November 19th, 2012
Joan Ordiway, 81, of 94 Lincoln St., Ridgway, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.
She had the benefit of kind help at generations and Pine Crest over the past months.
This was only fair since she had been kind and helpful to others her entire life, especially young Air Force wives.
She is survived by her husband, Vernon; sons Lester and Frank; a sister, Sarha; and a niece, Sondra.
Her body has been donated to the anatomical board.
Ridgway football was honored with a banquet Friday night at The Royal Inn.
Assistant coach Rick Viglione awarded the scholar-athlete award to Ridgway senior Joe Jaques.
Chet Gardner also honored the four seniors that have been with the Ridgway football program since they were nine years old and playing with the Rockets. Those four are Cortland Smith, Zac McKnight, Brett Himes and Logan Wickett.
LUDLOW â€“ â€śWeâ€™re exhausted.â€ť
Thatâ€™s Ludlow Fire Chief Chuck Hall sums up the extensive week-long search that has failed to locate the body of a local drowning victim in the Allegheny Reservoir.
Editors Note: Dressed weights are listed for all bears unless otherwise indicated.
MT. JEWETT â€“Â A total of 45 bears harvested throughout five different counties were processed at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's bear check station in Mt. Jewett on Saturday, the opening day of this year's four-day bear season. Of those bears, the majority-- 31-- were female, and most had been harvested in McKean County.
MT. JEWETT â€“Â The number of bears harvested on the opening day of the state's four-day bear season this year and processed at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's bear check station in Mt. Jewett was considerably lower this year compared to 2011. A total of 45 bears were brought to the check station throughout the day on Saturday, whereas 122 were processed at the site on the opening day of the season last year.
BRADFORD â€“Â Port Allegany quarterback Matt Bodamer put on an impressive show Friday night as he rushed for 122 yards and threw for 309, leading the top-seeded and undefeated Gators to a 48-7 rout of the Elk County Catholic Crusaders in a District 9 semi-final contest at Parkway Field in Bradford.
The Gators led all the way, racking up a 21-0 lead before the Crusaders were able to score their lone touchdown midway through the second quarter. Port responded with 27 unanswered points in the second half to come away with the victory.
The Ridgway Area School District's Students of the Month were honored during Tuesday night's school board meeting.
Laetitia M. "Lettie" (White) McHale, 55, of Cranberry Township, died Thursday evening, Nov. 15, 2012, after an extended illness.
Patricia Pontzer Lanese, 72, of Highland View Health Care in Brockway, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 16, 1940, in Ridgway, the daughter of Robert and Bertha Friery Pontzer. She graduated from Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1958.
According to Elk County Catholic High School Athletic Director Aaron Straub, 237 students at the high school and middle school levels participated in the fall 2012 season for ECCHS athletics. He added that about 57 coaches worked with those athletes for to prepare them for around 200 athletic contests held from August through November. Two of the school's fall sports teams-- varsity football and cheerleading-- are still competing and have not yet wrapped up their seasons.