January 13th, 2014
KANE â€“ A preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for a Kane insurance representative who is charged with allegedly assaulting a Kane businessman.
According to documents filed at Kane District Court, Michael R. Merry, 36, of 34 Pine Ave., Kane, is charged with assault for allegedly causing "bodily injury to the victim."
Lois J. Agens, 86, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway died Thursday, Jan. 9 at Pinecrest Manor. She was born Nov. 27, 1927 in Corry, daughter of Harry L. and Hazel O. Bullers Agens. She lived for many years in Ridgway. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the Idler's Club at the Hi-Rise. She retired from the Dietary Dept. at Elk County General Hospital.
She is survived by several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Clark E. Agens.
Games and games of frustration were replaced by celebration Monday night as Ridgway girls basketball finished victorious, defeating Oswayo Valley 32-27 at Ridgway Area High School.
After unfavorable weather conditions forced the cancellation of the Prelude to Christmas Worship Gathering originally scheduled for December of 2013, a new event, Mid Winter Praise Gathering, will be held Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ridgway Evangelical Covenant Church along Center Street.
The Malachi worship band comprised of Pastor Craig Duffield, Betty Schogren and Rene Smith will perform.
Ridgway Township's Zoning Hearing Board held a public hearing Friday evening in order to report their decision concerning a request from TREK Development Group to construct a senior living village near Ridgmont Personal Care Home, located along Montmorenci Road.
Family and friends of Raymond "Gabby" Burkhardt, 74, of Export, are invited to attend a memorial gathering Saturday, Jan. 18, from 3-5 p.m. at the Ridgway Elks, 201 S. Mill Ave., Ridgway, Pa. 15853.
Vaia Funeral Home Inc., 463 Athena Dr., Delmont (724) 468-1177, was entrusted with the arrangements and interment in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
To send online expressions of sympathy or grief support information, please visit at www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
Ridgway boys basketball used a late run in the second half to overtake Kane 44-29 in action Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Wolves would not go away for the first three quarters, trailing just 28-21 starting the fourth quarter.
"Kane came in here, they're well-coached, they're ready to go," Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said. "Coach Gasbarre is doing a great job with them. They have a new attitude, they really hustled, they played hard the whole way. We couldn't shake them. That's a pretty good ball club there."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ During their regular school board meeting Thursday night, the Johnsonburg Area School Board approved the extension of superintendent Dennis Crotzer's contract for another five years. The details of Crotzer's contract are set to be negotiated prior to the end of the current contract. The board voted unanimously to extend Crotzer's stay as superintendent.
ST. MARYS â€“ Over 100 pairs of socks were collected recently for county military members stationed outside the continental United States and for homeless veterans living at Tomorrow's Hope, a center located in Coalport.
BROOKVILLE â€“ Three people were arrested Thursday at the conclusion of a lengthy investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine.
The investigation, conducted by Troop C Vice Unit of the Pennsylvania State Police and the Jefferson County Drug Task Force, resulted in the arrests of April Ann Novak, 43, of 9747 Richardsville Rd., Brookville; Dean William Paige, 52, of 32 Robinson St., Black Lick; and Michael Andrew Novak, 22, of 9747 Richardsville Rd., Brookville.