October 5th, 2012
ERIE - A St. Marys woman charged with embezzling nearly a million dollars from her employer entered a guilty plea to charges of mail fraud and tax evasion on Friday before a U.S. District Court Judge in Erie.
It is alleged that Sandra Ann Prechtel, 49, of St. Marys, embezzled funds while in the employ of Abbott Furnace Company in St. Marys.
Most caterpillars are harmless, but there is one specimen that area residents should take care to avoid.
The white hickory Tussock moth caterpillar (identification for the photo above was confirmed by McKean County Cooperative Extension and an entomologist at Penn State), the black-and-white insect is native to parts of Canada and the northeastern and south central United States and appears in early summer to fall.
ST. MARYS â€“ Now in its 11th year, the annual K-9 Karnival Walk 'n Wag, sponsored by the Elk County Humane Society, is taking place this afternoon at Benzinger Park in St. Marys.
Canines of all kinds are invited to participate, with registration from 11-11:45 a.m. and the walk around the park beginning promptly at noon. All participants will receive a goodie bag with gifts for both themselves and their dog.
ST. MARYS - The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash that occurred on July 11 at 3:45 a.m. on SR 255 in Byrnedale has been charged with the death of his passenger, 23-year-old Savannah O. Straub, 23, of St. Marys.
ST. MARYS â€“ Some special guests, great music and fabulous food will make for an unforgettable evening at the upcoming "Women Who Care Sings with the Stars" event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Gunners Restaurant in St. Marys.
The new TAT Technology Development and Training (TDT) Center in St. Marys recently opened its doors in the former Stackpole Complex with hopes of offering a variety of hands-on courses designed to continually improve the industry.
TAT Technologies President Harb Nayar, PhD, based in Summit, N.J., chose to open the facility in St. Marys because of the area's strong powdered metal (PM) industry.
The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority continued discussion over updating a four-year-old control system after receiving an updated offer from Emerson Process during Thursday night's regular meeting.
The township's current SCADA [supervisory control and data acquisition], built and installed by Emerson Process in 2008, controls and monitors the tank levels and pump stations.
Ann E. Krise, 69, of 520 West Main St., Kersey, died Thursday morning, Oct. 4, 2012 at her residence following a lengthy battle with cancer.
She was born Jan. 13, 1943 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (Dinsmore) Johnston.
Marry Ellen Logue, 85, of 414 Second Ave., Johnsonburg, died Thursday morning, Oct. 4, 2012 at the residence of her daughter, Lynn "Piper" Scida, following a short illness.
She was born on July 29, 1927 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Francis and Catherine Notarianni Ferraino. On April 28, 1951 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married Allen L. Logue, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1996.
ST. MARYS - A 25-year-old St. Marys man has been charged with arson and other felony charges related to a fire at the 137 Lynch Rd. home of his father and stepmother that occurred in the early-morning hours of July 14.