GANT RELOAD: Week of Jan. 4

The GANT 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 GANT 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.

Sheriff’s Posse Gaining Momentum in Clearfield County

CLEARFIELD – An unorthodox idea could have many benefits for citizens of Clearfield County.

When Clearfield County Sheriff Wes Thurston publicly announced his intention to form a posse of volunteers, feelings were mixed. However, as residents are stepping up to answer the call, the benefits are starting to become clear.

Clearfield Commissioners Reorganize for 2016

CLEARFIELD – The new Clearfield County board of commissioners reorganized for 2016 on Monday.

Commissioner John A. Sobel was voted to serve as chairman. Commissioner Tony Scotto was voted to serve as vice chairman.

2016 Clearfield County Salaries

CLEARFIELD – During its reorganizational meeting Monday, the Clearfield County Salary Board approved the 2016 salaries for the elected officials and the salaried employee group.

Clearfield Borough Council Reorganizes and Keeps Wade Cowder as President

CLEARFIELD – Wade Cowder will continue to head the Clearfield Borough Council.

At Monday’s reorganizational meeting, Cowder was re-appointed as president of council, with Brian Lytle serving as vice president and Heather Bozovich serving as president pro-tem.

Lawrence Twp. Starts Year With New Supervisor, Chairman

CLEARFIELD – The Lawrence Township Supervisors held their annual reorganizational meeting last evening, followed by their regular business meeting.

Shortage of Court Reporters Discussed at Salary Board Meeting

CLEARFIELD – A shortage of court reporters has created a dilemma for Clearfield County, according to President Judge Fredric Ammerman and Court Administrator F. Cortez “Chip” Bell.

State Prison Inmate Sentenced for Threatening to Kill Judge, Police Officer and Ex-Girlfriend

CLEARFIELD – A state prison inmate who threatened to kill a judge, a police officer and his ex-girlfriend was scheduled for sentencing Monday in Clearfield County Court.

Inmate Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Drugs into State Prison

CLEARFIELD – An inmate who smuggled drugs into a state prison by swallowing balloons filled with marijuana and suboxone pleaded guilty Monday during a special sentencing session.

Inmate Gets Lengthy Sentence for Assaulting COs

CLEARFIELD – A state prison inmate received a lengthy sentence Monday for assaulting two corrections officers.

Clearfield School District Settles Girard-Goshen Litigation

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors unanimously approved the settlement of the Girard-Goshen Elementary School roof litigation with the two remaining defendants during a special meeting for legal purposes Tuesday night.

Miller Pleads Guilty for Setting Fire in Hotel Room

CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield woman accused of setting fire to a hotel room pleaded guilty Tuesday in Clearfield County Court.

Former Band Booster Club Treasurer Waives Theft Charges

CLEARFIELD – A Morrisdale woman accused of taking more than $19,600 from the West Branch Band Booster Club waived her right to a preliminary hearing during Centralized Court on Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.

Plea Agreement Reached in Osceola Mills VFW Shooting Case

CLEARFIELD – A Bellefonte man accused of attempted murder was scheduled to appear in Clearfield County Court Wednesday.

Kirk Sent to State Prison for Possessing Gun, Selling Cocaine

CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield woman will be spending time in state prison for possessing a gun and selling cocaine.

Ashley Marie Kirk, 27, 212 E. Cherry St., Clearfield, currently an inmate of the jail, pleaded guilty to possession of firearm prohibited in one case and to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance-cocaine in two, other cases Tuesday in Clearfield County Court.

Police: Man Allegedly Wanted to “Blow Up and Shoot Up the School” in DuBois

DUBOIS – A man has been accused of directing a threat towards the DuBois Area School District, reported DuBois City police.

Charges Held for Court Against Two Inmates in Houtzdale Riot Case

HOUTZDALE – Charges were held for court against two inmates who were allegedly involved with the April riot at the State Correctional Institution at Houtzdale following a preliminary hearing Thursday at Magisterial District Judge James Hawkins’ office.

Lemmo Recognized for Service to Agency
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