Editor's Note: Throughout the next two months, the various community agencies that receive funding under the St. Marys Area United Way will be highlighted. The organization's fundraising campaign has been extended and now concludes on Jan. 15.
Drug abuse, long thought of as only an inner-city plight, has reached epidemic proportions in small towns across America.
Even though area residents have been nice this year, they may end up with a lump of coal through falling for a naughty text messaging scam that asks them for personal information.
Alma D. Slate, 78, of Loveland Colo., died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at her residence after a short illness. She was born Oct. 29, 1934 in St. Marys, PA, daughter of the late Dort and Ottie Urbancic. On Sept. 19, 1959, in Denver, Colo., Alma married Clarence E. Slate, who preceded her in death on May 24, 2009.
After graduating from high school, Alma entered the United States Navy. She served five years, with her last position bringing her to Denver, Colo.
Alma was devoted to her family and friends and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Rebecca (Becky) Mae Johnson, 59, of Spring Creek Rd., Ridgway, died suddenly at home on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1953 in Ridgway, the daughter of Lila Jean Duffee Johnson of Dagus Mines and the late Theodore W. Johnson. She graduated from Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1971. Becky attended the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She worked at Aielloâ€™s Restaurant for years. She then became owner/operator of a cleaning business. She was forced to retire due to health problems.
This week the City of St. Marys is working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA), Division of Weights and Measures, in calibrating the city's 300 parking meters.
The board of commissioners on Tuesday approved an accord by Zito Business for a fiber optic E-line connection between the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission and the Elk County Courthouse during a board meeting.
EZ Rolling, located on Erie Avenue in downtown St. Marys, has rolled its inventory into a wide variety of new offerings obtained from popular department stores and sold at deeply discounted prices.
Upperclassmen at Elk County Catholic High School will have the opportunity to interact with alumni in their intended career areas on Friday in an effort to aid the students, who are facing an important time in their lives as they prepare to select a college, enter the workforce, or join the armed forces.
Grace W. McGill, 94, of 108 Irishtown Rd., Fox Manor, Kersey, and formerly of Bucktail Road, St. Marys, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 16, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 12, 1918 in Horton Township, Elk County. On May 14, 1938, in St. Marys, she married Charles J. McGill, who preceded her in death on June 9, 1982.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey and Toby schools. She was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co., the Keystone Carbon Co., and was a retired Tip Staff for the Elk County Court.