Archive - 2014
â€śMimiâ€ť Mildred Fritz Troha, 77, a lifelong resident of St. Marys, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 surrounded by family and friends.
Mimi was born on June 25, 1937, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Theodore â€śBabeâ€ť Fritz and Elva Herzing Fritz.
She graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1955 and married Bob Troha in 1958.
She began working at G.C. Murphyâ€™s in high school, then in the main office at Stackpole Carbon Company as a secretary until the couple had five children in seven years. Later, she worked at J.C. Penney, making lifelong friends.
Raymond Baptist Gornati, 85, of Bennetts Valley, Penfield, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
He was born Aug. 29, 1929 in Coal Hollow, son of the late Renaldo and Angelina (Bianchi) Gornati.
On Dec. 2, 1950, he married Victoria Catherine (Skrzypek) in St. Joseph Church.
He served with the U.S. army as Corporal in engineering battalion during the Korean War. He worked in Northwest Coal Mines in Toby, construction for Manno Construction of Ridgway and maintenance for Exotic Metals of Ridgway before retiring in 1973.
Mary L. Thomas, 81, of Scattertown, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at home.
She was born July 23, 1933 in Gardner Hill, daughter of the late Glenn and Lyida (Wolff) Smith.
She married John Thomas on Feb. 18, 1955, and he preceded her in death in March 1996.
She was a housewife and resided in Scattertown all her life. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. Mary was a member of the Penfield Free Methodist Church and was attending the Weedville Wesleyan Church.
Despite giving up an early lead and allowing the Lady Cardinals back into the game in the second half of Thursday afternoon's game at Benzinger Park, the Lady Crusaders never gave up and were able to score the game-winner in double-overtime to come away with a 2-1 victory and avenge an early season loss.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team handed the Kane Lady Wolves a 3-0 setback Thursday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field.
The final score on Thursday night's match between the Crusaders and the Cardinals may have been 4-1 in favor of DCC, but it does not reflect the effort put forth by ECC and the numerous opportunities the team was able to create throughout the game. Despite ECC's best efforts, the spectacular play of DCC keeper Markus Peterson thwarted nearly all of their chances to put points on the board.
The Elk County Catholic cross country teams played host to the St. Marys Area squads Tuesday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
In the only team race, the Lady Dutch edged the Lady Crusaders 26-29.
RIDGWAY â€“ Hope.
This was the resounding sentiment expressed at Thursday evening's candlelight vigil for U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native who went missing Friday after wading in heavy surf on the shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands in the Guam region.
The Brookville man who left a profanity-laden phone message for District Attorney Shawn T. McMahon was waived for court on Sept. 17 by Judge George A. "Tony" King.
Christopher Raymond Thomas, 41, was waived for court on felony charges of criminal use of a communication facility and threatening unlawful harm to influence judicial or administrative process, as well as misdemeanor charges of terroristic threats and harassment and one summary charge of harassment.
Area residents have organized "A Sacred Assembly," an evening of prayer and worship tonight at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church along North St. Marys Street in St. Marys.
"In light of everything that's going on in the world, we thought people needed to return to God and pray," said Mary Latona. "I recently got together with a couple people and in light of the recent service on drugs and addiction, and everything else that has happened in the world, we thought the community should really come together."