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Archive - Aug 2012

August 24th

Ranch built for children slated for grand opening

August 24, 2012

Flying Dove Ranch, located along Old Red Mill Dam Road just outside of Ridgway, will hold a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 26 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be food, refreshments, games, horse and buggy rides, face painting, clowns, balloon animals and more. The ranch is conveniently located 8.5 miles north of Ridgway off of Montmorenci Road and encases visitors within its 82 acres of outdoor tranquility.

August 23rd

BCAT to benefit region

August 23, 2012

The Brockway Center for Arts and Technology [BCAT], a multiyear collaborative effort, is currently in the final stage of its planning phase. Its doors are scheduled to open in January 2013 with initial program offerings in medical billing and coding, and pharmacy technician.
BCAT board members were on hand during a recent meeting of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission's board of directors to discuss the newly-established facility.

ECCF, EDC hold ribbon-cutting, grants awarded

August 23, 2012

ST. MARYS – Two area organizations that have provided support to Elk County communities over the years held a ribbon-cutting Thursday afternoon to celebrate their new shared space in the Franklin Center in downtown St. Marys.
The Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) and St. Marys Area Economic Development Corp. (EDC) will now make their headquarters inside the center.
ECCF is a nonprofit organization which manages endowed funds established by donors and then awards that funding locally to individuals, nonprofit organizations and others.

CENTAX closure may be imminent

August 23, 2012

Following the replacement of Elk County's former earned income tax (EIT) collector CENTAX, by officials citing the company's failure to process tax returns and distribute funds in a timely manner, reports that the company is soon to shut down operations for good have begun to surface.

James S. Hornung

August 23, 2012

James S. Hornung, 78, of 109 W. 5th Street of Emporium, died Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 22, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys, with his family by his side following a very long, courageous fight with cancer.
He was born July 16, 1934, in Emporium, a son of the late Simon and Matilda “Tillie” Oswald Hornung.
On May 21, 1955, in St. Mark Catholic Church, he married Sandra Regelman Hornung, who survives.

August 22nd

Dutch golfers defeat Johnsonburg squad

August 22, 2012

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch golf team opened their dual meet season Wednesday afternoon by hosting the Johnsonburg Rams at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course.
The Dutchmen defeated the Rams by a 239-247 score.
Johnsonburg’s Cameron Grumley was the medalist on the day with his 36.
For the Dutchmen, Quinn Cunningham and Kyle Pistner shared medalist honors with their 46s. Dillon Gallagher was next with a 47, followed by Owen Schreiber and Justin Beimel with 50s. Rudy Gleixner finished with a 56. Jordan Wehler had a 58 and Garrett Wendel a 59.

Crunching numbers for funding

August 22, 2012

Guidelines for the Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance [PREP] program, as well as funding allocations, have been released by the Department of Community and Economic Development.
"Funding for economic development programs for PREP came in the same as last year, $11.8 million," said Eric Bridges, executive director of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission. "Guidance from DCED indicates that each individual PREP region will be getting the same amount that they did last year."

Shiloh (Church) remains Presbyterian, realigns with new denomination

August 22, 2012

Upon entering the sanctuary of Shiloh Presbyterian Church in St. Marys, parishioners and visitors will not notice a physical difference. The church has not changed, but has rather realigned itself with a more conservative reformed denomination of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC).

Pitt-Bradford is major a boost to economy, study shows

August 22, 2012

BRADFORD – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is more than the major provider of higher education in a six-county area.
A study shows that the college also boosts the economy.
The study indicates that Pitt-Bradford contributed $67.5 million to the regional economy in 2011.
Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of the college, said Wednesday that the study “confirms our impact on the region’s economy.”
He discussed the study and other issues Wednesday at a 100-minute forum with area media representatives at the Frame-Westerberg Commons on campus.

August 21st

Elk County hit with another arson

August 22, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Elk County was burned with another arson case after an early-morning fire torched a residence owned by Albert Lee Abplanalp, age 59, at 208 Church St. in Johnsonburg.
The initial call was placed at 12:58 a.m. as a fire destroyed a single-stall garage, four residential structures, and a vehicle. The residence at 208 Church St. sustained the most damage, as the fire originated in a detached single-stall garage at the property and spread to the main residence situated only a few feet away.

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