March 21st, 2011
Contrary to a number of rumors City Manager Dave Greene indicated are making their way around town, work is still underway on the Depot Street parking garage and the project deadline has not been extended from its original completion date of the first week of July.
Greene addressed rumors about the project during city council's meeting on Monday evening.
St. Marys resident Jerry Marshall inquired at the meeting about rumors that work on the project has stopped because the workers were not being paid and had walked off the job.
Bob Yoder addressed members of city council on Monday evening on behalf of St. Marys Hospitality to bring them up to speed on issues surrounding the downtown hotel project.
Todd Hanes, owner of the former location of The Station Inn, located along Depot Street, had addressed council earlier this month and asked for their assistance on moving the project forward. At that meeting, council members had indicated that they planned to request that Yoder attend a meeting to explain why he had not closed on any of the properties.
RIDGWAY â€“ State Police at Ridgway said Monday that the cause of Saturday morning's fire that gutted a 3-story building along the 200 block of downtown Ridgway was accidental.
Representatives from Johnson Controls recently presented an update to the St. Marys Area School District School Board of Directors of the nearly $4 million renovation project taking place within the district.
Gary Sipe, onsite manager of facility improvements for Johnson Controls, explained the details, emphasizing that all projects were geared at making the numerous school buildings energy-efficient.
Jerome P. â€śJerryâ€ť Joyce, 61, formerly of Emporium, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Snyder Memorial Health Care Center, Marienville, following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 18, 1949 in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph and Margaret Heher Joyce.
On May 19, 2000 in DuBois, he married Karen Pavelko Fritz, who survives.
Loretta Jean "Buffy" Schaberl, 38, of 577 Kerner Ave., St. Marys, died Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Erie after a lengthy illness.
She was born May 29, 1972, in Warren, daughter of Mary Nero Anderson of St. Marys.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. She was a member of the St. Mary's Church and she enjoyed being outside with her family.
Walter G. Schatz, 83, of 1427 Rosely Rd., St. Marys, died Monday morning, March 21, 2011, at his residence after a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 20, 1927, in St. Marys, son of the late Fred and Eleanor Young Schatz.
On July 10, 1954, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Theresa K. Kestler, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys parochial schools. He was a member of the St. Mary's Church; a veteran of the Army, having served in the Korean War; was a member of the American Legion; and enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing golf and carpentry.
RIDGWAY - A fire destroyed a 3-story building at 205 Main St. in Ridgway early Saturday morning.
WEEDVILLE â€“Â The Jay Township Supervisors recently opened, reviewed, and approved bids for the purchase of dust oil and for the dumpster that is typically located at the township building during the summer months.
Three dust oil bids were received from the following companies: HRI, Inc. at a cost of $2.21 a gallon, Vollmer Tar and Chip Inc. at a cost of $2.34 a gallon, and Jefferson Paving Corp. at a cost of $2.22 a gallon. Supervisors approved awarding the bid to HRI Inc., noting that the company has received the bid for a number of years now.
RIDGWAY â€“Â Oak Norton, a former intelligence officer for the U.S. Army and Air Force, discussed the importance of emergency preparation Saturday morning to kick off the Third Annual Preparedness Fair at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Ridgway.
"It's wonderful to see that people are here [Saturday] because that proves [they're] not clueless as to what can take place," Norton said. "In Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, we only had an opportunity to do the job once and it had to be done correctly, otherwise lives would be lost and a lot of suffering would take place.