June 18th, 2013
With the increasing popularity of social media taking off online and the frequent use of e-mail and the internet in the workplace, members of St. Marys City Council reviewed guidelines for a social media and electronic communication policies during their latest meeting held Monday evening.
City Solicitor Tom Wagner prepared the two documents which were presented for initial review.
RIDGWAY â€“ Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Commissioners included the board's approval of a number of agenda items, chief among them was a $85,980 bid for a stormwater project in Jones Township.
Francis â€śChipâ€ť McClure, 87, of Penfield, died Monday, June 17, 2013 at the Holy Spirit Hospital of Camp Hill.
He was born November 30, 1925 in Orviston, son of the late Clair Charles and Mabel (Beers) McClure.
He married Gladys (Woodward) McClure and she preceded him in death on July 30, 1996.
Raised in West Decatur, he lived 30 years in Derrick City, 25 years in Penfield, and the past two years in Mechanicsburg.
Eugenia K. "Jean" Ladouceur, 86, of 31 Mark St., St. Marys, died on Monday, June 17, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center following a short illness.
She was born on Sept. 6, 1926, a daughter of the late Henry and Josephine Hoehn Meyer.
On Sept. 19, 1949 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Leo Ladouceur, who preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1973.
Magdalene B. Hacherl, 100, of 523 Vine St., St. Marys, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 25, 1912, in St. Marys, daughter of the late George B. and Barbara Krellner Herzing. In September of 1933, she married Herbert E. Hacherl in the St. Mary's Church and he preceded her in death on May 8, 2001.
Bernadette E. Bobenrieth, 77, of Southampton, died on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Wilhelmina Trotter Schwoyer.
Mrs. Bobenrieth was a retired employee of DA Tech Corp. of Ivyland. She was a Communicant of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Southampton.
She was the beloved wife of Robert J. Bobenrieth for nine years before his death in 1967.
The staff at Memorial Park has several new activities that they hope to implement this summer, while modifying some past events, and continuing to host perennial favorites.
The St. Marys Little League Softball Major League All Star team opened play in the District 10 North/South Combined Division Tournament on Monday evening at Benzinger Park as they earned a 9-4 victory over the DuBois squad.
During the month of April, Elk County's unemployment rate dropped to 6.4 percent from 8.2 percent, the lowest unemployment rate in the six-county area according to St. Marys City Manager Dave Greene.
This information was presented to Greene during a recent Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee (CEDS) meeting held in Ridgway.
Photo by Becky Polaski
Construction work continues along SR 255 in St. Marys, and crews were busy working near its intersection with Kallas Road on Monday morning.