Archive - Jul 2012
LANTZ CORNERS â€“ Local residents need to step to the plate and coordinate efforts to develop a trail over the corridor for the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad.
Without a local organization enthusiastically behind the proposal, the "Rails To Trails" concept won't happen.
This is the message delivered Wednesday by state and county officials during a presentation at the Barrel House Restaurant at Lantz Corners.
The Mt. Jewett Rotary Club hosted the forum.
The days of old-fashioned concerts in the park are being revived, as the Elk-Cameron Community Band plans to host two events in local parks in July.
Area residents are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy an array of musical numbers, lemonade and cookies.
Each concert begins at 7 p.m. The first will be held Tuesday, July 17 at Memorial Park on Wolfel Avenue in St. Marys and the second will take place the following evening, Wednesday, July 18 at the Fox Township Community Park situated along SR 948. In case of rain, the St. Marys concert will be moved to the S. St. Marys Street
The St. Marys Water Authority is changing some of the options available for paying water bills.
Effective July 1, the authority is no longer accepting in-person payments at the First Commonwealth Bank branches in St. Marys and Kersey. In-person payments may now be made only at St. Marys City Hall, 11 Lafayette St., at the sewer office window on the first floor.
Dwight Hoare, manager of the St. Marys Water Authority, said the change came due to the bankâ€™s plan to increase collection costs for accepting water payments at the beginning of the month.
ST. MARYS - The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal, St. Marys City Police Department and the Crystal Fire Department report investigating the origin and cause
of a fire that occurred at 11:32 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012 at the residence of Michael Scolari, 333 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys. The fire destroyed a 1999 Coleman camping trailer parked in the driveway of the residence. The cause of the fire was determined to be arson and remains under investigation. Damage is estimated at $6,000. There were no injuries.
ST. MARYS - Adult Day Services, a Community Nurses-licensed facility, located at 625 Maurus St., will be holding a bake sale on Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. in an effort to encourage members of the community to come and check out the facility.
Signs will be posted near both the Maurus and Louis street entrances to the parking lot in an effort to direct visitors to the building. Adult Day Services staff will be parking at Elk County Catholic High School in order to free up parking spots, but individuals can also park at ECC and walk over as well.
Martha (Marty) Thomas Ryan, 87, of East Second Street, Emporium, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born July 13, 1924 on Whittimore Hill, just outside of Emporium, the fourth youngest of 12 children of the late Jackson and Clara Thomas.
On May 24, 1947 in Emporium, she married Joseph G. Ryan Jr., who died June 5, 1988.
She was a graduate of Emporium High School and was a veteran of WWII, having served as a Paymaster Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Marjorie Elaine Rhines Zimmerman, 86, formerly of 67 Luray Drive, Ridgway, experienced her final homecoming on Saturday, July 7, 2012.
She was born in Hallton, June 6, 1926, the daughter of Jay R. Rhines and Mary Lapham Rhines Hutchins. She married Robert LaRue Zimmerman on Sept. 11, 1948, in Ridgway. He predeceased her March 25, 2005.
She enjoyed reading, especially her Bible, music and spending time with family and friends.
FOX TWP. - "It turned out to be a fiasco," said Charles Bloam III, tax collector for the City of St. Marys, in describing the realization of Pennsylvania's Act 32 requiring counties to consolidate the collection of earned income tax (EIT) to a single collector.
The recent breakdown of the county's contract with CENTAX, the firm contracted to collect and disburse earned income tax to local municipalities and school districts, has highlighted difficulties associated with the state's Act 32 legislation.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg Fire Chief Bob Dickey updated the Johnsonburg Borough Council during their regular meeting Monday on two fires that as of recent have been a cause for alarm to many of the residents within the borough of Johnsonburg and surrounding areas.
The first fire Dickey touched on was at the Old Johnsonburg Hotel along East Center Street that was reported to have ignited at approximately 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 28.
Leander C. Meyer, 75, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, St. Marys, and formerly of 871 Vine Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday morning, July 10, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born Nov. 16, 1936 in St. Marys, son of the late James and Regina Young Meyer.
On Nov. 14, 1959, in the Queen of the World Church, he married Margaret â€śMargieâ€ť Koch, who preceded him in death on March 3, 2009.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1955. He was a retired employee of the Keystone Carbon Company.