June 19th, 2011
The St. Marys Legion baseball team recorded their seventh victory over the season as they handed the Kane Legion a 12-2 loss in five innings Sunday night at Berwind Park.
St. Marys scored 10 runs in the third and fourth innings to record the win.
The St. Marys squad pounded out 14 hits in the game, led by Anthony Grimoneâ€™s triple and double. Nate Geist had two doubles, while Pat Brennen and Luke Nicklas both had a double and a single. Jordan Weinzierl had three singles, while Nick Burdick doubled. Eric Wehler and Mitchell Meyer each had a single.
Family legacy and family tradition resonate strongly with brothers Dale and Howard Lepovetsky, third-generation owners of Industrial Steel and Pipe Supply Company in St. Marys. The company, which sells various types of steel, plastics, piping and other products for commercial and retail use, is proudly celebrating its 75th year.
"It feels nice. It's still one of the very few small companies that's actually family-owned in the area," Howard said. "We thought it was quite a [mile]stone to celebrate."
Jay Township Supervisor Jeremy Rippey came under fire from a township resident during the supervisors' meeting Thursday evening for voting at a past meeting to approve fellow supervisor Francis Gustafson to a position on the Jay Township Water Authority when a township resident had also submitted a letter of interest in the position. Gustafson had also voted for himself at that time, providing the other necessary vote to allow him to fill the vacancy.
At a Jay Township Supervisors meeting earlier this year, remarks had been made that it was not appropriate for the township's three supervisors to hold a weekly work schedule meeting during the working hours of supervisor Murray Lilley, who also works for the township. The supervisors began holding the meetings after eliminating the township's roadmaster position, which Lilley had previously held. Lilley was then subsequently hired to fill a maintenance position with the township, with the supervisors as a group determining employees' work schedules.
According to Jay Township Supervisor Francis Gustafson, the township loses around $1,500 to $1,600 a year replacing stolen or damaged road signs.
"We just put new ones up on the hill and they're all busted," Gustafson said.
He asked his fellow supervisors Murray Lilley and Jeremy Rippey if they had any suggestions on how to combat the reoccurring problem.
William L. "Triple P" Summerson Sr., 81, of 214 Columbus St., St. Marys, died Friday, June 17, 2011 at the home of his son William Summerson Jr. of Cuneo Road, Kersey, after an illness of the past two months.
He was born Oct. 10, 1929, in Sterling Run, son of the late Fred Leroy and Marie Devling Summerson.
He attended Sterling Run schools and had resided in St. Marys since 1992. He was a former employee of the Mallery Lumber Co. in Emporium and retired from the Bureau of Reclamation and had been last employed by the Keystone Carbon Co.
Otto A. Shippling, 84, of Woodland Avenue, Johnsonburg, died Saturday, June 18, 2011 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center of Erie after a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 9, 1926 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Adolph and Luise (Granitza) Shippling.
On July 2, 1949, he married Louise (Johnson), who survives.
He lived all his life in Johnsonburg and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater, American Theater and on board the USS Amsterdam during WWII.
Ellen Mary (Prenger) Meier, 62, of Norcross, Ga. and Hidden Valley, died Thursday, June 16, 2011, at her home.
She was born July 27, 1948, in Fort Wayne, Ind., a daughter of the late Alvin and Ann (McCauliff) Prenger.
The St. Marys Legion baseball team improved to 6-0 on the season with a 5-2 victory over the Bradford Legion Friday night at Berwind Park.
Ben Daghir went the distance for the St. Marys squad, as he scattered eight hits while striking out 13.
St. Marys had seven hits in the contest, led by Ricky Pearsallâ€™s three-for-three night with a triple, a double and a single. Jordan Weinzierl doubled while Kevin Hoy, Eric Wehler and Nate Geist all singled.
â€śRicky (Pearsall) had a good night at the plate, which he has been doing all season,â€ť said St. Marys manager Fran Pasi.
School choice is currently a hot topic in the Pennsylvania State Legislature, according to Amy Hill, communications director for the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference.
Hill was the main speaker at a news conference held Friday afternoon at DuBois Area Catholic School regarding Senate Bill 1.
"Senate Bill 1 is a good sort of stepping-off place when we're talking about school choice in Pennsylvania right now," Hill said. "The bill aims to increase the very successful Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, which has been in existence for about 10 years now."