Archive - Dec 2013 - News Article
SMETHPORT â€“ A Mt. Jewett couple have entered "no contest" pleas to charges linked with the alleged withholding of food from three adoptive children as a form of punishment.
FOX TWP. â€“ In the midst of all the excitement surrounding this yearâ€™s EQT Energy Classic Elk County Holiday Tournament, Root Sports anchor Rob King reminded the athletes participating in this yearâ€™s event that every member of a team contributes in some way to that teamâ€™s success.
The Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to by many as Obamacare, is a highly debated topic across the nation. Various groups support the measure and the increase in health care opportunities it provides, while countless others oppose it and continue to fight for its repeal.
While the battle over Obamacare continues to play out on the national stage, it was also the basis for a literal debate recently at Elk County Catholic High School.
Students at Elk County Catholic High School held an ugly Christmas sweater day late last week to show off their holiday spirit prior to the start of their Christmas vacation.
The Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township is dedicated to preserving anything and everything related to the community's history. As part of that mission, local historian Ray Beimel has been photographing one of the most important events in the society's history: its relocation into a new, permanent home.
It's been 45 years since a twin-engine Allegheny Airlines plane crashed while coming in for a landing at the Bradford Regional Airport in Lafayette Township.
The Christmas Eve crash in 1968 killed 20 passengers.
Miraculously, 27 survived.
Pennsylvania's elk herd draws thousands of visitors to the area each year, many of whom come bearing their cameras in hopes of leaving with photographs of the creatures to document their time in Elk Country. Now those who may not have had much luck getting their own photos can instead take home a new book featuring a variety of photos of the animals.
Area photographer Marci Geise recently released her second book, "Pennsylvania Elk," which she described as featuring the work of some of the best elk photographers on the east coast.
The Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament will undergo a number of exciting changes this year as it becomes the EQT Energy Classic Elk County Holiday Tournament; however, one important element of the annual event will be continuing in a modified capacity.
The Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Concert Band and Choir performed a Christmas Spectacular Concert in St. Marys Area High School's Carpin Auditorium on Sunday afternoon. The free concert was well attended, and donations collected at the door will benefit the Crystal Fire Department.
The band and choir are shown performing "Sleigh Ride" at the conclusion of the show.
RIDGWAY â€“ On Friday morning accused murderer Nicholas Martin of Johnsonburg, charged in the killing of his 18-year-old girlfriend Alyssa Forsyth of Ridgway, appeared in front of Elk County President Judge Richard Masson as part of a pre-trial hearing.