CLEARFIELD — For decades, Robin Clark has volunteered and worked in various roles serving Clearfield County residents who have fallen on hard times. On Wednesday, she was honored by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with a Certificate of Recognition for her efforts.

CLEARFIELD — Like most college students, Heather Capezzuti, of DuBois, has been navigating college life through a pandemic. The experience, though, for the Lock Haven University nursing senior and soon-to-be graduate was not “typical,” given COVID-19. It was just one of several “uncommon” ch…

PUNXSUTAWNEY –Members of the Oliver Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fully involved structure fire Thursday around 4:30 p.m.

The Clearfield County Fair board announced the evening grandstand lineup this year, which will feature the classic rock band Foreigner, the rap and country stars Blanco Brown and Warren Zeiders, truck and tractor pulls — and for the first time, evening harness racing.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — A Punxsutawney man is being held in the Jefferson County Jail after allegedly fleeing from police because of an active arrest warrant.

BROOKVILLE –Magisterial District Judge Gregory Bazylak presided over the following preliminary hearings May 12 and 13.

DuBOIS — A former administrator and CEO of Christ the King Manor in DuBois has been criminally charged in connection with a pattern of racketeering activity resulting in a financial loss of more than $169,000 to the nursing home.

JOHNSONBURG — Magisterial District Judge James Martin presided over preliminary hearings May 11.

BROOKVILLE — Trailing 6-1 after two innings against the St. Marys Flying Dutchmen and standout pitcher Christian Coudriet, the Brookville Raiders baseball team went to work.

BROCKWAY — The St. Marys Dutchmen boys tennis team swept the Brockway Rovers, 7-0, on Friday afternoon.

ST. MARYS — St. Marys Lady Dutch softball pitcher Kendall Young pitched a six-inning no-hitter Friday on Senior Night as the Lady Dutch took a 10-0 win over Warren.

JOHNSONBURG — The Johnsonburg Rams baseball team picked up an 8-0 win over Brockway on Friday afternoon.

NEW BETHLEHEM — Two meet records were shattered Thursday at the annual Redbank Valley Invitational, the final event of the regular season which drew several area teams including DuBois, DuBois Central Catholic, Brookville, Redbank Valley, Punxsutawney and Clarion-Limestone

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