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.
RIMERSBURG – Union School District directors gave tentative approval last week to the district’s 2018-19 budget, which relies heavily on reserve accounts to balance the spending plan.
KITTANNING – ACMH announced this week that it is once again the recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that recognizes “superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients…
KITTANNING – “I’m very proud of the staff that we have,” Armstrong County Jail Warden Phil Shaffer said last week following the county commissioners’ proclamation of May 6-12 as National Correctional Officers and Employees Week.
SLIGO – For the second straight month, the Sligo Borough Council and Sligo Borough Authority held two executive hearings related to the hiring of Tim Switzer as a full-time maintenance employee.
CLARION – Clarion University took no chances in planning the official groundbreaking of the $42.7 million Waldo S. Tippin Gymnasium Renovation Project held last Friday.
CLARION – As springtime brings more foot traffic to local streets and sidewalks, state and local safety officials once again came together at one of Clarion Borough’s busiest intersections to raise awareness of pedestrian safety.
NEW BETHLEHEM – After several months without a director at the helm, the Redbank Valley Public Library announced last week that a new director has joined the local facility.
NEW BETHLEHEM – The second annual Redbank Valley Day of Giving will be held on Thursday, May 10 to benefit eight participating charitable organizations who, through their volunteers, are working to improve the Redbank Valley.
CLARION – Susan Boser and Wade Jodun, the two candidates in the U.S. Congressional 15th District in the May 15 Democratic primary election, met for a debate last Thursday night in Clarion and quickly demonstrated that while they both may be qualified for the position and often agree on issue…
CLARION — As springtime brings more foot traffic to local streets and sidewalks, state and local safety officials once again came together at one of Clarion Borough’s busiest intersections to raise awareness of pedestrian safety.
EAST BRADY – In a collaborative effort between East Brady Borough and Bradys Bend Township on Saturday, April 28, a total of 32 local volunteers and 11 probation workers participated in the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania.
RIMERSBURG – All eras converged last Saturday as several dozen supporters and patrons of the Eccles-Lesher Memorial Library celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Main Street facility.
CLARION – The Clarion County Planning Commission made short work of approvals and requests during its April meeting at the County Administrative Building last week.
RIMERSBURG – The hirings of a new high school principal and district business manager were somewhat overshadowed at last week’s meeting of the Union School Board as local residents packed the meeting room to voice concerns on several issues, including school security.
NEW BETHLEHEM – Beginning next month, Redbank Valley Municipal Authority customers should expect an increase in both their water and sewage bills across the board.
KITTANNING – Armstong County officials, along with several dairy farmers from the area, encouraged local residents and businesses last week to learn where the milk and dairy products they consume are being produced.
CLARION – For nearly half a century, its been only a phone call away. It’s there for all emergencies, and answers every call for help by sending assistance in times of need.
NEW BETHLEHEM – In a special meeting of the Redbank Valley School Board Monday night, the seven voting board members unanimously approved a Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) request from superintendent Michael Drzewiecki.
NEW BETHLEHEM – After a meeting full of talk about upcoming summertime events, members of the Redbank Valley Chamber of Commerce elected a new president to lead the group this year.
RIMERSBURG – Fifty years ago, Rimersburg businessman Ralph M. Eccles saw the creation of a library as his way of presenting a gift to the communities that supported his many businesses over the years.
CLARION – Last week’s meeting of the Clarion County Prison Board of Inspectors was jammed packed with discussions on a variety of different jail issues.
CLARION – Clarion County officials are looking to purchase a new trailer for the maintenance department, but initial plans to do so last week were put on hold.
REDBANK TWP. – “The township code doesn’t really address who’s authorized to have keys and who isn’t; so the supervisors as a board would have the authority to set that policy.”
KITTANNING – The adoption of a proclamation for Sexual Assault Awareness Month took a personal and poignant turn last week as the executive director of Armstrong County’s domestic violence advocacy agency shared her own story of a case of abuse from years ago.
SLIGO – It took two executive sessions for Sligo Borough Council and Sligo Borough Authority at their April meetings, but they approved a request from part-time employee Tim Switzer that he be considered for a full-time position and a raise.
CLARION – On April 4, nearly 60 area residents attended “Developing a Survival Mindset: Preparing for an Armed Intruder.” The event, held at the Clarion Mall and sponsored by the Clarion Chamber of Business and Industry, took attendees through possible active-shooter scenarios that are becom…
EAST BRADY – Water system discussions dominated last week’s agenda of the East Brady Borough Council, as council members addressed concerns regarding the water surcharge rate and mentioned a proposed plan to address elevated copper levels detected in some home lines.
NEW BETHLEHEM – Donald J. Cooper, the former pastor of St. Charles Catholic Church in New Bethlehem, and Joseph F. Meisinger of Clarion, were among a list of 51 priests and other Catholic Church employees “credibly accused” of sexual misconduct dating as far back as 1944 in the Diocese of Erie.