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September 4th, 2014

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away

September 4, 2014

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away
The 81-year-old comedy icon has died

VIDEO: Steelers prepare for rival Browns, hope for fast star

September 4, 2014

VIDEO: Steelers prepare for rival Browns, hope for fast star

September 3rd

VIDEO: 2014 NFL preview: Pittsburgh Steelers

September 4, 2014

VIDEO: 2014 NFL preview: Pittsburgh Steelers

Sports Illustrated's Don Banks gives his reasons to believe and his reasons to worry for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2014 NFL season.

9-year-old culprit in school shooting hoax

September 4, 2014

ST. MARYS – Events that sent St. Marys into a panic Tuesday afternoon with reports of a shooting at St. Marys Area High School were the actions of a nine-year-old juvenile, whose age prohibits criminal prosecution, according to police.
As a result of a joint investigation between the St. Marys City Police and Pennsylvania State Police, it was discovered that the juvenile placed the 911 calls from a cell phone while he/she was riding on a school bus on their way home.

Judge upholds police search in 6-fatality crash case

September 4, 2014

SMETHPORT – A judge has upheld a police search involving the defendant in a criminal case linked with a 6-fatality crash on Route 219 near Lantz Corners just over a year ago.
Senior Judge William F. Morgan of Warren issued his ruling Wednesday during a 40-minute hearing at the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport.
The judge’s decision comes less than two weeks before the scheduled Sept. 15 start of a jury trial for Kathy Douglas, 37, of Kane. Another pre-trial “suppression-of-evidence” hearing is set for next Thursday, Sept. 11.

Jacqueline Anne “Jackie” Weinstein

September 4, 2014

Jacqueline Anne “Jackie” Weinstein, 51, of Emporium, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 after battling a lifelong illness that she finally succumbed to in her Emporium home.
She was born Jan. 18, 1963, beloved daughter of Rose M. and Martin E. Koch of Ridgway, and the oldest of three children.
Jackie was the heart-bound companion and wife of 27 years to Larry Weinstein of Chicago, Ill. with whom she raised her crown jewels of her life, sons Robert “Cody” Mathis and Justin Weinstein.

Raymond P. Fields

September 4, 2014

Raymond P. Fields, 61, Kriner Road, DuBois, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born Sept. 8, 1952 in Ridgway, he was the son of Horace and Norma (Britton) Fields. His mother survives and lives in Brockport.
On Sept. 22, 1973, he married Judy M. (Utzinger) Fields. She survives.
He retired from the Reynoldsville Casket Company. Previous to that, he worked at Chapman Auto Parts.

Gail J. Gerg

September 4, 2014

Gail J. Gerg, 79, of 509 West Main St., Ridgway, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born Feb. 15, 1935 in St. Marys, son of the late Harry and Margaret Cunningham Gerg.
He married Roselyn Schilk, she survives him.
He was a commercial electrician by trade, and he served in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was also a member of the Ridgway Legion and Elks.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael and Daniel Gerg; step-children Timothy, Christine, Stephanie, Mary and Charles; and several grandsons, granddaughters and many great-grandchildren.

September 2nd

Ridgway girls soccer wins season opener

September 3, 2014

Ridgway girls soccer ended the season last year with a loss against DCC in the playoffs.
Tuesday afternoon, a new season equaled a new result for the Lady Elkers.
Caitlyn Viglione scored a hat trick while Julie Alford and Rachel Smith added goals for Ridgway in a 5-0 win over DuBois Central Catholic at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.

Wayne C. Brechtel

September 3, 2014

Wayne C. Brechtel, 65, of 159 Terra Cotta, Johnsonburg, died Aug. 31, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born March 14, 1949 in Ridgway, son of Eugene R. "Gene" and Catherine J. Rezmerski Brechtel.
He resided in Johnsonburg for the past 14 years and formerly resided in Cocoa Beach, Fla., Frostburg, Md. He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, class of 1967. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Central Hose Co., and served in the Pa. National Guard. He had played AAA baseball in the Houston Astros Farm System. He loved to play cards.

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