February 3rd, 2015
RIDGWAY â€“ Theodore Robert Rohr, 35, of Ridgway, in a negotiated plea, pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession of child pornography at Monday's return day in Elk County Court.
District Attorney Shawn T. McMahon recited the facts of the case, explaining that approximately 40 images and one movie depicting image of girls between the ages of 13 and 18 were found on Rohr's computer.
Rohr's sentence is pending a completion of an evaluation by the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board.
Ronald L. "Ron" Newell, 84, of 118 Poplar Rd., St. Marys, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 18, 1930, a son of the late Alton and Leona Hoffman Newell.
On June 25, 1955 in Queen of the World Church, he married Eleanor Samick Newell, who survives.
Numerous committee reports were presented during Monday's St. Marys City Council meeting. They pertained to updates about downtown economic development, emergency management and the proposed oil and gas ordinance.
Also discussed at the meeting were using City Hall as the ninth ward voting location, specifically pertaining to complaints received from voters about the site. In addition, a brief update was presented by solicitor Tom Wagner pertaining to suggestions from Seneca Resources on the city's proposed oil and gas ordinance.
RIDGWAY â€“ Two St. Marys residents pleaded guilty and were sentenced for their involvement in an August 2014 home invasion at 430 N. St. Marys St.
Andrew Krewduk, 25, and Faith Gagliardi, 22, both pleaded guilty to a felony charge of burglary when they appeared before President Judge Richard A. Masson Monday at Elk County Court.
A St. Marys man was arrested Jan. 28 following a domestic situation at a house along Maurus Street.
According to court records, 41-year-old Timothy P. Singer has been charged with indecent assault-forcible compulsion, a first degree misdemeanor; indecent assault without consent and simple assault, second degree misdemeanors; and a summary harassment charge involving unwanted physical contact.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the St. Marys City Police Department was dispatched Jan. 28 at 9:49 p.m. to 559 Maurus St., St. Marys for a "reported domestic situation."
St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Dr. Brian Toth announced during Monday evening's workshop of the Board of School Directors that he is one step closer to permanently moving to St. Marys.
"Our house in Tyrone sold, so that means we'll be able to close up here by March 31," Toth said, adding that he has been staying at a house in the area.
He also remarked that they are "a step closer" to having a proposal for a fair school funding formula for new Pa. Governor Tom Wolf.
Vittoria I. Aiello, 89, of 301 Fairview Ave., Johnsonburg, died peacefully Saturday evening, Jan. 31, 2015 surrounded by her family at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 11, 1926 in Motta Santa Lucia, Italy, daughter of the late Carmello and Felicia Colacino Bevacqua.
On Oct. 18, 1952 in Welland, Ontario, Canada, she married Victor C. Aiello. He died Jan. 12, 2012.
She resided in Johnsonburg since 1952. She graduated from high school in Italy.
Denny Huff, 44, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and formerly of Weedville, died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
He was born April 15, 1970 in DuBois, son of Ronald and Bonnie (Garvin) Huff.
He was a graduate of DuBois High School Class of 1989 and a graduate of Triangle Technical Institute with an associate degree in electricity technology. He was a union electrician with IBEW #5 of Pittsburgh and a tattoo artist at Pittbull Tattoos in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Jean Kirkpatrick, 99, of Rockville, Md., formerly of Johnsonburg, died Jan. 27, 2015 in Rockville, Md. after a short illness.
She was born Jan. 31, 1915 in Penfield, daughter of the late Boyd B. and Lottie M. (Pray) Harriger.
On March 30, 1935, she married Mark Kirkpatrick; he preceded her in death April 6, 1983.
She was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1932 and the State Teachers College of Lock Haven in 1934.
Yvonne J. Shaddock, 93, of Felton Del., diedÂ suddenlyÂ at home Saturday, Jan. 31,Â 2015.
She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Ademaro and Cecile Coltelli.
Her husband, Capt. Henry Shaddock, preceded her in death.
Prior to retirement she was an assistant manager at County Federal Savings and Loan Association.