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August 24th, 2014

Myriad of topics discussed by council

August 24, 2014

Retention pond upkeep, emergency management update, airport wish list, and a City Manager's report were all items discussed recently by St. Marys City Council.
Councilman Greg Gebauer mentioned the new PennDOT installed retention ponds are not done yet and already have weeds in them about four feet high with sunflowers growing on them. He speculated when PennDOT is finished with that portion of the project the weeds are likely to be over six feet tall. These are weeds from the dirt already placed in the pond.

Community pool closes for the summer

August 24, 2014

Summer is officially over – at least as far as the St. Marys Community Pool is concerned. The pool officially closed for the year on Sunday evening, ending a summer season that did not got exactly as hoped, at least in terms of the weather.
Sitting at one of the picnic tables in the pool's snack bar area just after 2 p.m., outgoing pool manager Greg Snelick watched as only a handful of people enjoyed an afternoon at the pool for the final time this summer.

William A. "Bill" Liscinski

August 24, 2014

William A. "Bill" Liscinski, 83 of 624 Maple Ave. in Ridgway and formerly of 304 Clarion Rd., Johnsonburg died on the afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville following a brief illness.
He was born on December 1, 1930 in Johnsonburg, son of the late John and Mary Gulash Liscinski
He married Dorothy Polaski on August 25, 1951 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. She survives.
Mr. Liscinski resided in Ridgway for the past several years. He lived most of his life in Johnsonburg and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1948.

Helen E, Herr

August 24, 2014

Helen E, Herr, 90, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 306 Maple St., St. Marys, died on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.
She was born on December 16, 1923, a daughter of the late Ambrose and Elizabeth Fox Kreckle.
On October 7, 1947  in St. Marys, she married Allen "Acky" Herr, who preceded her in death on November 30, 2011.
Helen was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central High School, class of 1941. She was a member of the St. Mary's Church and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Lorenzo J. "Larry" Cortinovis

August 24, 2014

Lorenzo J. "Larry" Cortinovis, 92, of 202 Evers Ave., St. Marys, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 at the DuBois Nursing Home after an illness of the past several months.
He was born May 29, 1922 in Coal Hollow, son of the late John and Jennie Carrara Cortinovis. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey schools. On April 15, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Loretta J. Hoffman, who survives.

August 22nd

Council ponders new budget item for city's anniversary

August 22, 2014

During a recent City Council work session, a proposal was introduced to create a budget line item for the next three years to set aside a small amount of funds to prepare for St. Marys 175th anniversary in 2017.
According to Councilmen Ned Jacob, who suggested the idea, the funds would be utilized to help with any parade, carnival or festival which may take place.
Councilwoman Sally Geyer voiced her complete opposition to the idea.
"That should be up to the committee that is going to do that not up to council in 2014," Geyer said.

Local fallen hero remembered

August 22, 2014

Mary Parziale Bentz, of Washington, D.C. and formerly of Brockway, recently released a book with her husband Richard entitled "We Remember Them: A Biographical Supplement for Fatal Dive."
"We Remember Them" contains biographies of the crew of the World War II submarine the USS Grunion, which sunk near the Japanese-occupied Aleutian Island of Kiska on July 30, 1942.
Though the exact cause of the Grunion's demise remains unknown, it is believed that a confrontation occurred between the Grunion and a Japanese ship.

Gustavo G. “Gino” Scacchitti

August 22, 2014

Gustavo G. “Gino” Scacchitti, 93, 1072 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born January 22, 1921 in Carapelle Calvisio, L’Aquila, Italy, son of the late Domenico and Santa DeiPietrantonio Scacchitti. He attended school in Italy and moved to St. Marys in 1939. He was a retired employee of Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1986 after 44 years of service.

August 21st

Officials react to Sheriff's dept. remarks

August 21, 2014

The Elk County Commissioners released a statement late Thursday morning in response to reports concerning an investigation into the county's Sheriff's department. The statement was signed by commissioners Jan Kemmer, June Sorg, and Dan Freeburg. It reads:
The Board of County Commissioners of Elk County offers the following responses to quotations appearing in the local newspaper accounts of a pending investigation of the Elk County Sheriff's Department:

Elk County Farm Bureau addresses pension reform

August 21, 2014

As part of its annual legislative tour, Elk County Farm Bureau members discussed several issues of importance impacting the agricultural industry currently being debated by state legislators.
Among the Farm Bureau's top concerns are pension reform, accountability of gas well operators and surface landowners and exemption from state sales tax for timbering operations.
"We work on legislation vital to agriculture, but also to all walks of life in Pa.," said Elk County Farm Bureau Governmental Relations Director Ernie Mattiuz.

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