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Black Friday Shopping -
Teagan Harzinski checks out a purse on sale on Black Friday, maybe considering whether her mom will like it or not. She was one of the people braving the crowds on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, although by early morning things had tapered off a bit. Employees at stores expect a second wave later this morning. (Photos by Wendy Lynn Brion)

Airport authority chooses a new board chairman
Friday, November 28, 2014
By Dianne Byers Staff Writer
REYNOLDSVILLE - At Wednesday's meeting, Clearfield-Jefferson Regional Airport Authority chose a new board chairman and said good-bye to the leader whose term expires Dec. 31.
With an 8-0 vote, the authority accepted the suggestion of its nominating committee and elected Rick Wise, board chairman. Wise, who represents Jefferson County, will begin serving in the executive position Jan. 1. Voting to approve were Joe Barber, Jeff Bellmore, Loren Bishop, Jay Chamberlin, Gene Mineweaser, David Stern, Wise and Joe Varacallo, authority members. Member Judith Mitchell was absent.
Bishop, the current chairman, is a Clearfield County representative nearing the end of his second five-year term on the authority. more...
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On Nov. 15 at the Knights of Columbus craft show, the Save the Ritz Committee drew Carol Pizzella's name as the winner of a handcrafted bench donated by Terry Malloy of Jim's Sports Center. For every dollar that a customer spent on Ritz merchandise, the customer received one free ticket for the bench drawing. The Ritz Theater is in need a second projector as few films are now being made in 35mm. Purchasing the second digital projector is essential to keeping the theater open, and the committee has achieved 36 percent of its financial goal. Shown is Malloy picking the winning ticket. (Submitted photo)

Warriors return experience
Friday, November 28, 2014
By Jaclyn Yingling Sports Editor
ALLPORT - There is no denying the West Branch boys basketball team has talent. With four letterwinners back, and a fifth who lettered as a freshman returning, the Warriors are looking for big things this season.
Last year, West Branch went 16-8 under head coach Danny Clark, making it to the quarterfinals of the District 6 Class AA playoffs where they were bounced by Richland. The Warriors struggled with streaks throughout the year and had to win five of its last six games of the season to get a decent seed in the playoffs. more...

Warriors letterwinners - The West Branch boys basketball team returns four letterwinners from last year's 16-8 squad. In front, from left, are Skyler Krise, Austin Krise, Kody Trude and Jesse Martin. Photo by Chris Wechtenhiser

Curwensville girls return five letterwinners for 2014-15 season
Friday, November 28, 2014
By Jon Christoff Sports Writer
CURWENSVILLE - The Curwensville girls basketball team has progressed in each of Rusty McCracken's first five years on the job.
If it's up to McCracken, his team will continue to improve, but the sixth-year head coach knows that it will be a tall task after finishing the 2013-14 campaign with 15 wins. more...

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11/28/2014 - Daily Police Logs
11/28/2014 - More charges filed in burglary case
11/28/2014 - Apartment building in DuBois destroyed by fire
11/28/2014 - Clearfield man waives hearing in rape case