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November 25th

Relay for Life moving to Saturday start

November 25, 2012

The 2013 Elk County Relay for Life will begin on a Saturday instead of a Friday this year to give more area residents an opportunity to participate. According to Public Relations Chair Barbie Simbeck, the Relay for Life Committee and teams voted to have the event begin on Saturday, June 8 at 9 a.m. and end on Sunday, June 9 at 9 a.m. The event will still be held at the Fox Township Community Park.

November 23rd

Toy challenge kicks off Project Gifts

November 23, 2012

Various community organizations recently collaborated in a toy challenge to collect Christmas presents for Project Gifts for Elk County.

"Pointe" and click for photo as finalist in national contest

November 23, 2012

A photo captured by Hannah Jo Lampman, 19, of Lake City featuring four area ballet dancers reading three local newspapers has been chosen as a finalist in a nationwide photo contest.
With three photos vying for the top prize those interested in helping Lampman win the contest are encouraged to vote for her photo by choosing to "like" it through their Facebook page by visiting http://www.dancersamongus.com/contest.

Verizon working to determine, fix cell phone issues

November 23, 2012

Over the past few days, a number of area Verizon Wireless customers have reported experiencing issues with their cellphones temporarily being unable to send or receive text messages or phone calls.
When contacted by The Daily Press on Friday afternoon, Laura Merritt, Verizon Wireless' public relations manager for the Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region, indicated that the company is aware of the problem.

November 22nd

United Way helps burial detail honor veterans

November 22, 2012

The St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail is an important part of the community and is one of the organizations that receives funding through the St. Marys Area United Way.

Highland Twp. Supervisor waives hearing on environmental crimes charges

November 22, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – A Highland Township supervisor and sewage treatment plant operator for the James City Sewage Treatment Plant waived his preliminary hearing in District Court 59-3-02 Wednesday on charges that he violated environmental laws in allegedly falsifying environmental reports and discharging some 10 million gallons of raw sewage from the treatment plant into a nearby stream.

J’brg man waives hearing on drug charges

November 22, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – A Johnsonburg man, the target of a Sept. 26 federal search warrant served by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and members of the Pennsylvania State Police, waived his preliminary hearing on drug charges stemming from the search and seizure in District Court 59-3-02 on Wednesday.

Turkey Trot raises over $2,500 for prostate cancer research

November 22, 2012

Sunny skies and mild temperatures made Thursday morning a nice time to be outside, and a number of area residents took advantage of the weather by participating in the 8th annual Turkey Trot.

November 20th

Man charged with vehicular homicide bound for court

November 20, 2012

ST. MARYS - A Byrnedale man, the alleged driver in a violent crash on SR 255 in Byrnedale that left 23-year-old Savannah O. Straub dead, was in District Court Tuesday for his preliminary hearing on charges including homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence.

Pinecrest celebrates high rating from state

November 20, 2012

ST. MARYS - Pinecrest Manor recently received a "zero deficiency" rating from the Pa. Dept. of Health following an October survey and is now in the top four percent of nursing homes nationwide.

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders will meet the Ridgway Elkers tonight at 8 p.m. at the St. Marys...
Ridgway boys basketball advanced to the championship game of the Elk County Holiday Tournament with...
Ridgway boys basketball advanced to the championship game of the Elk County Holiday Tournament with...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...