GANT RELOAD: Week of Dec. 9

PicCollageThe 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.

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Rescue Hose & Ladder Recognized for Dedication to Pediatric Care

CURWENSVILLE – Every year, more than 70,000 children are transported by ambulances in Pennsylvania. This means that almost every seven minutes a child is being taken to the hospital with a potentially life-threatening medical condition.

Senate Committee Passes Legislation to Improve Pennsylvania’s Elk Hunting License Program

The Senate Game & Fisheries Committee advanced legislation to improve Pennsylvania’s elk hunting license program, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati, a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 1190, explained that the legislation makes important changes to enhance Pennsylvania’s elk program and provide for greater economic development and regional tourism benefits.

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Komonczi: Hunting is Big Bucks in PA, Clearfield County

CLEARFIELD – Hunting season is in full swing.  Hundreds of thousands of hunters have already taken to the field in search of small game and, of course, white-tailed deer.

“Each year, [the Visit Clearfield County staff] sees pictures of people with their trophies and reads stories about the hunt,” said VCC Executive Director Holly Komonczi. “But we are seldom told what hunting means to the state and how it impacts the millions of people who do not hunt.”

DA: Pizza Shop Robber Sentenced to State Prison

CLEARFIELD – A Hyde man has been sentenced to state prison for robbing Domino’s Pizza in April, announced Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. today.

DuBois City Reviews Water Rate Changes

DUBOIS – The DuBois City Council reviewed the first reading of the water rate changes for its non-municipality customers during its regular meeting Monday night.

Man Pleads Guilty in Home Invasion Case

CLEARFIELD – A DuBois man accused of invading, then robbing an elderly couple’s home and breaking into another residence where he assaulted a man pleaded guilty in Clearfield County Court.

County Withholds Local Allocation to ATA

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Commissioners still have concerns about the finances and operations of the Area Transportation Authority (ATA) and will withhold its local allocation of $118,670 for the upcoming-year.

Accused Cemetery Vandals Appear in Court

CLEARFIELD – Two men accused of vandalizing a local cemetery were in court to answer for violating their probation on previous charges.

Senate, House Panel Reach 2-year Budget Deal

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Washington, DC, United States (4E) – The chairs of the House and Senate Budget Committees announced Tuesday a federal spending agreement for 2014 and 2015 in a compromise that could avert another government shutdown in January.

Thompson Fights Health Care Law’s Mandates on Volunteer Firefighting and Emergency Organizations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) yesterday joined fellow Members of Congress in holding a press conference to discuss the introduction of the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act (H.R. 3685), which will ensure that emergency services volunteers are not counted as full-time employees under the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

MSC Announces 2014 Executive Board Officers

PITTSBURGH – Range Resources Corp. vice president of government and regulatory affairs, K. Scott Roy, has been elected as the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) next chairman by the organization’s board of directors.

Operation Gobble Up” Suspect Waives Hearing

CLEARFIELD – A woman accused of selling prescription pills to an undercover agent waived her right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Jerome Nevling during Centralized Court on Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.

CCEDC Presents to Business Delegation from Taiwan

CLEARFIELD –The Clearfield County Economic Development Corp. (CCEDC) recently traveled to New York City to present information about Clearfield County’s strategic advantages and economic opportunities to a high-level business delegation from Taiwan.

Police Investigate Reported Armed Robbery at Kwik Fill

CLEARFIELD – The Lawrence Township police have initiated an investigation into a reported armed robbery that occurred at Kwik Fill on South Second Street in Lawrence Township.

Upon investigation police found the clerk had gone to the back of the store. When returning to the front, a masked male was behind the counter at the cash register.

Police Searching for Wanted Clearfield Man

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Borough police are searching for Ethan Daniel Stiner, 23, of Clearfield, who is wanted on a warrant for escape, disorderly conduct and several traffic violations.

Borough Committee Deadlocks on Payment of Police Vehicle Repair Bill

CLEARFIELD – At next week’s meeting, the Clearfield Borough Council will decide on whether to pay the police department’s full repair bill for its Dodge Charger.

The Public Safety Committee couldn’t agree on paying C. Classic Dodge, which resulted in a hung vote on the matter. It received repair costs higher than originally quoted by C. Classic Dodge.

Hearing Continued in Drug Case

CLEARFIELD – A preliminary hearing was continued for a man accused of possessing heroin by Magisterial District Judge Jerome Nevling during Centralized Court on Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.

CRC Announces New Main Street Boundaries

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Revitalization Corp. (CRC) has announced its plans to extend its current Main Street boundaries to include key areas within the Clearfield Business District.

These new boundaries will allow the CRC to continue its revitalization efforts and will provide increased economic opportunities to areas, which currently lie outside the Main Street District.

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