|Harvests up 3% Statewide in 2013-14|
Pennsylvania Game Commission reported that, in the state’s 2013-14
seasons, hunters harvested an estimated 352,920 deer – an increase of about 3
percent compared to the previous seasons’ harvest of 343,110.
|DuBois Man Sentenced for Operating Meth Lab|
DuBOIS- A DuBois man has been sentenced to
state prison for operating a meth lab. District Attorney William Shaw Jr.
identified the defendant as 53 year old Steven Sunealitis, of South Main Street,
DuBois. On May 13 an Agent from the
Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole discovered evidence of
methamphetamine production while conducting a routine home visit at the
residence of Sunealitis.
|FOW- Paul Ulrich Surrendered|
CLEARFIELD- The Fugitive of the week announced Monday has
voluntarily surrendered. 32 year old Paul Eugene Ulrich, of Johnston was added
to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list for failing to appear for
court after he was charged with thefts from 2 Clearfield businesses. He
surrendered Monday and was taken to Clearfield County Jail.
|Safety Changes in Brockway|
Brockway Area School Board learned last night the district will be awarded a
Safe Schools Grant to improve school security. The $25,000 grant, among other
things, will be used to install new outdoor LED lighting around the elementary
and high schools.
|Universities may Break-away from State System|
State Senators from both sides of the aisle have thrown their support behind
legislation that would allow financially secure universities to break away from
the State System of Higher Education.
|Anonymous Tip Leads to FOW Capture|
– On March 6th Police apprehended a fugitive, 30 year old James Casey Lockett,
of Ramey, who was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list in
October. He failed to appear for court after being charged with stealing an
ATV. An anonymous tip to the Clearfield County Crime Stoppers provided police
with Lockett’s location at a residence in Madera. Lockett attempted to flee the
residence. Police were able to apprehended Lockett, and he was taken into
|Report: Three-Year PA Job Growth Lags|
HARRISBURG- While many states have watched their economies improve since the
recession ended, a new report reveals a different story in Pennsylvania - one
in which the state has watched job growth plummet to among the worst in the
|Three Hopefuls file for Governor Ballot|
HARRISBURG(AP) — The first candidates for Governor to file petitions to get on the
May 20 primary ballot are Democrats John Hanger and Jack Wagner and Republican
|Penn State Board of Trustees Reform|
HERSHEY- A state
lawmaker from Luzerne County says while Penn State University’s Board of
Trustees has adopted a series of reforms, the board hasn’t gone far enough and
the state legislature needs to step in and make the necessary changes.
|FOW- Paul Ulrich|
CLEARFIELD- The Fugitive of the Week is Paul
Eugene Ulrich of Grove Avenue, Johnston. A warrant
was issued for Ulrich after he failed to appear for court February 20.
Police say Ulrich and two other individuals unlawfully
removed items from a store on Plaza Drive in Clearfield in September and they previously took items from another Clearfield
|Competition for Governor|
HARRISBURG (AP) — Candidates for Pennsylvania governor and lieutenant governor who are
seeking to compete in the state's May 20 primary must turn in their nomination
petitions by Tuesday.
|Teenager Reported Missing Sunday|
Clearfield State Police are looking for a missing 16-year-old boy from
Woodland. Police say Philip Brown Jr. was last seen in the area of Madera
around 3 pm yesterday, in a residence on Shiloh road in Bradford Township.
|State College Apartments Robbed|
COLLEGE- Police are investigating the connection between burglaries at
apartment complexes in downtown State College. State College Police say unknown
suspects entered the Meridian Apartments Friday morning during a fire alarm and
stole an unknown amount of items.
|Anti-Immigrant Ordinance in PA Dies in High Court|
HAZLETON - The U.S. Supreme Court has
refused to hear the case of anti-immigrant ordinances passed by a Pennsylvania
city in 2006 but deemed unconstitutional by lower courts.
|Does Solar Program's Sundown Cast Shadow on PA Renewables?|
HARRISBURG - A program introduced five years ago to fund solar programs in
Pennsylvania is now out of money, but advocates say that hasn't plunged the
industry into darkness across the state.
|Police Find Improperly Shipped Seafood|
DuBois State Police seized a truck load of seafood on Thursday because it was
improperly transported. A commercial vehicle was stopped for a marking
violation and during an inspection officers noticed the seafood was not being
kept at a safe temperature.
