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August 22nd, 2014

Local fallen hero remembered

August 22, 2014

Mary Parziale Bentz, of Washington, D.C. and formerly of Brockway, recently released a book with her husband Richard entitled "We Remember Them: A Biographical Supplement for Fatal Dive."
"We Remember Them" contains biographies of the crew of the World War II submarine the USS Grunion, which sunk near the Japanese-occupied Aleutian Island of Kiska on July 30, 1942.
Though the exact cause of the Grunion's demise remains unknown, it is believed that a confrontation occurred between the Grunion and a Japanese ship.

Gustavo G. “Gino” Scacchitti

August 22, 2014

Gustavo G. “Gino” Scacchitti, 93, 1072 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born January 22, 1921 in Carapelle Calvisio, L’Aquila, Italy, son of the late Domenico and Santa DeiPietrantonio Scacchitti. He attended school in Italy and moved to St. Marys in 1939. He was a retired employee of Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1986 after 44 years of service.

August 21st

Officials react to Sheriff's dept. remarks

August 21, 2014

The Elk County Commissioners released a statement late Thursday morning in response to reports concerning an investigation into the county's Sheriff's department. The statement was signed by commissioners Jan Kemmer, June Sorg, and Dan Freeburg. It reads:
The Board of County Commissioners of Elk County offers the following responses to quotations appearing in the local newspaper accounts of a pending investigation of the Elk County Sheriff's Department:

Elk County Farm Bureau addresses pension reform

August 21, 2014

As part of its annual legislative tour, Elk County Farm Bureau members discussed several issues of importance impacting the agricultural industry currently being debated by state legislators.
Among the Farm Bureau's top concerns are pension reform, accountability of gas well operators and surface landowners and exemption from state sales tax for timbering operations.
"We work on legislation vital to agriculture, but also to all walks of life in Pa.," said Elk County Farm Bureau Governmental Relations Director Ernie Mattiuz.

KanJam tournament sees good turnout

August 21, 2014

As often seems to happen with events held at Memorial Park, the forecast called for rain on Wednesday evening but instead the weather ended up being perfect for the park staff's KanJam for Cancer tournament. Fifteen two-person teams competed in the double-elimination tournament, and a number of other spectators showed up to watch the action.

Concerns over EQT well at Byrnes Run

August 21, 2014

JAY TWP. – Several Jay Township residents aired concerns over the EQT gas well to be installed near Byrnes Run at Thursday night's regular meeting of the Jay Township Board of Supervisors.
Residents are concerned that EQT, which was granted a permit to drill by DEP, will be drilling too close to the watershed.

Ground is broken for center at Kinzua Bridge State Park

August 21, 2014

MT. JEWETT – "It's a red-letter day in McKean County."
This is the message from Linda Devlin, who joined with state dignitaries Thursday in the ground-breaking ceremony for the long-awaited Visitors Center at the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.
Devlin, executive director of the Bradford-based Allegheny National Forest (ANF) Visitors Bureau, has played a major role in building state and local support for the project.

Park, pool staffs wrap up summer with Pirate Night

August 21, 2014

Watching baseball, spending time with friends, and sitting around a campfire are all things commonly associated with summertime in Elk County, and the staffs at Memorial Park and the St. Marys Community Pool joined together to host an event featuring all three on Wednesday evening as they wrapped up another successful summer season.

David W. Kahl

August 21, 2014

David W. Kahl, a resident of Monongahela, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 in Monongahela after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 19, 1947 in Monongahela, son of Dorothy Broadhead Kahl of Monongahela and the late William D. Kahl, who died in 1983.
He was a 1965 graduate of Monongahela High School and a 1970 graduate of Penn State University with Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in General Arts and Sciences degrees. He served in the Army National Guard during the Vietnam War.

Marie T. Gausman

August 21, 2014

Marie T. Gausman, 91, of 276 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born on May 19, 1923, a daughter of the late Fred and Margaret Krug Gausman.
Marie was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1941. She retired from Keystone Carbon Company after more than 30 years of service. She enjoyed watching game shows and cooking shows.

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