January 7th, 2014
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.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch had little trouble dispatching the Ridgway Elkers Saturday evening in a 57-17 win.
"Overall I thought our guys were really fired up for this match," said Dutch head coach Dominic Surra. "It's always a rivalry and it really doesn't matter how the records are, both teams just show up for this match. I thought our guys really wrestled hard, we were aggressive, went for quick takedowns, and I thought even in the matches that we lost, Ridgway had to earn those matches.
"It was a good night for us, a good team effort."
A special meet-and-greet was held at Elk County Catholic High School on Sunday evening to welcome newly appointed Elk County Catholic School System (ECCSS) President Sam MacDonald.
MacDonald takes over the role from interim president Mary Agnes Marshall, and is the school system's second president, filling the position vacated by Fr. Michael Ferrick.
Conrad Leo Reuscher, 73, of 3008 Squab Hollow Rd., Kersey, formerly of 102 South Paul Rd., St. Marys, accepted his Lord and Saviorâ€™s invitation to come home on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
He was born on February 27, 1940 in St. Marys to the late Benedict and Edna (Lanzel) Reuscher. On August 25, 1962, he married the love of his life, Donna Anderson Reuscher, who survives.