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June 26th

North Central keeping close watch on state budget talks

June 26, 2013

With North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission voting at last month's meeting to take out a nearly quarter of a million dollar line of credit needed to cover expenses like payroll, bills, and rents, the organization has kept a watchful eye on the governor's 2014 budget proposal to see what the future holds.

Elk County Prison inmate charged with possession of contraband

June 26, 2013

An inmate at Elk County Prison has been charged with possession of contraband after corrections officers searching her cell allegedly found prescription drugs in her pillow case.

June 25th

'Weapons of Mass Destruction' charges filed in pipe bomb incidents

June 25, 2013

ST. MARYS – Court documents released Tuesday in the case of a St. Marys man charged with planting two pipe bombs in Elk County last month offer few details and little in the way of clues as to what motivated the accused, 20-year-old Kelly J. Shaffer, to allegedly build and attempt to detonate the explosive devices.

Man charged with lying to obtain guns and deceiving police

June 25, 2013

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys man has been criminally charged after police say he used his wife's name to fill out a federal background check in order to buy firearms at a local gun emporium.

June 24th

St. Marys man charged with planting two pipe bombs

June 24, 2013

ST. MARYS – Police have arrested a 20-year-old St. Marys man who authorities say is responsible for a pair of pipe bombs that were planted at two separate Elk County locations over the course of one week last month.

Man charged with raping woman in front of children

June 24, 2013

KEATING TWP. – A Smethport man has been charged with brutalizing a woman and terrorizing her family after allegedly attacking and raping a mother of three in the presence of her children, ages two, six and eight.

Bicentennial mural depicts Fox Twp. landmarks

June 24, 2013

FOX TWP. – Visitors to the Fox Township Municipal Building can view a new mural depicting various township landmarks and buildings created by Joette Mosier Smith, a Fox Township artist.

Pollution prevention under way in Jones Township

June 24, 2013

During a monthly meeting of the Elk County Conservation District, board members discussed a dirt and gravel project that will reportedly assist in pollution prevention in Jones Township.

June 23rd

Pressure-washing completes renovations at church

June 23, 2013

With the recent pressure-washing of the church, the renovations to St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church are now completed. The most recent additions to the church were the statues of the Good Shepherd and the Angel, and the votive candleholders inside the church. Father Brian Vossler and parishioners of the church express their appreciation to Dennis and Rose Heindl for their generosity.

Local grants presented to area organizations

June 23, 2013

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Community Foundation Board of Directors recently approved several grants totaling $22,170 which were distributed to area organizations from the Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund. Those receiving grants were the Community Education Council (CEC), Elkland Search and Rescue, the City of St. Marys Police Department and Elk County Catholic High School.

Ridgway girls basketball defeated the Lady Owls but balanced scoring had the Lady Elkers' offense...
Ridgway wrestling defeated Curwensville 45-32 in a dual meet Thursday night at Ridgway Area High...
JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg girls basketball lost 45-23 to Bradford Wednesday night at Johnsonburg...