Archive - Dec 21, 2012
JOHNSONBURG â€“ In the wake of the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Johnsonburg Area School District [JASD], like most school districts across the United States, continues to review their safety measures and procedures.
"Our school district has a crisis plan which we constantly are reviewing to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and support staff," saidÂ JASD Superintendent Dennis Crotzer. "My administrative staff has reviewed this plan with their staffs after the unfortunate school shooting in Connecticut.
Jean M. Knight, 70, of Glen Mayo Road, Johnsonburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh after a short illness.
She was born June 12, 1942 in St. Marys, daughter of the late John A. and Edna (Fitch) Erickson.
She married Stanley J. Hasselman, who preceded her in death; and Richard â€śDickâ€ť Rosenhoover, who preceded her in death.
She lived all of her live in Elk County. She worked at St. Marys Carbon, GE Sylvania, Community Nurses, St. Marys Hospital Medical/Surgical unit and worked as a bartender and caterer. She was a member of Central Hose Company. Â
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.
Elk County Chief Deputy Sheriff Theresa Merritt said applications for gun permits, which are processed through the sheriff's office, have gone up over the last few years but did not increase significantly since Friday.
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.