Archive - 2014
Charles J. Donachy, 88, of 136 Wendel Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois after an illness of the past month.
He was born April 3, 1926 in St. Marys, son of the late Charles Everett and Leona Kreckel Donachy.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Public Schools. He retired from Stackpole Carbon Company in 1987 with almost 40 years of service. After his retirement, he delivered products for Printing Plus.
On Aug. 23, 1947 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Catherine A. Oâ€™Connor, who survives.
St. Marys had little trouble dropping Johnsonburg Thursday night as the Lady Dutch volleyball team's blistering offense overpowered the Ramettes in a 3-0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-16) win.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team improved to 12-0 on the season with a 3-0 victory over the Sheffield Lady Wolverines Thursday night at the ECCHS gym.
JAY TWP. â€“ EQT representatives faced harsh words from residents of Jay Township at Thursday night's township supervisors meeting.
"The three of you, your whole company, you don't give a damn about our water," Dennis Bonanno said. "You're here for the money."
The representatives came to address concerns about a well near Byrnes Run that residents believe is too close to the watershed.
Township supervisor Francis Gustafson said that the township needs a contingency plan on what EQT is prepared to do in the event that the water supply becomes contaminated.
This past summer, Memorial Park hosted a variety of events geared toward individuals of ages, and park director Jason Schreiber estimated that between 1,500 and 2,000 area residents attended at least one of the activities organized by his staff.
Cathy L. Bauer, 64, of 117 Flagstone Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at her home.
She was born Aug. 8, 1950 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Richard and Emmaline Tead Brush. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Ridgway High School.
She was married to John Bauer, who preceded her in death.
Dorothy Ruth Kahl, 92, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 in Nevaeh Cove Personal Care Home, Charleroi, after a lengthy illness.
Born Oct. 3, 1922 in Monongahela, she was the daughter of the late David and Marie (Meyer) Broadhead.
OnÂ May 28, 1942, she married William D. Kahl who preceded her in death July 9, 1983.
RIDGWAY â€“ A free showing of "Groundswell Rising" was hosted at Central Fire Station in Ridgway, and during a public question and answer session, strong opinions about local government officials were expressed.
"Groundswell Rising" is a film that focuses on the negative aspects of fracking within communities, including negative health effects, loss of natural land and habitat, water quality issues and vastly increased traffic volumes due to fracking vehicles and water tanker trucks.
WILCOX â€“ The U.S. Army of Engineers has announced that work is slated to start in the next several months to begin a four-year long construction project to repair safety concerns at the East Branch Dam.
The announcement was made to the public by U.S. Army Corps of Engineer representatives during an East Branch Dam stakeholders meeting Wednesday morning after awarding a contract to install a new cutoff wall to Layne Christensen Construction of Ruther Glen, Va.
The contract was awarded to the company on Aug. 26 for a total value of $132,504,348.
This Friday, area residents will once again be encouraged to don their pink attire in support of cancer awareness as part of the annual county-wide Pink Day.
Roben Daghir, a guidance counselor for the Ridgway Area School District who coordinates the annual Pink Day, said the annual event started in 2008 in the St. Marys Area School District under the direction of St. Marys Area Middle School guidance counselor Kate McGonnell. Every year after that the event has been county-wide.