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Elk Blamed For Accident On Bennetts Valley Highway


State Police reported that Jeannette Friday, 31, of Weedville, was driving her 2003 Saturn north on Route 255. Friday looked down to light a cigarette. When she looked up, Elk were on the roadway. Friday lost control and swerved into a ditch. No injuries were reported.


Senator Scarnati Releases A Statement On The Closing Of Denton Hill State Park


Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) issued the following statement regarding the future of Denton Hill State Park:


“Denton Hill State Park is a tremendous asset to our area, providing outstanding recreational opportunities to local residents and visitors to our region.  Operation of the park has long been a collaboration between the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and a local concessionaire through a Concession Lease Agreement.


“Unfortunately, the concessionaire has announced that Ski Denton is not financially able to open for the 2014-2015 ski season.  I have been engaged in conversations with DCNR to determine opportunities moving forward that will provide for growth and promote year-round visitation at Denton Hill State Park.


“DCNR has recently agreed to conduct a feasibility study of ski operations and all-season operation of concessions at Denton Hill State Park.  The park is an important part of our community and I will continue to work with DCNR to do all that we can to keep it open.”


St. Marys Rotary Club "Student Of The Month" From Elk County Catholic



The St. Marys Rotary Club this week honored Monica Eddy as the Student Of The Month from Elk County Catholic. Monica is pictured with her parents Paula and Richard Eddy, along with Rotary President Vern Kreckel III. Congratulations Monica!



More Details Released On Fatal Truck Accident On Route 255



State Police reported that a 2006 Kenworth Truck was traveling south on Route 255. For unknown reasons, the vehicle left its lane of travel into the path of a 2011 Kenworth, which was traveling north on Route 255. The 2006 Kenworth struck the 2011 Kenworth in its left front with the left front of the vehicle. The 2011 Kenworth came to rest in the north bound lane of Route 255 facing north, at the point of impact. The 2006 Kenworth came to rest facing south in the northbound lane agisn tthe left side of the 2011 Kenworth. The Operator of the 2006 Kenworth was transported via Fox Township EMS and later flown to UPMC Mercy. The Operator of the 2011 Kenworth was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Elk County Coroner. The investigation continues. No names were released.


Among those at the scene were Cpl. Izbinski, Tpr. Fullem, Tpr. Bordon, Tpr. McMackin, Elk County Coroner, Fox Township Fire and EMS, St. Marys Fire Department, Elk County Hazardous Materials Unit and PennDOT.



Make A Ring For A Gift Or Yourself



Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center offering a ring making class just in time for gift giving.  At this class you will make the popular button rings.  Jewelry artist Elmer Haines will provide sterling silver wire and a selection of buttons to create 4 rings plus two practice rings.


The cost for the class is $25.00. It will be held Saturday November 15 11am-noon at the chamber office.  To register phone 814-486-4314 or register online at www.cameroncountychamber.org.


Second Traffic Accident Tuesday


Emergency personnel responded to a traffic accident on Tuesday at approximately 12:34 p.m. at the intersection Filmore Road and Brusselles Street in St. Marys. More information when it becomes available.


Elkwood Arts From Ridgway Promotes Small Business Saturday On WTAJ-TV




The video features Jean Karpinski and Diana Streich from Elkwood Arts.


Person Pinned In Traffic Accident In Downtown St. Marys



Emergency personnel responded to a one vehicle accident that occurred on Monday afternoon at 117 South Michael Street in St. Marys at approximately 12:22 p.m. Elk County 9-1-1 reported that a person was pinned in the vehicle


Burglary On Grove Avenue In Ridgway


The Ridgway Police Department reports investigating a burglary that occurred between October 8th and 9th from a residence, located on Grove Avenue. According to police, unknown actors entered the residence of Dawn Giovannelli and search through a bedroom, then turned on the burners to her stove and left the scene. Anyone with information concerning this incident should contact Ridgway Police.


