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Archive - Feb 2013

February 21st

Lady Chucks end Lady Dutch season with 50-47 win

February 22, 2013

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team was eliminated from the District 9 Class AAA tournament by the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks by a 50-47 score Thursday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.

Lady Crusaders eliminated by Ramettes 39-32

February 22, 2013

The Johnsonburg Ramettes gave up an early lead, but then used a strong second half to defeat the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders 39-32 in a District 9 Class A quarterfinal playoff game on Thursday evening at Elk County Catholic High School.

St. Marys man facing child pornography charges

February 22, 2013

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys man has been charged with more than 300 counts of child pornography and related offenses after he allegedly shared illicit computer files online with members of the Pennsylvania State Police Computer Crimes Unit.

Military tribute carving serves many purposes

February 22, 2013

As a tribute to members of the U.S. Armed Forces Steve Gore of 3D Custom Carving out of Toledo, Ohio created a unique sculpture which has garnered national attention while raising funds for military veterans as well as civilian families.

Supervisors decide on use of Act 13 money

February 22, 2013

JAY TWP. - After months of deliberation, the Jay Township Board of Supervisors reached a decision on how to spend some $70,000 in Act 13 natural gas impact fee money received by the board.

February 20th

City Council boiler discussion heats up

February 20, 2013

Replacement of the boiler system at St. Marys City Hall sparked a lengthy discussion among city council members during their recent meeting.
Since October 2012, city staff have continued to maintain the ailing system, which is original to the building and installed in 1970.

Gilbert F. “Gib” Yeager

February 20, 2013

Gilbert F. “Gib” Yeager, 86, of 155 Russ Lane, St. Marys, died peacefully at his home with his family by side Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, 2013 after a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 13, 1927 in St. Marys, son of the late George and Marcella Schatz Yeager. On Sept. 20, 1952 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Frances “Pam” A. Pontzer, who survives.
Mr. Yeager was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School. He was one of the original co-owners of Kersey Tool and Die, retiring in 1994.

Armine H. Piccirillo

February 20, 2013

Armine H. Piccirillo, 93, formerly of 4257 Grant Rd., Ridgway, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 19, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born May 14, 1919 in Shawmut, daughter of the late Eva Jenkins. She was married to Joseph N. Piccirillo who preceded her in death. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and the C.D. of A. She had been employed by Sylvania for 30 years.

Constance L. (Connie) Eckert

February 20, 2013

Constance L. (Connie) Eckert, 78, died at her home in Galeton on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.
Connie was born in St. Marys in 1934 and graduated from St. Marys High School in 1953.
On February 12, 1955 in St. Marys, she married her loving husband of 58 years, Jerome Eckert, who survives.
She was very active in the Catholic Church and various charities, including the Special Olympics, and enjoyed sports and spending time with her family.

Email urging frightened motorists to call 112 unfounded

February 20, 2013

A cautionary tale circulating through the cybersphere warns readers not to pull over for unmarked cars with flashing red lights because it is the work of criminals masquerading as police in targeting lone motorists as victims. According to myth-busting site www.snopes.com, that tale may be a mix of both fact and fiction.

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