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June 5th, 2012
Jake Moore, working out of the state Department of Environmental Protection's Meadville office, gave a report Tuesday morning on the source water protection technical assistance program [SWPTAP] during an Elk County Board of Commissioners meeting.
Local source water protection [SWP] programs are community-based voluntary efforts to protect drinking water sources used by community water systems. Local SWP programs are effective tools for public health protection, water supply security and managing operational and capital costs through improved or maintained source water quality.
ST. MARYS â€“ Elk Regional Health Center's highly anticipated eight-bed maternity unit was revealed at an open house Tuesday in St. Marys.
The new maternity unit, which cost approximately $1.7 million to complete, began July 2011 and is part of ERHC's $10.3 million construction and renovation project, which includes a new third floor with 42 new, private medical/surgical/pediatrics rooms with private baths in each; two new, centrally located nurses' stations to oversee each half of the medical/surgical/pediatrics unit; and a new 10-bed geriatric behavioral health unit.
After garnering over 61 percent of the voters' approval in the November general election, Susanne Straub Schneider has settled in over the last few months as the county's new prothonotary.
Susanne originally started out in the second deputy's position within the office, a post that served as a stepping stone for greater things to come.
"When the second deputy position became available, [Elk County Treasurer Peggy Schneider] asked me if I would be interested," Susanne said. "I interviewed with the prothonotary at the time, David Frey, and I was hired as second deputy, that was in 2010.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Kayla Pavlock, the class valedictorian of the Johnsonburg Area School District's Class of 2012, recounted her 12 years of schooling Friday night during commencement ceremonies held in front of a packed house at the high/middle school.
Pavlock recalled her early memories of moving from the elementary school to the big building on the hill.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Inspired by a quote from Henry Kissinger-- "Accept everything about yourselfâ€¦ I mean everything, you are you, and that is the beginning and the endâ€¦ no apologies, no regrets," Tommy Imbrogno took the stage Friday night as salutatorian of the Johnsonburg Area School District's Class of 2012.
Imbrogno discussed the importance of friendship and the way in which an individual attains a unique personality.
Summer intern and St. Marys native Sara Krug enjoys her work directing summer youth programs for the Elk County Council on the Arts [ECCOTA].
A sophomore at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Sara is the daughter of St. Marys residents Steve and Helen Krug.
ST. MARYS â€“ Thursday was a very special day for Alice Wortman Magistrelli. The former Rock Street resident not only marked her 100th birthday, but also received a visit at Elk Haven Nursing Home from representatives of the Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association, of which she is the oldest member.
As spring moves into summer, Pennsylvania residents should take extra precautions to protect themselves from Lyme disease, a bacterial infection that can appear in humans, some mice, birds, deer and other animals from the bite of a deer tick.
Andrew John Higdon, 22, of Ridgway, pleaded guilty in Elk County Court on Friday for having effectuated/made bomb threats against the Ridgway Borough Police Department, as well as a Ridgway doctor's office.
Higdon admitted that on Jan. 12, 2012 he placed an envelope in the mail slot belonging to Dr. Warren Henry Riegel's office at 14 South Mill Ave. in Ridgway.
According to Elk County District Attorney Bradley Kraus, the letter indicated that a bomb was to be planted in the office and that "Dr. Riegel would be killed," although the note did not expressly reference the doctor's name.
A Johnsonburg man pleaded guilty to 13 counts of sexual abuse of children, a third-degree felony, in Elk County Court on Friday.
The charges against Robert Gene Fitzgerald, 55, of Johnsonburg, stemmed from his dissemination of child pornography via peer-to-peer file-sharing websites.