November 28th, 2012
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Two Johnsonburg men charged with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl whom they allegedly picked up outside a slumber party at a St. Marys home waived their preliminary hearings in District Court 59-3-02 Wednesday.
Henry C. Friedl, 81, of Jersey Hollow Rd. in Little Valley, N.Y. ,died peacefully on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.
He was born Sept. 29, 1931 in St. Marys, the son of the late Charles and Bertha (Wonderly) Friedl. He married Bonnie Hart-Friedl, who survives.
He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1953. He worked as an over-the-road truck driver. He was an avid outdoorsman and a member of the Little Valley American Legion.
At their Tuesday afternoon meeting, members of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority discussed how the state's new electronics waste disposal law will affect area residents once it is implemented on Jan. 24, 2013.
KERSEY â€“ In an effort to supplement the clothing needs of infants, toddlers and children whose families struggle financially, the Guardian Angel Center in Kersey relies heavily on funding from the St. Marys Area United Way.
The installation of a Marcellus Shale gas well near the Ridgway Reservoir raised concerns for members of the Ridgway Borough Council.
According to Environmental Manager Paul McCurdy, Seneca Resources Corporation is constructing a gas well west of the Ridgway Reservoir along Windfall Run.
Carmen A. Tegano, 84, of Christ The King Manor, DuBois, passed away, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 29, 1928, in Ridgway, the son of Joseph P. and Villa (Eleanor) Rosario Tegano. He married Elizabeth Ellen Eckl, she predeceased him on Oct. 6, 1981.
Elizabeth A. Rees, 95, of 224 Emmett St., Ridgway, died Monday evening, November 26, 2012, at the Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility following a brief illness.
She was born November 21, 1917 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Zachary and Angela (DiNardo) Gasbarre.
She married Karl E. (Kelly) Rees on May 8, 1948 in St. Leo Catholic Church, and he preceded her in death on December 19, 2009.
A special ceremony was held in the Elk County Courhouse Courtroom Wednesday to swear in attorney Bethany Parker to the bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Elk County President Judge Richard A. Masson, district attorney Bradley Kraus, Parker's family members and friends, and other members of the bar were on hand to witness Parker's admission.
As part of the Yuletide Memories Weekend in downtown Ridgway, the Ridgway Heritage Council is sponsoring a church and house tour.
The guided tour, "The Art of Grace in Light - The Story of Stained Glass," will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 from noon to 2 p.m.
The walking tour will feature historic homes along Center Street and many of the churches in town.
Elk County is now home to one of two drilling rigs converted from diesel to cleaner-burning liquified natural gas by Seneca Resources Corporation for use in its Marcellus Shale operations here.
According to a press release from the National Fuel Gas Company, for which Seneca functions as an exploration and production subsidiary, the first rig powered by 100 percent liquified natural gas (LNG) was converted and integrated into Seneca operations in Lycoming County. The company is reportedly proceeding with plans to put a third rig built to run on both diesel and natural gas into use.