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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Pauline K Gebauer

Pauline K. Gebauer, 82, of Elk Towers,185 Center St., St. Marys formerly of 430 W. 6th St., Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Friday (September 28, 2012) evening.
She was born January 8, 1930 in DuBois a daughter of the late Rudolph and Anna Narvey.
On October 18, 1958 in St. Mark Catholic Church she married the late Gerhard Gebauer.

Mrs. Gebauer graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1948. After graduating high school she worked at the Five and Dime Store. She then moved to Washington DC, where she really enjoyed living, and worked as a secretary at the Food & Drug Administration. She returned to Emporium to care for her mother and worked at Sylvania in Emporium. She then got married and raised her four children and devoted most of her life to her family. When she was in her 50's she attended DuBois School of Cosmetology, became a hairdresser, and worked from her home and also at local nursing homes. She was an avid reader, making several trips to the library each week. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and the C.D. of A.

Daughter: Kathy Ann Gebauer, Columbus, OH
Son: Jeffrey J. Gebauer, Olean, NY
Daughter: Christine, Mrs. James Howard, Eldred
Son: Greg Gebauer and his wife Dana, St. Marys
4 Grandchidren: Josh & Andrew Gebauer and Aaron & Auston Howard
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Husband: Gerhard Gebauer who died Dec. 24, 2009
Brother: in infancy

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday (October 2, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Eric Vogt, O.S.B., as Celebrant.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W. 4th St., PO Box 430, Emporium, PA 15834-0430 or to St. Marys Public Library, 127 Center Street., St. Marys, PA 15857 or to the St. Marys Ambulance Service, 773 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Margaret L Housler

Margaret L. Housler, 82, of 949 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor in Emporium on Thursday (September 27, 2012) morning following a lengthy illness
She was born January 6, 1930 in Johnsonburg a daughter of the late Bennie and Mary Nestlerode Wennin.
On June 22, 1957 in Driftwood she married Fredrick E. Housler, who survives.
Mrs. Housler graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1946. Years ago she worked for the law office of attorney Tompkins and later at the law office of attorney Joe Malizia. She started a family and was a stay-at-home mother raising her family until returning to work at Pennsylvania Pressed Metals where she worked over 17 years. She retired in 1995. She was a member of St. Marks Catholic Church and the VFW Axillary.
In addition to Fredrick E. Housler
Daughter: Vickie, Mrs. Chris Kane, Syracuse, NY
Son: Steven Housler and his wife Lisa, Emporium
Daughter: Anita, Mrs. David Speece, Oil City
8 Grandchildren:
Julie, Lauren & Bryan Kane
Darienn & Cali Housler
Hannah, Christian & Ella Speece
Sister: Mary Wood, Sinnemahoning
Brother: Paul Wennin, Bentleyville, PA
Sister: Nancy Kowalski, Conyngham, PA
Brother: Richard Wennin, Penfield
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Ben and Mary Nestlerode Wennin, Sr.
Daughter: in infancy
Brother: Ben Wennin
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (October 1, 2012) at 9:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, as Celebrant.
Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-5 PM.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

FREE Health Events At CCMH

October 2
Flu Vaccine Clinic
8:30 a.m.-Noon and 1:00 -4:00 p.m.
Cole Memorial’s Emporium HealthCenter
on Sizerville Road
Sleep Disorders Workshop
6:00 p.m.
Cole Memorial’s Main Conference Room
Topic: “CPAP Equipment Troubleshooting & Compliance”
October 3
Free Seasonal Flu & Pneumonia Vaccines
9:00 a.m.-Noon
From the Cole Memorial team
at the UlyssesSenior Center
Flu Vaccine Clinic
1:00 -4:00 p.m.
Cole Memorial’s Westfield HealthCenter
October 8 & 15
Flu Vaccine Clinic
6:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
From the Integrated Internal Medicine Dept. at Cole Memorial’s
Express Care waiting room
Bring insurance card. Payment is required at time of service if no insurance coverage.
October 10
Free Seasonal Flu & Pneumonia Vaccines
9:00 a.m.-Noon
From the Cole Memorial team
at the GaletonSenior Center
October 13
Flu Vaccine Clinic
8:00 a.m.–Noon
Cole Memorial’s Port AlleganyCommunity HealthCenter
45 Pine Street

