July 22nd, 2012
ST. MARYS - With Pennsylvania American Legion baseball teams set to switch to using wooden bats starting next year, Region 8 Director Denny Haberberger decided to take advantage of the Region 8 Tournament's close proximity to Brookville and invite sales representatives from BWP Bats, LLC to Berwind Park on Sunday to show off some of their bats and answer questions from teams from throughout the region. BWP Bats is located in Brookville, off of Exit 86 along Interstate 80.
Haberberger indicated that he plans to encourage teams to use the company as a supplier next season.
Elk County Tax Collection Committee (ETCC) member Dave Berteri addressed attendees at Thursday's meeting of the Jay Township Board of Supervisors regarding the calamitous contractual default of CENTAX, the firm employed by the county to collect and distribute earned income tax (EIT) monies following the passage of the state's Act 32, as well as the steps to be taken in moving forward.
Olga "Dolly" Stormer, 96, of Silver Creek Terrace, St. Marys, and formerly of 315 Arch St., St. Marys, died on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born July 15, 1916 in Sykesville, a daughter of the late Simon and Mary Pavlick Smeal.
On Aug. 17, 1942 in Ridgway, she married the late Joe W. Stormer, who preceded her in death on April 25, 2004.
Elijah James Mihalko, infant, died on July 20, 2012 at Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, Va.
Mary Carmella Georgino, 88, of DuBois, and formerly of Penfield, died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Christ the King Manor.
Born on July 19, 1924 in Willoughby, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John and Natale (Piunno) Geremia.
Mabel S. Riccadonna, 90, a resident of Silver Creek Terrace and formerly of Armory Road, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Friday, July 20, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born March 20, 1922 in Cardiff, daughter of the late Joseph and Teresa Calliari Serafini. On Nov. 4, 1939 in the St. Josephâ€™s Church in Force, she married Carlo Riccadonna, who preceded her in death on June 25, 1994.
Mrs. Riccadonna was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Weedville schools. She was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co. and was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.
Â Jane (Zawacki) Muroski, 87, formerly of Ridgway and Johnsonburg, died Sunday, July 15, 2012, in Winter Park, Fla.
Born in Ridgway, she was a resident of Johnsonburg most of her life. She is the widow of William Joseph Muroski, who died in 1979. Â
She moved to St. Cloud, Fla. in 1981. Jane proudly served in the Womenâ€™s Army Air Corps in World War II.
JAY TWP. - Concern regarding explosives being stored in Spring Run was discussed with residents at Thursday's meeting of the Jay Township Board of Supervisors, with residents fearful that the explosives could easily be stolen.
Bob Coppolo of Weedville said to his knowledge, not one blasting permit has come through Jay Twp. and asked the supervisors if they had any additional information on the subject.
"I'm not even sure if they have a license to do it. I've asked them and they've ignored me," Supervisor Fran Gustafson said.
"I'm not saying it's the perfect way out, but we are in trouble," said Jay Township Supervisor Fran Gustafson in advocating the possibility of Jay Township connecting to the St. Marys water service at Thursday's meeting of the board.
But despite Gustafson's objections, fellow Supervisors Jeremy Rippey and Murray K. Lilley voted to guarantee $107,000 in loans for the Jay Township Water Authority to be used in upgrading the township's water treatment plant, effectively ending any talk of St. Marys supplying the township with water.
Monumental efforts have already been made, but there is a lot more work to do to make the third annual Bavarian Fall Fest the success the festival committee is aiming for.
Bavarian Fall Fest Committee Chairperson Dolly Wehler and Vice Chair Paula Weyant said they are excited at the level of interest shown for this yearâ€™s event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23.