May 8th, 2012
Members of St. Marys City Council continued their discussion about instituting an engine brake ordinance during their Monday evening meeting.
As part of the proposed ordinance, signs would be placed along South St. Marys Street near the elementary school. Residents have complained about the loud noises trucks make while they apply their jake brakes as they descend the hill to the traffic light entering downtown.
The St. Marys Area Ambulance Service carried out its main membership drive last month, but it is not too late to join this month and take advantage of the benefits offered.
According to Manager Robert "Bert" Sorg, the ambulance service provides both emergency and non-emergency health care and transportation services to area residents. Full ambulance services are provided to St. Marys and paramedic services are provided to Fox Township, Johnsonburg and Bennetts Valley.
Faced with the looming threat of rain on Monday afternoon, the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team made quick work of the Sheffield Lady Wolverines, blanking them 18-0 in three innings in a contest played at Benzinger Park.
"We were happy to get all of our players into the game and finish before the rain returned, although it did put a 'damper' on senior night festivities," said ECC coach Joe Coroso. "This was one of those games where everyone contributed."
ECC scored seven in the first and 11 in the second while holding Sheffield scoreless.
SMA hosts Brookville today
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team raised their record to 11-3 on the season Monday with a 15-0, three-inning victory over the Bradford Lady Owls at the SMAHS softball field.
The Lady Dutch used the one-hit pitching of freshman Andria Copelli to record the win. Copelli gave up a single in the top of the first inning. She walked two and struck out six.
Rylee Lundgren worked the three innings for Bradford, giving up 10 hits, walking three and striking out two.
The St. Marys Area track and field teams hosted the DuBois Area squads Monday afternoon at Dutch Country Stadium.
The DuBois squads swept the meet, as the Beavers beat the Dutch 84-65 and the Lady Beavers downed the Lady Dutch 117-31.
For the Dutchmen, Gideon Woelfel was a triple winner as he won the 800 and 3200 runs and was a member of the winning 1600 relay.
Brian Merritt and Trenton Schreiber were double winners. Merritt won the 200 dash and was a member of the 1600 relay. Schreiber won the triple jump and was a member of the 1600 relay.
William J. Clever, 93, of Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport and formerly of Elco Glen in St. Marys, died on Saturday, May 5, 2012.
He was born Aug. 11, 1918 in Apollo, Pa., a son of the late Joseph and Hannah Fryar Clever.
He was married to the late Irene Painter Clever, who preceded him in death in 1981.
St. Marys City Councilman Greg Gebauer voiced his strong dissent for any downtown hotel project involving developer Robert Yoder of The Yoder Group and Impact Pennsylvania, Inc at Monday's city council meeting.
Although the third annual Polar Sweet Express event hosted by CAPSEA, Inc. [Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse] is 10 months away, Executive Director Billie Jo Weyant has already begun making plans.
The event, sponsored by Ridgway BiLo and Northwest Savings Bank, is expected to be held in the beginning of February of 2013.
Last year's event held in the Franklin Center in St. Marys raised over $4,500 to assist in supplying abuse victims seeking shelter with basic necessities.
During the 61st observance of the National Day of Prayer held this past Thursday, local residents and members of a number of area churches gathered for a prayer circle held on the Diamond in downtown St. Marys.
Organized by the St. Marys Ministerial Group, the event featured pastors and priests representing various local parishes: Father Thomas Moore of Sacred Heart Church, Pastor Brad Brunner of Faith Baptist Church, the Rev. Scott T. Wiest of Shiloh Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Chris Kindle of First United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Mary Norton of St. Agnes Episcopal Church.
The Johnsonburg Rams put in another dominating effort on Saturday morning at Berwind Park, shutting out the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen 7-0 to win the 2012 Elk County Boys' Baseball Tournament title.
The Rams spread their runs out over their six times at bat, scoring one in each of the first two innings, two in the third, and three in the sixth.
Johnsonburg assistant coach Jim Holmberg credited his team's good pitching and defense with contributing to their victory in this year's tournament.