|Seatbelt Enforcement in Brookville|
Buckle up! The Brookville Borough Police Department announced they are
participating in a state wide seat belt enforcement mobilization now through March
21st. They will be at the Brookville Junior high school on Monday during
arrival for an informational activity as part of this enforcement.
|Pa. Man Appealing Weapons Term in Dog Shooting|
BELLEFONTE,(AP) — A central Pennsylvania man serving five to 10 years in prison for
illegally possessing a weapon while shooting his dog is appealing, claiming his
criminal record shouldn't have barred him from owning a gun.
|US House Committee Looking Into Roadside Survey|
chairman of the House transportation committee says he wants to make sure a
federal roadside survey on drinking and drugged driving is being conducted
appropriately after motorists complained about being forced off the road and
asked to participate.
|Address Sign Requirement Considered in Brockway|
council last night discussed a proposed ordinance that would require the
posting of addresses for emergency purposes.
|Bill Alleviating Propane Shortages, Supply Disruptions|
D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a series of
legislative measures that will improve energy efficiency and decrease home
heating and electricity costs, including the Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through
Transportation (HHEATT) Act , which addresses recent propane
shortages and supply disruptions.
|Pa. Liquor Board OKs Tavern Gambling License|
Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania liquor regulators are giving their permission for the
first license for a tavern in the state to operate small games of chance.
|Saturday: Kids Build Their Own Soap Box Derby Cars|
DuBOIS- The DuBois Area Soap Box Derby committee is looking
for drivers for our 2014 race season. All Boys and Girls ages 7-18 are welcome
to join our team. They have four divisions: Stock, Super Stock, Masters, and our
Super Kids Classic.
|Water Park in Brookville|
Brookville Council last night debated moving forward on a proposed recreational
project for the borough. Following suggestions from residents at the borough's
recent town hall meeting, council's community resources committee proposed
pursuing a grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural
Resources to help develop a water park.
|Special Veteran Notation on Driver's Licenses|
Pennsylvania military veterans can now have their service noted on state
driver's licenses, offering them a way to demonstrate their status if they
don't have military ID handy.
|Reason to Smile: More PA Kids Expected to See the Dentist|
HARRISBURG - It is the most common chronic childhood disease, and across Pennsylvania
and the nation some new requirements could help take a bite out of kids' tooth
|Man Dies in Kayaking Accident|
TOWNSHIP- A man died while Kayaking over the weekend in Clearfield County.
Punxsutawney state police said they responded to a water rescue in progress along
Route 219 in Burnside Township.On March 1, 48 year old, Edward Aaron Heberling Jr.,
of Westover PA, was in the West branch of the Susquehanna when his kayak tipped
him over and he was thrown into the swift moving, freezing water.
|March is Declared "Problem Gambling Awareness Month"|
Senate Resolution 299 designates March 2014 as "Problem Gambling Awareness
Month" in Pennsylvania, and marks the first national "Problem
Gambling Awareness Month," an expansion of the National Council on Problem
Gambling's previous week long campaign to a month-long campaign.
|FOW- Shae Delgrosso|
The fugitive of the week for the week of March 3rd is wanted for
failing to appear in court for 2 different charges. Police say in October 20-year-old,
Shae Austin Delgrosso of Smith Street, Clearfield and 2 other people stole items
from a car valued at $289.
|Arrests down again for PSU's State Patty's Day|
COLLEGE (AP) — State College police say arrests were down by about half
during the unofficial Penn State drinking holiday known as State Patty's Day.
|Revolutionary Machine at Hahne Regional Cancer Center|
DuBOIS - Penn Highlands Healthcare announced today
that it has made a significant investment toward improving cancer care for its
patients. Hahne Regional Cancer Center has acquired the TrueBeam system, an
innovative system that enables a radically different approach to treating
cancer with image-guided radiotherapy.
|PennDOT Ready to Repair Roads and Bridges|
On the final day of budget hearings for 2014, the Senate Appropriations
Committee heard from PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch.
|Public pensions cast long shadow over Pa. budget|
HARRISBURG(AP) — A major challenge facing Gov. Tom Corbett as he tries to get a state
budget approved is figuring out what changes can pass the Legislature for the
two large public-sector pension plans that cover state government and public
|Clean Up Planned for House on Cemetery Hill|
Snyder Township supervisors have begun to develop a plan for cleaning up the
Lees’ property on Cemetery Hill which was found to contain a meth lab last
September. The situation had turned
violent leading to the critically wounding of PA State Trooper Brad Wilson, the
subsequent death of Kenneth Lees, Sr. and the arrest of Kenneth Lees, Jr. on
charges of fleeing the area and eluding capture.
