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The new home is seen at 116 E. Linn St. in Bellefonte.

Nonprofit helps homeless find a home in Bellefonte

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BELLEFONTE — Eight individuals looking to get back on their feet now have a place to call home in Bellefonte. In late May, local nonprofit Hearts for the Homeless opened up a home at 116 E. Linn St. for individuals who had been struggling with homelessness. The organization started by ...

Police news — Tuesday, June 27

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Headstone stolen MILLHEIM — State police are investigating the theft of a solid bronze U.S. military veterans headstone. According to police reports, the marker was stolen from the Steven R. Neff Funeral Home. Anyone with any information is asked to contact state police at Rockview. ...

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Tom Pitz will portray Thomas Jefferson during a free program Thursday evening at the Taber Museum in Williamsport.

‘Thomas Jefferson’ to appear at Lyco museum

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WILLIAMSPORT — Guests at the Taber Museum will have a rare opportunity to meet a “President of the United States” when “Thomas Jefferson” appears Thursday at 7 p.m. in the museum’s community room. The program is free and open to the public. Portrayed by Tom Pitz, Jefferson will ...

LHU student fees increase for 2017-18

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LOCK HAVEN — Some student fees are higher at Lock Haven University for the coming academic year. The fees for living in a traditional residence hall and the fees for living in Campus Village have increased by 3 percent. Living in a double room in a residence hall, for example, will cost ...

Summer exhibit opens at the Taber

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WILLIAMSPORT — The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society has announced its summer exhibit — Gone But Not Forgotten. The exhibit highlights the customs and practices surrounding death and mourning during the Victorian period. Included in the exhibit are a ...

Calendar of events

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TODAY r Summer Library Program, 9-11:30 a.m., Porter Township Community Library. For more information, call June Strouse at 570-726-4889. TOMORROW r “Insect Safari,” 1 p.m., Kettle Creek State Park Nature Center, a DiscoverE Program for Hide’n Seekers (ages 4-5) and Outdoor ...

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Elizabeth Litz, 8, of Lock Haven sits on Smokey Bear’s lap Saturday at the Piper Aviation Museum in Lock Haven.

Smokey Bear visits Piper Aviation Museum

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LOCK HAVEN — Smokey Bear came to visit Piper Aviation Museum last Saturday to celebrate the shared history of both the living bear cub who was found in Capitan, N.M., in June of 1950 and Piper Aircraft Co. The little bear cub only weighed about four pounds when he was found and had ...

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Porter Township supervisors cooked free hot dogs for the community at the first Community Day. From left are Larry Dotterer, Kevin Frank and Mike Champion.

Community Day in Porter is a fun time for all

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From staff reports LAMAR — Porter Township held their first Community Day on Saturday, June 10, in the Recreation Park located at Route 64 and Washington Avenue in the township. The event was hosted by The Heritage Days Committee, a committed group of residents who are continuing to ...

Young Woman’s Creek Road closed

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RENOVO — The left hand branch of Young Woman’s Creek Road will be closed on weekdays for about two months due to a timber harvest. The road will be closed from Mudlick Run to Ash Hollow from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning yesterday. The closure will be in place ...

Around the Town

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Good Day And happy anniversary to Clifford and Pauline Johnson of McElhattan, 79 years, and to Mark and Jean Vonada of Zion of 47 years. Word of the Day Abstemious — Not self-indulgent, restrained; especially when eating and drinking. Quote of the Day “You have power over your mind ...

Pa. driving enforcement efforts to increase for July 4 holiday

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HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence, (DUI) Association announces there will be an increase of both local law enforcement and the Pennsylvania State Police beginning Friday, June 23 through July 5, 2017. The focus will be stopping and arresting impaired drivers under the ...

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The 2017 Best of Clinton County Summer Festival and Parade took place in the downtown under sunny skies Saturday, drawing a good crowd.

Leading the Parade

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By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — It was a perfect day for a celebration, and local folks who woke up on Saturday and saw the sunshine were ready to take advantage of it. Many decided to come downtown and have a good time at the annual Best of Clinton County Summer ...

Emergency Services: 6-26

Police, court and fires

THURSDAY r At 9:47 a.m. Blanchard Volunteer Fire Company responded to a call about a wire at 11221 North Eagle Valley Road, Beech Creek. The call was cleared at 10 a.m. r At 12:08 p.m. the Avis, Woolrich and Indepent Hose of Jersey Shore Fire Departments responded to a call about an alarm ...

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Old Photo Album: North Bend Ball Team, ’51-’52

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PHOTO PROVIDED North Bend ball team in 1951-52 Charlie Barnum, western Clinton County historian, is sharing this photo with other Express readers. It shows the North Bend baseball team of 1951-52. The team members are, from left, in front: Dave Shope, Ed Kulka, Red Franklin, Wayne ...

Millbrook Bar

Millbrook adds something new – a bar

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By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com MILL HALL — Headed to Millbrook Playhouse to see a show? Consider buying your wine at the theatre. Millbrook now has a performing arts facility license from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. The license arrived sooner than expected, ...

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After 124 years in business, Schwarz Paint and Wallpapering on Bellefonte Avenue, Lock Haven, is closing its doors June 30 when owner-operator Thomas F. Galitski retires.

Historic LH business to close after 124 years

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By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The city will lose one of its longtime family-owned businesses on Friday, when Schwarz Paint and Wallcoverings closes for good. The store is an heirloom business that has been handed down over generations. Thomas F. Galitski is the ...

Great Island Race Series ahead

Community

LOCKPORT — The Great Island Race Series offers three race events in two days, Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1. A service project of the Rotary Club of Lock Haven, the series has grown into three races. Last year, the series raised $8,000 for local charities. For 2017, race ...

Abracadabra

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KEVIN RAUCH/THE EXPRESS Seventy-one children showed up at the Renovo Area Public Library last week to see Magician Tom Yurasits as he treated them to classics of a magic show. The audience laughed and gasped as they watched the show that lined throughout the library. Here, Lilly McGonigal ...

Around the Town: 6-26

Community

Good Day And happy birthday to Delleana Witherite of Mill Hall! Word of the Day Lacuna — A gap or missing part, as in a manuscript, series, or logical argument. Alternate: one of the numerous tiny cavities in the substance of bone, supposed to contain nucleate cells. Quote of the ...