PUNXSUTAWNEY GROUNDHOG FESTIVAL JULY 1-7

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Punxsutawney, PA – The 2018 Punxsutawney Groundhog Festival will be held kicks off this Sunday and lasts until Saturday, July 7.

This Sunday, it’s the car cruise and a Christian worship band, Reach The Masses. On Monday, it’s the diaper derby for kids and country music from The Hillbilly Way. Tuesday, there’s a 5K run or 2 mile walk, plus up-tempo pop, rock, and disco music from Tool Shed Jack.

On Wednesday,

 

PENN STATE DUBOIS SPRING 2018 DEAN’S LIST

DuBois, PA – Nearly 200 Penn State DuBois students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, full-time undergraduate students must maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

Dean’s List students are:

 

  • Minor Adams, Brookville
  • Jordan Agosti, Saint Marys
  • Katarina Allison, Munson
  • Cory Anderson, Bellefonte
  • Tory Anderson,

 

FIRST 4TH OF JULY IN PA WITH NEWLY RELAXED FIREWORKS LAWS

first 4th of July relaxed fireworks

Pennsylvania – Fireworks sales are expected to be sky-high for Independence Day in Pennsylvania after state laws relaxed late last year, allowing Pennsylvanians to buy and use any fireworks that comply with federal requirements.

This means that any Pennsylvanian 18 and older can now purchase and use “Class C” or “consumer-grade” fireworks. This includes firecrackers, Roman Candles, bottle rockets, and other fireworks that contain up to 50 milligrams of explosive material at any licensed facility,

 

MAN SENTENCED FOR FLEEING POLICE AFTER SMOKING METH

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Curwensville, PA – A Curwensville man has been sentenced to state prison for fleeing from police after smoking meth.

24-year-old Chancellor Shaw pleaded guilty to felony counts of flight to avoid apprehension and fleeing or eluding police, along with other charges of recklessly endangering another person, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

He was sentenced to four months to two years in state prison,

 

BEAT THE HEAT: TIPS FOR STAYING COOL AND SAFE

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Pennsylvania – It’s going to be nearly record-breaking high temperatures over the weekend, especially this Sunday when temperatures will crack into the 90s with high humidity. Here’s how to beat the heat and stay safe.

Extreme heat caused 7,415 heat-related deaths in the United States from 1999 through 2010. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet many people die each year.

Here are some things you can do to stay cool and keep hydrated from the Center for Disease Control,

 

NEW EDUCATIONAL PA SMART INITIATIVE AS PART OF STATE BUDGET

Gov Tom Wolf PA Smart Budget Education

Harrisburg, PA – After the passage of this year’s state budget, Governor Tom Wolf outlined his PAsmart initiative, which he says will strengthen our schools, build our workforce, and grow our economy.

As a first-of-its-kind $30 million investment, PAsmart will support workforce development through STEM and computer science education, apprenticeships and job training.

Learn more at the Pennsylvania Governor’s website.

“PAsmart is a new and innovative way of connecting people with the training they need for in-demand middle class jobs that employers need,” said Governor Wolf.

 

SUPREME COURT UNION DECISION: PA POLITICIANS’ THOUGHTS

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Washington, DC – The Supreme Court recently ruled that government workers who choose not to join a union cannot be charged for the cost of collective bargaining. What do our lawmakers and politicians in Pennsylvania think?

The Supreme Court vote was predictable 5-4. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion, and the conservatives on the court voted with him.

“Under Illinois law, public employees are forced to subsidize a union, even if they choose not to join and strongly object to the positions the union takes in collective bargaining and related activities.

 

Wilhelmina Zarnick

Wilhelmina M. Zarnick, age 101 of DuBois, passed away on Tuesday, June 26 at Christ the King Manor.

There will be no public visitation.

A memorial service for Wilhelmina Zarnick will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date.

The Baronick Funeral Home and Crematorium is in charge of the arrangements.







 

FOUR PEOPLE IN CLARION COUNTY ARRESTED FOR MAKING METH

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Clarion County, PA – Four people from Clarion County are facing felony charges after police say they were manufacturing meth.

34-year-old Jeremy Carey of Clarion, 28-year-old Rebecca McAninch of Sligo, 22-year-old Roy Anthony of Rimersburg, and 27-year-old Jacob Vasbinder of Rimersburg have all been charged.

All four of them remain in the Clarion County Jail, awaiting preliminary hearings on July 3.

Carey, McAninch, Anthony, and Vasbinder are all facing charges of conspiracy of manufacturing drugs,

 

THE WALL THAT HEALS – OPENING CEREMONY AND BACKGROUND STORY

The Wall That Heals Vietnam Memorial Brockway

Brockway, PA – A traveling Vietnam veterans memorial, called The Wall That Heals, made its way into Brockway and will remain there until Sunday. Learn more about the wall, the meaning behind it, and how local veterans are reacting.

It’s called “The Wall That Heals”… a 3/4-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The wall travels throughout the country and will be stopping in Brockway from June 26 to July 1.