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Mary Ann Micale

December 19, 2013

Mary Ann Micale, 90, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 24634 Bennets Valley Highway, Weedville, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at the Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 17 1923 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine Fledderman Haberberger. On Oct. 25, 1946, in the St. Mary's Church, she married William J. "Dude" Micale, who preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2005.
Mrs. Micale was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Catholic schools. She was a member of the St. Boniface Church.

City's involvement with hotel project questioned

December 19, 2013

A current St. Marys hotel owner expressed his concern about the city's involvement with the new downtown hotel project.
Sam Shaw, owner of Best Western Hotel in St. Marys was joined by Damion Bevacqua, his attorney from Pontzer and Pontzer based in Ridgway, who stated their main concern is about the city entering into the private market and what council believes is the economic benefit to subsidize competition for existing businesses noting the current three hotels in the city being Best Western, Comfort Inn and Gunners.

Nativity scene returns to courthouse

December 19, 2013

On Monday afternoon, the office of President Judge Richard A. Masson removed a Nativity scene located under the Christmas tree outside the sheriff's office inside the Elk County Courthouse.
According to Masson, the removal was a "precursory" measure in order to avoid complaints stemming from religious symbolism being displayed in a government building.

Driver in 6-fatality wreck in jail

December 19, 2013

"It was time."
This terse comment from Kane District Court Judge David Engman came Wednesday after his action that transfers Kathleen S. Douglas to the McKean County Jail.
Douglas, 37, of Kane is charged with manslaughter as an alleged drug-influenced driver in a horrific six-fatality traffic accident Aug. 31 near Lantz Corners.

St. Marys Legion's Dan Stauffer slides into third base during the Region 8 Tournament.
The St. Marys junior baseball all-star team advanced to the final of the winner's bracket with a 13...
The second-seeded St. Marys Legion baseball team opened the Elk County League playoffs on Wednesday...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...