Penn Highlands Takes Steps To Deter Medical Identity Theft



Kathy Vargas, Director of Health Information Management at Penn Highlands Elk, along with Judy Wendel, Supervisor of the Patient Access Department at Penn Highlands Elk, discuss the hospitals partnership with a leader in health care intelligence, to address the issue of identity theft. Listen Here



Documentary On The Human Side Of Fracking To Be Presented In St. Marys


Back by popular demand!! Groundswell Rising rises again on Tuesday, November 18th at St. Mary's High School Auditorium. Please join the Friends of the Wilds for a free showing of Groundswell Rising, Protecting our Children's Air and Water. This documentary showcases the human side of the fracking debate. It has been called "the best film yet on the subject". Explore first hand the impact fracking has on individuals and communities who have been fracked. Be informed and preserve PA for our children. Attend a free showing at the St. Mary's Area High School Auditorium on Tuesday, November 18th. Doors open at 6:30 and curtain rises at 7pm. See our website for more information at friendsofthewilds.org.


Community Education Council To Offer Tutoring Services



The Community Education Center of Elk and Cameron Counties has expanded their services to include tutoring for all ages and subjects at both the St. Marys and Emporium locations. The CEC will match you or your child with a qualified tutor. Call 781-3437 or Click Here


Fourth Graders Learn About Nonrenewable Resources



The fourth graders at the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School have been learning about nonrenewable resources. They found out that coal is a very important resource that is used in many places and in many ways, especially here in Pennsylvania. The students were then given an opportunity to become “coal” miners themselves. They didn't mine for coal, of course, but chocolate chips inside cookies. With the help of their mining tools (toothpicks), they became very successful miners. In the above picture are Brady Nussbaum, Adam Straub, and Gabby Weisner mining for their coal. The kids loved the project, but they thought the best part of this activity was eating all of the leftovers!


St. Marys Rotary Club Welcomes Jason Schreiber & Becky Piccolo



This week the St. Marys Rotary Club welcomed Becky Piccolo and Jason Schreiber. Both Becky and Jason spoke to the club on student involvement in the United Way and the various projects they have going on. Becky and Jason were the guests of evening program chairman Dick Feidler and are pictured above with Dick and Club President Vern Kreckel III. Special Thanks to Becky and Jason for joining us for the evening.


"Turkey Trot" 5K Run/Walk Thanksgiving Day In Port Allegany



Port Allegany Varsity Soccer Booster's "Turkey Trot" 5K Run/Walk will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th. Race starts at 9 a.m. at Port Allegany High School, 20 Oak Street. For more information call Bill Burleson at 814-598-0322, or Jeanette Burleson at 814-598-5405. For registration information, Click Here


Ski Denton Will Not Open This Season


According to a statement on the Ski Denton website, the popular ski resort will not open this season.


On the heels of the worst two winters that the ski industry has ever seen, and last season's extreme cold weather which resulted in double the utility costs, Ski Denton is not able, financially, to open Denton Hill State Park for the 2014-2015 ski season.


Unemployment Rates Drop


According to the state Department of Labor and Industry, the lowest unemployment rate in the region was in Elk County at 4.4 percent, down form 4.9 percent the month before and 6.7 percent last year. Cameron County's rate for September was 6.8 percent, down from 7.3 percent in August and from 11.1 percent in September 2013.


Elk County was ranked 6th in the state in September for its unemployment rate. Cameron County ranked 66th.


St. Marys Girls Volleyball Team To Play For District Title


The St. Marys Girls Volleyball team defeated Bradford on Tuesday to earn a spot in the District 9 title game on Thursday. The Lady Dutch will face Punxsutawney at Dubois High School at 6:30 p.m.


Holiday Bereavement Workshop November 6th


While most people perceive the winter holidays as “the most wonderful time of the year”, the holiday season is often filled with pain and sadness for those grieving the death of a loved one. The Community Nurses will host a Preparing for the Holidays Bereavement Workshop on Thursday, November 6th at 6 p.m. at their St. Marys office. Bereavement counselors will provide tools and tips to help you through the holiday season. Complementary therapies will be offered following the meeting: massage, reiki, and healing hands massage. Reservations are appreciated but not required. Call the Community Nurses at 781-4722.


