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December 20th

Mental health care equally important in wake of tragedy

December 21, 2012

Following last week's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that left nearly 30 people dead, many of them children, an increased focus has been placed on the issue of gun control. With guns at the forefront of national discussion, an equally important issue-- providing adequate help for those with mental health issues-- has been overshadowed.
Dr. Micah T. Hoffman, a licensed psychiatrist who grew up in Kersey and is currently practicing in Los Angeles, attributed this stigma to decades of a lack of understanding of what mental illness actually is.

Jay Twp. reaches impact fee impasse

December 21, 2012

JAY TWP. - Months after the state announced Jay Township would be receiving $70,000 in Act 13 natural gas impact fee money, the Board of Supervisors are still at an impasse as to how that money should be spent.

Gun sales and permits up in Elk County, nationwide

December 21, 2012

Gun sales and permit applications are up in Elk County and nationwide, sources say, following the shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last Friday that left 20 children and six adults dead at the school.

December 19th

Lady Dutch down Lady Elkers, 58-15

December 20, 2012

Lady Crusaders hold off DuBois Lady Beavers 52-40

December 20, 2012

Commission ups rate to meet match

December 20, 2012

In order to meet an anticipated cash match level for federal grant dollars for the rural planning organization (RPO) at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (NCPRPDC), officials voted Wednesday morning to increase the per capita rate for the six counties to 16.3 percent for 2013.

United Way funding fueling drug education in local schools

December 20, 2012

Editor's Note: Throughout the next two months, the various community agencies that receive funding under the St. Marys Area United Way will be highlighted. The organization's fundraising campaign has been extended and now concludes on Jan. 15.
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Drug abuse, long thought of as only an inner-city plight, has reached epidemic proportions in small towns across America.

Residents encouraged to be aware of text messaging scam

December 20, 2012

Even though area residents have been nice this year, they may end up with a lump of coal through falling for a naughty text messaging scam that asks them for personal information.

Alma D. Slate

December 20, 2012

Alma D. Slate, 78, of Loveland Colo., died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at her residence after a short illness. She was born Oct. 29, 1934 in St. Marys, PA, daughter of the late Dort and Ottie Urbancic. On Sept. 19, 1959, in Denver, Colo., Alma married Clarence E. Slate, who preceded her in death on May 24, 2009.
After graduating from high school, Alma entered the United States Navy. She served five years, with her last position bringing her to Denver, Colo.
Alma was devoted to her family and friends and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

December 18th

Rebecca (Becky) Mae Johnson

December 18, 2012

Rebecca (Becky) Mae Johnson, 59, of Spring Creek Rd., Ridgway, died suddenly at home on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1953 in Ridgway, the daughter of Lila Jean Duffee Johnson of Dagus Mines and the late Theodore W. Johnson. She graduated from Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1971. Becky attended the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She worked at Aiello’s Restaurant for years. She then became owner/operator of a cleaning business. She was forced to retire due to health problems.

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