January 20th, 2014
Monday's win would definitely qualify as a bounceback win for Ridgway.
After a loss to Johnsonburg last Friday, Ridgway boys basketball took control of the game in the second quarter and never looked back in a 51-19 victory over Coudersport Monday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Ridgway Borough Council discussed various solutions for the Main Street parking situation during their regular meeting held Monday evening.
During a meeting of the street lighting, parking and traffic committee held Jan. 9, the committee recommended that signs be installed on Main Street posting two-hour parking limits to be posted from Broad Street to the V.F.W. on both sides of the street. The proposed signs would be funded by the Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Heritage Council. The committee also recommended that enforcement be decided upon at a later date.
U.S. Representative Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-Pa. 5th District) attended the Ridgway Fire Department annual awards banquet Saturday night and presented a letter of recognition to the department.
Thompson, who assumed office Jan. 3, 2009, has spent 30 years as a member of Howard Volunteer Fire Company 14 and was also actively involved as an emergency medical technician and rescue technician.
Leslie E. Stilwell, 83, of 110 South St., Ridgway, died Monday morning, Jan. 20, 2014 at the Butler Memorial Hospital in Butler following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 22, 1930 in Roulette, son of the late George Leslie and Minnie (Carr) Stilwell.
He married Mary Eleanor DeVoge on Jan. 21, 1956, and she survives.
Pauline Cicuzza, 87, of Shawmut Avenue, Johnsonburg, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at the Elk Regional Health Center following a short illness.
She was born Dec. 20, 1926 in Shawmut, daughter of the late Frederick and Flora (Minnick) Fischer.
On Nov. 10, 1946, she married Clement A. "Dubb" Cicuzza, he preceded her in death on May 18, 2006.
She was a homemaker, member of St. John Lutheran Church, Johnsonburg Senior Center, and was known for her frequent walks around the area for exercise.
Born and raised in Shawmut, she lived most of her life in Johnsonburg.
Former Ridgway Fire Department chief John Wygant was honored Saturday night during the department's annual awards banquet at Central Fire Station.
Wygant, chief of the department for 14 years, stepped down during the latter part of 2013.
"I think this is the first time I've been speechless-- yeah, that's unusual," Wygant said as he accepted awards from the Elk County Fire Chiefs Association, the Ridgway Fire Department, Ridgway mayor Dr. Guillermo Udarbe, and state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk).
Michael Eugene Assalone, a retired businessman and Diocese of Miami (Florida) honoree died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
Born in 1913, the Pennsylvania native graduated from Ridgway High School and attended a Pittsburgh business college on scholarship. He later moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he worked in the insurance industry before joining Tennessee Electric Motor Co.
He married Ina Kathleen McClanahan in 1938 and with their five children relocated to Miamiâ€™s Allapattah neighborhood in 1949. For the next 40 years, Michael worked tirelessly to establish Florida Electric Motor Co.
ST. MARYS â€“ A 77-year-old St. Marys man died early Saturday morning in a fire at 523 Brusselles St., St. Marys.
A report filed by Trooper Robert J. Southern of the Ridgway-based state police confirmed the death of James L. Robbins in the blaze which reportedly broke out shortly after 3 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18.
His wife, Joan M. Robbins, 69, escaped the blaze and was reportedly transported to UPMC Mercy Hospital. Sources familiar with the situation confirmed Saturday night that she was being treated for second degree burns but had also suffered from severe smoke inhalation.
A tie game might not seem like the typical time to pull out a behind-the-back pass but then again, Johnsonburg guard Cameron Grumley isn't just any typical basketball player.
Grumley's pass set up a go-ahead 3-pointer from Taylor Feronti which spurred the Rams on to a 54-37 win over Ridgway in front of a sellout crowd at Ridgway Area High School Friday night.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Community Collaborative to Improve Health Care welcomed St. Marys Police Officers Gregg McManus and Anthony Pistner to their January meeting for a presentation on the rising abuse of bath salts in our area.