Perry Township celebrates festive 'Community Days'

GREENSBURG - Residential customers of Penelec, Penn Power, Met-Ed and West Penn Power, subsidiaries of FirstEnergy Corp., who are having difficulty making ends meet are encouraged to contact their utility now to enroll in payment plans or to receive referrals for bill assistance programs.

CLARION - Incumbent Clarion County Commissioner Ted Tharan announced that he will seek a third term. Tharan said he wants to make local government "function within its means." He said he opposes tax increases and the "exorbitant cost of large government."

PARKER - Central Electric Cooperative is happy to once again invite high school juniors to attend Youth Tour, a once-in-a-lifetime, all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. from June 18 to 23.

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State Extension is offering a webinar, titled "Toss Your Hat in the Ring" for anyone who has thought about serving on a school board, borough council or township board of supervisors.

HARRISBURG - While it might be winter, landowners can begin making plans to help wildlife this spring and beyond by planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Howard Nursery.

READING - The recent record cold temperatures around the holidays highlighted the need for energy-efficient homes that help keep residents warm and comfortable while providing for manageable utility bills.

CLARION - PASSAGES is currently seeking bright and compassionate volunteer advocates to help survivors of sexual violence and assault in Clearfield, Clarion, and Jefferson counties.

CLARION - Community Action, Inc.'s IRS-certified tax preparers are available, by appointment only, to complete and electronically file simple tax returns for individuals who earned $60,000 or less in 2022 in Clarion and Jefferson counties. These taxpayers may qualify for free Volunteer Incom…

CLARION - Long-time Clarion County Register and Recorder Greg Mortimer announces that he will not seek re-election in this year's May Republican primary and November municipal election. Upon completing his ninth term at the end of 2023, Mortimer will be the longest serving row officer in the…

HARRISBURG Believing strongly that decisions of the past shouldn't keep Pennsylvanians from making progress, Governor Tom Wolf granted his final 369 pardons this week. The 369 pardons signed bring his total to 2,540.

CLARION The Penn State Extension, in partnership with Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry, and the Clarion County Forest Stewardship committee has announced the 2023 Clarion Forest Landowner Conference.

CLARION Community Action, Inc.'s IRS-certified tax preparers are available, by appointment only, to complete and electronically file simple tax returns for individuals who earned $60,000 or less in 2022 in Clarion and Jefferson counties. These taxpayers may qualify for free Volunteer Income …

CLARION -- PASSAGES is currently seeking bright and compassionate volunteer advocates to help survivors of sexual violence and assault in Clearfield, Clarion, and Jefferson counties.

BROOKVILLE - Brookville Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a series of informative presentations on a variety of interesting topics throughout the community. With each topic, they provide guests with a delicious breakfast, enlightening discussions, and great networking opportunities.

ST. MARYS – Penn State Extension is conducting the ServSafe Food Safety Manager Course being held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023 and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023 at St. Mary’s Community Education Council, 4 Erie Ave., #200, St. Marys. Exam will begi…

CLARION - Clarion County Special Olympics has reorganized and is now part of the northwest region of Pennsylvania Special Olympics. As part of the reorganization process the following new officers have been announced: Amy Mays, team leader; Jacqueline Griebel, community outreach leader; Tany…

Clarion-Limestone Elementary School held a Christmas party Dec. 22 which included a bingo game, Reindeer games, a sing a long, a trivia contest and many other activities.

TIONESTA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District are accepting live evergreen Christmas trees at Tionesta Lake, which will be used for aquatic habitat-improvement projects.

BROOKVILLE – The Jefferson County Historical Society is pleased to announce it is a recipient of a 2023 Historical and Archival Records Care grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

HARRISBURG - The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced it will host nearly 60, guided hikes in 34 state parks and three forest districts on New Year's Day as part of the nationwide "First Day Hike" effort.

CLARION - The monthly meeting of the Spc. Ross A. McGinnis VFW Post 2145 Auxiliary was held Dec. 11 where reports about past projects were given, and future projects designed to benefit all veterans in the general community were discussed.

