October 11th, 2012
Jane "Jennie" Francis, 93, of Silver Creek Terrace, St. Marys, formerly of Johnsonburg and St. Marys, died at the Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys on Thursday morning, Oct. 11, 2012 following a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 3, 1919 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Stephen and Grace Scrivo Vavala.
She married William "Bill" Francis on March 6, 1943; he preceded her in death in August of 1986.
She had resided in St. Marys for the past three years, had lived in Johnsonburg from 1987 to 2009 and had lived in St. Marys prior to 1987.
Charles B. Wolff, 85, of Daguscahonda, died on Wednesday evening, Oct. 10, 2012 at Christ the King Manor in DuBois following a brief illness.
He was born May 28, 1927 in St. Marys, a son of the late Miles R. and Margaret Watson Wolff.
On July 2, 1949 in Ridgway, he married E. Louise Eynon Wolff, who preceded him in death on Aug. 26, 1998.
Mr. Wolff retired from Stackpole Carbon as a truck driver and was a member of their Quarter Century Club. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Ridgway Fire Dept. Auxiliary.
Lorraine Shirley McDowellÂ died on Sept. 16, 2012 after a courageousÂ battle withÂ multiple myeloma.
She was born July 11, 1962 in Syracuse, N.Y. She grew up in Emporium, where she graduated from Cameron County High School in 1981.
Marie Pesa Rollick, 95, formerly of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 in Deltona, Fla.
She is survived by her son Ronald, daugher-in-law Patricia, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
RIDGWAY - Representatives of the Williamsport-based Larson Design Group gave a presentation about their subsidiary company's treatment of water used in the gas and oil drilling industry to members of the Elk County Gas Task Force on Monday morning.
JOHNSONBURG - A Ridgway woman charged with theft after allegedly failing to return a laptop computer to her former employer following her resignation was in District Court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge George A. "Tony" King.
ST. MARYS - Compliance with new legislation signed into law by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal at Penn State University was discussed at a recent meeting of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors.
DuBOIS â€“Â The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader doubles duo of Laira Reuscher and Sophie Herzing, both seniors, defeated their cross-town rivals of Aubrey Wiesner and Chelsea Agosti from St. Marys Area 6-2, 6-1 to claim the District 9 Class AA doubles title on Tuesday afternoon at DuBois Area High School.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team handed the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch squad a 3-0 setback in a match played at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders won the first set by a 25-17 margin. They won the second and third set by identical 25-21 scores to win the match.
RIDGWAY - Tough scoring conditions met both Ridgway and Elk County Catholic but the Elkers were able to defeat the Crusaders 212-220 in action Tuesday afternoon at Laurel Mill Golf Course.
Josh Roselli of Ridgway was the medalist for the day with his score of 36.
"The scores were high for the two top teams in District 9 as Laurel Mill Golf Course played tough," Ridgway coach Dave Zawatski said. "Give Josh Roselli credit for being that guy that we have been searching for and going low to make the difference."