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October 19th, 2012

ID requested, not required, in General Election

October 20, 2012

Voters will be asked, but not required, to show an acceptable photo ID on Election Day.  All photo IDs must contain an expiration date that is current, unless noted otherwise. Voter's names on their photo IDs do not need to exactly match their voter registration, but the names must substantially conform.  Acceptable IDs include:
• Photo IDs issued by the U.S. Federal Government or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (including the Department of State Voter ID Card)
• PA Driver’s License or Non-driver’s License photo ID (IDs are valid for voting purposes 12 months past expiration date)

WPSU hosting live debate with Thompson, Dumas

October 19, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK — Fifth Congressional District Republican incumbent Glenn Thompson and Democratic challenger Charles Dumas will face off at a debate in front of a live audience in the lobby of the Outreach Building at Penn State’s Innovation Park on Monday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.

Marcia L. (Reid) Etherson

October 19, 2012

Marcia L. (Reid) Etherson, 79, of Cranberry Township, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at VNA Inpatient Hospice, Butler.
She was born Feb. 6, 1933, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Alexander P. and Virginia (Kellert) Reid. On May 8, 1953, in Dubois, she married Francis T. Etherson, who survives.
She lived in St. Marys for over 30 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church of St. Marys, a member of several bridge clubs, a local Quilt Guild, a volunteer knitter for Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

October 18th

Sara J. Parana

October 18, 2012

Sara J. Parana, 76, of 400 Rock St., Ridgway, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Sept. 19, 1936 in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Jacob and Marquerite Smith Ames. On Aug. 28, 1959, she married Joseph V. Parana, who survives.
Mrs. Parana was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She had been a Ridgway resident for 35 years.
She had been employed at Ridgway Area High School, retiring in 1991. Mrs. Parana loved animals and enjoyed reading.

Corbett signs law helping Pa. fire and emergency companies

October 18, 2012

HARRISBURG – Governor Tom Corbett on Thursday ceremonially signed the Firefighter Grant Program law, also known as Senate Bill 866, providing grant money for Pennsylvania’s fire, ambulance and emergency companies.

Pennsylvania is RV friendly

October 18, 2012

CAMP HILL – Pennsylvania welcomes RVers with the official “RV Friendly” logo designed to let travelers know which businesses can accommodate their RV. 

October 17th

Two Elk County bridges on Route 949 set to open Friday

October 17, 2012

RIDGWAY – With deck replacement work complete, PennDOT plans to fully open two Elk County bridges on Friday, Oct. 19. Making the repairs will keep the bridges in service for years to come. Both bridges are located on Route 949 near Portland Mills. The bridges are about 500 feet apart, with one spanning Toby Creek and one spanning the railroad. Traffic has been controlled at the bridges by temporary signals. Once both lanes are opened on the bridges, PennDOT will turn the signals off and remove them.

Marcella K. Steger Wonderly

October 17, 2012

Marcella K. Steger Wonderly, 94, formerly of 423 Hickory St., Ridgway, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Highland View Health Care in Brockway.
She was born March 25, 1918, in Ridgway, daughter of Andrew and Margaret Forester Steger. She married Neil E. Wonderly on July 10, 1941, at St. Leo’s Rectory. He proceeded her in death on June 29, 1969.

October 16th

American Red Cross urges residents to send Season’s Greetings to Military heroes

October 16, 2012

“Holiday Mail for Heroes” mailbox open through December 7

DUBOIS - Although many people spend the holiday season in the company of close relatives and friends, many of the nation’s heroes can not do the same. While military deployments and hospital stays may keep many service men and women away from their loved ones this season, the American Red Cross is doing its part to keep their holiday spirits high. The Red Cross will collect and distribute holiday cards that send words of encouragement, joy and cheer.

Adjustments to income tax withholding can impact payday, tax day

October 16, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio —The passing of the 2012 federal tax filing extension deadline at midnight tonight means that now is a good time to start looking ahead to the 2013 tax filing season.  Many working taxpayers may benefit from a review of their federal income tax withholding rate, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

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