GANT RELOAD: Week of Dec. 2

photoThe weekly reload gives readers a look back upon the most noteworthy stories of their work week.  It contains the big headlines, as well as a few stories you might have missed. It might even include a story or two of the lighter side.

The reload will be posted each weekend for your perusal. For most part, the reload will be filled with local headlines, but every now and again, a state, world or national story will make the list.

With Three Weeks Left, Consumers Fear Ending Up Without Health Coverage

Washington, DC, United States (KaiserHealth) – Tambra Momi has been eagerly awaiting the promise of guaranteed health insurance. Since 2011, she has battled Dercum’s disease, a rare and painful condition in which non-cancerous tumors sprout throughout her body, pressing against nerves. Jobless and in a wheelchair, Momi needs nine different drugs, including one costing $380 a month, to control the pain and side effects. No insurer has been willing to cover her, she says, except a few that have taken her money and then refused to pay for her medications.

CRC Receives $10,000 Contribution

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Revitalization Corp. (CRC) has again received a founding contribution from CNB Bank in the amount of $10,000.

True Value Burglarized in Philipsburg

DECATUR TOWNSHIP – The Philipsburg True Value Store was burglarized sometime between 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:15 a.m. Sunday in Decatur Township, reported the state police at Clearfield.

In St. Marys, Fire Damages Camco Diversified

ST. MARYS – A fire caused approximately $350,000 worth of damage after igniting at 8:47 p.m. Friday at Camco Diversified in St. Marys, reported the state police at Ridgway.

WJAC-TV: State Details Case Against Ex-PSU President

By: The Associated Press

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office has filed papers detailing the lies it says former Penn State President Graham Spanier during his grand jury testimony over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.

WJAC-TV: 750,000 PA Hunters Open 2-week Rifle Deer Season

By: The Associated Press

HARRISBURG - Warmer than average temperatures and mostly clear weather was expected as an estimated 750,000 hunters take to the woods as deer rifle hunting season opens in Pennsylvania.

Obama Won’t Repeal Health Law, Vows to Make it Work

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Washington, DC, United States (4E) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday said he will not repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and vowed to make his signature health law work.

Camp Hope Run Landfill . . . DEP Extends PA Waste’s Deadline

CLEARFIELD – The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has granted PA Waste LLC an extension until Jan. 15 to respond to deficiencies found within its Camp Hope Run landfill permit application, reported Commissioner Joan Robinson-McMillen, chair, at Tuesday’s Clearfield County Commissioner’s workshop meeting.

LT Sewage Customers to See Rate Increase

CLEARFIELD – The Lawrence Township Supervisors approved an increase of sewage rates at last night’s meeting. The rate increase of $2.50 will take effect Jan. 1, changing the current rate of $4 per 1,000 gallons to $6.50 per 1,000 gallons.

Philipsburg Area Residents to Get Free Home Repairs

PHILIPSBURG – As many as 70 local residents may benefit from the work provided by a projected 400 adult and youth volunteers at the Philipsburg Group Workcamp 2014.

CASD Approves Bond Sale

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors voted to approve the final sale of bonds for capital improvements, including the Clearfield Area High School and Clearfield Elementary School, in the amount of $9,365,000 at its meeting Wednesday night.

WPAL to Open Fitness Center in DuBois

CLEARFIELD – The Western Pennsylvania Police Athletic League (WPAL) will open a fitness center with a boxing ring in DuBois. The WPAL fitness center will be located at 37 E. Long. Ave., announced Aaron Beatty and Scott Brigger of the WPAL and OAG Management at Tuesday’s workshop meeting of the Clearfield County Commissioners.

Charges Bound Over in Simple Assault, Reckless Endangerment Case

CLEARFIELD – A Morrisdale woman accused of waiving a gun around while trying to run lumbermen off a Cooper Township property had all charges bound over to court by Magisterial District Judge Jerome Nevling during Centralized Court on Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.

President Obama Delivers a Statement on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

From the White House Briefing Room, President Barack Obama delivered a statement on the passing of former South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, calling him “a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice.”

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