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March 16th, 2012

Doris E. Eckert

March 16, 2012

Doris E. Eckert, 81, of Mechanicsburg, formerly of Ridgway, died Friday morning, March 16, 2012 at the Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg.
Born March 26, 1930 in Ridgway, she was the daughter of the late Robert Fingel and Anna (Anderson) Johnson. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Eckert who died Nov. 14, 2008.

Rose Marie Ginther

March 16, 2012

Rose Marie Ginther, 85, of 301 Ford Rd., St. Marys, died peacefully at her home on Friday evening, March 16, 2012 surrounded by her family.  Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Queen of the World Church on Tuesday, March 20, at noon. A full obituary will follow in Monday's edition.

March 15th

Police report update in handgun investigation

March 15, 2012

ST. MARYS - The St. Marys City Police Department reports investigating Wednesday's incident of a report of a subject who may have been in possession of a handgun. Police have identified the individual as a juvenile playing with an airsoft gun while waiting for transportation to school.

Ridgway's Students of the Month honored

March 15, 2012

The Ridgway Area School District's Students of the Month were honored during Tuesday night's school board meeting.
Kindergartner Savannah Kite was selected as the elementary school Student of the Month. Savannah said she was very excited to receive the award. When she grows up, she said, she wants to become an artist because she likes to draw. If she could do anything to change the world she would recycle. Her teacher Laurie Burkett said Savannah is always on task, always polite, well behaved and is always a good friend. She has become an excellent student and a fantastic reader.

Charlene Parks Bradford

March 15, 2012

Charlene Parks Bradford, 54, of Homosassa, Fla., died on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 after a brief illness.
She was born May 2, 1957, in Johnsonburg, the daughter of the late Harold D. and Ethel (Arron) Parks.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Bradford of Homosassa, Fla.; three brothers, Larry Parks of Johnsonburg, Gary Parks of Wilcox, and Kirk Parks of St. Marys; and a sister, Tammy Parks of Johnsonburg.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jay Parks of California, in 1992.

March 14th

Lady Crusaders fall to Vincentian

March 14, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY - The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team was eliminated from the PIAA Class A girls’ tournament by the Vincentian Academy Lady Royals last night in a second-round game played at Punxsutawney Area High School by a 57-38 score.
The Lady Crusaders got off to a rough start offensively, as the Lady Royals outscored them 17-6 in the first period and 11-10 in the second quarter to take a 28-16 halftime lead. In the second half, Vincentian outscored Elk Catholic 29-22.

Area schools in lockdown Wednesday morning

March 14, 2012

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys City Police Department reported responding to a suspicious person report near Kerner Avenue and Louis Street at approximately 8:20 a.m. Wednesday morning. The report indicated that the subject in question might be in the possession of a handgun. According to police, city and area law enforcement officials conducted an investigation while area schools and Elk Regional Health Center went into lockdown. City police are continuing their investigation into this incident, and anyone with information is asked to contact police at 781-1315.

ECC inducts students into National Honor Society

March 14, 2012

ST. MARYS – Elk County Catholic High School recently held its annual induction ceremony for the National Honor Society, this year welcoming 30 new members into the organization.
In addition to maintaining a certain grade point average, inductees also had to meet specific criteria related to leadership, service, and character.

Supervisors provide scholarship opportunity

March 14, 2012

BROCKPORT – Scholarship applications are available at the Horton Township Municipal Building for any graduating high school seniors pursuing a post-high school education in all fields of study.
The $500 scholarship funded by the Elk County Association of Township Officials is given away every year, according to Horton Township Supervisor Jeff Johnson.
Secretary Dennis Thompson suggests for parents who have a child planning on enrolling in college to come by and pickup an application.
"It sure helps out," said township auditor Dan Lines. "It will help out with covering the cost of books."

Fiorina Aiello

March 14, 2012

Fiorina Aiello, age 78, of 221 Mill St., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday afternoon, March 14, 2012, at the Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College following a lengthy illness.
She was born April 29, 1933 in Reggio Calabria, Cannolo, Italy, daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Staltare Siciliano. On Oct. 11, 1958, in Welland, Ontario, Canada, she married Carmen Aiello; he preceded her in death Nov. 20, 2004.

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