Archive - 2013
Local filmmaker Sean Perry takes his latest step in his professional journey on Saturday night with the premiere of his latest film, "Alive and Unburied." This will be the fourth premiere Perry has held in his career, with the latest being last yearâ€™s "Diamonds are a Conâ€™s Best Friend."
According to Perry, his newest production "tells the story of three high school kids who witness a horrific train crash that releases a mysterious chemical amongst their hometown of Kane."
Costumes by Mary, the areas newest Halloween headquarters, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday afternoon. Attendees at the event each donned a costume of their choice for the photo. Members of the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce along with family members and friends of owner Mary Jin dressed as characters from the Wizard of Oz along with a witch, a unique gorilla carrying a man in a cage costume, super heroes and an adult themed costume.
The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel items during their recent meeting.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation and pre-employment drug testing if applicable.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team recorded a 3-0 victory over the visiting Smethport Lady Hubbers on Wednesday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field. The match was also senior night for the Lady Dutch.
Elk County Catholic senior Elliott Struble qualified for the PIAA Golf Championships by placing fourth in the West Regional held Wednesday at Tom's Run Golf Course at Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort in Blairsville.
Struble finished with an 18-hole total of 36-37-73 which was good for fourth place.
Todd J. "TJ" Annis, 36, of 463 Walnut St., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following complications of a seizure.
He was born June 30, 1977 in St. Marys, a son of Roger "Ted" and Sharon Skok Annis of St. Marys
On May 29, 2004 in Sacred Heart Church, he married Amanda Detsch Annis, who survives.
Donald Edward Smitley, 57, of Dunbar, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at his residence.
He was born April 25, 1956 in Connellsville, son of the late Howard R. Smitley and Betty Klink Smitley.
Don was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend.
He was a Union Secretary of the former Foseco Corp., a member of the Old Time Fiddlers, Irishtown Sportsman Club, Dunbar Boys Blue Grass Band and a member and superintendant of Pechin Chapel.
He worked as a lift operator for Sony.
St. Marys Area School District students are benefitting from the services provided by two local AmeriCorps teachers, Karen Wendel and Dave Herbstritt. Each teacher explained their involvement with the program during a recent St. Marys Area School District board of directors workshop.
Joe Collins, SMASD director of curriculum and instruction, introduced the teachers.
"I'm very happy to have these two fine people join St. Marys and helping us through AmeriCorps and I appreciate Americorps for providing this," Collins said.
Shoppers who stroll down Erie Avenue may notice something new in town. What was once The Variety Shop is now under new management as The Persnickety Gift Boutique. Rebajean Stone was a Variety Shop vendor and now owns Persnickety.
â€śI came here as a vendor last November, and in August I took it over to run it myself,â€ť Stone said. â€śPartially because I am disabled, I thought this would be a chance that I could get out and actually do something. Iâ€™ve got wonderful women who work here and help keep this place going, and itâ€™s working.â€ť
eLoop LLC, a Pittsburgh-based electronics recycler, has taken over handling all of the electronics collected at the Community Recycling Center, according to Elk County Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Bekki Titchner.
The company that previously handled the electronics collected at the center, eco International, recently closed its doors, prompting the change.