State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) held a Christmas open house at his district office in St. Marys on Thursday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m.
Attendees not only had the opportunity to speak to Gabler about various issues, but they also had the chance to learn about some of the services his office offers to area residents. Gabler noted that people come to the office for a wide range of reasons, including questions they have relating to state government or other government agencies.
Glenn B. Runge, 88, of 74 Erie Ave., St. Marys, and formerly of Sherry Road, died Monday evening, Dec. 13, 2010 at the Pinecrest Manor.
He was born Oct. 30, 1922, in Milwaukee, Wis., son of the late Carl and Rose Bremeier Runge.
On June 15, 1946 in Milwaukee, he married L. Beverly Moon, who survives.
James M. Gleixner, 86, of 194 Euclid Ave., Brookville,Â died on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, surrounded by his lovingÂ family and friends.
He was born July 17, 1924 in St Marys, son of the late Joseph andÂ Edna (Schauer) Gleixner.Â
He was married on May 1, 1954 to Grace M.Â (Haberberger) Gleixner, who survives.
Harry Alvin â€śAlâ€ť Brian Sr., 87, of 3460 Grant Rd., Ridgway, died at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010.
He was born Oct. 5, 1923 in Ridgway, son of the late Reed L. and Mable I. Mattren Brian.
On Aug. 24, 1946, he married Jean Buehler, who survives.
SMETHPORT â€“ A plea agreement finalized Thursday is expected to send killer Thomas Paul Haggie, 31, to state prison for the remainder of his life.
Haggie admitted in McKean County Court that he choked and stabbed Megan Konopka, 21, who was eight months pregnant at the time of the murder, on Sept. 12, 2009 at the Riddell House in Bradford. Her body was discovered in Haggie's room in the building.
SMETHPORT -- Unlike some previous court appearances when he drew attention to himself by giggling and making crude remarks, confessed murderer Thomas Paul Haggie sat quietly Thursday and spoke only when questioned by Judge John Pavlock during a 65-minute hearing on a plea agreement.
The Elk and Cameron Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross has recently undergone a restructuring of its chapter in an effort to reduce administrative costs, while still providing the necessary services offered by the organization.
Bob Newell of Penfield is the newly appointed executive director of the Elk and Cameron Counties Chapter. He will also maintain the same position at the DuBois Chapter and the Clearfield/Jefferson Chapter.
He has been with the Red Cross for approximately three years, with his current obligations focused on fundraising and community building.
Just over a year ago, Kane Community Hospital officially became affiliated with the Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
Within a few months, Hamot is expected to formally affiliate with the giant University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
"This is a big deal," Gary Rhodes said Thursday in commenting on the pending "definitive agreement" between Hamot and UPMC. Rhodes, the chief executive officer at Kane Community Hospital (KCH), said the "trickle-down" effect from the Hamot-UPMC affiliation would bring many benefits to the Kane hospital.
At their recent meeting, the Jay Township Supervisors faced the task of selecting their choice for the organization that will provide engineering and technical assistance to municipalities within the county as they work to establish a stormwater management ordinance to comply with Pa. Act 167. Jay Township is partnering with Jones, Highland, Horton and Spring Creek townships and Johnsonburg Borough, and each municipality was asked to choose between two different bidders, with the bidder receiving the majority of the votes approved to serve all of the municipalities.
RIDGWAY â€“Â North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] members voted yesterday to enter into negotiations with Elk County officials regarding the potential sale of the Industrial Technical Education Center [ITEC] for use as a new 911 Center.