Several Items Removed From Residence On Ash Street


City Police investigated a burglar at 396 Ash Street in st Marys. Several items were reported stolen. The incident occurred sometime between October 13th and 15th. Anyone with information should contact City Police.


Accident At The Intersection Of Queens Road And South Michael Street


City police investigated an accident at the intersection of Queens Road on South Michael Street. A 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, operated by Patricia Young, was turning left from South Michael Road onto Queens Road and struck the front end of a 2011 GMC Sierra, operated by Joseph Ruprecht, that was stopped at the stop sign.


Ridgway Woman Victim Of Online Theft By Deception


State Police reported investigating an act of theft by deception at 3797 Montmorenci Road. Unknown actors engaged in an online transaction in which Theresa Bjorkquist, 56, of Ridgway, was deceived out of money. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact State Police.


Two Arrested  On Drug Charges After Incident On Brusselles Street


City Police reported filing charges against two individuals after an incident on October 10th. The incident occurred in the area of Brusselles Street at approximately 1:30 a.m. when Lyle Sorg, 51, of St. Marys and Jason McCandless, 40, of Dagus Mines were both found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Charges were filed before Judge Mark Jacob.


Ridgway Woman Facing Drug Charges


Ridgway Borough Police reported that charges of possession of drug paraphernalia are pending against Samantha Trumbull, 22, of Ridgway. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on October 19th in the parking lot at Fuel-On. According to police, they stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the course of the traffic stop, police determined Trumbull to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.


Money And Prescription Medication Stolen On North Broad Street In Ridgway


Ridgway Police reported that charges are pending against Melinda Solada, 25, of North Broad Street in Ridgway. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on October 17th. According to police, Solada removed 4750 and prescription medication both belonging to Josh Craig of North Broad Street in Ridgway.


Someone Set Fire To The Exterior Of A Vehicle In Ridgway


Ridgway Police reported investigating an act of criminal mischief that occurred on October 5th at a residence located on East Cardott Street. According to police, Sandy Neubert reported that unknown actors set fire to the exterior of her vehicle while parked at her residence. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Ridgway Police.



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Rotary Halloween Parade



Some Halloween fun at South St. Marys Street Elementary School on Sunday! The St. Marys Rotary Club held their annual Halloween Parade. Great crowd, great costumes, great fun! Thanks to St. Marys Rotary for sponsoring this annual event. Each child attending received a Halloween treat bag, courtesy of the Rotary Club.



The Movie "Family Tree" To Be Presented In Emporium



The movie entitled  "Family Tree" will be shown Saturday  November 1, 2014 from 1-3 PM at the Chamber of Commerce at 34 East 4th street, Emporium, PA, sponsored by the Cameron County Historical Society


If you have ever wondered about genealogy and your roots this is the movie you need to see.

Benjamin Bratt narrates a feature-length done by the History Channel that combines the history and mystery of names with a genealogical search. Traveling from ancient China to medieval Europe, from Africa to the Wild West, in which they search through slavery, the Indian Wars, and the great wave of U.S. immigration. As actor William Baldwin and "Braveheart" screenwriter Randall Wallace trace their family trees, we learn the genealogist's tools and look to the future.

Can we move beyond written records to prehistoric times?


From the dawn of time to the epic sweep of the twentieth century, from the conflicts to the inventions that changed the world.  "Family Trees" captures the glory, tragedy, and drama of the human experience. 


"Family Tree" guides you through steps taken to look at the family history of different individuals. It also gives you information on how to go about getting information about your own family history.

Local genealogists from the Historical Society will be on hand to take questions on family searches immediately following the movie.


Grab a grandparent, another family member or a friend and learn how to start your tree at the Chamber of Commerce in Emporium we are looking forward to seeing you Saturday November 1, 2014 1-3 PM



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Fall Leaf Collection Begins October 20th



The City of St. Marys announced that the fall leaf collection program continues this week. All leaves are to be raked to the curb or berm. Leaves must not be raked into the curb gutters or ditches. Garden debris, limbs, branches, garbage or other material left in piles will not be accepted. Leaves should be ready for pickup on the Monday of the week your street or road is scheduled.


for bagged leaves, the City Crew will periodically check all streets in the collection area for bagged leaves. All residents are requested to take bagged leaves to the Woodbed compost facility located off Wilson Road. This site is open during daylight hours. No bagged leaves will be collected outside the leaf collection area. CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE.


