February 8th, 2015
Joseph W. DeLullo Sr., 66 of Terra Cotta Road, Johnsonburg, died early Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk after an illness of 10 years.
He was born May 4, 1948 in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph P. and Erma (Matthews) DeLullo.
He married Josephine (Tomaski) on May 27, 1971.
Mr. DeLullo was a graduate of St. Marys High School. He served in Vietnam with the U.S. Marines from 1966-1969. He worked as a die-setter for Metaldyne for 27 years retiring in 2005.
Leroy Paul Benson, 66, of 2130 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
He was born April 20, 1948, in Ridgway, son of the late Paul and Alice Woodall Benson. He married Lillian Poage, who survives. He was Episcopalian by faith. He had lived all of his life in Ridgway.
He had been employed by PennDOT for 33 years. He served in the U.S. Navy. Benny enjoyed car racing and tractor pulling.
A conversation with 25-year-old Eric Haberberger leads one to believe heâ€™s just like any other young adult.
The young man from St. Marys is looking forward to warmer weather, and with it the Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates, his two favorite baseball teams, hitting the diamond.
But with freezing temperatures dominant this time of year, Eric is inside the friendly confines of the Ridgway YMCA working up a sweatâ€¦ in a wheelchair.
Ridgway (20-2) ended their regular season Friday night with a 59-26 win over the visiting St. Joseph Catholic Academy Wolves.
The visitors were no match for the Elkers as Jeremy Breier paced the home team with 19 points. Teammate Josh Lineberger followed with 11 points, including seven points in the first quarter to help push the Elkers to a large lead.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams were at the foul line consistently in the fourth quarter, so much so that the Rams didn't need points any other way.
The Rams scored all 15 fourth-quarter points from the foul line en route to a 43-29 win over Brockway Friday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg was 15 for 19 from the charity stripe, taking advantage of Brockway being in the penalty throughout the final eight minutes.
HUSTON TWP. â€“ A 33-year-old St. Marys man died Thursday afternoon after the car he was driving collided with a school bus with 12 preschool children onboard.
Jason Allen Trask was pronounced dead at the scene Thursday afternoon by the Clearfield County coroner's office, according to a public information release report filed by the DuBois-based state police.
The Ridgway Borough Council approved a motion Thursday to increase contributions to the Main Street Program that will help keep the program alive for the next five years.
The motion, approved by a 5-1 vote, will give the Main Street Program $7,750 in 2015 and $5,000 a year for five years starting in 2016, an increase over the yearly $2,750 contribution that has been made over the past 10 years by the borough.
The single opposing vote to the motion was made by Council President Ralph Dussia who said he wanted the contributions to be $5,000 for the whole six-year period.
PORTAGE TWP. â€“ A West Virginia man was killed Thursday afternoon as a result of a two-vehicle crash on state Route 120 in Cameron County.
The crash remains under investigation after Phillip D. Wagner, 51, of Philippi, W. Va. died and James R. Burgeson, 61, of Allegany, N.Y., suffered severe injuries, according to PSP Emporium.
Dayon McCracken was sentenced to six to 12 years of incarceration in the State Diagnostic and Classification Center in Pittsburgh after being found guilty of one felony and four misdemeanors stemming from an April 27, 2014 kidnapping incident.
James A. Curley Jr., 76, of 2857 10th St., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 2, 1938 in St. Marys, son of James A. Curley Sr. and Mary Martha Conneen Curley.
He married Carla Kesler on Dec. 27, 1961 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and she survives. He resided in Cuyahoga Falls since 1956.
Mr. Curley graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1956. He attended St. Bonaventure University for one year and graduated from Akron University.