Archive - Apr 2013
ST. MARYS â€“ Police were called to a St. Marys home late Thursday night when a burglary turned into a violent encounter between the homeowner and an intruder reportedly high on the stimulant drug known as bath salts.
Beat 73 was the motto for this year's St. Marys Area Middle School's sneaker drive campaign and their school community did just that by collecting a total of 100 sneakers.
The school works closely with community sneaker drive organizer Albert Assalone on the project for the second consecutive year.
James E. Sheeley, 77, of 215 Dagus Mines Road, Kersey, died after a lengthy illness on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at his home with his children and his dog by his side.
He was born April 30, 1935 in Dagus Mines, son of the late Edward J. and Beatrice Cuneo Sheeley. On January 9, 1960 in Ridgway, he married Shirley E. Lyle who preceded him in death on March 29, 2012.
Alberta L. Wolfe, 80, of 1764 Bucktail Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, April 19, 2013 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born January 28, 1933, in Kersey, daughter of the late Bernard and Helen Thorwart Schneider. On September 15, 1951, in the St. Boniface Church, she married Alvin J. Wolfe, who survives.
With the Boston area population on edge during a massive manhunt to locate Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass., a student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and suspect in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, local law enforcement officials on Friday shared their thoughts with the search and the differences in such practices in the immediate area.
A manhunt is currently underway in Massachusetts as police search for the second suspect believed to have been involved in the Boston Marathon bombing. Police recently released an updated photo of that individual, who is identified as 19 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The other suspect, identified as 26 year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was reportedly killed last night after a shootout with police in Watertown. The suspects are reportedly brothers. According to police, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is considered to be armed and dangerous.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team won their fourth straight contest Thursday afternoon as they handed the Altoona Lady Lions a 7-1 loss at the SMAHS softball field.
The Bradford Owls visited Berwind Park for the second day in a row on Thursday, this time taking on the Elk County Catholic Crusader squad. Much of the game was a pitcher's duel, with neither side able to generate much offense in the early innings. The Crusaders got on the board with a two-run home run by Ivan Wortman in the bottom of the fourth, added another pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth, and then worked out of a jam in the top of the seventh to come away with the 4-1 win.
Florence Rita Arigoni, 90, of 384 Main St., Kersey, died on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born January 27, 1923 in Kersey, daughter of the late Alois and Charlotte Benson Wildfire.
On July 29, 1949 in the St. Boniface Church, she married Henry J. Arigoni, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey schools. She was a former employee of the St. Marys School District. She was a member of the St. Boniface Church, the Rosary Society and enjoyed sewing and crocheting.
ERIE â€“ A St. Marys man charged with siphoning off a half-million dollars from a local animal shelter and rescue as well as clients of his own financial service companies, pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering Thursday in an Erie federal court.