November 16th, 2012
Patricia Pontzer Lanese, 72, of Highland View Health Care in Brockway, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 16, 1940, in Ridgway, the daughter of Robert and Bertha Friery Pontzer. She graduated from Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1958.
According to Elk County Catholic High School Athletic Director Aaron Straub, 237 students at the high school and middle school levels participated in the fall 2012 season for ECCHS athletics. He added that about 57 coaches worked with those athletes for to prepare them for around 200 athletic contests held from August through November. Two of the school's fall sports teams-- varsity football and cheerleading-- are still competing and have not yet wrapped up their seasons.
Ridgway Area Middle School students gave their first performance of "Nonsense in the North Woods" Thursday night to a packed crowd in the middle/high school auditorium.
ST. MARYS â Elk Regional Health Systemâs âKeepsake Programâ will again offer Christmas tree ornaments for purchase by area residents, with a very special ornament available this year.
Jennifer Bauer, projects director for the Elk Regional Health System Auxiliary, said while researching this year's collection she discovered a bell ornament by manufacturer Nyco, the same company that has produced the other bell ornaments that have been so popular with area residents in the past. The bell is made using the traditional art of cloisonnÃ© and is decorated with Swarovski crystals.
Joanne B. Hoffman, 78, of 1935 Bear Creek Rd., died following Wednesday evening, Nov. 14, 2012, at the home of her daughter following an illness of the past nine months.
She was born July 25, 1934 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Earl T. and Marie P. [Baumgratz] Steis.
She married David L. Young on Dec. 10, 1953, he preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 1988; she then married James A. Hoffman on Feb. 14, 1990, and he survives.
A Ridgway man has been charged with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats, simple assault and resisting arrest after he allegedly attempted to strike a state trooper and threatened to stab another while brandishing a pen he had swiped from the trooper's shirt pocket.
BROCKPORT â The Horton Township Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. to review the 2013 budget.
BROCKPORT â Ongoing efforts by law enforcement to combat illicit drug activity in the area have resulted in the recent arrest of a Brockport man charged with drug and weapons offenses following the execution of a federal search warrant at his home.
JAMES CITY â Opposition is building against a plan by Seneca Resources to dispose of drilling fluids in one of its depleted gas wells near James City in Highland Township.
Clare âTootieâ Jefferson Ciroli, 96, passed away quietly in Sarah Reed Retirement Center, Erie, at 11:53 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.
Tootie was born Jan. 31, 1916, one of 10 children to the late Leota and Thomas Jefferson of Sheffield.
She was a good friend to everyone she met and enjoyed her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Ciroli of Cleveland, Ohio.