February 10th, 2015
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.
Editor's note: This is the second 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.
Electricity and electric motors on machines may be the norm today, but when Speer Carbon Company got its start, those 'modern conveniences' had not yet become commonplace.
"So what ran Speer Carbon Company? There was a big steam engine that ran a big belt and pulleys," Beimel said as he displayed a photograph that showed some of those belts.
HIGHLAND â€“ No one was injured Monday afternoon in a fire in the basement of a residence on Highland Road near the Highland Hotel in Highland Township.
Bill Edinger, chief of the Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department, said the fire was contained to a plastic bucket used for the disposal of ashes from a wood-burner.
Daniel H. Denio, 61, of Henderson, Nev. died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at his home following a short illness.
He was born May 21, 1953 in St. Marys, son of Lynn and Marion (Shadd) Denio, who survive.
The St. Marys Area swim and dive teams split with the Clearfield squads during SMA's final home meet of the season Monday night at the SMAHS natatorium. The Lady Dutch defeated the Lady Bison 128-54, but the Bison beat the Dutchmen 125-58.
Johnsonburg's seniors went out with a victory as the Rams downed St. Marys 47-33 Monday night on Senior Night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
College Basketball Weekend Round Up
Each week we will be taking a look at the best games around the country.
Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78
The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.
(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62