October 17th, 2011
As the second week of the trial of Lawrence Earl Donachy commenced Monday morning, testimony concluded and jurors began the day with a field trip to St. Marys, where they were shown various sites of interest pertaining to the trial. Donachy, 36, is accused of the April 5-6, 1999 rape and murder of 56-year-old St. Marys beautician Irene Challingsworth at her home on 213 Walnut St.
At Monday evening's City Council meeting, approximately 11 area residents, including some employees and owners of downtown businesses, appeared before council to express their displeasure with proposed parking changes for the city.
Mildred M. "Nan" Salter, 72, of 113 E. Condot Road, St. Marys, died on Monday, October 17, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
She was born June 3, 1939 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Anthony "Tony" and Mildred Aiello Asti.
On January 25, 1958, in Holy Rosary Church, she married the late James B. Salter, who preceded her in death on March 12, 2002.
Milfred H. Nelson, 86, of 201 Depot St., Ridgway, died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, after a brief stay at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
He was born Aug. 23, 1925, in Ridgway, son of the late William B. and Grace E. (Gardner) Nelson. He married Betty J. Keneske on Feb. 7, 1945; she preceded him in death on May 31, 2009.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He was a graduate of the Ridgway Area High School. He had been employed by the Elliott Company and then by Motion Control Industries for 40 years.
Matilda K. "Tillie" DeWald, 96, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, formerly of Elk Towers and West Mill Street, died Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born February 19, 1915 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Sebastian and Margaret Deth Sorg.
On November 15, 1939 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Joseph J. "Joker" DeWald, who preceded her in death on January 28, 1994.
John Gilbert Copella, 81, of Lighthouse Point, Fla., died Friday, September 23, 2011 of congestive heart failure at his home.
He was born on December 27, 1929 in Kersey, a son of the late John Francis Copella and Mary Gladys Copella (nee Buckley).
He married Dorothy Baines, who preceded him in death in 2006. They celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary in August of that year.
Marina T. Agens, 86, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway, died Sunday, October 16, 2011, in the home of her sister, Beverly MacDonald, at 1533 Front St.
She was born January 30, 1925, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late R. Joseph and Lavina M. Ross Tettis. She married Donald J. Agens, who predeceased her on Februaury 16, 2001.
Mrs. Agens had resided most of her life in Ridgway. She was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church, the C.D. of A., and the Ridgway Senior Center.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch soccer team lost a 7-0 contest to the DuBois Area Beavers on a muddy, cold, wet and windy Saturday morning at the SMAHS soccer field.
The Beavers were the aggressors in the first half of the contest as they were able to build a 5-0 lead at the half.
DuBois got on the board at the 31:54 mark to take the 1-0 lead.
As both teams battled their way through the water and mud, neither mounted much of an offensive threat.
DuBois made the score 2-0 at the 16:08 mark as the shot went over the keeperâ€™s head.
On December 19, 2007, then-President George W. Bush signed into federal law the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA).
RIDGWAY â€“ Always sisters, now a part of each other.
Maria Savino, sister of Frances DiIulio (aka Chickie), donated her kidney to save her sisterâ€™s life in April 2011. Savino was an absolute perfect match for her sister.Â
In quoting Helen Keller, Savino says, â€śThe best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched; they must be felt with the heart.â€ť