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CLARION – Clarion County Commissioners Ted Tharan, Wayne Brosius and Ed Heasley Tuesday morning approved two resolutions to apply for additional funding for the $5 million to $6 million Brady Tunnel, pending legal review.

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EAST BRADY – Just weeks after dozens of residents expressed their concerns about perceived police targeting of area bar patrons, East Brady Borough officials again voiced commitment to the continued service of the New Bethlehem Police Department in the borough.

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SLIGO – With the elimination of contracted police coverage for 10 hours per week by the New Bethlehem Police Department for budget reasons, Sligo Borough Council reviewed one alternative at its recent February meeting.

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SLIGO – Sligo Borough Council and Sligo Borough Authority last Tuesday night interviewed three candidates for a maintenance position during executive sessions and again hired someone who they hope will work out after a series of hires who decided to quit shortly after taking the job.

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SLIGO – Work on 7,000 feet of pressurized sewers started last week, eventually connecting the Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with the Sligo Authority’s wastewater treatment plant along Route 68.

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RIMERSBURG – Imagine being able to design a new house and actually walk around inside of it before even one block is laid or one board is put is into place.

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DELEVAN, N.Y. – Two jam-packed days of fun and worship await the more than 100 local teenagers and adult leaders who will once again travel to Snow Camp at Circle C Ranch the weekend of Feb. 22.

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KITTANNING – A statewide plan to change the Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) was met with resistance last week as Armstrong County officials spoke against the changes that they claim will hurt local residents and the county’s economy.

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KITTANNING – Armstrong County poll workers, as well as local voters, had a chance last week to test out new electronic voting machines from three different companies during an open house at the Kittanning Township Fire Hall.

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KITTANNING – Armstrong County Commissioner Chairman Pat Fabian has announced his bid to seek re-election in the May 21 primary and Nov. 5 general election.

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CLARION – A dream for decades, and years of planning came to fruition this week as the new full-service YMCA facility opened its doors in Clarion County.

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RIMERSBURG – Rimersburg Borough Council brought its membership back up to a full complement of seven council members with the appointment of local businessman Tim Yeany on Monday night.

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RIMERSBURG – Last week’s extreme cold not only caused local schools to call off for a couple of days, but it also caused damages at Union High School that resulted in an additional day off for the school district.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – Returning to a motion that had been tabled at last month’s meeting, the Redbank Valley School Board once again considered the district’s need to further investigate the implementation of a Narcan policy and the development of an administrative procedure to administer such a policy.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – On the same night that the President of the United States gave his State of the Union address, the superintendent of the Redbank Valley School District also looked to the future as he presented his plans and goals to a small crowd gathered at the high school.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – New Bethlehem area residents had the opportunity to interact with the new police chief and two of his officers on Saturday at the Redbank Valley Community Center. Hosted by New Bethlehem Borough Council, the event was aimed at improving the public’s perception of the police d…

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RIMERSBURG – A fight between two Union High School students on Friday ballooned into something much more over the weekend as rumors of threats against the school district spread across social media, causing fearful parents to keep their kids home from school on Monday.

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CLARION – The Clarion County Sheriff’s Department recently received a donation of nearly two dozen new and slightly used deputy jackets, as well as leather equipment for other accessories, from the Berks County Sheriff’s Department.

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CLARION – The Clarion County Sheriff’s Department recently released its annual end-of-the year report, which shows decreases in the number of pistol permits issued by the department in 2018.

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CLARION – Incumbent Clarion County Register and Recorder Greg Mortimer has announced he will seek re-election to his post in the May 21 Republican Primary.

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RIMERSBURG – Faced with stagnant or declining test scores, Union Elementary principal Thomas Minick said last week that schools need to move away from what is not working to new techniques that are more “cutting edge.”

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NEW BETHLEHEM – The Valley Thrift Shop in New Bethlehem has been in the business of helping people in the area for more than three decades — and now the shop is in need of some help of its own.

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CLARION – Family and friends of a Clearfield woman who was was murdered in Clarion County in 2017 turned out en masse last Wednesday at the Clarion County Courthouse to watch as 22-year-old Damien Ditz of Clarion was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in state prison.

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EAST BRADY – Since opening its brick and mortar location nearly two years ago, Steele’s Brushes and Lushes has been East Brady’s go-to art studio for step-by-step painting and craft classes, which now include ceramic painting.

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CLARION – Clarion County’s five-term chief prosecutor, District Attorney Mark Aaron, ended speculation on his future path of public service by announcing his campaign for Judge of the Clarion County Court of Common Pleas.

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STRATANVILLE – Several people spoke in support of Clarion-Limestone teachers at last week’s meeting of the C-L School Board. Teachers have been teaching for 195 days on an expired contract.

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LEECHBURG – Anthony Shea, 52, Major, U.S. Air Force, Retired, has announced his candidacy for Armstrong County Commissioner in the upcoming May 21 primary election.

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HARRISBURG – A Wild and Scenic River that draws legions of anglers, paddlers and other outdoors enthusiasts throughout the seasons, the Clarion River in northwestern Pennsylvania, has been voted the state’s 2019 River of the Year.

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RIMERSBURG – Union School District will part ways with superintendent Jean McCleary at the end of June, after school board members last week voted down a motion to begin contract talks.

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STRATTANVILLE – Last Tuesday night was a historic night for two school districts that often considered each other as rivals as both Clarion-Limestone and Clarion Area approved an agreement for a cooperative football program, along with North Clarion.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – Members of two of New Bethlehem’s clubs told borough officials last week that the increased police presence in the community has been bad for business.

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EAST BRADY – Continuing with a discussion that began just over three weeks ago, East Brady Borough Council members once again heard concerns that an increase in traffic stops by the New Bethlehem Police Department is putting a strain on local businesses.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – When he started several months ago as chief of the New Bethlehem Police Department, Robert Malnofsky Jr. said he met with the leaders of the various communities the department serves, and they all wanted the same thing — better enforcement of laws in their towns.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – Possible equipment replacements in two municipalities dominated much of the discussion at last Thursday’s monthly meeting of the Redbank Valley Municipal Authority.

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KITTANNING – Faced with several multi-million dollar projects, Armstrong County officials announced last week that they will pursue a bond issue to help pay for it all.

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CLARION – Municipalities or groups interested in applying for Clarion County Hotel Tax funding will now have a new set of guidelines to follow.

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TEMPLETON – Beekeepers from Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana counties are looking forward to a day-long seminar on the care and feeding of feral bee colonies to be held at the Belmont Complex in Kittanning on Saturday, Jan. 19. The wild bees are proving to be a more robust option in th…

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CLARION – Drew Welsh, who has served the past eight years as Clarion County’s first assistant district attorney, announced last week that he will seek the Republican nomination for district attorney in the May primary election.

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PAINT TWP. – A Brookville man accused of slashing another patron’s throat at a New Bethlehem bar last fall had all charges held for court following a preliminary hearing on Jan. 11 before District Judge Timothy Schill at the Clarion County Jail.

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CLARION – Clyde “Ed” Heasley, 65, a lifelong resident of Farmington Township, has announced his intention to seek the Democratic nomination for re-election to a four-year term as Clarion County Commissioner in the May 21 primary election.