GANT RELOAD: Week of July 1

gant-reload_256The 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.

Long-time Sheriff Reflects on 36 Years of Service

Early Days

Chester Hawkins was first elected sheriff of Clearfield County in 1978. Before that he served five months as acting sheriff after the resignation of Sheriff John Anderson.

When the governor appointed Carl Rowles to fill the vacancy, Hawkins ran against him in the next election and won. Thus most residents have come to know and respect Hawkins over the last 36 years as sheriff.

Corbett Signs 2013-14 Budget

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett last tonight signed the 2013-14 budget. Corbett’s third pro-growth budget helps children receive the best education possible, helps those who need it most, and helps employers grow jobs – without raising taxes for working families.

DuBois Man Accused of Burglarizing Medicine Shoppe

DUBOIS – A 33-year-old DuBois man has been accused of burglarizing the Medicine Shoppe, located at 30 W. Park Ave., DuBois, according to the DuBois City police.

WJAC-TV: Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Many Areas

The National Weather Service in State College has expanded a flash flood watch to a portion of central Pennsylvania, including Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Elk, Huntingdon and Somerset counties.

Local Municipal Coordinators Collecting Flood Damage Reports

CLEARFIELD COUNTY – The Clearfield County Commissioners and the Clearfield County Department of Emergency Service would like residents who have been affected by the recent flooding to report all damage to their local municipality.

Accused Intruders Headed to Trial

DUBOIS – Three men charged for invading an elderly couple’s home and robbing them, were scheduled for preliminary hearings Friday.

Jeffrey A. Sprague, 28, 509 W. Washington Ave., DuBois; Austin Cory Eheart, 20, 9 Green Ct., Palmyra, VA; and Eric W. Britton, 30, 139 Main St., Falls Creek, are charged with robbery, burglary, theft and related charges in two cases. They are also charged with aggravated assault in the first case. Britton is also charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct in a third case from 2005.

Kesner: County Receives Claim from Quigley

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Commissioners have received a claim from Dustin Quigley of D. Quigley Properties LLC “for amounts to be due for events occurring on and after June 14” at his property located at 112-124 N. Third St., Clearfield, reported County Solicitor Kim Kesner at Tuesday’s workshop meeting.

PSU Alumni Association Honors Thompson With “Friend of Penn State” Award

BELLEFONTE – Yesterday, the Penn State Alumni Association honored U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson with the eighth annual “Friend of Penn State” legislative award.  The award recognizes state and federal legislators who have played a significant role in the continued improvement of Penn State University.

AG Monitoring Continued Access to Altoona Regional Hospital after Affiliation

HARRISBURG- Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced that she will not formally object to a proposed hospital merger in the Altoona area. However, Kane says her office will continue to monitor the transaction, in order to protect consumers and specifically to guarantee that the public has continued access to Altoona healthcare facilities.

LT Firefighters Appeal to Supers for New Fire Engine

CLEARFIELD – Lawrence Township Fire Company No. 5’s volunteer firefighters were present at the Lawrence Township meeting last night to appeal to the supervisors for action regarding its fire engine that has been out of service for more than a month.

County Ratifies Disaster Declaration, Recognizes Emergency Responders

CLEARFIELD – At Tuesday’s work session, the Clearfield County Commissioners ratified its declaration of disaster emergency due to the torrential flooding last week, as well as recognized the emergency personnel and volunteers who responded to both the Colonial Courtyard fire and then to the flood-stricken areas of Clearfield County.

Township Mandated by DEP to Resolve Sewage Infiltration Problem

CLEARFIELD – Lawrence Township Supervisor Glenn Johnston, chairman, reported at Tuesday night’s meeting that the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has ordered that Clearfield Municipal Authority take over the engineering and plans to resolve a 4 million gallon infiltration in the township’s sewage system.

 

Programs Announced at Parker Dam
PennDOT to Host Public Plans Display for Route 970 Bridge Project

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