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Archive - Jun 14, 2012

Yvonne J. Anderson

June 14, 2012

Yvonne J. Anderson, 50, of 432 Chestnut St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center,.
She was born Aug. 26, 1961 in St. Marys, a daughter of Robert "Andy" Anderson and Elizabeth "Betty" Young Anderson, who survive.
Yvonne was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from SMAHS. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and had worked at Eastern Sintered Alloys for a number of years. 
She enjoyed cross stitching, playing games, ceramics and traveling.  She enjoyed spending time with her dog, Troy, and spending time with her family.

Susan J. Ginther

June 14, 2012

Susan J. Ginther, 57, of 270 Birch Valley Rd., Kersey, died on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the home of her daughter, Allison Bauer, of 534 Vine Rd., St. Marys, following an illness of the past several months.
She was born Jan. 11, 1955 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Robert G. and RoseAnn Spangler Dinsmore. On Feb. 29, 2000 in Las Vegas, she married Terry B. Ginther, who survives.
Susan was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1972. She was employed for over 30 years at Metal Powder Products, formerly Carbon City Products.

Task force looks at water source protection efforts

June 14, 2012

RIDGWAY - Steps to strengthen source water protection were discussed at an Elk County Gas Task Force meeting earlier this week.
Jodi Foster, community and economic development coordinator for the Elk County Planning Department, said Watershed Specialist Kim Bonfardine is ready to start source water monitoring in Brockway. She noted that although Brockway is in Jefferson County and not in Elk County, the reason for the monitoring is because much of Brockway's source water stems from Elk County.

Task force discusses transport of hazardous materials

June 14, 2012

RIDGWAY - During a meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force held earlier this week, task force chairperson and Elk County Commissioner June H. Sorg asked guest Bruce Manning, director of the McKean County Emergency Management Agency, about concerns some residents had brought up about trucks that transport hydrofracturing fluid or hazardous chemicals to and from Marcellus drilling sites.

Area doctor finds calling in medical missions

June 14, 2012

In the remote mountains and rainforests of Copan, Honduras, a region both renowned for its Mayan ruins and crippled by third-world poverty, an area doctor has established a presence in hopes of providing medical care to those in need.

Memorial Park staff offering a variety of summer activities

June 14, 2012

With the summer season under way at area parks, the staff at Memorial Park in St. Marys have a variety of new programs and returning favorites planned for the coming months.
Jason Schreiber, who took over as park director, replacing Denny Posteraro, has 20 students under his supervision this summer. Schreiber's former role has been taken over by John Benjamin, who will assist with the management of Memorial, as well as Luhr, Kaulmont, and Diamond Street parks throughout the summer.

Barbershops were once important feature of Erie Avenue

June 14, 2012

According to local historian Ray Beimel, "Erie Avenue is the closest thing we ever had to a Main Street in St. Marys, and a popular business along main streets was the barbershop."
Beimel discussed past barbershops that were located along Erie Avenue during a recent presentation on the area at the St. Marys Senior Center.
One long-time barber was Frank Geeck, whose shop was located at 23 Erie Ave. During his presentation, Beimel displayed a photo taken in Geeck's shop in January 1921.

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