DENVER - UGI Utilities, Inc. announces its purchased gas cost rates increased on Dec. 1. As a result, the average residential heating customer's bill will rise by 3.1 percent, increasing from $119.54 per month to $123.28 per month.

HARRISBURG - Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced an internal policy on the use of electric bicycles (e-bikes) on DCNR lands is now final and effective immediately in state parks and forests.

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has approved a settlement for lower than requested increase in total revenues for Pennsylvania-American Water Company (PAWC) and PAWC's wastewater division (PAWC Wastewater) which includes a substantially lower than requested incr…

BROOKVILLE – Jefferson-Clarion Head Start, Inc. announces that its partnership with Pennsylvania-based children’s book author Pam Selker Rak, philanthropist and marketing entrepreneur, has yielded a $7,500 donation as a result of 2021-2022 net proceeds from three of her children’s books titl…

CLARION Clarion County residents may begin purchasing 2023 dog licenses. Dog licenses should be purchased by Jan. 1, 2023 for all dogs three months of age and older.

CLARION - Clarion County and the United Mine Workers have reached agreement on a three-year contract for employees at the county jail. The contract covers 43 corrections officers and support staff.

BROOKVILLE - The Brookville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Chamber Mixer at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15 at the Rebecca M. Arthurs Memorial Library located at 223 Valley Street in Brookville.

CLARION - Burns and Burns Insurance is proud to announce Mason Bauer passed his Pennsylvania Property and Casualty Insurance License exam on Friday, Dec. 2.

EMLENTON - Farmers National Banc Corp. ("Farmers" or the "Company"), the holding company for The Farmers National Bank of Canfield ("Farmers National Bank"), and Emclaire Financial Corp., the holding company for The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton, jointly announced that they have received…

BROOKVILLE - A live Nativity experience, "When love came down" will be presented by the New Hope Community Church of Clarion at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17, at Stan Fleming's residence located at 17261 State Route 28 in Brookville.

CLARION- On November 28th the PennWest Clarion University religious association, the Brothers And Sisters In Christ (BASIC), held their weekly bible study.

The Strattanville Community Watch hosted Santa Claus at the Strattanville Fire Hall Friday evening. The jolly elf made a brief stop to visit his friend Wayne Brosius before visiting with all of the children.

ERIE – With winter weather right around the corner, Penelec, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., is completing equipment inspections and maintenance to help keep power flowing to customers to keep them safe and comfortable during the chilly months ahead.

CLARION -- PennWest Clarion University students, staff and the public turned out Nov. 28 to support an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Gemmell Student Complex multipurpose room.

SHIPPENVILLE - This holiday season, TGIF Solutions Brad Johnson Agency is holding its second annual Christmas Food Drive for the less fortunate. They are asking the community to help them in collecting donations.

FRYBURG - St. Michael's Cemetery will be participating in Wreaths Across America for the first time this year. The ceremony will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 17 at Saint Michael Cemetery in Fryburg. Following the ceremony wreaths will be placed at veterans graves.

CANNONSBURG - With colder weather upon us and furnaces expected to work longer to keep homes warm, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania encourages customers to stay safe by recognizing the risks of carbon monoxide.

LEEPER The Leeper Flower Pad will host its annual Light Up Night beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the intersection of State Routes 36 and 66 in Leeper.

LEEPER The Leeper Flower Pad will host its annual Light Up Night beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the intersection of State Routes 36 and 66 in Leeper.

CLARION TWP. -- For the past 17 years, students from Clarion-Limestone High School have worked at the polls at Clarion Township. That tradition continued this year when students Aurora Dougherty, Jocalyn Henry, Ava Boyer and Jacob Lott worked on Election Day. Each student worked half a day.

EAST BRADY - The East Brady Area Development Corporation will hold its annual meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22 in Suite 14 at the Arnold Beabout Community Center at 502 Ferry Street in East Brady.

Broadband enhancement has become an agenda item taking center-stage at counties across rural America. The COVID-19 pandemic, aside from its obvious impact on the health and wellness of communities, has created one of the greatest economic events of this generation.

TIONESTA - Approximately 100 people gathered Oct. 14 at the Wilson Land & Cattle Co. for a grazing field day focusing on "improving land while lowering costs."