October 16th, 2012
Sara J. Parana, 76, of 400 Rock St., Ridgway, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born September 19, 1936, in St. Marys, the daughter of Jacob and Marquerite Smith Ames.
On August 28, 1959, she married Joseph V. Parana, he survives.
Mrs. Parana was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She had been a Ridgway resident for 35 years. She had been employed at Ridgway Area High School, retiring in 1991.
Penfield â€“ PennDOT advises drivers that Route 255 in Clearfield County is closed between Penfield and St. Marys, due to a crash with downed utilities. Northbound and southbound traffic is being detoured. Local traffic is allowed through the closed section.
Motorists are advised to follow signed detours. Emergency personnel are on site to direct motorists as necessary. PennDOT advises drivers to allow for extra travel time and remain alert and patient as they move through the area.
PennDOT expects to re-open the roadway by 7 p.m. today.
Toby Water customers are asked to conserve water until further notice.Â The recent rains have not been sufficient to raise the water levels in the reservoir.Â Customers are asked to avoid unnecessary uses of water such as washing cars, etc.Â CustomersÂ may direct any questions toÂ the Fox Township Municipal building.
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HARRISBURG â€“Marcellus Shale impact fee revenue that has been collected by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has been transmitted to the Pennsylvania Treasury Department for distribution and payments to local governments, according to state Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).
Marguerite J. "Mag" Schaut, 82, of 72 Erie Ave., Marienstadt Place, St. Marys, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at her residence following a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 14, 1930 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Zolferino and Mary Nart Marconi.
On Aug. 14, 1949, in the St. Leo's Church in Ridgway, she married Mark A. Schaut, who preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 1993.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1948. She was an employee of the former Thrift Drug Store in St. Marys.
Raymond C. Wortman Sr., 92, of Erie, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at Golden Living Walnut Creek.
He was born in St. Marys on June 5, 1920, the son of the late Bernard â€śBenâ€ť and Mary Goetz Wortman.
A graduate of St. Marys High School, Ray was a hard-working man who had worked with the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Erie Forge and Steel, and Kaiser Aluminum.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Mary Gocal Wortman; his son, Ray C. Wortman Jr. (Kay Von Fry); and four sisters: Alice Magistrelli, Florence Azzato, Rita Zamboldi and Louise Meier.
Paul Stanley Bowser, infant, of 152 East Ave., Johnsonburg, died Friday evening, Oct. 12, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
He was born on Oct. 12, 2012 in St. Marys, son of Robert Willis and Amber Michael Bowser Jr., who survive.
He was a member of the Johnsonburg First Baptist Church.
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.