February 5th, 2013
RIDGWAY - New information obtained through police interviews with a Ridgway man accused of robbing a Johnsonburg bank at gunpoint has resulted in charges of theft and related offenses being filed against him.
Details on a collection line system conducted in the Queen of the World Parish area were presented during Monday evening's St. Marys City Council meeting. GIS Coordinator Travis Skrzypek explained the cast-in-place, or cure-in-place, project recently conducted on 1,100 feet of pipe. This type of work can be done on specific areas requiring repair, rather than the entire pipe, saving the customer time and money. The presentation included video footage from a camera inserted into the eight-inch pipes.
Lois Lynch Mallison, 73, died peacefully on Jan. 31, 2013 in Los Gatos, Calif., surrounded by her family after a short, brave battle with brain cancer.
Lois was born on Oct. 21, 1939 in Butler, one of four children in the family of the late Angela and Joseph Lynch. Lois attended Central Catholic High School, where she graduated with classmate and future husband Robert A. Mallison. They graduated together in 1957, were married in St. Marys in 1965, moved to California, and started their family. They settled in Los Gatos in 1971.
Betty Lou Bauer, 78, of 14 Hauber Ave., St. Marys, died Monday, Feb 4, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born March 2, 1934, in Coal Hollow, daughter of the late Frederick and Ethel Johnston Colson. On Feb. 26, 1954, in New York, she married Richard J. "Dick" Bauer Jr., who preceded her in death on March 18, 2011.
Mrs. Bauer was a lifelong resident of the area and attended schools in Erie. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, was an avid bowler, enjoyed bingo and camping, and especially enjoyed being with her family.
RIDGWAY - A Ridgway man already sentenced to state prison for a rash of camp burglaries that occurred throughout the most remote corners of Elk, McKean and Cameron counties in 2010 and 2011 was sentenced to an additional 16 to 40 years in state prison in Elk County Court on Monday on charges of theft and firearms possession.
St. Marys City Council approved two motions pertaining to changes in parking meter rates during their Monday evening meeting. Visitors utilizing the lower portion of the Depot Street parking lot will soon pay 25 cents for one hour of parking as compared to the current rate of 25 cents for 2.5 hours.
RIDGWAY - A Ridgway woman who pleaded guilty to withholding insurance payments intended for a local business that performed repair work on her home following a 2011 fire was sentenced in Elk County Court Monday.
Joanne T. Wendel, 69, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, and formerly of Newton, N.C., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 13, 1943 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Andrew and Rosa Turcotte Meyer.
She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1961 and a graduate of the Clearfield School of Nursing. She worked for many years in healthcare and also worked in landscaping.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and enjoyed gardening, crafts and rock ân roll music. She also loved her cats.
Rose Mary âRosieâ Brunner, 90, a resident of St. Johnâs Specialty Care Center in Mars for the past five months and formerly of 301 Erie Ave. and Silver Creek Terrace in St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at the UPMC Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 30, 1922 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Farrell Duffy. On Oct. 5, 1953 in the St. Leoâs Church in Ridgway, she married James F. Brunner, who preceded her in death on June 23, 2004.
The Clearfield Area Bison wrestling squad eliminated the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestlers from the District 9-AAA team wrestling championships on Saturday by a 41-31 score in the semifinals held at the DuBois Area High School.