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DEP Urges EPA to Consider State Differences When Developing Framework for Emissions Guidelines for Existing Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants

April 10, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today submitted a white paper to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging them to consider state differences and needed flexibility when ...

Thompson Legislation to Improve Military Mental Health Evaluations Introduced in Senate

April 9, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced the Medical Evaluation Parity for Servicemembers (MEPS) Act, companion legislation to the bill U.S. more»

John J Jeffries Restaurant To Host PASA Benefit Dinner

April 9, 2014

John J. Jeffries Restaurant
300 Harrisburg Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603
Reception begins at 5:00pm
Dinner begins at 6:00pm more»

PASA Is Hiring a Western Region Program Coordinator

April 9, 2014

Are you interested in joining the PASA team?

We now have a position open in our Western Region office in Richland Township (near Gibsonia), PA (Allegheny County). If you are interested in planning regional education and networking events, as well as coordinating our Buy Fresh Buy Local® Chapter in the region this position may be for you! more»

Police report various incidents

1 week 4 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents:

2:42 a.m. Mar. 8, Police reported that Meghan Mundrick, 25, of Williamsport, was stopped for swerving while driving and was found to be intoxicated. Mundrick was arrested for DUI.  more»

DEP Announces Earth Day Event at Erie Explosion Home Game

April 9, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that football fans can celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 13 during the Erie Explosion home game at the Erie Insurance Arena.
“This ...

Police report various incidents

1 week 5 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents:

Nov. 21 to Feb. 1, Police reported that an unknown actor opened a Verizon Wireless account with information belonging to Marilyn Myers, 47. The incident is currently under investigation.  more»

Pork Producers Council creates scholarship for animal science students

April 8, 2014

The Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council has established a new scholarship endowment that will benefit students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have a demonstrated financial need. The council made a $50,000 gift to establish the Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council Founders Trustee Scholarship with first preference going to students majoring in animal science.

Student finds her passion for food systems in Pittsburgh

April 8, 2014

As a member of the Penn State Women's Rugby Team, Olivia Lindsey knows a thing or two about teamwork. So it should come as no surprise that when she went looking for an internship last year, she was drawn to the idea of joining a 50-member multi-institution research team.

DEP Announces Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Workshops in Southwest

April 8, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities, invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses to ...

DEP Announces Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Workshops in Southwest

April 8, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities, invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses to ...

DEP Announces Regional Keystone Energy Education Program Workshop in Huntingdon

April 8, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection invites middle school teachers, administrators and building managers to a Tuesday, May 20 training workshop in Huntingdon, Juniata County, on the Keystone Energy ...

DEP Announces New District Mining Manager

April 8, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the appointment of Joel Koricich as District Mining Manager for DEP’s California mining office. 
Koricich has been serving ...

State Ag Council Celebrates Political Trifecta

April 7, 2014

PASA's Executive Director, Brian Snyder, is also the President of the PA State Council of Farm Organizations. Check out this nice article in the recent issue of Lancaster Farming.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE. more»

Land-use webinar to highlight Pa. landscapes, greenways

April 7, 2014

A Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension will focus on landscapes and greenways in Pennsylvania, examining the meaning of these terms and defining their implications for communities.

DEP to Monitor Restart of ArcelorMittal Monessen Coke Works

April 7, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it will conduct a series of air quality readings in advance of and immediately following the resumption of coke-making operations at ArcelorMittal’s ...

Dead body found in Montoursville overnight

2 weeks 8 hours ago

According to Trooper Havens of the Montoursville barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police, the dead body of a white, 78 year old male was found in the area of Fairview Drive and Cemetery Road, Montoursville Borough. It was determined that the male victim had been shot and his body dumped in this location. more»

Sunday Morning Pursuit in Williamsport has tragic end in Loyalsock.

2 weeks 8 hours ago

This morning around 10:30 AM, Williamsport Police were invovled in a vehicle pursuit that traveled through the Park St., High St., West and East Third Sts., West Fourth St., Walnut St., areas ending with a fatality and a crash in Loyalsock on the Golden Strip. more»

Marcellus webinar to explore Pa. gas royalty calculations, decline curves

April 4, 2014

A Web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team will focus on the calculation of natural gas royalties using decline curve projections.

