Even though it's a new year, some things remain unchanged. Despite testimonials that some chicken jerky dog treats imported from China have caused serious illness and even death, they still remain on store shelves.
RIDGWAY - A Ridgway company is seeking over $21,000 in restitution from a Ridgway woman who pleaded guilty in November to withholding insurance payments intended for the business performing repair work on her home following a 2011 fire at the residence.
Eileen Miller of St. Marys was busy over the holidays with various activities to help others.
Stephen A. Lion, 64, of 205 Ford Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, Jan. 2, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born May 2, 1948 in St. Marys, son of the late Robert G. and Irene Wehler Lion.
On Nov. 13, 1971 in the St. Boniface Church, he married Alice R. Collins, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1967. He was a retired employee of SGL Carbon Company, retiring in 2009 after 42 1/2 years of service.
James F. Lenze, 62, of 122 Reserve Rd., St. Marys, died at his residence Wednesday evening, Jan. 2, 2013, after a brief illness.
He was born July 15, 1950 in St. Marys, son of the late Albert J. and Mary Martha Bauer Lenze Jr.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1969. He was an employee of the Keystone Carbon Company for 43 years.
Michael V. Ehrensberger, 38, of Pittsburgh, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport.
Born on March 2, 1974 in St. Marys, he was the son of Jan Ehrensberger and Kathleen D. Visneski.
He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School and Gannon University in Erie. He was the manager of three Crazy Mocha coffee houses in Pittsburgh. He enjoyed art, running and had an infectious laugh.
The St. Marys Community Pool is a favorite spot of many area residents during the hot summer months as they flock to the facility to spend long afternoons swimming or working on their tans.
Various types of pet treats outsourced to foreign countries have garnered national attention recently following the complaints of thousands of pet owners across the U.S. and Canada who have reported their dogs have been made ill, or even died, after consuming the treats.
The Penn State Cooperative Extension in Elk County recently received a $6,000 grant from Women Who Care, an Elk County Community Foundation project.
For Lynnette Hallberg, writing romantic novels is more than a labor of love.