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Archive - 2013

February 27th

Kane man in TV spotlight for 'Bigfoot' research

February 27, 2013

KANE – Seeing is believing.
Claiming to have seen "Bigfoot" six times in the past three years, Jeff Anderson of Kane is convinced the mysterious ape-like creature exists in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF).

Transportation still focal point for commission

February 27, 2013

The state's transportation issues have taken center stage at the local level as officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (NCPRPDC) keep a watchful eye on state budget preparations.

Winklbauer debuts new series of paintings

February 27, 2013

ST. MARYS – In his one-man show, area artist Peter Winklbauer is featuring new watercolor pieces along with a live demonstration taking place Saturday from 7-10 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish Center on Center Street in St. Marys.

February 26th

Conservation District hopes to restore funding

February 27, 2013

Conservation District Field Representative John M. Green of the Pennsylvania Department of Environment of Protection [DEP] responded to Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal to strip the state's conservation districts of funding and instead potentially rely on money received from impact fees during Monday's regular Elk County Conservation District meeting.

Elk County natives strike a chord in Lycoming College Tour Choir

February 27, 2013

Two Elk County natives will be performing with the Lycoming College Tour Choir as they make a stop in St. Marys for a Friday evening performance at the Shiloh Presbyterian Church on Washington Street.

Report: Police charge another man in Devan Knapp's death

February 27, 2013

CLARION COUNTY — After a 29-year-old man was charged Monday with third-degree murder in the January death of 19-year-old Devan Knapp of Brookville, a second man, 32-year-old Joel Tanner Stark of Rimersburg, has been charged with several criminal conspiracy counts-- including abuse of a corpse and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence-- surrounding Knapp's death and the moving of her body, WJAC-TV reported Tuesday.

Electronic payment of SSI benefits begins March 1

February 27, 2013

Beginning March 1, all federal benefits will be paid electronically, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.
John Johnston, Erie-based public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, said electronically paid benefits will include Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

Charles M. "Chuck" O'Connor

February 27, 2013

Charles M. "Chuck" O'Connor, 80, former St. Marys resident, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 in Silver Spring, Md. at Renaissance Gardens Care Facility at Riderwoods.
He was born in Ridgway on Aug. 8, 1932, the son of the late Charles E. and Catherine Klein O'Connor. He married Patricia McEwen on June 24, 1961 in Bradford at St. Francis of Assissi Church, with Fr. Carlton Richey officiating.
Chuck graduated from Central Catholic High School, Class of 1950. He worked a few years at the former Speer Carbon Co. before entering the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

John E. Charleson

February 27, 2013

John E. Charleson, 73, of 240 High Ave., Ridgway, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 8, 1939 in Reynoldsville, son of the late Harry N. and Mary Ann (Anderson) Charlesen.
He married Nancy A. Knight on May 12, 1962 in Queen of the World Catholic Church in St. Marys.
He resided in Ridgway for the last 67 years and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, a member of the Lions Club, the Elks, and the Eagles. He had also been a board member of the Ridgway Ambulance Corp.

February 25th

Beauty and the Beast

February 26, 2013

Students of the Ridgway Area High School held a dress rehearsal Monday night in the auditorium for their production of Beauty and the Beast. The Ridgway High School will be presenting Beauty and the Beast beginning Thursday, Feb. 28 through March 2 at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium.

Ridgway boys golf won the team season opener 195-246 over Kane Tuesday afternoon on a hot afternoon...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...