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Road to Recovery needs help to drive out cancer

October 18, 2010

This year over 70,000 Pennsylvania residents will learn they have cancer. For many of those residents, however, getting to the treatment they need may be a problem. The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program pairs volunteers with cancer patients in need of a ride to their treatments or doctor appointments.
“We identified a need through patients sharing their stories, from phone calls and (from) a community assessment, so we started the program here in Elk County in April,” said Lora Cope, cancer control specialist with the ACS.

Debate for state House draws large crowd

October 18, 2010

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series.
A sizable crowd gathered inside The Red Fern in St. Marys on Monday evening during a much-anticipated political debate between State Rep. Matt Gabler, R-Elk/Clearfield, and Frank Straub, Democratic candidate for the 75th Legislative District in the state House.
The debate was hosted by the Elk County Tea Party. Radio host Dave Parsons of The River 98.9 acted as moderator for the event, while Mark Wagner, Tea Party spokesman, was the chairman of the forum.

Council approves sign ordinance amendments

October 18, 2010

After months of debate, members of St. Marys City Council approved Ordinance 261, amending the city's sign ordinance, by a 5-2 vote during their meeting on Monday evening. Mayor Sally Geyer and councilman Dick Dornisch opposed the ordinance.
Prior to voting on whether to approve the ordinance, Geyer explained that she did not agree with some of the measures and specifically cited the time limits that the ordinance imposes for removal of signs.
"It just seems like it's a little overkill on some of these things," Geyer said.

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