January 17th, 2013
Editor's Note: This article is an update to the one which appeared in the Thursday, Jan. 17 edition. Information was received from police that an attempted abduction at St. Marys Area High School earlier in the evening had not occurred, but the report came after the paper had already gone to print.
ST. MARYS - City of St. Marys Police Chief Todd Caltagarone said that reports of an attempted abduction of a juvenile female by masked men outside St. Marys Area High School Wednesday evening were "proven to be unfounded."
KERSEY â€“ The Rural Higher Education Summit held Thursday at the Red Fern, thought to be the first in the region, brought together regional education providers, educators representing area school districts and state officials to discuss what is happening in rural education and the future needs of rural students.
Josephine Amacher White, 86, of Grant Road, Ridgway, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, surrounded by her family at home following a short illness.
She was born Feb. 27, 1926 in New York City, daughter of the late Pancrazio and Henriette Motte Papale.
She married Malcolm Earl Amacher on Sept. 29, 1946 at Holy Cross Rectory in New York City.
Doreen A. McCartan, 71, of Newark, Ohio, died at Licking Memorial Hospital with her family by her side on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
She was born in St. Marys on Nov. 7, 1941, daughter of Ruth A. (Gerber) Meyer and the late Arnold J. Meyer.
Alberta J. Manfroni, 84, of 446 Toby Rd., Kersey, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at her residence.
She was born July 18, 1928 in Knox Twp., Jefferson County, the daughter of Patrick J. and Dorothy Wonderling McGranor.
On Aug. 9, 1947 in St. Tobias Church in Brockway she married Peter Manfroni. He preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2004.
She was a member at St. Boniface in Kersey.
She was a 1946 graduate of Reynoldsville High School. She had lived for many years in Falls Creek before moving to Kersey in 1968. She enjoyed cooking, baking and organizing family gatherings.
Gary R. Kamats, 65, of 1058 Gardeau Rd., Emporium, died at DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois, on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2013.
He was born June 24, 1947 in St. Marys, a son of the late George and Clara Zoschg Kamats. On Aug. 29, 1970 in St. Leo Catholic Church, Ridgway, he married Jane Imhof Kamats, who survives.
At a recent meeting of the St. Marys Area Board of School Directors, the board approved a number of new personnel items on the agenda.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation.
The following professional personnel resignation was accepted:
The St. Marys City Police responded to an attempted abduction at the St. Marys Area High School on Jan. 16 at 8 p.m.
Upon completion of their investigation into the incident, it was found no attempted abduction had taken place.
Editor's Note: This information was provided to The Daily Press well after press time.
ST. MARYS - According to scanner dialogue between police and Elk County Control, the attempted abduction of a female took place between approximately 7:55 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 at St. Marys Area High School.
Police were not able to confirm any information at press time.
The Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) is encouraging residents to show their hearts are in the arts by attending the organization's gala taking place Saturday, Feb. 9 at Aiello's Cafe in Ridgway. Photo submitted.