January 9th, 2014
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.
Melissa Aul, Resource Conservation Technician for the Elk County Conservation District, has helped to organize agricultural workshops for area farm owners. The workshops are sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection through the Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant.
Mark R. Marche, 41 of 25 Brandy Camp Circle, Ridgway, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at his residence.
He was born Aug. 26, 1972 in Ridgway, son of Theodore â€śJuniorâ€ť and Stella Sarnoski Marche Jr. of Brandy Camp, who survive.
Mark was employed in the past at Smithâ€™s Sports Store in St. Marys, Metaldyne in Ridgway, Joy Manufacturing in Franklin and was employed as a welder at Forum Welding in Clearfield at the time of his death.
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.