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January 28th, 2014
Governor Tom Corbett recently announced that his proposed 2014-2015 budget would increase funding for rape crisis and domestic violence services.
âProtecting our citizens and helping them in times of need is one of the core functions of government,â Corbett said in a recent press release. âI am proposing we continue our commitment to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault and provide support services for victims through a $2.2 million funding increase to these critical programs next year.â
Melissa Aul, resource conservation technician for the Elk County Conservation District, reported the district, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, will host another round of agricultural workshops for area farmers and animal owners.
Last week, Aul helped to put on an agricultural assistance workshop as well as an equine assistance workshop which covered topics ranging from erosion and sediment control to reviewing the 2011 version of the manure management manual.
State Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Brockway) is still vying for what he describes as ânecessary public welfare reformâ within the Commonwealth.
Nicolas Dickant of Ridgway Township was recently awarded a Purple Heart for injuries suffered in 2011 while on a mission in Afghanistan.
Members of the United States Marine Corps were on hand Friday afternoon for the ceremony alongside various Dickant family members, many of whom have served the country in various branches of the military.
"With my family, a lot of us have a military background, cousins, my grandfathers, uncles, so it just seemed to be the thing to do," he said. "I always knew I wanted to do it."
ST. MARYS â In an effort to have the opportunity to show a gesture of appreciation, a small group of individuals recently gathered to plan a community celebration to honor the Benedictine Sisters of Elk County and their 162 years of faithful and dedicated service.
Roughly 260 homes on North Broad Street to the Beaver development along state Route 219 north toward Johnsonburg were without no natural gas for several hours Friday.
Earlier in the day, a gas line was reportedly struck by a contractor operating a bulldozer.
KERSEY â U.S Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-5) visited St. Marys Friday evening to announce his bid for re-election this year.
Speaking to a group of about 30 constituents at the Red Fern in Fox Township, Thompson said he was honored and privileged to be among friends who feel more like family.
ST. MARYS â A partisan Legislature still appears to stand in the way of state pension reform as ârevenues in the Commonwealth continue to lag behind growing expenses,â one such expense being an âunsustainableâ pension plan, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).
Rising pension costs are expected to hover around $2 billion for next yearâs budget, up from $1.4 billion for fiscal year 2013.
Representing the 25th District, Scarnati on Thursday morning said it appears the system is broke.
The Polar Sweet Express vendor show is coming to Ridgway this year as the event will be held at the Central Fire Hall on North Broad Street for the first time since it began four years ago.
On Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. visitors can peruse a plethora of products at booths showcasing jewelry, candles, crafts, primitive decor, cosmetics, children's clothing and accessories, wine, purses, wreaths and homemade soaps to embroidery items, doll clothing, sweets such as candy and kettle corn, furniture, cookware and aprons.
KANE â Feb. 5 is the new date for a preliminary hearing for the alleged drug-influenced driver in a six-fatality traffic accident last Aug. 31 near Lantz Corners.