April 9th, 2014
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders were one strike away from starting their season 0-2 after giving up the lead late in Wednesday afternoon's contest against the Curwensville Lady Tide. Instead, a single by Michaela Cashmer drove in pinch runner Emily Evers to send the game into extra innings tied at 6-all. With the momentum back in their favor, ECC was able to keep Curwensville off the board in the top of the eighth and drive in the winning run in the home half of the inning to pick up their first win of the season, 7-6.
Teresa M. â€śTessieâ€ť Schlimm, 86, a resident of Pinecrest Manor the past two years and formerly of 113 Gypsy Rd. (Highland Park) died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born June 23, 1927 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Romayne E. and Mildred Bryndel Schaut. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1945. She was a former employee of GTE Sylvania and also had worked as a home companion.
On Nov. 28, 1953 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Charles G. Schlimm who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 1976.
Deborah D. Moriarity, 49, of 372 Grant St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at her home following a long battle with cancer.
She was born Dec. 29, 1964 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Jerome and Mary Brown Moriarity.
Deb was a graduate of SMAHS and had been employed at Eastern Sintered Alloys, where she worked for more than 15 years.Â She enjoyed drawing, going for walks, and her pets. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her children.
At a recent St. Marys City Council meeting, Councilman Gary Anderson stated several residents who receive Social Security voiced their concern about the increase in their taxes.
Anderson emphasized the increase was through the county and not the city as the city's tax portion has not increased since 2011.
Greene said he will post a notice on the front doors of City Hall noting the increase was not implemented by the city.
The Northwest Savings Bank office in downtown St. Marys is highlighting various area groups through their Community Banking Month event, and this Friday the St. Marys Heritage Preservation Group will be featured. In addition to having a display set up inside the bank throughout the day on Friday, Andrew Mohney, head of the group's Facebook committee, will be on hand from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. to answer questions and provide information about the group and its current and future projects.
RIDGWAY â€“Â A "Teal Ribbon Campaign" is in full swing this month as CAPSEA, Inc. (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse) aims to increase sexual assault awareness.
"We're targeting the younger population," said CAPSEA executive director Billie Jo Weyant. "We as adult community members need to spread more awareness."
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, area residents are able to purchase a paper "Teal Ribbon" at various locations for a $1 donation to CAPSEA.
The St. Marys Area track and field teams opened their dual meet season Tuesday by playing host to the Punxsutawney squads.
The Lady Dutch downed the Lady Chucks 75-66 while the Chucks beat the Dutch 102-39.
Zachary Philip Perroz, 31, of Natrona Heights, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at his home.
He was born April 29, 1982, in Natrona Heights, a son of Alfred R. "Dick" (Janet) Perroz Jr. of St. Marys, and Carol (Craig) Pogue of Natrona Heights. Â
Zachary attended Highlands High School, graduated from the Newport Business School and also attended Community College of Allegheny County. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and dancing.
Nancy L. Heiberger, 72, of 120 Homestead Rd., Kersey, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
She was born May 20, 1941 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Edward F. and Anna Young Kunsch. On April 23, 1960 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married John C. â€śJackâ€ť Heiberger, who preceded her in death on April 7, 2001.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School, Class of 1959. She had worked as a nurseâ€™s aide for the Elk Haven Nursing Home.
SMETHPORT â€“ A Mt. Jewett couple accused in a nationally-publicized child-starving case have been sentenced to serve time in the McKean County Jail.
Senior Judge John Cleland of Kane sentenced Mark and Susan Hooper during a 33-minute proceeding Tuesday morning in McKean County Court.
Susan Hooper, 41, was given an aggregate sentence of nine months to 18 months in jail on charges of endangering the welfare of children.
Mark Hooper, 43, was sentenced to three to six months in jail for the same charge. He was granted "work release" status.