Archive - Jun 15, 2012
Locals host Fox Twp. tonight
Eric Wehler stole home in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the St. Marys Legion a 5-4 victory over the Coudersport squad Friday night at Berwind Park.
Trailing 4-3 going into the home half of the seventh, Nick Burdick singled with one out for St. Marys. He was replaced by pinch runner Jon Dippold. With two outs, Wehler was hit by a pitch and a single by Kevin Hoy loaded the bases. Ivan Wortman was walked, forcing in Dippold to knot the game at 4-all. Before Coudersport realized what was going on, Wehler took off for home to score the winning run.
The Rice Foundation, established by Dr. Jeffrey Rice of DuBois with the goal of providing much-needed medical care to the residents of Copan, Honduras, has succeeded in erecting a birthing clinic and surgery center and treating over 60,000 patients since its inception. Rice said the services provided by the foundation and day-to-day operations are made possible by a dedicated network of volunteers who attend regular mission trips to Copan led by the foundation.
Local historian Ray Beimel remarked that while "we don't think of Erie Avenue as being an important industrial place anymore," back in the early 1900s it was.
During a recent presentation at the St. Marys Senior Center, Beimel showed attendees a photograph from 1917 of the location where the Novelty Incandescent Lamp Company, which later became Sylvania, got its start.
"Sylvania light bulbs started in St. Marys in the back room of the bakery building. That's where the Elks' parking lot is now," Beimel said. "They didn't manufacture light bulbs, they remanufactured them."
The staff at Benzinger Park in St. Marys will be busy this summer as the park continues to provide activities for individuals of all ages. This year, Park Director John Schneider, who is in his 20th year at the facility, has 13 summer workers helping to ensure that members of the public are provided with quality programs, especially those geared toward area youth.
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.Â She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and had worked at Eastern Sintered Alloys for a number of years.Â
She enjoyed cross stitching, playing games, ceramics and traveling.Â She enjoyed spending time with her dog, Troy, and spending time with her family.
Lucy Ann Salvatore Wood, 73, of Erie, died Monday, June 11, 2012.
She was born in St. Marys on March 14, 1939, daughter of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth Meyer Salvatore.
Lucy was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1957. She was a longtime employee of Mellon Bank, having been a teller and in customer service. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, was the former treasurer of the Tri State Country Music Association, the Moose Club, and the Girard American Legion Post 494.