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November 6th, 2012
In a show of true bipartisanship, this Obama/Romney sign encourages students to vote during a mock election held Tuesday at Fox Township Elementary School. In a close race against former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, the president was elected to another four-year term. Photo by Amy Cherry.
Democrat Rob McCord, 53, of Bryn Mawr elected to a second four-year term as Pennsylvania state treasurer. He defeated Republican Diana Irey Vaughan, a county commissioner from western Pennsylvania,
Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, 52, of Scranton, was re-elected for a second term, defeating Republican Tom Smith. Casey's victory also cements a seat that Democrats had counted on in the struggle for control of the U.S. Senate.
Business was brisk at the UE Local 502 union hall along SR 120 in St. Marys Tuesday afternoon as many voters were stopping by after work, including Kristen, shown above. However, a poll worker inside said turnout was not as high as expected and estimated that maybe a little more than half of that precinct's registered voters would come out to cast their ballot. Photo by Victoria Stanish.
It's been a sunny, yet cool, day in Elk County and the hope is that the nice weather will encourage more voters to travel to the polls for today's general election. The county only had a 20.52 percent voter turnout in the primary election in April, with 4,141 out of 20,179 registered voters casting ballots. While there are 10,714 registered Democrats in the county compared to 7,436 registered Republicans, in the April election only 19.40 percent of Democrats voted compared to 27.73 percent of Republicans.
KARTHAUS â€“Â The 2012 week-long elk season got under way Monday and 11 elk-- three bulls and eight cows-- had been brought to the elk check station located at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's maintenance building in Quehanna, Clearfield County, by 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.
The annual holiday to remember veterans is quickly approaching and the Rides for Vets program in Elk and Cameron counties is offering a way to honor the veteran(s) in your life.
"We were looking for a way to honor military service people on Veterans Day while giving loved ones a memento to hold on to after the fact," said Kellie Rusciolelli, Senior Volunteer Program Coordinator. "Elkwood Arts was the perfect place to request help in creating ornaments."
Once the wooden ornament is purchased it will then be displayed for all to see.
Organizers of the Equine Dice Run appreciate all of the participation from the riders and volunteers for their hard work in hosting the event, which took place at the St. Marys Campowners on Sept. 15 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The event raised an amazing $7,216.22.
Please be advised that in response to the many individuals and parishes who have been inquiring, Most Rev. Lawrence Persico, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Erie, has authorized parishes to take a collection to support disaster relief services related to Hurricane Sandy. Pastors are free to choose the Sunday on which they will hold the collection. Donations will then be sent to the Diocese of Erie for distribution to organizations providing help on the ground in the areas most in need of relief. One hundred percent of the money collected will be donated.