DUBOIS JAYCEES HOLDS ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

DuBois Jaycees Easter Eggs

DuBois, PA – The DuBois City Park was polka-dotted with thousands of colorful eggs on Saturday for the annual DuBois Jaycees free Easter egg hunt!

More than 200 kids, from babies to 10 years old, came out to meet the Easter Bunny and find some candy-filled eggs.

Although it took the Jaycees volunteers more than an hour to hide the eggs, it took the kids only minutes to collect them up!

 

WHAT ARE YOUR EASTER TRADITIONS?

Easter candy

Pennsylvania – If you’re celebrating Easter, we hope you’re doing so in a special and meaningful way!

Many families are celebrating with annual traditions like going to a sunrise church service, having an egg hunt, dying eggs, or giving Easter baskets.

Candy, of course, is another big part of the Easter celebrations. Easter candies tend to fall in either the love ‘em or hate ’em categories for consumers. Both Peeps and Cadbury Eggs can be strongly debated on each side.

 

BROOKVILLE STUDENTS REMINDED OF CONSEQUENCES OF THREATS

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Brookville, PA – Just since the Parkland school shooting in Florida last month, more than a dozen violent threats have been made at schools throughout Jefferson County.

Although most of the threats are made in the high schools, some of them have come from students as young as kindergarteners.

At Brookville, police and judges stopped by the school to make sure that students understand that making a threat is never a funny prank or a joke.

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY GETS GRANT FOR RAILROAD UPGRADES

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Jefferson County, PA – Jefferson County is getting a $2.1 million grant to upgrade the freight railway that runs between Falls Creek and Brookville.

The funding comes from the Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission and will be used for the Brookville branch of the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad.

The grant will provide upgrades for track and bridge portions of the 20-mile branch line between Falls Creek and Brookville. This part of the railroad is used specifically for shipments of Brookville Equipment’s railroad locomotives and restored light rail vehicles,

 

MORE THAN $1 MILLION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AT PENN STATE DUBOIS

Penn State DuBois Open Doors Dr & Mrs David Ross

DuBois, PA – Donors are continuing to “open doors” for students at Penn State DuBois, providing more than $1 million in scholarships.

A number of additional donors have contributed to the current total of $1.2 Million raised for the Open Doors Scholarship program at Penn State DuBois in recent weeks. The unprecedented 2-to-1 matching scholarship program offered by Penn State has extended been extended through June 30, offering donors who make a minimum $30,000 pledge,

 

COMMUNITY ACTION GROUPS FORMS TO COMBAT DRUG DEALERS

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DuBois, PA – A group of people who are frustrated with the drug epidemic in our area have formed an action group, hoping to expose drug dealers and scare them out of our towns.

The problem hits close to home for John Saunders, the organizer of Community Action Against Drug Dealers. He and his wife had been married for more than 20 years and had what he thought was a perfect relationship.

However,

 

FUGITIVE ON DRUG CHARGES: ROBERT MILLER, JR. OF CLEARFIELD

Robert miller Clearfield drug charges

Clearfield, PA – Police are on the lookout for a Clearfield man who is wanted on drug charges.

59-year-old Robert Lee Miller Jr. has a warrant out for his arrest on felony charges for the manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance. The warrant was issued for Miller’s arrest on Feb. 9.

Miller is 5 feet 11 inches tall and about 140 pounds. He has brown hair and green eyes.

 

POLICE IDENTIFIED MAN WHO FLED IN HIGH-SPEED CHASE

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Morris Township, PA – Police are releasing the name of the Morrisdale man who led state troopers on a high-speed chase earlier this week.

32-year-old Lynn Kovach allegedly fled from police when they tried to pull him over on Monday morning in Morris Township.

He damaged multiple properties and also damaged a state police vehicle when he backed into the front of it.

The pursuit eventually ended when the Kovach left the roadway and struck a fence at the intersection of Allport Cutoff and Shiloh Road.

 

SAFE DRIVING TIPS FOR EASTER WEEKEND

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Punxsutawney, PA – As you’re travelling this Easter weekend to spend time with family and friends, make sure you’re driving safely.

There will be more traffic on the roadways, which often leads to more crashes and road rage incidents.

Give yourself extra time to get where you’re going, obey the speed limits, always buckle up, and never do anything that could distract you from driving, such as texting or using your cell phone.

 

GERMANY FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS IN BROCKWAY

Nicola Kampe and Till Teichman German foreign exchange Brockway 2018

Brockway, PA – Foreign exchange students who have been spending a month in Brockway will be heading back home to Germany soon. Continue reading to hear their story, the way the program was started, some of the surprising things they’ve learned, and some of the differences and similarities between Germany and the United States.

Nicola Kampe and Till Teichmann are part of what is called the GAPP (German American Partnership Program) program, which was started in 2011 in Brockway.