Mary Louise (Vought) Rodich

Mary Louise (Vought) Rodich, 87, formerly of the Maple Street Apartments passed away Monday, September 24, 2012, in Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.
Born February 17, 1925 in Emporium she was the daughter of the late Grant Stanley and Belva Leigh Paul Vought. On November 27, 1948 in Emporium, she married James Joseph Rodich who passed away July 15, 2001.
A lifelong resident of Emporium, Mrs. Rodich was a 1942 graduate of Emporium High School and was employed in the dental office of Dr. G.V. Burns in Emporium from 1941 to 1943. She was employed as a secretary from 1944 to 1964 by GTE Sylvania in Emporium and from 1970 until 1975 by Tau Electronics also in Emporium.
A member of the FirstUnited MethodistChurch in Emporium since 1936, she was a 63 year member of the Order of Eastern Star Emporium Chapter #101 and was a former member and past secretary/treasurer of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Emporium Country Club.
Mrs. Rodich is survived locally by one sister-in-law Pearl Vought of Emporium; one niece Barbara Vought (Steve) Ostrum of Emporium; a great niece, Rhonda Vought and great nephew, Philip Vought both of Emporium; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by four sisters, Kathryn Burns, Carolyn Overmier, Helen Walker, and Betty Jane Liebel, and one brother, Charles Vought.
Visitations with video tribute will be held Wednesday, September 26 from 4-7 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.
Funeral and Committal Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the First UnitedMethodist Church, Emporium, with the Rev. Joseph Short, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
An Eastern Star Memorial Service will be held Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Funeral Home.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Thompson Announces Constituent Staff Hours for Cameron County

Thompson Announces Constituent Staff Hours for Cameron County
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today announced that his district office staff will hold constituent office hours in Cameron County on Thursday, September 27, 2012.  Rep. Thompson’s staff will be available to answer questions and assist area residents and business owners with a wide variety of federal issues including, but not limited to, economic and workforce development opportunities, Social Security, Medicare and Veterans’ benefits.

Details for Cameron County Office Hours:
Thursday, September 27, 2012
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Cameron County Chamber of Commerce
34 East 4th Street
Emporium, PA  15834
Note: If you are unable to attend but are still in need of assistance, please contact Rep.  Thompson’s Bellefonte office at (814)-353-0215.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fall Is In The Air

Ripe pumpkins along the roadside are a sure sign of fall in this area.
 If your looking for some, take a ride downcounty, you won't miss the rows of orange!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Ralph "Sonny" Meloni

Ralph "Sonny" Meloni,  79, of 278 Elm St., Weedville, PA died at Elk Regional Health  Center, St. Marys on Thursday (September 13, 2012) morning.
He was born September 17, 1932 in Force a son  of the late Mario L. and Ruby Taylor Meloni.
On September 8, 1956 in St. Joseph Catholic  Church, Force he married Neomi D. Walters Meloni, who Survives
Mr. Meloni entered the military in 1953 and  served with the US Army for 17 months during the Korean War. After the War he  worked at Stackpole Carbon and later for the former Elk Builders in the  pluming department. He also owned Meloni Tires in Weedville. He was a member  of the Bennetts Valley American Legion Post 978, Weedville.
In addition to Neomi D. Walters  Meloni
Daughter: Laraine Freemer and her husband  John, Force
Son: Chuck Meloni and his wife Sue,  Grampian
Daughter: Cheryl Shimmel,  Weedville
4 Grandchildren: Allison Meloni and  fiance Ben Schneider, Allan Meloni, Samantha Shimmel & Kayla  Meloni
1 Great Granddaughter: Madison  Nicklas
1 Step Great Granddaughter: Kristy  Richardson
Brother: Robert Meloni and his wife Isabelle,  DuBois
Brother: Donald Meloni, Kersey
Sister: Leola Maraglia, Weedville
Sister: Doris Pfaff, Ohio
and numerous nieces and nephews
Preceded in Death  By
Parents: Mario L. and Ruby Taylor  Meloni
2 Brothers: Victor and Leroy  Meloni
Sister: Margaret Porco
Visitation will be at the  Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium on Sunday (9/16/12) from 5-8 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will  be Celebrated at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17735 Bennetts  Valley Hwy., Force, PA on Saturday (September 29, 2012) at 10:00 AM with  Rev. Thomas Tyler, Pastor, as Celebrant. A Military Service will be accorded  by the Bennetts Valley Honor Guard.
Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic  Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be  made to 12024 Bennetts Valley Highway, Penfield, PA 15849 or to the the  charity of the donors choice.
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with  arrangements

