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July 16th, 2014

Ridgway man jailed on burglary charges

July 16, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – A Ridgway man faces multiple charges in a burglary incident that occurred on July 7 around 8:31 p.m.
Theodore Carlson, 18, of 136 Sherman Ave., Ridgway, was questioned by police when Carlson, William Gnan and three juveniles were observed near Buehler Lumber along 260 W. Main St. in Ridgway. Carlson was asked to empty his pockets and was found to be in possession of a folding type ruler. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Carlson made incriminating statements about being in the Buehler Lumber building and removing the ruler from the building.

James "Jim" Wolff

July 16, 2014

James "Jim" Wolff, 66, died Thursday, July 11, 2014 at his home in Erie.
He was born in St. Marys on Dec. 17, 1947, son of David L. Wolff and Eleanor Miles Wolff.
Jim attended the St. Marys Area Schools but lived in Erie most of his adult life.
He is survived by one brother, Luther Wolff of St. Marys; and three sisters, Anna Mae Wolff Haag of Greenville, Mona Lee Wolff Krolczyk of Ridgway and Christine Wolff Gerber of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and by two brothers, Elmer Wolff and Stephen Wolff.

Leon F. 'Squeaky' Bauer

July 16, 2014

Leon F. 'Squeaky' Bauer, 90, of Frenchville, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at his home.
He was born on April 4, 1924 in St. Marys, a son of the late Norman and Hilda (Pontzer) Bauer.
He served with the U.S. Army in Germany during WWII.
He was employed with Pure Carbon Co. of St. Marys for 30 years, retiring in 1984.
He is survived by his longtime friend and companion, Leona (Beauseigneur) Davis of Frenchville; a sister, Malene Wegemer of Casper, Wyo.; a brother, George Bauer of St. Marys; several nieces and nephews; and his trusted dog, Brady.

July 15th

Reported drilling plans draw ire

July 15, 2014

RIDGWAY – Initial plans by a local drilling company to establish a Marcellus Shale gas well drilling pad in Spring Creek Township have already been met with extreme opposition.
The land in question, located along Spring Creek Road, involves parcels reportedly owned by Shirley Melego and land in the national forest system.

Storytime at Fox Twp. Park debuting on Friday

July 15, 2014

Storytime at Fox Township Park will make its debut in Kersey on Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Families with children from birth to kindergarten may stop by the park anytime between those hours for the free event consisting of games, crafts, live pets and snacks.
The event is sponsored by Parents as Teachers (PAT), a program of Dickinson Center, Inc.
Pre-registration is not required however participants are required to sign in. In addition all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pisani trial on drug charges begins

July 15, 2014

RIDGWAY – A jury trial for Edward J. Pisani, 59, of Johnsonburg, began Tuesday morning at the main courtroom of the Elk County Courthouse.
Pisani is charged with a felony count of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, as well as misdemeanor charges of use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. The charges stem from a search warrant that was executed at Pisani's home on Sept. 6, 2012.

Genevieve E. Anderson

July 15, 2014

Genevieve E. Anderson, 95, of 433 S. Michael St., St. Marys, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at her home.
She was born on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 1918, a daughter of the late August and Christine Menod Ehrensberger.
On May 17, 1941 in Philipsburg, she married Clark J. Anderson who preceded her in death in 2004.
Mrs. Anderson was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School and a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by a son, C. Theodore Anderson of St. Marys, and a daughter, Laurel Anderson of Ohio.

July 14th

Robert G. Wittman

July 15, 2014

Robert G. Wittman, 68, formerly from Dagus Mines, died Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was the son of the late Edwin L. and Alice Stauffer Wittman.
He was a Vietnam veteran serving with the 101st Airborne Division and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
He is survived by three daughters, one son, grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is survived by a sister, Janice (Russ) Roan of Avis; and two brothers, James, St. Louis, Mo., and Mark of Dagus Mines. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Mary Lou.

Downtown property owners learn about facade program

July 14, 2014

The St. Marys Redevelopment Authority (RDA) held an informational meeting on Monday evening where downtown property owners were invited to provide their feedback on a proposed Facade Program. As part of the project they also want to address awnings and signage.
In order to apply for the $50,000 DCED (Department of Community and Economic Development) grant, the RDA is required to obtain input from property owners if they are interested in participating in the project.

Straub Brewery sign

July 14, 2014

Crews on Tuesday were seen working on the Straub Brewery sign at 303 Sorg St. in St. Marys.

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