April 4th, 2014
BYRNEDALE â€“ Members of the Jay Township Fire Department on Friday morning accepted a donation from St. Marys Pharmacy & SMP Home Medical.
The battery donation is for the department's new UTV, an off-road utility task vehicle.
RIDGWAY â€“ Elk County President Judge Richard Masson listened to several omnibus pretrial motions on Thursday during a hearing for Michael J. Stephanic Jr., 45, of St. Marys, who is currently incarcerated in the Elk County Prison on charges he allegedly shot and killed June Talmadge, 48, during a Sept. 3 incident in the parking lot of Eastern Sintered Metals.
Parents of children age birth to kindergarten are invited to attend the Second Annual Kid's Day on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at the St. Marys Boys and Girls Club.
As part of the circus-themed event families have the opportunity to learn about different agencies that serve children ages birth to kindergarten.
ST. MARYS â€“ An internal investigation has reportedly revealed that human error caused a Jan. 30 industrial oven explosion that left one worker dead and another injured.
Incorrect placement of materials in an otherwise properly functioning curing oven was the cause of the explosion, according to Noah Nichelson, general manager with Mersen USA-St. Marys.
RIDGWAY – A Ridgway man was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge King Thursday morning with multiple felony counts of possession and dissemination of child pornography. Police say Theodore Robert Rohr, 34, of Ridgway was found to be in possession of approximately 40 images of child pornography and one movie depicting child pornography. According to the police affidavit, Rohr's computer was seized during the execution of a search warrant at Rohr's apartment on Nov. 21, 2013.
Facing a three-run deficit early in Wednesday afternoon's game, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders rallied to defeat the Ridgway Elkers 5-3 in a contest that was the season opener for both teams.
Alice R. Vanatta, 94, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, formerly of 522 1st Ave., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday afternoon, April 2, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, following a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 12, 1919 in Wilcox, daughter of the late Albert N. and Mary Lecker Smith.
She married H. Dean Vanatta on Aug. 8, 1941. He died June 15, 1973.
She resided in Johnsonburg most of her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1937.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg Senior Center and the former Rolfe Sportsmen's Club Women's Auxiliary.
Eugene A. "Oscar" Kriegel, 88, of 10 Samsel Ave. Johnsonburg, died Tuesday afternoon, April 1, 2014 at Penn Highlands-Elk, St. Marys, following a brief illness.
He was born May 13, 1925 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Anthony C. and Gertrude Keenen Kriegel.
He married Virginia M. "Chook" Williams on Dec. 17, 1945. She died Oct. 23, 1994.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1943.
Leo E. (Amacher) Cuthbert, 47, of 214 Fairview Ave., Johnsonburg, died March 13, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 10, 1966 in Ridgway, son of Thomas and Ruth Amacher.
He liked to walk in the woods to observe the wildlife.
He is survived by his mother, Nancy Cuthbert; and his siblings Lorraine Nolen, Dan Krzeminski, Julianne Folger, Laura Cuthbert, Karen Glenn, Willa Amacher, Thomas Amacher Jr., Fred Amacher, and Cris Amacher.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dawn E. Shipe; and by a nephew, Zacharias Amacher.
On Sunday the Dynamic Dance Competition Company (DDCC) is hosting a showcase featuring their 2014 season routines. There is free admission to the event being held at Elk County Catholic High School with a 2 p.m. curtain call.
This season's 22 dancers encompass the largest group in company history which is based out of April School of Dance in St. Marys.
"This competition season has gone very smooth," said Jennifer Blankenship, DDCC founder and artistic director. "Every time we start a new season it's a challenge for me and my dancers. It was an intense season."