GANT RELOAD: Week of June 24

gant-reload_256The 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.

CASD Hears Preliminary PSSA Results

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield school board heard preliminary results for its students’ Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) exams in grades three through eight during an administrative report Monday night by Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Federal Programs Bruce Nicolls.

Victims Identified in Double-fatal Accident

UNION TOWNSHIP – The DuBois-based state police have identified the two people who were killed in yesterday’s double-fatal accident that occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. on U.S. Route 322 in Union Township.

Students Save Residents from Colonial Courtyard Fire

CLEARFIELD – Students helped save the lives of dozens of residents when a fire engulfed Colonial Courtyard, an assisted living facility, shortly before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The facility is located at 1300 Leonard St. in Lawrence Township.

Tammy Miller of State College was teaching her Communication class of 23 men and one woman at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers near the facility. Her students were presenting speeches but became distracted by the lightning glaring into their classroom.

County Tables Hotel Tax Funds for Clearfield YMCA

CLEARFIELD – At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Clearfield County Commissioners tabled awarding Hotel Tax Discretionary Funds to the Clearfield YMCA and asked Solicitor Kim Kesner to provide his written opinion upon his review of Pennsylvania’s Hotel Tax statues.

WJAC-TV: Supreme Court Clears Way for Gay Marriage in California


The Associated Press from news partner

WASHINGTON —  The Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California’s gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban.

WJAC-TV: Supreme Court Strikes Federal Marriage Provision


The Associated Press from news partner

WASHINGTON — In significant but incomplete victories for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.

State Police: Damages from Colonial Courtyard Fire Exceed $3 Million

CLEARFIELD – A fire engulfed Colonial Courtyard, an assisted living facility, at approximately 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, and damage estimates have exceeded $3 million, according to the state police at Clearfield.

Clearfield Man Arraigned on Sexual Assault Charges

CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield man accused of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl was arraigned Wednesday with his bail being set at $100,000 straight, according to Magisterial District Judge Richard Ireland’s office.

WJAC-TV: Jefferson Co. under Disaster Declaration due to Flooding

JEFFERSON COUNTY – The Jefferson County Commissioners have declared a disaster emergency due to flooding-related issues.

WJAC-TV: Area Roads Closed due to Severe Flooding

CLEARFIELD COUNTY – Clearfield County Emergency Management is currently responding to severe flooding in the DuBois and Sandy Township areas.

McCracken: Clearfield County Declares Disaster Emergency

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Commissioners have declared a disaster emergency due to flooding conditions in areas of Clearfield County, according to Commissioner Mark B. McCracken.

ARC Operating Shelters, Offering Safety Tips due to Flooding in Clearfield and Jefferson Counties

DUBOIS – Heavy rainfall has resulted in flooding across parts of Clearfield and Jefferson counties; the local American Red Cross is mobilizing volunteers and supplies to assist individuals affected by the inclement conditions. The organization is currently operating shelters for evacuated individuals at DuBois High School in DuBois and Sigel Civic Center in Sigel.

Local ARC Responds to Flood

Nearly 170 Affected Residents Staying in Red Cross Shelters Thursday Night

DUBOIS – In response to the destructive flood waters and heavy downpours, the American Red Cross in Western Pennsylvania is operating two local shelters, supporting one shelter, mobilizing its workforce as well as preparing mobile feeding and relief supplies distribution.

PHOTOS: Storm Causes Flooding in DuBois

DUBOIS – Severe flooding struck Clearfield and Jefferson counties Thursday, closing numerous roadways, leaving communities under water and prompting officials to issue declarations of disaster emergencies.

The National Weather Service (NWS) forewarned of the storm about mid-morning. The warning cited possibilities of: flash flooding due to excessive rainfall rates; flooding in low-lying areas; and streams rising and overflowing their banks.

Then, the storm erupted with heavy rainfall and swiftly turned roadways into streams. In an emergency announcement shortly after 2:20 p.m. Thursday, Sandy Township police advised all roadways had been closed heading into and out of the township.

Hearing Gets Continued in Aggravated Assault Case

CLEARFIELD – A Woodland man accused of assaulting and threatening a woman had his preliminary hearing continued before Magisterial District Judge Richard Ireland during Centralized Court on Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.

“Corner Concert Series” Starts July 5
Endowment created for Penn State Altoona’s Sense-ational Endeavors Camp

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