November 27th, 2014
ST. MARYS â€“ The Local Housing Options Team (LHOT) is planning the fifth annual housing expo, which is set to be held March 12, 2015 from 1-6 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church parish center in St. Marys.
The expo is set up to allow local vendors to showcase their particular crafts in an attempt to help renters, buyers, landlords and current homeowners learn about housing topics such as building, renovating and maintaining their homes.
Former Johnsonburg Mayor Nancy Rekowski was invited to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C. as part of a Veterans Day ceremony at the location.
She was invited as a member of the national board of directors for the Associates of Vietnam Veterans organization, and she belongs to the local St. Marys chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 948.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A fire broke out Tuesday evening at the old fire station along East Center Street in Johnsonburg across from Kwik Fill and Kopper Kettle.
The building, located at 1049 East Center St., currently houses a business-- East End Cycle-- on the first floor, a vacant apartment on the second floor, and an apartment occupied by Christopher Krug, on the third floor.
During Tuesday's Elk County Solid Waste Authority board meeting, the authority board members expressed displeasure over the recent discontinuation of the curbside recycling program in the Ridgway Borough.
The Ridgway Borough Council voted during its November meeting to discontinue the curbside recycling program that had been within the borough since 1991.
Barbara Ann Kibler, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at the Garfield County Health Center.
Barbara Ann Thompson was born to George and Romaine Kearney Thompson on Oct. 9, 1928. She joined sisters Jean and Adele. Later little sister Kay joined the family. Annâ€™s father was a coal miner and her mother was the secretary for Brockway Glass Company and a school teacher.
Gloria D. Gasbarre, 85, of West Long Avenue, DuBois, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
Born Dec. 11, 1928 in Lackawanna, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Leona Ellinger.
On April 17, 1948 in Ridgway, she married George P. Gasbarre Sr. He preceded her in death Jan. 29, 2008.
Prior to moving to DuBois in 1970, she and her husband lived in St. Louis, Mo.
She was a homemaker and had previously worked alongside her husband during the founding years of Gasbarre Products.
Kathryn M. Fornal, 90, died peacefully Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at the Morningside Assisted Living Facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Born Oct. 29, 1924 in Ridgway, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Clarabelle (Brunner) Steis.
Surviving are several nieces, Faye Pulvermuller (Karl) of Havana, Fla., Donna Fox (the late James Fox) of Fairview, Sue Saline (Tom), Elaine Steis of Ridgway, Rona Wendall (Steve) of St. Marys; and a nephew, Dave Fornal of Ridgway. She was predeceased by a sister, Betty J. Duffee; a brother, Jack Steis; and a nephew, Jack A. Mecca.
Thursday Night Football 11/20/14
Oakland (1-10) 24 vs
Kansas City (7-4) 20
Ron McMinn, a director on the Elk County Conservation District's board of directors for 44 years, has decided to retire, making Monday's board meeting the last that he will serve as an active director.
McMinn, who started his work with the conservation district in 1970, said that it was time to step down so that some younger people could come onto the board.
"I felt it's time for younger blood to come, and I'm a firm believer of that," he said.
FOX TWP. â€“ The Pennsylvania State Police in Ridgway are investigating an incident of attempted child luring that occurred at a bus stop early Monday morning in Fox Township.
According to the police report, at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday, a bright purple or pink four-door sedan with tinted windows reportedly pulled up to a known 11-year-old female juvenile who was waiting for the school bus on Fairview Road in Fox Township.
Police said the male driver barely cracked the window and asked the juvenile victim if she wanted a ride to school.