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Archive - Apr 2013

April 2nd

Public outcry over highway tree removal

April 2, 2013

With progress comes sacrifice. This is something many St. Marys residents are experiencing first hand, specifically pertaining to the removal of treasured trees lining the Million Dollar Highway which have been removed as part of the state Route 255 renovation project.

Johnsonburg man charged in teen's murder has hearing continued

April 2, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – The preliminary hearing for a Johnsonburg man charged with the murder of a Ridgway teen, originally scheduled for this morning, has been postponed. Nicholas Martin, 22, of 416 First Ave. in Johnsonburg was arrested last Tuesday and charged with the death of 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth of Ridgway.

Milliard, Blashaw granted more time to prepare federal defense

April 2, 2013

A Ridgway man and his Johnsonburg codefendant charged with federal firearms violations have been granted additional time to prepare their legal defenses prior to trial in Federal Court. Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, and David A. Blashaw, 55, of Johnsonburg, were indicted on charges that they conspired to supply Milliard, a convicted felon, with guns and ammunition between October of 2007 and September of 2012.

Home-based quilting business opens

April 2, 2013

Ridgway resident and quilting enthusiast Jeanne Hall is working the job she always wanted, owner of Queenie's Quilting located along German Settlement Road.

Catherine L. "Cathy" Rimer

April 2, 2013

Catherine L. "Cathy" Rimer, 56, of 163 Rita Lane, Weedville, died Monday evening, April 1, 2013 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.
She was born February 28, 1957 in Punxsutawney, daughter of the late Lee and Myrtle Smith Barnett.
On June 3, 1978 in the Weedville Wesleyan Church she married Rick Rimer, who survives.
Mrs. Rimer was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of the St. Marys Area High School, class of 1975. She also attended Penn State University in DuBois. She was a former employee of the former Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital.

April 1st

Last member of home invasion trio pleads guilty Monday

April 1, 2013

RIDGWAY - The third man charged in the January 2011 knifepoint robbery of an elderly Johnsonburg man was in Elk County Court Monday where he pleaded guilty to his role in the home-invasion style attack.

SMAMS students visit Wallops Island

April 1, 2013

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St. Marys Area Middle School advanced science students and their teachers traveled to Wallops Island, Va. to learn about four different coastal environments and what connects each environment to surrounding habitats. These students had the unique opportunity to get a hands-on, feet-wet environmental experience.

Solicitor reviewing trapping guidelines

April 1, 2013

St. Marys City Council approved a revised agreement with the HR Group to have John Riley on retainer at a cost of $250 per month, a fee he lowered from the previous cost of $500 per month.

George P. "Kayo" Hetrick

April 1, 2013

George P. "Kayo" Hetrick, 84, of 143 Houston Rd., St. Marys, died Monday, April 1, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a brief illness.
He was born August 12, 1928, in Byrnedale, son of the late George and Kathryn McDaniel Hetrick. On November 8, 1952, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Arlene C. Reider, who survives.

Sheri R. Greak

April 1, 2013

Sheri R. Greak, 66, of 815 Middletown Rd., Lake City, died Monday, April 1, 2013 at Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility after a lengthy illness.
She was born June 6, 1946, in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Arthur B. and Ethel R. Snyder.
She married Leonard G. Greak (PSP) , and he predeceased her in death on April 29, 2003.
She graduated from Holy Ghost Academy, Mercy Hospital (Pittsburgh), and Hananaham (Philadelphia) with a degree in Nursing.

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