July 16th, 2013
After receiving certification from state officials, Elk County commissioners on Tuesday honored members of the Elk County Hazardous Materials Response Team for exemplary service to the region.
WETMORE TWP. â€“ A Wilcox man died Tuesday morning after his vehicle flipped on state Route 6 in Wetmore Township.
Charles T. Stahli, 38, of 162 Lawrence St., Wilcox, died Tuesday morning, July 16, 2013 on Rt. 6 east of Kane as the result of injuries received in an early morning automobile accident.
He was born Sept. 3, 1974, son of Pauline Stahli.
He resided in Wilcox all his life and attended Johnsonburg Area High School.
He was a member of St. Anne's Church. He loved hanging out with friends and family, hunting and fishing. He was a very generous uncle to his several nieces and nephews.
He was employed by Ion Technologies for the past two years. He also worked in construction.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ With the cause of Friday's marathon fire at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg still unknown, investigators will have even more hurdles to contend with as the tunnel where the fire reportedly originated is still deemed unsafe.
The Ridgway Armory along North Broad Street and the former Pennsylvania Army National Guard weekend training site at 5509 Grant Road will soon be up for sale.
Raymond L. Romaine, age 79, of Whetstone Road, Brockport, died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at his residence.
He was born June 5, 1934 in Clarksburg, W. Va., son of the late Arthur and Denise Jumet Romain.
On July 30, 1955, he married Patricia Ann Wetzel, she survives.
He was a 1953 graduate of Victory High School. He is a lifetime member of the NRA. He was proud to belong to the Pheasants Forever #640 and to help with the organizations Youth Program.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Crews left the scene at approximately 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning after battling a large fire at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg for nearly 20 hours; the blaze broke out early Friday afternoon in a tunnel beneath the chip yard at the mill.
The 2013 Ridgway Firemen's Carnival begins today in Ridgway at the carnival grounds.
WILCOX â€“ Wilcox will be back in the Region 8 tournament.
Wilcox advanced to the Elk County American Legion Baseball League finals with a 4-2 win over St. Marys Sunday afternoon at Jones Township Community Park, assuring Wilcox a spot in the Region 8 tournament.
The first game of the finals will be Tuesday. If Wilcox wins Tuesday, a league championship game will be played Wednesday. Both games will be at Wilcox.
"We're in now," Wilcox coach Jeff Peterson said. "We're in the tournament, that's all that matters now. We can relax and play ball. That was a tough game. Jack's tough."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ One run proved to be the difference.
A Caleb Bennett single in the seventh inning would plate Alexx Tyger and be enough for Fox Township to take a 1-0 victory over Wilcox Friday at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
Fox Township now moves to the Elk County American Legion League finals which begin on Tuesday against the last team out of the loser's bracket.