March 16th, 2014
ST. MARYS â€“ Penn Highlands Healthcare is working with an independent emergency medicine physician group to assist with provider staffing in three of the system's emergency departments, including Penn Highlands Elk.
This practice, however, has no adverse impacts on emergency department physicians currently employed at the facility and is in place only to assure a full complement of physicians, according to hospital officials.
During the recent meeting of the Ridgway Area School Board of Directors, RHS principal Heather McMahon Vargas presented information on the school's efforts to increase student opportunities through post-secondary technical school options.
Kathryn Joan (Kathy) Moriarity, 31, of Brandy Camp Circle, Ridgway, died Friday, March 14, 2014 as the result of an automobile accident.
She was born Oct. 8, 1982 in St. Marys, daughter of Janet Meyer Pritt (Roy) of Ridgway and Michael and Lorraine (Dippold) Moriarity of St. Marys.
Mary E. Breakey, 89, of 46 Freedom Dr., Wilcox, died Friday evening, March 14, 2014 at Kane Community Hospital in Kane following a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 5, 1925 in Spangler, daughter of the late Aaron and Laura Moyer Folmar.
On June 29, 1946 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married LaVerne E. Breakey; he preceded her in death on July 21, 2009.
FOX TWP. â€“ One person died Friday afternoon in a fatal crash on Brandy Camp Road in the 600 block near Rebco, Inc.
Kathryn J. Moriarity, 31, of Ridgway, was killed when a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am driven by 59-year-old Olen L. Pritt, also of Ridgway, flipped as he attempted to negotiate a right curve in the roadway, according to reports released Friday night.
According to the Ridgway-based state police, the car started to spin in a clockwise direction and exited the right side of the roadway. The right front corner of the car struck an embankment, causing the car to overturn.
The third annual celebrity waiter dinner, hosted by the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce, will be held Saturday, March 29 at 6 p.m. at The Royal Inn in Ridgway.
The dinner was held at the Royal in 2012 and 2013 as well and the event proved to be a night of fun and games for all involved.
Chamber members as well as the general public are invited to attend as balcony seating will be available for non-chamber members. Tickets can be obtained by contacting Tina Clancy at the Chamber of Commerce at 776-1424.
Carolyn Marie Taylor, 44, of 468 West Creek Rd, St. Marys appeared before President Judge Richard A. Masson to enter a guilty plea for a felony charge of identity theft.
The victim, Fred Grunthaner of St. Marys, looked on as Taylor offered a tearful apology in the courtroom. Taylor was charged in January of 2013 for opening several credit cards in Grunthaner's name.
Theresa M. "Daisy" DiNardo, 91, of 440 Center St., Johnsonburg, died on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born on July 30, 1922 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Rosario "Sam" and Rose Manno Mannella. On June 22, 1946 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married John J. DiNardo, who preceded her in death on July 5, 1980. She resided in Johnsonburg all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1940.
One of Ridgway's prized links between past and present may soon be a distant memory of more prosperous times.
According to borough manager Kim Zimmerman, the Bogert House, ravaged by fire Jan. 28, 1990, is in violation of multiple code violations.
"I had a meeting with some people about it and itâ€™s in such poor shape that it should be condemned," Zimmerman said. "Itâ€™s a blighted property, it is not up to code at all, and being told that itâ€™s going to be turned into a hotel in a few years doesnâ€™t cut it when itâ€™s been sitting there since 1990 rotting away.
On the agenda at Monday's Ridgway Borough Council meeting will be the placement and enforcement of 66 parking meters along Main Street in downtown Ridgway.
According to borough manager Kim Zimmerman, the meters will most likely be enforced from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., however, the very placement of those meters goes against his recommendation to council.
"For the most part, during business hours the complaints Iâ€™m hearing are store employees parking in front of a different store, thatâ€™s where this is coming from," he said.