May 14th, 2013
FOX TWP. â€“ According to police reports, on Monday morning a passerby in a remote, wooded area of Kersey found what authorities are calling a pipe bomb.
It was around 8:35 a.m., Monday morning when police were called to the area of Boone Mountain Road, south of Sawmill Run Road in Fox Township for reports of a suspicious package laying alongside the roadway.
Police say what they found was a makeshift explosive device, comprised of a metal pipe, approximately 4 inches long and three-quarters of an inch in diameter with threaded end caps.
Betty J. Hritz, 87, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 13, 2013.
Born November 3, 1925 in Punxsutawney, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Sophia (Sheofsky) Hritz.
She was a member of the Saint Peter and Paul Byzantine Church in Punxsutawney.Â She was a member of the church choir.
Ms. Hritz worked for 32 years as the secretary in the business office of the administrators office at Punxsutawney Area High School from 1976 until her retirement in 2008.Â Her prior employment included Sylvania, Jones Furniture and Wolf's Furniture.
Charles (Charlie) Victor Erickson, 88, of Main Street, Brockway, died on May 13, 2013 at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.
Born August 11, 1924, in Penfield, he was the son of the late Charles V. and Anna Hackett Erickson.
On June 19, 1954 in Tyler Charlie married Mrs. Frances (Pat) Erickson. She survives.
Despite the cold and windy weather on Monday afternoon, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders were able to put together a solid game and defeat the Johnsonburg Rams 7-2 in a game played at Berwind Park.
A unanimous vote pertaining to a resolution regarding a land improvement project within the city was thrown out by members of St. Marys City Council during their most recent meeting.
The Keystone Communities Development Grant, included in the resolution, was tabled from council's agenda last month in hopes of discovering additional information. While the city did receive new information, they are still missing pertinent details.
Pennsylvania has the 10th highest rate of drug overdoses in the nation with 15 drug-related deaths per 100,000 people in 2008.
In response, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office has launched a new anti-drug program aimed at steering students away from illicit street drugs, and their prescription counterparts through the visceral firsthand account of one man's descent into an addiction to heroin that nearly claimed his life and landed him behind bars.
Thursday's meeting of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors included votes to fill support positions within the board itself.
Cindy FinGado was appointed as Board Secretary for a four-year term beginning July 1, 2013. The motion to nominate FinGado was made by board member Jim Herzing and seconded by board member Jim Baumgratz. There were no opposing votes cast.
Gary L. Ginther, 76, of 1037 Theresia Street, St. Marys, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at his home after a brief illness.
He was born August 29, 1936 in St. Marys, son of the late LeRoy and Gertrude Vollmer Ginther. On November 7, 1981 in the St. Maryâ€™s Church, he married Aurelia H. Halloran, who survives.
Mr. Ginther was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. He was a retired employee of Grotzinger Equipment Company. He was a member of the St. Maryâ€™s Church. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, canning, and spending time with his family, grandchildren, and nephews.
With summer fast approaching, the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors voted to table a decision on the proposed installation of air conditioning in two of the district's elementary school buildings.
Boy Scout Troop 95 in St. Marys celebrated a milestone on Sunday morning with a ceremony to honor its 98th, 99th, and 100th members to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. The scouts presented with their Eagle Award on Sunday were Mitchell Gahr, Scott Reichard, and Garrett Reuscher.