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September 30th, 2012

3-vehicle crash holds up Boot Jack for 7 hours

September 30, 2012

A Minuteman Environmental Services 18-wheeler hauling brine water wrecked Sunday afternoon after rounding the curve in front of Boot Jack Road and turning on its side.
The large vehicle collided with two vehicles, a burgundy Ford Explorer and a white Ford truck, which were descending down Boot Jack Road. There were no injuries reported.

New law requires training for mandated reporters of suspected child abuse

September 30, 2012

In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, additional focus has been placed on the state’s Child Protective Services law and mandated reporting requirements for suspected child abuse under that law.
According to the state Department of Public Welfare (DPW), any professional who engages with children in their employment, occupation or professional practice is known as a “mandated reporter” and is obligated by law to report suspected child abuse.

Fox Twp. organizers planning bicentennial events

September 30, 2012

Planning is well under way for a weekend-long agenda of events as part of the Fox Township Bicentennial taking place June 28-30, 2013.
Community members are pitching in and lending a hand with various events by attending monthly organizational meetings headed up by Bicentennial Committee Chairpersons Kathy and Jamie Dowie, Lee Neureiter and Cheryl and Don Ruffner.

Man charged in hit-and-run enters 'not guilty' plea

September 30, 2012

RIDGWAY - A St. Marys man charged in connection with a July 28 hit-and-run that left 21-year-old Natasha Schmitz in critical condition entered a not guilty plea in waiving his arraignment on charges related to the incident.

Anne (Twig) Vogt

September 30, 2012

Anne (Twig) Vogt, 56, of 326 Shawmut Ave., Johnsonburg, died Sunday morning, Sept. 30, 2012, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 26, 1955, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Orlando (Popeye) and Borgia McDivitt Maletto. On Aug. 10, 1974, at St. Leo's Church in Ridgway, she married Victor (Vic) Vogt, who survives.
She lived in Johnsonburg most of her life and also lived briefly in Ridgway. She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1973.

Dorothy M. Thompson

September 30, 2012

Dorothy M. Thompson, 75, of 80 Blue Ridge Dr., Levittown, and formerly of St. Marys, died at her home following a brief illness on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 surrounded by her family.
She was born Nov. 15, 1936 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late George and Edna Shobert Hess.
She was a member of Weedville Wesleyan Church in her early years. She had worked as a computer programmer since 1991. She was a loving and dedicated mother, grandmother and sister who enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. 

John Edward Rogers

September 30, 2012

John Edward Rogers, 93, formerly of Winterburn Road, Penfield, died early Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at Christ the King Manor of DuBois, where he had been a resident for six months.
He was born Oct. 31, 1918 in Winterburn, son of the late Edward and Grace (Hicks) Rogers.
He married Doris (McCafferty), who survives.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medical technician, achieving a fifth grade rank. He also received the Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, being in the battles of New Guinea and Luzon and also the liberation of the Philippines.

Silvio J. Martini

September 30, 2012

Silvio J. Martini, 88, of 1603 Bucktail Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 17, 1923, in Brandy Camp, son of the late John and Angeline Pettite Martini.
On Aug. 13, 1946, in the St. Joseph's Church in Force, he married Betty R. Cashmer, who preceded him in death on May 20, 2009.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Brandy Camp schools. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Corp., retiring in 1986 after 46 years of service.

Pauline K. Gebauer

September 30, 2012

Pauline K. Gebauer, 82, of Elk Towers,185 Center St., St. Marys, and formerly of 430 W. 6th St., Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, on Friday evening, Sept. 28, 2012.
She was born Jan. 8, 1930 in DuBois, a daughter of the late Rudolph and Anna Kassawara.
On Oct. 18, 1958 in St. Mark Catholic Church, she married the late Gerhard Gebauer.

Helene M. Baumer

September 30, 2012

Helene M. Baumer, 96, of 147 Queens Rd., St. Marys, died on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born June 21, 1916 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Michael and Esther Haberberger Baumer.
She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1934.  She was a member of Queen of the World Church. 
She lived in New York City for 52 years and worked as a registered nurse. She moved back to St. Marys in 1992.
She is survived by a sister, Alice Fleming of St. Marys; and by several nieces and nephews.

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