November 13th, 2012
RIDGWAY - A year-long investigation of drug trafficking in Elk County spearheaded by the Ridgway Borough Police in conjunction with the Office of Attorney General's Municipal Drug Task Force has culminated in the arrests of nine county residents charged with various drug violations.
JOHNSONBURG - Two Johnsonburg men have been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl whom they picked up outside a slumber party at a St. Marys home.
Mary H. Marroni, 87, of Wexford House, Kingsport, Tenn., and formerly of St. Marys, Johnsonburg and Ridgway, died Monday morning, Nov. 12, 2012 at Wexford House in Kingsport, Tenn. following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Nov. 1, 1925 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Joseph P. and Eleanor Rosaria Tegano. On June 9, 1943, she married Earnest J. Marroni, who preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1965.
William E. Barrett, 87, of 316 N. Michael St., St. Marys, died on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at Highland View Health Care in Brockway.
He was born Jan. 29, 1925 in Bellefonte, a son of the late William E. and Elmira M. Cain Barrett.
On June 6, 1959 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, he married the late Marilyn Hammer Barrett, who preceded him in death on June 5, 1996.
Russell (Rusty) Auman, 63, formerly of St. Marys, died on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at his home in Puyallup, Wash. after a long battle with MS.
He was born in St. Marys on Aug. 1, 1949, son of the late Marinus and Doris (Fritz) Auman. He was married to Lori (Barnhouse) Auman, who preceded him in death on Dec. 31, 2002.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Friday marks the city's annual Light Up Night festivities, which will feature a new Christmas parade welcoming Santa to St. Marys and marking the start of the holiday season.
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors voted Monday to table a contentious plan to demolish an unused portion of the Bennetts Valley Elementary School.
As St. Marys resident Dara Benjamin now knows, you should always keep your eyes on the pies. Benjamin was crowned "Pie Queen" as more than 2,800 of the dessert items were delivered to South St. Marys St. Elementary School under her watchful eye on Saturday, Nov. 4 for a fundraising event.
Although war is not something many veterans recollect with fond memories, Leo Rigard, 96, of St. Marys, speaks highly of his group commander and fellow crew members during their World War II military service.
It was warm and sunny in St. Marys at 11 a.m. on Sunday as the annual Veterans Day Memorial Service got under way on the Diamond. The roughly half-hour-long ceremony was led by master of ceremonies, retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Vic Straub, who opened his remarks expressing that they were "blessed today to have such a beautiful day for this Veterans Day."