January 25th, 2015
In a recently published article in British Medical Journal, researchers say there may be a correlation between working long hours and drinking too much alcohol.
The study covered over 400,000 people and found that those who work more than 40 hours a week are more likely to overuse alcohol. The study defined risky amounts of alcohol as more than 14 drinks a week for women and more than 21 drinks a week for men.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team jumped out to a 12-0 lead against the Brookville Raiders and never looked back as they recorded a 63-46 District 9 League victory on Elementary Night.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders extended their winning streak to 16 games Friday night with a 48-28 victory over the Johnsonburg Ramettes at the Elk County Catholic High School gymnasium.
These SSMSE girls created colorful cards of encouragement for those battling cancer during Friday evening's annual Mini Relay for Life.
South St. Marys Street Elementary School students collected $4,000 in donations Friday evening as part of the school's Mini Relay for Life event..
Now in its sixth year, the event consisted of small groups of students traveling from each activity station.
Close to 80 students,from kindergarten to fifth grade filled the gym participating in numerous activities while upbeat pop music hits played in the background.
In recent months, Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) has installed displays in local libraries for assistive technology for persons with disabilities, a program that LIFT staff are celebrating as a major success.
"I think it's working almost better than we had anticipated," assistive technology coordinator Charlie Williamson said. "We are having more and more people receiving their own assistive technology. I think just in the last month, I've had 12 people who have gone through the entire process and now have technology of their very own."
Robert R. Schauer Sr., 76, of 102 Cherry Rd., Kersey, died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born July 2, 1938 in St. Marys, son of the late Wilfred and Marcella Lecker Schauer. He was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1956. On Jan. 25, 1985, in St. Marys, he married Joyce Blessel Krise, who survives.
He was a lifelong mechanic and owner of the former B & B Sunoco in St. Marys. He was also a retired employee of the Keystone Powdered Metal Co., retiring in 2002.
Clarence J. "Hans" Arnold, 98, of 640 Cedar Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 following a short illness.
He was born April 8, 1916, a son the late George and Mary Rumpelein Arnold.
On June 14, 1943, he married Grace E. Parisi, who preceded him in death May 22, 1997 from Lou Gehrig's Disease.
The third time turned out to be the charm for the St. Marys and Warren swim and dive teams as they were finally able to compete against each other in a meet Thursday night at the St. Marys Area High School natatorium.
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad defeated the Ridgway team by a 125.725 to 111.600 score Thursday night at the SMA Middle School gym.