February 21st, 2013
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Engineer Travis Long of Gwin Dobson & Foreman [GD&F] updated the Johnsonburg Municipal Authority on the status of the engineering services as outlined in a consent order and agreement proposed by the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP].
William E. "Bill" Edgar, 75, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at the home of his son, Bill, in Corry. He had been in ill health for the past year.
Bill was born in Port Allegany on May 23, 1937, a son of Gordon and Signe Erickson Edgar, who preceded him in death.
He was a graduate of Smethport High School where he played football. He worked for the Market Basket in both Smethport and Ridgway, where he spent most of his life. After 15 years with Market Basket, Bill retired from Keystone Carbon following 30 years of employment there.
The 14th Annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous continues Thursday with a seminar at 9 a.m. at the American Legion featuring Ken Tynan; Tynan will give a presentation regarding the realism and whimsical in nature followed by a carving demonstration.
Randy Boni will follow with a chainsaw carving demonstration. The seminars will be set to conclude at noon and carvers will be at all locations carving until 5 p.m.
Ridgway native and Elk County Catholic High School graduate Logan Williams will return to Biblical times as one of the stars in an upcoming production of "Children of Eden" at the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh this March.
A cautionary tale circulating through the cybersphere warns readers not to pull over for unmarked cars with flashing red lights because it is the work of criminals masquerading as police in targeting lone motorists as victims. According to myth-busting site www.snopes.com, that tale may be a mix of both fact and fiction.
Gilbert F. â€śGibâ€ť Yeager, 86, of 155 Russ Lane, St. Marys, died peacefully at his home with his family by side Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, 2013 after a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 13, 1927 in St. Marys, son of the late George and Marcella Schatz Yeager. On Sept. 20, 1952 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Frances â€śPamâ€ť A. Pontzer, who survives.
Mr. Yeager was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School. He was one of the original co-owners of Kersey Tool and Die, retiring in 1994.
Armine H. Piccirillo, 93, formerly of 4257 Grant Rd., Ridgway, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 19, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born May 14, 1919 in Shawmut, daughter of the late Eva Jenkins. She was married to Joseph N. Piccirillo who preceded her in death. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and the C.D. of A. She had been employed by Sylvania for 30 years.
The only question left by the time the fourth quarter rolled around Tuesday night was not who was going to win but whether Ridgway would hit 100 points.
The Elkers came close.
Ridgway scored over 20 points three of the four quarter en route to a 96-45 win over Oswayo Valley Friday night in the first round of the District 9 Class A boys basketball playoffs.
All 13 players scored at least two points for the Elkers with Jesse Reynolds leading the way with 21 points. Robbie Byrd tallied 17 points and Sam Roselli finished with 16 points. Tony Leithner had 11 points for the Elkers.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Let the fun begin.
The Johnsonburg Rams (23-2) opened the District 9 Class A playoffs Tuesday night with a 63-21 victory over the Union Knights of Rimersburg.
The Rams took advantage of another fast start Tuesday and jumped out to an early 25-5 lead after the first quarter of play.
The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal and Ridgway Fire Department report investigating the origin and cause of a fire that occurred at 5:38 a.m. Tuesday morning at Heritage Farms, 28235 Lake City Road in Spring Creek Township.