February 5th, 2015
HUSTON TWP. â€“ A 33-year-old St. Marys man died Thursday afternoon after the car he was driving collided with a school bus with 12 preschool children onboard.
Jason Allen Trask was pronounced dead at the scene Thursday afternoon by the Clearfield County coroner's office, according to a public information release report filed by the DuBois-based state police.
The Ridgway Borough Council approved a motion Thursday to increase contributions to the Main Street Program that will help keep the program alive for the next five years.
The motion, approved by a 5-1 vote, will give the Main Street Program $7,750 in 2015 and $5,000 a year for five years starting in 2016, an increase over the yearly $2,750 contribution that has been made over the past 10 years by the borough.
The single opposing vote to the motion was made by Council President Ralph Dussia who said he wanted the contributions to be $5,000 for the whole six-year period.
PORTAGE TWP. â€“ A West Virginia man was killed Thursday afternoon as a result of a two-vehicle crash on state Route 120 in Cameron County.
The crash remains under investigation after Phillip D. Wagner, 51, of Philippi, W. Va. died and James R. Burgeson, 61, of Allegany, N.Y., suffered severe injuries, according to PSP Emporium.
Dayon McCracken was sentenced to six to 12 years of incarceration in the State Diagnostic and Classification Center in Pittsburgh after being found guilty of one felony and four misdemeanors stemming from an April 27, 2014 kidnapping incident.
James A. Curley Jr., 76, of 2857 10th St., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 2, 1938 in St. Marys, son of James A. Curley Sr. and Mary Martha Conneen Curley.
He married Carla Kesler on Dec. 27, 1961 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and she survives. He resided in Cuyahoga Falls since 1956.
Mr. Curley graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1956. He attended St. Bonaventure University for one year and graduated from Akron University.
Erma R. Butterfuss, 87, of 103 Lovers Ln., Kersey, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at her home.
She was born July 18, 1927 in Moyers, W. Va., daughter of the late Lester and Mary Alice Moyers Pitsenbarger. She had been a resident of Elk County since 1950.
She was a graduate of Blue Grass High School in Blue Grass, Va., Class of 1944, and as a member of the Cadet Nurses Corp from the Emergency Hospital School of Nursing in Washington, D.C., Class of 1948.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Kane wrestling won 30-24 over Johnsonburg Thursday evening at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Only three matches were wrestled on the mat and Johnsonburg won them all, picking up a pinfall and two decisions.
Ridgway gymnastics set a season-high team score, scoring 119.9 team points against Altoona Wednesday night at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Altoona won the meet with 129.95 team points.
Hailey Hoffman of Ridgway was the all-around winner with a score of 34.3. Hoffman won the bars, beam and floor exercise events. Rachael Schiafone was fifth for Ridgway with a 30.475 and Alanna Schiafone was sixth with a 29.15.
JOHNSONBURGÂ â€“Â Johnsonburg wrestling lost 32-9 to Youngsville Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Only four matches were wrestled on the mat and each team picked up two victories. Youngsville was aided by three forfeit victories, including at the opening weight of 195 pounds as Austin Spear picked up the forfeit win for Youngsville. After there was no match at 220 pounds, William Peluso tied the team score with a first-period pin over Mason Benjamin in 1:55.
Virginia D. Gigliotti, 88, of 727 Penn St., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 3, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys following a short illness.
She was born July 14, 1926 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Marion and Wladyslawa Silcosky Simchick.
On Sept. 29, 1944, she married Battiste J. Gigliotti. He died Sept. 4, 2010.