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May 25th, 2012

ERHC hosts luminary service 'honoring those who serve'

May 25, 2012

ST. MARYS - In honor of Memorial Day, a luminary service hosted by Elk Regional Health Center was held on Thursday night in recognition of individuals and organizations for their service to both community and country.
The evening began with a rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner" sung by Betty Schogren, Rene Smith, and the Rev. Craig Duffield.
In welcoming those in attendance, Gregory P. Bauer, president and CEO of Elk Regional Health System, discussed the importance of recognizing the sacrifice of America's servicemen and women.

Residents should keep recycling in mind during weekend celebrations

May 25, 2012

Events such as cookouts, family reunions, and graduation parties make Memorial Day weekend a time of revelry for many area residents.
While recycling is not likely at the forefront of most people's minds during this time, individuals still should be cognizant some of the materials that can be recycled following their holiday gatherings.
"Not only should people think about what they can recycle, they should also consider what they can re-use to reduce what goes into the trash at the end of the day," said Bekki Titchner, Elk County recycling and solid waste coordinator.

May 24th

Teachers' Olympic lessons culminate with annual games

May 24, 2012

In preparation for their annual Olympic games, teachers at South St. Marys Street Elementary School spend the entire year planning lessons and activities centered around the country they represent during the games.
The kindergarten classes represent the United States each year in order to learn about their home country.

SWA wraps up business

May 24, 2012

RIDGWAY – At Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, Enforcement Officer Dave Stubber reported traveling 462 miles and working 152 hours between April 24 and May 19. He conducted three new investigations: one dumping on Bendigo Road and two incidents of failing to file a permit for demolition. One citation is expected, the other permit violation will be investigated by DEP and Stubber expects a successful prosecution in the dumping incident.

Chamber asking residents to ‘Save Sparky,’ help fund annual fireworks

May 24, 2012

No patriotic Fourth of July celebration would be complete without a booming fireworks display. The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, which has sponsored the city’s fireworks for nearly 20 years, hopes area residents feel the same and is asking them to contribute toward the cost of the display through the ‘Save Sparky’ drive.
Sparky is the new fireworks mascot, currently visible on the Diamond in downtown St. Marys.

St. Marys Library launches eBook program

May 24, 2012

Free electronic and audiobooks are now available to members of the St. Marys Public Library with the recent launch of its e-Book lending system.
Scarlette Corbin, library director, said the library has joined with other Seneca District libraries , including those located in Johnsonburg, Ridgway, Wilcox, Marionville, Tionesta, Bradford, Kane, Port Allegheny and Smethport, in splitting the cost of the $12,000 program, which was determined based on each library's population. With the group rate, St. Marys' cost was significantly decreased to $1,400 to participate in the program.

Options for stroke victims returning home

May 24, 2012

ST. MARYS - Following a stroke, a patient and family members are often faced with a number of challenges that accompany the decision to bring their loved one home. But a recent seminar held at The Education Center at Elk Regional Health Center that focused on prevention and treatment also touched on the home health care options available to a patient and family in returning home.

May 23rd

Commission eyes spending plans

May 23, 2012

RIDGWAY - Members of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] are keeping a sharp eye on federal and state spending plans as lawmakers continue to make budget adjustments.
"Not much has changed when we're looking at the federal budget updates," said Eric Bridges, the commission's executive director. "We're pretty much where we were a week ago when conversations started. Appropriation bills on the federal side are moving through each respective chamber."

New venue for SSMSE Olympics proves positive

May 23, 2012

While the Olympic games change venues every four years, it has been a long time coming for the South St. Marys Street Elementary School Olympic Games, which were held this year at Berwind Park for the first time.

May 22nd

Rent to increase as recycling center expands

May 22, 2012

RIDGWAY - At Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner said a revised lease agreement was received from North Central for the entire warehouse building used for storage and additional square footage in the Elk County Community Recycling Center at their space in the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys.

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