April 1st, 2013
RIDGWAY - The third man charged in the January 2011 knifepoint robbery of an elderly Johnsonburg man was in Elk County Court Monday where he pleaded guilty to his role in the home-invasion style attack.
St. Marys Area Middle School advanced science students and their teachers traveled to Wallops Island, Va. to learn about four different coastal environments and what connects each environment to surrounding habitats. These students had the unique opportunity to get a hands-on, feet-wet environmental experience.
St. Marys City Council approved a revised agreement with the HR Group to have John Riley on retainer at a cost of $250 per month, a fee he lowered from the previous cost of $500 per month.
George P. "Kayo" Hetrick, 84, of 143 Houston Rd., St. Marys, died Monday, April 1, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a brief illness.
He was born August 12, 1928, in Byrnedale, son of the late George and Kathryn McDaniel Hetrick. On November 8, 1952, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Arlene C. Reider, who survives.
Sheri R. Greak, 66, of 815 Middletown Rd., Lake City, died Monday, April 1, 2013 at Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility after a lengthy illness.
She was born June 6, 1946, in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Arthur B. and Ethel R. Snyder.
She married Leonard G. Greak (PSP) , and he predeceased her in death on April 29, 2003.
She graduated from Holy Ghost Academy, Mercy Hospital (Pittsburgh), and Hananaham (Philadelphia) with a degree in Nursing.
In a recent town hall meeting dealing with drug use and local youth, a survey of area adolescents and teens showed many believe this area holds lax views on drugs and alcohol use.
St. Marys Area Middle School held a Day of Giving recently where they distributed just over $1,800 to two organizations fighting leukemia and multiple sclerosis as well as donated bags of candy bar wrappers to help feed America's hungry.
When the Frank and Paladino siblings decided to hold a 5k walk/run on the day before Easter three years ago, they simply wanted to honor the memories of their mothers, who had both died from brain aneurysms, and raise funds for The Brain Aneurysm Foundation. They did not realize at the time that they were also starting an event that would become a tradition for a number of area residents.
David L. Mahoney, 46, of 41 West Cardott St., Ridgway, died Saturday morning at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 9, 1966 in Ridgway, son of J. Leo and Betty A. (Pavlock) Mahoney.
He married Wendy S. Gardner on August 21, 1993, and she survives.
He had resided in Ridgway for the last 20 years and was a former Johnsonburg resident. He was a member of the Hallton Church. He was a 1986 graduate of the Johnsonburg High School. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, the Steelers, and vacations to the Outer Banks.
Edith T. Agosti, 94, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Weedville, died Friday, March 29, 2013 at the Sarah Reed Retirement Center in Erie.
She was born August 15, 1918 in Byrnedale, daughter of the late Andrew and Maddelena (Picchetti) Panighetti.
In February 1943 she married Sylvester Agosti and he preceded her in death on March 26, 1980.
Mrs.Agosti lived all her life in Bennetts Valley and was a member of St. Joseph Church. She worked at Airco Speer for many years. She loved traveling and her family.