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Traffic Accident On Bucktail Trail

At approximately 3:15 Thursday afternoon, the Sinnemahoning ambulance and Emporium rescue crews were dispateched to an accident on Rt 120 East, the Bucktail Trail
No details of the accident were available at this time.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Emporium Garden Club

The Emporium Garden Club would like to let you know they are always welcoming new members. Anyone from the public may attend the monthly meetings which are held the last Monday of every month.
The next meeting of the Garden Club is scheduled for Sept. 24th @ 6:30 pm at the Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall.

New OB/GYN Joins Women’s Health Team at Cole Memorial

Coudersport, PA— Mazen Fouany, MD an obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) specialist is now accepting patients at the Women’s Health Center at Cole Memorial in Coudersport.  He joins the team of OB/GYN providers including Celso Backos, MD, Max Laurore, MD and Jennifer Middaugh, CNM.

 Dr. Fouany completed an internship and OB/GYN residency at the George Washington University Medical Center (GWUMC) in Washington, DC after earning a Doctorate of Medicine with Distinction from the University of Balamand School of Medicine in El-Koura, Lebanon in 2007. Additionally, he was a resident of the general surgery program at the St. Georges University Hospital of London.

 Prior to joining Cole Memorial, Dr. Fouany worked at GWUMC Hospital in downtown Washington and the Inova Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia.

 Some of the research publications and health care presentations conducted by Dr. Fouany include: Leppert Phyllis, Fouany Mazen, Segars James. Understanding Uterine Fibroids. Chapter Review in Advances in Gynecology (2012); Fouany MR, Muasher SJ, Is there a role for laparoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility in the 21st century Middle East Fertil Soc J, Volume 15, Issue 3, July 2010; “Prevention of Ovarian Hyper stimulation Syndrome” George Washington University OBGYN Department Grand Rounds, December 2009 and “Updates in Preeclampsia” INOVA FAIRFAX OBGYN Nursing CME Conference, June 2010.

 Dr. Fouany will provide health care for women of all ages at Cole Memorial and will offer the option of minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures for those requiring hysterectomies.
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call 814-274-7101 or visit

Richard G. "Dickie Bird" Lininger

Richard G. "Dickie Bird" Lininger, 81, of 7113 Jerry Run Rd., Sinnemahoning
died at his residence Saturday (September 8, 2012) evening.
He was born May 17, 1931 in Austin, PA a son of the late George and Alvina Kornacki Lininger. In 1967 in McKeesport he married Johanna Anderson Lininger, who Survives.
Mr. Lininger retired from Cameron Manufacturing where he worked for many years. He was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin and Sinnemahoning Fire Department where he served as fire police for many years. He was a member of the Bucktail Bowling League for many years. Hius hobbies include dancing, roller skating and bowling. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan.
In addition to his wife Johanna Anderson Lininger
Brother: Fred Lininger, Palatka, FL
Brother: Thomas (Roxanna) Lininger, Wilcox
Brother: Kenneth (Margaret) Lininger, Clermont
Sister: Clara Jean Bornhiemer, Eldred
Sister: Rita (Timothy) Kaylor, Eldred
Sister: Dorothy Holsopple, Austin
Many nieces and nephews including nieces: Patty (Bill) Solomon, Austin & Jane (Al) Nogueira, Tonawanda, NY
Preceded in death by
Parents: George and Alvina Kornacki Lininger
Sister: Marie Williams
There will be No Visitation.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday (September 14, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Burial will be in the Gilmore Cemetery, Austin.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Sinnemahoning Fire & Ambulance, P.O. Box 74, Sinnemahoning, PA 15861!
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

September 11, 2001 A day To Remember

On September 11, 2012 @ 11:00 A.M., a ceremony will be held on North Broad Street in Emporium.  It will be a tribute to those victims that lost their lives on 9/11/01 and it will honor the men and women that protect our freedom.

