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February 26th

Electronic payment of SSI benefits begins March 1

February 26, 2013

Beginning March 1, all federal benefits will be paid electronically, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.
John Johnston, Erie-based public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, said electronically paid benefits will include Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

Conservation District hopes to restore funding

February 26, 2013

Conservation District Field Representative John M. Green of the Pennsylvania Department of Environment of Protection [DEP] responded to Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal to strip the state's conservation districts of funding and instead potentially rely on money received from impact fees during Monday's regular Elk County Conservation District meeting.

February 25th

Man charged with murder in death of 19-year-old Brookville woman

February 25, 2013

CLARION — Pennsylvania State Police have charged a 29-year-old man with the alleged murder of 19-year-old Devan Knapp, of Brookville.

Traffic study requested, parking meter repairs topic with City Council

February 25, 2013

Parking meter repairs and a traffic study were just two topics recently discussed by City Council.
A total of 77 meters is awaiting certification by a state inspector after they were sent to Pittsburgh for recalibration. At a cost of $35 per meter, the repairs totaled $2,695.

Ambulance services not merging

February 25, 2013

A rumor that the St. Marys Area Ambulance Service will be merging with Cameron County Ambulance is not true, according to officials; however, St. Marys employees will assist Cameron County with coverage.

Conservation District waives permit review fees

February 25, 2013

Following a decision by the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] to institute general permit fees for stream and wetland projects, the Elk County Conservation District approved a motion to waive fees for reviewing the permit.

February 24th

Marketing firm presents proposal to council

February 25, 2013

The Harrisburg-based firm Long, Nyquist and Associates presented general highlights of a plan to market the city's airport industrial park to members of City Council.

More questions than answers following Jay Twp. appointments

February 24, 2013

JAY TWP. - Jay Township's Water Authority is demanding answers from the township's board of supervisors following their refusal to fill a vacancy on the water authority's board during the township's reorganizational meeting in January.

'Soup'er Bowl collection raises over $5,700 for food bank

February 24, 2013

Confirmation candidates from the three local parishes-- St. Marys, Sacred Heart, and Queen of the World-- held a 'Soup'er Bowl collection following each Mass at all three parishes on the weekend of the Super Bowl earlier this month. Student volunteers also manned a collection following a Mass held at the chapel at Elk County Catholic High School that weekend prior to the Diamond Dazzle. Throughout the course of that weekend, over $5,700 was raised to benefit the St. Marys Christian Food Bank.

February 22nd

PSP Fire Marshal investigates apartment fire

February 22, 2013

JOHNSONBURG BORO. – The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal, Johnsonburg Borough Police Department and Johnsonburg Fire Department report investigating the origin and cause of a fire that occurred at 11:50 a.m. Friday at 503 Penn St. in the Borough of Johnsonburg.

The St. Marys Area girls' and boys' track and field teams hosted the Elk County Catholic and DuBois...
The defending District 9 Class A baseball champion is making a claim to be a favorite for that...
The Altoona Lions scored two runs in the top half of the seventh inning to edge the St. Marys Area...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...