SLIGO – The Sligo Borough Council and the Sligo Borough Authority moved a little closer to hiring a full-time public works employee with the announcement that two people applied for the position and interviews were scheduled.
DUBOIS – Penn Highlands Healthcare announced last Friday a $111 million master facilities plan, that will create approximately 400 jobs across the region over the next three years.
DUBOIS – Penn Highlands Healthcare officials last week provided details of a three-year $111 million major expansion and renovation project, which includes the addition of a new outpatient facility in Clarion County.
CLARION – Clarion County Commissioners held their regularly scheduled public meeting Tuesday morning in the Main Street Administrative Building and also announced some changes in position descriptions and titles.
HAWTHORN – An estimated 160 entrants floated down Red Bank Creek from Summerville to Hawthorn on Sunday, June 3. The third-annual Hawthorn Volunteer Fire Department Kayak Poker Run is a major fundraiser for the organization, attracting participants from as far away as Lancaster County.
TEMPLETON – Many local homes and businesses are sure to face sweltering temperatures this summer, and with that comes a need for relief through air conditioning. One local HVAC service technician’s newly created business venture looks to meet that need as well as others.
ART AND MUSIC filled the air at the Redbank Valley Public Library’s annual Art in the Park event in New Bethlehem’s Gumtown Park on Sunday, June 10. Among the many activities — including fire truck rides, live entertainment and art displays — Ellie Truitt of Distant (left) crafted her own wo…
CLARION – The Clarion Area Agency on Aging (AAA) recently welcomed the public to its new offices at 16 Venture Lane along Route 322, between Clarion and Strattanville.
SOUTH BETHLEHEM – South Bethlehem Borough Council held its regular meeting on Monday, June 4. Agenda items discussed included ongoing street and sidewalk projects, the handling of abandoned vehicles and updating existing ordinances.
LAWSONHAM – Construction for Lawsonham Road (SR 2009 and SR 1003) bridge, spanning Red Bank Creek and connecting Madison Township (Armstrong County) with Madison Township (Clarion County), is scheduled to begin as part of the PennDOT’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
HARRISBURG – The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education last week unanimously selected Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Central Michigan University, to be the next president of Clarion University of Pennsylvani…
RIMERSBURG – With the school year ending and students of all ages enjoying field trips through out the region, one local group of students is poised for a trip of a lifetime.
NEW BETHLEHEM – After several years of holding its signature Art in the Park event in May, the Redbank Valley Public Library will shift the festivities in Gumtown Park to this Sunday, June 10.
SOUTH BETHLEHEM – Following reports last week that ARC Manor would soon close its drug and alcohol treatment programs in Clarion, the Primary Care Center in South Bethlehem and ACMH Hospital have issued a clarification about the report first issued by ARC.
RIMERSBURG – Fire hydrants throughout Rimersburg Borough and surrounding townships will be getting a facelift this summer as borough officials turn their attention to caring for the aging equipment.
NEW BETHLEHEM – Area residents who plan to use the Red Bank Creek as part of their summer activities are urged to keep a watchful eye for territorial wildlife.
NEW BETHLEHEM – About 500 area residents and visitors braved heat, humidity and the threat of thunderstorms last Sunday to enjoy the Leatherwood Church’s 11th annual Tractor Sunday celebration in Porter Township, near New Bethlehem.
NEW BETHLEHEM – In the wake of a failed tax increase referendum, and faced with a looming budget deficit, the Redbank Valley School Board voted Monday evening to furlough two staff members and reduce curricular offerings.
NEW BETHLEHEM – Redbank Valley High School recently announced its top students for the Class of 2018. These two students will address their peers, faculty members, parents and friends during the graduation ceremony on Friday, June 1.
CLARION – The start of summer may mean endless days of fun in the sun, but it also brings the possibility of inclement weather with the potential to cause damage to homes and other property.
RIMERSBURG AREA VETERANS bow their heads during Monday’s Memorial Day program at the Rimersburg Cemetery in remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for America. Despite the heat, several hundred people were in attendance at Monday’s program. For more photos, see Page B-12.
NEW BETHLEHEM – With voters recently shooting down attempts by the Redbank Valley School District to raise property taxes, the president of the school board said yesterday (Tuesday) that staffing and program cuts are being discussed to offset the district’s rising expenses.
CLARION – Updates on two large-scale projects were served last week as part of the Blueprint Community Breakfast — a tasty event with a dash of optimism for those wanting information on a new senior housing project and the new full-service Clarion County YMCA now under construction.
NEW BETHLEHEM – A humid, sunny morning met the nearly 100 area residents, veterans and elected officials who gathered in New Bethlehem’s Gumtown Park last Saturday for the Memorial Day program.
EMLENTON – Emclaire Financial Corp., the parent holding company of The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton, and Community First Bancorp Inc., the holding company of Community First Bank, announced last week that they have entered into a merger plan providing for the acquisition of Community by…
PUTNEYVILLE – Two weeks ago, gardeners and greenhouses were frantically covering plants or moving them under cover as nighttime temperatures dipped into the 20s and 30s. On Memorial Day, the mercury soared to near 90 degrees. It has been a wild ride.
RIMERSBURG – Youth baseball fields have come alive in recent weeks, but many spectators focused on the games and players don’t realize that the real MVP is behind the scenes.
MAHONING TWP. – A number of veterans dating back to as far as the Civil War, along with their family members and neighbors, can rest in peace a little easier these days now that their once-abandoned cemetery has been restored.
REDBANK TWP. – A former New Bethlehem man is facing more than 1,500 charges of rape stemming from multiple incidents dating back to Oct. 2, 2009 at a residence in Redbank Township (Clarion County).
STRATTANVILLE – On Friday, May 11, nearly 30 fifth and sixth grade girls in the Clarion-Limestone School District participated in a supervised lock-in at the elementary school to celebrate girl empowerment.
CLARION – The Clarion County Planning Commission at its May meeting authorized a variety of letters of support and approved preliminary and final land development applications, including preliminary approval for construction of a 3,040-square-foot building in Clarion Township that would repl…
NEW BETHLEHEM – Last Wednesday may have meant the last day of school for Little Bird Preschool’s Class of 2018, but it also marked the beginning of a new era for the school’s long-time director.
CLARION – With contraband smuggling a growing concern at the Clarion County Jail, officials once again last week discussed the possibility of incorporating an X-ray body scanning machine at the Paint Township facility.
CLARION – Clarion University’s Council of Trustees voted unanimously last week to recommend two candidates for university president to the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
I have to admit it. Tractor Sunday, over the years, has produced some of the most interesting conversations that I have gotten to have — and some of the weirdest looks as well. When people find out that you are having a Tractor Show at church, it does not seem to compute with them right away…
DISTANT – A local elected official, the area’s police chief and several prominent business people will be among a group of volunteers who are auctioning off a chance to shave their heads for a good cause.
CLARION – Standing as a visual reminder of its impact on county business, governance and private life, the Clarion County Courthouse has been one of the most recognizable and continuously active buildings in the county for more than a century.
CLARION – It may be the smallest municipality in Clarion County, but Brady Township topped the minds of county officials earlier this week as the commissioners offered support for two different projects in the area.