January 2nd, 2014
ST. MARYS â€“ Multiple charges were filed against John Anthony Raspatello following a Dec. 30 altercation with two Brosius Towing and Tiltbed Services employees along Brusselles Street at Nic's Tobacco Outlet in St. Marys.
Gertrude P. "Dee Dee" Roberts, 90, of 424 Pattison St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born on June 17, 1923, in Ridgway, the daughter of Frank and Christine LaSorto Viglione. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Roberts.
She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys. Mrs. Roberts had been employed at the Elliott Co. and the Royal Motel. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo.
She is survived by three sisters-in-law, Grace, Nellie, and Marian Viglione; a brother-in-law, John Lloyd; and by a number of nieces and nephews.
Carmella R. Caggiano, 99, a resident of Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility in Ridgway, died at her residence on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.
Carm was born in Ridgway on Aug. 6, 1914 to Ralph and Theresa Panetta Testa. She attended the Ridgway Public Schools.
She was a lifelong member of St. Leo's Church. On July 12, 1947, she married Sylvester Caggiano who preceded her in death on May 14, 1970. In her early years, she was employed at Stackpole Carbon Company in St. Marys and was a baker at the Bogert Hotel in Ridgway.
The Ridgway Fire Department battled a blaze early Wednesday morning that destroyed a two-car garage reportedly located at 116 Harrison Ave., according to Elk EOS. Firefighters were dispatched shortly after 3 a.m.
Seth Franco, a former Harlem Globetrotter, is returning to speak and perform some of his basketball tricks Jan. 15 at Awakening Alliance Church.
ST. MARYS â€“ Patty Greene and her merry elves recently visited Elk Haven Nursing Home to spread some Christmas cheer by distributing blankets, stockings and other small gifts to elderly residents.
December 30th, 2013
SMETHPORT â€“ A Mt. Jewett couple have entered "no contest" pleas to charges linked with the alleged withholding of food from three adoptive children as a form of punishment.
Courtney Ann Kreckel, 38, of Port Richey, Fla., died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born May 21, 1975 in Ridgway, daughter of Raymond Kreckel and Carol (Akers) Dinsmore.
She was a homemaker who was raised in Johnsonburg and has lived the past 20 years in Florida.
ST. MARYS â€“ The annual Coaches vs. Cancer campaign was held on Friday during the EQT Energy Classic Elk County Holiday Tournament at St. Marys Area High School and, though the event was only held one day this year, $700 was raised to benefit the American Cancer Society.
ST. MARYS â€“ One tournament championship wasn't enough for the Johnsonburg Rams this weekend.
After claiming the Elk County Tournament championship Friday night, Johnsonburg won the EQT Energy Classic Saturday night with a 74-54 victory over Bridgeport out of West Virginia in the boys championship game at St. Marys Area High School.