Reload: Week of June 18, 2007

It’s hard to believe it’s summer already. Of course with the crazy rain and wind Clearfield County has dealt with recently you’d never know that.

Wind or sun, the GantDaily News Team delivers. This last week saw a deal reached between a school district and a superintendant, the beginning of a $9.2 million project in one municipality and shake-ups at the county’s Emergency Management Agency. A federal court made a decision regarding methadone clinics and one township is asking for opinions from it’s residents.

That’s just a sample of the stories you’ll find below in this week’s edition of the GantDaily Weekly Reload.

Shake-up at Clearfield County Emergency Mangement Agency

CLEARFIELD – Executive members of the Clearfield County Emergency Management Agency were reassigned at Tuesday’s Clearfield County Commissioners meeting.

Josh Quigley, former chief deputy director, is now the director of Clearfield County EMA. Jerry Pollock, former director, was moved into the position of deputy director of planning at EMA, and Joe Mitchell, former deputy director of planning was transferred to deputy director of logistics and technologies.

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Court Rules Against Methadone Clinic Restriction

PHILADELPHIA – A state statute that prohibited methadone clinics within 500 feet of residential neighborhoods, parks and other land uses was deemed to be in violation of a federal law.

The U.S. Court for Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia agreed with previous opinions from the Ninth Circuit and the Sixth Circuit in ruling that the law is contrary to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.

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Man Stabbed in DuBois Suffers Major Injuries

DUBOIS – DuBois City Police are currently investigating a stabbing that occurred on June 16.

Police reported that they were dispatched to the 50 block of East Scribner Avenue for an assault victim who was waiting for emergency medical services. The unnamed man had been stabbed in the head and was beaten. According to police he sustained major injuries and is currently in an unnamed intensive care unit.

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Mo Valley Approves Agreement for Superintendent

AMESVILLE – After two months of speculation, the Moshannon Valley Board of Education voted Monday night to approve an agreement between the district and Superintendent Dr. Mike Slavinski.

The board held a trio of executive sessions prior to taking a vote on a motion suggested by the board’s legal representative.

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$2.9 Million Flood Control Project Underway in Osceola Mills

OSCEOLA MILLS – A $2.9 million flood control project is finally underway in Osceola Mills.

The announcement came at Monday night’s Osceola Mills Borough Council meeting. Ida Reams, council president, said that the canal project has been years in the making. The project is funded through the Department of Environmental Protection.

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CSB Bank Cashes Out Forever Friday

CURWENSVILLE – Beginning Monday, CSB Bank will be no more. The financial institution will officially change its name to Northwest Savings Bank.

The Warren-based Northwest announced the acquisition of CSB Bank and Penn Laurel Financial Corp., the holding company for CSB, in January.

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Information Gathering Session to be Held Regarding Zoning Change Required for Proposed Ethanol Plant in Lawrence Township

CLEARFIELD – Before the Lawrence Township Supervisors make a decision about a proposed zoning change on Leonard Street, they want to hear from the public.

The zoning change would be for the proposed BioEnergy International LLC ethanol plant. BioEnergy has a real estate option agreement with the county, who owns the undeveloped land on Leonard Street. BioEnergy plans to build an ethanol plant which will be a 108 million gallon per year corn ethanol production facility. The other will be a national demonstration plant for using agricultural waste and other materials to produce ethanol. Both plants in the estimated $250 million project are expected to be on the same site.

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Preliminary Hearings for Adams and Fuentes Continued

BELLEFONTE – A pair of Philipsburg doctors will wait until next month for their preliminary hearings on allegations that they engaged in a plan to share in the profit made from prescription drugs sold on the street.

According to the Centre County Court Administrator’s office, the cases of both Dr. Larry Adams and Dr. Michael Fuentes have been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. on July 18. The men were to have their preliminary hearings this week.

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