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May 25th, 2012

ERHC hosts luminary service 'honoring those who serve'

May 25, 2012

ST. MARYS – In honor of Memorial Day, a luminary service hosted by Elk Regional Health Center was held on Thursday night in recognition of individuals and organizations for their service to both community and country.
The evening began with a rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner" sung by Betty Schogren, Rene Smith, and the Rev. Craig Duffield.
In welcoming those in attendance, Gregory P. Bauer, president and CEO of Elk Regional Health System, discussed the importance of recognizing the sacrifice of America's servicemen and women.

Residents should keep recycling in mind during weekend celebrations

May 25, 2012

Events such as cookouts, family reunions, and graduation parties make Memorial Day weekend a time of revelry for many area residents.
While recycling is not likely at the forefront of most people's minds during this time, individuals still should be cognizant some of the materials that can be recycled following their holiday gatherings.
"Not only should people think about what they can recycle, they should also consider what they can re-use to reduce what goes into the trash at the end of the day," said Bekki Titchner, Elk County recycling and solid waste coordinator.

May 24th

Options for stroke victims returning home

May 25, 2012

ST. MARYS – Following a stroke, a patient and family members are often faced with a number of challenges that accompany the decision to bring their loved one home. But a recent seminar held at The Education Center at Elk Regional Health Center that focused on prevention and treatment also touched on the home health care options available to a patient and family in returning home.

SWA wraps up business

May 25, 2012

At Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, Enforcement Officer Dave Stubber reported traveling 462 miles and working 152 hours between April 24 and May 19. He conducted three new investigations: one dumping on Bendigo Road and two incidents of failing to file a permit for demolition. One citation is expected, the other permit violation will be investigated by DEP and Stubber expects a successful prosecution in the dumping incident.

Kane woman jailed for theft from pre-school

May 25, 2012

SMETHPORT – A Kane woman will spend a week in the McKean County Jail for stealing money from the Kane Day School while she was serving as the board treasurer.
Ashley Nichole Wilson, 26, of 615 Maple St., Kane, broke down in tears Thursday after McKean County President Judge John Pavlock handed down a sentence that calls for incarceration.
Under the sentence, Wilson will spend between "7 days to one year" in the jail on Route 6 near Smethport.
In a week, she is expected to be released on parole that will last a year. Then she will go on probation for two years, the judge ruled.

May 23rd

Commission eyes spending plans

May 23, 2012

Members of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] are keeping a sharp eye on federal and state spending plans as lawmakers continue to make budget adjustments.
"Not much has changed when we're looking at the federal budget updates," said Eric Bridges, the commission's executive director. "We're pretty much where we were a week ago when conversations started. Appropriation bills on the federal side are moving through each respective chamber."

Banking act gains supporters

May 23, 2012

A banking act enacted in 1933 regained attention at Monday night's Ridgway Borough Council meeting since council first adopted a resolution in support of the Glass-Steagall Act in June of 2011.
Ridgway resident William Granche attended Monday's meeting to update the council on the Glass-Steagall Act, also known as "The Return to Prudent Banking Act."
The Banking Act of 1933 was a law enacted June 16, 1933 to establish the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [FDIC] in the United States and to impose banking reforms.

May 22nd

Change made for tax office

May 23, 2012

The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve an agreement with Palmetto Posting, Inc., and county officials for the posting of delinquent tax notices on properties for which delinquent taxes are owed.
John Samick and Katie Krise from the county's Tax Claims office were on hand Tuesday morning to discuss the change.

Pool rates remain unchanged

May 23, 2012

Membership rates for the Lyle G. Hall Community Pool in downtown Ridgway will remain unchanged for the upcoming season.
The Ridgway Borough Council approved a recommendation from the Planning, Grants and Recreation Committee Monday night for the family membership to cover up to five people and any additional members to be charged $10 per person.
"We did not change the season and weekly memberships or the daily admissions," said Council President Nina Stolburg. "They are the same as how they have been in the past."

Stroke therapies highlighted at recent seminar

May 23, 2012

ST. MARYS - At a recent stroke prevention seminar at Elk Regional Health Center's Education Center, some of the discussion focused on treatments available to stroke victims.
Katherine Brem, an occupational therapist with Elk Regional, said that recovery begins in the acute care hospital once a stroke victim is declared medically stable. Brem said it is at this point that the caregiver needs of a patient are assessed, with a physician determining a patient's strengths and deficits in designing a rehabilitation plan for them.

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