October 23rd, 2014
SMETHPORT â€“ A Kane man who who wielded large knives in an alleged "suicide-by-cop" attempt in May entered a "no contest" plea Thursday in McKean County Court.
Larry Walker II, 42, of 231 Janeway St., Kane, is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. before county court President Judge John Pavlock.
Walker remains in the McKean County Jail in Smethport in lieu of $750,000 cash bail.Â
William Francis Lunder, 65, of Oknefski Road in Ridgway, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.
He was born Dec. 1, 1948 in Ridgway, son of the late Leo W. and Ardis M. Oknefski Lunder.
He lived his whole life on Oknefski Road, and was a graduate of the Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1967.
During high school, he was employed at the Center Market, and afterwards he was employed at Motion Control for 44 years.
Bill loved life. He enjoyed farming, riding motorcycles, hunting and working on cars and his home.
Diane Marie Mayo, 28, of Ridgway Drive, Ridgway, died unexpectedly at home Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.
She was born April 12, 1986, in Salem, Mass., daughter of David Rossi and Virginia Mayo.
She was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, a member of the Salvation Army Church of Ridgway and St. Pias Church of Lynn, Mass., and loved to write poetry. She lived most of her life in Lynn, Mass. until she came to Ridgway in 2010.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen earned a trip to the District 9 Class AA championship game with a thrilling 1-0 win Wednesday night over the Brookville Raiders in a chilly match played under the lights at DuBois Area High School.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch saw their season come to an end with a 2-0 loss to the Clearfield Lady Bison in the District 9 Class AA semifinals during a chilly match played at the DuBois Area High School on Wednesday evening.
ST. MARYS â€“ The St. Marys City Police Department reported investigating a two-vehicle crash Wednesday at 4:22 p.m. on the 500 block of Brusselles Street in St. Marys.
According to police, a 2007 Ford Focus was being operated east on Brusselles Street by Brittany Joshnick. The Joshnick vehicle was stopped at that location to wait for oncoming traffic to pass in order to turn left and access a private driveway.
As work on the SR 255 renovation project nears completion, crews continue with finishing touches by addressing any trouble areas and making repairs. St. Marys City Council addressed a few of their final concerns with Dean Ball, PennDOT's SR 255 project manager, during their latest meeting.
The project is set to wrap up at the beginning of November. Until then work continues on the biofiltration basins, traffic signals, drain inlets, and the cleaning and sealing of sidewalks and pavement, just to name a few.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Two co-defendants had felony charges of robbery withdrawn Wednesday but were waived for court on lesser charges by Magisterial District Judge King.
Melissa Lynn Gleixner, 24, and William Roy Anderson, 28, both of Bellefonte, were charged for their alleged involvement in a July 29 altercation with Kayla Gillen of St. Marys and Aaron Johnson, both of St. Marys.
Lucille M. Klotz, 89, formerly of 323 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, died Wednesday afternoon at Penn Highlands Elk following a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 6, 1924 in Kersey, daughter of the late Edward J. and Beatrice (Cuneo) Sheeley.
She married WIlliam George Klotz on June 14, 1948, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 1985.
She had resided in Ridgway for many years, and she was a former Dagus Mines resident.
She was a member of the St. Leo Catholic Church, and she had been employed by Elk County General Hospital for over 40 years.
Donald E. Angelo, 70, of Spring Run Road, Weedville, died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born June 23, 1944 in Force, son of the late David and Rose (Zambanini) Angelo.
On May 23, 1964, he married Nancy (Schneider), and she survives.
He was a graduate of Bennetts Valley High School.
Don was retired, being a truck driver most of his life and a school bus driver for Michelini Bus Co. for many years.