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December 29th

Donation for 'Women on Target' gun safety program

December 29, 2012

Steve Caggeso, right, representing the Ridgway Moose Lodge, recently presented a $200 donation to the Elk County Sheriff's Department for their Women on Target program. Sheriff Jeffrey C. Krieg, left, said the program is offered approximately twice a year in conjunction with the Ridgway Rifle Club and the National Rifle Association. The program is conducted free of charge to women who are recipients of a Pennsylvania license to carry firearms and who also own firearms. They are taught through classroom time and hands-on shooting.

December 27th

County budget passes with no increase

December 28, 2012

RIDGWAY - Adhering to the 20-day comment period, Elk County commissioners approved their 2013 budget during a special meeting Thursday morning. The spending plan features no tax increase.

SMA Homecoming queen among royalty at Liberty Bowl

December 28, 2012

St. Marys Area High School senior Alicia Gerg never imagined being crowned as the school's 2012 Homecoming queen, let alone being invited to participate in the Annual Autozone Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31 in Memphis, Tenn.

Coaches vs Cancer kicks off tonight at holiday tournament

December 28, 2012

The annual Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament is set to begin tonight and funds will once again be raised to benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society through Coaches vs Cancer.

December 26th

Winter storm hits Elk County

December 27, 2012

Elk County was hit with a winter storm Wednesday afternoon, with some areas receiving nearly a foot of snow. Various events were canceled throughout the region and there were a number of traffic delays in municipalities and on SR 255 and SR 120 due to rapid snowfall and low visibility. Plow trucks were out and residents could be seen shoveling and snowblowing during the first wave, with more snow expected overnight.
Shown is the Elk County Courthouse later Wednesday evening following the storm. Photo by Larry Simon.

December 25th

Tidioute homicide suspect captured

December 26, 2012

52-year-old Randy Lee Poole, of Tidioute, has been arrested and charged with burglary and criminal homicide following the Dec. 20 murder of Kathleen Sweeney in Deerfield Township.

Sources: N.W. Pa. can expect between 8 - 12" of snow

December 26, 2012

As Christmas Day festivities wound down, storm warnings ramped up, with the National Weather Service (NWS) issuing a winter storm warning for Elk, McKean and surrounding counties Tuesday.

Band Boosters reaching out to customers unhappy with fruit purchase

December 26, 2012

After a less-than-'fruit'-ful experience, the Elk County Catholic High School Band Boosters are encouraging area residents who purchased citrus fruit from them that did not meet the previous year's quality to contact them.

December 23rd

Flood problems continue in Jay Twp.

December 24, 2012

JAY TWP. - The Jay Township Board of Supervisors announced plans to commission an engineering study of flooding and storm water problems plaguing a number of houses along Hickory Avenue in Weedville, but the issue raised questions as to whether the township or property owners directly affected should foot the bill.

December 21st

Ridgway Borough Council continues discussion over well site

December 22, 2012

RIDGWAY - A discussion concerning the installation of a Marcellus Shale well located above the Ridgway Reservoir continued during Monday's borough council meeting.

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders softball team remained undefeated on the season with a 5-1...
The St. Marys Area and Elk County Catholic baseball teams faced off for the first time this season...
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team lost another close match, this time to the Bradford...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...