Archive - Mar 7, 2011
Members of city council announced during their Monday evening meeting that they were recently informed by Zito Media that rates will be increasing as of April 1. According to a letter sent to the city by Zito Media, the company plans to adjust its rates for its Classic Cable service, High Speed Data service and for certain premium channels.
Curious drivers and pedestrians in downtown St. Marys watched Monday as the removal process began for two large trees that had graced the Diamond for many years. The decision to remove the two trees, a Norway maple and Red maple, was made due to safety concerns, according to a release issued by the city's Shade Tree Commission.
The many branches that have come down due to repeated storm damage and a major split on the body of the Red maple pose a danger to people walking and relaxing on and around the Diamond, commission members said.
Although falling short of its goal, the St. Marys Area United Way has succeeded in raising $198,000 as part of its 2010 campaign efforts.
"Getting to our goal would have been ideal, but the fact that we are able to fund our agencies at the level we raised is gratifying," emphasized Sherron McGowan, executive director. "Our whole mission is to allocate additional funding to the agencies."
According to McGowan, the organization chose to raise this year's campaign goal to $205,000 after seeing signs the economy was picking up.
Ridgway Borough Police Officer and part-time Elk County Sheriff's Department Deputy Shawn Geci was recently handed a 30-day suspension without pay from borough council.
The suspension comes while Geci is appealing a Jan. 20 ruling by Cameron County District Judge Alvin Brown, who found the officer guilty of two gaming law violations which supposedly occurred Dec. 3, 2010.
According to Ridgway mayor Guillermo Udarbe, borough officials and council were aware of Geci's appeal when it voted to slap him with a 30-day suspension without pay.
Thomas Alvin Terwilliger, 82, of 19 Hiram St., Brookville, died Friday, March 4, 2011 at the Veterans Hospital in Oakland.
He was born December 5, 1928 in Cadogan Township, son of the late Homer and Mildred Bortz Terwilliger.
He had made his home with Judith Baumgratz for many years. She preceded him in death in 1997.
He was Methodist by faith and enjoyed hunting, camping and especially fishing as well as spending time with his family.
He had been employed at Stackpole Carbon as a die setter. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Korean War.
Florence L. Steis, 88, of Miamisburg, Ohio, died Friday, March 4, 2011 at her residence under the care of Hospice of Dayton.
She was born Sept. 12, 1922 in Brandy Camp, the daughter of Gelindo and Julia Castina Benigni.
She was a former resident of Brandy Camp and Coraopolis.