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April 8th, 2012

Pip to vie for votes on 'The Voice' tonight

April 8, 2012

Pip, the 19-year-old son of St. Marys native Jim Arnold, is set to once again appear on NBC's "The Voice" tonight, this time in a live show that will require people to vote to prevent him from being eliminated.

Audrey E. Dwyer

April 8, 2012

Audrey E. Dwyer, age 90, of Penn Street, Johnsonburg, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
She was born July 24, 1921 in Kane, daughter of the late Edward and Frances (Wold) Kranking. She married Daniel A. Dwyer on June 27, 1953; he preceded her in death Oct. 2, 1994.
A 1939 graduate of Johnsonburg High School, she worked at Indiantown Gap military base during WWII and also worked many years with the Ubel Fashion Shop, Furniture Store and Funeral Home.

April 6th

Courts tout success of online payment method for fines and fees

April 6, 2012

An online method of paying court fees using credit and debit cards is being called a success by court administrators who credit it with improving efficiency and contributing to higher collection levels.
According to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC), any traffic tickets, court-ordered fines, costs, and restitution issued anywhere in Pa. can now be paid using the online E-Pay system. The system was expanded from Common Pleas courts to all magisterial courts, phased in between April 2010 and December 2011.

Business is hopping for Bucktail Bunnies

April 6, 2012

A sure sign of spring's arrival is seeing bunnies hopping about, as is the case at Bucktail Bunnies, a local rabbitry owned by Cindy Wingard of St. Marys.
Having been born on a farm, Wingard has raised rabbits since she was a child. Today her hobby has turned into a barn full of 30 rabbits which she breeds annually.
According to Wingard, she started her rabbit-raising hobby again after her two children, Amy and Travis, were grown.

Janice J. Casolo

April 6, 2012

Janice J. Casolo, 76, of 502 Dewey St., Ridgway, died, Wednesday, April 5, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Ridgway, the daughter of Joseph and Kathryn Wilson Papa. She married Joseph M. Casolo, who predeceased her on Jan. 24, 2005.
Mrs. Casolo was a lifelong Ridgway resident. She was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church. She was an active member of the Ridgway Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed reading, quilting, and being with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She retired from Quality Components after 38 years of service.

April 5th

Council backs golf authority loan, turns funds over to RDA

April 5, 2012

A request from the Benzinger Township Golf Authority for St. Marys City Council to approve a loan guarantee for the organization was recently approved.
Benzinger Township Golf Authority Chairman Herb Straub appeared before council at Monday's meeting to answer several questions council members posed to the authority. Also in attendance at the meeting from the authority were members Bill Bauer, Steve Bagley and John Dippold.

PSSA exams topic at SMASD workshop

April 5, 2012

With administration of the PSSAs at the halfway point in the St. Marys Area School District, district Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Joe Collins discussed the academic atmosphere surrounding the first half of the examination process.
"The kids are working hard; from what I've heard from administrators, spirits are up, the kids are confident," Collins said.

Alvin L. Hoffman

April 5, 2012

Alvin L. Hoffman, 79, of 628 S. Michael St., St. Marys, died Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Pinecrest Manor following an illness of the past several months.
He was born Aug. 3, 1932, in St. Marys, son of the late Anthony and Marie Sporner Hoffman.
On July 20, 1957, in Brookville, he married Anna M. Allegretto, who survives.
Mr. Hoffman was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He was a retired employee of Carbone of America, retiring in 1995.

Louise A. Glatt

April 5, 2012

Louise A. Glatt, 91, of 108 Irishtown Rd., Fox Manor, Kersey, died Thursday March 5, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following an illness of the past several months.
She was born Feb. 19, 1921 in Benezette, daughter of the late Raymond and Kathleen Von Reibnitz Sexton.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Benezette schools. She was part owner of the former Glatt's Inn in Kersey and had worked at Sylvania in Emporium for many years.
On Jan. 12, 1952 in Kersey, she married Robert E. Glatt, who preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1998.

Frank W. Garner

April 5, 2012

Frank W. Garner, 90, of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 544 Kerner Ave., St. Marys, died on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 20, 1922 in St. Marys, a son of the late Karl and Verna Zeigler Garner.
On Dec. 5, 1949 in St. Mary's Church, he married the late Bertha Herzing Garner, who preceded him in death in 1989.
Mr. Garner was a lifelong resident of the area and was a member of the St. Mary's Church. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was the recipient of a Purple Heart after being wounded in Germany in 1944. 

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