Scarnati Encourages Veterans Organizations To Apply For State Grants



The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is now accepting applications for grants to help veterans’ organizations across Pennsylvania, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).


Scarnati explained that DMVA is making $500,000 in Veterans’ Trust Fund grant funding available for programs and initiatives that will help veterans and their families.  The Pennsylvania Veterans Trust Fund (PVTF) was established by the state legislature in 2012 to supplement state appropriations for veterans programs and support new partnerships with charities and veterans’ service organizations.


“Veterans and their families are constantly making sacrifices as they serve to protect our freedoms,” Scarnati said.  “We must always remember how much they give for us and continue to strengthen our commitment to them.  I encourage area organizations to apply for these grants to help meet the needs of our local veterans.”


PVTF Grants will be considered in the following areas:


·         Up to $350,000 will be awarded for competitive grants to veteran’s service organizations and non-profit organizations with a mission of serving Pennsylvania veterans, focusing on four areas of emphasis: homelessness, behavioral health initiatives, outreach services, and other programs or services which address newly identified, unmet or emerging needs of veterans and their families.


·         Up to $100,000 will be awarded for competitive grants to County Directors of Veterans Affairs or the Pennsylvania Association of County Directors of Veterans’ Affairs, focusing on four areas of emphasis: health care enrollment, veteran outreach initiatives, veterans court initiatives, and other programs or services which address newly identified, unmet or emerging needs of veterans and their families.

·         Up to $50,000 for a veterans service organization, non-profit organization with a mission of serving Pennsylvania veterans, County Director of Veterans Affairs or the Pennsylvania Association of County Directors of Veterans’ Affairs to co-sponsor a Veterans Symposium.


Applications for the grants can be found at www.vtf.state.pa.us or by contacting one of Senator Scarnati’s District Offices listed below. The application deadline for grant submissions is Monday, November 24 at

4:00 p.m.



Burglary On Crocco Lane In Jay Township


State Police reported investigating an act of burglary at 61 Crocco Lane in Jay Township on October 25th. Police report that actors arrived at the location and entered the residence owned by Elizabeth Knight, 41, of Weedville, and Edward Knight, 40, of Weedville. The actors removed several items. Anyone with information regarding the burglary should contact State Police.


Criminal Trespass At Corner Market


State Police In Ridgway report that a known 35 year old from Kersey entered the Compressor room at the Corner Market and Deli in Kersey after store hours. Police said that once inside the man damaged several items. All acts occurred while the man was intoxicated. Charges are pending


Ridgway Man Faces Several Charges After Backyard Fire


Ridgway Police have filed charges against John F. Dilley, 54, of 714 North Broad Street. Dilley is facing Arson endangering property, reckless burning, risking a catastrophe, reckless endangering another person, disorderly conduct and Borough Ordinance: Burning. The charges are the result of an incident that occurred on September 21st at 22 Lincoln Street when the Ridgway Fire Department responded to a fire in the back yard of that residence. Charges were filed at Judge King's office.



Underage Drinking


State Police report a 15 year old female was charged wtih underage drinking after an incident that occurred on the corner of 4th Street and Broad Street. Police were conducting an investigation into a separate incident and interviewed a juvenile when it was discovered she was consuming alcoholic beverages. Charges were filed.


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Shotgun Found


State police in Ridgway is attempting to locate the owner of a lost firearm, a shotgun which was located in the National Forest near Lamonaville Road in Jenks Township, Forest County. Anyone with information should contact State Police in Ridgway or Marienville.


Charges Filed After Hit And Run Accident


City Police filed summary traffic violations as a result of their investigation into a hit and run collision that occurred at 912 Windfall Road on October 6th at 5:35 p.m.


