March 22nd, 2013
Louis B. Luchini, 90, of 118 Dagus Mines Rd., Kersey, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born on Feb. 21, 1923 in South Kersey, son of the late Joseph and Catherine Antonioli Luchini.
On May 9, 1953, in the St. Boniface Church, he married Hazel L. Lavella, who survives.
Mr. Luchini was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey schools. He was a retired employee of Airco Speer, retiring in 1985 after 44.5 years of service.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Area School District Board of Directors reviewed a preliminary budget for the 2013-2014 school year during a budget workshop held Thursday night in the library of the high school.
CYCLONE â€“ Assault and endangerment charges have been filed against a Cyclone man after he allegedly shot a friend while mishandling a gun inside his apartment.
Controversy looming over the planned introduction of an injection well in Highland Township informed much of the discussion at Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force, where presentations by representatives from environmental regulatory agencies focused on the role of injection wells in the disposal of wastewater from natural gas drilling.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Municipal Authority [JMA] is requesting an extension from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] for an ongoing water system evaluation as part of consent order and agreement.
CLARION â€“ Of Johnsonburg's 30 wins this season, Tuesday's was the sweetest one of all.
So sweet, in fact, that the Rams earned a trip to Hershey and the school's first appearance in a PIAA championship game.
Johnsonburg advanced to the PIAA Class A championship game with a 59-53 win over Lincoln Park at Clarion University in the PIAA semifinal round held Tuesday night.
Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey said the Rams believed they could win even with Lincoln Park having four Division I recruits and reaching the state final the last two seasons.
Dozens of area residents, local officials and members of Elk County CARES [Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Stewardship] flooded the new township building located at 1537 Montmorenci Rd. during Tuesday's regular Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors meeting to express their concern over a Marcellus Shale gas extraction site located near the Ridgway Reservoir.
A truck driver escaped injury Tuesday when the tractor-trailer he was operating flipped on James City Hill on Route 66 in Wetmore Township south of Kane.
NEVADA â€“ A mortar shell explosion claimed the lives of seven Marines, including PFC Joshua M. Martino, a 19-year-old DuBois native as confirmed by WTAJ News. Eight other Marines were injured in the blast as well.
Jeffrey A. "Jeff" Sample, 61, of 148 School St., Kane, died on Monday, March 18, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born on Dec. 24, 1951 in Ridgway, son of the late John S. "Jack" and Carmella M. Allegretto Sample.
On May 14, 1982 he married Janis M. Redmond, who preceded him in death on Oct. 31, 2011.
Mr. Sample was a resident of Kane for the past six years. He had formerly lived in Clearfield for five years and had lived in Rasselas. He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1970.