GANT RELOAD: Week of Feb. 3

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.

Phil Predicts 6 More Weeks of Winter

GOBBLER’S KNOB – Every Feb. 2 for 128 years, Punxsutawney Phil has predicted the upcoming weather season.  Today, Phil was raised from his burrow in the old oak stump and the prognostication was read, “A Super Bowl winner I will not predict. But my weather forecast, you cannot contradict. Why that’s not a football but my shadow I see. So, six more weeks of winter it must be!”

VIDEO: Wine Festival Draws Crowd

Corbett’s 2014-15 Executive Budget Drives Strategic Investment for Stronger PA

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett today presented his 2014-15 budget to the General Assembly, telling lawmakers that the $29.4 billion spending plan continues to drive the values of strategic investment and prudent fiscal management to address the commonwealth’s core funding needs.

Corbett, State Officials Urge Citizens to Prepare for Significant Winter Storm, Avoid Travel

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett today urged the public to pay attention to forecasts, which are calling for snow, sleet, freezing rain or a mix of precipitation across much of the state tonight and Wednesday morning.

Clearfield Commissioners Join Amicus Brief to Challenge EPA

CLEARFIELD – Yesterday, the Clearfield County Commissioners ratified joining an Amicus, or a “Friends of the Court” Brief, to challenge restrictive regulations imposed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Tax Collector Fails to Settle Duplicate; County to Initiate Claim

CLEARFIELD – At yesterday’s work session, the Clearfield County Commissioners authorized their solicitor to initiate procedures for making a claim after Huston Township Tax Collector Dorothy Johnston failed to settle her tax duplicate for 2013.

Man to Stand Trial in Sexual Assault Case

CLEARFIELD – A 21-year-old Madera man accused of engaging in sex acts with a 15-year-old girl had all charges held for court by Magisterial District Judge James Hawkins after a preliminary hearing on Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.

Township Schedules Public Meeting for Sewage Project

CLEARFIELD – At this week’s meeting, the Lawrence Township Supervisors scheduled the first public meeting for residents affected by the Phase III sewage project. The public meeting will be held at 6:30 pm. Feb. 20 at the Hyde Fire Hall.

Project Updates Presented at CCEDC Meeting

CLEARFIELD – The board of directors for the Clearfield County Economic Development Corp. (CCEDC), held a regular monthly meeting in January. Several project updates were given relating to key projects in various stages of planning and implementation around the county.

Corbett, Ridge Comment on Obama’s Nomination of Former Mumia Abu-Jamal Advocate to U.S. Justice Dept. Post
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett and former Gov. Tom Ridge today issued a joint statement in response to President Barack Obama’s nomination of Debo Adegbile to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

Men Accused of Burglarizing Girard-Goshen Elementary School Waive Hearings

CLEARFIELD – Two Clearfield men who have been accused of burglarizing the Girard-Goshen Elementary School and stealing copper piping waived their preliminary hearings during Centralized Court on Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.

Ralston Waives Hearing in Indecent Assault Case

CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield man accused of indecent assault waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday during Centralized Court at the Clearfield County Jail.

John Joel Ralston, 51, of Clearfield has been charged with indecent assault/person less than 13 years of age. The charges stem from an alleged incident that occurred in February or March of 2013 when the victim was visiting Ralston at his camp/residence.


Woman Waives Hearing in Simple Assault, Terroristic Threats Case
DBC Appoints Alan Assad as Director of New Programs

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