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July 2, 2014

Hey PA 4-H!!!!
So apparently at the end of this month we have to take off our jackets and hand over our offices!?!?! No one told me this!!! So I have a question; can we just repeat this year? This year was truly one of the best years of my life and I just want it to keep going!!! And because of this, I decided to make a list of the top 5 reasons why I love state council. more»

Heroin: Combating this Growing Epidemic in Rural Pennsylvania

July 2, 2014

What: The Center for Rural Pennsylvania has announced four public hearings to be held across Pennsylvania to solicit testimony on the increased use of heroin and other opioids. more»

Roush named new dean of College of Agricultural Sciences

July 2, 2014

Penn State announced today (July 2) that Richard Roush will be the new dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, pending approval by the University Board of Trustees at its July 11 meeting. His appointment is effective Oct. 1, 2014.

Heroin Crisis Facing Pennsylvania Public Hearing 1

July 2, 2014

CENTER FOR RURAL PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC HEARING
Heroin Crisis Facing Pennsylvania more»

Tioga man killed in crash

3 weeks 23 hours ago

A Tioga man was killed in a crash at 8:40 p.m. July 1. 

Richard Smith, 75, of Tioga, was traveling west on Ridge Road when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole, state police Mansfield reported. 

Smith was flown to Robert Packer Hospital where he died from internal injuries. 

Fine-scale climate model projections predict malaria at local levels

July 2, 2014

Fine-scale climate model projections suggest the possibility that population centers in cool, highland regions of East Africa could be more vulnerable to malaria than previously thought, while population centers in hot, lowland areas could be less vulnerable, according to a team of researchers. more»

Mirabito Says Budget Hurts Rural Pennsylvania

3 weeks 1 day ago
Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Lycoming County

HARRISBURG, June 30 – State Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Lycoming, said he couldn't vote for the 2014-15 state budget because it hurts the quality of life in rural Pennsylvania.

Mirabito said the budget does not restore massive funding cuts to hurting school districts that resulted in increased local property taxes throughout rural Pennsylvania. more»

It's July? I thought it was still June!

July 2, 2014

June was so busy - I didn't even realize it was OVER!
My eleventh grade year finished on the 6th - I even passed Spanish!  Hard to believe I'll be a senior in the fall - and in a year I'll be graduated! more»

DEP Successfully Completes $5.6 Million Mine Reclamation Project in Clearfield County to Protect 154 Homes Threatened by Mine Subsidence

July 2, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has successfully completed a $5,614,964 abandoned mine reclamation project in Houtzdale Borough, Clearfield County, which stabilized ...

Smith Says New State Budget Funds Priorities without Increasing Taxes

July 1, 2014

HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) said today that the 2014-15 state budget is a modest spending plan that funds the state’s priorities without increasing taxes or imposing new ones.

It's just goodnight and not goodbye

July 1, 2014

Well Pennsylvania 4-H the 2013-2014 council is down to its last month :(. Let me just say this has been the best year of my life and it is all because of every single PA 4-H member and my council team. During this year I have met tons of new people, tried many new things, and even traveled to new places. more»

PennFuture urges legislature to reject irresponsible budget that will damage public lands

July 24, 2014

Shortsighted management of both the budget and public lands jeopardizes extraordinary assets for future generations; state parks face acute danger of accelerated drilling more»

Informational Resources on the National Flood Insurance Program

July 1, 2014

Included on this page you will find information that individuals can utilize to find out more information about their flood insurance policies, claims and changes to the National Flood Insurance Program.  more»

Resource guide to health care options available to PA residents

July 1, 2014

A free resource describing numerous no-cost or low-cost health care options available to Pennsylvania residents has been updated and published by the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health and Penn State Extension.

Parasite-free honey bees enable study of bee health

July 1, 2014

An international team of researchers has discovered honey bee colonies in Newfoundland, Canada, that are free of the invasive parasites that affect honey bees elsewhere in the world. The populations offer a unique opportunity to investigate honey bee health, both with and without interfering interactions from parasites.

Student Stories: Majorettes captain looks to veterinary career

July 1, 2014

Working with animals can be as unpredictable as being captain of the Penn State Majorettes, according to Shahkila Daniels.

Tropical System to Hug East Coast Into July Fourth

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3 weeks 2 days ago
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AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- 30 June 2014 --AccuWeather reports a disturbance near Florida is forecast to strengthen and drift northward along the East coast this week, spreading rough surf, gusty winds and drenching downpours. more»

Mosquito Spraying Set for Crawford County on July 2

July 1, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, July 2 in Cochranton Borough, Vernon Township and Meadville 5th Ward, Crawford County to control adult mosquito ...

