October 7th, 2014
Clifford D. Singer, 56, of 36 Singer Lane, Emporium, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 7 morning.
He was born June 22, 1958 in St. Marys, a son of Celine Gerber Singer and the late George J. Singer of St. Marys.
Cliff was an avid outdoorsman. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #368, Emporium, the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, VFW and the Knights of Columbus Christabelle Club.
While city government officials are in the midst of reviewing contract negotiations with Zito Media, the company's president, Jim Rigas, presented an update of services Monday night to members of St. Marys City Council.
Among the prevalent changes completed since Rigas' last update to council in March 2012 were a bandwidth upgrade, two-way activation, high speed data and voice capability, and high definition and DVR. The regional fiber network was also expanded.
"Over $2.3 million of capital has been invested in the system since Zito Media's acquisition about 5-6 years ago," Rigas said.
BENEZETTE â€“Â Despite the gloomy weather and increasing threat of rain late Monday afternoon, a group of over a dozen individuals could be seen gathered at one of the viewing areas located at the end of one of the walking trails at the Elk Country Visitor Center around 4:30 p.m. A few cow elk were out in the field adjacent to the center, and the location where they had decided to graze put them in close enough proximity to the viewing area that visitors gathered there to take a few photos.
The experience may be common enough now, but only a handful of years ago it was not even possible.
RIDGWAY â€“ Dayon D. McCracken, 23, of Reading, was scheduled for jury selection on Monday, Oct. 13 for his alleged involvement in an assault and kidnapping that was reported in April.
He is charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, simple assault and harassment.
Nancy C. Dinsmore, 75, of 400 Main St., Kersey, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at her home followed by a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 20, 1939, a daughter of the late Harold and Doris Goodreau Sherry.
On July 5, 1958 in St. Bonaventure in Olean, N.Y., she married Charles Dinsmore, who preceded her in death May 2, 1982.
Elk County Catholic senior Mitchell Struble finished as the District 9 Class AA boys' golf runner-up on Saturday following a four-hole playoff against Ridgway's Josh Roselli at the Punxsutawney Country Club in Punxsutawney.
It was a chilly and windy fall morning on Saturday, but it turned out to be a good day for soccer for the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen as they avenged their loss to Punxsutawney earlier this season with a 1-0 win over the Chucks in a match played at the SMAHS soccer field.
The two teams met for the first time this season on Tuesday, Sept. 23 in Punxsutawney, and the Chucks won that match 3-2.
The Elk County Catholic cross country squads put in strong performances at the Ridgway Invitational which was held at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School on Saturday. The Lady Crusaders placed fifth out of nine teams while the Crusaders came in third out of 14 teams. Lady Crusader Tori Dippold dominated the girls' race, finishing over a minute faster than her closest competitor. She had a winning time of 18:53.4.
The St. Marys Area cross country runners took part in the Ridgway Invitational on Saturday at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway. The Lady Dutch finished second among nine girls' teams and also had three team members place in the top eight.
Georgette Forney, of Pittsburgh, president of Anglicans for Life and co-founder of Silent No More awareness campaign, spoke at Sacred Heart Church Sunday night about the negative effects of abortion, including testimony of her own experience.
"I had an abortion when I was 16 years old, and I spent the next 19 years pretending that I hadn't," she said. "My daughter should be 37 years old, but she's not."