October 15th, 2012
The former treasurer of the Ridgway Fire Department (RFD), currently awaiting trial on charges that he misappropriated more than $14,000 from the department through his position, is arguing that his actions were caused in part by early-onset Alzheimer's Disease.
Locked in a 4-4 tie, Curwensville junior Cheyenne Geisler launched a second-chance shot into the net with 3:01 remaining in the second overtime period to give the Lady Tide a 5-4 win over Ridgway.
Awareness regarding the effects of Agent Orange important to state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk).
Mary Ann Maiers, 79, of Willow Street, Johnsonburg, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 26, 1933 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Willliam and Elva (Ford) McCandless.
On July 4, 1953, she married William T. â€śBillâ€ť Maiers of Johnsonburg, who survives.
She lived all of her life in Johnsonburg. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the PA Trappers Women's Auxiliary.Â She enjoyed sewing, quilting and her pet dogs.
Justin F. Latcovich, 31, of 1037 East Center St., Johnsonburg, died unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.
He was born on May 21, 1981 in Ridgway, the son of Stephen F. and Christine M. (Pawlk) Latcovich.
On Aug. 30, 2008, he married Julia A. Moriarity, who survives.
Justin had resided in northwestern Pennsylvania all of his life. He had attended Triangle Tech. He was a former employee of Walmart in the maintenance department. He loved his children and enjoyed boating, music, and camping.
The new Dickinson Center, Inc. is paying off in dividends.
Despite recent inactivity, Marcellus Shale activity in our area is expected to heat up.
The Johnsonburg Area School District will partner with an out-of-state community college.
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JOHNSONBURG - A Johnsonburg man charged with sexually assaulting a female neighbor twice within a span of two days was in District Court in Johnsonburg Wednesday for his preliminary hearing on the charges.
Marilyn E. (Egger) Smrekar, 85, of Roseland Ave., Seneca, died at 4:18 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 in the Golden Living Center of Oil City.
Born Sept. 28, 1927 in Ridgway, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Elizabeth Abplanalp Egger.
Marilyn graduated in 1945 from Ridgway High School.
She participated in various bowling leagues in Seneca.
Mrs. Smrekar was a member of the Seneca United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed flower gardening and watching games of both the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers on television.