February 8th, 2015
JONES TWP. â€“ A home in Jones Township has been declared a total loss after an accidental electrical fire started Saturday afternoon inside the home and caused substantial damage to the interior.
At 2:47 p.m. on Saturday, Elk Company 6 (Wilcox Fire Department) was dispatched to 2082 Old State Rd. for a structure fire.
The fire started in a home belonging to James "Snip" Snyder who was not in the home at the time of the fire.
Jeanne Hall, a local quilter from Ridgway, has been selected as one of over 200 quilters who have had their quilts picked to be a part of an American Quilter's Society, AQS, show in Lancaster.
Hall will join others from 36 states and 10 countries at a March 11-14 international AQS show in Lancaster.
Hall, a winner of two blue ribbons from local shows, said the selection process for the AQS shows is very difficult, but after receiving encouragement from fellow local quilters, she decided to submit her first work to the show.
Geraldine Helen Willow, 94, of Rose Street, Johnsonburg, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Feb. 13, 1920 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Frederic Marshall and Clara Bell (Zwald) Enterline.
On Sept. 16, 1939 in Ridgway, she married Chester LeRoy Willow. He preceded her in death March 12, 2003.
She was a graduate of Ridgway Area High School Class of 1939 and was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Johnâ€™s Lutheran Church of Johnsonburg, a lifetime member of Central Hose Company Auxiliary and a â€śWorthy Matronâ€ť of the Order of Eastern Star.
Alvera Dezanet, 101, of Caledonia, and recently of Silver Creek Terrace and Elk Haven Nursing Home, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 4, 1913 in Byrnedale, daughter of the late Angelo and Giovanna (Trojan) Dezanet.
She worked at Sylvania of Emporium for 47 years, retiring as a supervisor in 1975. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Force.
Joseph W. DeLullo Sr., 66 of Terra Cotta Road, Johnsonburg, died early Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk after an illness of 10 years.
He was born May 4, 1948 in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph P. and Erma (Matthews) DeLullo.
He married Josephine (Tomaski) on May 27, 1971.
Mr. DeLullo was a graduate of St. Marys High School. He served in Vietnam with the U.S. Marines from 1966-1969. He worked as a die-setter for Metaldyne for 27 years retiring in 2005.
Leroy Paul Benson, 66, of 2130 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
He was born April 20, 1948, in Ridgway, son of the late Paul and Alice Woodall Benson. He married Lillian Poage, who survives. He was Episcopalian by faith. He had lived all of his life in Ridgway.
He had been employed by PennDOT for 33 years. He served in the U.S. Navy. Benny enjoyed car racing and tractor pulling.
A conversation with 25-year-old Eric Haberberger leads one to believe heâ€™s just like any other young adult.
The young man from St. Marys is looking forward to warmer weather, and with it the Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates, his two favorite baseball teams, hitting the diamond.
But with freezing temperatures dominant this time of year, Eric is inside the friendly confines of the Ridgway YMCA working up a sweatâ€¦ in a wheelchair.
Ridgway (20-2) ended their regular season Friday night with a 59-26 win over the visiting St. Joseph Catholic Academy Wolves.
The visitors were no match for the Elkers as Jeremy Breier paced the home team with 19 points. Teammate Josh Lineberger followed with 11 points, including seven points in the first quarter to help push the Elkers to a large lead.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams were at the foul line consistently in the fourth quarter, so much so that the Rams didn't need points any other way.
The Rams scored all 15 fourth-quarter points from the foul line en route to a 43-29 win over Brockway Friday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg was 15 for 19 from the charity stripe, taking advantage of Brockway being in the penalty throughout the final eight minutes.
HUSTON TWP. â€“ A 33-year-old St. Marys man died Thursday afternoon after the car he was driving collided with a school bus with 12 preschool children onboard.
Jason Allen Trask was pronounced dead at the scene Thursday afternoon by the Clearfield County coroner's office, according to a public information release report filed by the DuBois-based state police.