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Motivational speaker
, Mike Hall, gestures during his speech. (Photo by Tyler Kolesar)

Hall offers advice on bullying prevention
Thursday, October 30, 2014
By Tyler Kolesar Staff Writer ALLPORT - West Branch Area High School students heard from motivational speaker and author Mike Hall yesterday about issues students face, including bullying, suicide prevention, and self-esteem. The West Branch Student Assistance Program sponsored the even through a grant from the Clearfield- more...

Weekend Events
Thursday, October 30, 2014
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 Late submissions will not be published, nor will submissions that do not include a contact person and daytime telephone number.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 Progressland. more...
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Despite cuts, Lawrence Twp. won't raise taxes
Thursday, October 30, 2014
By Jeff Corcino Staff Writer Lawrence Township will see a substantial decrease in revenue from Act 13 natural gas impact fees next year, said township Secretary Barbara Shaffner at last night's budget workshop meeting.
According to Shaffner, next year is the first year that non-producing wells or capped wells drilled prior to 2011 will not have to pay Act 13 impact fees. This rule will reduce the number of wells in the township paying the impact fee from 108 in 2014 to only 55 next year.
This will cut the township's revenue from Act 13 nearly in half from more...

Clearfield County Coroner Michael Morris showed the audience items heroin addicts use during his presentation at last night's public hearing on heroin at Gethsemane United Methodist Church in Allport. (Photo by Tyler Kolesar)
Local officials hold forum on heroin crisis
Thursday, October 30, 2014
By Tyler Kolesar Staff Writer ALLPORT - "An addict is an addict first."
Those were the words of State Representative Tommy Sankey, R-74 of Clearfield, to describe how drug users, particularly heroin, put using drugs before anything else in his or her life.
Last evening, Sankey and State Representative Scott Conklin, D-77 of Philipsburg, hosted a public hearing on the heroin crisis facing the area at the Gethsemane United Methodist Church in Allport that included numerous speakers.
Conklin said many people don't realize the problem of drugs in our area, stating that Cambria County has about more...

Clearfield vying for district title; Mo Valley, West Branch to meet
Thursday, October 30, 2014
The high school football season ends for a trio of Progressland teams on Friday, while Curwensville and Moshannon Valley tune up for the postseason. Clearfield has Week 10's marquee matchup as it clashes with Punxsutawney for the District 9 Class AAA title. more...

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