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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 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

3 weeks 3 days ago

State police reported multiple thefts in July.  more»

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash

3 weeks 4 days 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

3 weeks 6 days 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»

Three injured in 2-vehicle crash

4 weeks 6 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, ...

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

4 weeks 2 days 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

4 weeks 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

August 22, 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

4 weeks 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»

Governor, State Officials and Energy Leaders Cut Ribbon on Construction of Kentucky’s First Carbon Capture Pilot System

July 21, 2014

LG&E and KU Energy, UK Center for Applied Energy Research, Department of Energy and Carbon Management Research Group partner to place carbon capture research system at E.W. Brown Generating Station

DEP to Hold Public Meeting, Hearing on Former Lock Haven Laundry Property in Clinton County

July 21, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting and public hearing to discuss plans to clean up solvent contamination at the former Lock Haven Laundry property on Bellefonte ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for Lycoming County on July 23

July 21, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments during the evening hours of Wednesday, July 23, in Loyalsock, Lycoming and Old Lycoming townships, Lycoming County, to control adult mosquito ...

Mirabito Applauds Court Decision Restoring Private Property Rights

4 weeks 6 days ago

HARRISBURG, July 18 – State Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Lycoming, applauded the Commonwealth Court opinion stating that the Public Utility Commission does not have the authority to review local drilling ordinances or to withhold impact fees from municipalities. more»

It's Fair Time!

July 19, 2014

Well it's that time of year again can't beleive it has been one whole year. It's fair time once again for most people its a chance to get outta the house and have a little fun but for everyone in 4-H and FFA its that time of year to show off our hard work and see how it pays off in the end. They say farming is a gamble and that is very true. more»

Senators Scarnati and Pileggi Comment on the Passing of Senator Hank Salvatore

July 18, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9) issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Senator Hank Salvatore: more»

Scarnati Announces $1.2 Million Awarded for 25th District Airport Grants

July 18, 2014

Three airports in the 25th Senatorial District will receive a total of $1,225,754 in grants to improve safety and operations, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati explained that the grants are being awarded to airports in Clinton, Elk and Jefferson counties.  Funding for the grants comes from PennDOT’s Aviation Development Program and a Federal Block Grant Program. more»

Mirabito Says PennDOT Hiring Temporary Employees

5 weeks 22 hours ago

HARRISBURG, July 17 – State Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Lycoming, wants area residents to know that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is hiring temporary employees for its Winter Maintenance Program, which will run from September through April.  more»

Hearing Rescheduled for Hilcorp Application for Gas Well Spacing Units

July 18, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that hearing officer Michael Bangs has rescheduled the public hearing sessions on an Application for Gas Well Spacing Units, or spacing ...

Fugitive traveling with county fair taken into custody

5 weeks 1 day ago

When state police Montoursville investigated an incident at Big Dogs Bar, 5010 Route 220, Wolf Township, they found a fugitive. 

Police ran a background check on Anthony Hoppe, 33, of Pittsburgh, and found an active warrant out of the Pittsburgh area. Hoppe was in the area with the county fair.  more»

Smith Issues Statement on Grant being named Outstanding Fair Ambassador

July 17, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) issued the following statement upon the announcement that Jim Grant was named an “Outstanding Fair Ambassador” by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Governor Tom Corbett Announces Investments in 35 Airports, Includes Our Area

5 weeks 1 day ago

Investments in 35 Airports to Upgrade Facilities, Support more than 2,600 Jobs

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today announced that an $18 million state and federal investment will improve safety and operations at 35 Pennsylvania airports that support more than 2,600 jobs. more»

What's Next?

July 16, 2014

Where do I begin with an experience like this. Council has been everything I hoped it would be and more. From training, to SLC, and my very first every Capital Days it was surreal. I learned more about myself, parliamentary procedure, and the 4-H program than I could have ever dreamed of.  But the real question is what's next. more»

PPL Electric Utilities Retains Highest Ranking in Residential Customer Satisfaction

July 16, 2014

Ranks highest among large utilities in the eastern U.S. in J.D. Power study

Federal, State Officials Applaud Investment at Bradford County Airport

July 16, 2014

HARRISBURG – Federal and state officials today applauded the announcement made by the Corbett Administration that the Bradford County Airport will receive approximately $960,555 in federal and state funding in order to acquire land and construct a new taxiway. more»

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