January 16th, 2013
The Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) is encouraging residents to show their hearts are in the arts by attending the organization's gala taking place Saturday, Feb. 9 at Aiello's Cafe in Ridgway. Photo submitted.
RIDGWAY - The 14th Annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous will once again be held in downtown Ridgway from Feb. 16-23.
Main Street Manager Michelle Bogacki met with event planners Liz and Zoe Boni last week at the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center to further prepare for the festivities.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen wrestling squad pulled off a 43-21 victory over the visiting Brockway Rovers on Wednesday evening at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders raised their overall record to 10-2 on the season with a 53-38 victory over the Curwensville Lady Tide Wednesday night at the ECCHS gym.
Betty Louise Casolo, 87, of 101 N. Mill Ave., Ridgway, died at her residence on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 after a lengthy illness. She was surrounded by her loving family.
She was born May 17, 1925 in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Anthony and Flora Minard Gerg. On Nov. 26, 1947, she married John F. Casolo Sr., who preceded her in death on May 4, 2006.
Theodore "Ted" Schloder, 64, of 172 Cross Rd., St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born Oct. 17, 1948 in St. Marys, son of the late Clarence W. "Toot" and Lydia McGonigal Schloder Sr.
On May 2, 1968, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Ellen M. Manning, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He had been sel- employed at the former Schloder's Garage and had been employed at Windfall Products.
Mr. Schloder was a member of the St. Mary's Church.
Louis A. Allegretto, 85, of 4438 Rasselas Rd., Wilcox, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 16 at the Kane Community Hospital in Kane following a brief illness.
He was born on April 29, 1927 in Elmira, N.Y., son of the late Louis D. and Clara Markert Allegretto.
He married Patty Eaton on June 28, 1947; she preceded him in death in 1979. He later married Vona Lee Walters in 1981; she survives.
According to scanner dialogue between police and Elk County Control, the attempted abduction of a female took place between approximately 7:55 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 at St. Marys Area High School.
According to police, the female described her would-be abductors as two males wearing black ski masks and driving an older dark blue, navy or black passenger car with a back bumper that is falling off.
St. Marys City Police were dispatched to the school and the Ridgway-based Pa. State Police were assisting.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team staged a fourth-quarter rally but fell short as the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks held on for a 47-39 victory over the Lady Dutch at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
RIDGWAY - Representatives of Seneca Resources Corporation discussed their proposal to convert a natural gas production well in Highland Twp. into an injection well at Monday's meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force.