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Archive - Jan 2013

January 15th

Fox to advertise bids for sale of equipment

January 15, 2013

The Fox Township Supervisors approved the advertisement of various pieces of equipment during their recent meeting.
Among the equipment set to be advertised is a 2000 Sterling dump truck. Roadmaster Randy Gradizzi said the township has ordered a new dump truck which will be delivered at the end of February or beginning of March.

Investigation into death of Brookville woman remains open

January 15, 2013

CLARION COUNTY — Clarion-based Pennsylvania State Police have reported that a 19-year-old woman reported missing over the weekend was found deceased inside her vehicle — which she was last seen driving Friday evening — Tuesday morning at 7 a.m.
PSP report that the victim, Devan C. Knapp of Brookville, was discovered in the vehicle along Summerville Drive in Millcreek Township, Clarion County, by a passerby. Members of PSP-Clarion and PSP-Punxsy reported to the scene. 
The incident remains under open investigation, with an autopsy to be conducted at a date and time yet to be determined.

Body of missing Brookville teen located

January 15, 2013

The body of missing Brookville teen Devan C. Knapp, 19, was reportedly located earlier this morning in Millcreek Township, Clarion County. A cause of death has not been announced and an autopsy will be performed. The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Clarion at 814-226-1710 or PSP Punxsutawney at 814-938-0510.

January 14th

SMASD keeps watchful eye on flu cases

January 14, 2013

ST. MARYS - With flu outbreaks reaching epidemic proportions across the nation and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reporting 20 pediatric deaths caused by the influenza virus since Sept. 30, 2012, the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors said they are carefully monitoring cases within the district as schools nationwide are temporarily closing their doors to limit the spread.

Ridgway police investigate shooting incident

January 14, 2013

RIDGWAY – The Ridgway Borough Police Department reports investigating a shooting incident that occurred at 2 a.m. on Jan. 9 at 145 W. Main Street in Ridgway.

United Way provides strong foundation for area group homes

January 14, 2013

With the St. Marys Area United Way wrapping up its annual fundraising efforts, a representative of an organization that provides group homes to developmentally disabled adults supported in part by United Way funding discussed why this funding is so important.

Police chief reports on bank robbery

January 14, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg Borough Police Chief Bryan Parana reported on a recent bank robbery during a brief council meeting held Monday afternoon.
According to reports, on the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 8, a white male, between 25 and 30 years of age with partial facial hair and approximately 5-foot, 9 inches tall with a slim build, robbed the CNB Bank in Johnsonburg at gunpoint.

Drilling plan in early stages

January 14, 2013

JAY TWP. - Questions have been raised concerning natural gas conglomerate EQT's tentative plans to drill in the Byrnes Run watershed and the risks the activity poses to the water source for Jay and Huston townships.

Elizabeth L. "Betty" Wildfire

January 14, 2013

Elizabeth L. "Betty" Wildfire, 91, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 114 Cherry Rd., Kersey, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 6, 1921, in Kersey, daughter of the late Clarence W. and Clara T. Anderson Woodley. In February 1952, she married Carl W. Wildfire, who preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2011.
She was a graduate of Kersey High School and the DuBois Business School.
She is survived by two sons, Rick Wildfire of Kersey and Ron Wildfire of Kersey.

Jerome J. Erich

January 14, 2013

Jerome J. Erich, 77, of 200 Elm Rd., St. Marys, died on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at Christ the King Manor in DuBois following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 18, 1935 in St. Marys, a son of the late Jerome W. and Catherine Hasselman Erich. On Aug. 11, 1962 in St. Mary's Church, he married Mary Schade Erich, who survives.
Mr. Erich was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Queen of the World Church. He was a veteran of the Navy and retired from Erich Rentals after many years of service.  He enjoyed working in the yard and spending time outdoors.

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