GANT RELOAD: Week of Dec. 5

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.

Two People Accused of Possessing Heroin after Leaving Suspected “Drug House” Appear for Hearings

DUBOIS – Two people accused of possessing heroin after they left a suspected “drug house” were scheduled for preliminary hearings Friday during centralized court.

SWAY SLIDESHOW: Santa Arrives in Downtown Clearfield

CLEARFIELD – Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived to downtown Clearfield Saturday by fire truck during the YMCA’s Christmas parade. The SWAY Slideshow is courtesy of GANT News photojournalist Steven McDole.

Bricen to Stand Trial for Allegedly Brandishing Gun in Convenience Store

DUBOIS – A Penfield man will stand trial for allegedly brandishing a gun in a convenience store.

Jason Thomas Bricen, 38, is charged with terroristic threats, simple assault, driving under the influence and three traffic summaries.

Clinton Accused of Possessing Crystal Meth

DUBOIS – Drug charges have been filed against a DuBois man for allegedly possessing crystal meth.

LT Police: Local Grinch Stole Christmas Decorations

CLEARFIELD – Lawrence Township police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a local Grinch who stole Christmas.

Two People Plead Guilty in DuBois Break-in

CLEARFIELD – Two people charged with breaking into a DuBois home and taking more than $68,000 worth of items pleaded guilty Monday in Clearfield County Court.

Jordan Sentenced on Lesser Charge in Assault Case

CLEARFIELD- A state trooper acquitted of aggravated assault and terroristic threats after a recent trial was sentenced for a lesser charge Tuesday in Clearfield County Court.

LT Police Commended for Efforts to Find Missing Teen

CLEARFIELD – The Lawrence Township police and supervisors last night thanked the efforts of all who worked to find a missing teen recently. 

Rioting Inmate Who Refused to Appear in Courtroom for Sentencing Hearing Gets 35-70 Years in Prison

CLEARFIELD – An inmate involved in a riot at SCI Houtzdale refused to appear in court for his sentencing hearing Tuesday during sentencing court in Clearfield County.

Clearfield County’s Preliminary Budget Raises Taxes by 3.5 Mills

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Commissioners unanimously approved the 2017 preliminary budget with a 3.5-mill tax increase at Tuesday’s workshop meeting.

Community Leaders Bring Real-World Education to Local Classrooms

DUBOIS – Today’s youth need inspiration, hope and the opportunity to learn life skills that will engage them in their education and better prepare them for life after graduation.

Osceola Mills Man Accused of Threatening Women, State Troopers with Chainsaw Waives Charges

CLEARFIELD – An Osceola Mills man accused of threatening two women and state troopers with a running chainsaw waived the charges to court at his preliminary hearing Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.

CASD Reorganizes, Takes Action on Former Middle School Demolition and Hears Financial Results

CLEARFIELD – Larry Putt was retained as board president and Mary Ann Jackson as vice president during last night’s Clearfield area school board meeting. Beard Legal Group remains as solicitor and Kayla Caragein as board secretary. 

Santa’s Elves Redecorate Little Christmas Tree on Railroad Bridge

CLEARFIELD – After a Grinch undecorated a little Christmas tree, Santa’s elves – with the greatest glee – replenished its branches with new trimmings.

Continental Carbonic Land Development Plans Under Review

CLEARFIELD – Plans are under review for a new industry coming to Clearfield Borough.

Clearfield Borough CDBG Money to be Used for Stinky Run Project

CLEARFIELD – While it may not have been what they originally planned, Clearfield Borough has big improvements in store for the borough using Community Block Grant allocations.

Pennsylvania Secretary of State: Make Your Holiday Donations Count by Being Informed about Charitable Organizations
Geisinger Study Finds Opioids Not Helpful in Treating Chronic Pain

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