October 3rd, 2012
ST. MARYS - A 25-year-old St. Marys man has been charged with arson and other felony charges related to a fire at the 137 Lynch Rd. home of his father and stepmother that occurred in the early-morning hours of July 14.
DuBOIS - Elk County Catholicâ€™s Maria Gismondi won the District 9-AA Singles Tennis Championship Wednesday as she defeated her teammate, Laira Reuscher, in the finals.
Gismondi won the championship by defeating Reuscher 6-4, 6-3 in the championship.
Gismondi reached the finals by defeating Anna Brinkley of Brockway 10-2 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Gismondi defeated St. Marys Areaâ€™s Amy Orr 6-3, 5-7, 7-5.
The Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department is hoping to debut their new rescue truck during the township's bicentennial next summer if plans go accordingly following the Fox Township Supervisors' unanimous approval for the purchase of the truck during their regular monthly meeting Wednesday evening.
According to Fox Twp. Fire Chief Scott Surra, the new apparatus costs $628,335.21.
"Basically we designed the whole thing," Surra said referring to the department's 7- or 8-member truck committee, which met with the truck builder last week to finalize plans.
JOHNSONBURG BORO - A Johnsonburg man charged after authorities discovered live marijuana plants inside his residence following execution of a search warrant was granted a continuance of his preliminary hearing by District Judge George A. "Tony" King on Wednesday in order that the proceedings may be recorded as per the the defendant's request.
JOHNSONBURG - A Highland Township supervisor charged with environmental violations had his preliminary hearing in District Court 59-3-02 continued Wednesday as he has yet to obtain legal representation.
Charges were filed by the Attorney General's Office last week with District Judge George A. "Tony" King against Charles M. Vaughn Jr., 75, who currently serves as chairman of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors and who up until recently served as the state-certified operator of the township's sewage plant in James City.
Natalie M. "Ray Ray" Jordan, 2, of 331 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2012 at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident on Sept. 17, 2012.
She was born on Nov. 23, 2009 in Warren, the daughter of Willis Jordan III and the late Pauline Dilley, who preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 2012.
She resided in Johnsonburg all of her life and was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg.
Joseph M. Quattrone, 87, of 222 Spruce St., Ridgway, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 3, 2012 at his residence following an illness of the past 16 months.
He was born Sept. 10, 1925 in Ridgway, son of the late Frank and Thamisn (Ruberto) Quattrone. On June 11, 1949, he married Loretta R. Emmett, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 17, 2012.
FOX TWP. â€“Â Cross-town rivalry boys' soccer games between Elk County Catholic and St. Marys Area are typically exciting and close contests, and Tuesday night's match at Angela Huey Memorial Field in Fox Township did not disappoint. Both teams played a hard, scoreless 91.45 minutes of soccer, with each having plenty of opportunities to score but being unable to overcome the other's strong defense and solid goal tending.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team raised their record to 8-1 on the season with a 3-0 victory over the DuBois Area Lady Beavers Tuesday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders won the first set by a 25-20 margin. They took the second set 25-19 and won the third set by a 25-18 score to win the match 3-0.
The Ridgway Elker golf team handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch squad a 204-226 loss Tuesday in a match played at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course.
Ridgwayâ€™s Josh Roselli was the medalist for the day with his 38.
For the Dutchmen, Rudy Gleixner had a 41 followed by Owen Schreiber with a 42, Quinn Cunningham 47, Dillon Gallagher and Kyle Pistner with 48s, Justin Beimel and Garrett Wendel with 56s and Jordan Wehler with a 62.