July 9th, 2012
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg Borough Chief of Police Bryan Parana commented on the recent investigation of a clandestine laboratory and arrest during Monday afternoon's borough council meeting.
Justin Greene, 26, of 137 Terra Cotta Rd., was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine and operating a methamphetamine laboratory. The arrest stems from an investigation on June 18 where police responded to the residence for unusual items found at that residence. According to reports, upon further investigation ruminates of a clandestine lab were discovered.
Marjorie Elaine Rhines Zimmerman, 86, formerly of 67 Luray Drive, Ridgway, died on Saturday, July 7, 2012.
She was born in Hallton, June 6, 1926, the daughter of Jay R. Rhines and Mary Lapham Rhines Hutchins. She married Robert LaRue Zimmerman on Sept. 11, 1948, in Ridgway. He predeceased her March 25, 2005.
She enjoyed reading, especially her Bible, music and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by two sons, Robert LaRue Zimmerman II of Brockway and Kirk Alan Jay Zimmerman of St. Marys; and by a grandson, Matthew Kirk Zimmerman of St. Marys.
In addition to books, patrons of the St. Marys Public Library have a wealth of resources from which to choose whenever they visit.
The library has many other appealing items that may be checked out free of charge. These items include DVDs, audio books, music CDs, and magazines, and educational kits in the children's department.Â
St. Marys Public Library Director Scarlette Corbin said the facility recently began offering eBook and audio book downloads as well.
A beautification project to take place in downtown St. Marys was announced at a recent meeting of St. Marys City Council, with council members voting to approve a request to apply for an $8,600 grant through the Elk County Community Foundation to fund the project.
The city will apply for the grant on behalf of the newly formed St. Marys Heritage Preservation Group, which will be leading the project.
James Patrick Leslie, 50, of Ridgway, died after a courageous fight on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at UPMC Pittsburgh.
He was born Oct. 26, 1961 in Greenville, son of the late John C. Leslie and Patricia J. Benton.
John W. "Jack" Hrusth, 65, of 652 Byrnedale Rd., Weedville, died Friday evening, July 6, 2012 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 17, 1947 in St. Marys, son of the late John D. and Mary Jane Lipsey Hrusth.
On Sept. 8, 1984 in the Virgin Islands, he married Dianne M. Wonderly, who survives.
He was a lifelong reside of the area and was a graduate of the St. Marys Area High School. He was formerly employed by the Metal Product Co. as a tool and die maker.
FOX TWP. â€“ The St. Marys Little League Baseball Junior League all-star squad took a 17-7, five-inning victory over Fox Township on Sunday afternoon in a contest played at Haller Field in Fox Township.
Ross Brennen started on the mound for St. Marys, working one and one-third innings and giving up two hits, walking three, and striking out four. Joe Nasoni took over for one and two-thirds of an inning, giving up four hits, walking two, and striking out three. Nate DaCanal worked the final two innings, giving up one hit, walking one, and striking out one.
George "Butch" Hansen Sr., 62, of Shawmut Road, Brockport, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 23, 1950, in Sharon, Conn., son of the late Fredrick and Dorothy Amelia Ostrander Hansen. On Dec. 18, 1976, he married Patricia Judge, who survives.
The St. Marys Little League Baseball 10/11 all-star squad rallied for a 15-14 victory over the Punxsutawney stars on an extremely warm Saturday afternoon at Memorial Park.
Going into the bottom of the sixth, St. Marys trailed 14-9. They were able to score six times in the home half of the sixth inning to pull out the victory.
The St. Marys Little League Softball Senior League all-stars were handed their first loss of the season in the District 10 senior league championship game against Bradford on Saturday afternoon at Benzinger Park. After an hour and a half rain delay, Bradford put in a strong performance, shutting out St. Marys 10-0 in six innings, to force a second game today to decide the District championship.
Kelsey Fritz went the distance on the mound for St. Marys, giving up six hits, walking three, and striking out seven.