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Archive - Jun 2012

June 29th

Locals react to Supreme Court ruling

June 29, 2012

With the U.S. Supreme Court voting to uphold the constitutionality of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as "Obamacare," in a 5-4 decision on Thursday, reaction from local residents was mixed, with some staunchly opposed to the action, others in favor, and others finding both merit and fault with the provisions of the health care act.
Sara Bolden of St. Marys said she she wholly supported the Supreme Court's, decision adding that the president "didn't go far enough," with the health care law.

'Blast in the Burg' welcomes new drum and bugle corps

June 29, 2012

Now in its third year, the Blast in the Burg III drum and bugle corps competition is sure to be another hit with area spectators. This year's show is slated for Tuesday, July 31 at 6 p.m. at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.
"Due to overwhelming support, there will indeed be a Blast in the Burg III," said organizer Terry Feronti of Johnsonburg.

Jay Twp. Sewer Authority requests separation

June 29, 2012

WEEDVILLE - The Jay Township Sewer Authority claims that the township's water plant has discharged settled solids in the form of backwash wastewater, causing damage to the sewage treatment plant facility. As a result, the sewer authority is requesting the Jay Township Water Authority physically separate the backwash wastewater facilities from the sanitary sewer system.

Dr. David Quinn Steele

June 29, 2012

Dr. David Quinn Steele, age 85, of Glen Hazel Road in Wilcox, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at U.P.M.C.-Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born Oct. 20, 1926 in Pittsburgh to Dr. Paul B. and Anne McNeill Steele.
On May 2, 1958, he married Lorraine "Lorry" Harrison, she survives.
He attended the Awakening Alliance Church in Ridgway. Dr. Steele was an avid sportsman and enjoyed many outdoor activities, including hunting, canoeing, skiing and hiking and traveling. He also loved hockey and football. He was an avid reader and a strong Christian man who was very generous and humble.

June 28th

Punxsutawney Major baseball stars hand St. Marys 11-6 loss

June 28, 2012

Will meet Ridgway Saturday at Memorial Park

The St. Marys Little League Baseball Major League all-star squad suffered an 11-6 loss at the hands of the Punxsutawney squad last night at Memorial Park.
St. Marys now falls into the loser’s bracket, where they will meet Ridgway on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Memorial Park.
In last night’s game, both teams had 10 hits. Getting the hits for the St. Marys squad were Tim Wehler and Hayden Tettis, both with a double and a single. Gabe Kraus had two singles while Brendon Rolley, Alec Wehler, Ryan Heary and Logan Hoffman each singled.

Farmers market opens for season tomorrow

June 28, 2012

Area residents can shop for fresh, local foods from summer to fall at the St. Marys Farmers Market, set to open for the season tomorrow.
The market will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. every Saturday from June 30 until Oct. 20 in the parking lot of the Franklin Center in downtown St. Marys.
Market Manager Marty Riddle said many items are available.
"We have in-season vegetables and fruits, baked goods. We also have meats, smoked cheeses, jellies, jams," Riddle said. "They [patrons] can get fresh produce, homemade baked goods and they help support local farmers and the area people."

'Through the Window' short stories delve into past events

June 28, 2012

Local writers Geraldine "Gerri" Bianchi Wolfe and the late Clark Hawkins teamed up to write a new book, "Through the Window," which offers a diverse collection of short stories of the past and present, many of which are inspired by true life-events and set in northwestern Pennsylvania.
The 100-page book offers 11 short stories, including an introduction, an in memoriam, commentary, brief author biographies and local photos, most of which were provided by Hawkins.

Dr. David Quinn Steele

June 28, 2012

Dr. David Quinn Steele, 85 of Glen Hazel Road in Wilcox, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at U.P.M.C. Presybterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
A complete obituary and funeral arrangement information will be announced when it becomes available.

June 27th

Alice L. Marcenelle

June 28, 2012

Alice L. Marcenelle, 82, of Port Vue, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
She was the daughter of the late Grover and Helen (McVicker) Ritchie; the devoted wife of Anthony "Ants" Marcenelle; loving mother of Tawnie (Larry) Gisi of Monroeville, Anthony (Zoe) Marcenelle, Ronnie (Jennifer) Marcenelle of Houston, Texas, Connie Mellett of Aspinwall and Victoria (Mark) Whiteman of St. Marys; and the grandmother of Andrew Gisi, Christopher and Emily Marcenelle, Alison, Jacob and Sare Whiteman and Alexandra Mellett. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Alan Ritchie.

St. Marys Legion downs Bradford squad 10-3

June 28, 2012

The St. Marys American Legion Baseball team raised their record to 9-3 on the season with a 10-3 victory over the Bradford Legion Wednesday night at Berwind Park.

St. Marys Area's Sarah Casey will meet Punxsutawney's Amber Ward this afternoon at 2 p.m. at...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader golf team placed second at the District 9 golf championship held...
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team used a strong first half of play on their way to a 7-0...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...