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Archive - Mar 2013

March 7th

A look at the spread of CWD in states neighboring Pa.

March 8, 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.

March 6th

Farm Bureau eyes key legislative issues

March 6, 2013

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.

ECCHS: Note indicating bomb a hoax

March 6, 2013

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.

March 5th

Four charged with unlawful killing of big game

March 5, 2013

ST. MARYS - The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) has charged four St. Marys residents with shooting and killing four antlerless deer out of season.

Farm Bureau hard at work in 2013

March 5, 2013

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau will be hard at work this year as the consortium will be eyeing several key issues coming before the Legislature.

RASD reviews potential expenses

March 5, 2013

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.

PGC: Deer in Blair, Bedford counties should be safe to consume

March 5, 2013

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.

CWD surveillance costly for PGC, Dept. of Agriculture

March 5, 2013

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.

Comedy Night shaping up to be a barrel of laughs

March 5, 2013

ST. MARYS – 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

March 5, 2013

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.

JOHNSONBURG – The defending District 9 Class A baseball champion is making a claim to be a favorite...
JOHNSONBURG – The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team improved to 4-0 on the season as they...
JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg track and field hosted Sheffield in a meet held Monday afternoon at...