DuBois Middle School Receives Junior Achievement Education Leadership Award

DUBOIS – The DuBois Area Middle School received a Junior Achievement Education Leadership Award at the 75th annual meeting of the Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania this summer. The award recognizes schools that partner with Junior Achievement and provide Junior...
Posted On 02 Oct 2014

Director Julia Pierson Resigns After Secret Service Lapses

BY MATT MORENO, Newsy It appears Secret Service slip-up after slip-up after slip-up proved too much for Director Julia Pierson. Pierson resigned Thursday. WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY JOSH EARNEST VIA CBS: “We are confident and the president is confident that the Department...
Posted On 02 Oct 2014

Manhunt Puts Hunting Season On Hold

Game Commission executive order temporarily halts hunting and trapping in seven townships. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has temporarily closed all hunting and trapping seasons within seven townships in northeastern Pennsylvania, where the search continues for a fugitive...
Posted On 01 Oct 2014

GantDaily.com Police Blotter

State police at Philipsburg An incident of harassment occurred Sept. 16 in the area of 300 E. Presqueisle St. in Philipsburg Borough. During the incident, two women allegedly engaged in a physical altercation. The incident, state police said, remains under investigation at this...
Posted On 01 Oct 2014

Doctors Reassure Public Ebola Patient Won’t Cause Outbreak

BY CHRISTIAN BRYANT, Newsy Following confirmation of the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., Texas health officials held a separate press conference Tuesday to reassure the public Ebola will not become widespread in the states. Much of what was said in the second press...
Posted On 01 Oct 2014

Hillsdale, Pa. Native Serves with Navy Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 41

By Lt. Ana Maring, Navy Office of Community Outreach SAN DIEGO – A 2010 Purchase Line High School graduate and Hillsdale, Pa. native is serving with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 41 (HSM-41) Seahawks, the Navy’s Fleet Replacement Squadron dedicated to training new MH-60R...
Posted On 01 Oct 2014

PH DuBois Receives Stroke Care Award

DUBOIS – Penn Highlands DuBois has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke...
Posted On 01 Oct 2014

Corbett Signs Legislation, Approves Recommendations to Combat PA’s Heroin and Opioid Crisis

JOHNSTOWN – Gov. Tom Corbett was joined yesterday by Senator Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware) on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus to sign into law life-saving legislation that will help to reverse heroin overdoses in Pennsylvania. At the event, Corbett also approved...
Posted On 01 Oct 2014

Mozilla Bets On Software To Sell Its Chromecast Competitor

BY MIKAH SARGENT, Newsy Google’s Chromecast streaming media device is about to have some competition, thanks to Mozilla’s upcoming entry into the streaming stick market. “The first HDMI streaming stick powered by Mozilla’s Firefox OS. Use your phone,...
Posted On 01 Oct 2014

Trail Bridges Replaced in Elk State Forest

EMPORIUM – Four hiking trail bridges have been replaced in the Elk State Forest, according to Jeanne Wambaugh, district forester. Further, two bridges were on the Quehanna Hiking Trail and two on the Bucktail Path.  Each of the old bridges had failed to pass engineering safety...
Posted On 01 Oct 2014