Archive - 2014
Bernard G. â€śBernieâ€ť Meyer, Ph.D., 61, who helped educate two generations of students entering the field of criminal justice, died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at his home in Bradford after a brief illness.
With enrollment of nearly 630 students coupled with the increasing number of special education students, South St. Marys Street Elementary may soon have a new administrator on staff to continue to serve its students.
The St. Marys Area School District board of directors unanimously approved to advertise for an anticipated 10-month position at the school both internally and externally.
RIDGWAY â€“ A jury trial began Thursday morning at the Elk County Courthouse for three co-defendants accused of robbing a Johnsonburg home at gunpoint.
James Holding, 29, Angela Lynn Baker Williams, 34, and Kevin P. Williams, 37, all of Johnsonburg, are accused of entering an apartment designated 110 1/2 Harrison Ave., Johnsonburg. The alleged victims knew the defendants and allowed them inside. It is alleged that once inside the home, Holding and Kevin Williams held the occupants at gunpoint and stole approximately $350 in cash and all of their cell phones.
Genevieve M. Weichman, 95, of 444 W. Mill St., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
She was born on Feb. 20, 1919, a daughter of the late Michael and Theresa Gschwendtner Rigard.
On Jan. 29, 1938 in St. Marys Church, she married Charles H. Weichman, who preceded her in death on July 11, 1987.
Elton W. Snyder, 83, of Water Street, Johnsonburg, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Lutheran Home of Kane after a lengthy illness.
He was born March 7, 1931 in Drumon, son of the late Wallace and Juanita (Matson) Snyder.
On Oct. 27, 1956, he married Nancy (Pennington), and she survives.
He attended Beachwoods School in Jefferson County, and was a Corporal in the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War.
He retired from Sylvania of St. Marys after more than 30 years.
Eugene Joseph Lawrie Sr., 81, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
He was born Aug. 27, 1932 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late William and Crecentia (Lake) Lawrie. Eugene was older brother to Raymond (deceased), Robert and Gerald.
He was baptized at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church on Sept. 11, 1932. He graduated from St. Michael's Catholic High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1951 and Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. in 1960 with a B.S. in chemistry.
KERSEY â€“ The drastic decrease in landfill host fee income is taking its toll on Fox Township.
Most recently the Squab Hollow Road project was a point of discussion during the Fox Township Supervisors meeting on Wednesday evening.
Resident Chuck Grazioli inquired about the status of the paving of the road to which Supervisor Mike Keller responded the township is not 100 percent sure of their plans.
JAY TWP. â€“ Though the Jay Township Sewer Authority bylaws state that visitor comments are limited to three minutes per individual, some in attendance refused to be silenced at Wednesday night's meeting.
During visitor comments, Murray Lilley opened by asking about the EADS (Environmental Architecture and Design Services) Group inspecting bridges and said that he saw an unauthorized person working on the bridges.
Board member Chester Lundy said that he didn't know anything about that.
Itâ€™s one of the more unusual pieces of sports memorabilia in the world. Itâ€™s also one of the rarest of all: a baseball signed by a saint.
Thatâ€™s just one of the many pieces in Ridgway resident Denny Heindlâ€™s vast collection. As a philanthropist, radio station enthusiast and minority owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Heindlâ€™s collection has grown immensely over the past 45 years. Its crown jewel, however, may be a baseball with the simple inscription â€śJ P IIâ€ť for Saint John Paul the Great, formerly known as Pope John Paul II.