April 21st, 2014
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team finally played their home opener Monday afternoon as they took on the Warren Lady Dragons at the SMAHS softball field.
Warren came up with three runs in the to half of the sixth inning to down the Lady Dutch 3-0.
Representatives from Seneca Resources answered questions posed by St. Marys City Council on Monday evening in regard to future seismic testing taking place in the Taft Road area.
Mike Brock, a Taft Road resident, approached council during their last work session about concerns he and his neighbors have had with letters they've received from Blueline Geo about the testing. Brock requested council look into the matter and per his request council reached out to Seneca.
Local police officers who were serving 16 years ago may soon be receiving a check for reimbursement of overpayments they made to their pension plans.
St. Marys City Council unanimously approved a request for reimbursement during their Monday evening meeting.
The $35,582 overpayment was only recently discovered, however with 6 percent annual interest over 16 years, the amount totals $45,600.
During the consolidation of the borough and township into the City of St. Marys, both police departments had their own distinct pension plans, the terms of which were not the same between them.
Every year in the spring, the City Street Department sweeps all the paved roads maintained by the city as well as 10 PennDOT roads. The roads are broken up into seven areas, generally completing one area a week, weather and equipment permitting. As time and weather permits, some streets are swept a second time. Throughout the summer, the main streets downtown are swept every other week. Generally the sweeping programs concludes the first week of October.
Joan G. Verbka, 69, of 276 Coal Hollow Road, Kersey, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born July 24, 1944 in Anita, daughter of the late Matthew and Helen Anderson Gresock. On July 24, 1965 in the St. Josephâ€™s Church in Anita, she married Rudy Verbka who survives.
She was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School, Class of 1962 and had been a lifelong resident of the Kersey area. She served as the church secretary at St. Boniface Church for 30 years and still worked as a columnist for the local newspapers.
Dennis S. Parlavecchio, MD, 58, of East Arch Street in St. Marys, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
Born May 26, 1955 in DuBois, he was the son of Dominic J. and Marie L. (Laman) Parlavecchio. His mother survives.
He was a family practice medical doctor in the DuBois and St. Marys area for many years.
He is survived by a sister, Michelle Kownacki of Chula Vista, Calif.; a brother, James Parlavecchio of DuBois; and a sister, Lisa Salada of DuBois.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Per Dr. Parlavecchioâ€™s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services.
Melvin R. Hoffman, 70, of 415 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, died on April 19, 2014.
He was born on July 8, 1943 in St. Marys, son of the late Andrew and Margaret Eckert Hoffman. He was the loving husband and best friend to Gloria M. Roseto, who he married on Nov. 26, 1964 at St. Leo's Catholic Church where he was a member. He was a graduate of St. Marys High School.
Gladys F. Edinger, 81, of 155 Scotland St., Dagus Mines, and a resident of Elk Haven, died Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 26, 1932 in Dagus Mines, daughter of the late Norman and Sadie Dempsey Edinger. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Dagus Mines and Kersey schools. She worked at the Stackpole Corp. for 40 years and retired after its closure in 1988. She also worked as a beautician in her home for many years.
In the spring of 2011, Taylor Frank, her sister Carly, and siblings Rachael, Michael, and Daniel Paladino were planning a 5K run/walk in honor of their mothers, both of whom had recently succumbed to brain aneurysms. They wanted to hold the event the Saturday before Easter and, according to Taylor Frank, that original plan had it beginning and ending at her home.
"We thought only our friends and family would come," she said.
However, as word spread, more and more people began to register for the event.
The Boys and Girls Club of St. Marys held their annual Easter egg hunt for area youngsters on Saturday morning, and this year's event featured a venue change that brought it closer to the club itself.