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March 1st, 2013

PGC: CWD found in deer harvested in Blair, Bedford counties

March 1, 2013

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a neurological disease that impacts members of the Cervidae family, which includes whitetail deer and elk, has been detected in deer harvested in Blair and Bedford counties, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) announced Friday. So far, a total of three deer-- two from Blair County and one from Bedford County-- have reportedly tested positive for the disease.

Falls Creek woman killed in Thursday morning crash on SR 153

March 1, 2013

HORTON TWP. – The Ridgway-based state police report responding to a two-vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality at 10:47 a.m. on Feb. 28 on SR 153, 246 feet south of an unnamed street in Horton Township. Desiree M. Smith, 26, of Falls Creek, was killed as a result of the crash.

Himes advances to regional semifinal

March 1, 2013

SHARON – Ridgway wrestling advanced one wrestler to the Northwest Regional semifinals after action Friday at Sharon High School.
Brett Himes for Ridgway advanced with a 3-1 decision over Mason McCollum of Reynolds in the quarterfinal round.

Greta A. Eckert

March 1, 2013

Greta A. Eckert, 79, of 351 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys, and formerly of Ridgway-Johnsonburg Road, Johnsonburg, died on Friday morning, March 1, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born March 13, 1933 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth St. John Dorio.
On Oct. 6, 1962 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, she married the late Wilfred E. "Buck" Eckert Jr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 2012.

February 28th

Fatal crash Thursday morning on SR 153

February 28, 2013

BROCKPORT – Area emergency crews reportedly responded to a motor vehicle crash near Cristini's Auto Wrecking along state Route 153 in Brockport on Thursday morning. The Horton Township Fire Department was called to the scene at 10:51 a.m. and the Fox Township Fire Department was then asked to respond at 11:07 a.m. The portion of SR 153 between SR 219 and SR 255 was closed for several hours as a result of the crash, and the roadway reportedly reopened around 3 p.m.

Elk return to Valley despite trapping efforts

February 28, 2013

JAY TWP. - On Jan. 3, representatives of the Pennsylvania Game Commission met with a standing-room-only crowd at the Bennetts Valley Senior Center in Weedville to discuss the commission's plan to trap and remove the animals.

EPA reviews issues on Highland 'injection well'

February 28, 2013

JAMES CITY – The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) still is reviewing public concerns about a proposed "injection well" near James City in Highland Township.

School board reviews expenses at budget workshop

February 28, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School District Board of Directors held a workshop Thursday night to review a number of line items as part of the upcoming budget.

Officials using site to encourage community involvement

February 28, 2013

Officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission have reviewed favorable numbers for a new website initiative geared toward the expansion of community input in various North Central projects.

Clarence A. "Kike" Mowrey

February 28, 2013

Clarence A. "Kike" Mowrey, 85, of 410 Clarion Rd., Johnsonburg, died early Thursday morning, Feb. 28, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born on Sept. 24, 1927, in Johnsonburg, son of the late Byron and Lillian Anderson Mowrey.
On Dec. 23, 1950, he married Margaret M. Fedus, and she preceded him in death June 13, 1992.

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