March 11th, 2014
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Irene Coppede, who died Jan. 25, 2014, to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. James Faluszczak officiating.
HARRISBURG â€“ Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane on Monday announced the arrest of a St. Marys man as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography.
Ronald Gregory Dill, 58, 207 N. St. Marys St., Apt. 1, St. Marys, Elk County, was arrested on March 7, 2014 following a three-month investigation by agents in the Office of Attorney General's Child Predator Section.
WILCOX â€“ As warm weather approaches, the Jones Township Board of Supervisors has agreed to doing some crack sealing on the roads in downtown Wilcox.
Roads superintendent Jeff Roberts has suggested the work be done by Midland Asphalt who will do the work with Jones Township supplying the flaggers throughout the duration of the project.
The board agreed to allow Midland to do the work at a cost of $5,000 which includes 400 gallons of sealant.
Rose M. Wortman Rippy, 90, of Canadensis Apartments, 74 Erie Ave., St. Marys, and formerly of Johnsonburg, died March 10, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 20, 1923 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Andrew and Lorena Benninger Wortman. On June 10, 1946 in St. Marys, she married Clement Rippy, who preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1997.
Helen J. Mattivi, 82, of 206 Dagus Mines Rd., Dagus Mines, died Monday, March 10, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk after a brief illness.
She was born April 19, 1931 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Edward J. and Beatrice Cuneo Sheeley. On Sept. 2, 1950 in the St. Boniface Church, she married Renaldo G. Mattivi, who preceded her in death on May 24, 2008.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Kersey High School, class of 1949. She was a former employee of Pure Carbon Co., the Big G Sports & Furniture Store, and served as Fox Township tax collector for many years.
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.
Anthony J. (Butch) Asti, 73, of 11 East Cardott St., Ridgway, died Friday morning, March 7, 2014 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 14, 1941 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Tony and Mildred (Aiello) Asti. He married Sandra L. Mecca on July 22, 1961; she survives. He had resided in Ridgway since 1961 and was a former Johnsonburg resident. He was a graduate of the Johnsonburg High School. He was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Ridgway.
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.