Researchers receive $1.14 million to study threats to honey bees

April 4, 2014

Scientists in the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State received three grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation to study various threats to honey bees, including disease, pesticides and the extinction and invasion of other species into their habitats.

Researchers receive $1.14 million to study threats to honeybees

April 4, 2014

Scientists in the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State received three grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation to study various threats to honeybees, including disease, pesticides and the extinction and invasion of other species into their habitats.

Researchers receive $1.14 million to study threats to honeybees

April 4, 2014

Scientists in the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State received three grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation to study various threats to honeybees, including disease, pesticides and the extinction and invasion of other species into their habitats.

House Passes Bill to Lessen Burden of Health Care Law on Employers, Increase Take Home Pay for Americans

April 3, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, issued the following statement after the House voted to pass H.R. 2575, the Save American Workers Act.  The legislation, which would help increase wages by repealing the 30-hour work week rule under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), passed the House by a vote of 248-179. more»

DEP Issues Permit Requiring Closure of FirstEnergy's Little Blue Run Impoundment

April 3, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), today issued a Closure Permit to FirstEnergy Generation, LLC, imposing a mandatory closure plan for the Little Blue Run Impoundment.  ...

DEP's Live Webcast of Peregrine Falcon Banding Set for May 13

April 3, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Game Commission today invited students, teachers and non-formal educators to tune in for the annual Peregrine falcon banding event during a ...

DEP Releases Annual Natural Gas Drilling Emissions Inventory Data

April 3, 2014

Harrisburg – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released annual emissions data for the natural gas drilling industry. The inventory represents 2012 emissions levels from Marcellus ...

Police report various incidents

2 weeks 4 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incident:

Feb. 15 to Mar. 21, Police reported to Ean Marshall of Linden attempted to purchase a 2006 Chevy Impala for $2300 over the internet. It was discovered to be a scam.  more»

Capital Days

April 2, 2014

Hello fellow 4-H'ers, as many of you know we just recently had our 4-H state capital days! more»

Student Stories: Not a dirty job -- alumnus enjoys work in soil industry

April 2, 2014

Long before Cory Chelko graduated from Penn State in 2011, he knew that working with soils was what he wanted to do. Growing up around farms in Sarver, Pa., piqued his interest, as did the potential for real-world applications of the agricultural sciences. more»

Thompson Receives National Award for Leadership and Advocacy on Career and Technical Education Issues

April 2, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) announced U.S. more»

USDA Farm to School Grants - Deadline April 30

April 2, 2014

FY’15 USDA Farm to School Grants request for applications was released earlier this month- applications are due April 30th.

1. Planning grants are intended for school districts or schools just starting to incorporate farm to school program elements into their operations. more»

Senate Republican Standing Committee Memberships

April 2, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) today announced the chairmanships and Republican members for each of the 22 Senate Standing Committees for the remainder of the 2013-2014 legislative session. more»

Penn State’s online homeland security degrees celebrate fifth anniversary

April 2, 2014

When Penn State launched its online homeland security master’s degree program, the Christmas Day “underwear bomb” terrorist attack topped the news. Terrorist tactics have evolved since then. On the fifth anniversary of its online homeland security program, Penn State is embarking on a curriculum update.

Saunders/Walker Trustee Scholarship benefits Ag Sciences students

April 2, 2014

A new scholarship created by an alumnus of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and his partner will benefit students in the college with demonstrated financial need. Mark Saunders and Lynn Walker, of Shelburne, Vt., provided a $50,000 gift to establish the H. Mark Saunders and Lynn M. Walker Trustee Scholarship.

Research suggests that green tea, exercise boost weight loss, health

April 2, 2014

Mice on a high-fat diet that consumed decaffeinated green tea extract and exercised regularly experienced sharp reductions in final body weight and significant improvements in health, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, who suggest that similar results could be realized by people.

DEP Announces Free Brownfields Redevelopment Seminar in Meadville

April 2, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection invites municipal, township and borough leaders, county and city planners, redevelopment authorities, community leaders, and economic and industrial development ...

DEP Announces Regional Keystone Energy Education Program Workshop in Erie

April 2, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection invites middle school teachers, administrators and building managers to a Tuesday, April 22 training workshop in Erie on the Keystone Energy Education Program ...

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