July 24th, 2014
John F. Hill Jr., 68, of 231 Grove Ave., Ridgway, died Wednesday evening, July 23, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 1, 1945 in Erie, son of the late John F. Hill Sr. and Helen E. (Smith) Hill
On Dec. 28, 1968, he married Karol Givens.
He had resided in Ridgway for the past 36 years, but he was also a former Kane resident.
He was a 1963 graduate of the Kane High School, a 1973 graduate of Penn State and a 1976 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.
He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam Era.
The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission held its monthly executive board meeting in Ridgway on Wednesday morning to discuss current projects and initiatives, as well as future and past budgeting issues.
ST. MARYS â€“ An additional suspect has been charged as a result of a drug sting that was executed on Thursday, July 17.
Kristin M. (Kronenwetter) Moats, 33, of 325 Kaul Ave., is charged with two felony counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver controlled substances as well as the misdemeanor offenses of possession of controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A waterline replacement project continues between Ridgway Borough and Ridgway Township in an effort to better serve water customers.
The new lines will stretch all the way to Laurel Mill Reservoir.
Customers in the west end and Laurel Mill Road areas were not expected to have water service today from 10 a.m until 8 p.m., according to an automated telephone message, however the reason for the water service stoppage is unknown.
A second individual was charged in the St. Marys traffic stop that yielded a stash of various controlled substances.
The passenger in the vehicle operated by Nicole A. Chubbuck was identified as Darelle J. Close, 28, of 28 East Weber Ave., DuBois, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
ST. MARYS â€“ A St. Marys man is charged with the misdemeanor offense of theft by deception after passing off rolls of pennies as dimes in exchange for $15 in cash at DeLullo's Deli and Car Wash.
Ralph Samuel Feldman Jr., 66, of Van Buren Avenue, Ridgway, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk after a lengthy illness.
He was born July 10, 1947 in DuBois, son of the late Ralph S. Feldman Sr. and Emma Jean (Sidelinger) Feldman. On Dec. 4, 1965, he married Patricia Ann (Merat) Feldman, who survives.
Mr. Feldman worked at Stackpole Carbon of St. Marys for 20 years. He enjoyed motorcycles in his youth and was known for walking through town smoking his pipe.
Joseph â€śMoonâ€ť Asalone, 85, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Weedville, died Friday, July 18, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
He was born July 9, 1929 in Caledonia, son of the late Joseph M. and Emma (Bonfardine) Asalone.
On May 29, 1949, he married Catherine Lease in St. Joseph Church. She preceded him in death May 30, 2010.
He retired from Osram-Sylvania in 1991. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving as a Master Sergeant in the 28th Infantry Division. He was a charter member of Valley Legion Post 978 where he served terms as Post Commander.
During the regular meeting of the Ridgway Borough Council, Main Street manager Michelle Bogacki provided council members with updates concerning the recreational area downtown including the skatepark.
She reported on a recent meeting held with area youth as well as several adults and a contractor in order to address some of the disrepair at Ridgway's skatepark.
"We're going to get some of the safety issues and repairs and some of the things Earl [Pontious] had brought to our attention in regard to the disrepair of the park itself," she said.
ST. MARYS â€“ St. Marys City Police found numerous controlled substances and several items of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop on Taft Road on June 24.