April 1st, 2014
RIDGWAY â€“ Recent renovations to the former assessment office in the Elk County Courthouse have uncovered glimpses of the county's long forgotten past.
The courthouse, reportedly completed in 1880, had a very different look inside the facility versus today's building.
"Back in the 1970s there were major renovations done to the courthouse and they tore out a Victorian hardwood winding staircase and they put in the aluminum and plastic steps, and in the 1970s it was all about energy efficiency and urban renewal," said Elk County Commissioner Dan Freeburg.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A Johnsonburg woman has been charged with corruption of minors and child endangerment in connection with the sexual assault of her 15-year-old daughter.
According to court records, Jeannie M. Showalter of 113 East Ave, Johnsonburg, contacted Johnsonburg Borough Police on Feb. 18 stating that she had information concerning the sexual assault case of her daughter. Charges were filed in December of 2013 against Eric Paul Hulings of James City in the sexual assault of Showalter's daughter, 15.
Norma June Joiner, 53, of Hoovertown Rd., Penfield, died suddenly at home on Sunday, March 30, 2014.
She was born June 11, 1960 in DuBois, daughter of the late Charles P. Snyder and Alice Rose (Card) Snyder, who survives.
A graduate of DuBois Area High School, she served in the U.S. Air Force as a medical aide.
She was a registered nursing assistant, working for Christ the King Manor for more than 30 years, including recently in the Alzheimer's Unit and also as a private hospice worker for many years.
Caroline Colaprete, 95, a resident of Elk Haven for the past three years, formerly of Ridgway Road, Johnsonburg, and 224 Wild Goose Ln., St. Marys, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 22, 1918 in Lewiston, N.Y., daughter of Pietra Lilla and Frederick Luparelli Albion. On Oct. 17, 1942, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., she married Philip Colaprete, who preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1995.
Anna Marie Carlson, 73, of 9362 Route 219, Brockport, died Sunday March 30, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She was born Nov. 23, 1940 in Bombertown, daughter of the late Steven and Catherine Watkovich Scanish. She was married on Nov. 26, 1958 to John Edward Carlson Sr., he survives.
Anna enjoyed knitting, bingo, baking and spending time with her grandchildren and family. Retired, she had been employed at Brockway Glass as an inspector.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team opened their season Tuesday by hosting the DuBois Central Lady Cardinals at Benzinger Park.
DuBois Central came away with a 7-5, 11 inning victory over Elk Catholic.
Warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine on Tuesday afternoon was no April Fool's Day joke. The weather was finally nice enough for baseball, and the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen opened their 2014 season as they faced the Warren Dragons at Berwind Park, which hosted its first baseball game in May 1914 and is celebrating its 100th anniversary this season. Though the Dragons recorded a 15-2 victory in five innings, the Dutchmen were happy to at least be outside and playing baseball. Their previous three scheduled games had all been cancelled due to lingering winter weather.
Although one may not consider it spring with the continued cold temperatures, the new season brings the arrival baby rabbits. This little bunny was seen recently in a St. Marys driveway.
Today marks the Mayor's Day of Recognition for National Service in which three local educators and one organization are being honored for their commitment to the citizens of the City of St. Marys.
This marks the first annual such event in St. Marys initiated by Mayor Bob Howard, although it is the second year it has been celebrated nationally.
"When I ran for office I said I was going to help promote the senior citizens and the veterans. I thought this was an opportunity to do just that," Howard said.
Dr. Ian Redmount, a Ridgway native and graduate of Ridgway Area High School, recently authored a physics textbook titled "12 Problems in Physics." Redmount is currently a professor of physics at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Mo.
The textbook, which spans 12 chapters, is centered around applications and concepts necessary to solving classical physics problems.