April 20th, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joseph D. Stidd, 53, of St. Marys, formerly of Bradford, died on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the Bradford Manor.
He was born on Aug. 26, 1958 in Bradford, the son of Audrey B. Fiori Stidd and the late Daniel M. Stidd.
He was a 1976 graduate of the Bradford Area High School.
He was a United States Army veteran who served from 1976 to 1979.
He was employed by DeLullo Trucking, St. Marys, as a heavy equipment mechanic.
Walter E. Biel, 91, of 3712 Wilcox Rd., Wilcox, died Thursday morning, April 19, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born on Feb. 20, 1921 in Portage, son of the late John E. and Anna Biel Biel. On Dec. 28, 1939, he married Elsie Marie Jordan Austin; she preceded him in death March 11, 1973.
He resided in Wilcox most of his life and attended Wilcox schools. He was a member of Holy Cross Church, Rasselas, and the Wilcox Sportsmen's Club. He was an avid woodsman, hunter and fisherman. He loved vegetable and flower gardening and bowling.
The St. Marys Area Dutch baseball squad fell to Altoona 17-3 on Thursday afternoon in a contest at Berwind Park.
"That final score doesn't constitute how this game was, I don't think. I think we played better than the 17-3 score," said St. Marys Area coach Tony Azzato.
Altoona took a three-run lead in the first inning and went up 4-0 with another run in the second. Both teams scored a run in the fourth to make the score 5-1 and the Dutchmen pushed two more runs through in the fifth to cut the Mountain Lions' lead to 5-3.
During Wednesday morning's East Branch Dam Safety Project stakeholders meeting, representatives from the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers, Pittsburgh District, discussed updates of the project to area residents, local partners and other agency personnel.
Werner Loehlein, water management specialist with the Corps, explained current water levels since the last dam safety meeting held in September.
"East Branch is a multiple-purpose project, with its two primary purposes flood control and low water regulation for water quality," Loehlein said.