GANT RELOAD: Week of March 24

The GantDaily.com 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 GantDaily.com 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.

 

Kenneth Womack (Provided photo)

Kenneth Womack (Provided photo)

Author Reviews The Restaurant at the End of the World Book at BSI

CLEARFIELD – The third program in the American Association of University Women: Books-Sandwiched-In series was held March 19 at the Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library.

CCCTC Students Place at DECA State Conference

CLEARFIELD – Five members of DECA, an association of marketing students at the Clearfield County Career & Technology Center, participated in the 63rd annual State Career Development Conference at the Hershey Lodge on Feb. 26–28

WJAC-TV: Feds: Inmate sent Obama Threat to Wrong Address

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A convicted child molester is accused of sending a threatening letter to President Barack Obama — albeit to the wrong address.

Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh say 34-year-old Joseph Savage mailed the letter from the Fayette County Prison while he was awaiting trial in October 2012.

Maney: Girard Twp. Tax Collector Accused of Impropriety

CLEARFIELD – The Girard Township tax collector has been accused of approximately $50,000 worth of improprieties after the Clearfield Area School District’s auditor performed a review of local tax collectors, announced Sam Maney, business administrator, at Monday’s regular school board meeting.

“Down on the Farm” Theme Announced for Hospice Chili Bowl

CLEARFIELD – “Down on the Farm” will be the theme of this year’s Chili Bowl. The event will be held from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Expo II Building at the Clearfield Driving Park.

County Approves Voting Precinct Changes

CLEARFIELD – The Board of Elections will relocate three voting precincts, effective for the May 20 Primary Election, after Dawn Graham, director of elections, gained approval from the Clearfield County Commissioners at yesterday’s regular meeting.

PSP: Rebel Towing Owner, Employee Under Investigation for Allegedly Selling Heroin

HILIPSBURG – The owner and an employee of Rebel Towing of Philipsburg are under investigation for allegedly distributing heroin, reported the state police at Philipsburg today.

The Pennsylvania State Police’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation North Central Strike Force initiated an investigation into the distribution of heroin in the Philipsburg area and surrounding communities. Their investigation started in December of 2013 and is ongoing at this time.

NY Resident Waives Hearing in Drug Case

CLEARFIELD – The last of the three New York residents who were allegedly found in possession of large amounts of drugs and cash after a traffic stop in Lawrence Township in February appeared for their preliminary hearing Wednesday during Centralized Court at the Clearfield County Jail.

Thompson Agriculture Oversight Hearing Exposes Widespread Abuse of Taxpayer Funded Lawsuits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry, held a public hearing to review the impact of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and related litigation on the U.S. Forest Service and National Forest System management.

WJAC-TV: Judge: Flight 93 Site Correctly Valued by Panel

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge in western Pennsylvania has ruled that a commission correctly valued the site of the Flight 93 memorial last year at about $1.5 million.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/1jPuvB4 ) reports that U.S. District Judge Donetta Ambrose on Wednesday rejected arguments by the previous property owner, Michael Svonavec, and the federal government, which currently owns the site.

CCCTC IT Program Becomes CompTIA Authorized Academy

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Career & Technology Center’s Information Technology Program has become a CompTIA Authorized Program Academy.

CRC Moves to New Office

CLEARFIELD – To better serve the Clearfield community and its partners, the Clearfield Revitalization Corp. (CRC) has moved its office to 6 S. Front St. within the Clearfield Borough Administrative Office.

 

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