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December 20th

Mental health care equally important in wake of tragedy

December 21, 2012

Following last week's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that left nearly 30 people dead, many of them children, an increased focus has been placed on the issue of gun control. With guns at the forefront of national discussion, an equally important issue-- providing adequate help for those with mental health issues-- has been overshadowed.
Dr. Micah T. Hoffman, a licensed psychiatrist who grew up in Kersey and is currently practicing in Los Angeles, attributed this stigma to decades of a lack of understanding of what mental illness actually is.

Jay Twp. reaches impact fee impasse

December 21, 2012

JAY TWP. - Months after the state announced Jay Township would be receiving $70,000 in Act 13 natural gas impact fee money, the Board of Supervisors are still at an impasse as to how that money should be spent.

Gun sales and permits up in Elk County, nationwide

December 21, 2012

Gun sales and permit applications are up in Elk County and nationwide, sources say, following the shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last Friday that left 20 children and six adults dead at the school.

December 19th

Commission ups rate to meet match

December 20, 2012

In order to meet an anticipated cash match level for federal grant dollars for the rural planning organization (RPO) at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (NCPRPDC), officials voted Wednesday morning to increase the per capita rate for the six counties to 16.3 percent for 2013.

United Way funding fueling drug education in local schools

December 20, 2012

Editor's Note: Throughout the next two months, the various community agencies that receive funding under the St. Marys Area United Way will be highlighted. The organization's fundraising campaign has been extended and now concludes on Jan. 15.
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Drug abuse, long thought of as only an inner-city plight, has reached epidemic proportions in small towns across America.

Residents encouraged to be aware of text messaging scam

December 20, 2012

Even though area residents have been nice this year, they may end up with a lump of coal through falling for a naughty text messaging scam that asks them for personal information.

December 18th

Parking meter calibration takes place in St. Marys

December 18, 2012

This week the City of St. Marys is working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA), Division of Weights and Measures, in calibrating the city's 300 parking meters.

County makes technological improvements

December 18, 2012

The board of commissioners on Tuesday approved an accord by Zito Business for a fiber optic E-line connection between the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission and the Elk County Courthouse during a board meeting.

EZ Rolling transforms into new discounted store

December 18, 2012

EZ Rolling, located on Erie Avenue in downtown St. Marys, has rolled its inventory into a wide variety of new offerings obtained from popular department stores and sold at deeply discounted prices.

ECCHS holding 'Share Your Career' get-together

December 18, 2012

Upperclassmen at Elk County Catholic High School will have the opportunity to interact with alumni in their intended career areas on Friday in an effort to aid the students, who are facing an important time in their lives as they prepare to select a college, enter the workforce, or join the armed forces.

KERSEY — The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team advanced to the District 9 Class A...
DuBOIS – The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch saw their season come to an end with a 4-1 loss to the...
DuBOIS – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders saw their season come to an early end with a 5-2 loss to...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...