February 6th, 2013
Members of the Elk Counties Local Housing Options Team [LHOT] met Wednesday afternoon at The Edgewood Hall in St. Marys to finalize preparations for the third annual housing expo set for today from noon to 5 p.m. at The Edgewood Hall in St. Marys.
Esther A. Piccirillo, 101, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, died Monday, February 4, 2013, at her residence.
She was born August 17, 1911, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Henry and Matilda Martinson Nelson. She married Michael Piccirillo.
Ridgway wrestling honored its four seniors before the varsity dual against Smethport which the Hubbers won 42-27 Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway's four seniors are Brett Himes, Cortland Smith, John Wildnauer and Zac McKnight.
The Elkers also honored the video operators, Mike Prechtl and Dustin Reed. Senior cheerleaders were also honored. The senior cheerleaders are Logan Feronti, Christine Schauer, Emily Pierce and Tracey Ecklund.
Ridgway had the advantage in the nine matches wrestled on the mat, winning five of those nine bouts.
Ridgway senior Josh Mitchell wasn't interested in playing an overtime period against Johnsonburg.
Mitchell hit a left-handed scoop shot with one second left in the fourth quarter to give Ridgway a 44-42 win over Johnsonburg Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
After a near turnover, Ridgway inbounded the ball with six seconds remaining. Mitchell caught the ball near the 3-point and then drove to his left, hitting a short underhanded scoop shot to put the Elkers ahead by two and send the home crowd into a frenzy.
In an effort to avoid duplication of services and to ensure that veterans indeed do not "fall through the cracks," the Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a memorandum of understanding for supportive services for the "Veterans Families Program."
The Ridgway Area School District [RASD] received a clean financial audit from an independent auditing firm during a work session held Tuesday night in the library of the middle/high school.
New information obtained through police interviews with a Ridgway man accused of robbing a Johnsonburg bank at gunpoint has resulted in charges of theft and related offenses being filed against him.
A Ridgway woman who pleaded guilty to withholding insurance payments intended for a local business that performed repair work on her home following a 2011 fire was sentenced in Elk County Court Monday.
A Ridgway man already sentenced to state prison for a rash of camp burglaries that occurred throughout the most remote corners of Elk, McKean and Cameron counties in 2010 and 2011 was sentenced to an additional 16 to 40 years in state prison in Elk County Court on Monday on charges of theft and firearms possession.
Joanne T. Wendel, 69, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, and formerly of Newton, N.C., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 13, 1943 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Andrew and Rosa Turcotte Meyer.
She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1961 and a graduate of the Clearfield School of Nursing. She worked for many years in healthcare and also worked in landscaping.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and enjoyed gardening, crafts and rock â€˜n roll music. She also loved her cats.