May 6th, 2012
Susan J. "Susie" Smith, 89, of 635 Grant St., P.O. Box 1081 Saegertown, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Wesbury United Methodist Community, Meadville.
Susie was born in Johnsonburg on July 28, 1922, a daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (DiNardo) Marrone.
On Nov. 19, 1949 Susie married John S. "Jack"Â Smith, he survives.Â Residing in Ridgway from 1949 until 1974 when they moved to Kittanning where they lived until coming to Saegertown in 2006.
She was a member of St. Bernadette's Roman Catholic Church, Saegertown.
The Johnsonburg Rams put in another dominating effort on Saturday morning at Berwind Park, shutting out the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen 7-0 to win the 2012 Elk County Boys' Baseball Tournament title.
The Rams spread their runs out over their six times at bat, scoring one in each of the first two innings, two in the third, and three in the sixth.
Johnsonburg assistant coach Jim Holmberg credited his team's good pitching and defense with contributing to their victory in this year's tournament.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team defeated the Ridgway Elkers by a 4-3 score Saturday afternoon at Berwind Park to take third place in the Elk County Baseball Tournament.
The Crusaders, now 9-5 on the season, will play host to the Bradford Owls this afternoon at Berwind Park. Game time is scheduled for 4:15 p.m.
In Saturdayâ€™s game the Crusaders took the 3-0 lead after three innings, with Ridgway tying the game with one in the fourth and two in the top half of the fifth. Elk Catholic scored the eventual winning run in the home half of the fifth inning.
Following a fine from the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP], the Ridgway Township Municipal Authority is questioning the validity of a construction permit detailing modifications to the Boot Jack Pump Station.
The Authority was fined last summer following a reading conducted by DEP officials which found a higher concentration of byproducts permissible in the water system.
According to Works Superintendent Carl Gosnell, the DEP recommended modifications may not be suitable for the township's system.
ST. MARYS â€“ Recently Dickinson Center, Inc. (DCI) received a $92,000 grant from the A.J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust for the organization's Signs of Suicide Prevention Program (SOS).
The grant ensures the continuation of the program, aimed at reaching middle and high school students in Elk and Cameron counties. The goal of the SOS program is to teach students the specific action steps needed to respond to signs of suicide by teaching and emphasizing the program's message of "A.C.T."-- Acknowledge, Care, Tell.
Elk County Catholic softball won the Elk County Softball Tournament with a 3-1 victory over St. Marys in the championship game Friday at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams advanced to todayâ€™s championship game of the Elk County Baseball Tournament with a 15-5, six-inning victory over the Ridgway Elkers Friday afternoon at Berwind Park.
The Rams play St. Marys Area, this morning at 10 a.m. for the 2012 crown. The Dutch defeated the Elk County Catholic Crusaders 10-6 Friday in the late game. The Elkers will meet the Crusaders in the consolation game, which is slated for a noon start.
EAST DEER â€“ Two wheels fell off a school bus with 25 Elk County children on board along state Route 28 on Thursday morning, but neither they nor the bus driver were injured, state police said.
The driver, Walter Mehalko, 63, of Wilcox, was able to pull the crippled bus over to the side of the road between the Creighton (Exit 13) and Pittsburgh Mills (12A) exits at about 9 a.m.
The bus was one of two from the Johnsonburg Area School District heading to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.
ST. MARYS - A greater number of Americans than ever before are choosing to homeschool their children, with over two million students receiving a home education. A group of area homeschool parents recently discussed their reasons for choosing the homeschool option for their children.
Mothers with The Elk County Homeschoolers said that while homeschooling has traditionally drawn criticism for a perceived lack of oversight and regulation, Pennsylvania's Home Education Law establishes strict requirements that homeschoolers must follow.
The mothers explained that while there is a great deal of freedom afforded homeschoolers in teaching and enriching their children the guidelines for doing so as spelled out in Pennsylvania's Home Education Law, Act 169 of 1988 are stringent.