May 17th, 2013
Mary S. Butera, 87, of 326 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, died, Friday, May 17, 2013, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born in Platania, Italy, the daughter of Luigi and Pasqualina Butera, and sister of Frank M. Butera, who preceded her in death.
She was a resident of Ridgway and Erie, and a member of the St. Lukeâ€™s Catholic Church in Erie, and St. Leoâ€™s Church in Ridgway.
ST. MARYS â€“ Local police are looking for the person, or persons, responsible for a pair of explosive devices found within days, and miles, of each other in Elk County this week.
On Thursday night, police were called to Aviation Way in St. Marys at around 7 p.m. for reports of a pipe bomb found in a wooded area.
RIDGWAY â€“ Wounded veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, amputees and others bearing invisible scars, were in Ridgway Friday for a long-range shooting event, part of a larger initiative intended to aide them in their transitions back into civilian life.
ST. MARYS - A grassy knoll in the shadow of St. Mary's Church now bears 93 white, wooden crosses placed there Friday by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail as part of an annual tradition honoring St. Marys natives fallen in military service.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch track and field team earned a trio of titles at the District 9 Class AAA Track and Field Championship Meet at the Brookville Area High School on Thursday afternoon. Recording the wins for St. Marys Area were the 4x800 meter relay team of Alec Foster, Austin Frey, Clancy Wiesner, and Dalton Gennocro; the 4x400 meter relay team of Alec Foster, Josh Burns, Mitchell O'Vell, and Dalton Gennocro; and Josh Burns in the 110 meter hurdles.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team defeated the Bradford Lady Owls by a 12-0 score in five innings Thursday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Pennsylvania Lottery announced yesterday that a $2 million winning ticket in Wednesday's Powerball drawing was purchased at the Sheetz in St. Marys.
The St. Marys Independence Day Celebration has a new home this year at the St. Marys Municipal Airport. The change is a result of the closing of the St. Marys Golf Club, a venue which has hosted the event for over the past 10 years. The celebration, sponsored each year by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, is set for Wednesday, July 3.
With plans to drill near a Jay Township watershed on hold, EQT announced at Thursday's meeting of the township Board of Supervisors that they will begin hydraulic fracturing of four wells, at another location in the township, by month's end.
ERIE â€“ A federal court has ordered that a St. Marys woman's prison salary of between 12 cents and 40 cents an hour be used to pay over $1.5 million dollars in restitution to her victims.
On Friday, May 10, Sandra Ann Prechtel, 51, of St. Marys, was sentenced to 51 months in a federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of mail fraud and tax evasion.