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June 15th, 2012

Erie Avenue was an important industrial location

June 15, 2012

Local historian Ray Beimel remarked that while "we don't think of Erie Avenue as being an important industrial place anymore," back in the early 1900s it was.
During a recent presentation at the St. Marys Senior Center, Beimel showed attendees a photograph from 1917 of the location where the Novelty Incandescent Lamp Company, which later became Sylvania, got its start.
"Sylvania light bulbs started in St. Marys in the back room of the bakery building. That's where the Elks' parking lot is now," Beimel said. "They didn't manufacture light bulbs, they remanufactured them."

Benzinger Park offers summer activities for all ages

June 15, 2012

The staff at Benzinger Park in St. Marys will be busy this summer as the park continues to provide activities for individuals of all ages. This year, Park Director John Schneider, who is in his 20th year at the facility, has 13 summer workers helping to ensure that members of the public are provided with quality programs, especially those geared toward area youth.

Yvonne J. Anderson

June 15, 2012

Yvonne J. Anderson, 50, of 432 Chestnut St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center,.
She was born Aug. 26, 1961 in St. Marys, a daughter of Robert "Andy" Anderson and Elizabeth "Betty" Young Anderson, who survive.
Yvonne was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from SMAHS. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and had worked at Eastern Sintered Alloys for a number of years. 
She enjoyed cross stitching, playing games, ceramics and traveling.  She enjoyed spending time with her dog, Troy, and spending time with her family.

Lucy Ann Salvatore Wood

June 15, 2012

Lucy Ann Salvatore Wood, 73, of Erie, died Monday, June 11, 2012.
She was born in St. Marys on March 14, 1939, daughter of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth Meyer Salvatore.
Lucy was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1957. She was a longtime employee of Mellon Bank, having been a teller and in customer service. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, was the former treasurer of the Tri State Country Music Association, the Moose Club, and the Girard American Legion Post 494.

June 14th

Yvonne J. Anderson

June 14, 2012

Yvonne J. Anderson, 50, of 432 Chestnut St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center,.
She was born Aug. 26, 1961 in St. Marys, a daughter of Robert "Andy" Anderson and Elizabeth "Betty" Young Anderson, who survive.
Yvonne was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from SMAHS. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and had worked at Eastern Sintered Alloys for a number of years. 
She enjoyed cross stitching, playing games, ceramics and traveling.  She enjoyed spending time with her dog, Troy, and spending time with her family.

Susan J. Ginther

June 14, 2012

Susan J. Ginther, 57, of 270 Birch Valley Rd., Kersey, died on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the home of her daughter, Allison Bauer, of 534 Vine Rd., St. Marys, following an illness of the past several months.
She was born Jan. 11, 1955 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Robert G. and RoseAnn Spangler Dinsmore. On Feb. 29, 2000 in Las Vegas, she married Terry B. Ginther, who survives.
Susan was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1972. She was employed for over 30 years at Metal Powder Products, formerly Carbon City Products.

Task force looks at water source protection efforts

June 14, 2012

RIDGWAY - Steps to strengthen source water protection were discussed at an Elk County Gas Task Force meeting earlier this week.
Jodi Foster, community and economic development coordinator for the Elk County Planning Department, said Watershed Specialist Kim Bonfardine is ready to start source water monitoring in Brockway. She noted that although Brockway is in Jefferson County and not in Elk County, the reason for the monitoring is because much of Brockway's source water stems from Elk County.

Task force discusses transport of hazardous materials

June 14, 2012

RIDGWAY - During a meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force held earlier this week, task force chairperson and Elk County Commissioner June H. Sorg asked guest Bruce Manning, director of the McKean County Emergency Management Agency, about concerns some residents had brought up about trucks that transport hydrofracturing fluid or hazardous chemicals to and from Marcellus drilling sites.

Area doctor finds calling in medical missions

June 14, 2012

In the remote mountains and rainforests of Copan, Honduras, a region both renowned for its Mayan ruins and crippled by third-world poverty, an area doctor has established a presence in hopes of providing medical care to those in need.

Memorial Park staff offering a variety of summer activities

June 14, 2012

With the summer season under way at area parks, the staff at Memorial Park in St. Marys have a variety of new programs and returning favorites planned for the coming months.
Jason Schreiber, who took over as park director, replacing Denny Posteraro, has 20 students under his supervision this summer. Schreiber's former role has been taken over by John Benjamin, who will assist with the management of Memorial, as well as Luhr, Kaulmont, and Diamond Street parks throughout the summer.

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