Twelve years after receiving a traumatic brain injury in Iraq, veteran Brian Getz, second from left, received his Purple Heart in a surprise ceremony. Dozens of fellow veterans, family, friends and even some who had never met Brian packed Renovo Fire Hall. Seen after the ceremony are, from left, Veterans Service Officer of the VFW Benefits Center Sean MacMillen, Brian and his wife Linda, and Lt. Col. (ret.) William Reynolds.


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By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express RENOVO — “For over 240 years we have enjoyed freedoms that others do not. We enjoy these freedoms because of people like Brian Getz.” Those were the words spoken by Sean MacMillen, veterans service officer of the VFW Benefits Center, as he spoke to ...

Police: 5-22

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Criminal mischief JERSEY SHORE—A known individual, 30 years of age, of Jersey Shore intentionally drove through the yard of the 41 year old victim, causing damage to the yard and mailbox at 2725 Quarry Road, Jersey Shore on May 13 at 10:30 p.m.. According to state police at Montoursville, ...

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Old Photo Album: At East Main Street Church


PHOTO PROVIDED At East Main Street Church Wilda (Myers) Glossner of Lock Haven has given us this photo to share with our readers. It shows children and youth at East Main Street Methodist Church in April 1952. Anyone who can provide some names is asked to contact Wendy Stiver at The Express ...

Historic house once stood in Lockport
This is the Joseph A. Cummings House on Water Street (“The Front Road,” closest to the water) in Upper Lockport. Express columnist Scott Williams lived in it with his parents, Leslie and Marjorie Williams, and siblings from the fall of 1962 until it was demolished in 1992 or 1993 for the Lock Haven flood protection project. The Library of Congress research shows this house as one of the oldest existing homes in Upper Lockport at the time, Williams tells us. The federal government sent in the Library of Congress to make a photographic record of the old, historic homes in Lockport, and then the federal government sent in the Army Corps of Engineers to tear them down, as he puts it. The house, according to reports, was built by a returning Civil War veteran. The government badge indicating the highest water level from the 1972 flood is directly above the railing post at the end of the front porch railing, Williams said. According to his parents, the level on the badge was at least a foot too low — the flood water was two stair steps from entering the second floor of the house. They and two of their children stayed in the house through the entire flood.

Borders and boundaries II


One particularly appealing exception to the borders and boundaries concept of Upper Lockport in the 1950s and ’60s was the river bank. In those days, the river bank was owned by a single entity, but was considered almost as community property. If you took care of the parcel of river bank ...

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Progress on Ontario Ave

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KEVIN RAUCH/FOR THE EXPRESS This pictures show the progress that Smith Excavating has made on Ontario Avenue. Smith Excavating continues to work down the 500 block, having now removed three structures, two of which were once double-homes. Additionally, the company removed a triplex on the ...

Emergency Services: 5-22

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LOCK HAVEN — The following calls were recorded at the Clinton County Communications Center. r At 5:29 a.m. Lock Haven Fire Department responded to a call about a tree down at 4300 Renovo Road. The call was cleared at 6:03 p.m. r At 8:42 p.m. Kettle Creek Fire Department responded to a ...

Memorial Day parade in SV to be held


LOGANTON — The annual Memorial Day parade will be held at 2 p.m. on the holiday, Monday, May 29, followed by a program and the dedication of a new monument. A tractor show also is planned that day, and churches will sponsor stands with sandwiches, drinks, snow cones and other sweet ...

Calendar of Events: 5-22


TODAY r Garden planting, 9 a.m., Triangle Park and Civil War Monument gardens. Rain date: Tuesday at 9 a.m. TOMORROW r Fish fry to benefit HOPE Missions West, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Flemington First Church of Christ. r Clinton County Progressive Dinner, a fundraiser for STEP, starting with ...

Around The Town: 5-22


Good Day And happy birthday to Christopher LaRose! Quote of the Day “The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” — Marcus Aurelius Art show Pine Creek Artisan’s Show and Sale, featuring local art such as photography, graphite, watercolors, jewelry, gift baskets, ...

