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Archive - Apr 15, 2013

Kane teacher finishes marathon before explosions

April 15, 2013

It had been a very rewarding Monday morning for Adam Smelko of Kane.
The Kane High School teacher finished the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon with a time of 2:58.18, placing him in the top 2,000 out of 27,000 runners.
Unfortunately, Smelko didn't have much time to savor his biggest thrill as a marathon runner.

Local man charged with sexually assaulting relative

April 15, 2013

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys man has been charged with sexually assaulting a relative for more than two years beginning when the girl was seven years old and ending with her 10th birthday. Frank P. Dallasen, 62, of St. Marys, is accused of sexually molesting a relative, an elementary school student at the time of the reported abuse, on a regular basis beginning in 2004 and continuing through 2006.

Council reviews new grant opportunities for home buyers, developers

April 15, 2013

In an effort to assist first-time home buyers in St. Marys, City Council approved for Tina Gradizzi, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) coordinator, to submit an application for $350,000 as part of the HOME program, a federally funded project.

Heroin sting nets local woman

April 15, 2013

ST. MARYS – Ashley Jane Bianco, 25, of St. Marys has been charged with heroin trafficking as part of an ongoing investigation by the Office of the Attorney General's Drug Task force and local police into the drug's resurgence in the area.

Anthony “Tony” D. Georgino

April 15, 2013

Anthony “Tony” D. Georgino, 65, of DuBois, and formerly of Tyler, died Monday, April 15, 2013 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
Born on February 25, 1948 in DuBois, he was the son of the late Patsy and Jennie (Guido) Georgino.
He graduated from DuBois Area High School and attended Kiski Prep and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was one of the former owners of Georgino Industrial Supply, where he worked all of his life.

Keith L. Hadfield

April 15, 2013

Keith L. Hadfield, 50, of 113 Welsh Street, Kane, died suddenly on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born November 8, 1962, in Kane, he was a son of Marilyn Geer Hadfield and the late Keith Hadfield. 
On December 14, 1990, in Kane, he married Lanette Paul, who survives.
He was employed at Graftech and prior to that had worked for the Local 603 and Osram-Sylvania. He had served in the U.S. Marines, attaining the rank of Corporal.

Rose Marie Smith

April 15, 2013

Rose Marie Smith, 90, died Monday, April 15, 2013, five days short of her 91st birthday, at her home near Renovo.
She was born April 20, 1922, the youngest child of the late Jacob Kingsley and Emma (Smyers) Beck on Gardner Hill, Weedville.
She married Leonard J. Smith August 23, 1948; he preceded her in dead in October, 1990.
She lived most of her life on Gardner Hill in Weedville and also lived in Emporium, Warren, DuBois, Gettysburg, Emlenton, Milroy and the last five years in Renovo. She graduated from the Jay Township High School in 1940.

New charges Johnsonburg pastor and wife charged in child starvation case

April 15, 2013

MT. JEWETT – An affidavit and criminal complaint released last Thursday contains more details, as well as new charges, in the case of a Johnsonburg pastor and wife charged with starving their three adopted children.

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