February 16th, 2012
At the Elk County Courthouse in Ridgway on Thursday, Jonathan Joseph Bilodeau, 20, of St. Marys, was sentenced for the offense of sexual abuse of children, a felony of the third degree.
Bilodeau pleaded guilty in August to the charge, which stems from a July 22, 2010 incident in which Bilodeau distributed child pornography to a Pennsylvania State Trooper via a peer-to-peer file-sharing program on his laptop computer. The file contained a one-minute, 31-second video of a child under the age of 18 years old engaging in a sexual act.
ST. MARYS â€“ Some people really are out for your blood - but that's not always a bad thing. Just ask Wendy McCoy, a phlebotomist at Elk Regional Health Center since June 2011.
McCoy, a 1986 graduate of Ridgway Area High School, moved back to the area from Kitanning about two years ago and works part-time at ERHC.
Phlebotomists draw blood from a patient's veins to collect samples for testing. McCoy said "phlebotomist" comes from the Greek word "phlebos," which means "vein."
"It basically means specializing in veins," McCoy said.
Edward C. Zettle, 73, of 545 Hacker St., Kane, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Feb. 10, 1939, in Johnsonburg, he was a son of Clarence E. and Evelyn R. Vasbinder Zettle. On Aug. 5, 2005, in Kane, he married Martha (Buckley) Johnson who survives.
A graduate of Johnsonburg class of 1957, he also attended Penn State University and Purdue University.
JOHNSTOWN â€“ Ridgway boys basketball wanted a test in a road environment in its final regular season game.
The Elkers got one in Bishop McCort and came out victorious.
Ridgway was able to win the last three minutes of a previously tied game and take a 55-50 win over Bishop McCort Tuesday night at Bishop McCort High School.
ST. MARYS â€“ The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team closed out their season with a 58-48 loss to the Johnsonburg Rams last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Rams were able to outscore the Dutchmen by a 20-7 margin in the second quarter to open a 32-17 halftime lead. In the second half, St. Marys outscored Johnsonburg by a 31-25 margin.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg girls basketball used timely baskets and strong interior play for a 31-27 victory over St. Marys Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusader varsity basketball squad ended their regular season with a 45-40 victory over the visiting Bradford Owls on Wednesday evening in a contest played at the Elk County Catholic High School gymnasium.
The Owls led for much of the contest, holding a 10-9 advantage at the end of the first quarter, a 23-16 lead at the half, and were on top 33-30 at the end of the third quarter. The Crusaders outscored Bradford 15-7 in the fourth quarter to claim the victory.
A Kane woman faces 84 felony charges linked with the alleged theft of funds from the Kane Day School at the Tabor Lutheran Church.
Ashley Nicole Wilson, 26, of 615 Maple St., Kane, allegedly took $13,377.31 in funds while serving as the treasurer of the pre-school program.
She has been arraigned before Kane District Judge Dave Engman, who set bail at $10,000 (unsecured).
Wilson is scheduled to appear today in Central Court at the courthouse in Smethport to either waive a preliminary hearing or request a hearing before Engman.
The Ridgway Area School District's Students of the Month were honored during Tuesday night's school board meeting.
First-grader Cheyla Coder was selected as the elementary school Student of the Month. Cheyla is the daughter of Darlene and Jason Coder. Her favorite subject is art because she gets to play with clay.
Her career plans are to become a teacher because she would like to "meet different kids and teach them the number families."
Cheyla said if she could do anything to change the world she would clean it up and have everyone help clean up the trash.
Kathleen V. Frank, 93, of Water Street, Johnsonburg, and recently of Kane, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at the Lutheran Home of Kane following a short illness. She was born May 6, 1918 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John and Emma Amacher Lynch. On Jan. 28, 1936, she married Frederick C. Frank, who preceded her in death Aug. 3, 1991.
She lived all her life on Water Street, Johnsonburg, until the past several years in Kane.