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May 16th, 2012

Kane Police probe ‘freak’ fatal accident

May 17, 2012

KANE – The Kane Borough Police Department is investigating a “freak” accident that has claimed the life of a 52-year-old Kane man.
Police Chief Brian Hillard has identified the victim as Dale Ostrander of 129 Lincoln Ave., Kane.
Hillard said the accident occurred Tuesday morning near the employee entrance at the rear of Kane Community Hospital. Ostrander was a hospital employee, the police chief said.
According to police, a worker for the Asplundh Tree Expert company arrived at the hospital Tuesday to speak with members of the hospital maintenance staff.

Dale Alan Ostrander

May 17, 2012

Dale Alan Ostrander, 52, of 129 Lincoln St., Kane, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie as the result of an accident outside the Kane Community Hospital.
He was born on July 15, 1959 in Bradford, son of the late Clendon and Evelyn Spegnardo Ostrander.
He married Kristine E. Bowley on Oct. 7, 1994, she survives.

ECC’s Scott Krellner and Alex Herzing wins 9-AA doubles crown

May 16, 2012

Elk County Catholic’s Scott Krellner and Alex Herzing captured the District 9-AA tennis doubles championship at DuBois on Wednesday.
In the championship match, Krellner and Herzing defeated St. Marys Area’s Dalton Gennocro and Jarrod Lipsey 6-3, 7-5.
Krellner and Herzing reached the championship match by defeating Johnsonburg’s Shane Bickford and Nate Field 8-2 in the first round. In the quarterfinals they defeated Alec Bouch and Fabio Fortunato of Brockway 10-8. In the semifinals they defeated St. Marys Area’s Michael Fox and Evan Lepovetsky 6-4, 6-3.

Lady Elkers win season finale

May 16, 2012

Ridgway softball didn't wait on good pitches to hit and weren't waiting to build a big lead.
The Lady Elkers scored 10 runs in the first inning and were not threatened in a 13-1, 5-inning victory over Sheffield Wednesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway's season finale.
"They came out swinging," Ridgway coach Gary Gerber II said. "Everybody up and down the lineup came out swinging. We jumped out ahead of them and Taylor did the rest."

DCC uses 12-run inning to beat Johnsonburg softball

May 16, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Ramettes celebrated Senior Day Wednesday before trudging to an 18-4 5-inning drubbing at the hands of the visiting DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals.
DCC used a 12-run fourth inning to effectively break a 4-4 tie before finishing off the Ramettes in five innings.
Johnsonburg starting pitcher senior Kiana Myers, appearing in her final home game, set down the side in the top of the first inning before allowing two runs to score in the second.

May 15th

Ambulance providers remain hot topic

May 15, 2012

Discussion over which ambulance company would provide sole service to the Borough of Johnsonburg and north Ridgway Township continued into Tuesday afternoon's Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors meeting.
The debate stemmed from yesterday's Johnsonburg Borough Council meeting where it was announced that the Johnsonburg Fire Department would reportedly discontinue providing advanced and basic life support services to the area at midnight on June 30.

Margaret C. Severance

May 15, 2012

Margaret C. Severance, 91, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born Nov. 28, 1920, in Sargent, the daughter of Philip and Christina Amicone Scutella.
She married Guy J. Severance, who predeceased her on July 13, 1992.
Mrs. Severance was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church. She had been employed at Elk County General Hospital, retiring in 1985, after 35 years of service.

E. Jayne Trumbull

May 15, 2012

E. Jayne Trumbull, 74, of 6265 Shawmut Rd., Ridgway, died Monday afternoon, May 14, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
She was born June 9, 1937 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Eugene and Grace (Reinhart) Lyle.
She was married to James C. Trumbull, who preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 2003.

William A. Freeburg

May 15, 2012

William A. Freeburg, 78, of 153 Ridge Rd., Kersey, died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home in Hollidaysburg.
He was born Jan. 3, 1934 in Toby, son of the late John and Esther Hedlund Freeburg.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1952.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1956 to 1958.
He is survived by a sister, Marie Anstrom of Ridgway; and a brother, Robert Freeburg of Ridgway.

Virginia Marie Draper

May 15, 2012

Virginia Marie Draper, age 71, of 5441 Whispering Willow Way, Ft. Myers, Fla., died on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in Florida following a brief illness.
She was born on Nov. 27, 1940 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and married Jay Draper in August 1962.
They had two children, Donna Mancini of St. Augustine, Fla., and Jeffrey D. Draper, who preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 2008 in Pittsburgh. She had two grandsons whom she adored.

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