Oberlander Says Revenue Plan Protects Taxpayers

By | 2017-09-14T08:43:00+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Local News|

By Bill Hearst Rep. Donna Oberlander HARRISBURG – In seeking to protect taxpayers from a state tax increase, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) today voted in favor of a revenue package that will seek to close out the 2017-18 budget process. She issued the following statement after the evening vote: “Our taxpayers have been burdened enough, [...]

The McKeever Environmental Learning Center Art Show Set for the Weekend of September 22nd.

By | 2017-09-14T04:19:43+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Local News|

By Bill Hearst PA artist Chandler Beatty The McKeever Environmental Learning Center in Sandy Lake PA, will present the 15th Annual Nature Art Show, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd, 23ird and 24th. The event features nature artists and food. Julie Harris, classical guitarist, will perform from noon to 3pm on Saturday. The event [...]

League of Women Voters to Present Healthcare Public Meeting on Tuesday

By | 2017-09-13T15:38:01+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Local News|

By Bill Hearst Healthcare issues are in the news every day now. Americans are very concerned about how we will pay for health care both as individual taxpayers and a nation. We know that both the ACA (Obamacare) and AHCA (Trumpcare) have huge sustainability and cost containment issues. So what is the answer? Come to [...]

Whitney concludes presidency by kicking off sesquicentennial year

By | 2017-09-13T08:46:29+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Local News|

By ClarionExtra.com From staff reports On Founders Day – and her last day as president before becoming interim chancellor of the State System of Higher Education – Karen Whitney launched Clarion University's year-long sesquicentennial celebration Monday by sharing its proud 150-year past and its promising future. Karen Whitney “This day marks the official kickoff to [...]

State Police Graduate 90 New Troopers

By | 2017-09-12T15:41:30+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Local News|

By Bill Hearst Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker announced yesterday that 90 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey and have been assigned to troops across the commonwealth. The men and women represent the 149th graduating cadet class. The ceremony at Bishop McDevitt High School marked the culmination of 27 weeks [...]

Whitney concludes presidency by kicking off sesquicentennial year

By | 2017-09-12T15:20:55+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Local News|

By Bill Hearst Clarion University President Kareny Whiney On Founders Day – and her last day as president before becoming interim chancellor of the State System of Higher Education – Dr. Karen Whitney launched Clarion University's year-long sesquicentennial celebration by sharing its proud 150-year past and its promising future. “This day marks the official kickoff [...]

First United Methodist Church to Welcome Mark Kroos

By | 2017-09-12T13:21:01+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Local News|

By Bill Hearst Mark and Lenoria Kroos The First United Methodist will present award winner guitarist, Mark Kroos in Concert, on Sunday, September 17th at 7:00pm. The concert is free and open to the public. A goodwill offering will be taken. Proceeds will benefit the Outreach ministry Team. The First United Methodist Church is located [...]

Teen suggests flags at Clarion Borough intersection

By | 2017-09-12T08:59:28+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Local News|

By ClarionExtra.com By SAMANTHA BEAL Staff writer Concerns about the safety of pedestrians at the intersection of Main Street and Fifth Avenue in Clarion drew the attention of Clarion Area High School student Madi McNamara and she offered a suggestion to borough council Sept. 5. After returning from a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyo., McNamara [...]

Pennsylvania’s First Automated Vehicle Summit Underway In State College

By | 2017-09-11T16:07:38+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Local News|

By Bill Hearst By Tim Shaw The state's first Automated Vehicle Summit is underway in State College. Officials from PennDOT, the Departments of Community Development and Labor and Industry and the Pennsylvania State Police are taking part. The summit also includes other public officials, academic and industry experts, planners and industry partners The approximately 300 [...]

Venango County Woman Accused Of Shooting Three Times At Her Boyfriend

By | 2017-09-11T16:07:30+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Local News|

By Bill Hearst A Victory Township, Venango County, woman is in jail after she allegedly fired numerous shots at her boyfriend at their home on Saturday night. 55 year-old Jodi Mooney was lodged in the Venango County Jail in lieu of bail. State Police investigators say Moody was involved in an argument with her 60 [...]

West Penn Power Crews Helping in Florida

By | 2017-09-11T15:56:56+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Local News|

By Bill Hearst West Penn Power employees are now in Florida where millions lost power due to Hurricane Irma. At one point over the weekend, there were nearly 4 million homes and business in Florida without electricity. Official say it could be several weeks before all power if restored. West Penn Power, which is part [...]

School Supply Drive for Harvey Victims at West Forest Schools

By | 2017-09-11T15:45:39+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Local News|

By Bill Hearst West Forest National Honor Society will be sponsoring a School Supply Drive for the people of Texas that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. School supplies could include notebooks, plain computer paper, notecards, post-it notes, glue, pencils, pens, tape, erasers, highlighters, permanent markers, construction paper, markers, crayons, etc. The drive will run [...]

CHAINSAW CARVERS FESTIVAL COMING TO THE SAWMILL CENTER SEPT. 15-17

By | 2017-09-11T09:20:50+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Local News|

By Bill Hearst The Chainsaw Carvers' Round-Up is a much-anticipated annual event, where attendees enjoy watching artists carve masterpieces from simple logs. Carvers from around the region spend the weekend actively working, and then auction off their finished pieces. Auctions will be held at 4 p.m. on September 16 and at 3:30 p.m. on September [...]

Students shine in annual Music in Oil Country

By | 2017-09-11T09:00:25+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Local News|

By ClarionExtra.com Keystone High School marching band member Talia Jones helps guide Tarah Lauffer of the Keystone dance team during their performance at the annual Music in Oil Country Marching Band Festival Saturday at Oil City High School. More than 500 students from nine schools and four counties gathered for the event. For more photos, [...]

Clarion County a Part of “Helping Houston”

By | 2017-09-11T06:43:23+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Local News|

By Bill Hearst A truck and driver donated by J M Leasing heads to Houston on Sunday. The Last tractor Trailer in the Clarion County Helping Houston initiative is on its way to a food bank in Houston. Donations were collected in Clarion County at Miller's Sporting Goods, Flynn Tire and the New Bethlehem Fire [...]