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November 26th, 2012

Natural gas-powered rigs now operating in Elk County

November 26, 2012

Elk County is now home to one of two drilling rigs converted from diesel to cleaner-burning liquified natural gas by Seneca Resources Corporation for use in its Marcellus Shale operations here.
According to a press release from the National Fuel Gas Company, for which Seneca functions as an exploration and production subsidiary, the first rig powered by 100 percent liquified natural gas (LNG) was converted and integrated into Seneca operations in Lycoming County. The company is reportedly proceeding with plans to put a third rig built to run on both diesel and natural gas into use.

November 25th

"Pointe" and click for photo as finalist in national contest

November 26, 2012

A photo captured by Hannah Jo Lampman, 19, of Lake City featuring four area ballet dancers reading three local newspapers has been chosen as a finalist in a nationwide photo contest.

Relay for Life moving to Saturday

November 26, 2012

The 2013 Elk County Relay for Life will begin on a Saturday instead of a Friday this year to give more area residents an opportunity to participate.
According to Public Relations Chair Barbie Simbeck, the Relay for Life Committee and teams voted to have the event begin on Saturday, June 8 at 9 a.m. and end on Sunday, June 9 at 9 a.m. The event will still be held at the Fox Township Community Park.

Court program to assist veterans convicted of crimes

November 26, 2012

PITTSBURGH – The creation of a new court program geared toward offering support services to military veterans charged with and convicted of criminal offenses was announced recently for Western Pennsylvania as part of an initiative being led by the region's U.S. District Court.

Local churches support Operation Christmas Child

November 26, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Operation Christmas Child is a program that supports needy children around the world.
The program is conducted by Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse which is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to people around the world. Samaritan’s Purse consistently helps to meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine.
Johnsonburg area churches helped to create and collect shoe boxes to support Samaritan’s Purse.

November 23rd

Ridgway celebrates Light Up Night

November 23, 2012

Area residents came out Friday night to celebrate Ridgway's Light Up Night celebration. Area youth got to sit on Santa's lap during the evening.

Toy challenge kicks off Project Gifts

November 23, 2012

Various community organizations recently collaborated in a toy challenge to collect Christmas presents for Project Gifts for Elk County.

November 22nd

J'brg man charged after feds raid home waives hearing

November 23, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – A Johnsonburg man, the target of a Sept. 26 federal search warrant served by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and members of the Pennsylvania State Police, waived his preliminary hearing on drug charges stemming from the search and seizure in District Court 59-3-02 on Wednesday.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the search and seizure conducted at the 112 East Ave., Johnsonburg home of David A. Blashaw, 55, yielded “a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.”

Municipal authority evaluates hydrant fees

November 23, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Municipal Authority discussed reducing the Johnsonburg Volunteer Fire Department's hydrant rental fees during Tuesday night's regular meeting.
The board agreed to form a three-man committee comprised of Dane Condino, Doug Haupright and Ed Gapinski in an effort to meet and discuss reducing the hydrant rates by 50 percent with members of the Johnsonburg Borough Council.

Highland Twp. Supervisor waives hearing on environmental crimes charges

November 23, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – A Highland Township supervisor and sewage treatment plant operator for the James City Sewage Treatment Plant waived his preliminary hearing in District Court 59-3-02 Wednesday on charges that he violated environmental laws in allegedly falsifying environmental reports and discharging some 10 million gallons of raw sewage from the treatment plant into a nearby stream.

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