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Commissioners proclaim October as ‘Domestic Violence Awareness Month’

The Clearfield County Commissioners declared October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. “Domestic Violence is an unspeakable offense against human dignity that shatters lives and families and spawns lifelong feelings of hopelessness and despair,” the proclamation states. “In recognition of the important work done by Community Action Inc’s Cross Roads Project, the Commissioners of Clearfield County hereby proclaim the month of October, 2019 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Urge all citizens to denounce domestic violence.” From left to right are, sitting, Commissioners Tony Scotto, John Sobel and Mark McCracken. Standing are Tammy Kyler and Dorothy Vandyke of Community Action Crossroads Project.

Veterans Career Expo to be held on Oct. 22

The Clearfield County Office of Veterans Affairs will be holding its 3rd annual Veterans Career Expo on Tuesday Oct. 22.

The expo will be held at the Expo Building between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to Director of Veterans Affairs Betina Nicklas.

The expo will feature more than 50 vendors from as far away as Philadelphia, Nicklas said. The vendor from Philadelphia is Helmets to Hardhats.

The vendors include prospective employers, educational institutions, housing providers, health and other service providers, the U.S. Veterans Administration and a free flu shot clinic for veterans, Nicklas said.

Betina said they are partnering with Career Link for the event and although it is for veterans, everyone is invited including those seeking employment.

“Honestly if anyone is looking for a job, we are not turning people away,” Nicklas said. “I encourage everyone to come over.”

Commissioner Mark McCracken said the Expo is a worthwhile event for everyone in the community to attend and Nicklas said she agreed.

“These are local businesses and local organizations and its good to see what’s going on your community,” Nicklas said.

Nicklas did said the free flu shot clinic, however, is only open to veterans because it is being paid for by the VA.

Plenty of fall programs at Mo Valley YMCA

PHILIPSBURG — With the summer months behind us, there are still plenty of activities taking place at the Moshannon Valley YMCA in Philipsburg for all ages.

Program Director Chris Calliari said one thing they’ve been trying to get going is women’s flag football on Thursday nights. Originally slated to start this week, Calliari said they will push back the start to allow others to join the five-week league that will run from 5-6:15 p.m. in the practice field beside Memorial Field.

“It’s nothing too serious,” Calliari said. “If we have enough interest, we’ll start it next Thursday.”

Any girls — YMCA member or not — ages 16 and up can participate.

Calliari said he’s also looking at potentially implementing something similar for a 5-6 week period for Spikeball and cornhole if there is interest.

The YMCA’s “I (Heart) Fall Art” will also take place in October on Tuesdays from 5-6:30 p.m.

“That program is for kids and it doesn’t matter the ages,” Calliari said. “They will do arts and crafts and activities like that.”

One thing that will definitely be taking off as the winter months come up is adult volleyball.

“Adult volleyball will be towards the end of November or early December,” Calliari said, mentioning that will be for anyone ages 18 and up.

Calliari also stressed that its Sports for all Hearts program will continue with its normal schedule, as it has throughout the year.

The program itself reaches children and teens with special needs and autism, as Calliari said it runs once a month on Saturdays starting at noon and lasts about an hour to an hour and a half.

“We do a different sport every month,” Calliari said. “This month will have a fall theme.”

October’s date is set for Oct. 26. November and December as scheduled to be hockey and bowling, respectively.

Anyone interested in the programs can contact the YMCA at 342-0889.

Lawrence Township lists Hyde Building for sale at $480,000

The Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors voted to list the Hyde Building for sale at $480,000 at its meeting last night.

The former Bayer Clothing factory houses the township’s police department and batting cages for local baseball and softball organizations. The township also leases a large portion of the building to a private company for warehouse space.

The township is looking to sell the Hyde Building and its administration building/garage on George Street and purchase a single building to house all of its operations as a means of controlling costs.

The George Street building houses the township’s offices, its code department and its road crew.

The township previously advertised for bids for the building but didn’t receive any so the supervisors decided to list it for sale, Supervisor Jeremy Ruffner said.

The supervisors also voted to advertise for bids for the construction of a new salt shed. The salt shed will be a pole building 48-feet wide, 60-feet long and 16-feet high. A second bid will be to install a six-inch thick 48-foot by 30-foot concrete pad inside the building.

Ruffner declined to say where the new salt shed would be constructed. The township has not yet acquired the property where it plans to consolidate its operations.

In other business, Loadmaster Ron Woodling reported that the state Department of Transportation will be installing new pipes along Village Road and the road will be temporarily closed near Boykiw Lane starting Oct. 7. A detour will be in place during this work.

Clearfield woman killed in crash

A Clearfield woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident early yesterday morning on U.S. Route 322 in Decatur Township.

According to Clearfield-based state police, at approximately 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of Graham Station Road in Boggs Township, Andrew T. Wolfe, 31, of Cumberland, Md. was driving a 2003 green Honda Civic west on U.S. 322 when for unknown reasons, the vehicle left the right berm of the roadway.

Wolfe abruptly swerved the vehicle back onto the roadway, but it began to slide sideways across both lanes and eventually collided with a tree.

Wolfe was transported to UPMC Altoona by Moshannon Valley EMS for treatment of his injuries.

Samantha L. Marchetti, 28, of Clearfield, was a passenger in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, which Clearfield County Coroner Kim Shaffer-Snyder confirmed earlier in the day to The Progress but had not given a name at that time due to pending notification of family.

The state Department of Transportation, Philipsburg Fire Departments and Moshannon Valley EMS assisted at the scene, as U.S. 322 was shut down to one lane before being closed entirely Tuesday morning, as it was reopened hours later.


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