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November 29th, 2012
The dates have already been set for upcoming prescription medicine collection events in Elk County, according to a discussion at the county's Solid Waste Authority meeting on Tuesday.
Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner said medicine collections for 2013 will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 and Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Education Center at Elk Regional Health Center. A pharmacist will be on hand for both collections.
With budget constraints looming and a shortfall in funding, officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] are looking at different ways to fund their Rural Planning Organization [RPO].
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A Brockport man, the subject of a four-month-long federal investigation that culminated in the execution of a search warrant at his home by federal and state authorities, waived his preliminary hearing on the resultant drug and weapons charges in District Court 59-3-02 Wednesday.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Two Johnsonburg men charged with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl whom they allegedly picked up outside a slumber party at a St. Marys home waived their preliminary hearings in District Court 59-3-02 Wednesday.
At their Tuesday afternoon meeting, members of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority discussed how the state's new electronics waste disposal law will affect area residents once it is implemented on Jan. 24, 2013.
KERSEY â€“ In an effort to supplement the clothing needs of infants, toddlers and children whose families struggle financially, the Guardian Angel Center in Kersey relies heavily on funding from the St. Marys Area United Way.
The installation of a Marcellus Shale gas well near the Ridgway Reservoir raised concerns for members of the Ridgway Borough Council.
According to Environmental Manager Paul McCurdy, Seneca Resources Corporation is constructing a gas well west of the Ridgway Reservoir along Windfall Run.
A special ceremony was held in the Elk County Courhouse Courtroom Wednesday to swear in attorney Bethany Parker to the bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Elk County President Judge Richard A. Masson, district attorney Bradley Kraus, Parker's family members and friends, and other members of the bar were on hand to witness Parker's admission.
As part of the Yuletide Memories Weekend in downtown Ridgway, the Ridgway Heritage Council is sponsoring a church and house tour.
The guided tour, "The Art of Grace in Light - The Story of Stained Glass," will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 from noon to 2 p.m.
The walking tour will feature historic homes along Center Street and many of the churches in town.
Elk County is now home to one of two drilling rigs converted from diesel to cleaner-burning liquified natural gas by Seneca Resources Corporation for use in its Marcellus Shale operations here.
According to a press release from the National Fuel Gas Company, for which Seneca functions as an exploration and production subsidiary, the first rig powered by 100 percent liquified natural gas (LNG) was converted and integrated into Seneca operations in Lycoming County. The company is reportedly proceeding with plans to put a third rig built to run on both diesel and natural gas into use.