GANT RELOAD: Week of Dec. 16

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.

Mandela Laid to Rest in Home Village

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Qunu, South Africa (4E) – Former South African president Nelson Mandela’s remains were laid to rest at a family gravesite in his ancestral home village of Qunu on Sunday amid a gathering of political and religious leaders.

CAUW Nears Campaign Goal

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Area United Way is very close to reaching its annual campaign goal.

Federal Judge Issues, Stays Injunctions against NSA Surveillance Program

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Washington, DC, United States (4E) – A federal judge has issued and stayed injunctions barring the National Security Agency (NSA) from collecting phone metadata of a Verizon customer and ordering it to destroy the said records collected from the complainant.

Nicolls Pleased with CAHS Performance Profile

CLEARFIELD – Despite being pleased with the Clearfield Area High School’s first-ever School Performance Profile, Director of Curriculum Bruce Nicolls still wants to see improvement in scores across the board in math, science and literature.

Speaker’s Bills to Downsize the Legislature Pass House

HARRISBURG – Two bills to reduce the size of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Senate passed the House yesterday, Speaker of the House Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Armstrong/Indiana) said. Both bills now head to the Senate for consideration.

In Lawrence Township . . . Johnston Congratulates Replacement

CLEARFIELD – Lawrence Township Supervisors Ed Brown and William Lawhead presented a Certificate of Appreciation to outgoing supervisor Glenn Johnston for his four years of service to the elected position.

At his last meeting for his completed term, Johnston offered congratulations to incoming supervisor Daniel G. Mitchell Sr. (D). Mitchell was elected in November by a 3.5 percent margin.

School Board Updated on Vandalism Incident at Girard-Goshen

CLEARFIELD – At Monday night’s meeting, the Clearfield school board received an update regarding a vandalism incident that occurred at the Girard-Goshen Elementary School in September.

The cost for clean-up and repairs identified in the district’s initial claim totaled $27,872.07. After that it was discovered damage to ceilings, carpeting and a window hadn’t been addressed, said Business Administrator Sam Maney.

CASD Gets Clean Local Audit

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Area School District received a clean 2012-13 local audit during Monday night’s combined committee and board meeting.

Katherine B. Eckley, CPA at Walter Hopkins and Company LLP, Clearfield, presented the auditor’s report. She said it was an “unmodified opinion” without any discrepancies.

Frenchville Couple Waives Hearings in Domestic Assault Case

CLEARFIELD – A Frenchville couple accused in a domestic assault case waived their rights to preliminary hearings during Centralized Court on Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.

Man Accused of Deceptive Business Practices at Cemetery Waives Hearing

CLEARFIELD – A man accused of deceptive business practices at an area cemetery waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Richard Ireland during Centralized Court on Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.

Corbett Signs Child Protective Services Bills

Bipartisan Legislation Follows Recommendations of Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law 10 bills that put Pennsylvania’s children first by making significant improvements to the state’s child protection laws.

Gabler and Sankey Speak at CCEDC Luncheon

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Economic Development Corp. (CCEDC) hosted its annual luncheon yesterday with two keynote speakers at the Florian Banquet Center.

Borough Approves Budget Without Millage Increase

CLEARFIELD – At last night’s meeting, the Clearfield Borough Council approved the proposed 2014 budget with no millage increase.

Clearfield Borough Approves Full Payment to C. Classic Dodge

CLEARFIELD – Last night, Clearfield Borough Council approved to pay C. Classic Dodge for the disputed repair bill of $1,619.05 for the police department’s 2009 Dodge Charger. Councilmen Fred Wisor and Rick Stewart opposed.

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