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January 19th

County holds meeting for emergency management plan

January 19, 2011

Municipal representatives from Elk County held a meeting at the Courthouse Annex Building Wednesday night for a briefing on an All-Hazard Mitigation Plan that is to be developed by consulting firm Michael Baker Jr., Inc. and adopted as Elk County's Emergency Management Plan.

County officials withdraw finances from airport

January 19, 2011

In what was a mere formality, the Elk County Commissioners voted Tuesday morning to officially cancel any current and future financial obligation to the Bradford Airport Authority.
According to Elk County commissioner Daniel R. Freeburg, who also serves as first vice chairman on the Bradford Airport Authority, the wheels of change have been rolling for years now.

January 18th

Officials updated on water plan

January 18, 2011

Jodi Foster, community and economic development coordinator for the Elk County Planning Department, gave an update Tuesday morning at a board of commissioners meeting regarding the status of a source water protection plan impacting various municipalities in Elk County.

Friedl raises additional questions about Zito Media

January 18, 2011

St. Marys resident Elizabeth Friedl once again addressed members of city council on Monday about the television service provided by Zito Media through the city's franchise agreement.
Friedl began by inquiring when the city's current agreement with Zito Media is set to expire. City solicitor Mark Jacob responded that the five-year contract will expire on Dec. 31, 2014.

Everlasting Memories transforms flowers into jewelry

January 18, 2011

Hand-crafted jewelry created from authentic flowers is a unique niche filled by Everlasting Memories, an independent business owned by Tracy and Perry "Chip" Carnovale of Kersey.
"We make a variety of items out of dried flowers," Tracy said. "We've gotten flowers brought to us from funerals, weddings, birthdays--basically any type of special occasion."
Upon receiving fresh flowers they are immediately dried out. Some customers even bring in flowers already dried.
"We can work with any type of flowers, from lilies to mums. Roses are the most popular flower we work with," she added.

January 17th

Council approves installation of fire hydrants

January 17, 2011

Members of the St. Marys City Council voted to approve the installation of three new fire hydrants at strategic areas around the city during their meeting on Monday evening.
The hydrants will be placed on Rosely Road at the end of the city-maintained road near the turnaround, on S. St. Marys Road just prior to the entrance to Pepsi Bottling Group, and on S. St. Marys Road near the intersection of Comfort Lane.

Upcoming program helps students understand dangers of drug addiction

January 17, 2011

In an effort to drive home the dangers of drug use and abuse, area middle school students and a parent will have the opportunity to view The Reality Tour at no cost this year.
The Reality Tour is a drug prevention and awareness program hosted by the Elk County Drug and Alcohol Consortium (ECDAC). The three-hour interactive presentation will take place at the Elk County Courthouse Annex in Ridgway beginning at 6 p.m. on the following dates: Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21.

January 16th

Former Raven roosts in Steeler country

January 16, 2011

Maryland native and former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Stephanie Brooks is finding life interesting living deep in Pittsburgh Steelers territory.
As a first grade substitute teacher at South St. Marys Street Elementary School, Brooks has brought her Ravens spirit to the school, where her classroom is decorated in her team colors of black and purple.

Lone bull elk takes up residence in Bloomster Hollow

January 16, 2011

HAZEL HURST – A lone bull elk is wandering at its new residence in McKean County -- the Morgan farm and adjacent woodland along Bloomster Hollow Road in Hamlin Township.
"He's got the run of the whole hollow," Rick Morgan said in describing the majestic visitor to the property where he lives. "He seems to be spending more of his time lately between our place and our neighbor's place."
Morgan said the elk has been dining on round hay bales in the farm fields, as well as corn.

January 14th

January is National Blood Donor Month

January 14, 2011

January is National Blood Donor Month and according to Robert Newell, Executive Director of the Elk-Cameron Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross, only about five percent of eligible people actually donate blood.
"Nationally it's only five percent and I imagine we are probably pretty close to that," Newell said.
Factors that would exempt someone from being eligible to donate include if they are taking certain medications, have traveled to certain parts of the world or have recently gotten a tattoo.

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