GANT ICYMI: Week of Dec. 3

GANT’s ICYMI 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.

GANT’s ICYMI will be posted each weekend for your perusal. For most part, it will be filled with local headlines, but every now and again, a state, world or national story will make the list.

DuBois Man to Stand Trial in Robbery Case

DUBOIS – A DuBois man will stand trial for robbing his neighbor’s residence while wearing a ski mask.

McElwee Accused of Assaulting 12-Year-Old Boy

DUBOIS – A DuBois man charged with assault for allegedly slapping a boy so hard he knocked his glasses off waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday during centralized court.

SLIDESHOW: Santa Claus Comes to Downtown Clearfield

CLEARFIELD – Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in downtown Clearfield on Saturday in the YMCA’s Christmas parade. Afterward children were invited inside the YMCA for hot cocoa and cookies, crafts and of course to give Santa their Christmas wishes. The slideshow is courtesy of GANT News photojournalist Steven McDole.

SLIDESHOW: DuBois Brighten the Night

DUBOIS – Members of the DuBois community gathered for its Brighten the Night holiday light-up event Friday. The slideshow is courtesy of GANT News photojournalist Steven McDole.

EXPLOREJEFFERSON: Jury Selection Under Way in Trial for Man Accused of Killing Curwensville Woman

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) — Jury selection is under way for a Clarion man accused of killing a Curwensville woman in March of 2017.

Local Non-Profit Holding Letters from Santa Fundraiser

DUBOIS – A local non-profit organization, First Class Children’s Foundation, is holding a unique fundraiser in the spirt of Christmas.

Clearfield School District to Implement One-to-One Laptop Program

CLEARFIELD – By the 2019-20 school year, every student in grades 9-12 will have a laptop computer at the Clearfield Area Junior-Senior High School.

EXPLOREJEFFERSON: Jury Picked in Trial for Man Accused of Killing Curwensville Woman

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A jury of seven women and five men along with four alternates was picked on Monday for a Clarion man accused of killing a Curwensville woman in March of 2017.

Judge Rejects Plea in Philipsburg Man’s False Imprisonment Case

CLEARFIELD – After reviewing the details of a false imprisonment case against a Philipsburg man, President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman rejected his plea agreement on Monday.

Sandy Supers Vote Down Sale of Municipal Authority to Aqua PA

DUBOIS – On Monday night, the Sandy Township supervisors voted, 3-2, against the sale of the municipal authority and its water and sewer system to Aqua PA.

Clearfield Commissioners Issue Update on Proposed Camp Hope Run Landfill

CLEARFIELD – On Tuesday the Clearfield County Commissioners issued a brief update on the status of the proposed Camp Hope Run landfill.

Main Witness in Madera Murder Case Will Remain in Jail

CLEARFIELD – The main witness in the case against a Madera man charged with murder is asking to be released from jail.

Clearfield Co. Makes Significant Cuts to Budget, Still Faces Over $200K Deficit

CLEARFIELD – Though significant cuts have been made in recent weeks, Clearfield County’s tentative budget still had a deficit of just over $200,000 when it was approved Tuesday.

EXPLOREJEFFERSON: First Day of Ditz Murder Trial Cut Short After Defendant Has ‘Medical Emergency’

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – The first day of the Damien L. Ditz trial on charges of homicide in the death of Katrina Seaburn ended with the trial being recessed early because of the defendant having a “medical emergency.”

Clearfield School Board Reorganizes

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield school board held its reorganizational meeting Monday night.

LT Supers Hear About Tractor-Trailer Traffic on Flegal, Pifer Roads

CLEARFIELD – The Lawrence Township Supervisors held a short meeting Tuesday night.

No Tax Increase in Sandy Twp.’s Preliminary Budget

DUBOIS – On Monday the Sandy Township supervisors approved its preliminary 2019 budget. It will be finalized at a special meeting Dec. 27.

Clearfield Co. to Modify 2014 CDBG Application, Reallocate Funds to Demolition of Old Mahaffey School

CLEARFIELD – On Tuesday the Clearfield County Commissioners approved to reallocate 2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to a Mahaffey demolition project.

Throwback Thursday: Brisbin IOOF Lodge and Gould’s Store

The International Order of Odd Fellows began in Britain as a non-sectarian and charitable organization.  Its lodges spread throughout the United States, especially in the years following the Civil War.

EXPLOREJEFFERSON: Jury Hears Conflicting Statements in Damien Ditz Murder Trial

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – The jury heard hours worth of audio/video testimony from Damien Ditz to Pennsylvania State Police on the second day of the murder trial on Wednesday at the Clarion County Courthouse.

Wolf Administration Announces Investments to Improve Airports

HARRISBURG – Twenty-six airports will make infrastructure and equipment upgrades to maintain safety and expand aviation-related operational and economic opportunities with the assistance of over $6 million in state investments, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday.

Free Naloxone Available on Dec. 13 as Part of Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week

HARRISBURG – The Wolf Administration will provide naloxone for free to any Pennsylvanian who wants it at nearly 80 locations across the state, primarily at state health centers and county/municipal health departments, on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

EXPLORECLARION: Ditz Takes the Stand in his Own Defense

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A very emotional Damien Ditz took the stand in his own defense on Thursday – the third day of his trial in which he is accused of killing his girlfriend, Katrina Seaburn, on March 1, 2017.

EXPLORECLARION: BREAKING NEWS: Ditz Murder Trial in Hands of Jury

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – The Damien Ditz trial is in the hands of the jury.

EXPLORECLARION: BREAKING NEWS: Damien Ditz Found Guilty of Third-Degree Murder in Death of Curwensville Woman

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A Clarion man who shot and killed his girlfriend in March of 2017 was found guilty of murder charges Friday afternoon at the Clarion County Courthouse.

BREAKING: Holtmeyer Now Has the Possibility of Being Released on Parole

CLEARFIELD – An infamous murderer now has the possibility of being released on parole.

 

Shaw Library Issues Memorial List for November
Children’s Aid Society Offers Support Groups

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