March 3rd, 2013
Yuriko M. Shrefler, age 47, of 578 Rock St., died Saturday afternoon, March 2, 2013, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 8, 1965 in Tokyo, Japan, daughter of Mitsunobu and Fumiko (Tsutsumi) Matsuda. She married Mike Shrefler on Aug. 12, 1995, he survives. She had resided in Ridgway for the last 23 years.
CLARION â€“ Another Johnsonburg second-half comeback equaled a district championship 30 years in the making.
Johnsonburg boys basketball won their first district championship since 1983 with a 37-29 victory over Ridgway in the Class A title game held at Clarion University.
"These kids worked hard all year, that (a district title) was one of their goals," Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey said. "At halftime they said 'We're not going to be denied.' They came out and did what they had to do to win. In the last couple games, we've been a second-half team."
SHARON â€“ Brett Himes of Ridgway finished fourth at 126 pounds at the Northwest Regional Wrestling Championships which finished up Saturday at Sharon High School.
"I'm not ashamed of anything he accomplished," Ridgway coach David Fordoski said. "He accomplished more than anybody could have ever dreamed. Even if you lose, he was in it and that's a memory that he'll never forget. Being so close to being able to make it to states, kids would give anything to be in his shoes. He did the best he could when he had his chance. I'm really proud of him."
High school students of the Ridgway Area School District will give their final performance of "Beauty and the Beast" tonight, March 2, in the auditorium of the high school at 7 p.m.
JEFFERSON CO. - A Ridgway man headed to trial on arson, attempted murder and drug charges in Elk County has been remanded into federal custody by the U.S. Marshals Office on weapons charges filed against him and a Johnsonburg man in federal court.
Cameron County residents are welcome to bring their electronic devices to the Elk County Community Recycling Center and efforts have been made to clear up a recent miscommunication on the matter.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a neurological disease that impacts members of the Cervidae family, which includes whitetail deer and elk, has been detected in deer harvested in Blair and Bedford counties, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) announced Friday. So far, a total of three deer-- two from Blair County and one from Bedford County-- have reportedly tested positive for the disease.
HORTON TWP. â€“Â The Ridgway-based state police report responding to a two-vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality at 10:47 a.m. on Feb. 28 on SR 153, 246 feet south of an unnamed street in Horton Township. Desiree M. Smith, 26, of Falls Creek, was killed as a result of the crash.
SHARON â€“ Ridgway wrestling advanced one wrestler to the Northwest Regional semifinals after action Friday at Sharon High School.
Brett Himes for Ridgway advanced with a 3-1 decision over Mason McCollum of Reynolds in the quarterfinal round.
Greta A. Eckert, 79, of 351 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys, and formerly of Ridgway-Johnsonburg Road, Johnsonburg, died on Friday morning, March 1, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born March 13, 1933 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth St. John Dorio.
On Oct. 6, 1962 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, she married the late Wilfred E. "Buck" Eckert Jr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 2012.