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April 7th, 2014

Eileen B. Fletcher

April 7, 2014

Eileen B. Fletcher, 89, of Fryburg, died Sunday, April 6, 2014 at her home.
She was born Feb. 8, 1925 in Strobleton, the daughter of Harry E. and Barbara S. Hartle Eisenman. On March 5, 1946, she was married to Paul J. Fletcher who preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1986.

Stormwater, solicitation ordinance discussed

April 7, 2014

The City of St. Marys is awaiting a followup response about its stormwater management ordinance from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) who stated the ordinance was generally sufficient except for two deficiencies.
The deficiencies pertained to the city's definition and square footage measurements of impervious surface which is landscape that cannot absorb rainfall.

Local author publishes novel

April 7, 2014

Luke Streich, a Ridgway native writing under the pen name Eazra Shrantz, recently completed a novel titled "Bleeding Shadows" which has been available online since April 5.
Streich, a graduate of Ridgway Area High School, began writing "stories and poetry for fun in the second grade," and has since went on to author several short stories prior to "Bleeding Shadows," his first full-length novel.

April 6th

Norbert A. “Norb” Arnold

April 6, 2014

Norbert A. “Norb” Arnold, 93, of 648 Cedar Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at his home following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 30, 1920 in St. Marys, son of the late Nickolaus and Margaret Ortlauf Arnold. He was a member of the Queen of the World Church and remained devoted to his faith until death.
Norb lived a full life; having been blessed with two beautiful and loving wives. On May 21, 1949, he married Dolores Mary Schneider. She preceded him in death on July 9, 1980. On Oct. 16, 1982, he wedded Grace Erich Bucher. She survives.

Michael Samuel “Mike” DeStephano

April 6, 2014

Michael Samuel “Mike” DeStephano, 54, of 325 Washington St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Friday, April 4, 2014, at his home.

Olive Mae Spang

April 6, 2014

Olive Mae Spang, 94, Weedville, died Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a short illness.
Olive was born Jan. 13, 1920 in Caledonia, daughter of the late Exper and Frances Doyle Youngmark.
Olive was a 1937 graduate of Weedville High School. She had cooked at Little Skipper Restaurant, worked at Echo Glenn Egg farm, and was a care giver for many years. She was also a Member of Caledonia United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Weedville American Legion Auxiliary.

Chamber presents annual awards

April 6, 2014

A large crowd gathered Saturday evening for the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner in which two local businesses and one organization were honored for their achievements throughout the past year.
The 2014 recipients were GKN with the Business Achievement Award, the Keystone Elk Country Alliance (KECA) with the Community Achievement Award, and the St. Marys Rotary Club with the Community Spirit Award.
The Highlands, formerly the St. Marys Country Club, hosted the Hollywood-themed event "A Night with the Stars."

Byrnedale residence destroyed in fire

April 6, 2014

BYRNEDALE – Emergency responders battled a house fire late Friday night and into the early morning hours of Saturday at a house just off Log Cabin Lane in the area of 19850 Bennetts Valley Highway in Byrnedale.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township) and Elk Company 5 (Jay Township) were dispatched to the fire at 11:18 p.m. along with Bennetts Valley Ambulance.

April 4th

Fire in Byrnedale

April 5, 2014

BYRNEDALE – Emergency responders battled a house fire late Friday night and into the early morning hours of Saturday at a house just off Log Cabin Lane in the area of 19850 Bennetts Valley Highway in Byrnedale.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township) and Elk Company 5 (Jay Township) were dispatched to the fire at 11:18 p.m. along with Bennetts Valley Ambulance.
Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) and Elk Company 4 (Ridgway Fire Department) responded shortly after 11:50 p.m.

Robert E. Austin Jr.

April 4, 2014

Robert E. Austin Jr., 74, of Rockport, Texas, died Friday, March 28, 2014 after a lengthy illness.
Robert was born in Reynoldsville on March 10, 1940 to the late Robert E. and Elizabeth I. (Brochey) Austin, both from Pennsylvania.
Robert worked in construction, was a member of the National Guard, enjoyed sports (especially basketball), and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Robert called several states home, including Pennsylvania, New York, Alabama, and Texas, where he spent his final years.

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