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November 5th

'Canning' for THON this weekend

November 5, 2014

ST. MARYS – Elk County Catholic alumnus Ryan Jacobs and fellow Penn State students will be "canning" this weekend in town for THON, the largest student philanthropy effort in the world.
According to THON.org, "the mission of the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon is to conquer pediatric cancer by providing outstanding emotional and financial support to the children, families, researchers, and staff of the Four Diamonds Fund."

November 4th

Contract negotiations intensify at RASD

November 5, 2014

During Tuesday's workshop session of the Ridgway Area School District School Board, Board President Lisa Connelly delivered a prepared speech in response to advertisements and statements made by the Ridgway Area Teachers Association.

Significant voter turnout in Elk County

November 5, 2014

With a high-profile governor's race on the ballot, Elk County had a high voter turnout with 44.35 percent of the registered voters coming out to vote.
York County businessman Tom Wolf ousted incumbent Republican Governor Tom Corbett soundly Tuesday. The Democrat could not carry Elk County, however, as Corbett got 4,420 votes to Wolf's 4,115. There were 31 write-in votes as well. Pennsylvania law was changed in 1968 to allow for consecutive gubernatorial terms. Corbett is the first Pennsylvania governor to be denied re-election since the law was changed.

VIDEO: Democrat Wolf Ousts Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett: NBC

November 4, 2014

VIDEO: Democrat Wolf Ousts Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett: NBC
Tom Corbett, NBC projected, Pennsylvania Democratic businessman Tom Wolf has unseated the state’s Republican governor. 65-year-old Wolf, poured his personal fortune into the race and hammered the governor over declining education spending. Corbett, also 65 and a blunt former prosecutor, trailed Wolf badly in most pre-election polls.

VIDEO: The Midterm Election Races to Watch

November 4, 2014

VIDEO: The Midterm Election Races to Watch
Bloomberg -- Eurasia Group's Corey Boles, Bloomberg Business Week's Josh Green and Bloomberg's Peter Cook discuss the midterm elections with Bloomberg's Mark Crumpton on "Bottom Line."

November 3rd

Mersen fire causes $350,000 in damages

November 3, 2014

ST. MARYS – A tractor-trailer docked at the Mersen USA building in St. Marys caught fire around noon on Monday, a blaze that caused an estimated $350,000 in damages to the truck and Mersen building.
According to a fire marshal investigation completed by Corporal Greg Agosti, the fire started accidentally after a problem in the vehicle's electrical system caused a fire to erupt from the engine compartment of a 2014 Mack truck.

Health insurance delays new borough contracts

November 3, 2014

Contracts for Ridgway Borough employees are set to expire by the end of 2014, and unknown health insurance prices are delaying the process to renew the contracts, according to Borough manager Kim Zimmerman.
The contracts for non-uniformed and uniformed workers within the borough are set to expire Dec. 31 but some contracts, such as Zimmerman's contract as the borough manager, have already expired.

Start of elk hunt draws spectators to check station

November 3, 2014

QUEHANNA – The atmosphere at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's (PGC) elk check station at the start of the weeklong elk hunt on Monday morning was probably not quite what many would expect for such a venue.

N.Y. teen harvests 7x6 bull

November 3, 2014

QUEHANNA – It is not uncommon for those drawn for an elk license to bring their teenage children along to share in the experience. It was the other way around on Monday though for 14-year-old Travis Raab of Hammondsport, N.Y. Raab was one of the 27 individuals selected for an antlered elk license in this year's hunt and he got to share in the experience with his father, Kelly.

Northern tier PILT funds questioned

November 3, 2014

County officials throughout the region are beginning to question tax payments from state government on public lands within the area, including Elk County.
A State Land Tax Fairness Coalition meeting was held last week, attended by roughly 40 people, including various county commissioners.
The coalition is looking for an increase on payment in lieu of taxes [PILOT-- also know as PILT] to go to school districts, counties and municipalities for state-owned lands.

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