November 23rd, 2014
Earl Dennis Crosby, 78, of Pine, Ariz., and formerly of St. Marys, died in the early morning of Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 in Payson Regional Medical Center in Arizona after recurring health complications caused his heart to stop.
Dennis, as he was known to his friends, moved to Pine, Ariz. two and half years ago with his sister from Colorado. He was born July 6, 1936 in Warren and lived in St. Marys where he went to school at Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School and Central Catholic High School. After graduation, his family moved to North Olmsted (Cleveland), Ohio.
John H. Clark, 60, of 105 Darr St., St. Marys, died peacefully at his home Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
He was born Jan. 30, 1954, a son of the late Robert and Margaret McDonald Clark.
John was a graduate of Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1972, and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served from 1974-1976. He was a member of the CMF and had been employed at St. Marys Carbon Company for more than 40 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Joseph Bleggi, 76, of Grapevine, Texas, formerly of Weedville, had returned to the valley last week, his home place, to attend the funeral of his nephew, when he died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Penfield.
He was born May 24, 1938 in Weedville, son of the late Albino and Gisella â€śHazelâ€ť (Michelini) Bleggi. He first married Judy (Carpin) Bleggi who preceded him in death in 1988. He later married Linn (Wilson) Bleggi who survives and lives in Texas.
A Living Nativity drew visitors throughout Friday evening as part of St. Marys' annual Light Up Night celebration.
The Shiloh Presbyterian Church hosted its first ever Living Nativity, complete with children and adult characters as well as a camel, llama, donkey and sheep.
Parish members have been working about one and a half months on the project.
Although this is a new venture for the church, Shiloh Pastor Rev. Scott Wiest Sr., said they are considering the possibility of expanding it in the future.
EMPORIUM â€“ Working in an industry surrounded by a negative stigma, Seneca Resources faces many questions about the impacts that its work has on the environment and community that surround its drilling sites.
On a recent rig tour, Seneca Resources representatives answered a few common concerns about the gas drilling industry, specifically the company that owns a majority of the mineral rights in Elk County, Seneca Resources, while explaining what Seneca does to recycle goods and reduce the impact of its drilling sites.
The first of three planned tours at St. Joseph Monastery was held on Friday evening, and the turnout by members of the community was overwhelming.Â
It was anticipated that maybe a few dozen people would show up. Instead, around 250 were estimated to have attended.
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RIDGWAY â€“ Following an investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation into the Elk County Sheriffâ€™s Office regarding the work schedules and overcompensation of deputy sheriffs, the findings of the investigation recommended that a criminal prosecution was not warranted; consequently, a criminal prosecution of any member of the Elk County Sheriffâ€™s Office shall not occur.
In a close 4-3 vote St. Marys City Council approved an updated city employee handbook. Accumulated sick time was the main disagreement for those opposed to the new handbook.
The handbook was in need of revisions as it last underwent an overhaul in 2001. It is now complete and meets all federal and state guidelines and rules and regulations, according to City Manager Dave Greene.
Council members Sally Geyer, Ned Jacob, Bob Mohr and Mayor Bob Howard voted to approve the handbook, while Gary Anderson, Greg Gebauer and Lou Radkowski cast opposing votes.
With repairs upcoming for the East Branch Dam, Layne Christensen Construction, the company contracted to complete the repairs, visited Ridgway Thursday afternoon to begin networking with local businesses that will have an impact on the dam project.
On Aug. 26, Layne was awarded the contract for the East Branch Dam repairs by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at a total value of just over $132.5 million.