January 4th, 2013
William W. Thompson, M.D., 89, of 314 South St., Ridgway, died Friday morning at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 28, 1923, in Knox, son of the late David R. and Veronica A. (Dougherty) Thompson, both educators in the Elk County School System. He married Alice Marie DeVoge on July 26, 1952. She survives.
RIDGWAY - A Brockport man jailed on drug and weapons charges was granted a bail modification in Elk County Court Thursday, effectively freeing him from the county jail and turning him over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals, who had lodged a federal detainer against him.
Public outcry from pet owners whose dogs have become ill or died after consuming chicken jerky treats imported from China is on the rise. Numerous online petitions, advocacy groups, chat forums and Facebook groups have cropped up within the past year, with their efforts aimed primarily at having the treats removed from stores.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling team raised their dual-match record to 2-1 on the season with a 58-13 victory over the Ridgway Elkers Thursday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
WEEDVILLE - The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) unveiled a new plan to trap and remove elk from Weedville at a raucous public meeting held Thursday night at the Bennetts Valley Senior Center.
Even though it's a new year, some things remain unchanged. Despite testimonials that some chicken jerky dog treats imported from China have caused serious illness and even death, they still remain on store shelves.
RIDGWAY - A Ridgway company is seeking over $21,000 in restitution from a Ridgway woman who pleaded guilty in November to withholding insurance payments intended for the business performing repair work on her home following a 2011 fire at the residence.
Eileen Miller of St. Marys was busy over the holidays with various activities to help others.
Stephen A. Lion, 64, of 205 Ford Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, Jan. 2, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born May 2, 1948 in St. Marys, son of the late Robert G. and Irene Wehler Lion.
On Nov. 13, 1971 in the St. Boniface Church, he married Alice R. Collins, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1967. He was a retired employee of SGL Carbon Company, retiring in 2009 after 42 1/2 years of service.
James F. Lenze, 62, of 122 Reserve Rd., St. Marys, died at his residence Wednesday evening, Jan. 2, 2013, after a brief illness.
He was born July 15, 1950 in St. Marys, son of the late Albert J. and Mary Martha Bauer Lenze Jr.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1969. He was an employee of the Keystone Carbon Company for 43 years.