November 6th, 2011
As of Jan. 1, 2012, legislation signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett requiring unemployment compensation (UC) claimants to register with CareerLink to verify they are actively searching for work via the PA CareerLink system in order to continue receiving benefits will take effect. With the law's enactment, Pennsylvania will be the last state in the nation to adopt the work search stipulation.
ST. MARYS - Due to popular demand from area residents, Elk Regional Health Systemâs âKeepsake Programâ is offering angel Christmas tree ornaments for purchase by area residents.
Through the program, several ornaments at different price points are offered for purchase in memory of a loved one. The ornaments are displayed on trees in the lobbies of Elk Regional Health Center (ERHC) and Pinecrest Manor and may be taken home afterward.
Edna M. "Snooky" Auman, 88, of 352 Church St., died Friday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 1, 1923 in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Herbert and Mary Wolfel Dippold. On May 16, 1945, in Pawling, N.Y., she married James O. Auman, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1941. She had worked at Sylvania for five years and, along with her husband, owned Auman's Grocery Store from 1945 until retirement in 2009.
George J. Samick 70, of 717 Evergreen Rd., St. Marys, died on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie following a brief illness.
He was born May 16, 1941 in St. Marys, a son of the late George and Bertha Prechtl Samick.
On April 4, 1972, he married Sandra Copella Samick, who survives.
Mr. Samick was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from Central High School, Class of 1959.Â He retired from Morgan AM&T after more than 47 years of service and was a member of Queen of the World Church.
Sharon L. Goetz, 47, of 148 Lynch Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on April 20, 1964 in St. Marys, the daughter of Jerome and Mary Ann Meyer Wendel of St. Marys, who survive.
On April 22, 2011 in Williamsport, she married Robert Rudolph, who survives, and who was not only her husband, but also her caregiver.
CLARION - The Clarion Area Lady Bobcat volleyball team eliminated the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders from the District 9-A volleyball tournament Thursday night in a match played at the Clarion Area High School.
Clarion won the first set 25-21, took the second set 25-13 and the third set 25-19.
âWe played well at times in the first and third sets,â said ECCHS coach Diane Gies. âWeâre an inexperienced team playing well at this time of the year against a ranked opponent.
In an effort to prevent further thefts of road signs, Fox Township chose to install surveillance cameras at various intersections throughout the township.
The tactic has worked, as five people are currently awaiting their preliminary hearings, all of whom were caught stealing signs on July 15, 2011. The group includes a mixture of three adults and two juveniles.
"From January 1, 2011 to July 1, 2011, we had just under $2,200 worth of signs stolen," said Fox Twp. Supervisor and Public Works Director Randy Gradizzi.
A grassroots movement is taking place in Elk County and beyond. No, the campaign has nothing to do with occupying Wall Street, but rather aims to "bring the cow home." The cow being referred to is a 15-foot tall, fiberglass cow that stood for many years in front of the Ayrshire Dairy on the Old Kersey Road in Kersey. The cow, now in Reedsville, Pa., became a local landmark and roadside attraction. It was commonly used as a photo op for families and tourists who posed for pictures with it when visiting the dairy.
Elizabeth (Betty) Schwarzbach, 68, of Columbus, Ohio, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.
She was born September 2, 1943, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Walter and Mary "Mookie" Mahaney.
She married Franz Schwarzbach in June 1963 in St. Boniface Church in Kersey. He survives.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Franz and Thomas of Ohio; a daughter, Maria See and a granddaughter, Shyanne See, also of Ohio; two sisters, Jane Rigard of Kersey and Patti Eckl of Daguscahonda; and one brother, Tom Mahaney of St. Marys.
Richard L. âDickâ Clevenger Sr., of James City, died Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Kane Community Hospital after a brief illness.
Born August 17, 1938, in Fisher, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Dorothy Rhodes Clevenger.
Mr. Clevenger served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1960. Later in life, he joined the Army National Guard and served with the Kane Unit for 20 years. During that time they were deployed for service in support of Operation Desert Storm in Iraq.