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January 25th, 2013

Johnsonburg man claims personal use in marijuana grow trial

January 26, 2013

A Johnsonburg man charged with converting his home into an indoor marijuana grow operation after police confiscated 638 plants from the residence was on trial in Elk County Court Friday with his defense hinging on the claim that the marijuana was only for his own personal use and not for sale.

New trash law bans disposal of computers, TVs, etc.

January 26, 2013

Due to a new Pennsylvania law that took effect on Jan. 24, many electronic devices can no longer be disposed of in the trash.

Playgrounds that never close

January 26, 2013

When I checked the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Calendar of Events for the Pennsylvania Wilds just now, I counted 25 events, some as close as Parker Dam State Park and others farther away at Bald Eagle, Hills Creek or Leonard Harrison state parks. There are things like snowshoe-lacing workshops, a family ice-fishing clinic, the basics of ice hockey, and snowshoe basics. One park is having a program on The Great Backyard Bird Count, which is in February.

January 24th

Man charged with impersonating state trooper

January 24, 2013

JOHNSONBURG - A Johnsonburg man has been charged with impersonating a state police officer in attempting to place a phone call to an Elk County Prison inmate.

Committee appoints new chairman

January 24, 2013

James Thomas, a Cameron County commissioner, officially took the reins Wednesday as chairman of the board of directors at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC].

Planning consortium unveils 5-year plan

January 24, 2013

Members of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] recently unveiled a comprehensive economic development strategy, a five-year plan fueled by a federal mandate.

Growing CAPSEA fundraiser moves to new location

January 24, 2013

ST. MARYS – The Polar Sweet Express, a one-stop shopping experience benefitting CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse), is moving to a new location this year at The Edgewood located along the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys.

Tax office to provide 'pleasurable experience'

January 24, 2013

With the start of the tax season under way, new owner Melissa Holjencin and her crew at H&R Block located in downtown Ridgway are ready to file your taxes despite an extension by the Internal Revenue Service [IRS] to begin processing returns on Jan. 30.

January 23rd

Accused bank robber waives hearing Wednesday

January 23, 2013

JOHNSONBURG - A Ridgway man charged with robbing a Johnsonburg bank at gunpoint was in Magisterial District Court on Wednesday where he waived his preliminary hearing on felony charges stemming from the Jan. 8 incident.

Site will encourage community involvement

January 23, 2013

Officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] are preparing to launch a new website next week geared toward community input in various North Central projects.

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