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December 26th

Winter storm hits Elk County

December 27, 2012

Elk County was hit with a winter storm Wednesday afternoon, with some areas receiving nearly a foot of snow. Various events were canceled throughout the region and there were a number of traffic delays in municipalities and on SR 255 and SR 120 due to rapid snowfall and low visibility. Plow trucks were out and residents could be seen shoveling and snowblowing during the first wave, with more snow expected overnight.
Shown is the Elk County Courthouse later Wednesday evening following the storm. Photo by Larry Simon.

December 25th

Tidioute homicide suspect captured

December 26, 2012

52-year-old Randy Lee Poole, of Tidioute, has been arrested and charged with burglary and criminal homicide following the Dec. 20 murder of Kathleen Sweeney in Deerfield Township.

Sources: N.W. Pa. can expect between 8 - 12" of snow

December 26, 2012

As Christmas Day festivities wound down, storm warnings ramped up, with the National Weather Service (NWS) issuing a winter storm warning for Elk, McKean and surrounding counties Tuesday.

Band Boosters reaching out to customers unhappy with fruit purchase

December 26, 2012

After a less-than-'fruit'-ful experience, the Elk County Catholic High School Band Boosters are encouraging area residents who purchased citrus fruit from them that did not meet the previous year's quality to contact them.

December 23rd

Flood problems continue in Jay Twp.

December 24, 2012

JAY TWP. - The Jay Township Board of Supervisors announced plans to commission an engineering study of flooding and storm water problems plaguing a number of houses along Hickory Avenue in Weedville, but the issue raised questions as to whether the township or property owners directly affected should foot the bill.

December 21st

Ridgway Borough Council continues discussion over well site

December 22, 2012

RIDGWAY - A discussion concerning the installation of a Marcellus Shale well located above the Ridgway Reservoir continued during Monday's borough council meeting.

Love of football leads Schneider to job as equipment manager

December 22, 2012

In addition to watching the action on the field when Pitt (6-6) faces off against Mississippi (6-6) in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala. on Jan. 5, area residents might also want to keep an eye on the sidelines in hopes of catching a glimpse of St. Marys native Sam Schneider, a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh who also serves as an equipment manager for the Panthers.

Former RFD treasurer pleads guilty to fraud

December 22, 2012

RIDGWAY - A former Ridgway Fire Department Treasurer was in Elk County Court Friday where he accepted a plea deal on charges that he misused over $15,000 in company funds between March 2008 and October 2009.

December 20th

No tax increase in city's 2013 budget

December 21, 2012

St. Marys City Council voted unanimously to approve the city's 2013 budget during their Monday evening meeting.

Mental health care equally important in wake of tragedy

December 21, 2012

Following last week's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that left nearly 30 people dead, many of them children, an increased focus has been placed on the issue of gun control. With guns at the forefront of national discussion, an equally important issue-- providing adequate help for those with mental health issues-- has been overshadowed.
Dr. Micah T. Hoffman, a licensed psychiatrist who grew up in Kersey and is currently practicing in Los Angeles, attributed this stigma to decades of a lack of understanding of what mental illness actually is.

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the District 9 Class AA...
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team picked up their second win of the season Monday when...
The on-and-off rain and chilling winds did little to faze Elk County Catholic as the Lady Crusaders...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...