April 23rd, 2014
ST. MARYS â€“ Two St. Marys residents are facing felony charges in the theft of a vehicle that occurred Thursday night.
According to affidavits of probable cause, David John Krise, 31, of St. Marys, conspired with Alanna Nicole Lilja, 22, of St. Marys, to steal a white 2004 GMC Sonoma truck, which belonged to Frank Bauer, Lilja's stepfather. Lilja reportedly told officers that it was Krise's idea to take the truck to go to Philipsburg to buy drugs and try to sell the truck.
Susan R. Raspatello, 86, Treasure Lake, DuBois, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
Born Dec. 23, 1927 in Brockway, she was the daughter of the late Patsy and Grace (Parulo) Paladino.
On May 7, 1949, she married Anthony M. Raspatello. He survives.
She was a homemaker and a self-employed seamstress for many years. She also had worked for 18 years at the Elk County Regional Medical Center.
She was a member of the Red Hat Society.
Anne L. Merley, 83, formerly of Rattlesnake Road, Brockport, and resident at Highland View Health Care in Brockway, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Highland View.
Anne was born Dec. 28, 1930 in Brockport, the daughter of the late Robert and Alma Place Hutchins. Retired, she had been employed at Brockway Glass as an executive secretary in the engineering department. Anne was a member at the Lanes Mills United Methodist Church. She enjoyed shopping, taking immaculate care of her lawn and garden, and visiting with her family and friends.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] has recently proposed cleanup of a Ridgway Borough-owned landfill site, located on Jakes Hollow Road off of state Route 948 in Ridgway Township.
It just might be the "Burg Way" after all.
Armed with a cooperative sports agreement between Ridgway and host school Johnsonburg, the Ramettes on Tuesday scored a 2-1 win over visiting Elk County Catholic in a softball game held at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway.
Starting pitcher Alexa Marciniak scattered one hit and an unearned run in five innings of work for the Ramettes before giving way to relief pitcher Taylor Roseto who secured the win with two scoreless innings.
Missed opportunities were becoming the norm as St. Marys Area and Ridgway continued to pile up zeroes on the linescore Tuesday afternoon.
St. Marys broke that trend in the ninth, broke the scoreless tie and came away with the victory.
A Shane Haberberger one-out single brought home RJ Johnston to give the Dutch the only run of the game in a 1-0, nine-inning victory over Ridgway Tuesday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
During the regular meeting of the Ridgway Borough Council held Monday evening, council heard from another group of citizens concerning drug use throughout the borough.
"We are all concerned about the drug issues in town and we've collectively come up with some questions," said Ridgway resident Stevie Gustafson. "We would just like them addressed and answered and maybe give us some feedback on what we can do."
Gustafson reported that the questions offered to the borough were on behalf of a Facebook group who have been expressing online their shared concerns.
Joan G. Verbka, 69, of 276 Coal Hollow Rd., Kersey, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born July 24, 1944 in Anita, daughter of the late Matthew and Helen Anderson Gresock. On July 24, 1965 in the St. Josephâ€™s Church in Anita, she married Rudy Verbka who survives.
She was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School, Class of 1962 and had been a lifelong resident of the Kersey area. She served as the church secretary at St. Boniface Church for 30 years and still worked as a columnist for the local newspapers.
Melvin R. Hoffman, 70, of 415 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, died on April 19, 2014.
He was born on July 8, 1943 in St. Marys, son of the late Andrew and Margaret Eckert Hoffman. He was the loving husband and best friend to Gloria M. Roseto, who he married on Nov. 26, 1964 at St. Leo's Catholic Church where he was a member. He was a graduate of St. Marys High School.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Rams quickly settled down after early gaffes Monday in time to watch a masterful Cole Peterson strike out 15 batters en route to a 6-2 complete game win over visiting Eisenhower.
After a few errors marred the opening inning, and put the Rams in a 2-0 hole, Peterson settled down while his teammates lit up mound opponent Shane Arford for six runs for a 6-2 win.