February 2nd, 2015
ST. MARYS â€“ A St. Marys man was arrested Jan. 28 following a domestic situation at a house along Maurus Street.
According to court records, 41-year-old Timothy P. Singer has been charged with indecent assault-forcible compulsion, a first degree misdemeanor; indecent assault without consent and simple assault, second degree misdemeanors; and a summary harassment charge involving unwanted physical contact.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the St. Marys City Police Department was dispatched Jan. 28 at 9:49 p.m. to 559 Maurus St., St. Marys for a "reported domestic situation."
Jean Kirkpatrick, 99, of Rockville, Md., formerly of Johnsonburg, died Jan. 27, 2015 in Rockville, Md. after a short illness.
She was born Jan. 31, 1915 in Penfield, daughter of the late Boyd B. and Lottie M. (Pray) Harriger.
On March 30, 1935, she married Mark Kirkpatrick; he preceded her in death April 6, 1983.
She was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1932 and the State Teachers College of Lock Haven in 1934.
Vittoria I. Aiello, 89, of 301 Fairview Ave., Johnsonburg, died peacefully Saturday evening, Jan. 31, 2015 surrounded by her family at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 11, 1926 in Motta Santa Lucia, Italy, daughter of the late Carmello and Felicia Colacino Bevacqua.
On Oct. 18, 1952 in Welland, Ontario, Canada, she married Victor C. Aiello. He died Jan. 12, 2012.
She resided in Johnsonburg since 1952. She graduated from high school in Italy.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” While the frigid weather creeped up on the Weather Capital of the World in the hours leading up to Punxsutawney Phil's official prognostication, a decent-sized crowd would prevail to see the Seer of Seers predict what almost no one wanted to hear: Six more weeks of winter.
Victory eluded Ridgway Saturday night, but it wasn't for lack of effort.
Ridgway boys basketball lost 50-47 to Meadville at Ridgway Area High School in a closely contested game throughout.
"I told the team I'm proud of them. They really competed," Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said. "It is what it is. It's a loss. We're disappointed. We're happy that we really competed with a really, really good team."
It was a Senior Night to remember for Ridgway gymnastics Saturday afternoon as the team defeated DuBois 119.4-112.725 at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School for its second win of the season.
"This is our second win. This is our highest score since I've been coaching which is seven years," Ridgway coach Edna Maddalena said. "The girls don't always see the improvement but I'm glad it can show in their scores and get 100 percent better."
Paige Grazioli, Alanna Schiafone and Amanda Shilk were honored for Ridgway before the meet.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club said that Punxsutawney Phil, the world's only true weather-forecasting groundhog, isn't afraid to take on the Super Bowl again this year.
Bill Deeley, Groundhog Club president, said all they can do is do their thing.
"Luckily, we don't have a Pennsylvania team in it, so we won't have to compete with them, although I wish that we did," Deeley said, adding that the banquet was on Saturday night, mainly because they can't use the school on Sunday.
Angela Marie Moyer, 28, of 223 Ridge Rd., Kersey, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born July 16, 1986 in Newark, Ohio, daughter of Tonya S. (Stevens) Jones and the late James A. Jones. She married Joshua B. Moyer on July 30, 2010.
DAGUS MINES â€“ Although she is five-years-old Fiona Jane O'Dell is still referred to as an 'O' baby, having been born with a rare birth defect known as a giant omphalocele which only occurs in one in every 10,000 pregnancies.
An omphalocele is a birth defect in which an infant's intestine or other abdominal organs are outside of the body due to a hole in their belly button area. The organs are covered only by a thin layer of tissue and can easily be seen.
It was only fitting on Senior Night that Tonya Harlan would be the player putting an exclamation point on a Ridgway win with four points of her own.
Harlan closed out the game with two straight hoops and the Lady Elkers won 51-22 over Sheffield over Friday night.
Harlan was recognized before the game as the team's only senior on this year's team.
With the game out of reach, Harlan was able to hit a short bank shot with about 30 seconds left and then added a buzzer-beating layup to end the game and punctuate the victory.