News 8-24-22

A teen is facing charges after he caused a disturbance at a Clearfield County Sheetz before breaking into a Walmart. Arontino Giovanelli faces numerous charges including burglary, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, and purchasing alcohol as a minor. He is currently out on unsecured bail of $50,000.

The State College Police Department is investigating a criminal mischief incident and is asking for anyone with information to step forward. The incident occurred at the Pugh St. parking garage in mid-June. The male suspect was seen marking graffiti in the parking garage. Anyone with information is asked to contact the State College Police Department at 814-234 -7150.

Governor Tom Wolf continues to push for an increase in the state’s minimum wage.  Governor Wolf said today Pennsylvania’s minimum wage would be 24-dollars-an-hour now if the state had kept up with productivity growth since the late 1960s.  The Governor says today’s living wage needs to be over 16-dollars-an-hour.

Logan Township Police Department, United Fire and Greenwood Fire Department responded to a 911 call for a lost person below the Wopsy Mtn lookout on a known trail. The call was received at 8:45 p.m. The callers were disoriented and not familiar with their surroundings. At 9:44 p.m., ATV units from United Fire made contact with the lost persons and brought them to safety. The hikers were unharmed.

A Blair County man who was wanted on a home improvement fraud charge is now behind bars. Terry Geist Jr. stole over $10,000 after he was hired in January to do remodeling work on a kitchen at a residence on Hillside Drive. Geist is currently lodged in Blair County Prison.

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding has opened proposal applications for half-a-million-dollars in state Farm Bill Agriculture and Youth Grants. Redding invited applicants who have projects directed toward youth agriculture to apply by September 30th.  The Ag and Youth Program provides direct grants of up to 75-hundred-dollars and matches grants of up to 25-thousand to support projects and equipment purchases by youth-run organizations.