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Rusty and Dawn Herlocher pose at their business on North Jay Street in downtown Lock Haven as the couple celebrates 35 years in the auto sales business. The Herlochers say they’re blessed to have made so many friends over the years.

Rusty Herlocher Auto Sales celebrates 35 years

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LOCK HAVEN — Rusty Herlocher’s car lot at 320 N. Jay St. is filled with well-groomed used cars bearing neat, handwritten signs. In the small, cozy office behind the lot, his wife, Dawn Herlocher, sits at her desk with a cheery smile. Daisy, the couple’s St. Bernard, pads out to the ...

Police news — Wednesday, Oct. 18

Police, court and fires

Car vandalized LOCK HAVEN — A vehicle owned by a 40-year-old woman was keyed, causing almost $1,000 damage to the driver’s side, city police said. City police said that Donald Lee Whyel Jr., 44, of Lock Haven, was issued a summons for criminal mischief and loiter/prowling at ...

Not yo momma’s stuffed shells

Community

I love to cook and even more, I love to eat. Searching for new recipes, testing and tweaking is a long-time hobby of mine and my favorites are those recipes that use familiar ingredients, but change it up. Stuffed shells are in that category. We’re all familiar with the traditional Italian ...

Loyd Groves trial delayed

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LOCK HAVEN — In a specially called status conference Tuesday afternoon, Lycoming County Senior Judge Kenneth Brown granted a continuance in the murder trial of Loyd Groves, 69, charged with murder in the decades-old disappearance of Kathy Heckel. Defense attorney David Lindsay made the ...

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Bellefonte Elks Gun Raffle a success

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The Bellefonte Elks Lodge Gun Raffle fundraiser, which benefits the lodge Activities Fund, is a large undertaking and requires all hands on deck. Preparing some of the food for the many ticket-holders at the most recent gun raffle are, at rear left, Jack Zimmerman and Zeke Pletcher, and on the ...

Newman gets 14 1/2 – 29 years in state prison for shooting

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LOCK HAVEN — Joseph J. Newman Jr., 45, of Mill Hall, will serve 14.5 to 29 years in state prison, according to a sentence handed down by Clinton County Judge Michael Salisbury. In August, a jury convicted Newman of seven charges — aggravated assault serious bodily harm, aggravated ...

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At a recent Lock Haven Kiwanis Club meeting are, from left, speaker Tom Bossert, mayor of Mill Hall; Kiwanian Vince Shay, a Mill Hall Borough Council member and a program chair for the club; speaker Jeff Fritz, a Mill Hall police officer; and Club President Art Gray.

LH Kiwanians talk Neighborhood Watch

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LOCK HAVEN — Mill Hall has a new program, based on a tried-and-true idea. It’s called Neighborhood Watch, and it may be cutting down on local crime. Mayor Thomas H. Bossert and Police Officer Jeff Fritts talked about the program at a recent meeting of the Lock Haven Kiwanis ...

Officials support $185M in Centre road projects

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BELLEFONTE — Centre County is hoping to make the I-99 and I-80 interchanges safer. During the Tuesday meeting of the Centre County Board of Commissioners, county transportation planner Mike Bloom asked for a letter of support to apply for grant funding for projects that will connect the two ...

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Rotary Interact Club combats litter

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PHOTO PROVIDED The Rotary Interact Club at Central Mountain High School recently completed an Adopt-A-Highway roadside cleanup on Renovo Road, one mile above and one mile below Baker Run Boat Launch. The club currently has 62 members, and they are looking forward to completing numerous ...

Dunnstown has a cat problem

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LOCKPORT — Dunnstown has a cat problem. And just as in Mill Hall, this trouble spot is focused on one woman who enjoys feeding stray cats, on South Allegheny Street. Neighbors do not care for this practice and have complained about cats defecating on their porches and digging up flower ...

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Shown are Cheryl Barr, CEO of Penn State Federal Credit Union, and Mel Curtis, branch director for Moshannon Valley and the Anti-Hunger Program director for the YMCA of Centre County.

Credit union donates to Centre YMCA program

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BELLEFONTE — Penn State Federal Credit Union donated $5,000 to The Y Feeds Kids Weekend Backpack Food program through the YMCA of Centre County. The program was started during November of 2014 in one school district and has increased to seven local school districts. Throughout the 2016-17 ...

Local briefs

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Christmas in the Barns this weekend MACKEYVILLE — The Clinton County Fair will be holding its 10th annual Christmas in the Barns on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the fairgrounds. There will be 140 or more vendors, many in the barns, as well as outside. The fair ...

Downtown Rotary invites public to ‘End Polio Now’

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LOCK HAVEN — The Rotary Club of Downtown Lock Haven is joining in a worldwide recognition of World Polio Day, Oct. 24 — and you can too. Billed as the “World’s Greatest Meal to Help End Polio,” the effort asks people around the globe to forego a meal and to donate the cost of that ...

Calendar of events

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TODAY r Career Fair, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Susque-View Home, 22 Cree Drive, Lock Haven. Information: CareerLink office at 570-893-4022. r Spaghetti dinner by Lock Haven Kiwanis Club, 4-7 p.m., Dunnstown Fire Hall, with basket raffles; take-outs also. r Culture Through Coffee, 6-8 p.m., ...

Around the Town

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Good Day And Happy Birthday to Colton Kelly, 19, of Beech Creek. Word of the Day Trepidation — A feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen. Quote of the Day “Readers used to ask me at autographing events if it wasn’t hard making the transition from ...

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Members of the team are, from left, top row, Chiara Tibbens, Portia Williams, Emma Gillespie, Quinn Green, Ava Blesh, Kya Coleman, Rachel Swanhart, Erica Fenstermacher, Kayleigh Bowes, Emily Liddic, Katie Keiss, Gabby Zydallas; bottom row, Cassie Weaver, Hunter Swartz, Lissa Delbo, Natalie Winchester, Emalee Haines, Madaline Prichard. Not present for photo, Madison Griffis, Cheryl Demers.

Headed to Florida

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JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area high school and middle school cheerleaders will be performing in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. on New Years Day. The teams invited to perform in the pre-game performance are trophy winners from Universal Cheerleaders ...

Police

Police, court and fires

Drug possession BELLEFONTE — State police at Rockview are investigating an incident where two suspects — a 22-year-old Julian man and a 20-year-old Bellefonte woman — were found in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia during a warrant service on Ammerman Toad, Union Township at ...

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Love recognized by Jaycees

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PHOTO PROVIDED Lock Haven Area Jaycees volunteer DuWayne Kunes recently awarded Cindy Love with a special plaque recognizing her help with the organization over the past few years. Love said, “There are so many good and giving organizations and people in our small community that I feel it ...

County asked to guarentee landfill bond

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By BOB ROLLEY brolley@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County commissioners are being asked to guarantee a multi-million dollar bond issue to allow the Wayne Township Landfill to build more disposal capacity. The county Solid Waste Authority operates the landfill at McElhattan and ...