May 24th, 2012
James A. Newlon, 56, of 224 Harbridge Dr., Ridgway, died unexpectedly Thursday morning at his residence. He was born Oct. 12, 1955 in Mansfield, Ohio son of the late Kenneth and Joyce (Cowger) Newlon. He married Rebecca J. Burkett on Oct. 22, 1977 she survives. He had resided in the Ridgway area for the last 26 years and was a former Apollo resident. He was Protestant by faith. Jim was a member of the Ridgway Elks Club where he was a past exalted ruler, he was also a member of the American Legion Post #208, and the V.F.W. He was a graduate of the Kiski Area High School in 1973.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball squad fended off a rally by the Port Allegany Gators on Thursday afternoon to record an 18-8 victory in six innings during a quarterfinal contest at Berwind Park in St. Marys.
"We were up 6-1 and they (Port) kept fighting to come back. They had a big inning, and we let them back in the game, and at least our kids stayed focused enough to keep fighting back and keep battling on," said ECC coach Tom Zampogna.
Senior Taylor Schlimm returned from the injury list to throw a no-hitter as the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team advanced to the District 9-A semifinals with an 8-0 victory over the Port Allegany Lady Gators Thursday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
Schlimm struck out 11 and issued one free pass for ECCHS. Becky Andrus started on the mound for Port Allegany and worked four innings, giving up four hits and walking one. Brooke Roys worked two innings of relief, giving up two hits, walking three and striking out three.
Members of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] are keeping a sharp eye on federal and state spending plans as lawmakers continue to make budget adjustments.
"Not much has changed when we're looking at the federal budget updates," said Eric Bridges, the commission's executive director. "We're pretty much where we were a week ago when conversations started. Appropriation bills on the federal side are moving through each respective chamber."
A banking act enacted in 1933 regained attention at Monday night's Ridgway Borough Council meeting since council first adopted a resolution in support of the Glass-Steagall Act in June of 2011.
Ridgway resident William Granche attended Monday's meeting to update the council on the Glass-Steagall Act, also known as "The Return to Prudent Banking Act."
The Banking Act of 1933 was a law enacted June 16, 1933 to establish the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [FDIC] in the United States and to impose banking reforms.
Constance M. "Connie" Beaver, 73, of 113 Grove St., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday evening, May 22, 2012, at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1938 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Costek and Mildred Seifert Olszewski. On July 4, 1959, she married David C. Beaver, who survives.
James F. Powell Jr., 57, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
Born Feb. 23, 1955, he was a son of the late James F. Powell Sr. and Elizabeth "Betty" Jane (Simchick) Powell. He was engaged to Ann Curtin-Sinclair of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve an agreement with Palmetto Posting, Inc., and county officials for the posting of delinquent tax notices on properties for which delinquent taxes are owed.
John Samick and Katie Krise from the county's Tax Claims office were on hand Tuesday morning to discuss the change.
Joseph F. Spowal, 83, of Ridgway-Johnsonburg Road, Johnsonburg, died early Tuesday morning, May 22, 2012 following a brief illness at the Good Samaritan Hospice at Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot.
He was born May 19, 1929 in Pittsburgh, son of the late Giacomo "Jack" and Theresa Stoudt Spowal.
On Nov. 21, 1970 in Johnsonburg, he married Cecilia Marrone, she survives.
He had resided in Johnsonburg since 1974, formerly of Gibsonia and Smethport.
Sandra "Sandy" Calkins Kowalski, 72, of 2605 Rosalyn Trail, Long Beach, Ind., died on Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2012, at her residence following a longtime battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
She was born Dec. 2, 1939 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late James and Thelma Snyder Calkins.
On Jan. 30, 1960 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married Stanley Kowalski, he survives.
She resided in Long Beach, Ind. for the past 47 years.