DEP and Local Police Search for Missing Nuclear Gauge Belonging to Private Testing Firm

July 1, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and police in Pittsburgh and Mount Lebanon are searching for a missing portable gauge containing sealed sources of radioactive material.
“It is ...

Mirabito says budget hurts rural Pennsylvania

June 30, 2014

News releases and media advisories from Rep. Mirabito.

I Promise I Didn't Sit At Home ALL Month...

June 30, 2014

Hey 4-Hers, HOW DO YOU FEEL!
We feel good, oh we feel so good uh! We feel fine, all of the time uh ahhhhh.... more»

PA Senate Approves Budget Plan for 2014-15

June 30, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Senate today approved a state budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 that invests in education, public safety and provides support for essential social and health services and programs without a tax increase, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23). more»

Statement on Senate Confirmation of George Wheeler

June 30, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued the following statement on today’s Senate confirmation of George Wheeler: more»

Summertime is Finally Here!

June 30, 2014

Well obviously summer is greatly upon us now.  Which I may add is my favorite time of year.  Why wouldn't it be? Summertime for me means early mornings and late nights, campfires, livestock shows, and just being outdoors. more»

PPL Electric Utilities Proposes to Update Electric Meters

June 30, 2014

New meters would improve service to electric customers

Malaria parasite manipulates host's scent

June 30, 2014

Malaria parasites alter the chemical odor signal of their hosts to attract mosquitos and better spread their offspring, according to researchers, who believe this scent change could be used as a diagnostic tool.

Statement on SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Ruling

June 30, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Banking & Insurance Committee Chairman Don White (R-41) have issued the following joint statement regarding the Supreme Court of the United States Hobby Lobby ruling:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby is a monumental victory for Religious Freedom in our country. more»

World's cocoa crop could get a big boost from a simple, non-toxic spray

June 30, 2014

Cocoa farmers this year will lose an estimated 30 to 40 percent of their crop to pests and disease, and concern is growing about sustainability in cocoa production. more»

It's June Already??

June 30, 2014

Hello Pennsylvania 4-H!

Where has all the time gone?! It's hard to believe that I am officially a high school graduate about to begin the next phase in my life. I feels like yesterday I just started Kindergarten. In the coming days, I am going to be attending my New Student Orientation at Penn State and cannot stress how nervous I am! more»

Williamsport July 4th Activities

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3 weeks 3 days ago
Raising the Flag for Williamsport's July 4th celebration in a previous year. Photo Provided by Terry Moore.

WILLIAMSPORT — The City of Williamsport, along with Backyard Broadcasting, will host the annual "Set the Night to Music Fireworks Celebration" on Friday, July 4, beginning at 3 p.m. in downtown Williamsport. more»

DEP Awards Two Mine Reclamation Contracts in Centre, Clearfield Counties Totaling Nearly $900,000

June 30, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $789,995 contract for the Beauty Camp Far West abandoned mine reclamation project in Burnside and Snow Shoe townships, ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for Crawford County on July 1, 2014

June 30, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Tuesday, July 1st, in  Cambridge Springs, Crawford County to control adult mosquito populations.
The treatments ...

DEP Announces Energy Development Authority Funding Workshops in Western PA

June 30, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites non-profit corporations, schools, colleges and universities, and local governments, public corporations, for-profit businesses and authorities to ...

Police investigating early morning shooting

3 weeks 5 days ago

Williamsport Bureau of Police is currently investigating a shooting that took place at about 2:23 a.m. June 28 in the 600 block of Second Street, leaving one injured. 

Investigators have been following all available leads and are conducting numerous interviews as information becomes available.  more»

Local gardens provide protection for threatened pollinators

June 28, 2014

With the arrival of summer comes the activity of pollinators -- birds, bees, butterflies and more -- which are threatened by habitat loss, pesticides, pollution and climate change. more»

An Ode to 4-H Camp!

June 28, 2014

“I’m a super 4-Her! Betcha don’t know what I can do. Got 4 leaves and a motto too, got green pride runnin through and through”-the Best Camp Song Ever

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Senate Environmental Committee Holds Hearing on EPA’s Clean Energy Policy

June 27, 2014

HARRISBURG – The state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by Sen. more»

Students launch crowdfunding campaign for Living Furniture prototype

June 27, 2014

GreenTowers, a local start-up run by Penn State students, have announced the launch of their Kickstarter campaign, as a way to fund their newest prototype, the Living Table. The crowdfunding campaign will begin on June 30. more»

Former Penn State students create Living Furniture prototype

June 27, 2014

GreenTowers LLC originated two years ago as a student research team at Penn State, dedicated towards finding a solution to the growing concern of how to feed 9.5 billion people in the year 2050. more»

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