State treasurer warns residents about phone scam

By | 2017-07-14T09:58:54+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Local News|

By From staff reports HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella is warning residents about a telephone scam in which scammers portray themselves as Treasury employees threatening victims with arrest if they don't immediately pay unpaid taxes. “Actual Treasury employees would never threaten Pennsylvanians or victimize them. This is a fraud that is being perpetrated [...]

Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Clearfield County

By | 2017-07-13T14:59:53+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Local News|

By Bill Hearst Chronic Wasting Disease is starting to affect deer closer to our area. A wildlife officer shot a deer in Bell Township, Clearfield County, on June 7 after it showed signs of being sick. It tested positive for CWD, which is a neurological disease that can spread quickly to the deer and elk [...]

‘Godspell’ comes to the Sawmill Theater

By | 2017-07-13T14:56:40+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Local News|

By From staff reports The Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre will host the Reitz Theater Players with shows beginning at 8 p.m. July 13 through July 15. The public is invited to this classic retelling of the Gospel of Matthew, set in modern-day New York City. At the behest of John the Baptist, young men [...]

Hazardous Weather Outlook for Clarion County

By | 2017-07-13T14:50:52+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Local News|

By Bill Hearst This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northwest Pennsylvania and west central Pennsylvania. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. Slight risk for severe thunderstorms today and tonight. The main threat will be damaging wind gusts. Any storms will be capable of producing heavy downpours which could result in localized flooding. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through [...]

State System Board of Governors approves 3.5 percent tuition increase for 2017-18

By | 2017-07-13T14:32:13+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Local News|

By Bill Hearst The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education approved a 3.5 percent increase in tuition for the 2017-18 academic year. The $127-per-semester increase sets the base tuition rate for most full-time Pennsylvania residents—who comprise about 90 percent of all State System university students—at $3,746 per term, or $7,492 for [...]

State System receives recommendations as part of strategic system review

By | 2017-07-13T14:27:22+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Local News|

By Bill Hearst The consultant hired to assist with the strategic review of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education has completed its data collection and analysis and July 12 presented a series of recommendations for the future of the State System. The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems presented the recommendations to the public [...]

Forest students receive medals at competition

By | 2017-07-13T09:29:54+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Local News|

By Forest Area Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members recently competed at the national competition in Nashville, Tennessee. Several members received medals at the competition. Gold medal winners included Macie Doty, Morgan Miller, Rachel Beatty and Amelia Crouse. Silver medal winners included Emma Cussins, Daniel Parrett, Tessa Korchack and Hope Byers. (Contributed [...]

Coalition for Suicide Prevention Program Presented at Clarion Rotary

By | 2017-07-13T08:13:34+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Local News|

By Bill Hearst Janet Mangel, from the Coalition for Suicide Prevention Program, was the guest of Clarion Rotary at their July 10th meeting. Janet presented information about the coalition and suicide prevention programs here in Clarion County. Pictured are Clarion Rotary President Jamie Lefever and Janet Mangel. The Clarion County Coalition for Suicide Prevention is [...]

New book features Forest County historical photos

By | 2017-07-13T07:00:00+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Local Papers|

By By JESS WEIBLE L-V Correspondent FOREST COUNTY – Forest County is known for its natural beauty and a close-knit community. In collaboration with local artist and Forest County resident, Paula Hanahan, Joe Pavlanksy has published a new book that aims to preserve the history of… Read More: Leader-Vindicator


By | 2017-07-12T15:33:27+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Local News|

By Bill Hearst CLARION, PA – July 12, 2017 – In response to the growing opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania and in the nation, Clarion University College of Health and Human Services announced today that it has developed an opioid treatment specialist certificate, which will be offered online, beginning this fall. “The certificate was developed to [...]