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Archive - Sep 2012

September 4th

'Ride for a Dream' equine dice run pairs up with Make-A-Wish

September 4, 2012

ST. MARYS - Organizers of the "Ride for a Dream" Equine Dice Run are hoping for a large turnout for their event taking place Saturday, Sept. 15 at the St. Marys Campowners located on Airport Road.
An auction, cash drawing, spaghetti dinner, pony rides, balloon launch and DJ are among the scheduled activities for the day.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Make-A-Wish of Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia.

September 3rd

Fugitive Smith turns himself in

September 4, 2012

EMPORIUM – Fugitive Thomas Edward Smith, 58, of Emporium, wanted for the attempted abduction of a female bank executive, turned himself in to authorities Monday night, according to police.
The Emporium Borough Police Department reports that at approximately 8:10 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3, they received a tip from a concerned citizen that fugitive Thomas Edward Smith, 58, of Emporium, had just entered the Allegany Pub, 500 E. Allegany Ave., Emporium. Emporium Borough Police and Emporium-based Pa. State Police surrounded the establishment.

Crusaders open season with 33-6 win over Smethport

September 3, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusader football squad opened their season with a 33-6 victory over the Smethport Hubbers at Dutch Country Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
ECC jumped out to an early 12-0 lead with a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter. Smethport scored their only points in the second quarter while the Crusaders added another touchdown, making the score at halftime 18-6. Elk Catholic finished with another pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter for the 33-6 win.

Lyme can have devastating effects

September 3, 2012

It’s a wonder to many that such a small creature can cause so much trouble, but people who have suffered complications from Lyme disease will tell you differently.

Amelia E. "Melie" Wehler

September 3, 2012

Amelia E. "Melie" Wehler, 87, of 1045 LeMans Rd., St. Marys, died on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 23, 1924 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Joseph and Amelia Werneth Wehler.

Charles William "Bill" Reed

September 3, 2012

Charles William "Bill" Reed, 95, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at the Rouse Home of Warren County where he had resided the past nine months.
He was born in Ridgway on July 24, 1917 to the late Ruth Dickey and Rollin Amos Reed.
On June 12, 1948, he married Ruth Anna Eckert, who preceded him in death on Aug. 16, 2006.

Kathleen E. Ginther

September 3, 2012

Kathleen E. Ginther, 60, of 1785 Bucktail Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Kathleen E. Ginther will be celebrated today at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Center St., St. Marys, with Fr. Eric Vogt, OSB, as celebrant.  
Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Nurses Hospice, Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Frank L. Etaliano

September 3, 2012

Frank L. Etaliano, 67, of Wehler Road, St. Marys, died unexpectedly early Monday morning, Sept. 3, 2012 at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie .
He was born on Sept. 18, 1944 in Warren, son of the late Guiseppe and Gladys Ewings Etaliano. On April 5, 1967, in Ellicottville, Md., he married Cheryl A. Snyder, who survives.
He was a graduate of Sheffield High School, Class of 1962, and had resided in St. Marys since 1966. He was employed as an electrician at the Stackpole Corp. for 25 years and was employed at Carbon Graphite for six years and was last employed at Eastern Sintered.

August 31st

Rick Werneth wins Daily Press summer photo contest

September 1, 2012

Rick Werneth was the lucky winner of the Daily Press' summer photo contest.D The contest was sponsored by The Daily Press and TKS Computer Solutions in St. Marys. During the month of August, readers were asked to submit their best summer photo on the The Daily Press' Facebook page. There were many great submissions and the winner was chosen by random drawing. Rick will be taking home an HP Deskjet Wireless all-in-one printer, copier, and scanner.

'Blue' moon shines bright in Elk County

September 1, 2012

Last night's lunar view was known as a "blue moon."
If you saw the moon last night, it looked big and beautiful, but not necessarily blue. Although certain atmospheric conditions can cause a moon to appear blue, it is rare. According to a popular definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month.
The first full moon last month occurred on Aug. 1.

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch opened play in the District 9 League Friday by hosting the Brookville...
The St. Marys Area Dutch wrestling team opened their home dual meet season with a 42-21 victory...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 55-34...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...