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tkolesar / Bill Woolworth 


According to Clearfield-based state police, a two-vehicle accident occurred Sunday at 1:17 p.m. on Philipsburg Bigler Highway (U.S. Route 322) just north of Graham Station Road in Decatur Township. Anna Corrigan, 86, of Philipsburg, was traveling southbound when she drifted over into the northbound lane. Mary Scierka, 36, of Philipsburg, was traveling northbound and her vehicle swerved to the right to avoid Corrigan’s vehicle, with both vehicles colliding with their fronts. No injuries were reported and both Corrigan and Scierka were wearing seatbelts. Police were assisted at the scene by the Philipsburg Fire Department and Moshannon Valley EMS.

Clark Boyz Garage opens at Curwensville

CURWENSVILLE — Clark Boyz Garage Inc. opened in Curwensville in May offering car and light truck repairs, service and inspections.

The garage located at 312 South St., Curwensville, is owned by Rick Clark and his son Ricky Clark, both of Grampian.

Owner and Mechanic Ricky Clark said work performed includes, “All repairs to cars and light trucks. The garage is also a official state certified inspection station for cars, light trucks, motorcycles, and trailers, 10,000-pounds or less.”

“We offer family-friendly atmosphere, prompt service and reasonable prices,” Ricky Clark said.

The garage is open six days a week. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon.

To schedule an appointment call Clark Boyz Garage Inc. at 236-1600. Information is also available on Facebook at Clark Boyz Garage.

Ricky Clark said the garage plans to host an open house in the near future with details to be announced once they are finalized.

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Curwensville Council hears complaints about speeding trucks on Naulton Road

CURWENSVILLE — Residents living near Bailey and Naulton roads complained about fast-moving trucks at Monday’s Curwensville Borough Council meeting.

A resident spoke to council during the public comment period of the meeting and said “the problem with trucks speeding is a bad one,” adding the sidewalk at the intersection of those two highways has no setback and parallels the roadway. He said he has recently witnessed two occasions when trucks traveling at a high rate of speed down the hill on Naulton Road ended up with the wheels on the passenger sides of the trucks traveling on the curb, sidewalk and eventually through the end of his driveway.

“They are going so fast they rattle my windows,” the resident said.

He said there is no stop sign on Naulton Road at its intersection with Bailey Road. There are also no signs noting “Hidden Driveways” along the highway there, he noted.

He told council there was recently an accident on Filbert Street near that intersection that he believed is related. “There were three trucks that came together,” he explained.

Another resident said his daughter, who was drawing with chalk on the sidewalk in front of his home, narrowly missed being hit by a truck whose wheels were on the sidewalk.

“Their speed is unreal when they are coming off the (Naulton Road) hill,” he said. He estimated the trucks speed at approximately 55-65 miles-per-hour and said the road is posted at 25 mph.

Council, during discussion with the residents, said they believed the problem is not with Bailey Road that has a stop sign at its intersection with Naulton.

“Most of the cars that come down Bailey Road know that hill is steep and they have to stop at the sign so they go slow,” Councilwoman Rhonda Carfley said.

Council said because both roads are state highways, the borough is not able to install additional signage there. They suggested the residents contact the state Department of Transportation and express their concerns.

Several council members said they can ask borough police to perform additional patrols in that area.

“We will send police up to spot that area a while,” President Sara Curulla said.

“We will have the borough officers sit over there a bit more and see what happens,” Councilman Tom Carfley said.

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Lawrence Township Police are asking for help in identifying the female in the light blue shirt in the photo. She is wanted for questioning in regards to retail theft. Anyone with information can call 765-1647 or 765-1533.

Wallaceton-Boggs Municipal Authority member asks Boggs Twp. to pay board members

WEST DECATUR — The chairman of the Wallaceton-Boggs Municipal Authority asked the Boggs Township Supervisors to pay WBMA board members to attend meetings.

Ben Burns said the WBMA board consists of five members — three from Boggs Township and two from Wallaceton Borough — but the board currently only has three members in Burns, Ryan Emigh and John Deacon.

“For quite sometime, I’ve been advocating that the members of the board receive a compensation for their time served on the board,” Burns said. “I think very much like the supervisors — supervisors get additional pay for this specific meeting — I think authority members should receive not necessarily the same compensation, but some compensation.”

Burns said he hopes that would allow qualified residents of both Boggs and Wallaceton to be interested in the two vacant spots.

“I asked several months ago that it be placed on the agenda,” Burns said. “The authority solicitor prepared a draft resolution that was sent to the township and it’s my understanding that to this point, that generally has not been discussed at a meeting level. So I wanted to come yet again to another meeting and present my concern and request that the supervisors give consideration to passing a resolution that would allow the authority to compensate board members.”

Burns said that compensation would only occur whenever the board member is actually present at the meeting. Funds to pay board members would also come from WBMA and he stated they would not have to raise rates to do this.

When asked what the qualifications are to be a WBMA member, Burns said the only prerequisites are you either have to live or own property in your respective municipality. Burns also said he hopes that in appointing people, it is a collaborative effort among both municipalities in order to get people that are “truly interested in serving on the authority and also have some interest in advancing the authority and its objective of providing public sewer service.”

Burns was also asked what amount of compensation he was requesting, to which he said that would be up to the supervisors.

WBMA meetings are the third Monday of the month and current board members are strictly volunteers.

Chairman Russell “Butch” Jackson said the board would consider Burns’ request.

“I’m just asking that movement be made on this because it’s probably been eight months since I started this advocacy,” Burns said.

Jackson said once Supervisor Darryl Lashinsky, who was absent from last night’s meeting, returns, they will discuss the matter further.

Resident Rick Shimmel said the supervisors can’t just discuss the matter “in the back room” and said finances should be discussed at a public meeting, suggesting they talk about the subject next month.

“We’ll consider it then,” Jackson said about next month.

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