July 24th, 2014
KERSEY â€“ A new addition to Saint Boniface Parish is a wooden carving of the saint himself, created by Rick Boni, co-founder of Appalachian Arts Studio in Ridgway and the Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous.
The masterpiece, carved from bass wood, a favorite of the hand carvers, stands to the left of the altar in the church in Kersey.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Life and Independence for Today organization hosted its Disability and Aging Expo, which featured 47 local and regional vendors, Thursday at the fire hall in Johnsonburg.
LIFT is a non-profit organization that aims to provide free information and services to people with disabilities, regardless of their age or disability, according to Hope Weichman, LIFT's deputy director.
WEEDVILLE â€“ Earlier this week PennDOT officials posted new weight restrictions on a state Route 555 bridge in Elk County.
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.