May 22nd, 2012
ST. MARYS - At a recent stroke prevention seminar at Elk Regional Health Center's Education Center, some of the discussion focused on treatments available to stroke victims.
Katherine Brem, an occupational therapist with Elk Regional, said that recovery begins in the acute care hospital once a stroke victim is declared medically stable. Brem said it is at this point that the caregiver needs of a patient are assessed, with a physician determining a patient's strengths and deficits in designing a rehabilitation plan for them.
The St. Marys City Council approved to publish the city's ordinance on regulating oil and gas operations during their Monday evening meeting.
The ordinance includes an amended provision of the St. Marys City Code in order to conform with the state's requirements under Act 13.
Matt Pfeufer, zoning enforcement officer, stated to council that the only significant change in the ordinance was an addition for the approval time period for permitted use. The time period set by the act is 30 days; the zoning ordinance currently lists a time frame of 90 days.
Rita M. Hacherl of San Diego, Calif., and formerly of St. Marys, died on Sunday, May 13, 2012.
She was born Oct. 15, 1921, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Urban and Amanda Hacherl.
During WWII, she moved to San Diego, Calif., where she worked as a secretary for the U.S. Navy. Rita loved the California sunshine and San Diego became home.
She is survived by a niece, Carol Hacherl of Oregon; and a nephew, Donald Hacherl of Washington.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Regis Hacherl.
Thomas C. Detwiler, 60, of 42 Cottage Lane, Ridgway, died Sunday evening, May 20, 2012 at his residence following a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 8, 1952 in St. Marys, the son of Jane L. (Evans) Detwiler and the late Earl M. Detwiler.
He married Kathleen M. Liscinski on Dec. 28, 1974, and she survives.
Fern L. Crawford of Sellersburg, Ind., died Feb. 26, 2012.
She was the daughter of the late William and Harriet Hill Smith.
Fern was a very generous, thoughtful and loving person, and will be missed very much by her family and friends.
She is survived by a close friend and brother-in-law, Fred Wickett; and by several nieces and nephews.
Regarding what has been a hot topic item throughout St. Marys for some time, Jim Rigas of Zito Media discussed several issues encountered by the cable company during Monday evening's St. Marys City Council meeting.
Rigas began by explaining planned St. Marys upgrades, ranging from bandwidth upgrade, two-way activation, and regional fiber network to high-speed data and voice capability, high-definition and DVR offerings.
ST. MARYS - With May marking National Stroke Awareness Month, a recent seminar was held at the Education Center at Elk Regional Health Center in an attempt to raise awareness surrounding the risk factors, contributing factors, and symptoms associated with strokes.
The fallout over the Jay Township Board of Supervisors' appointment to fill a vacancy within the township's Water Authority continued at Thursday's meeting of the board.
Attendees, including Weedville resident Helen Bonanno, accused Supervisors Jeremy Rippey and Fran Gustafson of violating procedure and exercising a bias in casting their votes, creating arbitrary qualifications for vacancies, and recruiting applicants.
As part of its new summer camp program, the Elk County Catholic School System is offering a plethora of camps ranging from sports, arts, language arts, instrumental music, liturgical and choral choirs to drama, science and geography.
The 18 different camps are open to all area students, including those visiting St. Marys for the summer. Camps are spread throughout the summer to allow interested students the opportunity to participate in multiple camps.
Since his run on NBC's "The Voice" ended last month, Phillip "Pip" Arnold, the 20-year-old singer from Marietta, Ga. and son of St. Marys native Jim Arnold, has been keeping busy working on his first album.
"[Releasing an] album is my number-one priority right now," Arnold said. "I want to get music out to [all my fans]."
He recently started a page on Kickstarter, a website that allows individuals to pledge money to help fund independent projects. According to Arnold, fans can find out more information about this endeavor on Twitter, Facebook, and his website, www.pipmusic.com.