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Theresa Virginia Nebesnak

December 6, 2011

Theresa Virginia Nebesnak, 82, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born on Oct. 3, 1929 in Lackawanna, N.Y., to the late Samuel Pace and Virginia Flynn. She married Emil S. Nebesnak, who predeceased her on Aug. 30, 2004.

Elk County Commissioners: No county tax increase

December 6, 2011

RIDGWAY - County commissioners on Tuesday released an $11.3 million spending plan that features no new taxes highlighted with a 3-percent wage increase for bargaining and non-bargaining county employees.
"We're very pleased to announce that the 2012 proposed budget will now be on display," said Elk County Commissioner Daniel R. Freeburg. "We're very pleased that there is no tax increase forecast in the numbers.

Job fair serves to open doors for area workers

December 6, 2011

ST. MARYS - At the Elk County Job Fair held Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Activity Center in St. Marys, 22 employers representing the transportation, telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare and service industries were on hand to meet with area job seekers like Adam Robuck of Kersey, who said he has been in the job market since October 2010. Robuck said prior to that, he had been employed with GKN Emporium until the company initiated a reduction in its workforce in 2008.

Policies under microscope at meeting

December 6, 2011

RIDGWAY - Officials discussed the intricacies of two prison policies Tuesday morning during a lengthy meeting of the Elk County Prison Board.
Board members highlighted an existing policy regarding work release and school release inmates, and also discussed a policy regarding the detainment of inmates on civil and criminal bench warrants issued by a Court of Common Pleas judge.

December 5th

Bertha A. Schneider

December 5, 2011

Bertha A. Schneider, 96, of 1004 S. Michael Road, St. Marys, died on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 at her home.
She was born Dec. 13, 1914 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Joseph and Amelia Werneth Wehler. On Aug. 13, 1935 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Raymond Schneider.

Thomas G. Schreiber

December 5, 2011

Thomas G. Schreiber, 69, of 1127 E. Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 at the Christ the King Manor in DuBois as a result of an automobile accident that occurred on Nov. 14, 2011.
He was born Aug. 31, 1942, in St. Marys, son of the late Ambrose and Bertha Brem Schreiber. On July 18, 1970, in the St. Boniface Church in Kersey, he married Connie M. Lorenzini and she survives.

William E. "Butch" Preston

December 5, 2011

William E. "Butch" Preston, 62, of 1078 E. Eschbach Road, St. Marys, died unexpectedly while hunting on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 in Brookville.
He was born March 3, 1949 in DuBois, a son of the late William and Caroline Dixon Preston. On Aug. 22, 1974 in Johnsonburg, he married Patricia Catalano Preston, who survives.

Council approves parking, pension changes

December 5, 2011

On Monday evening, St. Marys City Council approved changes to the parking ordinance which were discussed during a previous workshop.
There will now be 24-hour parking allowed in all public parking lots, whether metered, unmetered, permitted or non-permitted. The Depot Street Parking Garage will be regulated by permit parking and a pay-to-park machine, with rates set by Council.

December 4th

Project Gifts set to brighten holiday season for area youth

December 4, 2011

Santa Claus will be making a special trip to Elk County on Dec. 17. He and Mrs. Claus are set to arrive that morning in a Pennsylvania State Police cruiser and travel to locations in St. Marys, Johnsonburg and Ridgway to hand out toys to area youth through Project Gifts for Elk County.
According to Project Gifts president Bob Roberts, the toy distribution this year will be held at Project Gifts for Elk County on Depot Street in St. Marys, the Johnsonburg Municipal Building, and the Ridgway High School.

Kane soldier died as a hero in World War II

December 4, 2011

KANE - Now the family knows the whole story.
Relatives of Army Cpl. Ralph E. “Dutch” Bradybaugh of Kane knew this soldier was killed in action during the “Battle of the Bulge” in Bastogne, Belgium on Jan. 3, 1945—just four months before Germany surrendered to end World War II.
What they didn’t know until 66 years later is that Bradybaugh died as a hero by saving the life of his best friend and fellow soldier, Alfred M. Percival of Milan, Ohio.
This revelation surfaced last summer when Al Percival Jr. of Berlin Heights, Ohio made contact with Joan Bizzak of Kane. Bradybaugh was her uncle.

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