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September 9th, 2012

Lingering concerns surround new assessment exams

September 9, 2012

ST. MARYS - With the Keystone Exams, a new statewide assessment, to be implemented in Pennsylvania schools this year, concerns surrounding the rigors of testing facing its student body and the logistics of prepping student performance on the exams, an eventual requirement for graduation, were discussed by the St. Marys Area School District's board of directors at Thursday's workshop meeting.

Bucktails had distinguished look, fighting style

September 9, 2012

MT. ZION - At last week’s monument dedication for the Elk County Rifles, Company G of the Pennsylvania Bucktails, James Burke of the Mt. Zion Historical Society gave the opening remarks and discussed the formation of the famous Civil War unit and how the group got its name during a ceremony held at Mt. Zion Historical Park.

Car show benefits Make-A-Wish

September 9, 2012

ST. MARYS – An antique and classic car show held Saturday, Sept. 15 will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Third Annual Antique Class Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Tractor Supply parking lot located along the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys.
"This is a new adventure for us," said event co-coordinator Leah Leuschel. "The car show is three years in the making. Our first year was amazing, we had 30 to 40 cars there and we are hoping to double that this year."

September 7th

Order lifting drilling ban in forest is finalized

September 7, 2012

A federal judge has finalized his 2009 preliminary order to lift a ban on the drilling of oil and gas wells in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF).
U.S. District Court Judge Sean McLaughlin of Erie on Thursday “converted” his 2009 order into a “final declaratory judgment on the merits.”
In his 2009 order, McLaughlin said “enforcement of the forest-wide drilling ban in the ANF is hereby preliminary enjoined.”

Cancer study urges enrollment, aims to increase prevention

September 7, 2012

Area residents are encouraged to participate in the American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study-3, a nationwide study being conducted in St. Marys on Sept. 11 and 12 at the Sacred Heart Parish Center on Center Street.

Police seize marijuana grow operation in Johnsonburg

September 7, 2012

JOHNSONBURG BORO - A Johnsonburg man is facing drug charges after authorities, in raiding his home, uncovered what is being called a "sophisticated and substantial" marijuana-growing operation at the residence.
According to affidavits, Troopers with the Pennsylvania State Police Troop C Vice Unit were notified of the existence of a marijuana-growing operation at the 433 Second Ave. home of Edward Joseph Pisani, 54, by a phone call from an unidentified source on Sept. 4.

Cancer study urges enrollment, aims to increase prevention

September 7, 2012

Area residents are encouraged to participate in the American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study-3, a nationwide study being conducted in St. Marys on Sept. 11 and 12 at the Sacred Heart Parish Center on Center Street.

September 6th

SMASD appeal on warning status denied

September 6, 2012

ST. MARYS - During the workshop meeting of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors on Thursday, board members discussed the district filing an appeal with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) following receipt of a warning status due to the graduation rate for economically disadvantaged students. The previous appeal was denied.

Local tax preparer charged with theft

September 6, 2012

ST. MARYS - Criminal charges have been filed against the Elk County Humane Society's former treasurer and financial advisor, Richard Allan Danz, 47, of 376 Walnut St., St. Marys, in connection with the alleged theft of funds through his position with the organization, as well as charges alleging he defrauded clients of investments made through his private tax preparation business.

Elk viewing season in Elk and Cameron counties

September 6, 2012

CAMERON COUNTY - On this cool and damp evening just before dark, the elk are just screaming out in the field. These bulls are bugling to establish dominance and attract cows (females). You can hear other elk bugling in the woods nearby, too. As it gets dark, the sounds seem to magnify. It is the rut for these large, majestic animals. Here in Cameron County, at the Hicks Run Wildlife Viewing Area, Bureau of Forestry, employees are available most Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons and evenings to share their knowledge of elk and other wildlife.

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