|Drug Manufacturer from Cemetery Hill Charged|
BROCKWAY- Charges have been filed against Kenneth Raymond Lees Jr. for manufacturing controlled substances in his
home on Cemetery hill road in Brockway.
|Reminder: Check Your Child's Car Seat|
HARRISBURG - Your car will remind you to
check the oil, but experts say it's also important to check what's carrying
your most precious cargo. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said
child deaths in car crashes have declined by 43 percent over 10 years, but
there's still work to do, because for one in three fatalities for children ages
12 and under, the child was not properly restrained.
|New Delta Mu Sigma Members|
- The Delta
Mu Sigma Honor Society at Penn State DuBois has inducted 36 new members for the
Spring 2014 semester. Total membership
in the society is now approaching 300 current students.
|Worries About Budget Cuts for the Agriculture Department|
PA Agriculture Secretary George Grieg talked about his budget with the
Appropriations Committee. Sen. Schwank praised the department for what it is
able to do with limited resources. She pointed out that just 4 million dollars
could restore most of the cuts that have been made to the department's
|FOW James O’Dell Voluntarily Surrendered|
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr. identified the Fugitive of the week as James Edward
O’Dell, age 47, of Turnpike Avenue, Clearfield, Pennsylvania. O'Dell turned himself in shortly after being added to the the Clearfield County
Fugitive of the Week list on February 25, 2014.
|DuBois THON Helps Top 2 Records|
– Evan Aravich and Jessica Metzger can finally rest. The designated Penn State DuBois THON dancers
both lasted through the entire 46 hour dance marathon at the Bryce Jordan
Center this weekend. Along the way, they helped to break two THON records.
|110 Schools Receive $2.6 Million in Safe School Grants|
of 110 school districts in Pennsylvania have been selected to receive
Pennsylvania school safety grants totaling $2.6 million, according to Senator
Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). Clearfield, Curwensville, DuBois, Saint Marys, Brockway and Brookville School Districts are among the 110 receiving the grant.
|Fire at the DuBois Country Club|
DuBOIS- Police noticed flames coming from the DuBois Country Club around 2 am
this morning. As of 5:30 this morning the fire was under control and firefighters
were working on a few remaining hotspots.
|Keep On Trucking, with Less Pollution, on PA Roads|
- Big trucks making their way across Pennsylvania will be held to tighter fuel
standards in the coming years. President Obama has directed federal agencies to
develop higher fuel-efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by
March of 2016.
|Penn Highlands Healthcare Announces Rebranding|
DuBOIS- Thomas Gasbarre, board chairman, announced
today that in order to publicly solidify its network of services, Penn
Highlands Healthcare will change the names and logos of its four hospitals to
reflect the Penn Highlands brand.
|Campus, Community Support THON with Sendoff Event|
– The Penn State DuBois THON Dancers, Evan Aravich and Jessica Metzger, were
sent off to the world's largest student-run philanthropy event in style
Thursday night, with the THON Dancer Sendoff in the student union. The event included a hair auction, which
raised $1,680 for the cause. In all, the
Penn State DuBois THON Committee raised $15,643 to contribute to the university-wide
total this year, surpassing its $15,000 goal.
|Two Third-Party Candidates for Governor|
(AP) — At least two third-party candidates are planning to run for governor
against the Republican and Democratic nominees.
|DuBois City Police Department Monthly Reports|
DuBOIS- The DuBois
City Police Department released their monthly report for December 2013 and
|Local Schools to Host Financial Aid Completion Sessions|
There are two upcoming Financial Aid Completion
Sessions for district high school students and their
families, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).
|Groups Say Immigrant Detention Policy Doesn’t Go Far Enough|
- Mayor Michael Nutter is preparing to sign an order pulling back on an
agreement to let undocumented immigrants who are arrested in the city be
detained by federal agents.
|Lane Restrictions on I-80 Westbound for Crash Clean-Up|
CLEARFIELD– PennDOT advises motorists that a
pair of temporary lane restrictions have been put in place on Interstate 80 westbound
in Clearfield County.
The restrictions are between the Penfield exit and DuBois exit from mile-marker
107 to mile-marker 105.5 and from mile-marker
128 to mile-marker 127.