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April 22nd, 2012

Jeffrey J. (Dad) Erich

April 22, 2012

Jeffrey J. (Dad) Erich, 51, of Maple Ave., Ridgway, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at home, in the arms of his wife, leaving behind many broken hearts.
He was born Jan. 27, 1961, in Ridgway, the son of John and Judith Shipe Erich of Kersey.
He graduated from St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1979. He was employed at Morgan AM&T. He was an avid reader, and he was a big Steelers fan.

April 20th

Relay for Life team goes Hawaiian

April 20, 2012

Elk County Relay for Life team "Ray of Hope" has put on some interesting events to raise funds for the American Cancer Society in past years. They've had a "Win a Date for Charity" auction and flooded residents' yards with pink flamingos in their "You've Been Flocked" campaign. This year, they hope to escalate the fun level while supporting a good cause with their "Wackiki" Hawaiian luau.

Recycling center begins collecting used cooking oil

April 20, 2012

The Elk County Community Recycling Center recently added the collection of used cooking oil to the list of services it offers to area residents.
Bekki Titchner, Elk County recycling/solid waste coordinator, explained that the material is being collected at the center's location in the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys during normal hours of operation.

Fox Elementary hosting lemonade stand to raise funds for childhood cancer

April 20, 2012

1-2-3-4! Fox Township Elementary School is declaring a lemonade war as part of the school's fundraising efforts for the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), an organization committed to raising money for childhood cancer research.
A Lemonade Drive-Thru and bake sale, which is open to the public, will take place in front of the school on Tuesday from 3:45-5 p.m.

State, federal funding cuts hurting CAPSEA

April 20, 2012

Proposed cuts in the state budget combined with the loss of federal funding will take their toll on Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, Inc. (CAPSEA), said CAPSEA Executive Director Billie Jo Weyant.
CAPSEA, which operates in Elk and Cameron counties, provides housing, meals, counseling, accompaniment, referrals, transportation and support to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and other serious crime victims and their significant others/children. Victims may stay at the emergency shelter located in Elk County for 30 days or more without charge.

Orphaned black bear cubs placed with new sows

April 20, 2012

A trio of black bear cubs who were orphaned after their mother was hit by a car earlier this week in Union County have now been reintroduced to new sows who also have cubs of their own.
Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Doty McDowell heard about the cubs after receiving an email from the PGC's regional office and took two of the cubs-- both males --to reintroduce to collared sows with cubs in his coverage area.

April 19th

EQT speeding up fracking plan in Jay Twp.

April 19, 2012

WEEDVILLE - Representatives form EQT Corporation, a Pittsburgh-based natural gas company, were present at Thursday's meeting of the Jay Township Board of Supervisors to declare their intent to frack wells at the company's Grey Hill Road site.

Union rep: 'Not budging'

April 19, 2012

Members of Local Labor Union 2448 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers [IAMAW] continued their strike Thursday against Clarion Sintered Metals [CSM] in order to obtain their goals of less mandatory overtime, a better pension plan and the same percentage wage for workers.
According to Robert D. Miller, a business representative of District Lodge No. 98 of IAMAW, negotiations have been nonexistent.

PAWS Gala to benefit Elk County Humane Society

April 19, 2012

The Elk County Humane Society is hosting a PAWS Gala on Saturday, April 28 in an effort to raise funds for a new medical room at their shelter.
This is the organization's third gala, with its inaugural gala taking place in 2004 and a smaller gala held in 2007. All proceeds will benefit the society will be used for the medical room and general upkeep of the shelter, located on E. Eschbach Road in St. Marys.

Lady Crusaders defeat Curwensville Golden Tide 6-1

April 19, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team improved to 9-0 on the season with a 6-1 victory over the Curwensville Golden Tide Thursday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
The Lady Crusaders used a three-run fifth inning to secure the victory. Elk was up 3-1 at that time.
The Lady Crusaders were led offensively by Rachel Stauffer with a triple and two singles. Taylor DaCanal had a triple and a double. Both Stauffer and DaCanal had two RBIs each. Taylor Schlimm had the other hit for Elk, a single.

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