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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

3 weeks 1 day 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 ...

DEP Fines Steelton Borough Water Authority $55,200 for Drinking Water Violations

April 2, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that Steelton Borough Water Authority, Dauphin County, has signed a $55,200 consent order and agreement (COA) with DEP to address drinking ...

DEP to Hold Webinar on Chapter 105 Proposed Technical Guidance Documents

April 2, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it will hold a webinar at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10 to discuss Chapter 105 Proposed Technical Guidance Documents.
The webinar ...

The Month of March

April 1, 2014

This month was great i had a great time this past weekend at capitol days it was a blast to be there as a state officer it was a experience worth a lifetime. I had a great time the teaching about parli pro. it was great going to the capitol and talking with government officials. more»

Capital Days

April 1, 2014

Hey Everybody! more»

Police report various incidents

3 weeks 2 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents: more»

Police arrest man for drug possession

3 weeks 2 days ago

Montoursville Police Department issued the following statement:

On Mar. 25, Officer Hockman of the Montoursville Police Department stopped a vehicle on Interstate 180 for speeding. A juvenile was also present in the vehicle. The juvenile was arrested and charged with being in possession of 421 packets of suspected heroin.  more»

Intern Guide for Producers

April 1, 2014

PRESS RELEASE
from The Capital Resource Conservation & Development Council

For Immediate Release

For More Information Contact: Cheryl Burns, 717.241.4361

Intern Guide for Producers more»

Senator Dad

April 1, 2014

Hi everyone! more»

Three Numbers to Avoid Underground Dangers

April 1, 2014

‘Safe Digging Month’ is Ideal Time to Learn and Remember the Importance of Dialing 8-1-1

Spring Break in Mexico!

April 1, 2014

A tall breed of agave“Water is a problem”
“The Spanish came to Mexico for two reasons: to spread Catholicism and to get rich!” more»

DEP Reminds Pennsylvanians to “Pick it up” During Earth Month

April 1, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today reminded residents that April is Earth Month. The theme for Earth Month is “Pick it up PA,” encouraging residents to take time to pick ...

Governor Corbett Announces 2014 Environmental Excellence Award Winners

April 1, 2014

Governor Tom Corbett today announced that 23 organizations involved in 19 environmental projects from across the state will receive the 2014 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.
“The ...

March Recap

March 31, 2014

The calendar claims it is spring, as March comes to an end.  But winter weather is still lingering on.  Even the majority of our  goats that we expected to deliver in March have held out for April. more»

Capital Days

March 31, 2014

Greetings 4-Her's! more»

Capital Days: A huge Success!

March 31, 2014

Hello 4-Her's!

I am pleased  to announce that Capital days was amazing! There were double the number of 4-H members in attendance this year, compared to last. The bill went so well, and everyone was participating. more»

Capitol Days!!!

March 31, 2014

Hello it's your state council reporter again! I would like to say that I had a fun time at Capitol Days with my State Council group know as my State Council family. This was my first time going this exciting event and when I say exciting I was being serious. Our theme for Capitol Days was "Citizenship Makes You A Hero". more»

Volunteers Needed for Philly Farm & Food Fest - April 13

March 31, 2014

We are looking for volunteers to assist with the 3rd Annual Philly Farm & Food Fest coming up on Sunday, April 13th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Full details are below!

3rd Annual Philly Farm & Food Fest
Sunday, April 13

11am - 4pm
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Police report various incidents

3 weeks 3 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incident: more»

DEP Invests $3.4 Million for Agricultural Outreach Program and Assistance

March 31, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a $3.4 million investment in an all-new agricultural outreach and assistance program, the Regional Agricultural Watershed Assessment Program, ...

DEP to Host Media Briefing About Deep Mine and Coal Refuse Bank Fires in Lackawanna County on April 4

March 31, 2014

DEP will host a media briefing about deep mine and coal refuse bank fires at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 4 at Carbondale City Hall, 1 N Main St., Carbondale. Information will be presented by DEP’s ...

Woman killed in I-80 crash

3 weeks 5 days ago

A Cleveland, Ohio, woman was killed in a crash at 6:20 a.m. Mar. 29 on Interstate 80.  more»

Police report various incidents

3 weeks 5 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents: more»

Police report various incidents

3 weeks 6 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Montoursville reported the following incidents:

11:30 p.m. Mar. 22, Police reported that James Wacker, 44, of Williamsport, punched Eric Weymouth, 41, in the nose. Wacker was charged with harassment.  more»

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