Archive - Jan 2013
Clay creations drawing inspiration from a myriad of countries and cultures were recently showcased at South St. Marys Street Elementary School during their first international art show.
Calvin M. Parks, 72, of 128 Grandview Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born October 1, 1940 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Lawrence and Vivian Klase Parks.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Johnsonburg Area Schools. He was a retired employee of the St. Marys Carbon Company, working from August 1965 till January 1997.
Marie E. Lewis, 91, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, and formerly of Weedville and 101 N. Mill Street, Ridgway, died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
She was born on March 4, 1921 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Hilary and Ethel McClintick Lewis.
Nerino R. Facchine, 89, of 1762 Bucktail Road, St. Marys, died on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born October 4, 1923 in Byrnedale, son of the late Joseph and Theresa Baruffalo Facchine.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Weedville schools. He had been an employee of Stackpole Carbon Company for over 25 years, founded Facchine Sanitation in Kersey in 1964 and was a self-employed mason.
In February 1976, in the Queen of the World Church, he married Sara Woelfel Wolfe, who survives.
Leonore T. Burke, 89, of Caledonia, died Friday, January 18, 2013 at DRMC after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 28, 1923, daughter of the late Bert and Mern (Carter) Murphy.
She married Robert E. Burke and he preceded her in death in 1989.
She was a graduate of Benezette School, was a homemaker, and also worked at Sylvania during WWII. She lived all her life in Bennetts Valley and enjoyed spending time with her family.
Corrine M. Alphonso, 84, of 201 Russ Lane, St. Marys, died at her home on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
She was born February 15, 1928 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late George and Bertha Eberl Meier.
On May 8, 1954 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, she married the late Harold Alphonso, who preceded her in death on November 4, 1994.
It was another outstanding showing by the St. Marys Area Swim and Dive teams when they dominated the Bradford Owls at home on Thursday evening.
JOHNSONBURG - Law enforcement personnel have arrested the man they believe is responsible for the armed robbery of the CNB Bank in Johnsonburg last Tuesday.
Editor's Note: This article is an update to the one which appeared in the Thursday, Jan. 17 edition. Information was received from police that an attempted abduction at St. Marys Area High School earlier in the evening had not occurred, but the report came after the paper had already gone to print.
ST. MARYS - City of St. Marys Police Chief Todd Caltagarone said that reports of an attempted abduction of a juvenile female by masked men outside St. Marys Area High School Wednesday evening were "proven to be unfounded."
KERSEY â€“ The Rural Higher Education Summit held Thursday at the Red Fern, thought to be the first in the region, brought together regional education providers, educators representing area school districts and state officials to discuss what is happening in rural education and the future needs of rural students.