We will also be honoring beloved teacher Max Narby. Max will always be remembered for his love of this country and his commitment to teaching and being an outstanding citizen of Cameron County. 

HS-Loren B. Wright Band Festival

The Eighth Annual Loren B Wright Memorial Showcase of Bands will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Kane High School. This event is held to raise money for the Loren B Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Kane Area Music Boosters.
Twelve bands will be featured in this years show. They are Eisenhower, Youngsville, Warren, Elk County Catholic, Otto Eldred, Smethport, Port Allegany, Johnsonburg, Ridgway, Cameron County, St Marys and Kane. This is an exhibition show and no judging takes place. This  gives competing bands a chance to perform their show in front of an audience prior to an actual competition. It also allows non competing bands to perform their shows in front of a non football audience. Over 1000 students will be participating in this event.

 The Grey Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from Johnsonburg will perform after all the bands. Last years performance was their first and they were an enjoyment to watch.
The show will start at 5 p.m. with the National Anthem. The first band will take the field at 5:15. Everyone is invited. There is an admission. Refreshments, a basket raffle, Buffalo Bills Ticket raffle and 50/50s will be available.
The show will be held in the auditorium if the rain continues.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Margie A Weaver

Margie A. Weaver, 65, of 568 Meadow Rd., Emporium died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium on Tuesday (September 4, 2012) evening.
She was born March 13, 1947 in Port Allegany a daughter of the late Millard and Annabelle Kinney Daugherty.
On December 21, 1974 in DuBois she married the late Thomas Weaver.
Mrs. Weaver graduated from Port Allegany High School in the class of 1965. She worked at Cameron Manufacturing for several years and was later self-employed as a housekeeper for many local families and businesses. She enjoyed playing cards and her trips to Salamanca, NY. She also enjoyed open "Mic" night on Tuesdays at the Aroma Cafe' and her morning coffee group get-togethers.

Son: Victor J. Galentine and his wife LeeAnn, Meadville
Step-son: Thomas Weaver and his wife Christine, Reynoldsville
Step-daughter: Theresa M. Caruso and her husband Perry, Emporium Step-son: Michael E. Weaver and his wife Helen, Rockton
12 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Edith Roller, Port Allegany
Brother: Gary (Sue) Daugherty, Port Allegany
Brother: Harry Daugherty, Port Allegany
Sister: Sylvia Faulk, Gardeau
Brother: Dennis Daugherty, Port Allegany
Sister: Judy (Ron) Deitz, Port Allegany
Brother: Edward Daugherty, Bradford
Brother: Edwin (Cindy) Daugherty, Port Allegany
Sister: Bonnie Stake, Lakeland, FL
Brother: David (Sue) Daugherty, Lakeland, FL

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Millard and Annabelle Kinney Daugherty
Husband: Thomas Weaver who died June 20, 2004
Step-son: John Weaver
Step-daughter: Charlotte Thomas
3 Brothers: Donald, Howard and Larry Daugherty
2 Sisters: Shirley and Betty
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 4-6 PM.
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (September 8, 2012) at 10:00 AM with Pastor Tammy Claydon, officiating.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Drive, DuBois, PA 15801 or to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834
Online Condolences may be placed at
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Tom Smith Captured Tonight

Fugitive Tom Smith has been apprehended.  He was picked up earlier tonight at the Allegany Pub in Emporium.

At this time  is unclear whether he was caught or whether he turned himself in.

He had been on the run for nearly a month after allegedly kidnapping an Emporium woman at gunpoint.

In the above  photo Chief Deputy Sheriff Robert Dayton and Police Officer Matt Siple assist Tom Smith as they prepare to leave Emporium tonight.