Police found a 1997 Toyota pickup operated by Raymond Beale of Johnsonburg was traveling north on Windfall Road when the truck left the road. The truck struck a speed limit sign and fencing owned by Oak Manor. Beale left the scene immediately failing to provide information to the owners of the damaged property.


Police filed violations of Accidents Involving Damage To Unattended Vehicle or Property and Drivers Required to Be Licensed against Beale. A citation for permitting unauthorized person to drive was also filed against a passenger in the truck at the time of the incident. Christina Schaberl of Johnsonburg was under control of the truck and permitted Beale to drive while knowing he was unlicensed.


Citations were file with the office Judge Jacob.


A Thank You To Everyone Who Made 150th Anniversary A Great Event (Letter From Emporium Borough Manager)


On behalf of the Emporium Borough Council, the Mayor and our residents we want to sincerely thank the Historical Society last night’s 150th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of the Emporium Borough.


What a FIRST CLASS festivity!!!!! I/we know and appreciate the work that you and your organization (and other organizations) put into this is amazing celebration, from planning, logistics, to volunteer’s, to moving all the memorabilia from the museum to the Vets Club, to dressing in historical attire, the music, the town crier, the MC, organization in have presenter’s for the proclamations/dedications, the food and on and on.


We just cannot thank you enough for all or your hard work and for taking the time to truly care and for making all of us feel good about our rich history. Emporium is truly blessed to have organizations such as yours and it was fantastic to see the turnout of people, which demonstrates community pride.


Though there are tough times in our 150 years of existence, last night was a reminder of the greatness of the Emporium Borough and Cameron County.


Thank you again,


Don “Stretch” Reed

Emporium Borough Manager


Storm Football Anniversary Dance


The Cameron County Storm Anniversary Dance will be held on Saturday, November 8th. There will be food and refreshments, 50/50 silent auction and more.


Blood Drives At Penn Highlands Elk


There is a need for all blood types at the Blood Drives, sponsored by Penn Highlands Elk on Tuesday, November 4th and Tuesday, December 2nd at the Penn Highlands Elk Education Center.




Christmas Parking Meter Boxes Available


The hand painted boxes which covered the parking meters in downtown Emporium will not be used this Christmas season according to Cameron county Chamber of Commerce Executive director, Tina Johns Solak. "The boxes were painted by students, residents of Guy and Mary Felt Manor, and families," explained Johns Solak, "Unfortunately after three years of use, they have fallen into disrepair and will not be used".


The painting on the boxes remain untouched and the chamber is offering them to the artists. If parents would like the boxes, or those that painted them would like them for a memento, stop in the chamber during business hours, where the boxes are on display and can easily be identified. The boxes not claimed by November 10th will be destroyed.


"The chamber wants to thank everyone who worked on that project! It was very successful in brining generations together," explained Johns Solak.


State Funds For Elk County Park Trail


The Commonwealth Financing Authority has approved a total of $2.086 million for six energy, trail and water an sewer projects, including trail work in Elk County, according to Senate President Pro Tempre Joe Scarnati. In Elk County, $150,000 grand will go to west Creek Recreational Trail Association Inc., to fund phase two of the trail construction along the abandoned rail corridor located in St. Marys. The seven mile corridor starts at St. Mary sand ends in Rathbun. The recreational trail will be open to pedestrians, bicyclists cross country skiers and snowmobilers. The total project cost is $534,072.


Route 255 Project Nearing Completion


Activity the week of Oct. 27 will include:


The contractor will begin work on Monday morning at 7 a.m. and continue through Friday afternoon during daytime hours.


Outside travel lanes on Route 255 northbound and southbound from Tractor Supply to State Street will be closed during the daytime to perform work adjacent to the highway. Lanes will re-open each day at the end of the shift.


The contractor will be cleaning and sealing newly installed concrete sidewalks and driveways.


The contractor will be placing topsoil and seeding various locations throughout the project.


