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April 9th, 2012

Results of live show to be announced tonight on 'The Voice'

April 9, 2012

On last night's live show on NBC's "The Voice," Pip, the 19-year-old son of St. Marys native Jim Arnold, put on a rousing performance of The Killers' 'When You Were Young.' Voting opened immediately after the show, at 10 p.m. EST, and will continue through 10 a.m. today.

SMASD to raise lunch prices

April 9, 2012

At Monday's meeting of the SMASD Board of Directors a motion to raise school lunch prices $.10 per meal was adopted unanimously. The increase, to take effect next year, is the result of a federal mandate entitled "Equity in School Lunch Pricing." The mandate requires districts to raise lunch prices $.10 per year until the "paid meal" lunch prices reach the the $2.72 level, at which the government then reimburses districts per free lunch.

Robert J. "R.J." Schreiber Sr.

April 9, 2012

Robert J. "R.J." Schreiber Sr., 82, of 360 Main St., Kersey, died Monday, April 9, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born July 16, 1929, in Kersey, son of the late Karl and Gertrude Pontzer Schreiber.
On Oct. 28, 1950, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Helen Welz, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 11, 1978. On Oct. 21, 1993, in Wilcox, he married Margaret (Maggie) Shields McCoy, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 2011. They were married by Fr. Norbert Wolf.

Cynthia Ann Neal

April 9, 2012

Cynthia Ann Neal, 63, of St. Marys died Sunday, April 8, 2012 in the DuBois Nursing Home in DuBois.
She was born Jan. 28, 1949 in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late John Roger and the late Shirley Mae Yeager Duke. On Feb. 15, 1975, in Kane, she married Robert D. Neal, who survives.
Mrs. Neal was a graduate of North Tonawanda, N.Y. schools and was a homemaker tending to the needs of her family.

April 8th

Earl E. Robertson Jr.

April 8, 2012

Earl E. Robertson Jr., 88, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of Ridgway and Bethel Park, Pa., died on Friday, April 6, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 27, 1924 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Earl E. and Martha G. Holiday Robertson Sr.
On March 17, 1948 in Pittsburgh, he married the late Victorine Walter Robertson, who preceded him in death on Aug. 7, 2010.

Fox Supervisors approve investment ordinance

April 8, 2012

In a 2-1 vote, the Fox Township Supervisors approved an investment ordinance for the township which would set aside funds in a savings account.
Of the three supervisors, Randy Gradizzi cast the opposing vote, while Supervisor Chairman Mike Keller and Dave Mattiuz voted to adopt the ordinance.
Resident Cheryl Ruffner said while she commended the supervisors on establishing an investment ordinance, she believes the ordinance is a bit "loose and could be more stringent."
Keller agreed with Ruffner but noted that having something is better than nothing.

Second annual Bunny Hop sees good turnout

April 8, 2012

It may have been a bit cool on Saturday morning, but the sunny weather still resulted in a good turnout for this year’s Bunny Hop 5K walk/run at Benzinger Park. The second annual event was the result of efforts by Taylor and Carly Frank and Michael, Daniel, and Rachael Paladino to raise money for The Brain Aneurysm Foundation.
“It was definitely better weather [this year] and I think we might have had more people,” said Taylor Frank prior to the 5K run.

Pip to vie for votes on 'The Voice' tonight

April 8, 2012

Pip, the 19-year-old son of St. Marys native Jim Arnold, is set to once again appear on NBC's "The Voice" tonight, this time in a live show that will require people to vote to prevent him from being eliminated.

Audrey E. Dwyer

April 8, 2012

Audrey E. Dwyer, age 90, of Penn Street, Johnsonburg, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
She was born July 24, 1921 in Kane, daughter of the late Edward and Frances (Wold) Kranking. She married Daniel A. Dwyer on June 27, 1953; he preceded her in death Oct. 2, 1994.
A 1939 graduate of Johnsonburg High School, she worked at Indiantown Gap military base during WWII and also worked many years with the Ubel Fashion Shop, Furniture Store and Funeral Home.

April 6th

Courts tout success of online payment method for fines and fees

April 6, 2012

An online method of paying court fees using credit and debit cards is being called a success by court administrators who credit it with improving efficiency and contributing to higher collection levels.
According to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC), any traffic tickets, court-ordered fines, costs, and restitution issued anywhere in Pa. can now be paid using the online E-Pay system. The system was expanded from Common Pleas courts to all magisterial courts, phased in between April 2010 and December 2011.

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