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  1. Man sentenced to 6 months in well-plugging caseRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    ... cutors said he filed false certificates that environmental regulators relied upon to approve an injection well in Elk County, and all of the 95 wells he plugged over seven years will likely have to be re-plugged.

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  2. Recycling center offers Borough optionsRead the original story

    Friday Dec 19 | Ridgway Record

    ... for borough residents that still wish to recycle. Bekki Titchner, solid waste and recycling coordinator of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, discussed the benefits of using the recycling center in St. Marys as the main collection medium for ...

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  3. Recycling center project moving forwardRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The Daily Press

    The Solid Waste Authority has received county approval for the purchase of land at the corner of Ceramic and Stackpole streets in St. Marys for the building of a new recycling center. "We're out of room at our current location," said Bekki Titchner, recycling and solid waste coordinator for Elk County.

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  4. Big Brothers Big Sisters in dire straitsRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The Daily Press

    The Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Elk County is currently in dire straits as 19 youngsters are waiting for a volunteer Big Brother or Big Sister match. "If we don't find matches for those kids, that's a big opportunity missed," said Cinde Schuckers, a program coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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  5. Shorthanded Big Brothers Big Sisters looking for matchesRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Ridgway Record

    Photo by Joseph Bell - Cinde Schuckers, a program coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters, discussed various aspects of the successful program Tuesday morning during a county board of commissioners meeting. The Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Elk County is currently in dire straits as 19 youngsters are waiting for a volunteer Big Brother or Big Sister match.

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  6. New recycling center could be on horizonRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Ridgway Record

    Photo by Joseph Bell - Bekki Titchner, left, recycling and solid waste coordinator for Elk County, unveils a land map Tuesday morning illustrating the parcels that will be purchased for a new recycling center. At right is Elk County Treasurer Peggy Schneider.

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  7. Candle vigil remembers lost childrenRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 14 | Ridgway Record

    ... year, Neal, who lost her 16-year-old son in 2011, started a local candle lighting ceremony in Ridgway along with Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer to remember the area's children who died at a young age, much like her son. "It's a way of honoring ...

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  8. Marcellus Life: A small town in Elk County struggles with rules for drillingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | O-R Online

    ... hilltop to see what fracking is all about. This part of Pennsylvania, about 120 miles northeast of Pittsburgh in Elk County, is relatively untouched by shale drilling. But people see it coming in two test wells Seneca has there now, with more wells ...

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  9. Ceremony honors world's lost childrenRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Ridgway Record

    File photo - Area residents gathered last year at the gazebo along Main Street in Ridgway to light a candle in remembrance of children who have died at a young age. Area residents are scheduled to come together Sunday evening for Elk County's second annual candle lighting ceremony held in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony, an event held to honor children who have died at a young age.

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  10. Lighting ceremony seeks to comfort parents of deceased childrenRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | The Daily Press

    Area residents are scheduled to come together Sunday evening for Elk County's second annual candle lighting ceremony held in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony, an event held to honor children who have died at a young age. The event is held across the globe at the same local hour on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. The local event will once again be held at the gazebo on the Elk County Courthouse lawn in downtown Ridgway.

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  11. Couple pleads guilty in bath salts ringRead the original story

    Monday Dec 8 | Ridgway Record

    ... Task Force. Leif Eric Moats (known as Eric), 40, and Kristin M. Moats, 33, both of 325 Kaul Ave., appeared in Elk County Court before Judge Masson Monday morning. They were arrested along with Rachel Shrefler and Tammy Zawatski, both of Ridgway, and ...

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  12. Small town in Elk County gets ready for frackingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | The Morning Call

    About a dozen municipal officials, outfitted with baggy blue jumpsuits, earplugs and white plastic hard hats, recently visited a Seneca Resources well pad on a wooded Elk County hilltop to see what fracking is all about. This part of Pennsylvania, about 120 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, has been relatively untouched by shale drilling.

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  13. Historical Society features toy exhibitRead the original story

    Friday Dec 5 | Ridgway Record

    Photo by Larry Simon - The Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy brought memories back for many of Friday's visitors who recall copies of these two characters from small handheld dolls to two-foot tall replicas. The Elk County Historical Society's Annual Toy Exhibit is a two-day event with the adult visitation day Friday night, coinciding with the Ridgway Holiday Cheer Tour.

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  14. Event tonight, Saturday at historical societyRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | Ridgway Record

    Photo by Joseph Bell - Shown is a collection of toys and decorations at the Center House Museum in Ridgway. The Elk County Historical Society will be hosting a Christmas Toy Exhibit/Open House event tonight from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1-4 p.m. at the museum located at 109 Center St. The Elk County Historical Society will be hosting a Christmas Toy Exhibit/Open House event tonight from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1-4 p.m. at the Center House Museum, 109 Center St., in Ridgway.

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  15. Musical talent on display for holidaysRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | Ridgway Record

    ... band, and high school band. Talented musicians and singers are taking center stage this holiday season throughout Elk County. In Ridgway Thursday night, members of the fifth grade, middle school, and high school bands performed for a large crowd at ...

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  16. Open House features historical toy exhibitRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | The Daily Press

    The Elk County Historical Society will be hosting a Christmas Toy Exhibit/Open House event tonight from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1-4 p.m. at the Center House Museum, 109 Center St., in Ridgway. The free event features an "Old Time Christmas" exhibit covering roughly a century of toys and decorations.

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  17. Concert Choir set for Saturday performance at Sacred HeartRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | The Daily Press

    Photo submitted The Concert Choir of Elk County on Tuesday night presented their annual Christmas show entitled "Wreath of Carols" at St. Leo's. A followup performance is scheduled to be performed Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys.

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  18. Groundwork set for new rural community collegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | The Kane Republican

    Photo by Amy Cherry - The 15-member Rural Regional Community College Board of Trustees met for the first time Tuesday afternoon to set up the groundwork for the new community college. Plans are moving ahead in establishing Pennsylvania's first Rural Regional Community College which would serve a nine-county area including Elk County.

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  19. More groups benefit from Act 13 dollarsRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Ridgway Record

    ... Cen-Clear Child Services in Philipsburg received $6,000 for their facilities; the entity is often utilized by Elk County Children & Youth Services. Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services received $8,000 for a rehabilitation program within the county prison. ...

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  20. Officials hold the line on county taxesRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 2 | The Daily Press

    A proposed 2015 budget for Elk County features no tax increase according to the county's board of commissioners. "The budget reflects no tax increase while maintaining full continuation of all vital county services, programs and departments, including a 3 percent cost of living increase for bargaining and non-bargaining employees,"according to a press release provided by the commissioners.

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