November 27th, 2011
George A. Long, 67, of River Road, Weedville, died on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 at DuBois Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born Sept. 6, 1944 in DuBois, son of the late George V. and Gladys (Gardner) Long.
He married Marlene (Huff) on Jan. 19, 2011. She survives.
Mr. Long was a graduate of Bennetts Valley High School and lived all his life in Bennetts Valley. He was retired, having worked as a security guard at Treasure Lake for 41 years and also owned and operated the Longbranch Tavern of Weedville for 16 years.
Susan J. Jasper, 68, of 765 Washington St., St. Marys, died on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 4, 1942 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Rita Brennen Heindl.
On Nov. 28, 1963 in Sacred Heart Church, she married the late Thomas Jasper, who preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1999.
RIDGWAY - At Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, the authority continued to take steps in preparing its bid for a can densifier to be used at the Elk County Community Recycling Center at the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys.
Enforcement officer Dave Stubber said he worked on the bid document and it was reviewed by the authority's solicitor, who recommended a few changes in the wording. After the revisions are made and the document is approved, it will be sent out to businesses.
As area rifle hunters take to the woods today in an attempt to bag a trophy buck, Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer Doty McDowell indicated that their odds might be a bit better than normal this year due to bucks continuing to exhibit some rutting behavior.
"Most of the bucks that I'm seeing that I'm basing this information off of, I'm seeing in the middle of the day," McDowell said. "They're just up marking territories, searching out does, and I think the fact that it's happening in the rifle season could actually be a good thing for hunters."
The Elk County Concert Choir has been practicing for weeks for the holiday seasonâ€™s upcoming performances. This yearâ€™s showings are entitled the "Tapestry of Light: a Celtic Christmas Celebration." The shows are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Leo Magnus Catholic Church in Ridgway and Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Marys. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.
Vincent M. Leviski, 78, of 115 Beech Road, St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Thursday, November 24, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
He was born January 11, 1933 in Force, a son of the late Sigmund and Theresa Floravit Leviski. On November 12, 1960 in Queen of the World Church, he married Joan Snyder Leviski, who survives.
A local father's three year-campaign of searching for answers and seeking justice in the death of his daughter led him Friday to the steps of the Elk County Courthouse in Ridgway, where he spoke before news cameras and a group of concerned community members who gathered to show support for his cause.
A special ceremony was held in the Elk County Courthouse Courtroom Wednesday afternoon to swear in attorney Brittany A. Roof to the bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Elk County President Judge Richard A. Masson, district attorney Bradley Kraus, Roof's family members and other members of the bar were on hand to witness Roof's admission.
With the holiday season upon us, the St. Marys Lions Club is hoping to take the opportunity to show their appreciation for the community's support throughout the year by holding a "Breakfast with Santa" on Dec. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Gunner's Restaurant in St. Marys.
The City of St. Marys plans to fight petitions from Metaldyne Sinterforged Products, LLC, which has filed appeals on its property tax assessments located in St. Marys and Ridgway.
City Manager Dave Greene said the city is joining with the St. Marys Area School District and Elk County in fighting the petitions, which were filed with the Elk County Assessment Office, with a hearing on the issue scheduled with Judge Masson at a future date. The appeals apply to all taxes for 2012 and thereafter.