GANT RELOAD: Week of April 27

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.

VIDEO: Trout Stocking Held in Memory of Grimminger

A memorial trout stocking for the late Robert H. Grimminger, founder of Bob’s Army & Navy Store, was held Saturday in Clearfield. Pat Domico, who established Squirrel Tails for Trout, orchestrated the trout release.

Gas Prices Rise 8.2 Cents in PA

PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have risen 8.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.69 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,269 gas outlets in Pennsylvania.

Historical Society Announces Open House for New Research Center

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Historical Society will host an open house program to celebrate the grand opening of the William B. Alexander V Research Center at 511 Van Valzah Ave.

Clearfield School Board Hires Auctioneer

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors voted to hire a professional auctioneer to handle the sale of two former school buildings during Monday night’s regular meeting.

DuBois Police Dept. Gets New Web Site

DUBOIS – Police Chief Ronald LaRotonda announced a new Web site for the department,, at Monday night’s DuBois City Council meeting.

Tuck to Clearfield Students: “I Made It”

Student’s Research Project Leads to Special School Visit from Auschwitz Survivor

By Anna Brower, Staff Writer

The Stampede Newspaper, Clearfield Area Junior-Senior High School

Editor’s Note: Anna Brower is a senior at Clearfield Area Junior-Senior High School, where she is a staff writer for the student newspaper, The Stampede. Contact her at

“I’m sitting here in front of you and I don’t believe it myself; I made it.” David Tuck, a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp, shared these words on April 20 with the students and staff of Clearfield Area Junior-Senior High School during two assemblies held at the school.

County Dismisses HAZMAT Vendor Request from Bigler Boyz

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Commissioners dismissed the requested endorsement of Bigler Boyz to become a hazardous waste removal vendor when the matter failed to gain a motion during Tuesday’s regular meeting.

SCI Houtzdale Yard Incident “Resolved Peacefully”

HOUTZDALE – An incident at the State Correctional Institution at Houtzdale was resolved peacefully early Tuesday evening when inmates who were refusing to leave the recreational yard were returned to their cells, according to a press release from the Corrections Department.

State Police Seize More Than $7.1M in Heroin and $2.4M in Cocaine for the First Quarter of 2015

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania State Police announced troopers seized more than $16.2 million in heroin, marijuana and other prohibited drugs in the first quarter of 2015.

DCNR to Expand ‘Clean Air Beach Program’ to Eight State Parks

HARRISBURG – After a successful two-year operation of a pilot smoke-free beach at a state park in Cumberland County, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced it is expanding the trial program to include eight new state parks across Pennsylvania.

Houtzdale Authority Expresses Interest in Camp Wopsononock

CLEARFIELD – The future of the Camp Wopsononock Natural Area was discussed at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Clearfield County Commissioners.

Goodrow Waives Charges for Allegedly Threatening to Take Revolver to PFA Hearing

CLEARFIELD – A 69-year-old Woodland man accused of threatening to take a revolver to a hearing at the Clearfield County Courthouse waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday during Centralized Court at the Clearfield County Jail.

Shaffer to Stand Trial for Man’s Drug Overdose Death

CLEARFIELD – A Brookville man accused of providing the heroin that resulted in another man’s overdose death waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday during Centralized Court at the Clearfield County Jail.

Thompson’s Agriculture Subcommittee Calls Upon Forest Service to Actively Manage National Forests

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee, held a public hearing “to review the National Forest System and active forest management.”

Gabler Legislation to Level the Playing Field for Foresters

HARRISBURG  The House Finance Committee has advanced legislation sponsored by State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) that would update Pennsylvania tax law by enabling the timber industry to purchase equipment under a state tax exclusion that is already enjoyed by Pennsylvania’s agricultural operations. House Bill 504 may now be taken up by the full House.

Emigh Waives Hearing in Drug Case

CLEARFIELD – A 22-year-old Morrisdale man who was allegedly found in possession of drugs waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday during Centralized Court at the Clearfield County Jail.

McCoon Waives Charges for Allegedly Distributing Crack Cocaine in Clearfield

CLEARFIELD – A man accused of directing a crack cocaine distribution operation in Clearfield waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday during Centralized Court at the Clearfield County Jail.

Penn State Extension to Offer “Dining with Diabetes” Classes
Royal baby: Catherine gives birth to a girl

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