Archive - Dec 2012 - News Article
Two Elk County natives recently rubbed elbows with some very well-known people during a special gathering for young leaders held in Pittsburgh in October.
The Jersey Shore area along the East Coast was devastated in the wake of Superstorm Sandy last month, but St. Marys residents have managed to bring the residents there a little comfort and joy throughout the Christmas season through their generous donations.
Even though donations received in this year's Coaches vs. Cancer campaign at the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament fell short of matching last year's total of $1,200, more than $800 was still able to be raised to benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, according to Roben Daghir, volunteer survivor for outreach and awareness.
The younger half of a father-and-son team charged with two Elk County arsons was in Elk County Court Friday seeking a reduction of his bail from a combined $125,000 cash to $12,500 secured by property.
Steve Caggeso, right, representing the Ridgway Moose Lodge, recently presented a $200 donation to the Elk County Sheriff's Department for their Women on Target program. Sheriff Jeffrey C. Krieg, left, said the program is offered approximately twice a year in conjunction with the Ridgway Rifle Club and the National Rifle Association. The program is conducted free of charge to women who are recipients of a Pennsylvania license to carry firearms and who also own firearms. They are taught through classroom time and hands-on shooting.
RIDGWAY - Adhering to the 20-day comment period, Elk County commissioners approved their 2013 budget during a special meeting Thursday morning. The spending plan features no tax increase.
St. Marys Area High School senior Alicia Gerg never imagined being crowned as the school's 2012 Homecoming queen, let alone being invited to participate in the Annual Autozone Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31 in Memphis, Tenn.
The annual Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament is set to begin tonight and funds will once again be raised to benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society through Coaches vs Cancer.
Elk County was hit with a winter storm Wednesday afternoon, with some areas receiving nearly a foot of snow. Various events were canceled throughout the region and there were a number of traffic delays in municipalities and on SR 255 and SR 120 due to rapid snowfall and low visibility. Plow trucks were out and residents could be seen shoveling and snowblowing during the first wave, with more snow expected overnight.
Shown is the Elk County Courthouse later Wednesday evening following the storm. Photo by Larry Simon.