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May 3rd, 2012

Shirley (Ross) Gerg

May 3, 2012

Shirley (Ross) Gerg, 84, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 121 Parkway Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 29, 1927 in Hicks Run, daughter of the late Patrick and Mildred Ford Ross.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1946. She served as the cafeteria manager at the Elk County Catholic High School from 1975 to 2001 and had been a co-owner of the Olympic Bar and Restaurant in St. Marys.

Bus loses wheels on field trip

May 3, 2012

EAST DEER – Two wheels fell off a school bus with 25 Elk County children on board along state Route 28 on Thursday morning, but neither they nor the bus driver were injured, state police said.
The driver, Walter Mehalko, 63, of Wilcox, was able to pull the crippled bus over to the side of the road between the Creighton (Exit 13) and Pittsburgh Mills (12A) exits at about 9 a.m.
The bus was one of two from the Johnsonburg Area School District heading to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.

Community Recycling Center now accepting hardback books

May 3, 2012

f you are spring cleaning and wondering what to do with the outdated hardback encyclopedia set taking up an entire shelf on your bookcase, or just simply have hardback books you want to get rid of, the Community Recycling Center in St. Marys is now offering the option to recycle them.

More behind the Straub re-branding effort

May 3, 2012

ny beer aficionado knows that all beer doesn't taste the same. A lager, a pilsner, an ale-- people want to know what's inside the bottle or glass before they try it. That's a major reason why Straub Brewery is changing its packaging, labels, and marketing strategy and announced the changes late last month.
Straub Brewery, Inc. President and CEO William C. Brock provided some history about the brewery business and how changes in the industry over the years have led to Straub's rebranding effort.

Quesenberry honored by PA Wilds

May 3, 2012

There were multiple area winners this year in the 2012 Champion of the Pennsylvania Wilds Awards.
The initiative recognizes "outstanding efforts in sustainable tourism development in the Pennsylvania Wilds."

May 2nd

Dutch tennis team advances to 9-AA team finals

May 3, 2012

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team advanced to the District 9-AA team championship match by defeating the Brockway Rovers 4-1 Wednesday afternoon at the SMAHS courts.
The second-seeded Dutchmen will now take on the top-seeded Elk County Catholic Crusaders next Wednesday at a site and time to be announced.
At first singles, Michael Fox of the Dutch defeated Joey Britton 6-0, 6-1.
At second singles, Dutchman Evan Lepovetsky defeated Fabio Fortunato 6-4, 6-1.
At third singles, Brockway’s Alec Bouch defeated D.J. Challingsworth 6-4, 6-1.

Crusader tennis defeats Johnsonburg Rams 8-1

May 3, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis squad picked up an 8-1 victory over the Johnsonburg Rams on Wednesday afternoon in matches played at Benzinger and Memorial parks in St. Marys
"[It was] a good win for us today," said ECC coach Nick Caggiano. "We were taking nice shots and working on improving on some areas."
At first singles, Crusader Ben Wortman defeated Mason Martonik 6-1, 6-0. At second singles, Drew Meyer fell to Johnsonburg's J.P. Allegretto 2-6, 3-6. At third singles, Shane Mancuso picked up a 6-1, 6-0 win for ECC over Shane Bickford.

Fox supervisors approve emergency management plan

May 3, 2012

Fox Township adopted an emergency management plan during the regular township supervisors' meeting Wednesday evening.
Fox Twp. Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Skrzypek explained the basic plan falls under the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and does not lock the township into one manner of action.
"The NIMS system allows for leeway for the township to take action as needed or to fit their plan into a larger plan, such as a county or state plan," Skrzypek said.

Despite rebranding, Straub Beer will remain the same

May 2, 2012

ST. MARYS - As Straub Brewery launches new packaging with a new name and a new look, company officials want to assure customers that only the labels are changing, not the beer or ownership of the company.

Area clergy hosting National Day of Prayer service

May 2, 2012

Citizens are invited to attend the National Day of Prayer service taking place tonight at 6 p.m. on the Diamond in downtown St. Marys.
This year’s theme, “One Nation Under God”, is based on Psalm 33:12 which reminds us that “blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”
The St. Marys Ministerial Association is sponsoring the event which will begin with music and an invocation followed by the presentation of the American flag by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail,the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of the National Anthem by Vivian Lutton.

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