â€“ A Smethport man has been charged with brutalizing a woman and terrorizing her family after allegedly attacking and raping a mother of three in the presence of her children, ages two, six and eight.
FOX TWP. â€“ Visitors to the Fox Township Municipal Building can view a new mural depicting various township landmarks and buildings created by Joette Mosier Smith, a Fox Township artist.
During a monthly meeting of the Elk County Conservation District, board members discussed a dirt and gravel project that will reportedly assist in pollution prevention in Jones Township.
WILCOX â€“ The Wilcox American Legion baseball swept a doubleheader with Bradford on a sweltering Sunday afternoon at Jones Township Community Park.
Wilcox won the first game 7-0 and then took the nightcap 8-1 over Bradford to take all three games from the Bradford Legion in the season series.
With the recent pressure-washing of the church, the renovations to St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church are now completed. The most recent additions to the church were the statues of the Good Shepherd and the Angel, and the votive candleholders inside the church. Father Brian Vossler and parishioners of the church express their appreciation to Dennis and Rose Heindl for their generosity.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Community Foundation Board of Directors recently approved several grants totaling $22,170 which were distributed to area organizations from the Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund. Those receiving grants were the Community Education Council (CEC), Elkland Search and Rescue, the City of St. Marys Police Department and Elk County Catholic High School.
SMETHPORT â€“ A McKean County District Judge has set bail at $200,000 for a Smethport man charged with rape and related offenses in an incident said to have occurred on June 20 in Keating Township.
Ione M. Stenta, 87, of 414 Silver Creek Rd., Johnsonburg, died on during the early morning of Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following an lengthy illness.
She was born on August 25, 1925 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Raymond and Thelma Gardner McClintick.
She married Herman Mendat in 1950. He died in 1953. She then married Ferdinand Stenta in 1970. He died in 1996.
She resided in Johnsonburg for most of her life, graduating from Johnsonburg High School in 1944. She had lived in Ridgway for eight years.