May 16th, 2012
Ridgway softball didn't wait on good pitches to hit and weren't waiting to build a big lead.
The Lady Elkers scored 10 runs in the first inning and were not threatened in a 13-1, 5-inning victory over Sheffield Wednesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway's season finale.
"They came out swinging," Ridgway coach Gary Gerber II said. "Everybody up and down the lineup came out swinging. We jumped out ahead of them and Taylor did the rest."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Ramettes celebrated Senior Day Wednesday before trudging to an 18-4 5-inning drubbing at the hands of the visiting DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals.
DCC used a 12-run fourth inning to effectively break a 4-4 tie before finishing off the Ramettes in five innings.
Johnsonburg starting pitcher senior Kiana Myers, appearing in her final home game, set down the side in the top of the first inning before allowing two runs to score in the second.
Discussion over which ambulance company would provide sole service to the Borough of Johnsonburg and north Ridgway Township continued into Tuesday afternoon's Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors meeting.
The debate stemmed from yesterday's Johnsonburg Borough Council meeting where it was announced that the Johnsonburg Fire Department would reportedly discontinue providing advanced and basic life support services to the area at midnight on June 30.
Margaret C. Severance, 91, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born Nov. 28, 1920, in Sargent, the daughter of Philip and Christina Amicone Scutella.
She married Guy J. Severance, who predeceased her on July 13, 1992.
Mrs. Severance was a member of St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church. She had been employed at Elk County General Hospital, retiring in 1985, after 35 years of service.
E. Jayne Trumbull, 74, of 6265 Shawmut Rd., Ridgway, died Monday afternoon, May 14, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
She was born June 9, 1937 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Eugene and Grace (Reinhart) Lyle.
She was married to James C. Trumbull, who preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 2003.
William A. Freeburg, 78, of 153 Ridge Rd., Kersey, died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home in Hollidaysburg.
He was born Jan. 3, 1934 in Toby, son of the late John and Esther Hedlund Freeburg.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1952.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1956 to 1958.
He is survived by a sister, Marie Anstrom of Ridgway; and a brother, Robert Freeburg of Ridgway.
Virginia Marie Draper, age 71, of 5441 Whispering Willow Way, Ft. Myers, Fla., died on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in Florida following a brief illness.
She was born on Nov. 27, 1940 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and married Jay Draper in August 1962.
They had two children, Donna Mancini of St. Augustine, Fla., and Jeffrey D. Draper, who preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 2008 in Pittsburgh. She had two grandsons whom she adored.
Ridgway baseball recognized the team with a banquet Monday at Sandy Beach Recreational Park after the Elkers' game with St. Marys.
Ridgway varsity baseball head coach Mark Morelli recognized seniors Ryan McClelland and Jay Launer for their efforts with the team.
"We appreciate everything you've done," Morelli said. "We certainly wish you well in your future plans."
JoJo Jaques was the winner of the scholar-athlete award.
"A lot of schools look at people and their grades," Morelli said. "You got to keep your grades up."
The Ridgway Area School District recently announced the 2012 Prom Court. Members includee:
Logan is the daughter of Joel and Donna Feronti. Her activities include: Model UN, Mock Trial, Science Olympiad, Show Choir, District and Regional Choir, School Musicals, Marching Band, Student Council, Class Officer, and National Honor Society. Logan plans to attend college to pursue a career in musical theatre.
Matt Marusiak of Western Pennsylvania Conservancy gave a special presentation on source water protection and conservation easements at Monday's meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force.
Marusiak, a land protection specialist for the conservancy, has an office in Ridgway and a territory that covers the entire 12-county region of the PA Wilds. He has a degree in petrochemical engineering and has worked on the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission and for the planning department of Elk County.