Jeff Tech Director Dr. Barry Fillman testifies in Harrisburg before the Senate Education Committee

Jeff Tech Director Dr. Barry Fillman testified before the Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee on in Harrisburg September 23 concerning the impacts of PA Department of Health orders on children and schools. In his remarks, Dr. Fillman called for state leaders to work together “I did not come here today to take sides on the efficacy…

Penn Highlands Healthcare officials express concern over increase of Covid-19 cases, urge residents to get vaccinated

Officials with Penn Highlands Healthcare (PHH) held a teleconference today (September 21) with area media representatives to discuss the ongoing Covid 19 crises. Mark Norman, PHH Chief Operating Officer, said like other hospitals across the nation, PHH has seen an increase of positive Covid 19 cases. He said a month ago, PHH facilities were treating…

Large crowd addresses DASD School Board about mask requirements by Glenn Schuckers

A group of some forty people attended the September 16 work session of the DuBois Area School Board. The group was there to protest the decision of the Board to abide by the Pennsylvania Department of Health order that all students be required to wear masks while inside buildings. Previously the school had required masks…

Reynoldsville Water-Sewer Authority hears report on the west end boil water advisory

The Reynoldsville Water and Sewer Authority met on September 16 with all members present. One item of discussion was the current boil water advisory for the west end of the borough including Jeff Tech. Systems Manager Bob Crosby explained the problem began while cleaning a reservoir. This caused a water level problem with the tank…

Reynoldsville Borough Council appeals PLRB ruling, adds new member

At the work session meeting held on September 8 it was learned that Reynoldsville Borough Council has decided to appeal a ruling by a Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB) concerning the borough police department. Back in mid-August, the PLRB posted its “proposed decision and order” concerning an unfair labor practice filed by Teamsters Union Local…

Farm to School grants now available to area school districts

Applications are now being accepted for the Pennsylvania Farm to School Grant Program through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA).  According to the PDA web site, “The Farm to School Grant Program aims to enrich the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools…

Union expresses opposition to Reynoldsville Borough’s move to hire police chief

The union representing the police department in Reynoldsville Borough has released a letter it recently sent to borough officials about the council’s move to seek a police chief. The letter, from Teamsters Local #110 representative Richard Keller, states in very strong terms the union’s opposition to the plan and the contention it violates the current…