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July 15th, 2012

Early-morning St. Marys fire ruled arson

July 16, 2012

ST. MARYS - The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal's Unit, St. Marys City Police, and the Crystal Fire Department report conducting an investigation into the origin and cause of a fire that occurred at approximately 4:20 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at 137 Lynch Rd. in St. Marys. The fire has been ruled arson. Members of the Crystal Fire Dept. report being called out at at 4:24 a.m. that morning for a reported structure fire with flames showing at the Lynch Road address. Upon arrival, firemen found the structure fully involved in fire.

Community support makes library thrive

July 16, 2012

Throughout its history, the St. Marys Public Library has faced challenges that threaten its operation, but the unequivocal support of its patrons has allowed it to thrive and grow.
Despite state budget cuts that have made it difficult to plan and provide the desired level of service for patrons, the library continues to strive to offer the best. Like everybody else in tough economic times, the community institution has rolled up its sleeves and dug in to weather the storm.

Antique shop offers more than antiques

July 16, 2012

RIDGWAY - Just one week after opening its doors, Gallery 219 Antiques at 114 N. Broad St. in downtown Ridgway is already unlike many of the antique shops in the area.
The newly renovated space offers a wide variety of antiques and collectibles, ranging from items dating back to the turn of the century to classic Americana from the 1950s.
For store owner and St. Marys resident Stephen Bagley, antiquing, or "junking" as he likes to refer to it, runs in his blood.

July 13th

‘Mike Proudfit Night,’ 5/K Walk/Run to be held Aug. 5

July 13, 2012

When you talk to people about Michael B. Proudfit, one thing becomes apparent quickly: The young man touched many lives during his brief 19 years. Now, his many friends and family members plan to show their joy at having known him with a special night and a 5K walk/run in his memory.

Carnival starts Monday

July 13, 2012

Members of the Ridgway Fire Department and other volunteers are gearing up for the 79th Ridgway Firemen's Carnival scheduled for Monday, July 16 through Saturday, July 21.
The event will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 6 p.m. until midnight from Thursday to Saturday.
Tuesday night will feature the kiddie pet parade; lineup will begin at 5 p.m. on the lower end of Center Street and the parade will start at 6 p.m.

Anita L. (Barr) Goss

July 13, 2012

Anita L. (Barr) Goss, 56, of Providence Forge, Va., died Friday, July 13, 2012 at her sister’s home in Caledonia.
She was Dec. 9, 1955 in DuBois, the daughter of the late James and Marion (Sexton) Barr.
On July 4, 1986, she married Duane B. Goss of Providence Forge, Va., who survives.
Mrs. Goss lived most of her life in Bennetts Valley and the past 22 years in Virginia. She worked 20 years in retail sales. She was Methodist by faith, an avid shopper, enjoyed the beach and pool and took great pride in maintaining her home.

Frederick G. Sturenberg

July 13, 2012

Frederick G. Sturenberg, 83, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 326 Brusselles St., St. Marys, died on Thursday, July 12, 2012 following a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 9, 1928 in St. Marys, a son of the late George and Helen Kosco Sturenberg.
Fred was a member of Queen of the World Church.  He served in the U.S. Army.  He retired from Powdered Metal Products after many years of service. He had a passion for wristwatches and enjoyed collecting them.  He also enjoyed motorcycles and the Washington Redskins. 

June M. Smith

July 13, 2012

June M. Smith, 94, of 3193 Rte. 6, Kane, died Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
     Born June 2, 1918, in Johnsonburg, she was a daughter of Alfred and Catherine "Kate" Sweeney Hinchliffe.  On Sept. 24, 1938, in Johnsonburg, she married James S. Smith, who preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Smith was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church and a former member of St. Anne's Church in Wilcox and Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg.  She also was a former member of the C.D. of A. in both Wilcox and Johnsonburg.

Dept. of State investigating local doctor in drug death

July 13, 2012

The investigation into a local doctor in response to the death of a patient due to complications caused by medications prescribed her is being led by the Pa. Department of State following her father's continued appeals to state officials for an investigation.
Jim Buehler of Ridgway has spent the last four years pursuing legal action in the July 7, 2008 death of his daughter, Heather Buehler Armanini, whom he claims was prescribed excessive amounts of powerful, habit-forming drugs by a local doctor, including a mixture of oxycodone and acetaminophen.

July 12th

Senior softball stars fall to Corry 7-2 in first game of Section 1 Tournament

July 12, 2012

The St. Marys Little League Softball Senior League all-star team came up short 7-2 in the first game of the Section 1 Tournament against Corry on Thursday evening at Benzinger Park in St. Marys.
The game was an offensive struggle early on as the first run in the game was only scored in the fifth inning, though both squads did leave runners on base early in the game.

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