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October 16th

New recycler found for electronics

October 16, 2013

eLoop LLC, a Pittsburgh-based electronics recycler, has taken over handling all of the electronics collected at the Community Recycling Center, according to Elk County Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Bekki Titchner.
The company that previously handled the electronics collected at the center, eco International, recently closed its doors, prompting the change.

October 15th

United Way welcomes new executive director

October 16, 2013

Kris Kronenwetter is taking over the helm at the St. Marys Area United Way as the organization's new executive director.
“Kris has been a staple in our community for years. Her familiarity with our community will help to broaden our impact on the organizations and citizens that benefit from the United Way," said Margie Schlimm, St. Marys Area United Way board president.

Comedian shares advice with creative writing students

October 16, 2013

Nationally touring comic Bubba Bradley, a 1999 graduate of Elk County Catholic High School, returned to ECC last Friday as the featured speaker at a student assembly.
Leading up to that assembly, creative writing teacher Grace Messineo gave her students an assignment to critique Bradley's speech based on the four types of satire writing.

More funding available from state

October 15, 2013

Counties in the Northern Tier Regional Telecommunications Project Agency will be applying for wireless 911 funding made available by state government as reported during a Tuesday morning board of commissioners meeting.

October 14th

Douglas had high level of drug in bloodstream

October 14, 2013

KANE – An affidavit of probable cause filed in Magisterial District Court 48-3-04 shows Kathleen S. Douglas, age 37, of North Tionesta Avenue, Kane, had "levels of the Schedule IV controlled substance Clonazepam (that) were several times greater than they should have been given the dosage prescribed" when she was involved in a fatal crash that killed six people.

Community-wide Pink Day set for Friday

October 14, 2013

The annual community-wide Pink Day is scheduled for Friday throughout the county, and area students - and residents in general - are encouraged to "get their pink on" to show their support for breast cancer awareness.
According to information available on the American Cancer Society's website, "about one in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime."

Board approves purchase of playground equipment

October 14, 2013

Plans for the South St. Marys Street Elementary School playground are moving ahead steadily as the St. Marys Area School District board of directors approved the purchase of playground equipment totaling $77,700 during their Monday evening meeting.
Included in the equipment are three bridges, three slides, three overhead features, 14 climbers, a balance beam, a roller table and six play panels. The playground is custom design as organizers have been able to choose the equipment which best suits their needs.

October 13th

SMASD lowers lunch debt, plans drills

October 13, 2013

Cafeteria debt for the St. Marys Area School District is at a low of $1,796.62 as reported by SMASD Superintendent Ann Kearney during a recent school board workshop.
Kearney credits Jennifer Asti, director of food services for the district, in her efforts of significantly decreasing the debt.
Just a few years ago the debt was as high as $8,000. Kearney stated the debt is much lower than it typically is this time of year.

iCafe provides after-school destination for teens

October 13, 2013

Anyone traveling in the vicinity of the Catholic Community Center, located at 142 Church St., on weekday afternoons may have noticed a sign outside the building inviting teens to iCafe.
iCafe has been in existence in some form for a number of years, but only started being open on an almost daily basis about a year ago when John Amoratis took over as the youth minister for St. Marys' three Catholic parishes.

October 11th

Corbett touts public-private partnerships

October 11, 2013

BENEZETTE – During his visit to Elk County on Thursday, Governor Tom Corbett emphasized the importance of public-private partnerships within the state's tourism industry, specifically relating to state parks, visitors centers and more.
"I think it's a wave of the future of the industry not just in Pennsylvania, but around the country, where we can get more bang for our buck if we invoke the private community," Corbett said.
He added by growing in such partnerships allows everyone to get a better product rather than just relying upon state tax dollars.

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