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January 17th, 2012

Electricity workshop offered in February

January 18, 2012

Elk County commissioners Tuesday morning announced a "Shopping for Electricity" workshop being offered by Penn State Cooperative Extension scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 2, in Ridgway.
"This would be a good asset for community education," said Elk County Commissioner Daniel R. Freeburg.
The class is being offered in conference room No. 2 of the Elk County Courthouse Annex starting at 1 p.m. Feb. 2.
A second class is scheduled is scheduled for 6 p.m. the same day in the classroom of the 911 Center in Smethport.

Victims' son takes witness stand in double murder trial

January 18, 2012

BROOKVILLE — The son of a slain Snyder Township couple took the witness stand Tuesday during the second day of Steven P. Rebert's double-homicide trial, saying that when he arrived at his parents' home and found both of their vehicle parked in the driveway, he began fearing the worst.
Jason Shugar, a son of the victims — Victoria and Wayne Shugar, Coal Tipple Road — said he last spoke to his parents Saturday, April 10, 2010, and described how his mother had asked him to help with removing some items in a second-floor room that the couple wanted to refurbish.

Commissioners tip hat to group

January 18, 2012

Acting on a memo from Pam Cousins, the county's director of the Children & Youth department, Elk County Commissioners paid homage to a worthwhile group hailing from Wilcox during a board meeting Tuesday morning.

Municipal authority re-elects Poague as chairman

January 18, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Municipal Authority held a reorganizational meeting prior to the regular meeting Tuesday night.
Eric Poague was unanimously re-elected as chairman. Doug Haupright will serve as vice chairman.
Dane Condino will take over as secretary. Condino replaced Richard Smith, who did not seek reelection.
Hud Caldwell Jr. was elected as treasurer.
Ed Gapinski will serve as assistant secretary/treasurer.
Richard Brown was re-elected as solicitor.
Uni-Tec Consulting Engineers Inc. retained their role as engineer.

January 16th

Catholic Charities awarded a grant to support Real Alternatives program

January 17, 2012

ST. MARYS – Catholic Charities recently received a $6,000 from Women Who Care to support their Real Alternatives Program.
Nanci Mattison, who serves as Director of Catholic Charities, explained that the program is a way to help deter expecting mothers in a crisis situation from abortion.
“In the program we provide counseling and help them look for other options,” Mattison said. “We are a pro-life agency and seek to show them alternatives to abortion, help assist them and realize they can do it as a parent.”

LHU Clearfield offering Marcellus Shale class

January 17, 2012

CLEARFIELD – Lock Haven University Clearfield Campus is offering an extended education class to teach those looking to work in Pennsylvania's growing gas industry.
"The Marcellus Shale Industry Overview will be a 30-hour class about the geology and industry of Marcellus Shale and gas rich shale units, plus the business aspects of gas drilling. This course is designed for anyone seeking to learn more about the industry as a citizen, student, or professional," as stated in an LHU Clearfield press release.

Borough considers donating to Pennsy Station

January 17, 2012

The Borough of Ridgway will look into contributing to the restoration of the Pennsy Railroad Station campaign fund after Mayor Guillermo Udarbe made the proposal during Monday night's council meeting.
"The renovation of the North Broad Street train station is under way," Udarbe said. "You should go and take a good look at it when you get the time to see the improvements. The [Ridgway] Heritage Council donated $2,500 to the train station renovation project and the Borough should also play an important role in this project."

January 15th

Eagle Scout project gives archery league a place of their own

January 16, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Community Paper Punchers Archery League now has a place of their own to practice thanks to Jason Dubler of Johnsonburg and a project he completed to attain the Eagle Scout Award.
Dubler is a member of Boy Scout Troop 83 of Johnsonburg.
“There is a league here every Tuesday,” Dubler said, “and before this was here they used to have to go to St. Marys to practice.”

January 13th

School district receives clean financial audit

January 13, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School District received a clean audit from their financial auditor prior to Thursday night's regular board of directors meeting.
The board was presented with a 20-minute presentation from financial auditor James Alexander of Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C.
Alexander began the presentation detailing the district's independent auditors report.

January 12th

School district recognizes board members

January 13, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School District welcomed newly appointed board member Bill Boylan during Thursday night's board of directors meeting.
District Magistrate Tony King administered the Oath of Office to Boylan and returning board member Shane Launer.

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