March 16th, 2014
St. Marys Area sophomore Allie Wonderling brought home a medal from the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships held at Bucknell University in Lewisburg.
On Saturday Wonderling placed fifth in the Class AA diving competition with a total of 378.95 points in the finals.
A steady crowd was on hand throughout Saturday at the 2014 Business Expo held at the Red Fern. The four-hour event, sponsored by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce andThe River 98.9, provided visitors with an opportunity to peruse services and products available from area businesses. Among the 40 plus vendors were educational and banking institutions, organizations and several businesses ranging from construction and home repair/renovation businesses, computer technicians, healthcare, outdoors, real estate, jewelry, insurance, law enforcement, as well as a winery and travel agency.
Penn Highlands Healthcare is working with an independent emergency medicine physician group to assist with provider staffing in three of the system's emergency departments, including Penn Highlands Elk.
This practice, however, has no adverse impacts on emergency department physicians currently employed at the facility and is in place only to assure a full complement of physicians, according to hospital officials.
As the green beer was served in honor of St. Patrickâ€™s Day, Remedy X kicked off Saturday nightâ€™s concert at Dinoâ€™s Place with Grand Funk Railroadâ€™s â€śWeâ€™re an American Band.â€ť Remedy X performed for no charge and Dinoâ€™s Place donated the profits to Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at Elk County Catholic High School.
Kathryn Joan (Kathy) Moriarity, 31, of Brandy Camp Circle, Ridgway, died Friday, March 14, 2014 as the result of an automobile accident.
She was born Oct. 8, 1982 in St. Marys, daughter of Janet Meyer Pritt (Roy) of Ridgway and Michael and Lorraine (Dippold) Moriarity of St. Marys.
Mary E. Breakey, 89, of 46 Freedom Dr., Wilcox, died Friday evening, March 14, 2014 at Kane Community Hospital in Kane following a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 5, 1925 in Spangler, daughter of the late Aaron and Laura Moyer Folmar.
On June 29, 1946 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married LaVerne E. Breakey; he preceded her in death on July 21, 2009.
FOX TWP. â€“ One person died Friday afternoon in a fatal crash on Brandy Camp Road in the 600 block near Rebco, Inc.
Kathryn J. Moriarity, 31, of Ridgway, was killed when a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am driven by 59-year-old Olen L. Pritt, also of Ridgway, flipped as he attempted to negotiate a right curve in the roadway, according to reports released Friday night.
According to the Ridgway-based state police, the car started to spin in a clockwise direction and exited the right side of the roadway. The right front corner of the car struck an embankment, causing the car to overturn.
The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors addressed several items during their recent meeting ranging from addressing road construction along state Route 255, cafeteria prices, changes in health care benefits and a grant award.
In regard to ongoing construction along SR 255, the South St. Marys Street Elementary School entrance, exit and yard will be excavated to replace the water line and again to replace the sewer line. The contractor will have the entrance/exit open for arrival and dismissal with work occurring from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 14, or 3-14, is the date that corresponds with the first three digits of the irrational and transcendental number pi, and the day is often recognized as a holiday of sorts to honor the number. Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, and its digits continue infinitely without repetition. In celebration of Pi Day, students at St. Marys Area High School held an assembly on Friday afternoon, using the occasion as a fundraiser as well as to enjoy pie-themed events such as a pie-eating contest and giving students the opportunity to pie some of their teachers.
Theresa M. "Daisy" DiNardo, 91, of 440 Center St., Johnsonburg, died on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born on July 30, 1922 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Rosario "Sam" and Rose Manno Mannella. On June 22, 1946 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married John J. DiNardo, who preceded her in death on July 5, 1980.
She resided in Johnsonburg all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1940.