January 29th, 2015
Donald W. â€śJiggsâ€ť Himes, 90, of Brockport, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.
Born Jan. 20, 1925 in Shawmut, he was the son of the late Fred and Nellie Linane Himes.
On Oct. 23, 1948, he married Vera Rose Comiotti at the Coal Hollow Catholic Church in Coal Hollow by the Rev. Philip Herrmann and she survives.
Joseph R. Frey, 81, of 1135 S. Michael Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born May 28, 1933, a son of the late Albert and Julia Breindel Frey.
On Sept. 15, 1956 in Queen of the World Church, he married Delores "Toots" Samick Frey, who survives.
Patrick A. "Coonzy" Sorg, 67, of 185 Center St., and formerly of Plum Road, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at his home.
He was born on March 31, 1947, a son of the late Wilfred and Callista Hanes Sorg.
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RIDGWAY â€“ Timothy Potts, general manager of the north operation for the RJ Corman Railroad Company visited North Central's quarterly full board meeting Wednesday to discuss the progress towards an "economic development project."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Brothers involved in a canoe accident that claimed the life of Brittany Baird of DuBois waived their preliminary hearings at Magisterial District Judge George "Tony" King's office Wednesday afternoon and will proceed to the Elk County Court of Common Pleas.
Angelo Vincent Varischetti, 22, and Anthony Steven Varischetti, 26, both of Brockway, are charged with several counts of operating watercraft under influence of alcohol, reckless operation of watercraft and negligent operation of watercraft for the May 24, 2014 incident on the Clarion River near Ridgway.
A St. Marys man was arrested Tuesday for theft of an antique rifle, a Winchester Model 1892 44-40, from the property of Lynch-Green Funeral Home where he was formerly employed.
Based on the victim's statements, Sgt. Thomas Nicklas of the St. Marys Police Department went to the residence of Richard Alan Prow, 60, of 346 N. Michael St. where the rifle was located in Prow's car.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Prow stated that he had found the rifle while cleaning the garage of the funeral home property during his employment there. He said he was told he could have it.
It wasnâ€™t that long ago that Kane native Trisha Wright was fulfilling a dream as the first athletic trainer in the Kane Area School District.
â€śI got paid to watch sports and help kids when they were hurt,â€ť Wright said. â€śI loved it.â€ť
She sometimes dealt with serious injuries such as concussions and broken bones.
Most often, Wright was just another spectator at school athletic events.
â€śYou hope youâ€™re not busy,â€ť she said.
A 1994 graduate of Kane High School, Wright served as the school district athletic trainer for 12 1/2 years between 1998 and 2010.Â
John J. Young, 58, of 405 Lang Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born Sept. 21, 1956, a son of the late Paul and Alice Uhl Young.
On May 19, 1979 in St. Marys Church, he married Patricia Salter Young, who survives.
Headed into the final bout of the night, the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen held a slim three-point lead over county rival Ridgway Elkers, 31-28. At one point in the match, the Dutchmen had held a 22-point lead, but Ridgway had rallied and looked poised to steal the victory. Faced with a must-win scenario, St. Marys Area's Cameron Resch came through with a 4-1 decision over Ridgway's Drew Baumgratz to give the Dutch the 34-28 match victory.