November 18th, 2013
Mary M. (Mil) Smith, 92, formerly of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway, died Sunday morning, Nov. 17, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 17, 1921 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Joseph and Ann (Reider) Smith.
She had resided in Ridgdway for most of her life and was a graduate of St. Leo's High School. She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and was very active within the church. She enjoyed taking care of her family.
She had been employed by Sylvania for over 30 years.
Mary is survived by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Members of the Johnsonburg volleyball program, and parents and relatives gathered recently to celebrate the 2013 season and pay tribute to the program's two departing seniors, Chelsea Benson and Emily Dubler.
Ridgway junior high football held a banquet for the team last Monday night at Aiello Cafe in Ridgway.
Junior high football head coach Brian Hinton welcome everyone and acknowledged everyone in attendance for a great season.
"I want to [acknowledge] you for a successful season," Hinton said. "Just a phenomenal start and a phenomenal finish to the season. It was an honor to coach these 46 fine young gentlemen. Weâ€™re sad to see the season come to the end."
Judy A. Leahy, 62, of 432 East Main St., Ridgway, died Saturday morning, Nov. 16, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
She was born July 9, 1951 in Washington, Pa., the daughter of the late Kenneth and Juanita Sweet Watson.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ During their recent meeting, the Johnsonburg Area School Board resolved that they will not raise taxes above the Pennsylvania Department of Education's index rate for the 2014-2015 school year. Currently, the adjusted rate for Johnsonburg stands at 3 percent.
This does not guarantee a tax hike, but does provide a guarantee that, if necessary, the increase will not exceed 3 percent.
ST. MARYS â€“ The sound of students attempting to correctly pronounce Russian names and phrases could be heard by those passing by Grace Messineo's classroom at Elk County Catholic High School on a recent Wednesday morning.
ST. MARYS â€“ Following a Friday morning preliminary hearing Michael J. Stephanic Jr., 44, of St. Marys, will be held over for trial on charges he allegedly shot and killed June Talmadge, 48, during a Sept. 3 incident in the parking lot of Eastern Sintered Alloys.
The Ridgway Borough council is poised to make several decisions during their next regular meeting scheduled for Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the borough building located along Main Street.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Three Johnsonburg residents are reportedly in prison after allegedly holding up a residence along Harrison Avenue in Johnsonburg.
BROCKPORT â€“ The Horton Township supervisors held their regular meeting on Wednesday evening at the township building located along state Route 219.