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March 18th, 2012

Thomas C. Hansen

March 18, 2012

Thomas C. Hansen, 74, died Saturday, March 17, 2012.
He was born Feb. 3, 1938, in Erie.
He was employed by Motion Control Industries from 1969 to 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Susan; a daughter, Cindy, her husband, Ed, and their three children, Eddie, Emily, and Haley; a son, Michael; a son, Gary, and his wife Shannon (Strom) and their three children, Amberlin, Trevor, and Tyler; two sisters, Mary Lou and her husband Clarence of North East, and Linda and her husband Leslie of Erie; and several nieces and nephews.

Rose Marie Ginther

March 18, 2012

Rose Marie Ginther, 85, of 301 Ford Rd., St. Marys, died peacefully at her home on Friday, March 16, 2012 surrounded by her family.
She was born Nov. 17, 1926 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Marco and Helen Delisimunovic Paropacic.
On Nov. 28, 1953, she married Gervase Ginther, who survives.

March 16th

Ridgway advances to Western Final

March 17, 2012

CLARION – With a fourth-quarter rally, Ridgway now plays to be called best in the West.
Ridgway (29-1) rallied from seven points down for a 58-51 victory over VisionQuest in the PIAA Class A boys basketball quarterfinal at Clarion University Friday night.
Ridgway now plays in the Western Final and state semifinal against Lincoln Park Charter on Tuesday night. Lincoln Park downed West Middlesex, 47-45, Friday night. The time and site have yet to be announced.

Students win grand champion award

March 17, 2012

Students Maria Jones and Camron Marciniak of the Tri-County Karate Academy of Ridgway recently attended a Tang So0 Do Region 22 Tournament and were awarded the grand champion title in the male and female category under 16 years old. Jones is the daughter of David and Judi Jones of Wilcox and Marciniak is the son of Dave and Jane Marciniak of Johnsonburg. The grand champion title is awarded to the student who has the most point values combined from each category including sparring, forms and weapons.    

Patricia A. "Pat" Feronti

March 17, 2012

Patricia A. "Pat" Feronti, 77, of 326 Powers Ave., Johnsonburg, died Friday afternoon, March 16, 2012 at Select Specialty Care Hospital in Erie following a lengthy illness.
She was born April 13, 1934 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John and Eva Mishenko Mackoviak. In 1956, she married Keith VonArx, who preceded her in death in 1999. On May 3, 2002, she married Alfred "Bud" Feronti of Johnsonburg, who survives.

Doris E. Eckert

March 17, 2012

Doris E. Eckert, 81, of Mechanicsburg, formerly of Ridgway, died Friday morning, March 16, 2012 at the Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg.
Born March 26, 1930 in Ridgway, she was the daughter of the late Robert Fingel and Anna (Anderson) Johnson. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Eckert who died Nov. 14, 2008.

Rose Marie Ginther

March 17, 2012

Rose Marie Ginther, 85, of 301 Ford Rd., St. Marys, died peacefully at her home on Friday evening, March 16, 2012 surrounded by her family.  Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Queen of the World Church on Tuesday, March 20, at noon. A full obituary will follow in Monday's edition.

March 15th

Police report update in handgun investigation

March 16, 2012

ST. MARYS - The St. Marys City Police Department reports investigating Wednesday's incident of a report of a subject who may have been in possession of a handgun. Police have identified the individual as a juvenile playing with an airsoft gun while waiting for transportation to school.

Ridgway's Students of the Month honored

March 15, 2012

The Ridgway Area School District's Students of the Month were honored during Tuesday night's school board meeting.
Kindergartner Savannah Kite was selected as the elementary school Student of the Month. Savannah said she was very excited to receive the award. When she grows up, she said, she wants to become an artist because she likes to draw. If she could do anything to change the world she would recycle. Her teacher Laurie Burkett said Savannah is always on task, always polite, well behaved and is always a good friend. She has become an excellent student and a fantastic reader.

Charlene Parks Bradford

March 15, 2012

Charlene Parks Bradford, 54, of Homosassa, Fla., died on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 after a brief illness.
She was born May 2, 1957, in Johnsonburg, the daughter of the late Harold D. and Ethel (Arron) Parks.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Bradford of Homosassa, Fla.; three brothers, Larry Parks of Johnsonburg, Gary Parks of Wilcox, and Kirk Parks of St. Marys; and a sister, Tammy Parks of Johnsonburg.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jay Parks of California, in 1992.

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