July 13th, 2014
WILCOX â€“ The Wilcox bats couldn't solve Smethport pitcher Dustin Zetwick Sunday afternoon.
They won't have another chance to this season.
Zetwick threw eight shutout innings and held Wilcox to just two hits in a 3-0, eight-inning victory for Smethport Sunday afternoon at Jones Township Community Park.
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, 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 â€śSorry.â€ť
BENEZETTE â€“ 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.
BENEZETTE â€“ 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.
WILCOX â€“ 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, 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.
WILCOX â€“ 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.
ST. MARYS â€“ Multiple charges have been filed against David J. Charles II, 22, of Benezette, who led police on a foot chase before being apprehended Tuesday.
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.