Archive - Mar 2013
Last Friday the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) announced the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in three free-ranging deer harvested during the 2012 general firearms deer season.
A wide variety of issues are being pushed to the forefront this year as the members of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau has prioritized their efforts with the Legislature, according to Ernie Mattiuz, the government relations director for the Elk County Farm Bureau.
ST. MARYS - A note stating a potential bomb was present at Elk County Catholic High School Wednesday morning was determined to be a hoax with the help of St. Marys City Police, according to school officials.
ST. MARYS - The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) has charged four St. Marys residents with shooting and killing four antlerless deer out of season.
The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau will be hard at work this year as the consortium will be eyeing several key issues coming before the Legislature.
The Ridgway Area School District Board of Directors discussed several potential expenses to be drawn from the Long Term Maintenance Fund during a workshop held Tuesday night in the library of the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Speaking at a press conference at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Harrisburg headquarters on Monday afternoon regarding the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in samples collected from three hunter-harvested deer from Blair and Bedford counties, PGC officials indicated there is not believed to be any danger to individuals who consume meat from other deer harvested in those areas, even if the animal had not been tested for CWD.
Surveillance efforts to monitor for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) cost the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) hundreds of thousands of dollars last year, and expenses will likely continue to increase now that the disease has been detected in a small portion of the state's free-ranging deer herd.
ST. MARYS â€“ The popular Relay for Life of Elk County Comedy Night is around the corner, taking place on Saturday evening at The Edgewood in St. Marys. The SGL Warriors team's ninth show, the event typically sells out.
John F. Weidert, 73, of Burgettstown, died Monday, March 4, 2013, 10:50 p.m. in Weirton Medical Center.
He was born on March 1, 1940 in Ridgway, son of the late Francis Ottomar and Clara Cecilia Buhler Weidert.
Mr. Weidert was a 1958 graduate of Ridgway High School and a 1962 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, earning a degree in Forestry.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War Era.