January 9th, 2015
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The gut wrenching photos of dogs left outside in the cold circulating throughout social media and on television have helped raise awareness of proper winter pet care.
"Basically if you're cold, they're cold. They can get frostbite just like people," said Karen Cappiello, Elk County humane officer.
While some dogs are better equipped to handle the cold weather than others, the fact is that more dogs perish in the winter than at any other time of the year.
Frostbite, hypothermia and antifreeze poisoning present the biggest winter threats to pets.
The November 2014 hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment has raised concerns about cyber security on a national and local level.
"I think that 90 percent of it can be protected against with knowledge," Aaron Simbeck, owner of a computer repair and consulting business in St. Marys, said. "Stay away from advertisements, use passwords, don't publish your passwords online and don't save your passwords on your computer in a text document. If you're playing games and you're getting popups, don't click them."
Timothy A. Floravit, 35, of 140 Baker Rd., Beaver Falls, and formerly of St. Marys where he was born and raised, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 following injuries sustained in an accident in Clarion County.
He was born Oct. 30, 1979, a son of Allen and Karen Facchine Floravit.
On Sept. 4, 2010 in St. Marys, he married Emily Dippold Floravit, who survives.
Eleanor A. Walden, 93, of Manor Care Potomac, Potomac, Md., formerly of 175 Parkway Dr., Emporium, died at Manor Care Potomac, Potomac, Md. Thursday morning, Jan. 8, 2015.
She was born Feb. 10, 1921 in Iselin, daughter of the late Valentino and Amelia Julio Geovanelle.
In Clearfield, she married the late John Walden.
St. Marys City Council unanimously approved investing $1 million into a capital reserve fund as part of a capital improvement program for 2016.
The fund will allow the city to focus on investing in city roads, equipment, drainage and other public works projects.
In addition, a committee will be formed to establish a policy on how to proceed with the capital expense program, how to rate projects, and more.
JAY TWP. â€“ The Jay Twp. Sewer Authority held their 2015 reorganizational meeting Wednesday night where a motion was passed to change the meeting day and time to the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
Immediately following the reorganizational meeting meeting, the regular monthly meeting was opened.
Under old business, the authority voted to have the licensed engineer look over the plant to determine how best to spend Act 13 grant money.
Frederick J. "Fred" Schill, 66, of 58 Launer Lane, Johnsonburg, died on Tuesday evening, Jan. 6, 2015 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born on Feb. 2, 1948 in Kane, son of Ralph and Wilma Reed Schill. He married Sandra Lewis on Sep. 14, 1968 in St. Marys and she survives.
Mr. Schill resided in Johnsonburg for the past 44 years. He attended Queen of the World school.
He was a member of the VFW, Prince of Piedmont Club in Johnsonburg and Wilcox Sportsmen's Club.
Renee L. Streich, 38, of 759 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk following a lengthy illness.
She was born on July 25, 1976, a daughter of the late Richard Streich, who preceded her in death on June 1, 1995 and Kathi Snyder Streich, who survives of St. Marys.
Renee was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, class of 1994.
The search continues for a new tenant to occupy the former Giant Eagle supermarket located in the St. Marys Plaza along the Million Dollar Highway.Â
"Right now there is a definite need for another grocery store in St. Marys and that really showed over the holiday,â€ť said City Manager Dave Greene.
According to Greene, three companies have expressed interest in the space.Â