Archive - 2013
Pennsylvania has the 10th highest rate of drug overdoses in the nation with 15 drug-related deaths per 100,000 people in 2008.
In response, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office has launched a new anti-drug program aimed at steering students away from illicit street drugs, and their prescription counterparts through the visceral firsthand account of one man's descent into an addiction to heroin that nearly claimed his life and landed him behind bars.
Thursday's meeting of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors included votes to fill support positions within the board itself.
Cindy FinGado was appointed as Board Secretary for a four-year term beginning July 1, 2013. The motion to nominate FinGado was made by board member Jim Herzing and seconded by board member Jim Baumgratz. There were no opposing votes cast.
Gary L. Ginther, 76, of 1037 Theresia Street, St. Marys, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at his home after a brief illness.
He was born August 29, 1936 in St. Marys, son of the late LeRoy and Gertrude Vollmer Ginther. On November 7, 1981 in the St. Maryâ€™s Church, he married Aurelia H. Halloran, who survives.
Mr. Ginther was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. He was a retired employee of Grotzinger Equipment Company. He was a member of the St. Maryâ€™s Church. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, canning, and spending time with his family, grandchildren, and nephews.
With summer fast approaching, the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors voted to table a decision on the proposed installation of air conditioning in two of the district's elementary school buildings.
Boy Scout Troop 95 in St. Marys celebrated a milestone on Sunday morning with a ceremony to honor its 98th, 99th, and 100th members to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. The scouts presented with their Eagle Award on Sunday were Mitchell Gahr, Scott Reichard, and Garrett Reuscher.
WILLIAMSPORT - A grand jury delivered a superseding indictment against Thomas Edward Smith, 58, of Emporium charged with the gunpoint carjacking of an Emporium bank employee he blamed for the loss of his home in a mortgage foreclosure.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team saw their record slip to 8-4 on the season as they lost a 6-3 weather shortened game Friday to Central Mountain at the SMAHS softball field.
With the St. Marys Area School District faced with mounting cyber school tuition bills, the district has launched its own cyber school program in an attempt to keep more students and funds in district.
ERIE â€“ A St. Marys woman, Sandra Prechtel, 51, charged with embezzling over $1 million from her former employee was sentenced in an Erie Federal Court Friday to serve four years and three months in federal prison.
The Concert Choir of Elk County will pay tribute to the outstanding achievements in the music industry as they perform a variety of award winning songs during "A Night at the Grammy's", a dinner and song show, taking place May 16-18 starting at 6 p.m. at the Royal Inn in Ridgway.