CAR STOLEN IN MIDDLEBURG
Middleburg Police are investigating the theft of a 2001 red Chevrolet Cavalier. Officers say the car belongs to Jonathan Buck. The vehicle was stolen from Grand Street in Middleburg around 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday. The car has no hubcaps and has a dent on the driver’s side front fender. Anyone with information on the theft is asked to call Middleburg Police at 570-837-0321.
PA GETS EARLY EDUCATION GRANT
Pennsylvania is one of six states to divide $280 million in federal grants for early childhood education. The state will receive a $51.7 million dollar Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant to improve early learning programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Governor Tom Corbett says some of the money will go toward tuition assistance for teachers. Funds will also improve access for children with high needs, create measuring of literacy and numeracy, and elevate focus on under-performing elementary schools.
STATE SUPREME COURT ISSUES GAS DRILLING RULING
A 2012 law required local municipalities to allow gas drilling in every zoning district - even residential, but those provisions have been struck down by the state Supreme Court's ruling. Republican leaders in the General Assembly say the 4-2 decision raises more questions than it answers and could damage the growing industry. They say it's still unclear what effect this would have on the state's collection of impact fees. In any event, both sides of the issue will now be considering their next moves...