January 18th, 2012
Betty L. Copello Wright, 87, formerly of 671 Washington Rd., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Altus, Okla., where she had made her home for the past several years.
She was born Dec. 13, 1924 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Olive Tyler Johnson and Ernest Johnson.
She was married to the late George E. Copello, who preceded her in death in 1963.
Jerome P. Straub, 88, of 550 School St., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 9, 1924 in St. Marys, son of the late Peter Paul and Irene Leona Fritz Straub.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Vincent Prep School. He was also a graduate of Penn State University, Class of 1946, earning an Engineering Degree. He was a retired employee of the Keystone Carbon Co., retiring in 1986 after 40 years of service.
Victor C. "Wedo" 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
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders improved their record to 7-5 on the season with a 51-36 non-league victory over the Curwensville Golden Tide last night at the ECCHS gym.
After trailing 18-17 at the half, Elk Catholic went on to outscore the Golden Tide by a 34-18 margin in the second 16 minutes of play.
â€śTonight was a team effort and a good win,â€ť said ECCHS coach Aaron Straub. â€śWe were able to get away with a poor first half.â€ť
With just under a minute and a half left in the fourth quarter of Tuesday evening's contest, the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen held a slim 37-36 lead over the visiting Punxsutawney Chucks. While the Dutchmen only allowed Punxsy to make one more field goal for the remainder of the game, the Chucks were 6-for-7 from the foul line in the final minute to seal their 44-38 victory.
Still, St. Marys Area coach Mark Guido indicated that he was pleased with his team's effort.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch a 67-47 District 9 League setback last night at the ECCHS gym.
The Crusaders were able to use a quick start to jump out to an 18-4 lead after the first eight minutes of play. The Dutch were never able to recover as the Crusaders went on for the victory.
â€śWe had a good start, but I thought we played a little loose in the fourth quarter,â€ť said ECCHS coach Aaron Straub. â€śWe were shooting the ball pretty well and when you make them, they are all good shots.â€ť
Acting on a memo from Pam Cousins, the county's director of the Children & Youth department, Elk County Commissioners paid homage to a worthwhile group hailing from Wilcox during a board meeting Tuesday morning.
BROOKVILLE â€” A forensic pathologist testified Tuesday that while gunshot wounds to the neck and trunk killed Wayne Shugar, there were also two areas of hemorrhaging under his scalp.
He also testified that Wayne Shugar's wife, Vicky, died of a gunshot would to the trunk, and chipping defects on her fingernails were defensive wounds, suggesting that perhaps she was fighting off an attacker.
In an effort to obtain $20,000 in Performance Grant funding from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), City Council was asked to consider offering an annual curbside garden waste collection in order to become 100 percent compliant with Recycling ACT 101.
Tina Gradizzi, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) coordinator for St. Marys, explained the details of the project during Monday evening's council meeting. At that time, she also conducted a brief public hearing describing the 2012 CDBG program.
BROOKVILLE â€” The son of a slain Snyder Township couple took the witness stand Tuesday during the second day of Steven P. Rebert's double-homicide trial, saying that when he arrived at his parents' home and found both of their vehicle parked in the driveway, he began fearing the worst.
Jason Shugar, a son of the victims â€” Victoria and Wayne Shugar, Coal Tipple Road â€” said he last spoke to his parents Saturday, April 10, 2010, and described how his mother had asked him to help with removing some items in a second-floor room that the couple wanted to refurbish.