Archive - 2013
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Ridgway-based state police, in cooperation with the Johnsonburg Borough Police Department, report filing charges against a 17-year-old male juvenile of Johnsonburg stemming from a nearly yearlong arson investigation.
The STATE CHAMPION St. Marys Little League Softball senior league all stars will be returning to town between 5:30 and 6 p.m. Monday evening-- they will meet at GKN along the Million Dollar Highway, then ride through Kersey and St. Marys before arriving at Benzinger Park-- let's welcome back our champion ladies in style.
The St. Marys Little League Softball senior league all stars defeated Plains 4-3 Monday afternoon to win the state championship at Ber-Vaughn Park in Berwick.
BERWICK â€“ The St. Marys Little League Softball senior league all stars punched their ticket to the state finals with a 3-2 victory over Bald Eagle Area in the 2013 Senior Division Softball State Championship Tournament hosted by Pa. District 13 Berwick Area Little League at Ber-Vaughn Park in Berwick on Sunday afternoon. St. Marys will play Plains for the state title today at 1 p.m.
A new social media and electronic communication policy was recently unanimously approved by St. Marys City Council.
The policy requires all of the city's 48 employees to sign off on the system which allows the city to monitor social media posts by employees both in and out of the office.
Students from April School of Dance appeared in the 2013 Ridgway Firemen's Carnival parade. Shown on top the "Glam" dancers took home a first place award. From left to right are Kaitlin Quinn, Rachel Keller, Kaitlin Yankovich, Elle McGowan, and Allie Gier. Shown on bottom are, from left to right, Abbi Johnson, Narriann Meyer, Abigail Mosier, and Chloe Frank with Jayden Gustafson in front, who took home a second place award for their "Mr. Postman" routine.
Oscar L. Shugars, 89, of Penfield and formerly of Brockport, died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born November 19, 1923 in Wilcox, son of the late Oliver and Madaline (Pontious) Shugars.
She married Ruth (Arnold) Shugars and she preceded him in death on January 16, 1998. He married his second wife Leona Shaffer (Starr) Shugars on July 14, 2001 and she survives.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Armored Division.
Craig R. "Hank" Schneider, 52, of the Fayette House on Windfall Road, St. Marys died on Saturday, July 20, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 5, 1961 in St. Marys, a son of Donald J. and JoAnn Gahr Schneider of St. Marys.
He was a lifelong resident of the area, attended Queen of the World School and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1979. He was employed at Elcam from 1997 until December of 2012.Â He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family.Â He also enjoyed playing cards, checkers and watching the Steelers.
Eileen M. Lucanik, 85, formerly of 138 Parade Street, St. Marys, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Broomall Presbyterian Village, a nursing care facility just outside of Philadelphia.
She was born December 23, 1927, in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Edward and Catherine Fritz Lodes.
She married Peter Lucanki, who preceded her in death in 1997.
She had lived in St. Marys most of her life and relocated to Philadelphia to be near her daughter. She was a retired employee of St. Marys Carbon Company where she worked for over 25 years.
Peter "Bud" Kunes, 82, of Kunes Road, Weedville, died at home late Friday, July 19, 2013.
He was born December 28, 1930 in Weedville, the son of the late Peter L. and Nellie (Ray) Kunes.
In 1960 he married Vera L. (McClintick) and she survives.
He lived all his life in Weedville and was a graduate of Weedville High School, Class of 1949.
He served in the U.S. Army, reaching the rank of Corporal and serving on the front lines in Korea.