Elk County Benefiting From Act 13 Money


Elk County has received more than $1 million in Act 13 funding between 2011 and 2013. The county receives three Act 13 funding streams. Act 13 receipts which fuels its municipal grant program while also helping to support county expenses; highway and bridge improvement funds; and legacy funding which can be used for conservation and trails. Read More From Courier Express



Rep. Gabler Supports Gun Ordinance Legislation


On Monday State Rep. Matt Gabler joined the majority of the House in supporting legislation which prevents any of Pennsylvania’s more than 2,500 municipalities from enacting their own individual gun ordinances. House Bill 80, which passed with bipartisan support, has been sent to Gov. Tom Corbett for his signature into law.


It is unfortunate that legislation like this is necessary, given the right to keep and bear arms that is afforded all law-abiding citizens through the United States and Pennsylvania constitutions. House Bill 80 nevertheless protects all Pennsylvanians from any elected official or government body with an anti-gun agenda.


House Bill 80 was amended to include language from House Bill 2011, legislation which I originally co-sponsored. Under the amended bill, anyone who has been adversely affected by any local firearms ordinance may file suit based on an alleged violation of the state pre-emption statute.


Allowing one or any of Pennsylvania’s local jurisdictions to independently enact its own ordinances concerning an issue which is already constitutionally guaranteed is not only potentially confusing but greatly overreaching. House Bill 80 ensures statewide uniformity when it comes to firearms laws and maintains citizens’ confidence in their legal right to carry.


Offended individuals may also seek reasonable expenses such as attorney fees, court costs and compensation for loss of income. Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to my DuBois office at (814) 375-4688 or my St. Marys office at (814) 781-6301.





City Council Meeting Held Monday



Council receives an update on the Route 255 project from Dean Ball from PennDOT.


Ray Nero's firing from his grass cutting duties for the St. Marys Recreation Department at Benzinger Park discussed in length.


Representatives from oil and gas industries on hand to discuss the proposed City Code, City Zoning, in respect to the regulation of oil and gas production activities




Two Roadways To Be Designated In Honor Of Veterans


The following is a release from Sate Representative Matt Gabler...The state House just unanimously passed my legislation which would recognize the contributions of Clearfield and Elk County veterans to our communities and our country. House Bill 1135 now moves to Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk for his signature into law.

Officials from Huston Township and Johnsonburg Borough approached me about designating roadways in honor of our veterans, and it was a pleasure working with all of them to get this accomplished. Both communities are very proud of their veterans, and this is just another way to show that pride. It has been a pleasure working with the Huston Township supervisors, Johnsonburg Borough Council and Johnsonburg Mayor Theresa Cherry to enact this fitting tribute to our local veterans.


House Bill 1135 would designate the Route 153 bridge over the Bennett Branch in Penfield as the Huston Township Veterans Memorial Bridge. Additionally, it would re-name the Route 219 bypass in Johnsonburg as the Veterans of Johnsonburg Bypass.


We have specific holidays to honor our veterans but remembering all they have done for us should happen more frequently than that. Traveling these stretches of highway will be constant reminders of the contributions made by the men and women who serve and have served our country.




Program On Beekeeping Featuring Mike Riddle On "Discover The Great Outdoors"



Beekeeping is the maintenance of hone bee colonies, commonly in hives. A beekeeper keeps bees to collect their hone and other products that the hive produces. Mike Riddle, of St. Marys, is a longtime beekeeper. He joins Jeff Buchhet this week on "Discover The Great Outdoors" to discuss his craft. CLICK HERE


Healthy Steps For Older Adults Workshop


The Emporium Senior Center would like to invite you to a Healthy Steps for Older Adults workshop.  It will be held on Thursday November 6th,  starting at 9:00AM, breaking for lunch which can be purchased at the Senior Center, then followed by a brief physical screening after lunch.  There is no cost for the workshop, you actually will receive $20 to participate and upon completion of the 4 week follow up form.  It is a one day workshop to help prevent falls and help you stay independent.  It will be held at 213 ½ S Maple street in Emporium.  A registration form needs filled out before the workshop and any meal reservation needs called in a full day ahead of time.  Please call 486-3707 with questions, to make reservations or to sign up. 






