January 21st, 2011
Susan M. Pleskovic, 54, of Brownstown, died Jan. 20, 2011 at Windber Hospice.
She was born Feb. 17, 1956, in Johnstown, the daughter of William and Maeline (Kysel) Pleskovic Sr.
Susan was the former owner of Consolidated News.
She is survived by her mother; her brothers and sisters, Francis, married to (Kathleen) Hecker, Johnstown, Barbara, married to Mark Walczak, Reading, Mark, married to Anna, Johnstown, Kathryn, married to Robert Petrosky, Johnstown, Christopher, married to Lydia Trio, Johnstown, William, Johnstown, and Michael, Johnstown; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Pamela Ann Locke, 50, of Francis Place, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at her home in New Castle.
She was born Aug. 7, 1960 in St. Marys, a daughter of Joan (Caskey) Gnan and the late Harold Gnan.
She married Kenneth L. Locke Sr. on Nov. 17, 1997. He survives in New Castle.
Mrs. Locke was a front-end coordinator at the Butler Avenue Giant Eagle for 19 years. She enjoyed cooking, baking, the outdoors, and four-wheeling. She also loved people and will be sadly missed by her dog, Bella Mia.
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Area High School Swim and Dive Team split their home meet last night with the Bradford Owls. The Dutch won their portion 99â€“80, while the girls dropped their record to 2-1 with a 113-70 loss. The win brings the Dutchmenâ€™s record to 3-0.
Leading the way for the Dutchmen was Corey Koss, who won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke. Koss also was on the victorious 400-yard freestyle relay, along with teammates Alex Renwick, Ryan Struble and Jeffrey Moore.
Dutchman Justin Quiggle hit a buzzer beater last night at DuBois Central Catholic High School to give the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a 53-52 victory over the DCC Cardinals.
â€śIt came right down to the end. DuBois Central took the lead with five seconds left. We called a time out and got the ball to Justin Quiggle, who hit the shot with no time left to give us the win. We got a great ball screen from Ryan Mancuso,â€ť said Dutch coach Mark Guido. â€śIt worked just the way we drew it up.â€ť
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad defeated the Altoona Lions by a 126.0250 to 121.0 score Wednesday in a meet held at the St. Marys Area Middle School.
â€śThe team did extremely well. I was very pleased with everyoneâ€™s performances on all of the events,â€ť said St. Marys coach Irene McCandless.
â€śThe team is definitely moving in the right direction. I am hoping we can keep the momentum up and continue to be a competitive team,â€ť she added.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team used a big third quarter to defeat the Curwensville Lady Tide by a 53-34 score Wednesday night in a game played at the ECCHS gym.
The first 16 minutes of play saw the Lady Crusaders take a 21-14 lead at the half. In the third period of play, Elk Catholic outscored the Lady Tide by a 20-6 margin to open a 41-20 lead with eight minutes remaining. Curwensville outscored the Lady Crusaders by a 14-12 score in the fourth quarter, making the final score 53-34 in favor of the Lady Crusaders.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Shawn Geci, a Ridgway Borough police officer and resident, was found guilty yesterday afternoon in District Court 59-3-02 on charges pertaining to unlawful hunting practices that reportedly occurred Dec. 3, 2010.
Before Cameron County District Judge Alvin Brown, Geci was found guilty of operating a motorized ATV on lands leased by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and use of unlawful devices and methods to hunt wildlife.
On Saturday, Feb. 5, the Franklin Center in downtown St. Marys will be transformed into a one-stop Valentine shopping experience as part of The Polar Sweet Express event.
The brand-new event that will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will feature an array of local vendors displaying their products, with proceeds benefiting the CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse) shelter in Ridgway.
Together, The River 98.9 has partnered with Ridgway BiLo and Northwest Savings Bank in sponsoring the event.
It was standing-room only at the Jay Township Supervisors meeting Thursday evening, as a crowd of about 40 township residents gathered to express their views and hear the supervisors' plans regarding township business, such as their recent decision to eliminate the township's roadmaster position.
Bret P. Cooney, 30, of 9008 Maple St., Pittsburgh, and formerly of Wilcox, died early Thursday morning, Jan. 20, 2011 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville as the result of a drilling rig accident that occurred Jan. 14 near Scranton.
He was born March 1, 1980 in St. Marys, the son of Charles P. and Jean Bauer Cooney, who survive.