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July 15th, 2014

Storytime at Fox Twp. Park debuting on Friday

July 15, 2014

Storytime at Fox Township Park will make its debut in Kersey on Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Families with children from birth to kindergarten may stop by the park anytime between those hours for the free event consisting of games, crafts, live pets and snacks.
The event is sponsored by Parents as Teachers (PAT), a program of Dickinson Center, Inc.
Pre-registration is not required however participants are required to sign in. In addition all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pisani trial on drug charges begins

July 15, 2014

RIDGWAY – A jury trial for Edward J. Pisani, 59, of Johnsonburg, began Tuesday morning at the main courtroom of the Elk County Courthouse.
Pisani is charged with a felony count of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, as well as misdemeanor charges of use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. The charges stem from a search warrant that was executed at Pisani's home on Sept. 6, 2012.

Genevieve E. Anderson

July 15, 2014

Genevieve E. Anderson, 95, of 433 S. Michael St., St. Marys, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at her home.
She was born on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 1918, a daughter of the late August and Christine Menod Ehrensberger.
On May 17, 1941 in Philipsburg, she married Clark J. Anderson who preceded her in death in 2004.
Mrs. Anderson was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School and a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by a son, C. Theodore Anderson of St. Marys, and a daughter, Laurel Anderson of Ohio.

July 14th

Robert G. Wittman

July 15, 2014

Robert G. Wittman, 68, formerly from Dagus Mines, died Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was the son of the late Edwin L. and Alice Stauffer Wittman.
He was a Vietnam veteran serving with the 101st Airborne Division and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
He is survived by three daughters, one son, grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is survived by a sister, Janice (Russ) Roan of Avis; and two brothers, James, St. Louis, Mo., and Mark of Dagus Mines. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Mary Lou.

Downtown property owners learn about facade program

July 14, 2014

The St. Marys Redevelopment Authority (RDA) held an informational meeting on Monday evening where downtown property owners were invited to provide their feedback on a proposed Facade Program. As part of the project they also want to address awnings and signage.
In order to apply for the $50,000 DCED (Department of Community and Economic Development) grant, the RDA is required to obtain input from property owners if they are interested in participating in the project.

Straub Brewery sign

July 14, 2014

Crews on Tuesday were seen working on the Straub Brewery sign at 303 Sorg St. in St. Marys.

Jordan found guilty in child endangerment case

July 14, 2014

RIDGWAY – On Monday afternoon, a jury found Willis R. Jordan III, 34, of Johnsonburg, guilty of endangering the welfare of children.
At the request of the defense, the jury was polled, at which time they all affirmed that it was a unanimous verdict.

Martha E. Cheatle

July 14, 2014

Martha E. Cheatle, 86, of 235 Muenster Rd., St. Marys, died on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
She was born on Feb. 29, 1928, a daughter of the late Horace and Martha McGill Horning.
On Aug. 31, 1947 in Emporium Methodist Church, she married Charles L. Cheatle, who preceded her in death in 2004.
Martha was a member of the Presbyterian Church and worked briefly at Sylvania until she became a homemaker. She loved crocheting, playing cards and cooking. She was the last member of her immediate family.

Batiste T. "Kack" Franco

July 14, 2014

Batiste T. "Kack" Franco, 85, of 6478 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Sunday morning, July 13, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 20, 1928 in Johnsonburg, son of Batiste and Frances Sirianni Franco.
On Oct. 31, 1950, he married Stephana C. "Steffie" LaFarr in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and she survives.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1946.

Paul J. Grieggs

July 14, 2014

Paul J. Grieggs, 77, of 232 Monterey Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly on Sunday evening, July 13, 2014.
He was born on Dec. 8, 1936 in St. Marys, a son of the late Thomas and Anna Francis Grieggs.
On May 9, 1958 in St. Leo Church, he married Inez Magrini Grieggs, who survives.
Paul was a lifelong resident of the area, and a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1954. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from Keystone Carbon Company after more than 35 years of service. He was a member of the Elks and enjoyed gardening and sitting on his porch swing.

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