November 6th, 2012
Business was brisk at the UE Local 502 union hall along SR 120 in St. Marys Tuesday afternoon as many voters were stopping by after work, including Kristen, shown above. However, a poll worker inside said turnout was not as high as expected and estimated that maybe a little more than half of that precinct's registered voters would come out to cast their ballot. Photo by Victoria Stanish.
It's been a sunny, yet cool, day in Elk County and the hope is that the nice weather will encourage more voters to travel to the polls for today's general election. The county only had a 20.52 percent voter turnout in the primary election in April, with 4,141 out of 20,179 registered voters casting ballots. While there are 10,714 registered Democrats in the county compared to 7,436 registered Republicans, in the April election only 19.40 percent of Democrats voted compared to 27.73 percent of Republicans.
The polls close at 8 p.m., don't forget to vote.
Emotions ran high in Elk County Court Monday as the 21-year-old victim of a July 28 hit-and-run that left her in critical condition addressed the court prior to the sentencing of the man charged with the crime.
County taxpayers were on hand Monday morning during an Elk County Board of Commissioners meeting to question several aspects of the county's finances, including the distribution of Marcellus Shale impact fees.
KARTHAUS â€“Â The 2012 week-long elk season got under way Monday and 11 elk-- three bulls and eight cows-- had been brought to the elk check station located at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's maintenance building in Quehanna, Clearfield County, by 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.
Nancy Jean Bodien, 36, of Ridgway, was in court Monday on felony charges.
The annual holiday to remember veterans is quickly approaching and the Rides for Vets program in Elk and Cameron counties is offering a way to honor the veteran(s) in your life.
FOX TWP. â€“ A banquet and auction hosted by the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS), a wildlife conservation organization with 120 chapters nationwide and others in Canada, was held Friday at The Red Fern in Fox Township.
Monica G. Defranco, 89, of 207 Grandview Rd., St. Marys, died Friday evening, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Pinecrest Manor.
She was born Dec. 1, 1922 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Ambrose and Mae Kerner Bauer. On June 28, 1948 in the St. Maryâ€™s Church, she married Fred T. Defranco, who survives.
Mrs. Defranco was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1940. She was a former employee of Sylvania and a member of the Queen of the World Church.