Archive - 2014
Vernon L. "Pops" Ruby, 72, a resident of Elk Haven and formerly of East Eschbach Road, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 at Elk Haven after a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 11, 1942 in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Vernon and Elizabeth Ruby. He had resided in St. Marys since 2005. He was a retired employee of Carol's Awnings in Baltimore.
William Henry Felton, 85, of 45 Wards Landing Rd., St. Helena, S.C., died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, S.C. following a brief illness.
He was born May 5, 1929, son of the late Edna Elizabeth Wolf Felton and Emerson Felton. He married Monica J. Meyer on Nov. 20, 1954.
Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series of articles based on the tour of St. Joseph Monastery hosted by local historian Ray Beimel on Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22.
What is now the library at St. Joseph Monastery originally served an entirely different purpose. Local historian Ray Beimel chose the location to conclude the tours he held at the facility last weekend. Since the first stop on each tour was the current chapel, it was fitting that the final stop was the original chapel, which was built in 1886.
FOX TWP. â€“ Walmart in Fox Township was evacuated early Friday afternoon after store employees reported receiving a bomb threat over the telephone.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township Fire Department) was dispatched at 1:59 p.m. to provide traffic control at Walmart along Million Dollar Highway.
The store had been evacuated and no traffic was allowed to enter the parking lot. Initial reports indicated the fire units were staging at the Red Fern.
Investigators from the Ridgway-based state police spent the afternoon and evening at the store.
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ST. MARYS â€“ The Local Housing Options Team (LHOT) is planning the fifth annual housing expo, which is set to be held March 12, 2015 from 1-6 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church parish center in St. Marys.
The expo is set up to allow local vendors to showcase their particular crafts in an attempt to help renters, buyers, landlords and current homeowners learn about housing topics such as building, renovating and maintaining their homes.
Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of articles based on the tour of St. Joseph Monastery hosted by local historian Ray Beimel on Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22.
Victoria â€śVickiâ€ť Burlingame, 58, of Byrnedale, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at UPMC Montefiore after a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 8, 1956, daughter of Bonnie (Armstrong) Emery of Warren, and the late Keith Wegemer.
On Aug. 23, 1980, she married John â€śGregâ€ť Burlingame.
She was a graduate of Cameron County Area High School and studied at FLAME to become an Ordained Minister on Oct. 24, 2010.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A fire broke out Tuesday evening at the old fire station along East Center Street in Johnsonburg across from Kwik Fill and Kopper Kettle.
The building, located at 1049 East Center St., reportedly houses apartment units.
Initial reports confirmed heavy smoke coming from the building.
During the tours of St. Joseph Monastery this past weekend, attendees had the opportunity to walk the hallways and see the empty rooms that were once the living quarters of the Benedictine Sisters.
The first set of living quarters that the tour groups came upon were located in the 1934 building, and local historian Ray Beimel, who hosted each of the tours, noted that in later years one end of that hallway was used as an infirmary.