April 22nd, 2013
KANE â A Ridgway couple face drug charges following a traffic stop Monday afternoon on Route 321 near the entrance of Kane High School. William Aaron Fourness Jr., 24, and Chelsea Marie Bowler, 22, both of Vine Street, Ridgway, were taken to the McKean County Jail in Smethport following their arraignment before Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman.
It was a typical spring day in Elk County on Saturday, but baseball fans braved the chilly temperatures and snow flurries to take in an exciting game between the Elk County Catholic Crusaders and Ridgway Elkers at Berwind Park. The Crusaders took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second but then the Elkers fought right back to go ahead 2-1 in the top of the third, and the score remained that way until the bottom of the sixth when ECC pushed through two more runs and held on to come away with the 3-2 win.
Joseph R. Weinzierl, 54, of 121 B Averyville Road, St. Marys, died peacefully on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born April 8, 1959 in St. Marys, a son of Mary Ann Krug Weinzierl of St. Marys and the late Leo Weinzierl.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Queen of the World Church.Â He was employed by Morgan AM&T for many years.Â He enjoyed ï¬shing, hunting and shooting trap and skeet.Â He was a member of the St. Marys Trap and Skeet League.
JAY TWP. - In November of 2012, Jay Township received some $70,000 in natural gas impact fee money through Pennsylvania's Act 13 legislation.
While the supervisors previously approved use of the funds for the purchase of a $50,000 truck and creation of a $5,000 bridge project fund, a unanimous decision on how much township entities would receive has continuously eluded the board.
After completing her first Boston Marathon, St. Marys resident Molly Quesenberry had a strong feeling that she wanted to see her family as soon as possible.
"I just really wanted to see my family. I missed them. I didn't want to stick around," Molly said, referring to how many marathoners gather at the finish line to support their fellow runners.
The man charged in the disappearance of a 13-year-old Clarion girl, safely returned after police in South Dakota stopped a car carrying the two, was arraigned in a Rapid City courtroom last week on charges that he drove the teen across state lines "for the purpose of engaging in unlawful sexual activity" with her.
Alberta L. Wolfe, 80, of 1764 Bucktail Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, April 19, 2013 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born January 28, 1933, in Kersey, daughter of the late Bernard and Helen Thorwart Schneider. On September 15, 1951, in the St. Boniface Church, she married Alvin J. Wolfe, who survives.
James E. Sheeley, 77, of 215 Dagus Mines Road, Kersey, died after a lengthy illness on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at his home with his children and his dog by his side.
He was born April 30, 1935 in Dagus Mines, son of the late Edward J. and Beatrice Cuneo Sheeley. On January 9, 1960 in Ridgway, he married Shirley E. Lyle who preceded him in death on March 29, 2012.
Beat 73 was the motto for this year's St. Marys Area Middle School's sneaker drive campaign and their school community did just that by collecting a total of 100 sneakers.
The school works closely with community sneaker drive organizer Albert Assalone on the project for the second consecutive year.
JAY TWP. - Thursday's meeting of the Jay Township Board of Supervisors included an urging of the board to voice its objection to EQT Resources' plan to drill for natural gas adjacent to the Byrne's Run Watershed and institute a five year moratorium on watershed drilling in the township.