March 9th, 2014
HERSHEY â€“ The Kane Wolves wrestling team only sent two wrestlers to the PIAA Class AA Championship Tournament last week, but those two wrestlers put on a clinic on how to perform under pressure by going 9-1 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Evan DeLong won the state title one year after finishing as runner-up. DeLong rolled through the 170-pound weight class. On Thursday, the Wolvesâ€™ senior opened up his tournament with a technical fall over Chartiers-Houstonâ€™s Derek Hull. DeLong ended the match in 3:32 with a takedown and two back points to get him the 17-2 win.
A light dusting Saturday night extended a winter season that already featured sub-zero temperatures and significant snowfall throughout the area.
After relatively normal numbers from October to December, the area received roughly 22 inches of snowfall in January, exceeding an average which is reportedly around 19 inches within the past 30 years, according to weatherdb.com.
February was the big difference, however, as nearly 24 inches of snow fell in the area. The average in the past 30 years is just over 13 inches for the month.
CLARION â€“ When the dust settled Friday night, the Ridgway Elkers (21-6) were the lone District 9 Class A team still alive in the state playoffs.
"I know ECC and Johnsonburg were ahead of us, especially at the beginning of the season, but this team really grew and we have some leadership that really grew throughout the season, and it carried us through," Ridgway head coach Anthony Allegretto said following the win. "We want to keep this going."
PITTSBURGH â€“ An emphatic statement was made in the second quarter by Lincoln Park Friday night.
There would be no celebration at the Leopardsâ€™ expense this year.
Lincoln Park outscored Johnsonburg 35-13 in the second quarter en route to a 96-46 win over the Rams Friday night at North Hills High School in the first round of the PIAA Class A boys basketball playoffs.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Local Housing Options Team [LHOT] of Elk and Cameron Counties is gearing up for their annual housing expo, which will be held at Sacred Heart Parish Center in St. Marys on Thursday, March 13 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
A total of 32 vendors have signed on to host a booth at the expo including businesses specializing in building supplies, contracting, gutters, insulation, home inspection, concrete, real estate, insurance, utilities, furniture, outdoor services and other aspects of home ownership.
Latin may be referred to by some as a "dead language," but that is not the case at Elk County Catholic High School.
After a hiatus of several years, the school once again began offering Latin courses a few years ago under the direction of Janet VanEerden. VanEerden currently teaches Latin II, while Fr. Ross Miceli, ECCHS Campus Minister, teaches Latin I.
"We have 22 kids in Latin I, so it's a pretty big class," Miceli said.
Rose M. Wolf, 89, formerly of 36 Powers Ave., Johnsonburg, died March 6, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born on Jan. 4, 1925 in Johnsonburg, daughter of John and Theresa Manno Calla. On Sept. 10, 1960, she married Norbert G. Wolf, who preceded her in death on March 20, 2001.
Rose resided in Johnsonburg all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1943. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church and Johnsonburg Senior Center. She loved entertaining, cooking and being a homemaker. She worked for Stackpole Carbon Co. for 35 years.
Carol Elaine Irvine, 55, of Warren, died at her residence on Friday morning, March 7, 2014 after a 10-month illness.Â
She was born Sept. 6, 1958 in Ridgway, daughter of Ruth Jordan Marrone of Johnsonburg, and the late Robert F. Marrone.
During their regular meeting held Thursday evening, the Ridgway Township Municipal Authority discussed plans for upcoming projects to be taken on as the weather warms up.
Plans are still in the works for the rehabilitation of several manholes in the Montmorenci area. Authority engineer Rich Wray of Hegemann & Wray Consulting has suggested board members meet with those in other locales who have performed the same type of maintenance work on manhole covers in order to get feedback on the best practices and materials for the job.
Polly (Baum) Witmer, 54, of Reston, Va., died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 following a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Polly was born in Ridgway, daughter of the late Edward and Betty Baum.
She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1977 and from Mount Aloysius College in 1979. She worked as a certified occupational therapist assistant in Jamestown, N.Y., and Fairfax, Va.
Polly was also a certified massage therapist treating both people and animals. She enjoyed being active outdoors with hiking, skiing, running, scuba diving, rafting, and camping.