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Keep Philadelphia Schools Open, Advance Dollars, House Republicans Urge Governor

July 31, 2014

HARRISBURG – Asking Gov. Tom Corbett to advance the School District of Philadelphia education funding, Speaker of the House Sam Smith (R-Armstrong, Indiana and Jefferson counties) and House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today announced that public pension reform and a bill dealing primarily with the Philadelphia school district will be voted in September.

PPL Electric Utilities Proposes Major New Regional Transmission Project

July 31, 2014

Line would improve reliability and lower costs for millions of electricity users in Mid-Atlantic region

PPL Corporation Reports Second-Quarter Earnings

July 31, 2014

- Second-quarter and first-half earnings from ongoing operations increased 15 percent over 2013

Mirabito: The people spoke and DCNR listened

July 30, 2014

News releases and media advisories from Rep. Mirabito.

Wide variety of presentations await Ag Progress Days visitors

July 30, 2014

Visitors to Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14, can learn a little bit about a lot by attending some of the many informative presentations to be offered by Penn State Extension specialists and agricultural industry experts, according to event organizers.

Gardeners can learn to be pollinator friendly at Ag Progress Days

July 30, 2014

The benefits of creating pollinator-friendly landscapes will be the focus of the Yard and Garden area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14 at Rock Springs.

Food Science student team wins national competition

July 30, 2014

A student team representing the Food Science Department in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently took first place in the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association College Bowl.

Pasto Museum features hand-on demonstrations at Ag Progress Days

July 30, 2014

The Pasto Agricultural Museum will offer hands-on activities incorporated into new exhibits to connect visitors to their agricultural past -- allowing them to grind grain, peel apples and yank rope through pulleys to lift weights, to name a few -- during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14.

Food Science grad student to present research at 2014 SSIB

July 30, 2014

Catherine Shehan, a graduate student in Penn State's Department of Food Science, will present her research on the ways parents influence children’s eating behaviors, at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior on Aug. 2 in Seattle, Wash. more»

Heroin Crisis Facing Pennsylvania Hearing 3

July 29, 2014

CENTER FOR RURAL PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC HEARING
Heroin Crisis Facing Pennsylvania

August 5, 2014
DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness
St. Francis University
Loretto, Pennsylvania

Agenda

9:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks more»

Fleecing Is For Sheep — Not Your Wallet

July 29, 2014

Don’t fall for scammers demanding prepaid debit cards

Multiple thefts, found property reported

2 days 12 hours ago

State police reported multiple thefts in July.  more»

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash

3 days 11 hours ago

A motorcyclist was seriously injured following a crash on July 25.

According to state police, Mitch Logue, 22, of DuBoistown, was traveling east on Route 654 at 5:22 p.m. while a vehicle driven by Patrick Keefe, 40, of Broadway, Virginia, was traveling east, attempting to turn into a driveway. Logue's bike hit Keefe's vehicle as he was making the turn.  more»

4-H event brings 500 youth to University Park campus

July 28, 2014

Drivers are urged to use caution while traveling near East Halls today (July 28) and Wednesday, as approximately 500 youth will be moving into East Halls today and departing on Wednesday afternoon as part of 4-H State Achievement Days.

School of Hospitality Management lends expertise to Nigerian food service execs

July 28, 2014

Oluwatoyin Alabi, president and CEO of a catering company in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, said one of the most valuable things he learned while studying with instructors in Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management (SHM) is how to maximize small spaces without compromising food safety. Now Alabi is determined to share what he’s learned with his team back home.

Girl sends threats over Facebook

5 days 11 hours ago

A 16-year-old Muncy girl is facing juvenile charges for threatening a 15-year-old Hughesville female because she reported a 22-year-old man for rape, state police said. 

The threats were sent repeatedly over Facebook messaging.  more»

Scarnati: State Senate Works Toward Pension Reform

July 25, 2014

HARRISBURG – The State Senate has recently passed bi-partisan legislation to begin reforming Pennsylvania’s pension system by moving members of the General Assembly and other statewide elected officials to a defined contribution plan, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Science, fun merge for youth at Ag Progress Days

July 25, 2014

Hands-on activities designed to be fun, interactive and educational will expose young people to a variety of scientific fields at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14. Displays will engage young visitors in robotics, animal science and health, wildlife ecology and other topics, according to event organizers.

