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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - June 18, 2015, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Vol. 109 a no. 143 our 102nd year Clearfield Curwensville Philipsburg Moshannon Valley pa., thursday june 18, 2015 75 cents 18 pages in today a headlines. Mass held for victims of Balcony tragedy a turn to Page 6 woman will be picked for redesigned $10 Bill a turn to Page 15 the Progress news dept. Clearfield 206 e. Locust St. 765-7813 . 7 . 4 . Philipsburg 109 n. Front St., 342-4763 Mon. Fri. 7 . 2 . T in Mensville 460 state St., 236-3468 ., 7 30 . 3 30 . Check us out online at inside today birthdays 2 classifieds 12-15 comics 17 dear Abby 7 editorials columns 4 Heloise 7 lottery 16 news in Brief 5 obituaries 16 police 16 sports 9-11 a Glendale. To Valley West Branch and p-0 players to play in Lezzer Lassie Page 9 today s Outlook thunderstorms with highs in tie upper 70s i or Complete weather forecast turn to Page 3fl d���5 33dflb 1 3 defendant who led police on Chase now facing trial by Jeff Corcino staff writer a woman who led police on a High Speed Chase through Clearfield waived her right to a preliminary hearing before magisterial District judge Richard Ireland yesterday at centralized court held at the Clearfield county jail. Lauren m. Gibian 26, of Curwensville is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude officer four counts of pass when prohibited driving on roadways land for traffic two counts of failure to Stop at red signal four counts of turning movements and required signals four counts of driving at Safe Speed four counts of obedience to traffic control devices careless driving and reckless driving. According to the affidavit of probable cause on april 25, at 1 33 . Trp. Joshua Janosko was dispatched to find Gibian because she had threatened to harm herself. Through Gibian sex Boyfriend Janosko arranged to meet the woman at the tvs parking lot in Clearfield. Upon arrival Janosko saw Gibian drive out of the parking lot at a High rate of Speed in her mothers vehicle. Janosko activated his emergency lights and attempted to initiate a traffic Stop. However she failed to comply and ran the red Light at the intersection of Park place and North third Street. Janosko continued Pursuit As Gibian accelerated to 70 mph in a 35 mph zone. Numerous attempts were made on Public announcement for her to Stop but she refused. She continued Down South second Street and at one Point crossed Over the yellow line and drove onto a grass Island. She continued Down South second Street passing several vehicles without signalling in no passing zones. She ran the red Light at the Hyde Bridge and continued Down Washington Avenue before coming to a Stop near the Flower Power. Him pfc out walking Heather Hutton Kelly of Eden noticed this Bright glowing Orange Day Lily and took a picture. Submitted photo Wendy s. Bechtold of Bigler snapped a photo of a Beautiful red Tulip growing in her Garden. Submitted photo a. Lawmakers Are working to Correct school funding disparity turn to Page 6, col. 4 Harrisburg a in theory Pennsylvania school districts whose communities Are similar economically Are supposed to receive about the same amount of Money per student from the state. But with politics muscling in on How Public school Aid was distributed in the last two decades officials have Long complained about gaping disparities in Public school Aid. Some communities now get half As much per student Aid As those with similar economic circumstances. On thursday a panel of lawmakers and top advisers to gov. Tom Wolf is set to recommend a Way to close the Gap an Effort that comes As Wolf is seeking the biggest one year boost in Public school Aid in the states history. An associated press review of state data shows per student funding differences can be great. For example take Purchase line school District in Indiana county and Curwensville area for example Purchase line school District in Indiana county and Curwensville area school District in Clearfield county have nearly identical wealth and the districts neighbor each other and Are similar in enrolment. But Purchase line is getting about $8,700 per student based on the latest average enrolment figures available while Curwensville gets about $6,500 per student about one third less. School District in Clearfield county. Deemed by the state to have nearly identical wealth the relatively Small districts neighbor each other and Are similar in enrolment. But Purchase line is getting about $8,700 per student based on the latest Avera enrolment figures Ava Ilab while Curwensville gets about $6,500 per student about one third less. Or take Northampton area school District in Northampton county and Wilson school District in Berks county. About 30 Miles apart and nearly identical in average enrolment and wealth Northampton gets about $2,300 per student while Wilson gets barely half that. A it makes no sense a said Arnold Hillman a former superintendent and a founder of the Pennsylvania association of Rural and Small schools. A it Hasni to made sense in the disparities which go Back 25 years Are under the Microscope As the state tries to confront it. The 15-member Basic education funding commission turn to Page 6, col. 4 Progress fair Booth. People and their pets to be featured people love their pets and vice versa. This years Progress Booth is