May 4th, 2012
Mothers with The Elk County Homeschoolers said that while homeschooling has traditionally drawn criticism for a perceived lack of oversight and regulation, Pennsylvania's Home Education Law establishes strict requirements that homeschoolers must follow.
The mothers explained that while there is a great deal of freedom afforded homeschoolers in teaching and enriching their children, the guidelines for doing so as spelled out in Pennsylvania's Home Education Law, Act 169 of 1988, are stringent.
Jack R. Crawford, 91, of Penfield, died Thursday, May 3, 2012.
He was born Sept. 19, 1920, in Penfield, son of the late Albert and Effie Colwell Crawford. In October 1953, he married Charlene Irvin, who preceded him death on Sept. 13, 1970.
Jack was a lifelong Penfield resident and was Protestant by faith. He was a 1932 graduate of Penfield High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during WW II from June 1942 until Oct. 1945 in the 79th Infantry Recon Division.
Shirley (Ross) Gerg, 84, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 121 Parkway Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 29, 1927 in Hicks Run, daughter of the late Patrick and Mildred Ford Ross.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1946. She served as the cafeteria manager at the Elk County Catholic High School from 1975 to 2001 and had been a co-owner of the Olympic Bar and Restaurant in St. Marys.
EAST DEER â€“ Two wheels fell off a school bus with 25 Elk County children on board along state Route 28 on Thursday morning, but neither they nor the bus driver were injured, state police said.
The driver, Walter Mehalko, 63, of Wilcox, was able to pull the crippled bus over to the side of the road between the Creighton (Exit 13) and Pittsburgh Mills (12A) exits at about 9 a.m.
The bus was one of two from the Johnsonburg Area School District heading to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.
f you are spring cleaning and wondering what to do with the outdated hardback encyclopedia set taking up an entire shelf on your bookcase, or just simply have hardback books you want to get rid of, the Community Recycling Center in St. Marys is now offering the option to recycle them.
ny beer aficionado knows that all beer doesn't taste the same. A lager, a pilsner, an ale-- people want to know what's inside the bottle or glass before they try it. That's a major reason why Straub Brewery is changing its packaging, labels, and marketing strategy and announced the changes late last month.
Straub Brewery, Inc. President and CEO William C. Brock provided some history about the brewery business and how changes in the industry over the years have led to Straub's rebranding effort.
There were multiple area winners this year in the 2012 Champion of the Pennsylvania Wilds Awards.
The initiative recognizes "outstanding efforts in sustainable tourism development in the Pennsylvania Wilds."
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team advanced to the District 9-AA team championship match by defeating the Brockway Rovers 4-1 Wednesday afternoon at the SMAHS courts.
The second-seeded Dutchmen will now take on the top-seeded Elk County Catholic Crusaders next Wednesday at a site and time to be announced.
At first singles, Michael Fox of the Dutch defeated Joey Britton 6-0, 6-1.
At second singles, Dutchman Evan Lepovetsky defeated Fabio Fortunato 6-4, 6-1.
At third singles, Brockwayâ€™s Alec Bouch defeated D.J. Challingsworth 6-4, 6-1.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis squad picked up an 8-1 victory over the Johnsonburg Rams on Wednesday afternoon in matches played at Benzinger and Memorial parks in St. Marys
"[It was] a good win for us today," said ECC coach Nick Caggiano. "We were taking nice shots and working on improving on some areas."
At first singles, Crusader Ben Wortman defeated Mason Martonik 6-1, 6-0. At second singles, Drew Meyer fell to Johnsonburg's J.P. Allegretto 2-6, 3-6. At third singles, Shane Mancuso picked up a 6-1, 6-0 win for ECC over Shane Bickford.
Fox Township adopted an emergency management plan during the regular township supervisors' meeting Wednesday evening.
Fox Twp. Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Skrzypek explained the basic plan falls under the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and does not lock the township into one manner of action.
"The NIMS system allows for leeway for the township to take action as needed or to fit their plan into a larger plan, such as a county or state plan," Skrzypek said.