April 5th, 2013
HARRISBURG â€“ The Department of State took disciplinary actions against 55 licensed or commissioned professionals and organizations during the month of March, Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele announced today.
One Elk County entity was cited by the PA Board of Accountancy, with action taken against Howell and Company, Inc., license no. AF000693L, of St. Marys, on December 10, 2012. Howell and Company, Inc. was assessed a civil penalty in the amount of $3,500 for practicing on a lapsed license.
Dolores Louise Michelini Dillman, 81, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday April 3, 2013, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.
She was born June 12, 1931, in Force, a daughter of Guido and Tosca Cenni Michelini.
Dolores was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in North Huntingdon. She was a member of their Christian Mothers, funeral choir and Catholic Daughters of America. She was also a member of the Irwin Garden Club and volunteered at the Norwin Public Library.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team saw their record slip to 1-1 on the young season as they lost an 8-1 match to the DuBois Area Beavers Thursday afternoon at the Benzinger and Memorial Park courts.
In a climate of cash strapped school districts and ever increasing costs coupled with ever decreasing funding, the St. Marys Area School District has unveiled its 2013 budget which it touts as balanced and lacking in any program cuts or tax increase.
It was revealed money collected through the city's parking meters, fines and permits resulted in a revenue of $52,000.
RIDGWAY â€“ A Johnsonburg man, Edward J. Pisani, 58, charged with operating what authorities deemed "a sophisticated and significant marijuana grow operationâ€ť from his home, was sentenced in Elk County Court Thursday to serve 12 to 24 months behind bars in Elk County Prison.
RIDGWAY â€“ "At this point in time the Commonwealth is in the dark as to what evidence might be," said Elk County District Attorney Bradley J. Kraus who was in Elk County Court Thursday seeking to compel the discovery of potential expert witnesses and documents to be used in the defense of a Ridgway man headed to trial next month on charges of marijuana manufacturing.
Despite Governor Tom Corbett's recent proposal to increase funding to support domestic violence programs by 10 percent, nonprofit organizations like CAPSEA [Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse] still struggle to make ends meet.
Rose A. Garbic, 97, of 112 Catalina Road, and formerly of 304 Depot Street, St. Marys, died on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center, following a short illness.
She was born November 22, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York a daughter of the late Ottavio and Carmela Trio Cornelio.
On June 20, 1942 in Sacred Heart Church, she married the late George M. Garbic, who preceded her in death on April 7, 1993.
Violet E. Breakey, 86, of Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys died on Wednesday evening, April 3, 2013 at Elk Haven following a lengthy illness.
She was born on October 19, 1915 in Ridgway to Swedish immigrants Otto and Lilly Larson Magnuson.
She married Donald M. Breakey in September of 1956. He died in 1965.