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Archive - Jul 17, 2013

City cited for DEP violation

July 17, 2013

St. Marys City Council recently approved the payment of a $750 fine imposed by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) stemming from a violation of the Solid Waste Management Act relating to the transportation of solid waste to Greentree Landfill on June 11, 2013.

Hot weather drives up pool attendance

July 17, 2013

Hot weather and a break in the rain over the past few days have made it finally feel like summer in St. Marys and have also resulted in an increased attendance at the St. Marys Community Pool.
According to Pool Manager Greg Snelick, a typical day at the pool from 1-8 p.m. generally sees between 200-300 patrons visit the facility. Numbers have been considerably higher this week though.

Dorothy M. Minnick

July 17, 2013

Dorothy M. Minnick, 91, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, and formerly of Walnut Street, St. Marys, died at Elk Regional Health Center on Tuesday, July 16 following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 14, 1922 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late George and Clara Gahn Minnick.

Gerald F. Gahr

July 17, 2013

Gerald F. Gahr, 74, of 104 Evers Avenue, died on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at his home after an illness of the past several months.
He was born on February 26, 1939 in Kersey, son of the late Edwin and Agnes Heigle Gahr Sr.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated in 1957 from the Kersey High School.
On July 4, 1959, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Patricia A. Grunthaner, who survives.

Paving work continues on SR 255

July 17, 2013

Photo by Becky Polaski
Paving work continues on the southbound lanes of SR 255 between Kallas Road and Tractor Supply. Crews were working near Comfort Lane on Wednesday afternoon and will continue to work in the area during the remainder of the week.

Shaffer faces charges for fires in Clearfield County

July 17, 2013

CLEARFIELD COUNTY – Kelly J. Shaffer, 20, of St. Marys, who was charged last month with placing pipe bombs at two separate locations in Elk County in May now faces charges in Clearfield County for setting a pair of fires during that same timeframe the DuBois-based State Police announced Wednesday.

The St. Marys Area Dutch wrestling team opened their home dual meet season with a 42-21 victory...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 55-34...
The St. Marys Area High School gymnastics team defeated the visiting Bellefonte squad 121.125-114....
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...