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March 1st, 2015

Alice Brem

March 1, 2015

Alice Brem, 85, of 111 Taylor St., Kersey, died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her residence after a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 27, 1929 in Toby, daughter of the late Innocente (Ernest) and Louise Cesa Comiotti.
On Nov. 11, 1950, in the Guardian Angels Church in Coal Hollow, she married Maurice M. Brem, who preceded her in death on April 1, 1983.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1947. She was an employee of Automatic Turning and Machining until her illness in 2011.

Alice Brem

March 1, 2015

Alice Brem, 85, of 111 Taylor St., Kersey, died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her residence after a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 27, 1929 in Toby, daughter of the late Innocente (Ernest) and Louise Cesa Comiotti.
On Nov. 11, 1950, in the Guardian Angels Church in Coal Hollow, she married Maurice M. Brem, who preceded her in death on April 1, 1983.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1947. She was an employee of Automatic Turning and Machining until her illness in 2011.

February 27th

Lady Crusaders down Lady Raiders 61-45 in D9-A consolation game

February 28, 2015

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders defeated the Cameron County Lady Raiders by a 61-45 score Friday night in the District 9 Class A girls consolation game played at the St. Marys Area Dutch Oven.
Both teams will advance to the PIAA Class A Tournament which opens next Saturday, March 7. Elk Catholic will meet the District 10 champion while Cameron County will meet the District 6 champion.

Fire destroys Straub maintenance building

February 27, 2015

A fire Friday morning broke out on the Straub Brewery property in St. Marys and destroyed a structure utilized as a maintenance and storage building.
Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) and St. Marys Ambulance were dispatched at 9:16 a.m. for a report of a structure fire at a commercial industry site at 303 Sorg St. in St. Marys.
"Upon arrival we found that the maintenance storage building was fully involved so at that time we called for mutual aid from Fox Township, Ridgway and Johnsonburg," said Tom Bauer, public relations representative for Crystal Fire Department.

Youth stays positive despite cancer diagnosis

February 27, 2015

As 12-year-old Chloe Frank of Ridgway fights the battle of her life, she is armed with a positive attitude, the power of prayer and an outpouring of community support as her weapons.
“She has deep strength which comes from her passion and love of dance," said her mother, Tara Frank.
The Frank family was devastated by their eldest daughter's diagnosis of childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on Sunday, Feb. 16.

Foreign Language Day continues to grow at ECCHS

February 27, 2015

St. Marys Area High School hosted its fourth annual Foreign Language Day on Friday, and this year's event featured participants from Elk County Catholic High School, Johnsonburg Area High School, Ridgway Area High School, Kane Area High School, Brockway Area High School, and Clearfield Area High School.
"It's the biggest year (so far). We have six schools. We've never had that many." said Christa Wensel, a Spanish teacher at St. Marys Area High School who helps coordinate the annual event.

Pair charged with torching stolen car

February 27, 2015

A St. Marys man and a Wilcox woman are charged in a April 2014 incident involving a car being stolen and then left along the old railroad grade on state Route 555 after being set on fire.
Chris Deon McMillen, 24, and Abby Marie O'Rourke, 30, face felony charges of theft by unlawful taking and arson, and lesser related offenses.
According to the affidavits of probable cause, State Police at Ridgway were notified of a stolen vehicle on April 1, 2014 around 7:44 a.m. The vehicle was found about a mile east of Benezette on fire.

Harassment charges against Ridgway man

February 27, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – A Ridgway man is charged with the misdemeanor offense of harassment for multiple violent threats against his estranged wife's boyfriend.
John Paul Raubenstrauch, 45, of Ridgway allegedly threatened Robert John Lillie via text messages and phone calls, at times threatening to shoot him.
"I will [expletive] shoot him in the head," Raubenstrauch allegedly told his estranged wife Brandy Lynne Buehler over the phone. "If I have to do it in front of the kids, I'll do it."

Straub Brewery building on fire

February 27, 2015

A building on the Straub Brewery went up in flames Friday morning.

February 26th

St. Marys man charged with choking wife

February 27, 2015

St. Marys Police were dispatched to Gunners early Saturday for a 911 hangup that was later identified as a domestic disturbance in Room 221.
Richard Michael Gausman, 39, faces charges of simple assault and harassment for allegedly choking his wife Elaine, who was transported to Penn Highlands Elk by St. Marys Ambulance.
Richard reportedly told Patrolman Peter Largey that they had had an argument and that Elaine had punched him in the face prior to him choking her. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Largey observed no injuries to Richard.

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