May 22nd, 2011
Gregory D. Schneider, 51, of 118 Fairview Rd., Kersey, and formerly a Johnstown-area resident, died early Saturday morning, May 21, 2011 at the home of his parents on Fairview Road after a brief illness.
He was born April 26, 1960, in Ridgway, the son of Gerald and Shirley Woelfel Schneider of Kersey.
He had lived in the Johnstown area for 20 years. He was a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School, Class of 1978, and was employed by the Hunt Oil Co. in Johnstown for the past 10 years.
Gary Richard Werneth was stillborn on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He is the infant son of Dustan and Brenda Dorio Werneth of 140 Martin Rd., St. Marys.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Jim and Darlene Manfroni Dorio of Ridgway and his paternal grandparents, Floyd and Brenda Frey Beck of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Gary Werneth.
The St. Marys Area duo of Nathan Hansen and Dylan Wiesner captured the District 9 Class AA Doubles Tennis Tournament held Friday at DuBois Area High School.
Hansen and Wiesner defeated teammates Thomas Murmann and Keith Meyer in the championship match in three sets. Hansen and Wiesner won the first set 6-4. Murmann and Meyer won the second set 7-6 (8-6). The third set went to Hansen and Wiesner 7-6 (9-7).
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders and Lady Crusaders both claimed District 9-AA Track and Field titles on Friday afternoon at the Kane Area High School Track and Field complex.
St. Marys Areaâ€™s Rachel Gintherâ€™s single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Kali Quagliani from second base, giving the Lady Dutch a 1-0 victory over the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders Friday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
Fridayâ€™s game was a pitcherâ€™s duel between Rachel Ginther of the Lady Dutch and Taylor Schlimm of the Lady Crusaders. Ginther went the distance for St. Marys, giving up two hits and striking out 14. Schlimm went the distance for Elk Catholic, giving up three hits and striking out six.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders defeated the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen 4-2 in a cross-town rivalry game played Friday afternoon at Berwind Park.
"In a cross-town rivalry game you never know what's going to happen," said ECCHS coach Fr. Eric Vogt. "We bring out the best in them and they bring out the best in us. It's been that way for years."
Jack Herzing started on the mound for the Crusaders and worked five innings, giving up four hits, walking two, and striking out six. Ben Daghir worked two innings of relief, giving up one hit, walking one, and striking out two.
Douglas P. Smith, 53, of 3005 Rt. 219, Brockway, died Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Snyder Memorial Health Care in Marienville following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 4, 1957, in DuBois, son of the late Jesse F. Smith and Margaret K. Dorworth Smith Simbeck of St. Marys, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Ridgway schools. He was a former employee of Motion Control in Ridgway. He enjoyed fishing and raising birds.
Tensions were high at the Jay Township Supervisor's meeting on Thursday evening when it was revealed that Supervisor Murray Lilley contested five absentee ballots filed in Tuesday's primary election.
The issue was first brought up during the visitor's comments portion of the meeting by township resident Jim Huff.
"I think it's a d--- shame what's going on with this voting deal here with him, these absentee ballots. I understand that [Lilley] was contesting elderly people, people that are in the service," Huff said.
In conjunction with the kickoff of their season this morning, the St. Marys Girls' Softball Little League also recently received a $15,000 grant to provide much-needed repairs to the Benzinger Park softball fields where their games take place.
The league plans to use the funding to replace the backstops on each field. This decision was made due to concerns over the players' safety.
Jan Maletto of Ridgway has won the $10,000 Home Makeover Sweepstakes sponsored by Northwest Savings Bank.
Local bank officials presented her with her award in the office of Kevin Oknefski, manager of the bank's Ridgway office, with Don Valone, district manager of Northwest Savings bank, also present.
Agents employed at the local bank drew Maletto's name from over 25,000 submitted entries at community home shows and Northwest's community banking locations across Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland, according to Dorothy Lobdell, senior vice president of retail lending at Northwest Savings Bank.