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Archive - 2014

April 28th

DuBois woman charged in two St. Marys car thefts

April 28, 2014

A DuBois woman is charged with stealing two vehicles in a matter of two days, according to police reports.
Tanya Lynn Witherite, 37, is facing several felony charges of burglary and theft by unlawful taking. According to an affidavit of probable cause, she was charged in stealing a vehicle from a residential garage and then taking another vehicle from the parking lot of Dunham's two days later.

Anthony A. "Tony" McGill

April 28, 2014

Anthony A. "Tony" McGill, 68, of 384 Rightmeyer St., St. Marys, died on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
He was born Feb. 18, 1946 in St. Marys, a son of the late Aloysious McGill and the late Mary Piccolo McGill Reed.
On May 31, 1975, he married Marie Caggiano McGill, who survives.

Richard M. Johnson

April 28, 2014

Richard M. Johnson, 83, formerly of 259 Monterey Ave., Ridgway, died Monday morning, April 28, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk following a brief illness. He was born Sept. 27, 1930 in Ridgway, son of the late Arthur R. and Thelma M. (Layberger) Johnson. He was married to Shirley A. Leuschel, who preceded him in death on March 21, 1991.
He resided in Ridgway all his life and was a graduate of the Ridgway High School. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. He had served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. He had been employed by Keystone Carbon for 30 years.

April 27th

Reverend Donald J. Parson

April 27, 2014

Reverend Donald J. Parson, 74, of Oakland, died Friday, April 25, 2014 at his home, the rectory of St. Peter the Apostle Church in Oakland. 
Born Oct. 12, 1939 in St. Marys, he was the son of the late Harvey Emerson and Josephine Irene (Sosmiski) Parson.
Prior to entering the priesthood, Father Parson had served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War, worked for a management consulting firm in Pittsburgh and had been a former member of the Order of the Clowns. He had also been a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years.

Bernadine (Brown) Pane

April 27, 2014

Bernadine (Brown) Pane, 88, of Tyler, and recently of DuBois Nursing Home, died late Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born June 30, 1925 in Baumertown, daughter of the late John and Emma (Levenduski) Brown.
She married John Pane in 1946, he preceded her in death July 7, 1998.
She retired from Sylvania after 38 years. She enjoyed gardening and baking, and lived most of her life in Tyler.
She is survived by a son, Dennis (Miriam) Pane of Penfield; and two grandchildren.

Anthony A. "Tony" McGill

April 27, 2014

Anthony A. "Tony" McGill, 68, of 384 Rightmeyer St., St. Marys, died on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
He was born Feb. 18, 1946 in St. Marys, a son of the late Aloysious McGill and the late Mary Piccolo McGill Reed.
On May 31, 1975, he married Marie Caggiano McGill, who survives.

Investigation continues into cause of house fire

April 27, 2014

The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal and Crystal Fire Department recently conducted an origin and cause investigation into a fire that destroyed a St. Marys house on Friday afternoon.
A cause has not yet been determined as the investigation continues.

New tree finds roots at SSMSE

April 27, 2014

In celebration of Arbor Day, fifth grade students at South St. Marys Street Elementary assisted in planting a new Crimson King Maple tree on the site of the school's new playground.
On Friday morning members of the St. Marys Shade Tree Commission hosted the Tree City USA ceremony at the school. This marks the ninth consecutive year the commission's efforts have been recognized by Tree City USA.

Carpin continues mission work in Nicaragua

April 27, 2014

In November 2013, St. Marys native Dakota Carpin, a nursing student at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, had the opportunity to take part in an optional medical mission trip to Nicaragua. The trips are traditionally well attended by students in RMU's nursing program, he explained, because they provide a chance for students to improve their assessment skills while also allowing them to see firsthand the differences between healthcare in Nicaragua and the United States. For Carpin, the trip ended up serving a greater purpose—it helped him find what he believes to be his life's calling.

April 25th

Crusaders walk off for 10-0 five-inning win over Dutchmen

April 25, 2014

When Elk County Catholic head coach Fr. Eric Vogt elected to start three freshmen this season, he said he knew they would contribute, and they all proved that on Friday afternoon as they combined for six of the team's 13 hits, including a walk-off single by Brad Dippold in the bottom of the fifth inning to give the Crusaders a 10-0 victory over crosstown rival St. Marys Area.

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team opened their 2014 fall season with a 9-0 shutout...
The Elk County Catholic High School golf team won their first dual match of the season on Friday...
Elk County Catholic High School defended their St. Marys-DuBois Golf Challenge title with a perfect...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...