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October 16th, 2012

American Red Cross urges residents to send Season’s Greetings to Military heroes

October 16, 2012

“Holiday Mail for Heroes” mailbox open through December 7

DUBOIS - Although many people spend the holiday season in the company of close relatives and friends, many of the nation’s heroes can not do the same. While military deployments and hospital stays may keep many service men and women away from their loved ones this season, the American Red Cross is doing its part to keep their holiday spirits high. The Red Cross will collect and distribute holiday cards that send words of encouragement, joy and cheer.

Adjustments to income tax withholding can impact payday, tax day

October 16, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio —The passing of the 2012 federal tax filing extension deadline at midnight tonight means that now is a good time to start looking ahead to the 2013 tax filing season.  Many working taxpayers may benefit from a review of their federal income tax withholding rate, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

Portion of SR255 between St. Marys and Penfield closed due to crash

October 16, 2012

Penfield – PennDOT advises drivers that Route 255 in Clearfield County is closed between Penfield and St. Marys, due to a crash with downed utilities. Northbound and southbound traffic is being detoured. Local traffic is allowed through the closed section.
Motorists are advised to follow signed detours. Emergency personnel are on site to direct motorists as necessary. PennDOT advises drivers to allow for extra travel time and remain alert and patient as they move through the area.
PennDOT expects to re-open the roadway by 7 p.m. today.

October 15th

Toby Water customers encouraged to conserve

October 15, 2012

Toby Water customers are asked to conserve water until further notice.  The recent rains have not been sufficient to raise the water levels in the reservoir.  Customers are asked to avoid unnecessary uses of water such as washing cars, etc.  Customers may direct any questions to the Fox Township Municipal building.

Haunted homes and businesses wanted for TV show

October 15, 2012

SYFY's hit series "Haunted Collector" is searching nationwide for homes and businesses experiencing paranormal activity. Email helpthehaunted@gmail.com with your name, contact information, city, state and story, including details on the phenomena, location (home, business, other) and any relevant history. If possible, please include a photo of yourself and the location.

Area municipalities to receive Marcellus Shale impact fee

October 15, 2012

HARRISBURG –Marcellus Shale impact fee revenue that has been collected by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has been transmitted to the Pennsylvania Treasury Department for distribution and payments to local governments, according to state Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).

October 14th

Water conservation being encouraged

October 14, 2012

The St. Marys Area Water Authority is notifying all of its customers that, due to the level of the Laurel Run Reservoir, our service area is now under a Drought Watch. The most recent rainfall amounts did not raise the level of the reservoir, which is currently at 10.5 feet below its overflow elevation and is continuing to drop at a rate of approximately .5 feet per week.

Blue–green algae bloom continues at Kinzua Dam/Allegheny Reservoir

October 14, 2012

The Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is continuing to alert lake visitors about a blue-green algae bloom in Kinzua Dam/Allegheny Reservoir. The Corps was notified by the New York State Department of Health Aug. 30. Corps officials tested the effected water and determined that the bloom could be harmful to humans and pets should they come in contact with the algae.
The bloom was found in the New York State portion of the Allegheny Reservoir from Quaker Bay downstream to Willow Bay.

October 12th

Chapter XI Alumni Lead IUP Marching Band

October 12, 2012

This season, when you see the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Marching Band, "The Legend" - under the direction of Dr. Martynuik, you will see three familiar faces and local graduates of Chapter XI schools/Allegheny Mountain Region.
This year's executive leader is Scott Shuttleworth (center), an IUP senior and graduate of St. Marys Area High School; Joe Boboige (left), an IUP junior and graduate of DuBois High School; and Cortney Foote (right), an IUP sophmore and graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. All three students are music education majors.

Crystal Fire Department holds Open House

October 12, 2012

Photo by Amy Cherry
The Crystal Fire Department held an open house on Thursday evening at their main station on Erie Avenue. The event was held in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week. From 6-9 p.m., children had the opportunity to participate in a kids' obstacle course and climb on and in all the apparatus. Coloring books and firefighter helmets were available to all those who attended. The ladder truck performed a demonstration which featured two firemen being raised up to the top of the outside of the building, where they changed one of the station's outdoor lightbulbs.

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