Archive - Mar 2014
Charles R. "Ray" Copello, 83, of Brandy Camp Road, Kersey, died on Saturday evening, March 22, 2014 at his home following a brief illness.
He was born on Sept. 14, 1930 in Kersey, a son of the late Joseph and Bernice Keller Copello.Â
On June 18, 1949, he married Margaret "Peg" Geist Copello, who survives.
Ray was a lifelong resident of the area and was a self-employed logger his whole life.Â He enjoyed playing the lottery and solitaire.
As Elk County Catholic High School prepares to welcome a small group of Chinese students for the 2014-15 school year as part of its International Students Program, the school is seeking to meet with those interested in becoming host families.
Local families would host students in their homes for 10 months beginning in mid-August through the end of the school year. A $5,000 stipend is being offered to each family to compensate for meals, boarding, utilities, and transportation.
The SGL Warriors Relay for Life team will be holding their 11th semi-annual comedy show, LOL Stand Up Comedy Show, on Saturday, March 29 at the Edgewood Hall. Doors for the event open at 6 p.m. and the show, which will feature three comedians, will begin around 8 p.m. The funds raised through the event, which also features various giveaways, are credited to the team's total, but all of the money goes toward the total for the Elk County Relay for Life.
Bill Babik, captain of the SGL Warriors, indicated that all three comedians for the show are from Ohio.
RIDGWAY â€“Â Former Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department treasurer Phillip McKay Jr., 61, will reportedly be seeking a reduced sentence for punishments stemming from a November conviction of device access fraud. Upon conviction, McKay was sentenced to five years probation and $10,698.43 in restitution payments.
Sophia E. "Betty" Kuntz, 90, of 584 Church St., St. Marys, died Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Newhaven Court in Greensburg.
She was born Aug. 23, 1923 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Nicholas and Irene Wilhelm Fritz. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1941. She was a former employee of the Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. in St. Marys.
On July 3, 1948, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married John E. Kuntz and he preceded her in death on May 30, 2008.
Elk County Catholic High School held its annual Winter Athletic Awards Program on Wednesday evening, with the event getting underway at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium.
The program got underway with an invocation by Fr. Ross Miceli followed by a brief address by Athletic Association President John Dippold and several acknowledgements by Athletic Director Aaron Straub, who also served as the master of ceremonies for the event.
As the St. Marys Area School District conducts a search for its next superintendent, the Board of School Directors hopes to involve the public by collecting input on the subject via a survey on the school district's website at www.smasd.org.
A link to the brief survey can be found on the website's homepage or at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/StMarysArea.
The survey was available beginning March 14 through March 28, 2014.
Tracy L. Hartman, 35, of Pontzer Ave., St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
She was born on May 29, 1978 in St. Marys, a daughter of Garrett "Gary" and Pamela (Perkins) Hartman, of St. Marys.
Tracy was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1996, where she had been very active in the color guard. She had worked at several area businesses, most recently at GKN.Â She had a great love for her children and her animals and will always be remembered for her kindness, generosity and big heart.Â
WEEDVILLE â€“ Applications have been received for vacancies on Jay Township's Sewer Authority Board and the Water Authority Board, according to supervisors at Thursday night's Board of Supervisors meeting. Murray Lilley applied to the Sewer Authority Board, and no motion was made for appointment. Both Lilley and Ronna Rebo applied to the Water Authority Board. No motion was made to appoint either applicant, but it was specified that Rebo's application must be tabled until the next meeting because her application was submitted the previous night.
Ridgway native Kristen Van Aken, postmaster of the Passumpsic, Vt. Post Office, recently authored a children's book entitled "Pigs! Under the Post Office?"
Based off a real-life situation of pigs living under a carriage house in the process of being converted into a post office, Van Aken penned the whimsical tale of three pigs who sneak into the basement of Postmaster Peachums' office. Matthew Gauvin is the illustrator for the book.