Sykesville Town Hall Opioid
Sykesville, PA – How do we handle drug abuse and addiction? It’s a question that doesn’t have any simple answer, but officials in Sykesville and the Lions Club took the first step to finding solutions.
They teamed up for the first of what could be ongoing town hall meetings to discuss the opioid epidemic.
The panel speakers ranged from people from the Drug and Alcohol Commission, treatment groups, the county’s drug task force,
DuBois, PA – A Reynoldsville woman is still recovering from an icy crash in December that left her fighting for her life. Continue reading to learn about her benefit dinner and other events in the DuBois area this weekend.
Although Nichelle Matthews is doing much better, her family says that it’s been difficult emotionally for all of them.
The Matthews family has organized a spaghetti benefit dinner this Sunday at Luigi’s Villa in DuBois.
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness month, PASSAGES (the local advocacy agency for survivors of sexual violence), is using the pages of theSpring 2018 newsletter to amplify the voices of survivors of sexual violence and their stories.
If you are a survivor of sexual violence (or a friend/family member of a survivor) that would like to share your story and your path toward healing with other survivors and the community at large, please consider submitting your piece.
Rimersburg, PA – A Reynoldsville woman is facing charges for allegedly stealing a prescription from a home in Rimersburg.
Parole agents tipped off police officers that 46-year-old Julie King had reportedly using people’s medications without their knowledge.
Police arrested King at a Rimersburg home on Feb. 12, where she admitted to using the resident’s Suboxone, an opioid painkiller that is often used for opioid withdrawals and addictions.
She’s also accused of taking prescription anti-nausea medication from a young boy.
CCAAA Chronic Disease Management class
Curwensville, PA – Residents from the Park Avenue Towers in Curwensville got a lesson for how to live happier, healthier lives while dealing with chronic diseases.
The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging gave the resident a Chronic Disease Self-Management classes. They completed six, 2 ½ hour weekly sessions discussing healthy eating, physical activity, medication, stress management, communication, problem solving, decision making, and working with their health care professionals.
Participants engaged in interactive sessions that helped them to build confidence in their abilities to manage their health and maintain active fulfilling lives.
Clearfield, PA – Clearfield Borough Police have been busy with a slew of minor reports.
Just over the past week, residents have called in to report some of the following issues:
- Vehicles that were driving recklessly all over the roadways
- A water heater that had caught fire and was quickly extinguished
- Vehicles stuck in muddy yards
- A child that didn’t seem to be with their parents
- A suspicious person at the driving range that turned out to be an out-of-state visitor who was just walking their dog
Clearfield Police remind you to never be afraid to call in a report for something that is worrying you.
The Clearfield-Jefferson Drug and Alcohol Commission will be discussing the signs and symptoms of drug abuse, concealment, local trends and how to get an employee help.
State Representative Cris Dush will be covering what is happening at the local and state level concerning the opioid crisis. He will also speak about the Cresco marijuana manufacturing plant in Brookville.
Come prepared with any questions you might have.
WHEN: Thursday, February 15,
The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging is offering tax filing services for 2018 for people 55 and older.
Bring your Medicare Cards, or photo ID, social security cards of all persons in your household, current tax records, and a copy of last year’s income tax return with you to the Tax-Aide site. You also need to have a copy of your 2017 property taxes. If you had your taxes done last year,
House fire Hankey Forsythe
Bell Township, PA – A family is left homeless after a fire destroyed their house in Jefferson County early Monday morning.
The fire started around 3 a.m. at a home along Clawson Road in Bell Township, near Punxsutawney.
The house was owned by 44-year-old Thomas Fetterman of Punxsutawney.
The home was rented by 28-year-old Cody Hankey, 28-year-old Kelsee Forsythe, and their two children, an 8-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy.
prostitution human trafficking abuse
Minneapolis – The Super Bowl has commonly been regarded as the single largest human trafficking event in the country – but that claim is now up for debate.
As a sex-trafficking survivor, Theresa Flores founded The S.O.A.P Project. That stands for Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution. She explained the answer might be found online, where most sex trafficking business occurs.
“Numbers don’t lie, and if you go on and check it you’ll see it for yourself that they advertise ‘Super Bowl Special,’