September 14th, 2012
MT. ZION - â€śIf war should erupt, we will be able to wipe up all of the blood spilled with a single handkerchief,â€™â€ť said J.D. Petruzzi, Civil War historian and author from Brockway, in his address to the audience at the Bucktail monument dedication held at Mt. Zion Historical Park.
As part of the long-term East Branch Dam Safety Initiative project, lake personnel continue to work closely with staff from the Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in overseeing the construction of a new cutoff wall inside the dam.
The $280 million project is in response to a safety issue related to potential internal erosion discovered in 2008, similar to a seepage issue encountered in 1957 which required the lowering of the lake for repairs. The multifaceted project has a completion date of 2017.
Mavis B. Schott, 95, of West Long Avenue, DuBois, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at the DuBois Nursing Home.
Born on Nov. 16, 1916 in Birmingham, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Commodore and Mamie (Smithers) Byrd.
She was married to Alvin Schott. He preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1958.
During World War II, she worked at Sylvania in Emporium. She had also worked as a clerk at various stores in Johnsonburg.
Ralph "Sonny" Meloni, 79, of 278 Elm St., Weedville, died at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys on the morning of Thursday, Sept.13, 2012.
He was born Sept. 17, 1932 in Force, a son of the late Mario L. and Ruby Taylor Meloni.
On Sept. 8, 1956 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Force, he married Neomi D. Walters Meloni, who survives.
The St. Marys Area Dutch soccer team pulled off a hard-fought 1-0 win against Elk County Catholic on Thursday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field.
The Dutch victory came almost a week after the two teams met for the first time this season in the opening round of the Elk County Boys' Soccer Tournament. Elk Catholic won that contest 2-0 and went on to win the tournament, while St. Marys finished in last place. Since that tournament though, the two teams' fortunes have changed. St. Marys has now won both of their games since then and continues to improve with each contest.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team raised their dual match record to 4-0 on the season with a 3-0 win over the Brockway Lady Rovers on Thursday night at the ECCHS gymnasium.
Elk Catholic won the first set 25-13, took the second set 25-7, and finished off with a 25-15 win in the third set.
The Ridgway Lady Elker volleyball team handed the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch a 3-0 setback last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Lady Elkers won the first set by a 28-26 score. They took the second set 25-15 and won the third set 25-13 to win the match.
Travis J.Â Young,Â 38, of Clearfield, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at his residence.
Born on March 7, 1974 in Clearfield, he was the son of Thomas L. and Judith A. (Mohr) Young of Clearfield, who survive.
Travis attended Clearfield High School.Â He enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting coins and movies. He was Baptist by faith.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Beth O'Shell of Syracuse, N.Y.; two nephews, Wallace Kowalski of Seguinn, Texas, and Sean O'Shell of Syracuse, N.Y.; and a niece, Shannon O'Shell of Syracuse, N.Y.
MECKLENBURG CO., N.C. - Following his apprehension in Matthews, N.C. on Wednesday, Richard A. Danz, 47, of St. Marys, wanted by authorities in connection with felony charges alleging he defrauded Elk County businesses and private investors, was charged as a fugitive and released Thursday on $30,000 bond in a Mecklenburg County, N.C. district court.
Following the completion of a watershed restoration project six years in the making, the Elk County Freshwater Association recently held a presentation at the St. Marys Moose to provide area residents with a detailed account of their endeavors to reduce the impact of acid rain on Big Mill Creek and announce the next project they plan to tackle.