Safe, healthy households the goal of Ag Progress Days 'Family Room'

July 25, 2014

Keeping a family safe, healthy and happy can be a daunting task. But a visit to the Family Room at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14, can help make that job a little easier.

Three injured in 2-vehicle crash

6 days 12 hours ago

State police reported three injured after a crash at 10:10 a.m. July 2 on Blockhouse Road in Jackson Township. 

According to police, a vehicle driven by Melvin Walters, 67, of Hughesville, was traveling diagonally across the northbound lane of Blockhouse road and swerved left directly in front of a vehicle driven by Travis Chapin, 43, of Blossburg.  more»

Mosquito Spraying Set for Delaware County on July 28 and 29

July 25, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, July 28 in portions of Darby, Lansdowne and Yeadon boroughs, as well as the Fernwood Cemetery in Upper Darby Township, ...

Let’s Move! Pennsylvania Conference to address childhood obesity

July 24, 2014

Penn State Extension will offer the Let’s Move! Pennsylvania conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel to help families, communities and schools work together in solving the challenge of childhood obesity.

Let’s Move! Pennsylvania Conference to address childhood obesity

July 24, 2014

Penn State Extension will offer the Let’s Move! Pennsylvania conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel to help families, communities and schools work together in solving the challenge of childhood obesity.

Student Stories: Wildlife grad works to protect elephants in Thailand

July 24, 2014

An elephant roaming free would be a strange sight here in the United States, but in other parts of the world, these gray giants are safer outside of enclosures.

DEP Extends Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program

July 24, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the extension of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which will continue to provide $2,000 rebates for 500 additional large-battery ...

DEP to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Natural Gas Compressor Station in Milford

July 24, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public hearing on Monday, Aug.18, to discuss the Air Quality Plan Approval application submitted by Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC to modify ...

4-H and State Council

July 23, 2014

Well I guess my 4-H and State Council is almost coming to an end. About nine years ago I joined the Pioneer Valley 4-H Club where my sister was in before I joined. When I first joined 4-H I know that for my projects I wanted to do cooking to start and each year I would do a new project. more»

Two involved in motorcycle crash

1 week 1 day ago

Two men were injured as a result of a two vehicle motorcycle accident on July 19 on Route 44 in Waterville, state police reported.  more»

Funding Approved for Williamsport Municipal Water Authority

1 week 2 days ago

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that a $9 million investment in Lycoming County will address existing water infrastructure needs and improve the health and welfare of area residents. more»

Funding Approved for Williamsport Municipal Water Authority

July 22, 2014

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that a $9 million investment in Lycoming County will address existing water infrastructure needs and improve the health and welfare of area residents. more»

Pennsylvania Auditor General issues stern critique of Department of Environmental Protection's handling of natural gas industry

July 31, 2014

Benefits of shale gas drilling “cannot come at the expense of the public's trust, health and wellbeing.” more»

Officials Announce State Funding for Pollution, Sediment Reduction Project

July 22, 2014

HARRISBURG – State officials today announced an $821,212 low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure and Investment Authority (PENNVEST) that will assist a Union County dairy operation with pollution and sediment reduction efforts. more»

Sen. Yaw Applauds Funding for Rural Firefighters

July 22, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) today announced the recipients of state firefighter grants in Bradford, Lycoming and Susquehanna counties, according to State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23). more»

DEP Announces Settlement with Pittsburgh Area Contractor and Associated Builders and Contractors

July 22, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has reached an innovative settlement with Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Pennsylvania (ABC) and R. A. Glancy and Sons, Inc. (Glancy) regarding ...

Auditor General Performance Report Validates DEP's Work Regarding Unconventional Gas Drilling Activities

July 22, 2014

The Auditor General’s Office today released the Special Audit of DEP’s Performance in Monitoring Potential Impact to Water Quality from Shale Gas Development for the period 2009 through 2012, ...

Morris man dies in mowing accident

1 week 3 days ago

According to Lycoming County Coroner, Charles Keissling, on Sunday, July 20, 2014, John E. Johnston, a 52 year old man from Oregon Hill Rd., Morris, PA was attempting to exit a tractor and brush hog he had been operating, when he apparently knocked the tractor into gear.  more»

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