April 26th, 2013
ST. MARYS â€“ Police, with guns drawn, surrounded a home in downtown St. Marys Friday in what became a brief, yet tense standoff with an armed suspect holed up inside.
ST. MARYS â€“ April 21-27 may have been National Volunteer Week this year, but volunteering is something that individuals can do any time of year and the efforts of those willing to donate their time is generally greatly appreciated by organizations in need.
Philip D. Popielski Sr., 73, of 134 Valley Rd., St. Marys, died on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at his home surrounded by his wife and friends.
He was born May 26, 1939 in Ridgway, son of the late Chester and Charlotte Donlan Popielski.
On March 28, 1989 in Florida, he married Amy C. Bowley, who survives and was the rock of his life.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1957.
David W. Erich, 46, of 511 N. St. Marys Road, St. Marys, died on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie following complications of an injury from a car accident many years ago.
He was born February 13, 1967 in St. Marys, a son of Arnold "Butch" and Doris Rigard Erich of St. Marys.
Johnsonburg baseball won 12-2 in five innings over Bradford Friday afternoon at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
The Rams move to 7-0 on the season.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Visiting Bradford sent 12 batters to the plate in the first inning and another nine in the sixth inning to produce 11 of their 15 runs Friday in a six-inning victory over Johnsonburg.
The Lady Owls took advantage of 13 walks and four errors in the 15-4 victory.
Bradford put six runs on the board in the first inning to take the early lead. Lindsay Rinfrette was 2 for 3 on the day with five RBI and two runs scored. She got things rolling with a two-run single to plate Ashley Stoltz and starting pitcher Rylee Lindgren for the early 2-0 lead.
Ridgway baseball swept a doubleheader with Kane Thursday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
Ridgway won 11-1 in six innings in the first game and then won 19-1 in the second game.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Search warrants issued in the investigation into the murder of a Ridgway teen reveal key insights into what evidence police were looking for, and what they found, as they worked to tie their primary suspect, her 22-year-old boyfriend, to the killing.
The Elk County Board of Commissioners announced today that the Elk County Jail successfully crossed the finish line in EPAâ€™s 2012 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. In its third year, the competition featured teams from across the country racing to improve energy efficiency, lower utility costs and protect health and the environment. Together, competitors cut their energy costs by more than $50 million.
The Kane Lady Wolves took advantage of early errors and walks in a 5-2 win Thursday afternoon against the Ridgway Lady Elkers.
The visitors were able to build a small lead early on as Daria Huckabone scored on a Ridgway error as Kaila Jamerson reached safely for an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Triston Hillman followed with a sacrifice fly to center field for a 2-0 advantage.