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Reynoldsville Borough withdraws appeal, will reinstate Officer Tammy Murray

The long saga concerning a police department in the Borough of Reynoldsville appears to be coming to a close. On October 11, Reynoldsville Borough Council approved a motion to withdraw its appeal to the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB) preliminary ruling and reinstate Tammy Murray to the borough police department. According to a previous report…

Jeff Tech Operating Committee approves new School to Career Coordinator

The Jeff Tech Operating Committee met in regular session on September 27 and moved quickly through the agenda. The committee approved the hiring of Pam Kerr as the School to Career Coordinator retroactive to August 26. Kerr transitioned from the Automotive Collision Repair instructor to her new position. The committee also approved her replacement in…

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…