September 3rd, 2013
George L. McCloskey, 83, of 159 W. Main St., Mt. Jewett, passed away early Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 at Sena-Kean Manor.
Born April 16, 1930, in Snow Shoe, he was a son ofÂ the late Lester and Olive McCracken McCloskey.Â On Oct. 3, 1952, in Hazel Hurst, he married Marilyn Smith who preceded him in death.Â For most of his life, Mr. McCloskey was a logger and retired from Penn Mountain Logging in 2005 at the age of 75. His favorite pastime was repairing small engines.
FOX TWP. â€“ A 50-year-old St. Marys man died late Monday night after being hit by an SUV on state Route 255, according to police reports.
Edward Joshnik reported walked onto SR 255 near Laurel Run Road shortly after 11 p.m. Monday and was struck by a Ford Escape.
He was later pronounced dead at Elk Regional Health center.
Police said the driver of the SUV will not be charged.
ST. MARYS â€“ St. Marys City Police report arresting 44-year-old Michael J. Stephanic following the death of 48-year-old June Talmadge, also known as June Andrus.
Stephanic, of St. Marys, has reportedly been arraigned on charges of criminal homicide and aggravated assault, and has been remanded to the Elk County Prison.
The incident reportedly took place early Tuesday morning at 2:40 a.m. at Eastern Sintered Alloys at 126 Access Rd.
The investigation is continuing.
SHEFFIELD â€“ The Kane Wolves football team opened up the 2013 season with a convincing 34-6 win over the Sheffield Wolverines in Sheffield on Saturday afternoon. The Wolves offense used a balanced attack while the defense forced five Wolverine turnovers on a hot and humid afternoon.
Six-year-old Jarrett Costanzo idolized his older brothers Angelo and Jacob and looked forward to the day that he, too, could play youth football.
Meanwhile, he was happy to be on the sidelines as the spirited "water boy."
His 12-year-old cousin Olivia Douglas, a Kane native who lived with her father in Eldred, was a vibrant young girl who was a cheerleader with the Little Nippers youth football program for Otto-Eldred.Â
The Kane School District "crisis team" is ready to assist students today in the wake of a tragedy that killed a Kane student and his cousin.
Jarrett Costanzo, a 6-year-old Kane kindergarten student, and his 12-year-old cousin Olivia Douglas died Saturday in a horrific two-car traffic accident on Route 219.Â
The fate of Kane Police Chief Brian Hillard remains cloudy today as he faces criminal charges filed by the state Attorney General's office.
Jack D. Safreed, 87, of 14 Oberg Ave., Mt. Jewett, passed away Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Oct. 27, 1925, in Beaver Falls, he was a son of John and Laura Best Safreed.Â On Aug. 13, 1983, at Lake Tahoe, he married Patricia Dinsmore who survives.
Mr. Safreed was employed byÂ the Bechtel Company and was a millwright by trade.Â His work consisted mainly of building nuclear power plants.
David E. Meckley, 46, of 130 Greeves St., Kane, formerly of Lamont, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in the Intensive Care Unit at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Aug. 29, 1967 in Kane, he was the son of Robert G. and Rebecca E. Campbell Meckley.
A graduate of Kane Area High School, David lived most of his life in Kane.Â Prior to his illness, he was a caregiver for Concerned Care in Kansas City, Mo., and had volunteered for many years at The Lutheran Home at Kane.Â He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Kane.
Hazel B. Marconi, 91, of 214 Hickory Dr., Longwood, Fla., formerly of Kane, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at her daughter Judyâ€™s residence.
Born Sept. 30, 1921, in Barnes, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Martha (Cook) Woods.
On Sept. 18, 1941 in St. Callistus Roman Catholic Church, she married Fred A. Marconi, who died on May 7, 2012.
Mrs. Marconi was a 1939 graduate of James City High School. She was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane and a member of Mary Help of Christians Church in Parkland, Fla.