GANT RELOAD: Week of July 29

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.

Taylor Rae Goodman Crowned 2013 Fair Queen

CLEARFIELD – Taylor Rae Goodman, 18, of Curwensville was crowned the Clearfield County Fair Queen during the 25th annual competition Sunday at the grandstand stage at the Clearfield Driving Park.

Goodman became only the second fair queen to be crowned as a first-time contestant. Shaina Williams Franson was the only other first-time contestant to win when she was crowned in 2000.

Ex-Penn State police director: I would have investigated Jerry Sandusky in 2001

Philadelphia, PA, United States (4E Sports) – Former Penn State police director Thomas Harmon testified that he would have former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky investigated in 2001 if university informed him about alleged sexual abuse that year.

Bange: Flood Response Far from Over

DUBOIS – The response to the large scale flooding, which struck Jefferson and Clearfield counties one month ago, is far from over, announced Jason Bange, executive director of the local American Red Cross, at a press conference Monday at the ARC office in DuBois.

Winners Announced for Clearfield Fireman’s Parade

CLEARFIELD – The fire equipment and musical winners have been announced for last night’s Clearfield Fireman’s Parade.

Victoria Justice Delights Fans at the Fair

CLEARFIELD – Singer/Actress Victoria Justice delighted fans Tuesday night at the grandstand stage at the Clearfield County Fair.

WJAC-TV: Three Former Administrators to Face Trial

Three former Penn State University administrators will face trial on charges related to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case.

A Pennsylvania district judge on Tuesday ruled that prosecutors had shown enough evidence to warrant a trial for ex-president Graham Spanier, former vice president Gary Schultz and ex-athletic director Tim Curley. All charges against the three men were held for trial.

Clearfield Borough Issues Statement on Police Coverage

CLEARFIELD – Borough Operations Manager Leslie Stott, on behalf of Clearfield Borough officials, released the following press statement in response to the citizens’ questions about Clearfield Borough police handling incidents in Lawrence Township and the current police coverage.

Nature Abounds Applies for $250K for Water Quality Project

DUBOIS – Nature Abounds, a locally-based national non-profit organization, has applied for $250,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

Trial Gets Under Way for Philadelphia Man Accused of Selling Drugs in DuBois

CLEARFIELD – Yesterday the three-day drug trial got under way for a 26-year-old Philadelphia man, Vernon Donate Duncan, who has been accused of selling marijuana and cocaine to an undercover agent from a DuBois apartment in February and March of this year.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Rocks Clearfield County Fair

CLEARFIELD – Lynyrd Skynyrd rocked the grandstand stage Wednesday night at the Clearfield County Fair.

Philadelphia Man’s Drug Case to Go to Jury Today

CLEARFIELD – Yesterday the commonwealth rested its case after jurors heard testimony from a second undercover agent and two DuBois City police officers who took part in the investigation of a Philadelphia man who was allegedly selling marijuana and cocaine from a Quarry Avenue apartment in DuBois in February and March of this year. Clearfield County Judge Paul E. Cherry is presiding over the case and will charge the jury at 9 a.m. today.

Philadelphia Man Convicted in Drug Case

CLEARFIELD – A jury of seven women and five men deliberated for approximately 30 minutes Friday morning before convicting a Philadelphia man of selling marijuana and cocaine to an undercover agent from an apartment at 102 Quarry Ave., DuBois, in February and March of this year. Clearfield County Judge Paul E. Cherry presided over the three-day trial.

Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair Set for Aug. 16-17
Woman Sustains Head Injury in Motorcycle Accident

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