Archive - Dec 2013
Janice Robinson, 78, of Milan, Pa., died on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, after a lengthy illness.
She was born on Nov. 27, 1935, in St. Marys. She was the daughter of the late William and Bertha Hulings.
Janice worked at Sylvania in St. Marys. Later, she moved to Milan, Pa., where she continued working at the Sylvania plant there until she retired. She loved to bowl and to play the piano. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
Thomas H. Hnath, 84, formerly of 121 West Oilwell Street, St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Pinecrest Manor following a series of illnesses of the past few months.
He was born on Nov. 24, 1929 in St. Marys, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Bures Hnath.
On Jan. 15, 1950 in St. Mary's Church, he married the late Grace M. Hnath, who preceded him in death on Nov. 28, 2009.
Members of St. Marys City Council recently approved the publication of a zoning application requesting property on South St. Marys Street, situated along the Million Dollar Highway, be changed on the city zoning map to highway commercial.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Visibility issues are being addressed in Johnsonburg as the top 10 inches of the retaining wall running parallel to state Route 219 at the Main Street intersection will be leveled off.
Some of the players were different Tuesday night but the result was still the same for the Johnsonburg Rams.
Fueled by two 24-point performances from seniors Cameron Grumley and Cole Peterson, the Rams registered their 10th straight win over visiting Elk County Catholic, 63-58.
Timothy J. Laird, 57, of 610 South Michael Rd., St. Marys, died on Monday evening, Dec. 9, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 25, 1956 in St. Marys, a son of Anna Ausserer Laird of St. Marys and the late Robert T. Laird, who preceded him in death in 2003.
Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) is reaching out to area businesses and individuals to join them in raising funds to purchase portable ramps as part of their Ramp Drive.
"Through this drive, it is our intent to purchase 10-15 portable ramps to meet the temporary needs of people with disabilities, with the cost of the ramps ranging from $300-$700," explained Hope Weichman, LIFT deputy director.
The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel items during their recent meeting. All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation and pre-employment drug testing if applicable. Supplemental contracts were awarded, homebound teachers were hired along with support personnel and substitutes. One unpaid leave of absence was approved.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Despite a frigid, windy night, there was a warm glow in the air as the family of murder victim Alyssa Forsyth gathered at her grave to mark her 19th birthday.
The 45-minute vigil included the lighting of 19 large candles at the young woman's grave at Bridgeview Cemetery off Kushequa Avenue in Mt. Jewett.
More than 25 family members and friends, wearing heavy winter coats and hats and gloves, stood at the grave to sing "Happy Birthday" and other songs.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch picked up their first victory of the season as they defeated Cameron County 59-42 in their home opener on Monday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.