October 21st, 2013
A new unifying symbol designed to "galvanize greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault" is gaining momentum.
The fourth annual Big Spring 10K walk/run will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Toby ball field, with the funds raised through this year's event benefitting a pair of area residents: Ray Gornati, a recent heart transplant patient from St. Marys, and Tommy Gilmore, a 7-year-old from Ridgway who is battling cancer.
Race organizers Rob Singer and Chuck Beyer explained that the race benefits different individuals each year, and the idea behind the event came about because there are always people who need help.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders suffered a 35-8 defeat on their senior night by the Curwensville Golden Tide on Saturday evening at Dutch Country Stadium.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch closed out their regular season Saturday morning as they hosted the DuBois Area Lady Beavers at the SMAHS soccer field.
DuBois came away with a 6-3 victory.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch soccer team closed out their season Saturday afternoon by hosting the DuBois Area Beavers at the SMAHS soccer field.
DuBois defeated the Dutchmen by a 1-0 score. St. Marys ends their season with a 5-13 record.
Danial J. Ruffner, 33, of Scribner Avenue, DuBois, and formerly of Kersey, died at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 following complications of a long battle with Leukemia.
He was born Jan. 2, 1980 in Lewistown, a son of Donald and Cheryl (Heiberger) Ruffner of Kersey and Casey and Deborah (Werneth) Bowers of DuBois.
Gloria J. Copella, 63, of 332 Brandy Camp Circle, Ridgway, died on Sunday morning, Oct. 20, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born March 15, 1950 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Gerald Jerome and Mary Elizabeth Kline Copella.Â She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Ridgway High School, Class of 1968.Â She was an employee of the St. Marys Carbon Company.
She is survived by her brother, Laverne Copella of Brandy Camp, and her nephew, Gerald Richard Copella of St. Marys.
There will be no visitation.
Margaret L. Shoup, 90, of 759 Johnsonburg Road Apt. 14, St. Marys and formerly of Filmore Road died on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Aug. 22, 1923 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late George and Rose Balaban Mahovlich.
On April 24, 1946 in Sacred Heart Church, she married the late Albert "Bert" Shoup, who preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 1999.
Colorful foliage was the ideal backdrop on a recent fall day in Benezette. Approximately 40 Rocky Mountain elk are shown in a field located adjacent to the Elk Country Visitors Center recently. Shown in the foreground is a young elk nursing from its mother, while another elk rests on the ground in the background as other elk roam the field while feeding. The fall is peak time for elk viewing as this is the rut (mating) season.
Updates to the St. Marys Area School District bullying/cyberbullying policy were approved during a recent school board meeting.
Among the policy highlights cover any incident of bullying/cyberbullying which is committed in the school, on school grounds, in school vehicles, at a designated bus stop or at any activity sponsored or sanctioned by the school.