April 1st, 2014
ST. MARYS â Due to several challenges being encountered by crews working on the state Route 255 project, the anticipated completion date of early September could be pushed back slightly later into the fall.
Among the road blocks being encountered are weather, hitting rock while installing utility lines and discovering numerous drains from homeowners which were unknown prior to construction.
April is recognized nationally as Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time dedicated to acknowledging the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families.
These points were stressed Tuesday morning as Nancy Baker, director of Elk County's Children and Youth Services (CYS) department reviewed the importance of spreading the awareness.
Recent renovations to the former assessment office in the Elk County Courthouse have uncovered glimpses of the county's long forgotten past.
The courthouse, reportedly completed in 1880, had a very different look inside the facility versus today's building.
During a work session of the Ridgway Area School Board of Directors held Tuesday evening, the board addressed some concerns that were contained in a letter presented by Mark Paladino that was reportedly written on behalf of "a group of 400 concerned residents and taxpayers."
The board addressed the letter's comments regarding the special commission meeting that was held on Feb. 11 concerning the renewal of Dr. Michael O'Brien's contract.
Caroline Colaprete, 95, a resident of Elk Haven for the past three years, formerly of Ridgway Road, Johnsonburg, and 224 Wild Goose Ln., St. Marys, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 22, 1918 in Lewiston, N.Y., daughter of Pietra Lilla and Frederick Luparelli Albion. On Oct. 17, 1942, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., she married Philip Colaprete, who preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1995.
Anna Marie Carlson, 73, of 9362 Route 219, Brockport, died Sunday March 30, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She was born Nov. 23, 1940 in Bombertown, daughter of the late Steven and Catherine Watkovich Scanish. She was married on Nov. 26, 1958 to John Edward Carlson Sr., he survives.
Anna enjoyed knitting, bingo, baking and spending time with her grandchildren and family. Retired, she had been employed at Brockway Glass as an inspector.
Dr. Ian Redmount, a Ridgway native and graduate of Ridgway Area High School, recently authored a physics textbook titled "12 Problems in Physics." Redmount is currently a professor of physics at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Mo.
The textbook, which spans 12 chapters, is centered around applications and concepts necessary to solving classical physics problems.
Jean Burkett, 87, of 224 Harbridge Dr., Ridgway, died Monday morning, March 31, 2014 at 122 Reserve Rd. in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born March 27, 1927 in New Kensington, daughter of the late Harvey E. and Rebecca J. (Speer) Hartman. She married Robert L. Burkett on June 18, 1959, he preceded her in death in 1965. She had resided in Ridgway for the last 34 years and was a former New Kensington resident. She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
FOX TWP. â Two Holstein steer cows perished Saturday night in a Fox Township fire that destroyed a barn.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township Fire Department) and Elk Company 5 (Jay Township Fire Department) responded at 8:32 p.m. to 615 Byrnedale Rd. in Fox Township along with Fox Township Ambulance. The property is owned by 66-year-old Edward J. Benevich of Weedville.
âNow they were bringing even infants to Him that He might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, âLet the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.ââ - Luke 18:15-17
WILCOX â For one young couple living in Wilcox, months old wounds from every parentsâ worst nightmare may be beginning to heal.