SHIPPENVILLE – Area government officials and Clarion County Career Center (CCCC) Joint Operating Committee members took advantage of an opportunity last Wednesday afternoon to let U.S. Sen. Robert Casey know about their concerns for career and technical education.

NEW BETHLEHEM – At their first meeting since the completion of the New Bethlehem Peanut Butter Festival last month, Redbank Valley Chamber of Commerce members said last week that they were very pleased with how everything went for the group’s signature event.

MADISON TWP. – Madison Road in Madison Township (Armstrong County) was shut down Monday afternoon after a tanker truck crashed, leaking more than 2,000 gallons of propane on the roadway.

KITTANNING – As Disney fans get ready for “Frozen 2,” ice hockey fans in Armstrong County are hoping their ice rink will once again be frozen, too.

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NEW BETHLEHEM — One team is smarting after a lopsided loss last Saturday night while another got a chance to shake off one of their own low points two weeks ago with a rout of its own.

NEW BETHLEHEM — Needing four sets to beat visiting North Clarion, the Redbank Valley Lady Bulldogs won their fourth straight match going into Thursday’s trip to Brockway.

FOXBURG — Looking to shake off the previous week’s 30-point loss at Keystone, the Union/A-C Valley Falcon Knights needed to get well heading into the final stretch of the season.

COUDERSPORT — Staking claim as the final undefeated team in District 9, defending Class 1A champion Coudersport turned in quite a statement win a 56-0 rout of previously unbeaten Redbank Valley at Coudersport Area Recreational Park last Saturday night.

The time is coming to elect our township supervisor in Madison Township (Clarion County). I heard that ex-supervisors Stitt and Montgomery are pushing for ex-supervisor Buzzard to get re-elected. The people ave already spoken. If Buzzard had done his job the first time, he would still be a s…

Clarion County has a bright new candidate for county commissioner in Braxton White. For years, we have watched as the area shrinks year by year — population, businesses, even the university. A fresh approach is needed to revitalize this area. We can’t try to turn back the clock and “make it …

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Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.

Project Fit America is a charity that works alongside educators to create opportunities for kids to stay active and healthy. It offers fitness grants and programs to help fund resources such as equipment, teacher training and curriculum. The goal is not only to get students involved physically, but also nurture an environment in which children enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. For the past five years at Homer-Center Elementary, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, that opportunity to stay active has been the Lub Dub Run Club.

We’ve all experienced sticker shock. It’s one thing to gasp over the cost of a new dishwasher, but sticker shock for those who need to purchase medications for a chronic disease such as diabetes is a serious issue.