February 10th, 2015
The St. Marys Lady Dutch (7-15) spoiled the Johnsonburg Ramettes' (6-16) Senior Night on Tuesday with a 44-39 win in the Paper City.
The Dutch wrestlers treated fans to another exciting come-from-behind victory on Tuesday night in their final home dual meet of the season as they traded the lead five times with the Redbank Valley Bulldogs, trailing 28-27 headed into the final bout before rallying for the 33-28 win.
As emotions continue to run high and allegations brought to light involving an alleged sexual assault which reportedly occurred last spring at St. Marys Area Middle School, Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon discussed general information regarding the juvenile justice system.
While McMahon emphasized he could not discuss the specifics of the case, he noted such allegations are handled with the utmost seriousness, respect and are investigated thoroughly by all parties involved.
All criminal charges against Richard Alan Prow, 60, of 346 N. Michael St., involving the theft of an antique rifle from the property of Lynch-Green Funeral Home have been withdrawn.
According to court documents, the victim's family didn't desire any further prosecution given that the firearm has been returned.
Prow was initially arrested and confined to Elk County Prison on Jan. 27 and released on Feb. 3.
Editor's note: This is the third in a series of articles based on a presentation given by local historian Ray Beimel on an overview of St. Marys' history in the carbon industry.
During a presentation on the history of the carbon industry in St. Marys, local historian Ray Beimel gave two main reasons for focusing much of his talk on Speer Carbon Company.
"The reason I'm talking about Speer a lot, first they were the first one, and second, we have a lot of pictures from them, which is not the case with the other carbon plants unfortunately," Beimel said.
SMETHPORT â€“ An Ohio developer who had hoped to build a McDonald's Restaurant in Kane for a client has purchased the site at 300 N. Fraley St. in the borough.
This is the word from Jeremy Morey, the director of the McKean County Planning Commission. The board met here Tuesday for its monthly meeting.
According to Morey, Cocca Development of Boardman, Ohio has purchased the site now occupied by Mountain Motor Sports.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A Ridgway man faces a felony count of aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI and related lesser charges for a Dec. 26, 2014 one-vehicle crash that resulted in serious injuries to two passengers.
Kathryn M. Longhi, 88, of St. Marys and formerly of Kersey, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 after a brief stay at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
Born July 15, 1926 in St. Marys, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary DiLullo Assalone of Weedville. On Oct. 29, 1949, in the St. Josephâ€™s Church in Force, she married Angelo H. â€śBearâ€ť Longhi, who preceded her in death Oct. 16, 2007.
Sophie DeChano, 90, of 515 Cherry Ave., Ridgway, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at home surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born Dec. 9, 1924 in Rasselas, daughter of the late Josef and Lottie Rose Cebulski Szymanski. She attended school in Instanter. She married Paul D. DeChano who preceded her in death Oct. 17, 1994. Mrs. DeChano was a Ridgway resident for 63 years. She was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church and Ridgway C.D. of A.
A heated discussion about St. Marys Area School District officials' response to an alleged juvenile sexual assault garnered criticism from parents in attendance at Monday's Board of Directors meeting.
School board members found themselves defending their actions as required by law and school district procedures.