Archive - 2014
Peggy J. Thorwart, 85, of 203 Adams St., Ridgway, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
She was born Dec. 4, 1928, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Robert and Ella Truschinger Brownlee. On July 6, 1946, she married Jack Thorwart. She retired as a supervisor from Alltel after 31 years service. She had also been employed for a number of years at Ferragine Spas and Pools. She was a graduate of Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1946.
Metco Industries, Inc. of St. Marys recently earned a 2014 Governor's ImPAct Award. In the north central region, Metco won the Jobs First Award.
"Metco is proud to create jobs in Pennsylvania and especially for the local economy," said Rodney A. Brennen, VP/CFO of Metco. "Our future is bright with double digit growth planned for each of the next few years."
According to Brennen, Metco currently employs nearly 200 and expects to expand to near 250 over the next couple years.
The renewal of the hospitalization plan for Fox Township employees was recently approved by the Fox Township Supervisors making employees responsible for their deductible if they plan to continue with the existing plan.
This new change, suggested by Keller, will kick in July 3.
Scott Surra explained that plan is "grandfathered" under the new law in that if an employee supposedly likes their plan they can keep it for another year and it does not necessarily meet all the criteria under the Affordable Care Act.
The bid for dust oil was awarded to Midland Asphalt for $3.04/unit for 20,000 gallons of MC-70 oil. Additional bids were submitted by Jefferson Paving and Russell Standard each for $3.27/unit.
The bid for the sale of the township's 1990 International dump truck was awarded to James McNulty for $3,600. Additional bids were submitted by Rob Wolfel for $2,766.29 and Krishart for $2,666.66. The sale was approved with the condition of the township not using the transfer case out of the 1990 truck for the township's 2001 dump truck; the transfer case in the 2001 truck recently went bad.
Wayne E. Cuneo Jr., 83, of Madison Street, Byrnedale, died Friday, June 13, 2014 at his brother's home in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 7, 1930 in St. Marys, son of the late Wayne E. and Mary (Keller) Cuneo Sr.
On Aug. 7, 1971, he married Dolores (DeCarli); she preceded him in death in September 2012.
A 1949 graduate of St. Marys High School, he worked with Stackpole Carbon Company from 1949 to 1990, and retired from Carbone of America in 1991.
RIDGWAY â€“ One building in downtown Ridgway sustained heavy structural damage as a result of the May 21 flood. The former Rohr Upholstering building, located along North Broad Street, saw the washing out of much of the foundation from the overflow of Elk Creek.
SMETHPORT â€“ A Ridgway man has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of illegally possessing a handgun in Kane in 2013.
William Aaron Fourness Jr., 25, entered the plea Tuesday in McKean County Court in Smethport.
Under a plea agreement, six other charges have been dismissed. These charges include possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, two charges related to driving under the influence (DUI) of a controlled substance and operating a red 2009 Subaru with a cracked windshield.
One step made all the difference in the Elk County Catholic Crusaders winning the PIAA Class A Baseball Championship 2-1 in regulation and losing it 2-1 to Devon Prep in extra innings.
Richard A. Simchick, 70, of 1625 Bendigo Rd., Johnsonburg, died Thursday evening, June 12, 2014 at West Penn Hospital, Forbes Hospice, Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 26, 1943 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Francis and Eleanor Przybylski Simchick.
On Jan. 29, 1966 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, he married Georgiana Cherry, who preceded him in death Jan. 23, 2013.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1961.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Boulder Dash, a 20-mile run, walk or hike event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9 at 8 a.m. starting at the firemen's carnival grounds along North Broad Street in downtown Ridgway.
The event takes place on 20 miles of State Game Lands 44, just south of Ridgway, featuring about 4,000 feet of vertical rise over the course. The deadline to register online at www.elkcountyboulderdash.com is Friday, Aug. 1.