Archive - Jul 2013
EMPORIUM â€“Â The Emporium Borough Police Department report Anthony William Eckenroad was apprehended shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday night after obtaining an arrest warrant for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old female juvenile.
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 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, 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, 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.
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.
CLEARFIELD COUNTY â€“Â 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.
Charles T. Stahli, 38, of 162 Lawrence St., Wilcox, died Tuesday morning, July 16, 2013 on Rt. 6 east of Kane as the result of injuries received in an early morning automobile accident.
He was born Sept. 3, 1974, son of Pauline Stahli.
He resided in Wilcox all his life and attended Johnsonburg Area High School.
He was a member of St. Anne's Church. He loved hanging out with friends and family, hunting and fishing. He was a very generous uncle to his several nieces and nephews.
He was employed by Ion Technologies for the past two years. He also worked in construction.
Over the next several months St. Marys City Council is likely to continue discussing a potential increase in sewage rates. No action is expected to be taken until next year's budget is discussed beginning in October.
"These are some things that have been thrown around, nothing's etched in stone yet. They haven't narrowed it down," said City Manager Dave Greene.
After receiving certification from state officials, Elk County commissioners on Tuesday honored members of the Elk County Hazardous Materials Response Team for exemplary service to the region.
Team members Mike Bauer and Tom Kerchinski were in attendance Tuesday morning during a 25-minute meeting of the county's Board of Commissioners as officials paid tribute to the local hazmat crew.