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January 4th, 2013

Pet owners express outrage over tainted jerky treats

January 5, 2013

Editor's note: This is the final installment in a series of articles.
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Public outcry from pet owners whose dogs have become ill or died after consuming chicken jerky treats imported from China is on the rise. Numerous online petitions, advocacy groups, chat forums and Facebook groups have cropped up within the past year, with their efforts aimed primarily at having the treats removed from stores.

Municipal authority accepts clean audit report

January 5, 2013

The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority accepted the fiscal year audit during Thursday night's regular meeting.

Brockport man turned over to U.S. Marshals

January 5, 2013

A Brockport man jailed on drug and weapons charges was granted a bail modification in Elk County Court Thursday, effectively freeing him from the county jail and turning him over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals, who had lodged a federal detainer against him.

January 3rd

Restitution hearing held in Bodien case

January 4, 2013

A Ridgway company is seeking over $21,000 in restitution from a Ridgway woman who pleaded guilty in November to withholding insurance payments intended for the business performing repair work on her home following a 2011 fire at the residence.

Local dog recovering from illness linked to tainted treats

January 4, 2013

Editor's note: This is the second installment in a series of articles.
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Even though it's a new year, some things remain unchanged. Despite testimonials that some chicken jerky dog treats imported from China have caused serious illness and even death, they still remain on store shelves.

PGC to remove elk from Weedville

January 4, 2013

WEEDVILLE - The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) unveiled a new plan to trap and remove elk from Weedville at a raucous public meeting held Thursday night at the Bennetts Valley Senior Center.

Water authority updates control system

January 4, 2013

The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority will upgrade their four-year-old control system.
Officials voted unanimously in favor of an updated offer from Emerson Process Management during Thursday night's regular meeting.

January 2nd

Potentially tainted pet treats could cause harm

January 2, 2013

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles.

Various types of pet treats outsourced to foreign countries have garnered national attention recently following the complaints of thousands of pet owners across the U.S. and Canada who have reported their dogs have been made ill, or even died, after consuming the treats.

January 1st

ACS seeking drivers for program

January 2, 2013

ST. MARYS – Officials for the American Cancer Society, Inc. [ACS] are hoping that the new year will also bring new volunteer drivers for the Road to Recovery program.
The initiative provides rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment at a medical facility. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars to get a patient to and from the facility that they need to travel to for treatment.

December 30th, 2012

Coaches vs. Cancer nets over $800 at Holiday Tournament

December 31, 2012

ST. MARYS – Even though donations received in this year's Coaches vs. Cancer campaign at the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament fell short of matching last year's total of $1,200, more than $800 was still able to be raised to benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, according to Roben Daghir, volunteer survivor for outreach and awareness.
"It was wonderful," Daghir said of the community's continued support of promoting cancer awareness.

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