GANT RELOAD: Week of Jan. 5

The 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.

Average Gas Prices Fall 6.6 Cents in PA

PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 6.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.51 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,269 gas outlets in Pennsylvania.

The Flu Spreads to More States

You’ll likely see a lot more people sneezing and coughing this week. That’s because the flu continues to expand its reach across the nation.

Speaker-Designate Turzai Announces House Committee Chairs for the 2015-16 Session

HARRISBURG – Speaker-Designate Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) has announced the appointments of both Republican and Democratic committee chairmen for the 2015-16 Legislative Session, which begins Jan. 6.

Lawrence Township Reorganizes for 2015

CLEARFIELD – The Lawrence Township Supervisors held their reorganizational meeting Monday, which was followed by their regular meeting.

Penn Highlands Details Changes at Surgical Centers in DuBois

DUBOIS – Penn Highlands Healthcare recently announced changes in two of its surgical centers of excellence. New physicians have been added to both the general surgery and orthopedic surgery service lines at the DuBois location.

Clearfield Salvation Army Falls Short of Bell Ringing Goal

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Salvation Army raised $43,099.36 toward its Red Kettle goal of $45,000 for the 2014 Christmas season.

Major Sharon Harford shared, “Although we are approximately $2,000 short of our goal, we are still very happy with the funds we’ve raised. I appreciate all of the hard work that everyone put into helping us in our fundraising effort.

WJAC-TV: Trooper Wilson Receives State-of-the-Art Wheelchair

By Deven Clarke, WJAC-TV

DUBOIS – Trooper Bradley Wilson, who was shot in the line of duty in September of 2013 and who was subsequently paralyzed, has regained some of his mobile freedom.

Gabler Sworn in to Fourth Term Representing the 75th District

HARRISBURG  State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) was among members of the state House to be officially sworn into office Tuesday to serve in the General Assembly for the 2015-16 session.

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson Sworn in to 114th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) has issued the following statement upon being sworn in as the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 5th District in the 114th Congress.

County Reorganizes for 2015

CLEARFIELD – Both the Clearfield County Salary Board and the Board of Commissioners reorganized for 2015 on Tuesday.

State Police Investigate Burglary at Auto Repair Shop in Woodward Twp.

WOODWARD TOWNSHIP – State police at Clearfield are investigating an alleged burglary incident at B&B Major Auto Repair in Woodward Township.

Sankey Sworn Into Office

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) was sworn in to office Tuesday in Harrisburg, in preparation for the 2015-16 state House session. Sankey, who represents the 73rd Legislative District, is entering his second term in office.

Investigation Continues into Gibbys Warehouse Fire

DUBOIS – A Monday morning fire at the abandoned Gibbys Warehouse building, located at 17 N.  Franklin St., DuBois, remains under investigation, reported the state police at DuBois.

Sons of American Legion Initiates Veterans Parking, Paver Project in DuBois

CLEARFIELD – The Sons of the American Legion have initiated two projects in DuBois, shared SAL member Barry Abbott at Tuesday’s commissioners’ meeting.

PA Dept. of Human Services Launches Child Protection Information System

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced the launch of Child Welfare Information Solution (CWIS) at an event in Camp Hill. CWIS is a state-of-the-art, case management system that allows for real-time electronic sharing of state and county information critical to administering the child welfare program.

Wetzel Waives Hearing in Simple Assault Case

CLEARFIELD – A 30-year-old Mahaffey man accused of simple assault waived his right to a preliminary hearing during Centralized Court on Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.

Daniel Wayne Wetzel, 30, of Mahaffey has been charged with simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment. His bail has been set at $25,000 unsecured.

Clearfield Borough Announces PennDOT Bid Award for Streetscape Project

CLEARFIELD – At last night’s Clearfield Borough committee meeting, Operations Manager Leslie Stott reported that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation had opened bids Thursday morning for the Clearfield Streetscape project.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Slated for Jan. 25
Cooper Twp. Fire Under Investigation

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