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Archive - May 2014

May 12th

Elk's Minard and Huff place second in D9-AA doubles tourney

May 13, 2014

The Brockway duo of James Matson and Aaron Barraclough captured the District 9-AA Tennis Doubles championship played Monday at the DuBois Area courts.
The Brockway tandem defeated Elk Catholic's Austin Minard and Cory Huff 6-3, 6-0 in the finals to claim the crown.

Residents learns details of seismic drilling project

May 12, 2014

Local property owners residing in the Taft Road area had the opportunity to pose questions about upcoming seismic testing taking place within a 150-square-mile area of a portion of St. Marys.
Seneca Resources hosted a public meeting on Tuesday evening at the Red Fern where representatives explained the testing process.
Currently surveying is taking place with testing starting in the North Fork area.
The cost of the testing is $10 million and is expected to be completed by September.

SMAHS collects items for CAPSEA

May 12, 2014

Students at St. Marys Area High School recently held a week-long school-wide drive to collect items on CAPSEA's wish list. In addition to gathering several boxes full of donated items, the drive also raised over $120 in cash and $50 in gift cards.

Ridgway man charged in statutory sexual assault

May 12, 2014

RIDGWAY– Felony charges of statutory sexual assault and corruption of minors have been filed against a Ridgway man for an alleged sexual assault on a known female, 13.
On May 1, the teenager's mother brought her daughter into the Ridgway Police Department to report that Theodore Michael Carlson, 18, of 133 VanBuren Ave., Ridgway, allegedly had sexual intercourse with her daughter. The girl reportedly said that she knew Carlson well and that the two had dated approximately two years ago.

May 11th

James A. "Jimboi" Piccirillo

May 11, 2014

James A. "Jimboi" Piccirillo, 73, of 132 Teaberry Rd., St. Marys, died on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk following a brief illness.
He was born on Jan. 19, 1941, a son of the late Joseph and Catherine Rezzelle Piccirillo.
On July 3, 1976 in St. Marys, he married JoAnn Burgeson Piccirillo, who survives.

Cleanup Day set for Saturday

May 11, 2014

The City of St. Marys only Cleanup Day of 2014 is taking place on Saturday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The dump site is located off Graphite Road at the City Maintenance Building.
Residents are allowed to bring items difficult to haul away for disposition at a certified landfill.
Items such as old furniture, appliances, mattresses, water heaters, barrels, etc. are allowed as long as the item can be hand dumped by the residents.

Local luncheon to benefit Children's Hospital

May 11, 2014

In an effort to assist families with children suffering from cleft and craniofacial anomalies, proceeds from the 'An Afternoon of Smiles' luncheon taking place Sunday, May 18 at The Red Fern will benefit the Adam's Smile Auxiliary of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.
In addition to a luncheon the event will feature a fashion show and silent auction from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
"We are very excited about this year's function. We are hoping for a great turnout and a wonderful day spent with family, friends, and our community," said Amy Straub, event chairwoman.

May 9th

Crusaders fend off Raiders for 14-7 senior night victory

May 10, 2014

he Elk County Catholic Crusaders were up 11-0 headed into the fifth inning, but some changes to the Crusaders' defense provided the opportunity for the Brookville Raiders to attempt to rally as they also took advantage of a few miscues to close the deficit to 11-6. Elk Catholic regrouped with a few more changes and was able to hold off Brookville for a 14-7 victory to remain unbeaten.

Central Mountain gets by Lady Dutch 3-1

May 10, 2014

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team saw a six-game winning streak come to an end Friday afternoon as they lost a 3-1 contest to the Central Mountain Wildcats at the SMAHS softball field.

Michael L. Vanatta

May 9, 2014

Michael L. Vanatta, 69, of 2678 Pine Grove Rd., Pennsylvania Furnace, formerly of Johnsonburg, died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 11, 1944 in Ridgway, son of the late Hall Dean and Alice Smith Vanatta.
On June 1, 1958 in St. Leo Magnus Church, Ridgway, he married Linda Hannold, and she survives.
He resided in the State College area since 1991 and graduated from the Johnsonburg High School in 1962. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in electrical engineering in 1990.

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