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Pennsylvania State Police, Troop C, Camp Cadet to be Held July 23rd To July 28th At Clarion University

CLARION, Pa. – The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop C, Camp Cadet Program will be held at Clarion University from July 20 to July 25, 2014.

The camp is for boys and girls, 12 to 14 years of age, from Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, and McKean Counties.

Campers will stay at the university for the entire week. The camp will consist of demonstrations and speakers from organizations such as the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, PA Game Commission, and several state police related programs such as the PSP Helicopter and Special Emergency Response Team (SWAT). During the week, campers will also enjoy swimming and a canoe trip on the Clarion River in Cooksburg.

This is a fun camp for young people to learn about law enforcement and teamwork. This is not a camp for problem-solving of young people. The program is conducted under conditions similar to the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. Campers are required to rise in the morning and participate in physical training, movement about the campus is done in formation, and campers are required to address people according to military standards.

If you are interested in attending the camp, please pick up an application at your school or local state police station; or contact Tpr. Jamie K. LeVier at the State Police in Punxsutawney at 814-938-0510 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; or contact Tpr. Bruce Morris at the State Police in Ridgway at 814-776-6136 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


The camp is funded through private donations from businesses, civic and social organizations and individuals, along with an annual golf tournament at Treasure Lake. Anyone interesting in donating or playing in a golf tournament (with many prizes) on Friday, May 9, can contact Tpr. Jamie LeVier at 814-938-0501 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Marienville PSP Probe Teen's Allegations

An alleged indecent assault is under investigation in Clarion County by the Marienville state police.  The troopers say the victim, an unidentified white non-Hispanic female, now 17years of age, disclosed she was indecently assaulted by a known white non-Hispanic male, 13 years ago in 2004 when she was four years old.  The assault is alleged to have taken place March 31, 2004 at a residence in Washington Township.  The investigation is continues.  


PSP Firemarshal: Undetermined Tylersburg Auto Sales Fire, $200K Damage


A fire severely damaging a Clarion County use car dealership Thursday night remains under the investigation of the Ridgway based Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal.  Five area companies and Clarion Hospital ST3 EMS responded last Thursday afternoon at 5:45 pm to Tylersburg Auto Sales at 8071 Tylersburg Road, in Farmington Township. 

The Fire Marshal reports at shortly after 6 pm, a passing motorist called the fire into 911.  As fire fighters arrived, the saw visible flames coming from the structure on the property.  A section of the roof collapse into the structure while the fire departments were on the scene. 

The fire marshal reports the fire originated inside the structure near a work area around a cutting torch.  Damage is estimated at $200,000.  The structure was insured.  The victims are listed as 43 year old Brian Wolfson of  Leaper and 60 year old Albert Hippert, Sr. of Tionesta.


Responding to the scene were fire companies from Farmington Township, Washington Township, Marienville Fire Department, Clarion Fire Department and Sigel Fire Department..  


ARCA Welcomes The Grove City College Touring

Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts  proudly welcomes The Grove City College Touring Choir Sunday, April 2, 2017   2:00 PM Lincoln Hall   Foxburg, PA Tickets: Adults $10, Students and Children under 6 Free Buy online at or call to reserve 724-659-3153.

Grove City College Touring Choir in Foxburg – April 2

Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts proudly welcomes the Grove City College Touring Choir to Lincoln Hall in Foxburg on Sunday, April 2, at 2:00 PM.   Help ARCA showcase musical excellence in our region as we celebrate Grove City College’s premier vocal ensemble in a concert of choral works to usher in the Holy Season, including sacred works, songs of praise and African American spirituals.

Tickets are $10 for Adults, Students and Children under 6 are free.   Buy tickets online at or call to reserve at (724) 659-3153.

The Choir’s performance in Foxburg follows their annual Spring East Coast tour to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.  The Choir travels widely and has performed in virtually every state east of the Mississippi and the major cities of Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington D.C., Boston, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Baltimore and Detroit.  It dedicates itself to the highest standards of musicianship and expressiveness.

In recent years, the choir has been invited to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Erie Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, and the Wheeling, WV Symphony.  In April 2015, the Choir performed the Mozart Requiem with the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra and in April 2016, the choir performed Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Verdi’s Te Deum with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Heinz Hall.

The Touring Choir has been in existence since its founding in 1959 by Oscar Cooper and continues to function as a co-curricular activity on the Grove City College campus.  Members are selected by competitive audition and represent a variety of academic disciplines.

In addition to the annual Spring tour, the choir performs for churches in Western Pennsylvania and at various campus events.  A highlight of the Christmas season for choir members is their musical leadership in the annual college candlelight services.

Performances of the Touring Choir for professional music organizations have included the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Annual Conferences in 1984, 1986, 1990, 1997, 2004, and 2009; the Music Educators National Conference Eastern Division Conventions in 1987 and 1991; and the Eastern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association in 2002.  In April of 2001 the choir sang for the Palm Sunday Services at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California.


During recent years the ensemble has been invited to perform as the featured choir with the Keith and Kristyn Getty Band as part of the Getty’s national tour and performed again with the Gettys in October 2016.  The Choir is directed by Dr. Katherine Mueller, trained by the world-famous choir director and conductor, Dr. Robert Page, past director of choruses for the Pittsburgh Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra.



Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts is proud to be joining the WEEK OF GIVING fundraising initiative of the Bridge Builders Community Foundations from March 20 to 24, 2017.  This is the first time Bridge Builders Community Foundations is launching a Week of Giving event to spur collective charitable giving, encouraging donors to contribute to nonprofits throughout Clarion, Forest and Venango counties and Punxsutawney.

ARCA’s participation in this initiative is a natural.  It presents up to 24 concerts a year in a wide variety of musical styles.  Even though its prime venue, Lincoln Hall, is situated in Foxburg in Clarion County, ARCA presents concerts in several venues in Emlenton, Venango County; operates the Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop showing the work of Cooperative Artists hailing from six counties in the region; provides significant arts education services in the Allegheny-Clarion Valley Schools with students from four counties in the region; and attracts concert and event attendees from a broad community of residents in the greater six-county Region, particularly in Venango and Clarion Counties

ARCA is joining the Foundations’ endeavor not only to attract new donors and engage with current ARCA Members, but also to be able to tell its story more widely, increasing visibility and awareness of all the work ARCA does in the community – particularly in the area of arts education.  Your gift during this WEEK OF GIVING will help ARCA continue this critical work.  To make a contribution, you can visit – and choose ARCA as your non-profit of choice!

Why Give to ARCA in the WEEK OF GIVING?

WHY GIVE NOW – or MAKE ANOTHER CONTRIBUTION?  Because when you make a contribution during the WEEK OF GIVING, it opens up MATCHING FUNDS from the Bridge Builders Community Foundations as a multiplier effect for YOUR contribution.  You can MULTIPLY the power of your generosity!  AND help ARCA win additional monies awarded to non-profits with the greatest participation and results!

The WEEK OF GIVING event kicks off on Monday, March 20 at 8 AM and will run until 11:59 PM on Friday, March 24.

Trenton Moulin, executive director of Bridge Builders Community Foundations, says, “Other communities in Western Pennsylvania such as Erie and Pittsburgh have successfully launched giving campaigns and we believe now is the perfect time to develop a similar campaign that will address the needs of our rural communities and the charities that support them.”

The WEEK OF GIVING campaign is the next natural step in supporting area nonprofits after BBCF launched their “Community Wish List” initiative a few years ago.  Moulin added, “We had dozens of nonprofits who weren’t eligible for grants through the foundation’s funds or who needed additional funding to complete a project, so we began posting an up-to-date list of those nonprofits on our web site and tracking their needs. We also offered to accept donations on their behalf and manage those donations at no cost to them.  We just wanted to spur more philanthropy and more positive outcomes for the communities we serve.  The Week of Giving takes that idea to the next level.”

For ARCA, your gift will sustain our important mission to open the potential of growth and capacity for tomorrow.  AND – every donation to ARCA during this WEEK OF GIVING means that ARCA can continue its powerfully effective arts education program in the Allegheny-Clarion Valley Schools – which is ONLY supported by donations, because there is no ticket revenue for these events in the A-C Valley Schools.

Thank you in advance for your generous support!





NCHS Student Charged w/ Drug Possession

A known 16 year old girl will be charged with drug possession stemming from an incident at North Clarion High School last Thursday.  The Marienville State Police report the teen came into school with acetaminophen with codeine pills in her possession which were not in a prescription bottle.  The charges will be filed through Clarion County Juvenile Probation.  


North Clarion High School is located at 10439 State Route 36 in Farmington Township, Clarion County.  


Policed I.D. Woman Fatally Shot in Lake Lucy Accidental Shooting

The Marienville State Police are releasing the name of the 22 year old Clearfield County woman who died Saturday, the result of a shooting in Washington Township,  Clarion County.  The troopers report they are investigating the shooting that took place at the Hartzell Trailer Court in Lake Lucy, Washington Township.  Katrina Renee Seaburn is reported to have sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and subsequently died as the result of her injuries.  Police say the shooting is believed to have been accidental in nature is reported to have happened at about 6 pm.  The investigation continues.  


Fire Marshal Finds Clarion Co House Fire Incendiary

The Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal and St. Petersburg Fire Department investigated a structure fire at a single family dwelling at 408 Turkey Hill Road in Richland Township, Clarion County Sunday night at 9:30.  Authorities say the investigation concluded the fire was incendiary in nature.  Damage is estimated at $10,000.  


Marienville PSP Need Help Solving Farmington Hit and Run

The Marienville state police are seeking the help of the public in solving a hit and run crash that happened very shortly after midnight on Friday morning in Clarion County.  The troopers report that at 12:20 am along Pine Hollow Road in Farmington Township, a vehicle operated by an unknown driver was southbound on Pine Hollow Road when it went of the east side of the roadway and traveled into the lawn of a known Pine Hollow Road resident.  Police say the vehicle traveled about 72 feet into the private lawn before hitting a tree.  The vehicle traveled through the tree, and continued another 66 feet before hitting a potted plant and grazing the resident's house.  The troopers report the driver then continued to speed uphill through the lawn for another 100 feet, before getting back onto Pine Hollow Road and driving away from the scene.  Police say the driver drove from the scene without notifying the victim of the crash.  Parts of the vehicle at the scene indicate the vehicle to be a Jeep Cherokee, dark in color possibly.  The vehicle sustained damage, and possible damage to the side and front drivers side .  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Marienville State Police at 814-927-5253.  

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