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January 25th, 2013

Johnsonburg man claims personal use in marijuana grow trial

January 25, 2013

RIDGWAY - A Johnsonburg man charged with converting his home into an indoor marijuana grow operation after police confiscated 638 plants from the residence was on trial in Elk County Court Friday with his defense hinging on the claim that the marijuana was only for his own personal use and not for sale.

Group to further discuss city's fee schedule, report back to council

January 25, 2013

Upon review of proposed changes to the city's fee schedule, members of St. Marys City Council voted to table the item until further review of the fees.

New recycling law bans landfill disposal of computers, TVs

January 25, 2013

RIDGWAY - Due to a new Pennsylvania law that took effect on Jan. 24, many electronic devices can no longer be disposed of in the trash.

Playgrounds that never close

January 25, 2013

When I checked the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Calendar of Events for the Pennsylvania Wilds just now, I counted 25 events, some as close as Parker Dam State Park and others farther away at Bald Eagle, Hills Creek or Leonard Harrison state parks.

January 24th

Dutch wrestlers rally to defeat Smethport Hubbers 39-22

January 25, 2013

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling squad came back from a 19-9 deficit to defeat the Smethport Hubbers by a 39-22 score Thursday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.

Planning consortium unveils 5-year plan

January 24, 2013

Members of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] recently unveiled a comprehensive economic development strategy, a five-year plan fueled by a federal mandate.

Man charged with impersonating state trooper

January 24, 2013

JOHNSONBURG - A Johnsonburg man has been charged with impersonating a state police officer in attempting to place a phone call to an Elk County Prison inmate.

Growing CAPSEA fundraiser moves to new location

January 24, 2013

ST. MARYS - The Polar Sweet Express, a one-stop shopping experience benefitting CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse), is moving to a new location this year at The Edgewood located along the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys.

Committee appoints new chairman

January 24, 2013

James Thomas, a Cameron County commissioner, officially took the reins Wednesday as chairman of the board of directors at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC].

Georgiana Louise Simchick

January 24, 2013

Georgiana Louise Simchick, 65, of 1625 Bendigo Rd., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 23, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 29, 1947 in Ridgway, daughter of George and the late Mary Chupa Cherry.
She married Richard Simchick on Jan. 29, 1966 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg; he survives.

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