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October 18th, 2011

Closing remarks presented in Donachy trial; jury continues to deliberate verdict

October 19, 2011

A 12-member jury did not reach a verdict on Tuesday following nearly 5.5 hours of deliberation in the homicide trial of Lawrence Earl Donachy, 36, of St. Marys. Deliberations will continue this morning beginning at 9 a.m., where the jury will decide the fate of Donachy, who is charged with one count each of criminal homicide, rape, burglary, aggravated assault, criminal attempt at arson and unlawful restraint in the April 5-6, 1999 rape and murder of Irene Challingsworth, a 57-year-old St. Marys beautician.

County finds relief from inmate medical bills

October 19, 2011

Elk County officials will soon catch a break in their budget, as commissioners yesterday discussed Act 22, an initiative that went into effect July 1, which provides help with payments of inmate medical health care bills for eligible inmates.

October 17th

Testimony concludes in Donachy trial

October 18, 2011

As the second week of the trial of Lawrence Earl Donachy commenced Monday morning, testimony concluded and jurors began the day with a field trip to St. Marys, where they were shown various sites of interest pertaining to the trial. Donachy, 36, is accused of the April 5-6, 1999 rape and murder of 56-year-old St. Marys beautician Irene Challingsworth at her home on 213 Walnut St.

Area residents unhappy with proposed parking changes

October 18, 2011

At Monday evening's City Council meeting, approximately 11 area residents, including some employees and owners of downtown businesses, appeared before council to express their displeasure with proposed parking changes for the city.

Mildred M. "Nan" Salter

October 17, 2011

Mildred M. "Nan" Salter, 72, of 113 E. Condot Road, St. Marys, died on Monday, October 17, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
She was born June 3, 1939 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Anthony "Tony" and Mildred Aiello Asti.
On January 25, 1958, in Holy Rosary Church, she married the late James B. Salter, who preceded her in death on March 12, 2002.

Milfred H. Nelson

October 17, 2011

Milfred H. Nelson, 86, of 201 Depot St., Ridgway, died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, after a brief stay at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
He was born Aug. 23, 1925, in Ridgway, son of the late William B. and Grace E. (Gardner) Nelson. He married Betty J. Keneske on Feb. 7, 1945; she preceded him in death on May 31, 2009.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He was a graduate of the Ridgway Area High School. He had been employed by the Elliott Company and then by Motion Control Industries for 40 years.

Matilda K. "Tillie" DeWald

October 17, 2011

Matilda K. "Tillie" DeWald, 96, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, formerly of Elk Towers and West Mill Street, died Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born February 19, 1915 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Sebastian and Margaret Deth Sorg.
On November 15, 1939 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Joseph J. "Joker" DeWald, who preceded her in death on January 28, 1994.

John Gilbert Copella

October 17, 2011

John Gilbert Copella, 81, of Lighthouse Point, Fla., died Friday, September 23, 2011 of congestive heart failure at his home.
He was born on December 27, 1929 in Kersey, a son of the late John Francis Copella and Mary Gladys Copella (nee Buckley).
He married Dorothy Baines, who preceded him in death in 2006. They celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary in August of that year.

Marina T. Agens

October 17, 2011

Marina T. Agens, 86, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway, died Sunday, October 16, 2011, in the home of her sister, Beverly MacDonald, at 1533 Front St.
She was born January 30, 1925, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late R. Joseph and Lavina M. Ross Tettis. She married Donald J. Agens, who predeceased her on Februaury 16, 2001.
Mrs. Agens had resided most of her life in Ridgway. She was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church, the C.D. of A., and the Ridgway Senior Center.

October 16th

DuBois Area soccer team beats Dutch Saturday

October 17, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch soccer team lost a 7-0 contest to the DuBois Area Beavers on a muddy, cold, wet and windy Saturday morning at the SMAHS soccer field.
The Beavers were the aggressors in the first half of the contest as they were able to build a 5-0 lead at the half.
DuBois got on the board at the 31:54 mark to take the 1-0 lead.
As both teams battled their way through the water and mud, neither mounted much of an offensive threat.
DuBois made the score 2-0 at the 16:08 mark as the shot went over the keeper’s head.

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