Elk County Humane Society Mystery Dinner Theatre



The Elk County Humane Society presents "Portrait Of Murder", a costume themed Mystery Dinner Theatre, presented by "Its a Mystery by Lisa Lepovetsky". The event is Saturday, November 1st at the St. Marys Moose Club. For tickets, call 834-3551. The dinner and theatre begins at 7 p.m.








Cameron County Community Chest Drive Underway


The 2015 Cameron County Community Chest Fund Drive is underway.  The Fund Drive Committee has sent letters to the active businesses, clubs and individuals of the community. To be part of this worthy community event send your tax-deductible contribution today to: Cameron County Community Chest, P O Box 134, Emporium, PA  15834, attn: Judd Schager, Treasurer.  Once your contribution is received you will be added to the list of the Community Contributors.  Don’t wait and be last on the long list, contribute now.


The Cameron County Community Chest is your Community organization.  Like the United Way, your contributions to several organizations can be made with just one contribution to the Community Chest Fund Drive.  Contributions to the drive benefit: the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, the Summer Reading Program, the Package Team and the Garden Club.  These organizations serve Cameron County and help make Cameron County a better place to live.


Each year the Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors, a group of volunteers, meets to review requests and to establish the Community’s Goal.  This year the goal is $21,500. 


 The Campaign runs all year round with an emphasis on the campaign between October 1 and December 31.  Please consider a contribution to theses Community worthy organizations.


The Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the individuals, clubs and businesses that donated time, money and services to the 2014 Fund Drive.  This was the fifth year that we have reached (exceeded) our goal since 2004.




The New Home Of The Historical Society




Local Historian, Ray Beimel, provides a tour of the new home for the Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township



Community Health Screenings Planned For Elk County Catholic



Penn Highlands Elk, in conjunction with the Elk County Catholic High School Music Boosters, will sponsor Community Health Screenings at Elk County Catholic High School on Saturday, November 8th from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. A heart health breakfast will be served by the Music Boosters. For an appointment call 1-1800-370-9640. For more information, CLICK HERE




SGL Warriors Comedy Night Scheduled For November



the 12th Semi-Annual Comedy Event, sponsored by the SGL Warriors Relay For Life Team, will be held on Saturday, November 1st at the Edgewood Hall, behind Subway. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $22 ($27 at the door) Diner is included. Tickets available at Northwest Savings Bank in St. Marys and Ridgway. Reservation s accepted until October 25th. For reservations call 594-1962.




Ridgway Heritage Council




Dale Fox, President of the Ridgway Heritage Council, along with co-founder Tim Leathers and Board Member Bob Imhoff, talk about the long term success the Heritage Council has had in Ridgway




Elk County Humane Society Presents "Portrait Of Murder"


The Elk County Humane Society will present "Portrait of Murder" on Saturday, November 1st at the St. Marys Moose Club Family Center on Erie Avenue. The costume themed Mystery Dinner Theatre is presented by Lisa Lepovetsky". The buffet features a turkey dinner with all the trimmings plus pasta and meatballs, coffee/tea and desert. Registration and cash bar at 5:30 p.m., the Dinner and theatre begins at 7:00 p.m. Call Sally at 834-3551 for reservations.





Holiday Bazaar Planned For November 8th



St. Marys area High School Band Parents will hold their annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 8th at St. Marys Area High School


Over 200 spaces filled with a wide selection of arts, crafts, gifts and great food. The event is held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the St. Marys Area High School Band program


Be.Fabulous Bag Bash


Calling all fashionistas, glamour girls, and lovers of all things bling-tastic! Are you ready for a girls’ night out!? Then we’ve got an event for you!


The Elk County Catholic School System PTO invites you to join them in celebrating their inaugural “be.fabulous Bag Bash!” The Bag Bash will be held on Saturday, November 15 from 6:30 – 10 p.m. at The Highlands in St. Marys. Tickets are $40 each.


To reserve your ticket or for more information, please contact Tricia Bauer (dudeb3@windstream.net), Frankie Stubber (stubberf@eccss.org), Lindsey Straub (straubl@eccss.org), or call 814-594-4004. All tickets must be paid for in advance. You must be 18 years old and out of high school to purchase a ticket. All proceeds benefit the Elk County Catholic School System PTO.




