February 26th, 2013
Charles M. "Chuck" O'Connor, 80, former St. Marys resident, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 in Silver Spring, Md. at Renaissance Gardens Care Facility at Riderwoods.
He was born in Ridgway on Aug. 8, 1932, the son of the late Charles E. and Catherine Klein O'Connor. He married Patricia McEwen on June 24, 1961 in Bradford at St. Francis of Assissi Church, with Fr. Carlton Richey officiating.
Chuck graduated from Central Catholic High School, Class of 1950. He worked a few years at the former Speer Carbon Co. before entering the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
CLARION â€” Pennsylvania State Police have charged a 29-year-old man with the alleged murder of 19-year-old Devan Knapp, of Brookville.
Parking meter repairs and a traffic study were just two topics recently discussed by City Council.
A total of 77 meters is awaiting certification by a state inspector after they were sent to Pittsburgh for recalibration. At a cost of $35 per meter, the repairs totaled $2,695.
A rumor that the St. Marys Area Ambulance Service will be merging with Cameron County Ambulance is not true, according to officials; however, St. Marys employees will assist Cameron County with coverage.
Following a decision by the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] to institute general permit fees for stream and wetland projects, the Elk County Conservation District approved a motion to waive fees for reviewing the permit.
CLARION - The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling team will be sending seven representatives to the PIAA Class AAA Northwest Regional this coming weekend at Altoona Area High School following the District 4/9 Individual Wrestling Championships held at Clarion University.
The Harrisburg-based firm Long, Nyquist and Associates presented general highlights of a plan to market the city's airport industrial park to members of City Council.
JAY TWP. - Jay Township's Water Authority is demanding answers from the township's board of supervisors following their refusal to fill a vacancy on the water authority's board during the township's reorganizational meeting in January.
Donald G. Olson, 91, of 315 Jackson Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2013, at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born March 19, 1921 in Ridgway, son of the late Fritz and Molly (Nelson) Olson.
He married Martha E. Miller on Sept. 14, 1946 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Marys, with Fr. Henry officiating.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a 1938 graduate of the Ridgway High School. He was a member of the Ridgway Elks Club, and a past member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of WWII.
Adeline M. Knight, 94, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 139 Locust Rd., St. Marys, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 5, 1918 in Kersey, daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Eckert Emmert.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1937. She was a former employee of the Market Basket for 27 years.
On Sept. 1, 1939, in the St. Boniface Church in Kersey, she married Othmar P. Knight, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1978.