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September 2nd, 2014

Wayne C. Brechtel

September 3, 2014

Wayne C. Brechtel, 65, of 159 Terra Cotta, Johnsonburg, died Aug. 31, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born March 14, 1949 in Ridgway, son of Eugene R. "Gene" and Catherine J. Rezmerski Brechtel.
He resided in Johnsonburg for the past 14 years and formerly resided in Cocoa Beach, Fla., Frostburg, Md. He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, class of 1967. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Central Hose Co., and served in the Pa. National Guard. He had played AAA baseball in the Houston Astros Farm System. He loved to play cards.

Prank calls at SMAHS illicit heavy response

September 2, 2014

After a massive response by emergency personnel followed by a thorough investigation, law enforcement officials have determined unconfirmed reports of gunshots fired at St. Marys Area High School on Tuesday afternoon were a hoax as a result of prank phone calls.
No one is in custody as the investigation is ongoing.
Upon arriving on scene police conducted an immediate search of school buildings and property, set up a perimeter as units arrived and staged for ambulances and fire department.

One in bath salts ring pleads guilty

September 2, 2014

RIDGWAY – Tammy Jean Zawatski, 38, of Ridgway pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges resulting from the July 17 drug sting involving multiple law enforcement agencies that yielded almost $60,000 in cash and approximately 80 grams of bath salts.
Zawatski appeared before Judge Paul H. Millin (filling in for Judge Masson) and pleaded guilty to felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver controlled substances, dealings in proceeds of unlawful activities and corrupt organizations.

September 1st

Plans for hotel moving along

September 1, 2014

Plans for the new downtown St. Marys hotel are moving forward with plans to start construction the week of September 8, according to local project developer Todd "Booka" Hanes of Creekside Hospitality.
The Cobblestone Hotel and Suites is a three-story hotel consisting of 64 rooms and will be situated on the corner of Fourth and Depot streets.
Recently Creekside Hospitality LLC was approved for a dimensional variance by the St. Marys Zoning Hearing Board.

Alice A. "Allie" Wortman

September 1, 2014

Alice A. "Allie" Wortman, 95, of Silver Creek Terrace and formerly of 523 S. St. Marys St., St. Marys, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at Silver Creek Terrace.
She was born Oct. 17, 1918 in St. Marys, daughter of the late George and Josephine Zwack Wortman.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, class of 1936.

Josephine Z. “Yuzie” Visneski

September 1, 2014

Josephine Z. “Yuzie” Visneski, 84, of Scattertown, died Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born on July 7, 1930 in DuBois, daughter of the late Anthony and Veronica (Lutkavich) Zukauskus.
She married Edward C. Visneski, Sr. on March 1, 1949. He preceded her in death on May 26, 1997.
She was born and raised in DuBois and has been a Bennetts Valley resident since 1949.
Mrs. Visneski worked at Sylvania for 42 years. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and enjoyed her time with her family.

August 29th

Gerg gets first win as Crusaders shut out Falcons

August 30, 2014

 Despite the best efforts of the Crusader football team, there was one objective they were unable to accomplish on Friday night: successfully dumping a bucket of ice on head coach Tony Gerg in celebration of his first coaching victory. Everything else seemed to go the team's way though as they romped to a 32-0 shutout over the Coudersport Falcons in a contest played under the lights at C.A.R.P. Park in Coudersport.

Dutchmen open season with 19-14 victory over Bradford

August 30, 2014

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen opened their 2014 season Friday night with a 19-14 victory over the Bradford Owls in a non-league game played at Parkway Field in Bradford.

Evidence hearing in 6-fatality case

August 29, 2014

SMETHPORT – A court hearing was held Friday on defense motions to suppress certain evidence in the criminal case linked with a horrific 6-fatality traffic accident a year ago.
Kathy Douglas of Kane faces 35 charges for allegedly abusing prescription medicine (Clonazepam) when she drove one of two vehicles involved in the near head-on collision on Route 219 just north of Lantz Corners in Hamlin Township.
The accident killed six—including her 12-year-old daughter, Olivia, her 6-year-old nephew, Jarrett Costanzo of Kane and four members of a St. Marys family.

LIFT to launch program at local libraries

August 29, 2014

Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) will launch its 'Within Your Reach' program at the St. Marys Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m.
The program will feature demonstrations as well as a permanent display of assistive technology for people with disabilities.
Charlie Williamson, assistive technology coordinator for LIFT, said that in rural areas access to new equipment can be costly due to lack of funding or lack of awareness.

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