Sunday Morning Worship Services From Shiloh Presbyterian Church



Listen For Sunday Morning Worship Services From Shiloh Presbyterian Church In St. Marys, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. On The River 98.9...CLICK HERE TO LISTEN On Computer Or Mobile Device



Ray Beimel Remembers Sunday Morning At 10 a.m. On The River 98.9


Ray Remembers St. Marys Founders...LISTEN HERE



Sunday Morning Worship Services From Shiloh Presbyterian Church



Listen For Sunday Morning Worship Services From Shiloh Presbyterian Church In St. Marys, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. On The River 98.9...CLICK HERE TO LISTEN On Computer Or Mobile Device




Attorney Rick Brown "Ask The Expert"



How Can You Avoid Going To Trial? Attorney Rick Brown Explains





St. Boniface School "Cash Bash"


The St. Boniface School Cash Bash will be held on Saturday, November 22nd from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Free food and drinks. Must be 21, ID required. The event will be held at the school cafeteria. Call 885-8095 for more information.



Watch St. Marys City Council Meeting


The St. Marys City Council meets the first and third Monday each monht. Watch council meetings live on Zito Media Channel 9, and here on our website...(Watch Council Video)




Mark Hoffman, Kerri Coudriet & Michelle Sedor From Penn Highlands Elk Talk About




Kerri Coudriet, Certified Lymphatic Therapist At Penn Highlands Elk (Middle) talks about Lymphedema, a condition in which lymph fluid builds up in tissues and causes swelling. Listen To The Interview On Senior Living, Sunday At 11:30 a.m.


Mary Ellen Smith & Michelle Sedor From Penn Highlands Elk Talk About Upcoming Events



Penn Highlands Elk is sponsoring several events in the near future, including a Women's and Sportsmen's Health Fair on May 17th, 10 a.m. to noon at the front lawn of the hospital. Also, a Pebble Run 5k will be held on June 7th at Memorial Park. The Penn Highlands Elk Golf Tournament is coming May 21st. Mary Ellen Smith, Chief of Nursing at Penn Highlands Elk, along with Michelle Sedor, Public Relations Director,  talk about these events, along with the arrival of new doctors and a C.T. scanner at the Hospital. Listen Sunday, May 4th at 11:30 a.m., or CLICK BELOW to listen...SENOR LIVING


Penn Highlands Elk On "Senior Living"

This Sunday at 11:30 a.m., we'll talk to Mary Ann Schwabenbauer, from Penn Highlands Elk, about the new My eHealth Portal service, on SENOR LIVING



Rose Campbell, President/CEO Of Penn Highlands Elk Featured On Town Hall Tuesday




This week on "Town Hall Tuesday", presented by Straub Beer, we're featuring Rose Campbell, President and CEO at Penn Highlands Elk, along with Patty Szczotka, Radiologic Technologist at Penn Highlands Elk. Patty will discuss Osteoporosis and the importance of DEXA Scans. Rose will discuss the recent merger with Penn Highlands Healthcare and the future of our local hospital. (LISTEN)


Yvonne Challingsworth Featured On Senior Living



Yvonne is the Cardiac Rehabilitation Therapist at Penn Highlands Elk and will discuss the various services available at the Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit. CLICK HERE


Two New Brews From Straub Beer Introduced On "Town Hall Tuesday"



Straub Brewery has introduced the new "Sunshine Sampler", featuring two new seasonal brews! Join us for Town Hall Tuesday at 6 p.m. as we chat with Vince Assetta and A.J. Alexander, from Straub Brewery. Listen Here.


Discover The Great Outdoors



Jeff Buchheit is your host, Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.  CLICK HERE




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Town Hall Tuesday


Join us as we welcome guests from around the community every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. And you can listen here. Click Here

Jeff Buchheit Is Your Host For Discover The Great Outdoors


Jeff features a guest each week and our topic is something about the great outdoors in the PA Wilds.  Click Here

Ray Beimel Remembers..


Local Historian and Photographer, Ray Beimel, recalls the history of our hometown LISTEN HERE

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