January 26th, 2014
Maj. James Adam Kupets Sr., 83, of Rolla, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
He was born on July 25, 1930 in Republic to John J. Kupets Sr. and Mary (Karpus) Kupets.
As a Marine, he proudly served his country in active duty and reserves for 18 years. He retired in Rolla after a career in the carbon-graphite industry.
Sharon M. Ryan, 60, of 15606 Marathon Circle, Potomac, Md., and a former St. Marys resident, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at her residence unexpectedly.
She was born Nov. 8, 1953, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Daniel G. "Moon" and Jean Marie Hetrick Ryan.
She was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1971 and had resided in the Maryland area for over 27 years. She was a former employee of Airco Speer in St. Marys and a former employee of CRI in Rockville, Md.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders pulled off a big 67-66 victory over the Johnsonburg Rams on Friday night in a contest played in front of a packed house at the ECCHS gymnasium.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team used a strong second half to come from behind to defeat the Brookville Lady Raiders by a 41-40 score Friday night at the Dutch Oven.
Grace M. Gleixner, 82, of Brookville, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on Nov. 6, 1931 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Leander and Alice Catherine (Sorg) Haberberger.
On May 1, 1954, she married James Michael Gleixner. He preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2010.
Helen M. Briendel, 88, of Silver Creek Terrace and formerly of Maine and Florida, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness. She was born April 20, 1925 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Urban and Caroline Weinzierl Meyer. she was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, class of 1943.
U.S Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-5) visited St. Marys Friday evening to announce his bid for re-election this year.
Speaking to a group of about 30 constituents at the Red Fern in Fox Township, Thompson said he was honored and privileged to be among friends who feel more like family.
Roughly 260 homes on North Broad Street to the Beaver development along state Route 219 north toward Johnsonburg were without no natural gas for several hours Friday.
Earlier in the day, a gas line was reportedly struck by a contractor operating a bulldozer.
The fourth annual housing housing expo, put on by the Local Housing Options Team [LHOT] of Elk and Cameron Counties, is set to be held Thursday, March 13 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish Center along Center Street in St. Marys.
Sacred Heart will also be providing food and beverages throughout the day.
LHOT is a coalition made up of members from various local agencies who deal with housing entities, social services, local government, planning departments, as well as faith-based and financial institutions. Area landlords also participate as members of LHOT.Â
A partisan Legislature still appears to stand in the way of state pension reform as ârevenues in the Commonwealth continue to lag behind growing expenses,â one such expense being an âunsustainableâ pension plan, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).
Rising pensions costs are expected to hover around $2 billion for next yearâs budget, up from $1.4 billion for fiscal year 2013.
Representing the 25th District, Scarnati on Thursday morning said it appears the system is broke.