CLARION - The Clarion Area School board had a surprise guest at its July 5 work session -- Clarion-Limestone School Board President Nathaniel Parker made an impromptu presentation to the board regarding the possibility of the respective districts sharing services.

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CLARION - Clarion Borough Council Aug. 3 agreed to partner with Clarion Area School District and contract with Amos E. Rudolph Architecture of Seneca to develop a plan for the demolition of the swimming pool in front of the high school.

CLARION - Striving to make Clarion "the most inclusive" community, an informal group of area residents will launch an effort toward that reality from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Main Street Center in Clarion.

NEW BETHLEHEM - A standing room only crowd greeted Republican gubernatorial candidate state Sen. Doug Mastriano Friday at Zack's Restaurant in New Bethlehem.

HARRISBURG - Building on a fourth consecutive year of freezing tuition and fueled by a historic funding increase in state-owned universities, the Board of Governors for Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education recently announced the launch of the next and most impactful phase of its s…

CLARION TWP. - Former Clarion-Limestone School Board President Molly Greenawalt has questions about the way current C-L board president Nathaniel Parker is conducting business and she made her feelings known at the board's Aug. 2 special meeting.

CLARION - Erza Brooks is getting closer to launching his hot dog cart business public support has been strong and an opening day has been set.

CLARION - Many military personnel returning from the Vietnam War came home to indifference or maybe even hostility but now, 49 years after the last combat troops left the Southeast Asia country, the Clarion Ross McGinnis VFW Post 2145 is planning a proper "welcome home."

Clarion state police said a New Bethlehem man suffered fatal injuries in an ATV accident on Southern Avenue in Strattanville Borough early Saturday morning.

FOXBURG - Finding ways to increase revenue is paramount for school districts in the current economic climate and the A-C Valley School board is hoping investments can boost the district's income.

CLARION - "National Night Out," an annual nationwide effort aimed at promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer and more caring places to live, will be celebrated from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2 in both Knox and Clarion boroughs.

SUMMERVILLE - The Miola caboose made its final run July 16 as a group of volunteers recovered the old LEF&C (Lake Erie, Franklin and Clarion Railway) car from the woods on Corey Mahle's property in Miola where it had been used as a hunting camp.

COOK FOREST - Dave and Mary Beth Duncan enjoy Cook Forest. Like many grandparents they wanted their granddaughter Mandy Smith to enjoy the outdoors as much as they did. That had been a problem because Mandy has been blind since birth.

ELK TWP. - The Elk Township Board of Supervisors recently opened bids for a bridge project along Oak Grove Road, but delayed awarding a contract for the work.

CLARION - Clarion resident Ezra Brooks faced a challenge after graduating high school in 2021. Since Brooks has Down syndrome, he and his mother, Tanya Brooks, knew there would not be very many opportunities for him in the workforce.

HARRISBURG - More than a week after a state constitutional deadline to do so, the Pennsylvania legislature and Gov. Tom Wolf agreed to a 2022-23 budget that will send $51,925,317 to Clarion County's public schools.

CLARION - Inside today's newspaper and at TheClarionNews.com you will find the 33rd edition of CLARION COUNTY TODAY, our annual look at Clarion County, including reviews of businesses, recreation, clubs, churches and services.

CLARION - The Clarion Area School board had a surprise guest at its July 5 work session -- Clarion-Limestone School Board President Nathaniel Parker made an impromptu presentation to the board regarding the possibility of the respective districts sharing services.

CLARION - The "No P3 Bridge Tolls Coalition" last week issued a statement praising the Commonwealth Court's decision in the South Fayette Township case that voids PennDOT's P3 Major Bridge Tolling Initiative.

CLARION - The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission recently released the Act 13 Impact Fee payments to Clarion County municipalities and the overall totals are up by about 40 percent.

CLARION TWP. - Sometimes school board members must make some hard decisions that go against vocal opponents and that's what the Clarion-Limestone School Board faced during a special meeting June 29.

CLARION - The Clarion County Sorce Center is a "building within a building" and more. Over the past several months the 50,000-square foot warehouse has been converted into an emergency management center, the county's 9-1-1 dispatch center, a materials storage area, a meeting room and more.

CLARION - Clarion County is preparing for a tax sale at 9 a.m. Sept. 19. Clarion County Tax Claim Bureau Director Megan Kerr said there are currently 298 properties on the list as of Tuesday.

FRILLS CORNERS - The North Clarion School Board recently approved an $11,187,717 budget for the upcoming school year, balancing the spending plan without a tax increase.

KNOX - Keystone School District administrators weren't necessarily planning on asking the school board to purchase some needed new furniture, but with prices set to go up at least 10 percent on July 1, both sides agreed to the move.

PAINT TWP. - The Paint Township Board of Supervisors last week accepted written apologies from three teenagers involved in taking road closure signs from a storm-damaged road.

CLARION TWP. - Finding a superintendent can be a challenging exercise for a school district so Clarion-Limestone School Board President Nathaniel Parker suggested going to go a different way in filling his district's superintendent position.

FRILLS CORNERS - The sewage line extension project in Washington Township is incurring costs even though it is far from finished and the Washington Township Municipal Authority had to address those costs at its recent meeting.

CLARION - "When you build beautiful spaces people see themselves as equal. If you build prisons you make prisoners. I started running a program but now I am running a movement," said Bill Strickland. "It is a way of thinking."

MONROE TWP. - The Clarion County Planning Commission June 15 gave its final approval to a major subdivision for a proposed travel plaza in Monroe Township.

CLARION - Rootstock Racing's Endless Mountains five-day Adventure Race launched yesterday (June 20) in Clarion and will end Saturday in north central Pennsylvania.

SHIPPENVILLE - A Shippenville resident doesn't care for the way a neighboring property is in a state of disrepair and he wants something done about it.

CLARION - Staffing is "getting tight" for two key Clarion County entities, the sheriff's department and ambulance services.

CLARION - The Clarion Area School Board June 14 unanimously approved a three-year contract with Paul R. Brown Busing for the district's transportation.