January 21st, 2011
Students who will be attending college for the first time this year will benefit from a free upcoming event that offers the use of computers and professional expertise to help them complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). On Wednesday, Feb. 2, the Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties (CEC) will hold application completion sessions in the computer lab at its downtown St. Marys location.
During their Thursday evening meeting the Jay Township Supervisors briefly discussed a variety of township business.
One of the items of old business on the supervisorsâ€™ meeting agenda was their Junk Yard Ordinance, which has been in the works for some time. Supervisor Jeremy Rippey explained that he had spoken to township solicitor Tom Coppolo earlier in the week and he had indicated that he was nearly finished reviewing the document and the supervisors could have it back as early as next week.
Oral arguments are scheduled Thursday in the appeal of a federal preliminary injunction against a U.S. Forest Service moratorium on the drilling of oil and gas wells in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF).
A panel of three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit will hear the arguments at the Collins J. Seitz Courtroom in the federal courthouse in Philadelphia. Judges expected to serve on the panel include Julio Fuentes, Michael Chagares and Jane Roth.
Mary Mulhern Trambley Schreiber, 84, died at The Washington Home in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21, 2011 after years of declining health.
Susan M. Pleskovic, 54, of Brownstown, died Jan. 20, 2011 at Windber Hospice.
She was born Feb. 17, 1956, in Johnstown, the daughter of William and Maeline (Kysel) Pleskovic Sr.
Susan was the former owner of Consolidated News.
She is survived by her mother; her brothers and sisters, Francis, married to (Kathleen) Hecker, Johnstown, Barbara, married to Mark Walczak, Reading, Mark, married to Anna, Johnstown, Kathryn, married to Robert Petrosky, Johnstown, Christopher, married to Lydia Trio, Johnstown, William, Johnstown, and Michael, Johnstown; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Pamela Ann Locke, 50, of Francis Place, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at her home in New Castle.
She was born Aug. 7, 1960 in St. Marys, a daughter of Joan (Caskey) Gnan and the late Harold Gnan.
She married Kenneth L. Locke Sr. on Nov. 17, 1997. He survives in New Castle.
Mrs. Locke was a front-end coordinator at the Butler Avenue Giant Eagle for 19 years. She enjoyed cooking, baking, the outdoors, and four-wheeling. She also loved people and will be sadly missed by her dog, Bella Mia.
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Area High School Swim and Dive Team split their home meet last night with the Bradford Owls. The Dutch won their portion 99â€“80, while the girls dropped their record to 2-1 with a 113-70 loss. The win brings the Dutchmenâ€™s record to 3-0.
Leading the way for the Dutchmen was Corey Koss, who won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke. Koss also was on the victorious 400-yard freestyle relay, along with teammates Alex Renwick, Ryan Struble and Jeffrey Moore.
Dutchman Justin Quiggle hit a buzzer beater last night at DuBois Central Catholic High School to give the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a 53-52 victory over the DCC Cardinals.
â€śIt came right down to the end. DuBois Central took the lead with five seconds left. We called a time out and got the ball to Justin Quiggle, who hit the shot with no time left to give us the win. We got a great ball screen from Ryan Mancuso,â€ť said Dutch coach Mark Guido. â€śIt worked just the way we drew it up.â€ť
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad defeated the Altoona Lions by a 126.0250 to 121.0 score Wednesday in a meet held at the St. Marys Area Middle School.
â€śThe team did extremely well. I was very pleased with everyoneâ€™s performances on all of the events,â€ť said St. Marys coach Irene McCandless.
â€śThe team is definitely moving in the right direction. I am hoping we can keep the momentum up and continue to be a competitive team,â€ť she added.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team used a big third quarter to defeat the Curwensville Lady Tide by a 53-34 score Wednesday night in a game played at the ECCHS gym.
The first 16 minutes of play saw the Lady Crusaders take a 21-14 lead at the half. In the third period of play, Elk Catholic outscored the Lady Tide by a 20-6 margin to open a 41-20 lead with eight minutes remaining. Curwensville outscored the Lady Crusaders by a 14-12 score in the fourth quarter, making the final score 53-34 in favor of the Lady Crusaders.