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November 20th, 2011

Jay Twp. auditor acknowledges controversy surrounding his victory

November 20, 2011

John Bricen, Jay Township's newly elected write-in auditor, in speaking before attendees at Thursday's meeting of the board of supervisors, began by thanking all those who has turned out to vote this past Election Day. Bricen also had the opportunity to address perceived discrepancies involving his campaign, specifically his campaign literature.
"There seems to be some controversy over my handout literature having the proper documentation on the bottom, having a complaint filed, I understand that, that happens," Bricen said.

November 18th

'The Clinic' at Walmart offering basic healthcare services

November 18, 2011

FOX TWP. - Those seeking treatment for basic healthcare services may now utilize “The Clinic at Walmart," a newly opened facility operated by DuBois Regional Medical Center (DRMC) in affiliation with DuBois Regional Medical Group, inside the Walmart Supercenter located along the Million Dollar Highway.
The clinic provides convenient, affordable access to basic healthcare services, seven days a week, with no appointment necessary. Hours for the walk-in care facility are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. No appointments are needed or taken.

PA Wilds juries new members as part of Artisan Trail initiative

November 18, 2011

The Pennsylvania Wilds recently brought in seven new artists and three new trail stops from the 12-and-a-half county PA Wilds region.
Ta Enos, PA Wilds Small Business Ombudsman, says the artisan trail initiative has been in place since 2003 and is a project of the PA Wilds.
“It focuses on raising profitability and promoting artists in our region,” Enos said. “The brand displays high quality products so they can be sold at a higher price, and it helps artists get their products to market.”

Foul play not suspected in death of Kane woman

November 18, 2011

Foul play is not suspected in the death of a 25-year-old Kane woman whose body was found Thursday afternoon behind a garage on Commons Alley in the borough.
"We don't suspect foul play," Kane Borough Police Chief Brian Hillard said Friday in commenting on the death of Natasha Mattis of Pine Avenue.
According to the police chief, the cause of death will be determined at an autopsy in Erie. He said Dr. Eric Vey, the Erie County forensic pathologist, is expected to conduct the autopsy Monday.

Budget under review in Jay Twp.

November 18, 2011

In looking at this year's budget at Thursday's meeting of the Jay Twp. Board of Supervisors, board members expressed concern at the possibility that township expenses will exceed expected income due to a lull in tax revenue.

PA Wilds juried artist new to area

November 18, 2011

Stacie Johnson-Leske a ceramics artist recently relocated to the area with her husband because she was intrigued by the Pennsylvania Wilds.
“My husband and I like to do outdoorsy things for our anniversary every year,” said Johnson-Leske. “We researched the PA Wilds and found that Ridgway had both bicycle trails and kayaking. So we stayed at a bed and breakfast in St. Marys and visited Ridgway.”
Able to create her art anywhere, Johnson-Leske had made the transition to Ridgway.

November 17th

Events at PSU put focus on preventing child sexual assault

November 17, 2011

Following the recent allegations that former Penn State assistant football coach Gerald A. “Jerry” Sandusky allegedly sexually abused at least eight young boys over a 15-year period, one statement has been repeated frequently: The focus should remain on helping the victims of this alleged abuse.
The debacle has left people wondering many things, not the least of which is: If something like this could happen at a large institution like Penn State and stay under the radar, how many other places could it be happening and go unnoticed?

DEP responds to boring incident

November 17, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] responded to a site along Silver Creek, half of a mile from the reservoir Thursday morning, 48 hours after the Hunt Marcellus Operating Company reportedly leaked a large amount of bentonite into the stream, quickly making its way into the reservoir.
DEP spokesman Kevin Sunday reported an increased amount of sediment in the reservoir and a temporary spike in the turbidity following the incident.
Sunday said there was not an impact on the quality of the drinking water.

Students organize food drive to provide Thanksgiving meals

November 17, 2011

St. Marys Area High School (SMAHS) students are making Thanksgiving meals possible for 45 area families this year through their recent collection of items to donate to the St. Marys Christian Food Bank.
SMAHS Principal Josh Williams explained the event came about when students approached school personnel about conducting a food drive.
Teacher Julie Bish introduced the concept of personalizing the donation by inquiring with the food bank as to what food items would be needed to create a complete Thanksgiving dinner for a family.

Recent rise in area foreclosures

November 17, 2011

While Elk County may have weathered the housing crisis better than other parts of the country, some local realtors say the area is experiencing an emerging nationwide trend which has seen foreclosure rates climbing steeply, in the double digits, in just a matter of months.
According to Fitch, a global rating agency, national foreclosure rates have jumped 14 percent between the second and third quarter of 2011.

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