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March 19th, 2013
Dozens of area residents, local officials and members of Elk County CARES [Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Stewardship] flooded the new township building located at 1537 Montmorenci Rd. during Tuesday's regular Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors meeting to express their concern over a Marcellus Shale gas extraction site located near the Ridgway Reservoir.
Those wondering what to do with a prom or formal gown collecting dust in their closet may be interested in donating it to an underprivileged teen in Beatyville, Ky., a deeply poverty-stricken area.
RIDGWAY - A hearing held for a Johnsonburg man headed to trial on drug charges filed after police allegedly uncovered marijuana being grown at his home erupted in confrontation between law enforcement and members of the defendant's family as well as the defendant and his defense attorney in Elk County Court Monday.
Next month work on the extensive state Route 255 project is set to start in St. Marys, according to Dean Ball of PennDOT, who reviewed project details Monday evening at a St. Marys City Council meeting.
Despite a tremendous effort from its board members, executive director and community residents, the St. Marys Area United Way fell short of its 2012 goal.
Last year the Crystal Fire Department responded to 321 incidents, an increase of 45 incidents from 2011. Fire Chief Bill Kraus presented the report recently to City Council.
The names were ones like Rogan, Cashman, McBride, Mullaney, Sullivan, Malone, Mulhearn, Trambley, Fitzgerald, Halloran, O'Dell, O'Donnell, Gaffey, Doran, Fehley, Meagher, Curry, O'Brien, O'Hern, Bailey, Harper, Milligan, Harrigan, Kelly, and Phelan--just to name more than a few. Â They and many others from "The Emerald Isle" are woven into the fabric of Sanct Marienstadt. Â
JAMES CITY â€“ Brenda Emer was first diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 1997. Her son John was three years old, her daughter Allison only two. While still getting a handle on her own illness, Brenda found out that John had Type I Diabetes.
More than 15 years and eleven cancer diagnoses later, Brenda is still fighting. Those of us who are lucky enough to call her a friend marvel in her strength and lack of self-pity.
Never mind Starbucks-- students at St. Marys Area High School have the Dutch Cafe, their own in-school coffee shop.
Open throughout the school day except for lunch periods, students can stop by to purchase a variety of beverages and snacks, study or socialize.
Many people are trained to offer assistance in a medical emergency, but may have no idea what to do when confronted with a mental health crisis. A certification program that will be offered to area residents called "Mental Health First Aid USA" can help people who deal with mental health issues as part of their profession or those who just want to know more about how to help someone experiencing this type of emergency.