April 10th, 2013
Sharon L. Keith, 46, of 139 Commons Lane, Ridgway, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a short illness.
She was born March 7, 1967 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Frederick "Fred" and Carol McCauley Redmond.
She resided in Ridgway most of her life, and was formerly of Johnsonburg and Brockway.
She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1986. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church. She was employed by The Hut Restaurant in Brockway for 10 years.
Violet M. Clouser, age 91, formerly of the Ridgmont Assisted Living facility in Ridgway, died Wednesday morning, April 10, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home following a brief illness.
Agnes M. Calla, 95, of 230 Beech Street, Johnsonburg, died Tuesday evening, April 9, 2013 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born October 10, 1917 in Rasselas, daughter of the late Peter and Leona Markert Myers.
On June 8, 1943 she married Ferdinand "Fred" Calla, and he preceded her in death May 11, 1999.
Formerly of Rasselas, she resided in Johnsonburg most of her life. She graduated from Wilcox High School and was a member of Holy Rosary Church. She had worked at Stackpole Carbon Co. and the Ridgway Hospital.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg boys basketball was honored with a banquet Sunday afternoon at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall to celebrate a historic 30-win season.
Finance Manager Brent Rhoads of the Ridgway Area School District reviewed several adjustments made to a preliminary budget during a regular board meeting Tuesday night.
ST. MARYS â€“ A St. Marys man charged with more than 300 counts of child pornography and related offenses was arraigned in Magisterial District Court Tuesday where he also waived his preliminary hearing on the charges.
EMPORIUM â€“ A spike in the number of arrests involving stimulant bath salts continues in the wake of what local law enforcement are calling the drug's dramatic rise in Elk and Cameron Counties.
James G. Kosick, 64, of 25926 Lake City Road, Ridgway, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning April 9, 2013 at his residence.
He was born July 2, 1948 in St. Marys, son of Betty J. (Sullivan) Kosick and the late Joseph J. Kosick.
He married Donna M. Skok on April 1, 2005. She survives.
Mr. Kosick had lived in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. He was a 1966 graduate of Ridgway High School. He had been employed by Lusko Plating and was the owner/operator of JK Transport.
Ridgway baseball opened their season with a 7-1 victory over Brockway Monday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
The Elkers led from the first inning on against the Rovers.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg first baseman Taylor Feronti hit two home runs Monday, including a bases clearing grand slam as the Rams toppled Elk County Catholic, 13-7.
"Taylor [Feronti] was outstanding, he's swinging a nice bat," said Johnsonburg head varsity baseball coach Jeff Peterson. "He was doing well at the end of the season last year."