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Archive - Jan 2014

January 30th

Helene “DeDee” Maholtz

January 31, 2014

Helene “DeDee” Maholtz, 65, Bennetts Valley Highway, Weedville, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center after a short illness.
She was June 22, 1948 in Weedville, daughter of the late Geno DeCarli and Helen (Wadding) DeCarli, of Weedville, who survives.
On April 7, 1990, she married Philip “Kenny” Maholtz, who survives.
She was a graduate of St. Marys High School and the Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology in DuBois.
She was owner/operator of DeDee’s Hair Shop in Weedville.

Edith Marie DeStefano

January 31, 2014

Edith Marie DeStefano, 94, of Savoy, Ill., formerly of Williamsport, died at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Carle Hospital, Urbana. She was surrounded by her family and devoted caregivers.
Edith was born Feb. 25, 1919 in Kersey daughter of Benjaminio and Erminia Morelli Carlini. She married John Angelo DeStefano on Nov. 25, 1948 in Ridgway.

One dead in Mersen explosion

January 31, 2014

Officials on Thursday confirmed the death of a St. Marys Mersen USA employee after an industrial explosion in the morning.
Noah Nichelson, St. Marys Mersen USA general manager, said in a statement to WJAC that one employee was killed and two were injured following “an equipment related accident” at the plant.
A receptionist at the plant earlier in the day said there would be no comment regarding the accident.

School emergency closure policy detailed

January 31, 2014

The decision to close or modify the school day due to inclement weather is not one made lightly as emphasized by St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney.
In addressing the district's response to recent severe winter weather, Kearney referenced its
emergency closing procedures which may be viewed on the front page of the district website at www.smasd.org.

Kane school, judge take tough stance on truancy

January 31, 2014

KANE – Skipping school has serious consequences in Kane.
Both the school administration and Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman are taking a tough stance on truancy.
"Students cannot learn if they are not present in school," Dr. Maryann Anderson, school district superintendent, said. She pointed out that the school district is required to enforce the state compulsory attendance law.

One dead in Mersen explosion

January 30, 2014

Officials on Thursday confirmed the death of a St. Marys Mersen USA employee after an industrial explosion in the morning.
Noah Nichelson, St. Marys Mersen USA general manager said in a statement that one employee was killed and two were injured following “an equipment related accident” at the plant.
Emergency dispatchers confirmed a call went out shortly after 9 a.m. to Mersen USA in St. Marys, located at 1032 Trout Run Rd.

January 29th

Radon poses silent threat

January 30, 2014

With elevated levels of radon affecting almost half of Pennsylvania homes and being the second leading cause of lung cancer in the state, residents are encouraged now more than ever to have their homes tested for the colorless, odorless, radioactive gas.
Wally Hanes of Hanes H.C.R., LLC in St. Marys, is DEP-certified in radon mitigation and said 50 percent or higher of homes in the Elk County area have tested positive for radon. He has found readings from as high as 175 pCi/L in Johnsonburg down to 1 pCi/L with levels being elevated north of Elk County toward Kane.

Dr. Dodie (Dolores) Fleming Meier

January 30, 2014

Dr. Dodie (Dolores) Fleming Meier died on Jan. 28, 2014 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
She completed her undergraduate work in education at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in counseling psychology at New Mexico State University. She was a member of Phi Kappa Phi honorary society and the American Psychological Association. She was named to Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Dodie served as a clinical therapist and counselor as well as an associate professor.

James C. Copella Sr.

January 30, 2014

James C. Copella Sr., 87, of 325 Dewey Circle, Ridgway, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor.
He was born Oct. 5, 1926 in Kersey, son of the late Edward C. and Bessie May Moyer Copella. He married his lifelong friend, Carol D. Keller, she survives.

Roessler shares message of hope with ECC students

January 30, 2014

As part of their Catholic Schools Week celebration, Elk County Catholic High School invited Catholic singer/songwriter Lee Roessler and his band to perform for students on Wednesday afternoon in the school's auditorium. Later that evening, a free concert for the community was also performed by Roessler from 7-9 p.m. at ECCHS.

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