The Clinton County Relay for Life opened Friday afternoon and continues today at Riverview Park. The Lock Haven Catholic School Crabs Team includes, Cora Shadal, far left, Harper Coleman in front, and Alex Johnson in the orange shirt, all cancer survivors.


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LOCKPORT — The Clinton County 2017 Relay for Life started its annual 24-hour loop at Riverview Park at 4 p.m. yesterday. More than 200 runners took laps around the park yesterday and will continue today. Event leader Rona Houser began the opening ceremonies around 5:30 last night and ...

Police News – May 20

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Two-car crash LOCK HAVEN — Adriauna K. Canann of Warren, Ohio did not stop or yield at the four-way stop at Vesper and East Bald Eagle streets, and her car was struck by one driven by Jolene K. Miller of Lock Haven who was trying to turn left, at 10:49 a.m. Thursday, May 11, city police ...

Jersey Shore Senior High School students in the National Business Honor Society include, from left, in front: Luke Bischof, Averie Hess, Kendra White, Brianna Heller, Emma Frazier, Morgan Bauder, Mariah Guiswite and Paige Haight; in the second row: Ashlyn Wool, Janel Eck, Beatrice Ferguson, Pearl Patterson, Haylee Fishel, Allison Schweikart, Audrey Wacker, Sophie Hayes and Hannah Stroble; and in back: Alex Tobin and Wyatt Grieco.

JS FBLA members inducted into honor society


JERSEY SHORE — Thirteen members of the Jersey Shore Senior High Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) were inducted into the National Business Honor Society — Pennsylvania FBLA Chapter during a ceremony held recently at the school. Membership in the National Business Honor Society ...

Best Western Lock Haven employees include, from left, General Manager April Welshans, front desk Manager Heather Harper, Property Manager Joan Marshall, Wanda Nelson, Mary Stull, Abbie Frank, Cathy Crawford (partially hidden), Executive Housekeeper Emily Kinney, Laura Waltz, Grant Young and Gary Barner. Missing from the photo are Bonnie Gradel, Sharon Duck, Keith Stein, Raven Felix and Thomm Yost.

Best Western Lock Haven earns top award for quality


LOCK HAVEN — The Best Western Lock Haven has received the Best Western Chairman’s Award for outstanding quality standards. The award recognizes Best Western International hotels with a cleanliness and maintenance inspection score of 980 points or more out of a possible 1,000. This ...


Kid Notes sing in nursing homes


It’s National Nursing Home Week, and First Church of Christ joined the celebration. Tuesday evening the children’s choir hit the road and performed at Susque-View and at Haven Skilled Rehab and Nursing Facility. The Kid Notes children’s choir is wrapping up its third season of singing, ...

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Bald Eagle Rifle League concludes season


The Bald Eagle Rifle League held its banquet Saturday, May 6 and honored junior shooters and high individual shooters with awards. The league’s 2016-17 year-end statistics follow. TEAM STANDINGS r Markovich Construction Inc.: 20-0 — 780.650 r Strouse Electric: 13-6 — 765.260 r ...

A board divided

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RENOVO — The Keystone Central School Board may have passed a preliminary, $77.1 million budget for 2017-18 on Thursday night, but it did so through much debate. The vote was 6-3 to approve, but only after the pre-kindergarten, or Pre-K program, in particular, came under heavy fire. ...


Jersey Shore High School announces VIPs


JERSEY SHORE — Jersey Shore Area Senior High School students have received VIP awards for the fourth nine weeks of this school year. Each teacher is asked to nominate one student who consistently displays the high school’s VIP expected behaviors — Value everything and everyone, ...

QuickBooks workshop is May 31


LOCK HAVEN — The Small Business Development Center of Lock Haven University offers an “Introduction to QuickBooks®” workshop Wednesday, May 31 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the university’s East Campus, 301 W. Church St. Financial accounting software can help a business save time and ...

Words that don’t belong together


Everyone knows the English language (and possibly most other languages) contains words we use together that really don’t belong together because they contradict. To cite a few examples, we sometimes say “awful pretty,” “pretty awful,” or “pretty ugly.” We might urge someone to ...