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Archive - 2013

June 11th

Homicide by vehicle defendant in court Tuesday

June 11, 2013

RIDGWAY – A Byrnedale man charged in a July 11, 2012, wreck along SR 255 in Weedville that claimed the life of his 23-year-old passenger was in Elk County Court Tuesday where he asked a judge to weigh in on the admissibility, and accessibility, of the evidence against him before going to trial.

June 10th

'Dan Conners Field' proposal met with criticism

June 10, 2013

ST. MARYS – A group of former area high school athletes seeking to have the St. Marys Area School District's high school football field renamed after alumnus and former pro football player Dan Conners were met with resistance by the district's board of directors who asked if Conners' on-field achievements were enough to warrant the distinction, given what was characterized as his frayed and distant ties to the community.

John Leo Colle

June 10, 2013

John Leo Colle, 73, of Lee, Maine, died on May 9, 2013, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine, after a brief bout with cancer.
Born November 9, 1939, in Kane, he was a son of Felix and Elizabeth Colle.

Skillman shares her battle with cancer at Relay for Life

June 10, 2013

KERSEY – At just 25, Lacey Skillman of Ridgway has been waging a battle against colorectal cancer as she has been in and out of remission for a little over a year.
As the keynote speaker for the 2013 Relay for Life of Elk County Skillman told her story, often through tears, to a crowd gathered during the Opening Ceremony held Saturday at noon at the Fox Township Community Park.

DUI turns into police chase Sunday night

June 10, 2013

BRADFORD TWP. – It took a squadron of police to stop a McKean County motorist found to have a Blood Alcohol Content [BAC] of .251 after he reportedly led police on a late night car chase Sunday on state Route 219 in Bradford Township.

June 9th

Herzing fans 16 in St. Mary Legion's' 4-2 win over Bradford

June 10, 2013

The St. Marys American Legion Post 103 won a hard fought 4-2 victory over the Bradford Legion team on Sunday evening at Berwind Park.

Pizza Tournament kicks off at Relay for Life

June 10, 2013

The annual Pizza Tournament, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament that is typically a Friday night staple at Memorial Park, kicked off for the summer on Saturday evening at Fox Township Community Park in a special event held in conjunction with the Relay for Life.

Jennie R. Capuccini

June 9, 2013

Jennie R. Capuccini, 93, a resident of Elk Haven and a former Kersey resident, died Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born March 2, 1920, in Kersey, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Antonioli Capuccini.
She was a lifelong resident of the area, attended Kersey schools, and was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co.
She was a member of the St. Boniface Church.
She is survived by a sister, Carolyn Miller and her husband James of State College; and by several nieces and nephews.

Jane A. Barber

June 9, 2013

Jane A. Barber, 66, of 7676 Glen Hazel Road, Rasselas, died on the evening of Saturday, June 8, 2013 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born on June 25, 1946 in Rasselas, daughter of John "Jack" and Carmella M. Allegretto Sample.
On Feb. 25, 1968 in St. Anne's Church in Wilcox she married David C. Barber, who survives.
Mrs. Barber resided in the Rasselas/Wilcox area all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1965. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in St. Marys. She had been employed by Windfall Specialty for several years.

Relay for Life of Elk County expected to reach goal

June 9, 2013

Celebrate, remember and fight back are just what participants and community members did this weekend during the 2013 Relay for Life of Elk County held at the Fox Township Community Park. Susan Babik, American Cancer Society staff, said they anticipate reaching their goal of $135,000 set by the relay's organizing committee.

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