At Thursday's meeting of the Jay Township Board of Supervisors, an ongoing dispute between neighbors again brought the issue of outdoor furnaces as a public nuisance to the forefront.
Sid and Eileen Dolansky have for months been after the board to intervene on their behalf and stop neighbor Howie Barnett from what they claim is constant burning of his outdoor furnace. They cited adverse effects, including health problems and air pollution, as well as diminished property values.
Dennis D. Heindl and the Ridgway community are collaborating to restore the historic train station located along North Broad Street in Ridgway.
According to William Gentilman, Property Manager for the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, Inc., the building was built the year 1907.
â€śThe station was built the last year the Philadelphia & Erie Railroad was in existence,â€ť said Gentilman. â€śThe line the station is on was a part of the Pennsylvania Railroad section that ran from Erie to St. Marys, and the track is still there.â€ť
The restoration of the building has been nearly 20 years in the making.
The St. Marys Lady Dutch basketball squad overcame a 12-point first quarter deficit to rally past the DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals 40-36 during the opening round of the 2011 St. Marys Area Lady Dutch Girls Basketball Tournament at St. Marys Area High School on Friday evening. The Lady Dutch will face off against Keystone tonight at 8 p.m. for the championship.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 46-37 victory over the Kane Lady Wolves in an AML game played at the ECCHS gym last night.
While Elk Catholic led at the end of every period, the Lady Wolves only trailed by one at the half, 19-18. In the second half, Elk Catholic outscored Kane by a 27-19 margin.
â€śI felt we played a very good second half,â€ť said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner.
â€śWe went into halftime and made some adjustments and I thought we took advantage of our strengths,â€ť said the coach.
At last month's meeting of the Jay Township board or supervisors, newly-elected township auditor John Bricen, fresh off his election day write-in victory over opponent Peggy Coppolo acknowledged a controversy involving improprieties with his campaign literature and a resultant complaint filed by Coppolo accusing him of violating election law.
"There seems to be some controversy over my handout literature having the proper documentation on the bottom, having a complaint filed, I understand that, that happens," Bricen said.
James J. â€śJimâ€ť Salvamoser, 71, of 349 Kinzua Avenue, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.
Born Jan. 9, 1940, in Kane, he was a son of Francis â€śFrankâ€ť and Julia Powley Salvamoser.Â On Aug. 26, 1961, in Mt. Jewett, he married Marjorie Kimbrough who survives. Jim and Margie recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Rosalie Mae Glatt, 73, of 20 Mertz Avenue, St. Marys, died Thursday, December 15, 2011 at her home following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 1, 1938 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Ralph N. and Ruth St. John Dorio. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1956.
On February 2, 1957 in the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, she married Andrew Glatt who preceded her in death on September 12, 1995.
Lawrence L. Fantechi, 78, of 136 Rambler Rd., St. Marys, died on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born August 28, 1933 in Byrnedale, son of the late Bruno and Theo Klaiber Fantechi.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Weedville High School, Class of 1951. He was a retired employee of the Pure Carbon Co., retiring in 1998 after 33 years of service.
On June 14, 1958, in the St. Boniface Church, he married Joyce E. Bauer. She survives.
The Cameron County Red Raider wrestling team rallied to defeat the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by a 43-30 score last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
St. Marys was able to build a 30-6 lead through 152 pounds but were unable to score in the final seven weight classes.
â€śWe didnâ€™t put a point on the board from 152 on and I think our inexperience really showed tonight,â€ť said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra.
â€śWeâ€™re a little banged up and moved some kids around tonight and it showed,â€ť said Surra.
â€śHats off to Cameron County, they wrestled tonight. We just didnâ€™t do it,â€ť added coach Surra.
George "Pizza" Pirraglia, 62, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Penfield, died late Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 31, 1949 in DuBois, son of the late Anthony "Dent" and Dolly (Cota) Pirraglia.