October 6th, 2014
Ridgway resident Reshawn Shipe, the Administrator of Ridgmont personal care home, is now a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.
To become a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Shipe had to complete extensive training in the key aspects of Alzheimerâ€™s Disease and dementia care.
ST. MARYS â€“ Georgette Forney, of Pittsburgh, president of Anglicans for Life and co-founder of Silent No More awareness campaign, spoke at Sacred Heart Church Sunday night about the negative effects of abortion, including testimony of her own experience.
"I had an abortion when I was 16 years old, and I spent the next 19 years pretending that I hadn't," she said. "My daughter should be 37 years old, but she's not."
David J. Armagost, 54, of 176 Meadowbrook Rd., Ridgway, died Saturday morning, Oct. 4, 2014 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 24, 1959 in Ridgway, son of James G. and Constance A. (Mecca) Armagost.
On Aug. 7, 1993, he married Deborah L. Brunner, and she survives him.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and he was a 1977 graduate of the Ridgway Area High School.
Family and friends are invited to attend a committal service for the late Katherine Rose Luhr who died Sept. 30, 2014 at the McGuire Home in New Brighton, will be held in the St. Mary's Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m.
Samantha Zimmerman was named the 2014 Elk County Catholic High School Homecoming Queen during a ceremony held at halftime of the Crusaders game versus the Ridgway Elkers at Dutch Country Stadium on Friday evening. She was crowned by last year's Homecoming Queen, Emma Daghir. Zimmerman was escorted by Austin Minard. The first runner-up was Kirstie Wehler, who was escorted by John Kaul. The second runner-up was Nicole Florio, who was escorted by Ian Herzing. This year's crown bearer was Adam Beimel, and the flower girl was Penelope MacDonald.
This was the resounding sentiment expressed at Thursday evening's candlelight vigil for U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native who went missing Friday after wading in heavy surf on the shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands in the Guam region.
The Brookville man who left a profanity-laden phone message for District Attorney Shawn T. McMahon was waived for court on Sept. 17 by Judge George A. "Tony" King.
Christopher Raymond Thomas, 41, was waived for court on felony charges of criminal use of a communication facility and threatening unlawful harm to influence judicial or administrative process, as well as misdemeanor charges of terroristic threats and harassment and one summary charge of harassment.
The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority named Bob Bogacki as its new treasurer during Thursday's meeting, marking the second meeting in a row that a new treasurer has been named for the authority.
Ed LaValle, the authority's chairman, was nominated and approved as the treasurer during a Sept. 5 meeting after Bill Briggs resigned from the position in June after citing "illegal practices" as the reason for his resignation.
LaValle said there are no illegal practices within the authority, which he confirmed with the authority's solicitor.
ST. MARYS â€“ Area residents have organized "A Sacred Assembly," an evening of prayer and worship tonight at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church along North St. Marys Street in St. Marys.
"In light of everything that's going on in the world, we thought people needed to return to God and pray," said Mary Latona. "I recently got together with a couple people and in light of the recent service on drugs and addiction, and everything else that has happened in the world, we thought the community should really come together."
BROCKWAY â€” St. Marys Area's Sarah Casey captured the District 9-AA singles championship on Wednesday as she defeated Punxsutawney's Amber Ward.
It took approximately 3 1/2 hours spread over two days for Casey to win her championship.
The match started Tuesday at Benzinger Park. With the score tied 4-4 and at deuce, the thunder and lightning along with rain brought the day's activities to an end. The match was picked up Wednesday afternoon at Brockway.
Casey won the first set 7-6 (9-7). Ward came back to win the second set 7-6 (7-2). The third set went to Casey by a 6-2 score.