Archive - 2014
Events that sent St. Marys into a panic Tuesday afternoon with reports of a shooting at St. Marys Area High School were the actions of a nine-year-old juvenile, whose age prohibits criminal prosecution, according to police who are unable to release any identifying information such as name, gender and school.
As a result of a joint investigation between the St. Marys City Police and Pennsylvania State Police, it was discovered that the juvenile placed the 911 calls from a cell phone while he/she was riding on a school bus on their way home.
SMETHPORT â€“ A judge has upheld a police search involving the defendant in a criminal case linked with a 6-fatality crash on Route 219 near Lantz Corners just over a year ago.
Senior Judge William F. Morgan of Warren issued his ruling Wednesday during a 40-minute hearing at the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport.
The judgeâ€™s decision comes less than two weeks before the scheduled Sept. 15 start of a jury trial for Kathy Douglas, 37, of Kane. Another pre-trial â€śsuppression-of-evidenceâ€ť hearing is set for next Thursday, Sept. 11.
FOX TWP. â€“ Fox Township Supervisors discussed several issues during their Wednesday meeting among which pertained to water quality in roadside springs and details of a park storage shed.
In addition, a conditional use application was unanimously approved for EQT for a proposed gas well in Toby.
The conditional use hearing took place Aug. 6 with the township.
Gail J. Gerg, 79, of 509 West Main St., Ridgway, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born Feb. 15, 1935 in St. Marys, son of the late Harry and Margaret Cunningham Gerg.
He married Roselyn Schilk, she survives him.
He was a commercial electrician by trade, and he served in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was also a member of the Ridgway Legion and Elks.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael and Daniel Gerg; step-children Timothy, Christine, Stephanie, Mary and Charles; and several grandsons, granddaughters and many great-grandchildren.
Edward Pretti, 73, of Johnstown, formerly of Clearfield, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.
Born Sept. 10, 1940, in Force, he was the son of the late Tullio and Fiore (Fedrizzi) Pretti.
He graduated from Huston Township High School and Williamsport Technological Institute. Edward served in the U.S. Army and Reserves. He was a retired machinist, working for DuPont and Berg Electronics. After retirement, he drove cars for Thomas GMC and Honda.
Nellie L. Brehm, 85, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Sept. 2, 1929, a daughter of the late Carl and Doris Edner Chittister.
She was married to the late James A. Brehm, who preceded her in death.
Nellie was a graduate of Kane High School and enjoyed crossword puzzles.
Together with her husband, they owned and operated Brehm's Family Restaurant in Emporium.Â
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team opened their dual match season Tuesday night by defeating the Bradford Lady Owls in three sets, 25-21, 25-21 and 25-22.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader soccer team's home opener at Benzinger Park on Tuesday afternoon featured a little bit of everything in terms of weather. There was sunshine, wind, and then a lengthy weather delay with thunder, lightning, and rain. None of that impacted the ECC squad though as they put in a strong showing and used a three-goal second half to defeat the Curwensville Lady Tide 4-1.
Irma J. Stanish, 80, of 1665 Bucktail Rd., St. Marys, died Monday evening, Sept. 1, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born May 13, 1934 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Peter and Elizabeth Gerber Herzing. On Oct. 22, 1955 in the St. Maryâ€™s Catholic Church, she married Charles E. â€śChowsieâ€ť Stanish, who preceded her in death on July 26, 1986.
Harold C. "Red" Cheatle, 92, of Mountain Laurel Nursing Home, Clearfield, and formerly of 672 Washington St., St. Marys, died on Monday, Sep. 1, 2014 at Mountain Laurel Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born on Jan. 5, 1922, a son of the late Edward and Lillian Davis Cheatle.