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January 13th, 2015

Judge King retires after 40 years

January 13, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – After 40 years in public service, Senior Magisterial District Judge George A. "Tony" King announced his retirement Tuesday which will end his 28-year stretch as magisterial district judge.
“I had made a decision some time ago that after 40 years of public service, it was time to move on," King said. "No health reasons or anything like that; it’s just time to make the decision."
King's decision to retire comes at a time that will allow his seat to be on the ballot for the upcoming Nov. 3 election.

Jay Twp. Water Authority addresses revenue problems

January 13, 2015

JAY TWP. – The Jay Township Water Authority determined that 30 residential meters are giving inaccurate readings and about 20 more are giving no readings at all.
"We're probably losing about a third of our revenue through inaccurate meters," Chairperson Marty Rosenfeld said at Tuesday night's meeting.
Letters are to be sent to r

Helen M. Bauer

January 13, 2015

Helen M. Bauer, 87, of 461 Main St., Kersey, died Monday, January 12, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk after a brief illness.
She was born April 4, 1927 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Maurice and Sadie Rigard Gillen. On Oct. 11, 1944 in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Donald W. Bauer, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. She was a former employee of Pure Carbon Company.
Mrs. Bauer was a member of the Queen of the World Church.

Bonnie Morrison Siple

January 13, 2015

Bonnie Morrison Siple, 81, of Clayplant Road, Brockway, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh after an unexpected illness.
Bonnie was born on Valentine’s Day of 1933 to Charles and Effie Morrison, also of Brockway, who preceded her in death.
She was married to Glenn Douglas Siple for 58 years. Together they raised their daughter, Bonnie Jo Siple [Renee], of Cranberry Township, and Marshall Douglas Siple [Leanne] of DuBois. She was the proud grandmother of Zachary Jonathan and Douglas Geer whom she treasured spending time with.

Pro Football Playoff Preview and Predictions: League Championship Round

January 13, 2015

Pro Football Playoff Preview and Predictions: League Championship Round

1/18/15
Green Bay @ Seattle 3:05pm
Betting: Over/Under: 47 Spread: Seattle -7

What to watch for:

January 12th

Mayor fined in case, breaks silence

January 12, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – St. Marys Mayor Robert V. Howard was found to be guilty Monday of disorderly conduct, a summary offense, before Judge Barry D. Brown, filling in for Judge George "Tony" King.
"I never felt so good about losing something in my life," Mayor Howard said in a press conference later that day. "I don't apologize for my feelings one bit."
Howard was cited for a Nov. 24, 2014 incident during which he entered a Ridgway hair salon and screamed at the owner, using profanity while at least one customer was present.

School board considering restructuring debt

January 12, 2015

The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors were informed about the options available to the district regarding the restructuring of its debt.
Les Bear and Dan O'Brien of Robert W. Baird Co., a financial advising company, presented information to the board during its Monday evening meeting.
"St. Marys is close to being debt free," Bear said.
Current projections show the school could be out of debt in 2018.
It is the board's goal to solidify projects and check with their bond council and bond agency before taking any action.

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Pike

January 12, 2015

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Pike, 85, of Blasdell, N.Y., died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.
Mrs. Pike was a retiree from New York Telephone. Mrs. Pike was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court #1311, Communication Workers of America, Telephone Pioneers, Blasdell Seniors, and a devout member of Our Mother of Good Counsel Church.

Jerome "Jerry" Wittman

January 12, 2015

Jerome "Jerry" Wittman of Weedville died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015.
He was the son of Mary and the late Thomas Wittman.
He leaves behind his devoted wife, Sara "Sally" Wittman; a son, Jesse; and a stepdaughter, Gretchen.
A private funeral service was held for family and friends.

Pro Football Playoff Recap

January 12, 2015

Pro Football Playoff Recap
1/10/15
Seattle 31 (13-4) vs
Carolina 17 (8-9-1)
 

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