out to prove this by staging a photo contest at its Clearfield county fair Booth during the annual fair which runs from aug. 2-8. People Are urged to submit a photograph of themselves with their pet whatever it is a dog cat iguana Turtle horse fish Rabbit or Snake. The Public will pick the winners the top three will each receive $50. Prizes will be awarded at the end of fair week. Guidelines for submissions Are As follows a include your name phone number and address and your pets name. There is no age limit. Only one entry per person will be accepted. A photos can be color or Black and White and the print must be 8 by 10 or larger. A Only photos of pets and their owners will be accepted. A professional photographers and Progress employees and their family members Are excluded from entering. Photos will not be returned. Send photos to Progress fair Booth co Jill Ogden newsroom . Box 291, Clearfield a 16830. They can also be dropped off at the Progress newsroom 206 e. Locust St., Clearfield Between the hours of 8 . And 4 . The deadline for submissions is july 6. Reid Miller poses with his buddy in this file photo. Weekend events a. A a Huston township employee fired Over fireworks by Ian Erickson staff writer Penfield at a special meeting last night the Huston township supervisors decided to dismiss township employee Mark Sprague effective immediately for setting off fireworks in the municipal building. This decision was announced after an executive session that lasted approximately 30 minutes. Chairwoman Cyndi Smith and supervisor Nellie Bundy voted in favor of the firing and supervisor Jim Jenkins voted against. Smith said there were a number of instances during his 5l years As an employee but the lighting of firecrackers in the garage last Friday was the final Straw. The supervisors noted the firecrackers were set off Between two pieces of equipment in the garage but nothing was damaged. They said thankfully there was not any fuel on the ground near the machinery. Jenkins said Sprague did admit to his wrongdoing. In regard to finding a replacement Smith said they will possibly look at interviewing past employment candidates. Following the meeting a resident also expressed interest in turn to Page 6, col. 1 heritage Days seeking festival vendors by Tyler Kolesar staff writer Philipsburg potential vendors for Philipsburg a heritage Days need to get their information in As soon As possible As that was the message during last nights heritage Days committee meeting. Vendors can go to the website a to download the application. Chairman Jim Pollock said there Are Only a few Vendor spots remaining so the quicker to Send in the information the better. Applications will Only be taken until june 30 at the very latest or until All spots Are filled. This years event takes place from july 7-12, with a theme of turn to Page 6, col. 1. A. L. Weekend events is a weekly feature of the Progress published to Alert readers about events planned by nonprofit organizations or events that Benefit the Community. All events Are open to the Public. To have an event included submit the information in writing to any office of the Progress by noon tuesday. Late submissions will not be published nor will submissions that do not include a Contact person and daytime Telephone number. The Progress does not include Bingo club events that Are limited to members and guest Only or Yard sales or Flea markets by private individuals in the weekend events Section. The following events Are planned this weekend in Art shows Susquehanna River Art Center announces the Humphrey Bogart exhibit will return to the Joseph and Elizabeth Shaw Public Library on May 30 through june 27. The life size fibreglass and resin replica of Bogart was restored by Margaret a a Putty Eshelman Kevin Hubler and Dottie Evans Crissman All members of Sac. Information on the restoration is presented with the exhibit. Susquehanna River Art Center members have an Art display at Penn Highlands Clearfield through july 17. The display is located in the first floor corridor at the Hospital. This exhibit features artistic works achieved in acrylic Oil Watercolour coloured Pencil pastel and mixed medium. Many of these original works or prints Are available for purchased directly from the artist using the information located on the displayed Label. The Hospital auxiliary is Given a donation from sales received during this exhibit. For More information please Contact Gloria Rowles at 236-3051. Susquehanna River Art Center and Ethan a cafe Clearfield invite everyone to View members artwork at Ethan Snow through july 20. Artists participating in this exhibit Are Ben Saggese of Munson Steve Hindman and Marilyn Selfridge both of Clearfield and Rebecca Ogden of Curwensville. Artwork by Bill Perry of Harmony an Art instruction is also on display. Some artwork is for Sale and can be purchased by calling the artist. Cards with Contact information Are attached to the paintings. Clothing closet the clothing closet at the Vine located at 520 Turnpike ave., Clearfield will be open from May to september every third thursday of the month from 9 turn to Page 6, col. 1 new degrees at thu Clearfield sustainability studies a Aux Kiaie aft aau criminal Justice �3acae�oa aft Faience business entrepreneurship concentration a Ceiaa aft sports Call today for More information 814-768-3405

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