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April 1st, 2014

Recognizing child abuse prevention month

April 2, 2014

April is recognized nationally as Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time dedicated to acknowledging the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families.
These points were stressed Tuesday morning as Nancy Baker, director of Elk County's Children and Youth Services (CYS) department reviewed the importance of spreading the awareness.

Renovations uncover storied past

April 2, 2014

Recent renovations to the former assessment office in the Elk County Courthouse have uncovered glimpses of the county's long forgotten past.
The courthouse, reportedly completed in 1880, had a very different look inside the facility versus today's building.

School board discusses superintendent's contract

April 2, 2014

During a work session of the Ridgway Area School Board of Directors held Tuesday evening, the board addressed some concerns that were contained in a letter presented by Mark Paladino that was reportedly written on behalf of "a group of 400 concerned residents and taxpayers."
The board addressed the letter's comments regarding the special commission meeting that was held on Feb. 11 concerning the renewal of Dr. Michael O'Brien's contract.

March 31st

Ridgway native authors physics textbook

March 31, 2014

Dr. Ian Redmount, a Ridgway native and graduate of Ridgway Area High School, recently authored a physics textbook titled "12 Problems in Physics." Redmount is currently a professor of physics at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Mo.
The textbook, which spans 12 chapters, is centered around applications and concepts necessary to solving classical physics problems.

March 30th

2 cows die in Fox Twp. barn fire

March 31, 2014

FOX TWP. – Two Holstein steer cows perished Saturday night in a Fox Township fire that destroyed a barn.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township Fire Department) and Elk Company 5 (Jay Township Fire Department) responded at 8:32 p.m. to 615 Byrnedale Rd. in Fox Township along with Fox Township Ambulance. The property is owned by 66-year-old Edward J. Benevich of Weedville.

Young Wilcox couple copes with tragedy

March 31, 2014

“Now they were bringing even infants to Him that He might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, ‘Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.’” - Luke 18:15-17

WILCOX – For one young couple living in Wilcox, months old wounds from every parents’ worst nightmare may be beginning to heal.

March 28th

Pa. elk drawing moved to Elk County

March 28, 2014

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s annual Elk License Drawing will be held at the Elk County Visitor’s Center this summer, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).
The 2014 drawing will take place at the Elk County Visitor’s Center on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in conjunction with the Keystone Elk Country Alliance Elk Festival.
“I am very pleased that the Game Commission has followed my recommendation and decided that the Elk License Drawing will take place in Elk County this year,” Scarnati said.

Traffic signals adjusted due to construction

March 28, 2014

ST. MARYS – As work on the state Route 255 project continues in the area between Vine Street and State Street, questions and rumors can be heard around town related to a number of issues, including the traffic signals at the Vine Street and Arch Street intersections.
With Vine Street currently closed due to the installation of water and sewer lines, one frequently discussed topic relates to why the traffic signal at that intersection continues to function instead of simply flashing yellow until the intersection with Vine Street reopens.

Area could benefit from state grant

March 28, 2014

Earlier this month, the state Department of Labor and Industry, in partnership with the Department of Community and Economic Development [DCED] announced a new grant opportunity-- the Pa. Jobs1st Regional Partnership.
Governor Tom Corbett created the initiative as a way to better connect local workforce investment boards together with Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance [PREP] partners.

March 27th

Education opportunities key for region

March 27, 2014

House Bill 1701 may be the answer to a lot of problems throughout the area.
The legislation aims to create a rural community college pilot program serving an 11-county region of northwest and north central Pennsylvania.
Its sister legislation, Senate Bill 1000, passed with flying colors, 42-4.

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