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January 15th, 2012

Local company born of Marcellus Shale boom

January 16, 2012

ST. MARYS - The emergence of the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania has presented an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to fill a variety of roles and jobs created by the Marcellus Shale boom.
Service companies and contractors like EverGreen Gasfield Services of St. Marys, established in January 2010, have carved out a niche in providing services, equipment, and laborers to the oil and gas companies.

Police canine aids officers in multiple fields

January 16, 2012

Throughout the past two years, City of St. Marys Police Patrolman Michael Shaffer and police canine Copper have enhanced their training by participating in specialized activities with fellow canine teams and their handlers.
In December a small group of canine handlers and trainers visited St. Marys during a break in their training in Olean, N.Y.

Freda M. Michuck 

January 15, 2012

Freda M. Michuck, 100, of Horseshoe Drive, Penfield, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 at DRMC West after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 3, 1911 in Tyler, daughter of the late David and Agnes (Gustafson) Walker.
She married John Michuck, who preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 1980.
Born and raised in Tyler, she was a Penfield resident since 1941. She was a housewife and attended Penfield United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed volunteering her time, along with the Penfield Fireman's Auxiliary and many other local volunteer activities throughout the years.

Bertha M. Verbeck

January 15, 2012

Bertha M. Verbeck, 93, of 135 Swift St., Ridgway, died early Saturday morning, Jan. 14, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Jan. 21, 1918 in Medix Run, Benezette Township, daughter of the late Adiel and Mary (Lynch) Verbeck.

Lady Dutch edge Lady Crusaders 40-39

January 15, 2012

The last time the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch took on the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders at St. Marys Area High School, it was on Dec. 30, 2011 in the championship game of the 2011 Elk County Girls' Holiday Basketball Tournament, a game ECC won 41-35. According to St. Marys Area coach Leona Hoohuli, that game was not on her team's mind on Saturday evening as the two teams once again faced each other at the "Dutch Oven."

January 13th

John A. Schwabenbauer

January 14, 2012

John A. Schwabenbauer, 93, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, and formerly of 615 Sherry Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 31, 1918, in St. Marys, son of the late Walter H. and Gertrude C. Wickett.
On May 22, 1946, in the St. Boniface Church in Kersey, he married Adeline D. Mosier who preceded him in death on Oct. 13, 2010.

Victor C. "Wedow" Aiello,

January 14, 2012

Victor C. "Wedow" Aiello, 90, of 301 Fairview Ave., Johnsonburg, died Thursday evening, Jan. 12, 2012, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Sept. 6, 1921 to Italian immigrants, the late Gennaro and Frances Chirillo Aiello.
He married Vittoria I. Bevacqua on Oct. 18, 1951 in Welland, Ontario, Canada, and she survives

Computer, tech product use linked to increased eye strain

January 14, 2012

As more and more time is spent gazing into the electric glow of a monitor or screen, more and more americans are experiencing a number of optical ailments associated with the use of technology.
Whether it be recreational or work-related, Americans are using computers, cellphones and an endless array of electronic gadgetry, including e-books, for longer, uninterrupted periods of time than ever before.

Computer, tech product use linked to increased eye strain

January 14, 2012

s more and more time is spent gazing into the electric glow of a monitor or screen, more and more americans are experiencing a number of optical ailments associated with the use of technology.
Whether it be recreational or work-related, Americans are using computers, cellphones and an endless array of electronic gadgetry, including e-books, for longer, uninterrupted periods of time than ever before.

SMA swim teams open regular season with victories

January 13, 2012

BROOKVILLE - The St. Marys Area High School swim and dive team had a very successful first regular meet of the season when they traveled to Brookville on Thursday evening. Both squads won their meets, with the Lady Dutch outpacing the Lady Raiders 115-33, while the Dutchmen scored 114 to the Raiders’ 40.

In their past two games the Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team relied on their defense to...
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders came away with a tough 3-2 victory over the Brookville Lady...
The Ridgway Lady Elkers soccer team scored three second half goals to defeat the St. Marys Area...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...