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‘Tablets’ for inmates?

Local news

LOCK HAVEN — Inmates at the Clinton County Correctional Facility may soon be able to rent electronic tablet devices through the prison. The county commissioners on Thursday approved an amendment to the Master Services Agreement between Securus Technologies, Inc. and the correctional ...

Howard Happenings

Community

CALENDARS COMING Howard Parks and Rec Committee will have their 2019 calendars for sale soon. Debbie Simoncek is putting the final touches on the calendar photos and will be sending them to press soon. The calendars should be available right after Thanksgiving. This year the calendar will ...

Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news

Health

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer CHICAGO - Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference over the weekend reveals a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other ...

#KeystoneCares selects essay, poster winners

Local news

MILL HALL — #KeystoneCares November theme is “Diversity + Inclusion = NO Bullying”. For the second consecutive year, the group held an essay contest for Keystone Central School District CSD students in 6th through 12th grade and a poster contest for grades K through 5. The committee ...

Around the town

Community

GOOD DAY and Happy Anniversary to Sam and Linda Brungard. Word of the Day Snowflake— a single ice crystal that has achieved a sufficient size, and may have amalgamated with others, then falls through the Earth’s atmosphere as snow. Quote of the Day Because there’s nothng as ...

Local Briefs

Community

Free health screening open to the public STATE COLLEGE — In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, there will be a free health screening event on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will feature free diabetes screenings, free vision and hearing screening, blood pressure and ...

Cancer patient is first in Hawaii to receive new treatment

Health

HONOLULU (AP) - A Hawaii resident who has been living with a slow-growing yet incurable cancer since 2006 became the first person in the state to receive a new specialized radiation treatment. The cancer in Mary Bona's abdomen grew over the summer despite several rounds of chemotherapy and ...

Bellefonte wins ‘Paint the Plow’ competition

Local news

BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte High School’s entry in PennDOT District 2’s “Paint the Plow” contest was named the overall winner. Voting ended on Nov. 2, resulting in four “Fan Favorite” winners. And the judged portion of the competition was completed Monday, Nov. 5, resulting in ...

Calendar of Events

Community

TODAY - Winter coat/clothing giveaway, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Curtin United Methodist Church, 305 Curtin Village Rd., Howard. SATURDAY - Winter coat/clothing giveaway, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Curtin United Methodist Church, 305 Curtin Village Rd., Howard. - Avis Fire Company Ladies Auxillary fall ...

More women in poor countries use contraception, says report

Health

By IGNATIUS SSUUNA and RODNEY MUHUMUZA Associated Press KIGALI, Rwanda - More women and girls in poor countries are using modern contraception, signifying progress in efforts to involve women in family planning, according to a report released Monday. The number of women and girls ...

Campbell recognized after 40 years on planning commission

Local news

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Board of Commissioners honored Thomas Campbell of Renovo as he steps down after 40 years on the Clinton County Planning Commission at Thursday’s meeting. “The knowledge, observations and unique perspective he has offered to that group over the last 40 ...

High triglycerides and pancreatitis are the earmarks of FCS

Health

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Recently I was diagnosed with FCS (familial chylomicronemia syndrome) by my primary physician. I have extremely high triglycerides and Type 2 diabetes. I have brought my A1C from 10 percent to 6 percent, as well as lost 40 pounds and completely changed my ...

Speed limits reduced due to weather conditions

Local news

Due to current and predicted weather conditions, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reducing speed limits on several roadways in the northcentral region. Speed limits have been lowered to 45 miles per hour on the following roads: r Interstate 80 in Clinton, Centre, and ...

$84,700 state grant earmarked for local Rail Trail

Local news

LOCK HAVEN – Design work for rehabilitation of a railroad bridge over the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in Pine Creek and Wayne townships will take a major step forward due to a $84,700 state grant. Awarded through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program administered by the ...

Up to 10 inches of snow possible

Urgent information

Central Pennsylvania is in the bullseye of this winter storm. The National Weather Service's latest forecast has northern Clinton, Centre, Lycoming and Sullivan counties getting 7 to 10 inches of the white stuff. That means they predict lesser amounts in the valleys, but if anything, this ...

Express closes early due to storm

Urgent information

The Express community newspaper office at 9 W. Main St. in downtown Lock Haven has closed early today, Thursday (Nov. 15) due to the snow storm. Emergency first responders are having a very busy day, especially in Centre County, western and northern Clinton County. There are vehicle accidents ...

His biggest buck yet … a 12 pointer

Local news

SARAH SMELTZ/THE EXPRESS Daryl Geyer, of Mill Hall, shot this 12-point buck during archery season just after 7 a.m. on Nov. 9 between Renovo and Snow Shoe. “It’s the biggest one I ever shot,” he said. Daryl has been hunting for 44 years and said he’s very excited about the harvest. He ...

Police News — Nov. 15

Police, court and fires

Two-vehicle accident LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven City Police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident at 7:36 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. According to police, a vehicle being driven by Averi Raab of Lock Haven was traveling northbound on Jay Street and was attempting to make a left turn ...

Giving downtown a holiday touch

Community

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — The holiday season is pretty much upon us. And how important it is that communities raise funds to buy decorations and then galvanize their volunteers to decorate. Downtown Lock Haven Inc. did just that on Wednesday, thanks to volunteers who included ...