January 8th, 2014
Mary Hackett Hayes, 85, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at her residence within the Marion Center, Garvey Manor in Hollidaysburg, ending a 10-year ordeal with Alzheimerâ€™s. To her very last day, she demonstrated strength, dignity and character, remarked by all who knew and cared for her.
Mary was born Nov. 24, 1928 in Reynoldsville. She spent her childhood in Ridgway and summers in Driftwood. She graduated from Ridgway Centennial High School in 1946 with her future husband.
Marie Aharrah, 85, formerly of 457 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 8, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 3, 1928 in Heath Township, Jefferson County, daughter of the late Harry and Keith (Painter) Silvis. She married John D. (Nip) Aharrah on Aug. 5, 1950, he preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 2007.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg girls basketball won 41-26 over Ridgway Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Defense ruled the first quarter as the Ramettes held just a 4-2 lead after four minutes of play.
"Our defense, I was really proud of how the girls were playing defense," Ridgway coach Stacy Kifer said. "They're really stepping it up. What we need to do is we need to try to get the offense tweaked now. We got to work on our rebounding, we still have to get position and get these girls to recognize weak-side rebounding."
During their regular meeting Tuesday morning, county commissioners heard from members of the Ridgway Borough Council regarding their recent request to purchase several condemned homes within the borough from the county repository.
Mary K. Placer, 76, of Ridgway, formerly of Sistersville, W. Va., died suddenly Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at her residence in Ridgway with her son Jeff at her side.
She was born Dec. 11, 1937 in Alvy, W. Va., daughter of the late Leonard and Oma Glover.
She married R. Homer Placer on July 3, 1957.
Mary attended Tyler County High School in West Virginia. She was a homemaker and worked various jobs in West Virginia, including Murphy's restaurant and home care/babysitting.
Gerald E. Geitner, 59, of 31081 Portland Mills Rd., Ridgway, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at home following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 7 1954 in St. Marys, son of the late Louis and Theresa DePanfilis Geitner of Ridgway.
He is survived by his wife and best friend, Theresa Zameroski Geitner, whom he married on Feb. 12, 2009.
Ridgway, Pa. â€“ The Ridgway Borough Council held their annual reorganization meeting Monday afternoon and welcomed new members Sam MacDonald and Steve Keener.
The council also elected Ralph Dussia as their new president. Dussia will be replacing Nina Stolburg, who served the council for 20 years and as president for the final four.
The Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors held their annual reorganization meeting Monday evening. The board will remain the same with John Gardner as chairman, Rick Glover as vice-chairman, and Milly Bowers as secretary-treasurer. The solicitor will remain Jim DeVittorio, who has served the board of supervisors for over 20 years.
Unintended consequences from recent legislation on the state and national level have made it more difficult for volunteer fire departments to survive, according Dave Parsons, a member of the Ridgway Fire Department.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Rams picked up the victory Monday night over St. Marys but the Dutch made it anything but easy for Johnsonburg.
The Rams outscored St. Marys 22-10 in the fourth quarter to blow open what had been a close game for three quarters to pick up a 69-52 win Monday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.