March 2nd, 2011
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. â€“ The Lee County Sheriff's Office in Bonita Springs, Fla. reports that John Joseph Vollmer, 64, of St. Marys, was arrested at 7:40 p.m. on Feb. 23 and charged with the solicitation of prostitution.
According to police, on Feb. 23 the Lee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics/Vice unit conducted a vice operation in the area of Bonita Springs, Fla. The focus of the operation was to make contact with females offering sexual services on the internet. In addition, the unit also focused on the males soliciting females from these internet web sites.
RIDGWAY - Thanks to multiple donations throughout the years, various programs offered to the community by the county's sheriff's department have continued to impact area residents.
JoAnne Ryan, CEO and president of Alpha Sintered Metals, recently made an undisclosed monetary donation to the department.
SueEllen M. Paladino, 49, of 825 Mefferts Run Rd., Wilcox, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following an illness of several days.
She was born on Sept. 28, 1961 in Stroudsburg, daughter of Harry and the late Mary Ellen Gilliland Lloyd.
She married Robert J. Paladino on June 25, 1983 in St. Luke's Church, Stroudsburg, who survives.
William J. Krieg, 85, of Clarendon, died at 2:10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at his residence, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 2, 1925 in St. Marys, son of the late Louis and Rose Sarginger Krieg.Â
He was a resident of the Warren area for more than 50 years and was formerly of Minnesota, Niagara Falls, N.Y., and the Pittsburgh area. A 1943 graduate of St. Marys High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving with the 135th Construction Battalion at Saipan & Tinian, Mariana Islands, building airstrips and barracks.
BROOKVILLE - The Damsels of Union High School handed the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders a 38-35 setback on Tuesday evening in the District 9-A semifinal playoff game at the Brookville Area High School.
The Damsels held a three-point lead with 3.1 seconds remaining in the game with the Lady Crusaders getting the ball out of bounds under the Union bucket. Anna Hawkins threw a half-court pass to Karly Carnovale, who took one step, then threw up a 30-some-foot shot which went in and out of the hoop as time ran out, giving the Damsels the victory.
Cheyney D. â€śDukeâ€ť Mitchell, 43, of 507 Willard St., Ridgway, died unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 at Bon Secours-Holy Family Hospital in Altoona.
He was born on June 15, 1967 in Ridgway, the son of the late Samuel and Patricia Russell Mitchell.
Duke was a lifelong Ridgway resident. He was a member of St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church and had been employed at Sylvania. He enjoyed video games and electrical gadgets.
Harold L. "Whitey" Leonberg, 77, of 185 Larch Rd., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born Sept. 10, 1933 in Zelienople, a son of the late Harold and Stella May Brandstetter Leonberg.
On Feb. 8, 1962 in St. Leo's Church in Ridgway, he married Dorothy Buerk Leonberg, who survives.
RIDGWAY - County officials discussed the possibility of saving over $40,000 a year by making county buildings more energy-efficient during a Tuesday morning board of commissioners meeting.
"We started on this over a year ago and we're working under the umbrella of the Department of General Services out of Harrisburg on an energy update project," said Jodi Foster, community and economic development coordinator for the county's planning department. "We want to make the county buildings as energy-efficient as we can under the GESA Act, the Guaranteed Energy Savings Act.
In recognition of Girl Scouts Week, taking place March 6-12, local leaders have organized an array of activities for girl scouts and their families.
This weekend, a Family Day will be held at the Apollo Theatre in downtown St. Marys. Doors will open at 3 p.m., with the movie Rango beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Six members of the St. Marys Area gymnastics squad competed in the PA Classic Individual Meet held at Moon Township last Friday and Saturday.
In the bronze divisions, Michaela Sorg competed in the all-around and placed fifth on vault with an 8.45. Mackenzie Neureiter competed in vault, beam and floor.
In the silver division, Megan Longhi competed in the all-around and placed 10th on the vault with an 8.733. Abby Wittman competed on the vault, while Justin Huey tied for fourth on the vault and placed seventh in the uneven bars.