November 7th, 2012
The Fox Township Supervisors approved the purchase of a new 2013 Peterbilt plow truck during their Wednesday evening meeting.
Edward H. Wilhelm, 87, of 1169 Windfall Road, St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital in Erie following a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 19, 1926 in St. Marys, a son of the late Edward J. and Anna Breindel Wilhelm.
On Sept. 8, 1951 in Force, he married the late Frances "Babe" Canton Wilhelm, who preceded him in death on March 27, 2011.
Frederick J. Moore, 76, of 108 Madison Ave., Ridgway, died, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.
He was born April 4, 1936, in Emporium, the son of the late Jay P. and Lula N. Chandler Moore. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Louise Shadd Moore.
Mr. Moore had been a Ridgway resident for 35 years and served in the U.S. Air Force in both the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War.
Mr. Moore had been employed at Country Fair, Erich Trucking, Pinecrest Manor, and Industrial Steel and Pipe. He enjoyed reading, fishing, and talking with his many friends.
Jeanne B. Lockwood, 61, of Horatio St. Ext., Punxsutawney, died on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at the Punxsutawney Hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was born Feb. 12, 1951 in Ridgway, a daughter of the late Dillas and Kathryn Coffman Lockwood.
Jeanne was a graduate of Ridgway High School, Class of 1969.Â
She was a former employee of St. Marys Carbon Company.
In a show of true bipartisanship, this Obama/Romney sign encourages students to vote during a mock election held Tuesday at Fox Township Elementary School. In a close race against former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, the president was elected to another four-year term. Photo by Amy Cherry.
Democrat Rob McCord, 53, of Bryn Mawr elected to a second four-year term as Pennsylvania state treasurer. He defeated Republican Diana Irey Vaughan, a county commissioner from western Pennsylvania,
Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, 52, of Scranton, was re-elected for a second term, defeating Republican Tom Smith. Casey's victory also cements a seat that Democrats had counted on in the struggle for control of the U.S. Senate.
David Thomas Mosier, 46, of Stormstown and formerly of Kersey and Coeur dâ€™Alene, Idaho, died unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.
Born April 9, 1966, in Kersey, he was the son of William L. and Elizabeth A. McMackin Mosier. He married Laura Hargrove on Aug. 18, 1990 in State College, and she survives.
Business was brisk at the UE Local 502 union hall along SR 120 in St. Marys Tuesday afternoon as many voters were stopping by after work, including Kristen, shown above. However, a poll worker inside said turnout was not as high as expected and estimated that maybe a little more than half of that precinct's registered voters would come out to cast their ballot. Photo by Victoria Stanish.
It's been a sunny, yet cool, day in Elk County and the hope is that the nice weather will encourage more voters to travel to the polls for today's general election. The county only had a 20.52 percent voter turnout in the primary election in April, with 4,141 out of 20,179 registered voters casting ballots. While there are 10,714 registered Democrats in the county compared to 7,436 registered Republicans, in the April election only 19.40 percent of Democrats voted compared to 27.73 percent of Republicans.