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September 26th, 2012

Awareness efforts during ‘Wake up to Medicine Abuse Week’

September 26, 2012

ST. MARYS – Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc. is working to bring more attention to the problem of prescription drug abuse during “Wake Up to Medicine Abuse Week,” running from Sept. 23 to Sept. 29.
Jennifer Young, prevention supervisor with Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc., in Elk County, said the goal of this initiative is to increase awareness of prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse and misuse, which has risen dramatically in the last few years.

September 25th

Babysitter sentenced in child sexual assault case

September 25, 2012

RIDGWAY - A babysitter convicted of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in his care was sentenced in Elk County Court Monday to no less than 10 years and no more than 20 years in a state penitentiary.
Corey Allen Heatherdale, 26, of Ridgway, was convicted by a jury in a one-day trial on July 20, 2012, in the Elk County Courthouse.

SWA takes annual landfill tour

September 25, 2012

The Elk County Solid Waste Authority embarked on its annual tour of Veolia Greentree Landfill in Fox Twp. on Tuesday. Landfill manager Don Henrichs led the tour and gave the group a rundown of current operations and recent changes to the facility.
The landfill currently takes in about 1 million tons a year; it takes approximately 2.5 years to fill a cell, or an area in which waste is deposited and is later filled in. Cells range from six to 10 acres and the current cell being filled is approximately nine acres. About nine acres were capped this year.

Elkland Search and Rescue initiative saves time

September 25, 2012

ST. MARYS – A rise in the occurrence of cognitive disorders like Alzheimer's disease, dementia and autism has sparked the Elkland Search and Rescue [ESR] team to kick off an initiative designed to better locate individuals who have a tendency to wander.
ESR is taking a proactive stance by asking family members of those affected to also be proactive by filling out a form, "Wanderers Information Sheet," before an incident occurs to act as a tool to help locate the person.

September 24th

Aiello sentenced for camp burglaries

September 24, 2012

RIDGWAY - A St. Marys man convicted of 189 counts of burglary and related charges stemming from a multitude of burglaries committed at camps throughout Elk, McKean, and Cameron counties was sentenced Monday in Elk County Court to serve no less than 11 years, 3 months and no more than 30 years in state prison.

Country Club closes after filing for bankruptcy

September 24, 2012

According to court documents filed on March 12, 2012, St. Marys Country Club President James R. Slay filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the club closed on Aug. 31.
The voluntary petition was filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, and listed Slay as the debtor. According to the petition, the club is a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code and has both estimated assets and liabilities between $500,000 and $1 million.

Caruso coaching people to be their best

September 24, 2012

Area business owner and entrepreneur Peggy Caruso wants to help others achieve their own business and personal goals, and has recently hung out her shingle as a life coach to assist area residents in forging that path.
Caruso said the idea of a life coach may be foreign in this neck of the woods, but was quick to explain that it is not therapy and many people who have already reached major milestones, such as top executives, use it to target what they want to do and where they want to go as they continue on their journey through life.

September 21st

Entry-level powder metal program offered again

September 21, 2012

The first “Fit for Powder Metal Program” entry-level course recently offered to area residents was very successful, and organizers will be offering the seven-week program again in October.

Fall Fest kicks off

September 21, 2012

Members of the 2012 Bavarian Fall Fest committee were in attendance for the opening ceremony. Shown in the front row from left to right are Mary Lou Wehler, Cherie Pichler, Carrie Carroll, Paula Weyant, Mary Kay Wendel and Dolly Wehler. Shown in the back row, from left to right, are Kim Hoffman and Deb Young. The festival began at 11 a.m. Friday morning and continues from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Area residents are encouraged to come out, support their local businesses and enjoy the fun. Photo by Amy Cherry.

September 20th

Jay Board schedules special meeting

September 20, 2012

The Jay Township Board of Supervisors at Thursday's meeting set a date for a special meeting to approve the board's backing of a $107,000 loan for the township's water authority to implement improvements to the township's water treatment plant.
Supervisor Jeremy Rippey said the board's official adoption of an ordinance guaranteeing the loan was scheduled for Thursday's meeting but needed to be pushed back after a clerical issue arose with the loan paperwork submitted to the bank.

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