Archive - Dec 17, 2012
ST. MARYS - A former Crystal Fire Department firefighter charged with setting fire to his own mobile camper for the insurance money waived his preliminary hearing Friday in District Court 59-3-03.
The July 9 camper fire at 333 North St. Marys St. was one in a wave of arsons that swept through Elk County in 2012.
An investigation into the fire resulted in criminal charges of arson and insurance fraud being filed against 25-year-old Michael Anthony Scolari, who was not a member of CFD at the time the arson took place.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Exchange students Laura Sakalauskaite from Lithuania and Bagdad Abdurauf from Tajikistan are quickly adjusting to the Johnsonburg Area High School as their new home. Â
Sakalauskaite is being hosted by the Cardoni family of Johnsonburg and Abdurauf is being hosted by the Field family of Johnsonburg. Lisa Gustafson, French teacher at the Johnsonburg Area High School, was approached by the Cardoni and Field family to host an exchange student.
James H. Dietz, 90, of 106 Linwood Ave., St. Marys, died on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at Dubois Nursing Home following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 11, 1922 in Ridgway, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Pfingstler Dietz.
On June 14, 1947 in St. Mark's Church in Emporium, he married the late Elizabeth J. "Betty" Dietz, who preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 2012.
Shirley E. Amacher, 87, of 224 Park Ave., Ridgway, died on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 9, 1925 in Brockway, a daughter of the late Clemens and Marie Weilacher Richards.
On May 30, 1952 in Brockway, she married the late Clayton Amacher, who preceded her in death in 1979.
Mrs. Amacher was a lifelong resident of the area and an active member of Ridgway Church of the Nazarene, where she also served as a custodian for many years.Â She enjoyed playing the piano and spending time with her family.
ST. MARYS â€“ The weather was sunny and fairly mild around noon on Saturday morning as a few dozen people gathered at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery to take part in the annual Wreaths Across America National Remembrance Ceremony and assist with placing wreaths on veterans' graves there and at the Protestant Cemetery.