September 2nd, 2014
Wayne C. Brechtel, 65, of 159 Terra Cotta, Johnsonburg, died Aug. 31, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born March 14, 1949 in Ridgway, son of Eugene R. "Gene" and Catherine J. Rezmerski Brechtel.
He resided in Johnsonburg for the past 14 years and formerly resided in Cocoa Beach, Fla., Frostburg, Md. He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, class of 1967. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Central Hose Co., and served in the Pa. National Guard. He had played AAA baseball in the Houston Astros Farm System. He loved to play cards.
Rose Marie Szymanski, 73, of Jarrett Street, Wilcox died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 at home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 1, 1940 in Glen Hazel, daughter of the late Andrew & Helen (Bodistow) Zimmerman. On May 16, 1964, she married Walter F. Szymanski, who preceded her death on June 11, 2003.
James A. Glatt, 57, of Little Ave., Ridgway, died early Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, 2014 at home after a lengthy illness.
He was born July 24, 1957 in St. Marys, son of Andrew G. and Rosalie Mae (Dorio) Glatt.
He married Shirley (Fink) on Nov. 9, 2001, she survives.
Robert A. Frey, 86, of 9596 Route 219, Brockport, and a former Kersey resident, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born Oct. 16, 1927 in St. Marys, son of the late Leo and Veronica Smithbauer Frey.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey schools. He retired from Airco Speer in 1989 after 45 years of service.
Mr. Frey was a member of the St. Boniface Church, an avid hunter and fisherman and loved bowling, woodworking and airplanes.
During a media briefing Pa. State Police Public Information Officer Bruce Morris stated at 5:10 p.m. the incident at the St. Marys Area High School was a hoax and no one has been injured or killed.
SMETHPORT â€“ A court hearing was held Friday on defense motions to suppress certain evidence in the criminal case linked with a horrific 6-fatality traffic accident a year ago.
Kathy Douglas of Kane faces 35 charges for allegedly abusing prescription medicine (Clonazepam) when she drove one of two vehicles involved in the near head-on collision on Route 219 just north of Lantz Corners in Hamlin Township.
COUDERSPORT â€“Â Despite the best efforts of the Crusader football team, there was one objective they were unable to accomplish on Friday night: successfully dumping a bucket of ice on head coach Tony Gerg in celebration of his first coaching victory. Everything else seemed to go the team's way though as they romped to a 32-0 shutout over the Coudersport Falcons in a contest played under the lights at C.A.R.P. Park in Coudersport.
Ridgway boys golf remained undefeated on the season with a 196-251 win over Brockway Thursday afternoon.
Ridgway was led by overall medalist Josh Roselli with a 36. TJ Schlimm finished with a 38 and Ben Ames carded a 39.
The groundbreaking for the Village at Ridgmont, a new 20 home affordable housing neighborhood for the elderly to be constructed in Ridgway, was held on Thursday.
The neighborhood will be constructed directly behind Ridgmont personal care community on Ridgmont Drive.
The St. Marys City Police reported Thursday that Dustin Allen Courteau, 26, of St. Marys, wanted for a home invasion and strong arm robbery, has been apprehended.
According to a police report, police responded to a reported sighting of Courteau on East Joseph Road just after 7 a.m. Thursday morning. Courteau was apprehended without incident on West Oilwell Street by State Police Troopers, who assisted in the search.