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Archive - 2013

June 9th

Leaning Pines Public Golf Course open for business

June 9, 2013

Leaning Pines Public Golf Course is officially open, and the course is playable and continues to improve despite the late start to maintaining it this season. Formerly known as the St. Marys Country Club and then St. Marys Golf Club, the course’s new moniker was derived from some of the trees that line its fairways, according to Jeff Struble, a member of the operating team of Leaning Pines Public Golf Course.

Fr. Michael Ferrick ends tenure in St. Marys

June 9, 2013

Sitting in a pew in the back of Queen of the World Church following a reception at the conclusion of his final Mass as pastor of Queen of the World Parish on Sunday morning, Fr. Michael Ferrick briefly reflected on how appreciative he was to the community for everything they have done for him over the nearly seven years he served as pastor.

June 7th

Grace A. Dietz

June 8, 2013

Grace A. Dietz, 100, of 1529 Front St., Ridgway, died Friday, June 7, 2013, at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Feb. 26, 1913, in Instanter, the daughter of Leonard and Margaret Kemmer Wright.
She married Carl A. Dietz on Nov. 6, 1937 in St. Leo’s Church, he predeceased her in death on Feb. 5, 2000.

New policy prohibits building on city right-of-ways

June 8, 2013

Members of St. Marys City Council approved a general policy which prohibits building along or on the city right-of-ways following a 4-2 vote in which councilmen Dick Dornisch and Ned Jacob cast objecting votes.

Voters use write-ins to express indifference, chagrin

June 8, 2013

RIDGWAY – "Mickey Mouse," "Anyone but this guy," "What?" and "Who?" were among the write-in votes penned by Elk County balloters in the May 22 municipal primary, according to results obtained through the Elk County Elections Office Friday.

Mother turns in son's drugs to police

June 8, 2013

EMPORIUM – On Nov. 5, 2012, a woman walked into the Cameron County Probation Office holding a shipment of stimulant "bath salts" intended for her son, which she had intercepted and wanted turned over to police.

June 6th

Gerald W. Frey

June 6, 2013

Gerald W. Frey, 73, of 15 Jenks Run Rd., Emporium died unexpectedly at his residence Thursday morning, June 6, 2013.
He was born October 22, 1939 in St. Marys, a son of the late Anthony and Elizabeth Herzing Frey.
On May 16, 1964 in Rich Valley Wesleyan Church he married the late Carol Jordan Frey, who preceded him in death in 2005.

Area youth attend dinosaur dig for summer reading program kickoff

June 6, 2013

Around 100 area youngsters attended the Dinosaur Dig Kickoff event for the St. Marys Public Library's summer reading program on Thursday afternoon. The hourlong event was geared toward children in prekindergarten through fifth grade and featured a variety of activities related to dinosaurs.

Two teens charged in Ridgway crime spree

June 6, 2013

RIDGWAY - Two teens have been charged in a crime spree that spanned two days and most of Ridgway Borough and which police say began with the vandalization of parked cars, progressed to their burglarization of an apartment building, and ended with the twosome joyriding in a stolen car.

O'Dells Lock and Key opens storefront

June 6, 2013

O'Dells Lock and Key opened up shop at 208 Brusselles St. and celebrated their new storefront with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce.
Owner Nathan O'Dell started his business in 2010 as a mobile locksmith and decided to open a storefront in January. The business is located across the road from Sheetz.
The shop is currently opened with temporary hours of Monday through Thursday from 4-7 p.m. and Friday from 1-7 p.m.

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