College Access and Affordability
HARRISBURG- As college becomes more expensive, it is harder, if not impossible, for underprivileged students from low income working families to continue their education after graduating from high school.

CDC: Numbers of Kids With Autism Surge
HARRISBURG- The numbers of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders have surged, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and advocates in Pennsylvania are not overly surprised.

Over 100 New Jobs for Clearfield County
SANDY TOWNSHIP- A Colorado based company is bringing over 100 jobs to Clearfield County. White Wave Food Company decided to purchase the former International Custom Products building on Oklahoma Salem Road in Sandy Township.

Local Movie Theater Saved
CLEARFIELD- The Ritz Theater in Clearfield has been saved. The film industry no longer uses film so theaters have had to upgrade to digital. But the cost of upgrading almost closed the theater.

Work on the ‘Blinker Parkway’ Intersection
DuBois – Work to improve the Route 119/322 “Blinker Parkway” intersection in Sandy Township will resume on Monday, April 21. When work is finished, area drivers will be able to travel through a wider intersection with improved visibility and enhanced safety.

School Board Asked to Keep Electives
DuBOIS-As the school board works on the budget they must make difficult decisions on what to cut. At last nights DuBois School Board work session concerned parents teachers and students spoke about what programs they believe are too valuable to loose. They asked the board to consider the real value of elective classes and extracurricular activities when deciding where to make funding cuts.

FOW Turns Himself in
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the fugitive of the week Kody Clayton Best, age 20, of Daisy Street, Clearfield, turned himself in.

Possible Tax Breaks for Volunteer Fire Fighters
HARRISBURG- Responding to a growing shortage of volunteer firefighters, Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) and Senator Sean Wiley (D-49) have joined forces to introduce a bill to give municipalities the power to waive their local earned income tax for volunteer first responders.

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