Archive - Mar 2013
In a recent town hall meeting dealing with drug use and local youth, a survey of area adolescents and teens showed many believe this area holds lax views on drugs and alcohol use.
St. Marys Area Middle School held a Day of Giving recently where they distributed just over $1,800 to two organizations fighting leukemia and multiple sclerosis as well as donated bags of candy bar wrappers to help feed America's hungry.
When the Frank and Paladino siblings decided to hold a 5k walk/run on the day before Easter three years ago, they simply wanted to honor the memories of their mothers, who had both died from brain aneurysms, and raise funds for The Brain Aneurysm Foundation. They did not realize at the time that they were also starting an event that would become a tradition for a number of area residents.
David L. Mahoney, 46, of 41 West Cardott St., Ridgway, died Saturday morning at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 9, 1966 in Ridgway, son of J. Leo and Betty A. (Pavlock) Mahoney.
He married Wendy S. Gardner on August 21, 1993, and she survives.
He had resided in Ridgway for the last 20 years and was a former Johnsonburg resident. He was a member of the Hallton Church. He was a 1986 graduate of the Johnsonburg High School. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, the Steelers, and vacations to the Outer Banks.
Edith T. Agosti, 94, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Weedville, died Friday, March 29, 2013 at the Sarah Reed Retirement Center in Erie.
She was born August 15, 1918 in Byrnedale, daughter of the late Andrew and Maddelena (Picchetti) Panighetti.
In February 1943 she married Sylvester Agosti and he preceded her in death on March 26, 1980.
Mrs.Agosti lived all her life in Bennetts Valley and was a member of St. Joseph Church. She worked at Airco Speer for many years. She loved traveling and her family.
ST. MARYS - "Methylenedioxypyrovalerone is here," said St. Marys City Police Officer Greg McManus in speaking before a group of concerned parents and local law enforcement about the rise of stimulant bath salts use in the area at a town hall meeting held at the South St. Marys Street earlier this week.
The scene in the St. Marys Area High School gymnasium on Thursday evening was reminiscent of a championship game at the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament -- the stands were packed and spectators crowded in the doorways and lined the walls behind each of the hoops. Staff members eventually had to turn people away, declaring that the event was sold out.
With the opening day of trout season just around the corner, anglers will want to think twice about harvesting more than the legal daily limit now that Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law tougher anti-poaching legislation.
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department has a new truck to replace Utility Truck 813.
David J. Zimmett, 67, a recent resident of the Kane Lutheran Home and formerly of Ridgway and St. Marys, died on Friday morning, March 29, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb 17, 1946 in St. Marys, a son of Madeline Wilson Zimmett of St. Marys and the late Joseph Zimmett.
He was Methodist by faith and had been a member of Ridgway United Methodist Church.Â He served in the U.S. Navy.Â He worked for a number of years at Stackpole Carbon Company and also worked home construction.
He was an avid fisherman and a devoted Yankees fan.