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Salvation Army welcomes new officers

Local news

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — You can see it on their faces. You can hear it in their voices. Dan and Holly Johnson are excited to be in Lock Haven as the Salvation Army’s newest corps officers. Captains in the ranking of the Salvation Army officers, the ...

Police News — August 17

Police, court and fires

Teen huffs duster gas, crashes vehicle MILL HALL — Alea R. Probst, 18, of Mill Hall, was under the influence of alcohol and duster gases when she crashed her 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier into another vehicle and a concrete barrier on Hogan Boulevard, state police at Lamar said. Probst ...

‘It is what it is’ opens in downtown Lock Haven

Community

LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS A large crowd turned out for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of Downtown Lock Haven’s newest business — “It Is What It Is.” The unique shop has a variety of items not usually found in stores, from sweet treats to dog toys. Owner Art Sanders also owns ...

Geisinger received AIDS Resource award

Health

PHOTO PROVIDED Dr. Darrell McBride, Geisinger Medical Center, Infectious Diseases Department, Danville, is shown with AIDS Resource award. AIDS Resource, Inc., a community-based health and social service agency, has recognized Geisinger a Community Partner Award to honor their efforts in ...

Defense files motion to dismiss charges due to newspaper article

Local news

LOCK HAVEN — In another turn of events for the 27-year-old cold case of local woman Katherine Heckel’s disappearance, alleged killer Loyd Groves’ defense team filed a motion to dismiss the charges against him, prompting a motions hearing scheduled for Sept. 11. The meat of the motion ...

Kindergarten students learn school routines at Kindercamp

Community

WINGATE — When Bald Eagle Area begins the new school year on August 27, most of the kindergarten students at Howard, Mountaintop, Port Matilda, and Wingate Elementary schools will walk through the front doors of the school with confidence. That’s because they already have three days ...

Include physical in back-to-school routine

Health

DR. LAURA SMITH Preparing your child to go back to school can be a hectic process. In the midst of buying new clothes and school supplies, it is important to remember that scheduling a back-to-school physical exam is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your child is ready ...

Prosecution claims news story doesn’t compromise the case

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LOCK HAVEN — The prosecution flatly rebutted the defense’s motion for dismissal of the murder charges against Loyd Groves because of press coverage. According to the prosecution, the press coverage in question did not compromise the case and the Commonwealth was simply continuing its ...

Cora Myers is essay contest winner

Community

BEECH CREEK — The Beech Creek American Legion Ladies Auxiliary sponsored an Americanism Essay Contest earlier this year. Students in the Enrichment Program taught by Michelle Marasco at Liberty-Curtin Elementary participated. Cora Myers won third place for her essay in the fifth grade ...

New cardiovascular pavilion planned for Mount Nittany Health

Health

STATE COLLEGE — A new 26,000 square-foot cardiovascular pavilion is being built at Mount Nittany Medical Center. The new structure is being built directly above the Medical Center’s emergency department, and is another mark of the health system’s continued investment to ensure access ...

Honored for bravery

Local news

LOCK HAVEN — He wants to be a police officer when he grows up...or maybe even an FBI agent. He loves Chicago PD and other cop shows on television. Jude Mackenzie, 10, of Linden Street, showed that he has what it takes to join the ranks of the brave police officers during a break-in at his ...

‘Mindful Minute’ new at Bellefonte Elementary

Community

BELLEFONTE — Excited. Anxious. Nervous. Sad. Happy. As they file in the doors for the first day of school year, students may experience a range of emotions, and often struggle to manage overstimulation. They are excited to see their friends, a little anxious at being away from home, ...

CCHA director facing DUI charges

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From staff reports LEWISBURG — Clinton County Housing Authority Director Jeff Rich is facing DUI charges in Union County stemming from an incident that happened June 2 in Lewisburg. Charges pending against Rich are driving under the influence and careless driving, a summary offense. State ...

Bellefonte students taking tests online

Community

BELLEFONTE — Pretty soon, when Rick Knapp speaks, the first question he won’t hear is, “Where is Bellefonte?” “My usual reply is, ‘State College is near us,’” said Knapp, director of technology for Bellefonte Area School District. As one of few school districts in ...

Q&A with President Robert Pignatello

Local news

By JULIE STELLFOX For The Express LOCK HAVEN — On July 1, Lock Haven University welcomed its 15th president, Robert Pignatello, to The Haven. Upon his arrival, President Pignatello agreed to a question and answer session to find out a little bit more about him. Q: What attracted you ...

Howard Happenings

Community

LADIES RETREAT The West Branch Area Ladies Retreat will be held at Sylvan Hills Christian Service Camp on Sept. 14 and 15. Kristy Steppe will be speaking on “Strong Women in the Bible — Their Strengths and Priorities.” The topic will help women of all ages develop a heart of wisdom. The ...

Clinton County graduates eighteen students from PFEW

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WILLIAMSPORT — Eighteen Clinton County students recently attended the award-winning Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) program held annually on the campuses of Lycoming College and the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Lycoming County. For forty years, PFEW has been providing a ...

A crucial time for kids’ social and emotional development

Community

By WILLIAM SHARP It’s that time of the year. Summer vacations are almost over. For most kids, this time of summer has been about finishing the readings and completing the packets that were handed out to them as summer work. As a result, school often conjures up ideas about reading, ...

Bellefonte teacher working toward global education

Community

By CAROL TERRACINA HARTMAN cterracina@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — One Bellefonte Area teacher doesn’t want her school to “go global,” she wants education to “be global.” All the time. And that, thanks to a recent fellowship, is her job. English teacher Ashlie Crosson ...

Promote healthy weight starting with school lunch

Community

Although there are a variety of theories behind the growing obesity problem plaguing North American adults and children, the most consistent findings point to caloric intake as the culprit. Here's a simple equation to get to the root of the problem: Calories eaten + calories spent = weight ...