Archive - 2013
Alfred J. "Pete" Manners, 94, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Benezette, died on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 28, 1918 in Punxsutawney, a son of the late William and Jessie Manners.
On May 19, 1948 in Punxsutawney, he married Ann Swanson Manners, who survives.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during WWII in Normandy and France.Â He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries received during the war.Â
He retired from Airco Speer after more than 29 years of service.Â He enjoyed
Edward L. Joshnick, 50, of 395 S. St. Marys St., St. Marys, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center following a vehicle-pedestrian accident in Fox Township.
He was born March 23, 1963 in Newark, N.J., a son of the late Lawrence and Barbara Applinski Joshnick.
He was a graduate of SMAHS, Class of 1982 and was Catholic by faith.Â He was employed by Custom Industrial Processing and had also worked at Metco for several years.Â He enjoyed running, swimming, and going to camp.
ST. MARYS â€“ A 48-year-old woman is dead after reportedly being gunned down early Tuesday morning at Eastern Sintered Alloys in St. Marys.
According to an affidavit of probable case filed in the case, Michael J. Stephanic Jr., age 44, faces multiple charges including criminal homicide, two felony counts of aggravated assault and a felony charge of discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure.
RIDGWAY â€“ Michael Anthony Scolari, age 25, pleaded guilty to one felony count of arson as part of a plea bargain with the District Attorney's office stemming from a July 9, 2012 camper fire that occurred at his residence.
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services and North Star Realty Group of St. Marys recently celebrated their new affiliation during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at their office located at 20 N. Michael St. on the Diamond in downtown St. Marys.
Members of both companies were on hand along with representatives from the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of St. Marys.
FOX TWP. â€“ A 50-year-old St. Marys man died late Monday night after being hit by an SUV on state Route 255, according to police reports.
Edward Joshnik reported walked onto SR 255 near Laurel Run Road shortly after 11 p.m. Monday and was struck by a Ford Escape.
He was later pronounced dead at Elk Regional Health center.
Police said the driver of the SUV will not be charged.
St. Marys City Police report arresting 44-year-old Michael J. Stephanic following the death of 48-year-old June Talmadge, also known as June Andrus.
Stephanic, of St. Marys, has reportedly been arraigned on charges of criminal homicide and aggravated assault, and has been remanded to the Elk County Prison.
The incident reportedly took place early Tuesday morning at 2:40 a.m. at Eastern Sintered Alloys at 126 Access Rd.
The investigation is continuing.
HAMLIN TWP. â€“ Six-year-old Jarrett Costanzo idolized his older brothers Angelo and Jacob and looked forward to the day that he, too, could play youth football.
Meanwhile, he was happy to be on the sidelines as the spirited "water boy."
His 12-year-old cousin Olivia Douglas, a Kane native who lived with her father in Eldred, was a vibrant young girl who was a cheerleader with the Little Nippers youth football program for Otto-Eldred.Â
Yes, a crowd of more than 300 can be silent.
This was evident Sunday evening at the start of an emotional candlelight vigil for Jarrett Costanzo and Olivia Douglas. These young children were killed in a Saturday traffic accident on Route 219 near Lantz Corners.
Organized by Mike Hulings of Kane on the Facebook social media site on the internet, the vigil featured testimonies to cousins Costanzo, 6, and Douglas, 12.
The 90-minute vigil was held at the football field at the Kane Middle School on Hemlock Avenue.
KANE (AP) â€” Six people killed in a head-on car crash on a highway in a northwestern Pennsylvania forest include a 12-year-old cheerleader with an infectious smile and a 6-year-old boy described as a scrappy competitor in a variety of sports.
A sport utility vehicle crossed the center line on Saturday afternoon and hit an approaching sedan in Allegheny National Forest, killing 6-year-old Jarrett Costanzo and 12-year-old Olivia Douglas and injuring a woman and her 10-year-old son, all in the SUV, state police said.