January 19th, 2013
ST. MARYS â€“ The St. Marys City Police Department reports that charges have been filed against a female juvenile who claimed to be the victim of a kidnapping attempt outside St. Marys Area High School on Wednesday night.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Lights out.
After the Johnsonburg Rams (13-1) stormed the floor to pre-game introductions complete with spotlight theatrics in a dark gymnasium, the show continued as they shot lights out for an extensive early lead, and eventually prevailed in a 49-29 win Friday night over visiting Ridgway (11-3).
Johnsonburg girls basketball won 59-14 over Ridgway Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Johnsonburg had a balanced scoring attack with Chelsea Benson leading the way with 13 points. Brittany Watts and Kathryn Polaski had 10 points and Rhianon Fowler had nine points.
"We worked on a couple plays," Johnsonburg coach Mike Zilkofski said. "The press worked well for us. We needed a little work on that and it helped."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Senior Project Manager Travis Long of Gwin Dobson & Foreman [GD&F] reviewed various public water supply options as part of a consent order and agreement proposed by the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] during a Johnsonburg Municipal Authority meeting Tuesday night.
Marie E. Lewis, 91, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, and formerly of Weedville and 101 N. Mill Street, Ridgway, died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
She was born on March 4, 1921 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Hilary and Ethel McClintick Lewis.
Alberta J. Manfroni, 84, of 446 Toby Rd., Kersey, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at her residence.
She was born July 18, 1928 in Knox Twp., Jefferson County, the daughter of Patrick J. and Dorothy Wonderling McGranor.
On Aug. 9, 1947 in St. Tobias Church in Brockway she married Peter Manfroni. He preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2004.
She was a member at St. Boniface in Kersey.
She was a 1946 graduate of Reynoldsville High School. She had lived for many years in Falls Creek before moving to Kersey in 1968. She enjoyed cooking, baking and organizing family gatherings.
Josephine Amacher White, 86, of Grant Road, Ridgway, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, surrounded by her family at home following a short illness.
She was born Feb. 27, 1926 in New York City, daughter of the late Pancrazio and Henriette Motte Papale.
She married Malcolm Earl Amacher on Sept. 29, 1946 at Holy Cross Rectory in New York City.
JOHNSONBURG - Law enforcement personnel have arrested the man they believe is responsible for the armed robbery of the CNB Bank in Johnsonburg last Tuesday.
Editor's Note: This article is an update to the one which appeared in the Thursday, Jan. 17 edition. Information was received from police that an attempted abduction at St. Marys Area High School earlier in the evening had not occurred, but the report came after the paper had already gone to print.
ST. MARYS â€“ City of St. Marys Police Chief Todd Caltagarone said that reports of an attempted abduction of a juvenile female by masked men outside St. Marys Area High School Wednesday evening were "proven to be unfounded."
KERSEY â€“ The Rural Higher Education Summit held Thursday at the Red Fern, thought to be the first in the region, brought together regional education providers, educators representing area school districts and state officials to discuss what is happening in rural education and the future needs of rural students.