February 26th, 2013
Conservation District Field Representative John M. Green of the Pennsylvania Department of Environment of Protection [DEP] responded to Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal to strip the state's conservation districts of funding and instead potentially rely on money received from impact fees during Monday's regular Elk County Conservation District meeting.
Two Elk County natives will be performing with the Lycoming College Tour Choir as they make a stop in St. Marys for a Friday evening performance at the Shiloh Presbyterian Church on Washington Street.
CLARION COUNTY â€” After a 29-year-old man was charged Monday with third-degree murder in the January death of 19-year-old Devan Knapp of Brookville, a second man, 32-year-old Joel Tanner Stark of Rimersburg, has been charged with several criminal conspiracy counts-- including abuse of a corpse and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence-- surrounding Knapp's death and the moving of her body, WJAC-TV reported Tuesday.
Beginning March 1, all federal benefits will be paid electronically, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.
John Johnston, Erie-based public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, said electronically paid benefits will include Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
Charles M. "Chuck" O'Connor, 80, former St. Marys resident, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 in Silver Spring, Md. at Renaissance Gardens Care Facility at Riderwoods.
He was born in Ridgway on Aug. 8, 1932, the son of the late Charles E. and Catherine Klein O'Connor. He married Patricia McEwen on June 24, 1961 in Bradford at St. Francis of Assissi Church, with Fr. Carlton Richey officiating.
Chuck graduated from Central Catholic High School, Class of 1950. He worked a few years at the former Speer Carbon Co. before entering the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
John E. Charleson, 73, of 240 High Ave., Ridgway, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 8, 1939 in Reynoldsville, son of the late Harry N. and Mary Ann (Anderson) Charlesen.
He married Nancy A. Knight on May 12, 1962 in Queen of the World Catholic Church in St. Marys.
He resided in Ridgway for the last 67 years and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, a member of the Lions Club, the Elks, and the Eagles. He had also been a board member of the Ridgway Ambulance Corp.
Students of the Ridgway Area High School held a dress rehearsal Monday night in the auditorium for their production of Beauty and the Beast. The Ridgway High School will be presenting Beauty and the Beast beginning Thursday, Feb. 28 through March 2 at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium.
CLARION â€” Pennsylvania State Police have charged a 29-year-old man with the alleged murder of a 19-year-old Brookville woman.
Following a decision by the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] to institute general permit fees for stream and wetland projects, the Elk County Conservation District approved a motion to waive fees for reviewing the permit.
ST. MARYS â€“ A rumor that the St. Marys Area Ambulance Service will be merging with Cameron County Ambulance is not true, according to officials; however, St. Marys employees will assist Cameron County with coverage.