April 15th, 2013
In an effort to assist first-time home buyers in St. Marys, City Council approved for Tina Gradizzi, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) coordinator, to submit an application for $350,000 as part of the HOME program, a federally funded project.
ST. MARYS â€“ Ashley Jane Bianco, 25, of St. Marys has been charged with heroin trafficking as part of an ongoing investigation by the Office of the Attorney General's Drug Task force and local police into the drug's resurgence in the area.
Anthony â€śTonyâ€ť D. Georgino, 65, of DuBois, and formerly of Tyler, died Monday, April 15, 2013 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
Born on February 25, 1948 in DuBois, he was the son of the late Patsy and Jennie (Guido) Georgino.
He graduated from DuBois Area High School and attended Kiski Prep and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was one of the former owners of Georgino Industrial Supply, where he worked all of his life.
Keith L. Hadfield, 50, of 113 Welsh Street, Kane, died suddenly onÂ Sunday, April 14, 2013 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born November 8, 1962, in Kane, he was a son of Marilyn Geer Hadfield and the late Keith Hadfield.Â
On December 14, 1990, in Kane, he married Lanette Paul, who survives.
He was employed at Graftech and prior to that had worked for the Local 603 and Osram-Sylvania.Â He had served in the U.S. Marines, attaining the rank of Corporal.
Rose Marie Smith, 90, died Monday, April 15, 2013, five days short of her 91st birthday, at her home near Renovo.
She was born April 20, 1922, the youngest child of the late Jacob Kingsley and Emma (Smyers) Beck on Gardner Hill, Weedville.
She married Leonard J. Smith August 23, 1948; he preceded her in dead in October, 1990.
She lived most of her life on Gardner Hill in Weedville and also lived in Emporium, Warren, DuBois, Gettysburg, Emlenton, Milroy and the last five years in Renovo. She graduated from the Jay Township High School in 1940.
MT. JEWETT â€“ An affidavit and criminal complaint released last Thursday contains more details, as well as new charges, in the case of a Johnsonburg pastor and wife charged with starving their three adopted children.
PITTSBURGH â€“ A 13-year-old Clarion girl, gone missing from her home in the early morning hours of March 28, has been safely recovered by police in South Dakota over a week after her disappearance and some 1,500 miles from her home.
Those looking to support the arts on a local level while enjoying some of the area's finest homemade soups are encouraged to attend the Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) Feed the Arts Soup Benefit being held Thursday.
Robert â€śPoopsyâ€ť Peters, 74, Mercer Street, Wilcox, died at home on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, after a short illness.
He was born May 17, 1938 in St. Marys, the son of the late George and Helen (McAlee) Peters.
He married Margaret "Maggie" (Zelt) and she preceded him in death in 2006.
He lived in Johnsonburg most of his life and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School. He worked with the Johnsonburg Borough for 28 years and was a member of Holy Rosary Church and Central Hose Company. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Gregory L. Chicola, 58, of 739 Brandy Camp Road, Kersey, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at his residence as a result of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
He was born February 27, 1955 in Clearfield, son of the late Steve and Marian Rachocki Chicola.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School. He was a former employee of Industrial Steel.
Mr. Chicola served in the Army Reserves, enjoyed westerns, road hunting, cooking, swimming, enjoyed his guns and repairing guns and cars, woodworking, loved his dog Rascal, and enjoyed being with his family.