October 14th, 2012
The St. Marys Area Water Authority is notifying all of its customers that, due to the level of the Laurel Run Reservoir, our service area is now under a Drought Watch. The most recent rainfall amounts did not raise the level of the reservoir, which is currently at 10.5 feet below its overflow elevation and is continuing to drop at a rate of approximately .5 feet per week.
The Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is continuing to alert lake visitors about a blue-green algae bloom in Kinzua Dam/Allegheny Reservoir. The Corps was notified by the New York State Department of Health Aug. 30. Corps officials tested the effected water and determined that the bloom could be harmful to humans and pets should they come in contact with the algae.
The bloom was found in the New York State portion of the Allegheny Reservoir from Quaker Bay downstream to Willow Bay.
Mary Ann Maiers, 79, of Willow Street, Johnsonburg, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 26, 1933 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Willliam and Elva (Ford) McCandless.
On July 4, 1953, she married William T. â€śBillâ€ť Maiers of Johnsonburg, who survives.
She lived all of her life in Johnsonburg. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the PA Trappers Women's Auxiliary.Â She enjoyed sewing, quilting and her pet dogs.
Justin F. Latcovich, 31, of 1037 East Center St., Johnsonburg, died unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.
He was born on May 21, 1981 in Ridgway, the son of Stephen F. and Christine M. (Pawlk) Latcovich.
On Aug. 30, 2008, he married Julia A. Moriarity, who survives.
Justin had resided in northwestern Pennsylvania all of his life. He had attended Triangle Tech. He was a former employee of Walmart in the maintenance department. He loved his children and enjoyed boating, music, and camping.
This season, when you see the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Marching Band, "The Legend" - under the direction of Dr. Martynuik, you will see three familiar faces and local graduates of Chapter XI schools/Allegheny Mountain Region.
This year's executive leader is Scott Shuttleworth (center), an IUP senior and graduate of St. Marys Area High School; Joe Boboige (left), an IUP junior and graduate of DuBois High School; and Cortney Foote (right), an IUP sophmore and graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. All three students are music education majors.
Photo by Amy Cherry
The Crystal Fire Department held an open house on Thursday evening at their main station on Erie Avenue. The event was held in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week. From 6-9 p.m., children had the opportunity to participate in a kids' obstacle course and climb on and in all the apparatus. Coloring books and firefighter helmets were available to all those who attended. The ladder truck performed a demonstration which featured two firemen being raised up to the top of the outside of the building, where they changed one of the station's outdoor lightbulbs.
The City of St. Marys would like to announce the annual Leaf Collection Program will begin Monday, Oct. 22. The following is the tentative schedule of the leaf machine and which areas will be included:
Week of Oct. 22:
Armory, Bennett, Bunker Hill, Condot (East), Condot (West), Dove, Eben, Edward, Erich, Etheldale, Forest, Gay, Haggerty, Hill, Houston, Joseph (East), Lynch, Mark (from Penn to Reserve), Nicklas, North St. Marys (from Penn to East/West Condot), Parkway, Penn, Reserve, Robson, Rosedale, Straub, Terrace and Wolfel.
Week of Oct. 29:
L. Harrison "Harry" Schneider, 84, of 1221 E. Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, died on Thursday evening, Oct. 11, 2012 at Dubois Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 17, 1928 in St. Marys, a son of the late Louis J. and Christina M. Mertz Schneider.
On April 23, 1949 in St. Marys Church, he married Grace Entres Schneider, who survives.
HARRISBURG â€” Governor Tom Corbett today proclaimed Oct. 14-20 as Teen Driver Safety Week, noting two significant pieces of legislation that he signed into law in the past year aimed at increasing safety for teens.
Corbettâ€™s proclamation coincides with the safety weekâ€™s national observance.
In the past year, Corbett signed Act 81, which enhanced teen driver safety by strengthening the graduated driver licensing law, and Act 84, which requires safety training for 16- and 17-year-olds seeking motorcycle licenses.
In observation of Fire Prevention Week, the Crystal Fire Department held an Open House at their main station on Erie Avenue on Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m. Firefighters were on hand as they hosted a children's obstacle course, showcased their several trucks and their uses and performed a demonstration on the ladder truck. The department's archives were on hand for public view as well.