January 14th, 2015
Ardith Pauline (Trumbull) Johnson, 89, of Toby, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 in Greensburg where she had relocated to be closer to her son Doug following a debilitating illness.
Ardith was born May 26, 1925 in Brandy Camp, daughter of the late Donald and Elizabeth (Jefferson) Trumbull.
A structure fire broke out Wednesday morning shortly after 10:30 a.m. at 162 Taft Rd. in St. Marys. Multiple units from St. Marys and Johnsonburg responded to the fire. Preliminary reports list Fox Township and Ridgway on standby as well.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders stayed unbeaten on the season with a 52-25 victory over the Curwensville Golden Tide Tuesday night at the ECCHS gym.
The St. Marys Area Dutch wrestling team picked up another win on Tuesday evening as they defeated the Smethport Hubbers 51-18 in a dual meet at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
Â The St. Marys Area competition cheerleading squad placed third out of 11 teams at the third annual District 9 Competitive Spirit Championships on Saturday afternoon at the DuBois Area High School, advancing to the PIAA Competitive Spirit Championships for the third consecutive season.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders extended their winning streak to 11-0 with a 55-27 victory over the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch on Saturday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Elk Catholic Crusaders took advantage of a strong second quarter to hand the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a District 9 League 64-48 loss Saturday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
RIDGWAY â€“ Overcrowding issues at the Elk County Prison in Ridgway have continued into the new year.
As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, the total number of individuals incarcerated at the correctional facility was 76 inmates.
"We're currently housing 12 females but there are 16 on the books as four are being housed out-of-county due to overcrowding," said Elk County Prison Warden Greg Gebauer. "Ten males also are housed out-of-county due to overcrowding and other circumstances, but weâ€™re only paying for seven of those currently."
St. Marys Area Middle School Principal Jim Wortman was recognized for excellence in educational leadership as he was recently awarded the inaugural Horton Coe Southworth Scholarship from Duquesne University.
The scholarship recognizes a deserving members of Duquesne's School of Education Professional Doctorate in Educational Leadership (ProDEL) program for excellence in demonstrating vision, altruism, collaboration and a commitment to social justice.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â After 40 years in public service, Senior Magisterial District Judge George A. "Tony" King announced his retirement Tuesday which will end his 28-year stretch as magisterial district judge.
â€œI had made a decision some time ago that after 40 years of public service, it was time to move on," King said. "No health reasons or anything like that; itâ€™s just time to make the decision."
King's decision to retire comes at a time that will allow his seat to be on the ballot for the upcoming Nov. 3 election.