Archive - Dec 18, 2011
The Keystone Lady Panthers defeated the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch varsity basketball team 75-40 on Saturday evening to claim the 2011 St. Marys Area Lady Dutch Girls' Basketball Tournament title.
Keystone jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. The team was up 24-11 at the end of the first quarter, 40-23 at the half, and 58-28 at the end of three quarters.
Ryan R. Mack, 54, of Tyler Road, Penfield, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011.
He was born Oct. 21, 1957 in Warren, Ohio, son of the late Roy J. Mack Sr. and Edith Mae (Governor) Mack.
He was a 1976 graduate of St. Marys Area High School and worked as a warehouse manager for Georgino Industrial Supply for 30 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was a horticulturalist, enjoying music and especially flowers. He was raised in Benezette and had been a Bennetts Valley resident since 1968.
At Thursday's meeting of the Jay Township Board of Supervisors, an ongoing dispute between neighbors again brought the issue of outdoor furnaces as a public nuisance to the forefront.
Sid and Eileen Dolansky have for months been after the board to intervene on their behalf and stop neighbor Howie Barnett from what they claim is constant burning of his outdoor furnace. They cited adverse effects, including health problems and air pollution, as well as diminished property values.
Dennis D. Heindl and the Ridgway community are collaborating to restore the historic train station located along North Broad Street in Ridgway.
According to William Gentilman, Property Manager for the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, Inc., the building was built the year 1907.
â€śThe station was built the last year the Philadelphia & Erie Railroad was in existence,â€ť said Gentilman. â€śThe line the station is on was a part of the Pennsylvania Railroad section that ran from Erie to St. Marys, and the track is still there.â€ť
The restoration of the building has been nearly 20 years in the making.