February 26th, 2013
John E. Charleson, 73, of 240 High Ave., Ridgway, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 8, 1939 in Reynoldsville, son of the late Harry N. and Mary Ann (Anderson) Charlesen.
He married Nancy A. Knight on May 12, 1962 in Queen of the World Catholic Church in St. Marys.
He resided in Ridgway for the last 67 years and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, a member of the Lions Club, the Elks, and the Eagles. He had also been a board member of the Ridgway Ambulance Corp.
Charles M. "Chuck" O'Connor, 80, former St. Marys resident, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 in Silver Spring, Md. at Renaissance Gardens Care Facility at Riderwoods.
He was born in Ridgway on Aug. 8, 1932, the son of the late Charles E. and Catherine Klein O'Connor. He married Patricia McEwen on June 24, 1961 in Bradford at St. Francis of Assissi Church, with Fr. Carlton Richey officiating.
Chuck graduated from Central Catholic High School, Class of 1950. He worked a few years at the former Speer Carbon Co. before entering the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
CLARION â€” Pennsylvania State Police have charged a 29-year-old man with the alleged murder of 19-year-old Devan Knapp, of Brookville.
Parking meter repairs and a traffic study were just two topics recently discussed by City Council.
A total of 77 meters is awaiting certification by a state inspector after they were sent to Pittsburgh for recalibration. At a cost of $35 per meter, the repairs totaled $2,695.
A rumor that the St. Marys Area Ambulance Service will be merging with Cameron County Ambulance is not true, according to officials; however, St. Marys employees will assist Cameron County with coverage.
Following a decision by the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] to institute general permit fees for stream and wetland projects, the Elk County Conservation District approved a motion to waive fees for reviewing the permit.
CLARION - The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling team will be sending seven representatives to the PIAA Class AAA Northwest Regional this coming weekend at Altoona Area High School following the District 4/9 Individual Wrestling Championships held at Clarion University.
The Harrisburg-based firm Long, Nyquist and Associates presented general highlights of a plan to market the city's airport industrial park to members of City Council.
JAY TWP. - Jay Township's Water Authority is demanding answers from the township's board of supervisors following their refusal to fill a vacancy on the water authority's board during the township's reorganizational meeting in January.
Donald G. Olson, 91, of 315 Jackson Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2013, at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born March 19, 1921 in Ridgway, son of the late Fritz and Molly (Nelson) Olson.
He married Martha E. Miller on Sept. 14, 1946 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Marys, with Fr. Henry officiating.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a 1938 graduate of the Ridgway High School. He was a member of the Ridgway Elks Club, and a past member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of WWII.