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November 26th, 2012

Natural gas-powered rigs now operating in Elk County

November 26, 2012

Elk County is now home to one of two drilling rigs converted from diesel to cleaner-burning liquified natural gas by Seneca Resources Corporation for use in its Marcellus Shale operations here. According to a press release from the National Fuel Gas Company, for which Seneca functions as an exploration and production subsidiary, the first rig powered by 100 percent liquified natural gas (LNG) was converted and integrated into Seneca operations in Lycoming County. The company is reportedly proceeding with plans to put a third rig built to run on both diesel and natural gas into use.

Hoffman shares life lessons with ECC students

November 26, 2012

"Listen to your teachers." "Study." "Be self-aware." "Be accountable." "Do not ever let anyone tell you 'no.'" This advice was given to students at Elk County Catholic High School during a recent academic assembly by guest speaker Dr. Micah Hoffman. Dr. Hoffman is a 2003 Summa Cum Laude graduate of ECC, and is currently a psychiatrist at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience at the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at the Ronald Reagan Medical Center of the University of California, Los Angeles Health System.

A pair of otters

November 26, 2012

River otters make an appearance

November 26, 2012

November 25th

ECC FBLA chapter officers attend state workshop

November 25, 2012

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Pennsylvania State Leadership Workshop was held Nov. 4-5 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College and the four officers and co-advisors from Elk County Catholic High School's newly formed chapter were among the roughly 850 participants at the event, which consisted of FBLA chapters from all over the state.

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.

A win for Elk County Catholic boys basketball over a state-ranked rival gave ECC the No. 1 seed in...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team picked up another victory Saturday evening as they...
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad won their third meet of the season Saturday afternoon as they...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...