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July 13th, 2014

Daniel A. Thorwart

July 13, 2014

Daniel A. Thorwart, 83, of 2720 Wilcox Road, Johnsonburg, died Saturday night, July 12, 2014, at the Lutheran Home at Kane following a short illness.
He was born Sept. 30, 1930 in Ridgway, son of the late Luke J. and Johanna E. Polaski Thorwart.
On Jan. 27, 1951, he married Virginia Shaffer by Fr. John A. Kirk and she survives
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life and attended Holy Rosary School and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1948.

Laura J. Thiry

July 13, 2014

Laura J. Thiry, 97, Johnsonburg, died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Lutheran Home in Kane after a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 21, 1916 in Clarion County, daughter of the late Merle and Pearl Wolfe.
She was married to Edward A. Thiry, he preceded her in death in 2002.
Laura was Methodist by faith. She loved to play the board game “Sorry.”

Democrats hope for better result in 2014

July 13, 2014

BENEZETTE – The first ever Elk Country Multi-County Democratic picnic was celebrated Saturday afternoon at the Dudley Farm in Benezette.
The event, sponsored by the Elk County Democratic Committee, featured addresses from several state and federal candidates.

DA McMahon: Area in 'crisis situation'

July 13, 2014

BENEZETTE – Half a year into his term as Elk County district attorney, Shawn McMahon's office is tasked with prosecuting hundreds of drug-related cases during the year, a trend that he does not see receding in the near future.

July 11th

Wilcox Legion stays alive in playoffs

July 11, 2014

WILCOX – With elimination in the cards with a loss, Wilcox picked a good time to put a decisive effort together.
A seven-run first inning was followed by more timely hitting as Wilcox was able to cruise to an 11-0 win over Fox Township Friday evening at Jones Township Community Park in an elimination game in the Elk County American Legion League playoffs.

William J. "Bill" Grabofski

July 11, 2014

William J. "Bill" Grabofski, 88, of Erie, died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at St. Vincent Health Center.
He was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Johnsonburg, son of the late Herman and Helen Koppitch Grabofski. He was a former resident of Chelsea Avenue in Erie, and Johnsonburg.

July 10th

Wilcox Legion falls to Bradford in playoffs

July 11, 2014

WILCOX – After Wilcox's opening playoff win Wednesday night, Wilcox coach Frank Ferragine said he knew the team needed to be more consistent with hitting and making the most of good opportunities.
Once again, neither happened for Wilcox and this time it led to a defeat.
Wilcox stranded eight runners on base over the first six innings and couldn't overcome timely hitting from Bradford as the Bradford Legion team won 8-2 over Wilcox Thursday evening at Jones Township Community Park.

Benezette man charged in stabbing incident

July 11, 2014

ST. MARYS – Multiple charges have been filed against David J. Charles II, 22, of Benezette, who led police on a foot chase before being apprehended Tuesday.

RASD approves new staff members

July 11, 2014

The Ridgway Area School District Board of Directors approved several new additions to their staff during a special meeting held Thursday evening. Two additional special education teachers were approved following an executive session.

July 9th

Wilcox American Legion wins playoff opener

July 10, 2014

WILCOX – Wilcox made sure their huge first inning was good enough for an opening victory in the American Legion playoffs.
Wilcox sent 14 to the plate and scored 10 runs en route to a 10-5 victory over Mt. Jewett Wednesday evening in the first round of the Elk County American Legion playoffs.

Ridgway boys golf won the team season opener 195-246 over Kane Tuesday afternoon on a hot afternoon...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...