July 16th, 2014
The Elk County Commissioners recently provided the Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department with a grant totaling just under $10,000 for a new BullEx Intelligent Training System which will aid in public education concerning fire extinguisher use. The training system is reportedly the only of its kind being utilized in this area of Pennsylvania.
"We are so, so grateful for this," said RVFD member Ray Imhof.
The grant from the county was made available through Act 13 funding.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A Ridgway man faces multiple charges in a burglary incident that occurred on July 7 around 8:31 p.m.
Theodore Carlson, 18, of 136 Sherman Ave., Ridgway, was questioned by police when Carlson, William Gnan and three juveniles were observed near Buehler Lumber along 260 W. Main St. in Ridgway. Carlson was asked to empty his pockets and was found to be in possession of a folding type ruler. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Carlson made incriminating statements about being in the Buehler Lumber building and removing the ruler from the building.
Ridgway golfers have been faring well this summer in the Penn-York Junior Golf League.
Josh Roselli has three top-5 finishes so far and TJ Schlimm has finished in the top 10 twice. Nick Simon has been a 2-time winner this season and Ben Ames has two top-5 finishes.
Initial plans by a local drilling company to establish a Marcellus Shale gas well drilling pad in Spring Creek Township have already been met with extreme opposition.
The land in question, located along Spring Creek Road, involves parcels reportedly owned by Shirley Melego and land in the national forest system.
A jury trial for Edward J. Pisani, 59, of Johnsonburg, began Tuesday morning at the main courtroom of the Elk County Courthouse.
Graveside committal services for Edith M. DeStefano, 94, who died Jan. 28, 2014, in Champaign, Ill., will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 10 a.m. in St. Leoâ€™s Cemetery. Officiating will be Deacon Lawrence Caggeso. Family and friends will be received at a luncheon in Aiello CafÃ©, immediately following the service. Funeral arrangements, are under the direction of the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home.
Undefeated in the Elk County League playoffs, the St. Marys American Legion Post 103 baseball team headed into the championship game with two chances to beat Bradford. They only needed one, but the outcome was up in the air until the final inning on Tuesday night at Berwind Park. A pitchers' duel between St. Marys' Jack Herzing and Bradford's Garrett Brugh kept the game scoreless until the bottom of the final inning, when a walk-off single by Herzing scored Dan Singer to give St. Marys the 1-0 victory.
On Monday afternoon, a jury found Willis R. Jordan III, 34, of Johnsonburg, guilty of endangering the welfare of children.
Robert G. Wittman, 68, formerly from Dagus Mines, died Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was the son of the late Edwin L. and Alice Stauffer Wittman.
He was a Vietnam veteran serving with the 101st Airborne Division and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
He is survived by three daughters, one son, grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is survived by a sister, Janice (Russ) Roan of Avis; and two brothers, James, St. Louis, Mo., and Mark of Dagus Mines. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Mary Lou.
Cecilia Miriam Prechtl, 78, of St. Marys, died at home surrounded by her family Monday, July 14, 2014.
Cecilia was born Feb. 18, 1936 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Dorothy Simbeck and Jerome Nicklas. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools.
On Dec. 15, 1951, she married her husband Albert in the Sacred Heart Church. Cecilia and her husband were the owners of Elk Cameron Bus Lines, St. Marys Equipment Company, Inc., and Eagle Express Trucking, Inc.