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July 15th, 2011

Theresa A. Gerber

July 16, 2011

Theresa A. Gerber, 83, of 315 Mill Street, Daguscahonda, died Friday, June 15, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
She was born May 18, 1928, in Daguscahonda, daughter of the late Frank and Ellen Ribeck Supon. On September 4, 1948, in the St. Benedict's Church in Daguscahonda, she married Robert J. Gerber, who preceded her in death on July 28, 1986.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Ridgway High School. She was a former employee of Quality Components and the Sears store in St. Marys.

Kittens highlight problem of animal abandonment

July 16, 2011

Animal abandonment, particularly of cats, is a recurring problem in the area, with many being left near farms or in other remote areas.
Mary Meyer, 14, of St. Marys, recently came face-to-face with this problem while walking with her mother, Donna, and dog, Malu, near her home in the Benzinger Road area on the evening of June 19.

July 14th

Movie marks final chapter in Harry Potter legacy

July 14, 2011

For Harry Potter fans, "it all ends" with Thursday's midnight release of the final film in the wizarding series, which has swept the world by storm. The newest of the movies, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," is the second in a two-part series, the first released in November 2010.
"Everyone is really excited about it. The fans are also kind of melancholy, as a 10-year journey with the series all ends with this movie," said Darlene Lynch, co-owner of the Apollo Theatre in St. Marys.

Case of dilapidated Highland camp goes to trial

July 14, 2011

JAMES CITY – A summary trial on a charge of violating the construction code by a Highland Township campowner is scheduled Monday before District Judge Tony King in Johnsonburg.
The Highland Township Board of Supervisors discussed the upcoming legal action during its regular monthly meeting Wednesday.
Russ Braun, the Highland Township building code administrator, last year reported that the "abandoned" camp is "unsafe" and is a "clear and present fire danger."

Jacob named Democratic district justice candidate

July 14, 2011

St. Marys resident and attorney Mark Jacob has been named as the Democratic nominee on the ballot for Magisterial District Justice 59-3-03 in the Nov. 8 general election.
Jacob was nominated by the Elk County Democratic Party's executive committee this week following the withdrawal of Democratic primary ballot winner Stephen P. Skrzypek of Kersey. Skrzypek took the top spot on the May 17 ballot. He withdrew his candidacy on July 5.
Both candidates cross-filed on the ballots, with Jacob winning the Republican nomination. He finished second on the Democratic ballot behind Skrzypek.

July 13th

Emergency drill at pool goes well

July 13, 2011

The annual mock emergency drill at the St. Marys Community Pool that took place Wednesday afternoon went well, according to pool manager Gregory L. Snelick.
Each year, Snelick and members of the St. Marys Area Ambulance Service coordinate a mock 911 call and drill to better prepare pool lifeguards in the execution of emergency procedures.
Snelick said pools and surrounding areas can be dangerous in any location, even under close supervision, and it only takes a second for someone to be in trouble.
"The purpose of the drill is to look for areas that need to be improved," Snelick said.

Lillian Maculata Finno

July 13, 2011

Lillian Maculata Finno, 87, of 1647 Silver Creek Rd., Johnsonburg, died on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 8, 1924, the daughter of the late Carmen and Immaculata DiNophrio Finno.
She resided in Johnsonburg her entire life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1941.
She was a member of the Holy Rosary Church. Her hobbies were cooking and baking and she enjoyed sharing with all her friends. She loved people and animals. She devoted much of her free time to volunteering in causes she thought would be beneficial to society.

Gilbert A. Sorg

July 13, 2011

Gilbert A. Sorg, 97, of 160 Wehler Road, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center following a short illness.
He was born January 3, 1914 in St. Marys, a son of the late Michael and Mary Dendorfer Sorg.
On March 2, 1942 in Sacred Heart Church, he married the late Mary Bon Sorg, who preceded him in death on January 15, 1994.

July 12th

Elk Haven receives good marks on state survey

July 12, 2011

A recent inspection by state officials found Elk Haven Nursing Home below the state industry average in the number of deficiencies found, a positive result following the completion of an annual weeklong standards survey conducted at the facility in late May.

Marcellus water agreement put on hold

July 12, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg Municipal Authority member Ed Gapinski updated borough council members Monday on the status of the water sales agreement with the Hunt Marcellus Operating Company.
The agreement for the municipal authority to sell the Hunt Marcellus Operating Company up to 157,000 gallons of water per day was put on hold last month by the state Department of Environmental Protection [DEP].
"We are in trouble with DEP," Gapinski said. "We have outstanding VOCs [Violations of Compliance]. We have a control panel that should be installed at Silver Creek right now."

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