GANT RELOAD: Week of Sept. 9

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.

DA: Crime Stoppers Offering Reward for Information about Bob’s Army & Navy Burglary

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a burglary and firearms theft at the Bob’s Army & Navy Store, District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. announced today.

Clearfield Pumpkin Run/Walk, Fall Festival Slated for Oct. 12

CLEARFIELD – The third annual Clearfield Pumpkin Run/Walk 5K and the Fall Festival will return Oct. 12 to downtown Clearfield. The race and festival are sponsored by the Clearfield Revitalization Corp. (CRC).

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Seeks Destruction of Syria Chemical Weapons; Russia Joins U.N. Call

Fourth Estate Cooperative Staff

New York, United States (4E) – In a bid to overcome the United Nations Security Council’s “embarrassing paralysis” over ongoing crisis in Syria, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday announced his plans to seek the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons in U.N.-proposed supervised safe zones.

Bank of America Plans to Cut 2,100 Jobs as Refinancing Slows

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

New York, NY, United States (4E) – Bank of America announced Monday its plans to cut 2,100 jobs from its home mortgage division as refinancing — a major driver of the business activity — has eased due to higher interest rates.

U.S. and Other Major Powers Clash over Syria at U.N.; Syria Accepts Russia’s Offer

Fourth Estate Cooperative Staff

Washington, United States (4E) – Russia on Tuesday again clashed with the U.S. and other Western powers when it unveiled its own surprise plan to secure Syria’s banned chemical weapons.

However, Moscow’s plan failed to change Washington’s mind as the latter maintained its threat to launch military strikes on the Middle Eastern country.

DEP Awards $1.3 Million Mine Reclamation Contract in Clearfield County

WILLIAMSPORT — The Department of Environmental Protection has announced it has awarded a $1,348,248 contract for the Alder Run West abandoned mine reclamation project in Graham and Morris townships, Clearfield County.

U.S. Marks 9/11 Anniversary

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Arlington, VA, United States (4E) – President Barack Obama led the nation in marking the 12th anniversary of 9/11 on Wednesday by laying a wreath and speaking to survivors of the terrorist attack and victims’ families at the Pentagon Memorial.

“Together we pause and we pray and we give humble thanks — as families and as a nation — for the strength and the grace that from the depths of our despair has brought us up again, has revived us again, has given us strength to keep on,” said Obama in his speech delivered at 9:32 a.m. “We pray for the memory of all those taken from us — nearly 3,000 innocent souls. Our hearts still ache for the futures snatched away, the lives that might have been.”

County Hears North Central Region Update

CLEARFIELD – Yesterday, Eric Bridges, executive director of the North Central Regional Planning & Development Commission, presented his annual update to the Clearfield County Commissioners.

North Central is the designated Local Development District for the counties of Clearfield, Cameron, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter. Further, North Central facilitates industrial site location, economic growth, workforce quality and business opportunities within the six-county region.

Corbett Issues Statement, Proclamation for Patriot Day

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett today issued a proclamation and the following statement in honor of Patriot Day, remembering those who were killed and injured during the terrorist attacks in America on this date in 2001.

“As we mark Patriot Day, it is fitting to remember that the first battlefield in the War on Terror was a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and its first soldiers were the brave passengers aboard United Flight 93,” Corbett said.

DuBois Man to Stand Trial in Meth Lab Case

DUBOIS – A DuBois man will stand trial for having a methamphetamine lab in his home.

Steven F. Sunealitis, 53, 1233 S. Main St., DuBois, is charged with manufacture/delivery/possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, deposits/stores/disposes of chemical waste used in the manufacture of methamphetamines, intentional possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He waived his right to a preliminary hearing during Centralized Court.

County Intends to Part Ways with ATA

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County intends to part ways with the Area Transportation Authority (ATA), according to Commissioner Chairperson Joan Robinson-McMillen. The commissioners have been voicing concerns and attempting to get answers from the ATA about its operations since June.

Financial Adviser Headed to Trial for Stealing $120K from Client

CLEARFIELD – A financial adviser from Ramey accused of stealing $120,000 from a client’s annuity and depositing it into his business account in October of 2010 had all charges held for court after a preliminary hearing Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.

Frank Charles Stewart, 47, of Ramey has been charged with forgery/ unauthorized act in writing, three counts; forgery/utters forged writing, three counts; theft by unlawful taking; theft by deception; receiving stolen property; and access device issued to another person who didn’t authorize use.

PennDOT Places Speed Display Sign in Centre County
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