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The Moshannon Valley Veterans Memorial Group in Philipsburg held a brief service yesterday to place a brick in memory of Cpl. Bryan Dickson II, who was killed in the line of duty last month. Troopers from Philipsburg and Clearfield barracks salute the Law Enforcement Stone that was placed at the site. (Photos by Terry Whetstone)

Clearfield Borough approves police, road crew contracts
Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Jeff Corcino Staff Writer
The Clearfield Borough Coun-cil approved the new collective bargaining agreements with the police department and the road crew at its meeting Thursday night. The new police contract is for three years and it calls for a 3 percent increase in pay in the first year, 2.75 percent in the second year and 2.5 percent in the third year. The new contract also removes residency requirements for police officers.
In the former contract, police officers were required to live within 12 miles of the police station; however, recent court cases have overturned similar requirements in other municipalities, so the borough had its residency requirement removed in this latest contract, borough operations manager Leslie Stott said.
The police department has seven full-time officers and five part-time officers plus one open part-time position. more...
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Fall in the area bring vistas of dazzling color and trees and plants showing off for the season. The scene of distant hazy hills shows off a variety of tree colors for many miles, stretching from Turkey Hill toward Houtzdale and beyond. (Photo by Annie Lynn)
Hand sentenced for burglary spree
Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Jeff Corcino Staff Writer
Judge Paul Cherry sentenced Jason Hand, 36, of Clearfield to serve 24 months in state prison under the state Intermediate Punishment Program for committing a string of burglaries in Clearfield that included the Florian Banquet Hall and several churches and doctor's offices.
Hand was also given an additional two years of probation.
Hand pleaded guilty to a total of eight counts of burglary, more...

Bison clip Eagles, 49-14
Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Rich Murawski Assistant Sports Editor
WINGATE - The Clearfield passing game has been relatively quiet in recent weeks, failing to break the 100-yard mark in three of the past four games and netting just 34 combined yards the last two.
But the Bison aerial attack looked just fine Friday night at Alumni Stadium as quarterback Cody Spaid tossed three first-half touchdown passes to lead Clearfield to a 49-14 rout of host Bald Eagle.
"He threw the ball real well," Clearfield head coach Tim Janocko said. more...

Clearfield's Ryan Lezzer runs behind blockers Curtis Daub (29) and Christian Rumery (24) in the first half of Friday's game at Bald Eagle Area. Lezzer caught four passes for 82 yards and a touchdown, and recovered a fumble to help the Bison notch a 49-14 victory. (Photo by Rich Murawski)

Moshannon Valley defeats Williamsburg
Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Andy Stine Sports Writer
AMESVILLE - Through the first half of Friday evening's game between the Moshannon Valley and Williamsburg football teams, the contest looked exactly like two teams vying for final playoff spots with a tie score of 21-21.
But the second half belonged to the Black Knights as they exploded for 210 total yards, many of them coming from quarterback Eric Sherkel, in the last 24 minutes to defeat the Pirates on Homecoming, 48-21.
"We were on fire in the second half," said Mo Valley head coach Michael Keith. "We were a little flat in the first half, and we just came out and were ready to play in the second half. It showed." more...

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10/18/2014 - Area Sports Results and Schedule
10/18/2014 - Curwensville falls to Brockway, 31-14, as AML title hopes dashed
10/18/2014 - Philipsburg-Osceola upended by Huntingdon
10/18/2014 - Trojans down Warriors
10/18/2014 - Daily Police Log
10/18/2014 - PennDOT notes work schedule
10/18/2014 - Waterline to be extended to serve Beccaria Township homes
10/18/2014 - Glendale holds off late rally by Juniata Valley, 14-7