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A true blessing

WINGATE— Twenty-four years ago, on a Friday evening in autumn, Brooke Fisher was born. She was born with musical talent, athletic ability, and an extra-sweet personality. In fact, Brooke was born with a lot of extras. She was even born with an extra copy of a chromosome. The 21st ...

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Charlotte Rebuck has made hundreds of Jared Boxes and is distributing them to area hospitals as her senior project at Sugar Valley Rural Charter School.

Student makes Jared Boxes for hospitalized children

LOGANTON — Have you ever heard of a Jared Box? Charlotte Rebuck has and she’s made over 800 of them. Jared Boxes originated in 2001 in State College after a young boy named Jared was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor. After he passed, his classmates created Jared Boxes in ...

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South Renovo firefighters honored

Over 120 years of volunteer service were recognized Saturday night as three members who have dedicated much of their lives to the Citizen’s Hose Company Station #28 of South Renovo were honored. Keith Wilson, 40 years; Keith Tripp, 50 years, and Jamie Stone, 40 years, each received not ...

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Lowe’s donates to fire company

The Renovo Fire Department recently received a Lowe’s Education Grant for $1,200 which they turned into a Kobalt tool kit for their rescue vehicles. The grant shows a commitment that younger members have undertaken as they have started to dedicate much of their time to the fire department. ...

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Speakers included Judge Mike Salisbury at top and Judge Craig Miller, above.

Judge: Treatment courts are seeing success

LOCK HAVEN — It used to be in Clinton County that the courts dealt with drug offenders mostly by locking them up in prison. And while that is still an option being used, the court here has come a long way in just a few years in providing treatment options. Thus was born the county ...

‘Not guilty’ verdict in rape trial

LOCK HAVEN — A jury of six men and six women deliberated less than two hours before rendering a verdict of “not guilty” Friday in the two-day trial of Wany L. Deng of Upper Darby, charged with sexually assaulting a young woman in his Lock Haven apartment on Aug. 24, 2014. Defense ...

Emotional testimony at assault hearing

By Pennlive.com MUNCY — Breanna Diane Long broke into tears as she testified about the physical abuse her then live-in boyfriend inflicted on her toddler son. Long, 19, became emotional as she described Brett A. Fields last spring throwing her then 18-month-old son across a room and ...

LH woman renegs on plea agreement, faces new charges

By Pennlive.com LOCK HAVEN — A former bank employee who reneged on her agreement to plead guilty is now facing additional charges as the result of an indictment. Jolene Marie Edwards, 38, of Lock Haven, was scheduled to plead guilty on March 6 to a charge of interstate transportation of ...

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Applications available for Sentimental Journey scholarship

LOCK HAVEN — Sentimental Journey, the annual fly-in that celebrates Piper Aircraft Corporation’s heritage in Lock Haven, along with Sentimental Journey member and fly-in attendee Amy Gesch, have established a scholarship to aid those with a desire to learn to fly. The scholarship is in ...

Around the Town

Good day And happy birthday to Ralph Gaebel of Milesburg, 95 today. Horses of Hope seeking volunteers Horses of Hope is offering two training classes for people interested in volunteering during riding lessons: Saturday, March 25, noon to 3 p.m., and Saturday, April 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...

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Loyd Groves is led from the Clinton County Courthouse by a sheriff’s deputy for transport back to the Clinton County Correctional Facility after a hearing Thursday afternoon.

Date set for Nov. 13 in Heckel disappearance

LOCK HAVEN — The local trial of Loyd Groves, charged with first-degree and third-degree murder in the decades-old disappearance of Kathy Heckel, will be held in November. Jury selection is scheduled to start on Monday, Nov. 13, in Clinton County court. Attorneys for the defense —David ...

Not guilty of rape

Clinton County jury came back with a non guilty verdict for Wany Deng, who had been charged with raping an LHU student. The jury's verdict came just before noon today and followed a one day trial. Look for the full story in tomorrow's print edition.

LHU to drop men’s indoor track

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University President Dr. Michael Fiorentino said he will maintain the men’s outdoor track and field and women’s Division I field hockey programs, but the men’s indoor track program must go. The much-anticipated announcement was made in a prepared statement ...

Details differ at student rape case

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Both the defendant and the young woman testifying as the victim in a rape trial agreed yesterday on the basics of what happened on Aug. 24, 2014. But their testimony varied on the details, and that is where the truth seems to lie. The ...

Prison upgrade bids come in below estimate

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County commissioners plans to significantly upgrade the county prison’s security, heating and air conditioning and other infrastructure reached a critical point yesterday: Opening construction bids. And upon doing so, Commissioners Pete Smeltz, Jeff Snyder and ...

Thompson waiting to see ‘finished product’ on health care reform

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson is waiting to see “the finished product” of legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, before he decides how he will vote. That’s according to one of Thompson’s aides, Renee Gemela, speaking from his Washington, D.C. ...

Calendar of events

TODAY r Used book sale, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jersey Shore Public Library, 110 Oliver St., Jersey Shore. Lunch platters available. Information: 570-398-9891. r Free screening of “Kubo and the Two Strings” (PG), 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m., community room of Centre County Library and Historical ...

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Sugar Valley Lions Club learns about Camp Cadet

PHOTO PROVIDED Bobby Tressler of Clinton County Camp Cadet and his son Hunter visited the Sugar Valley Lions Club in March and talked about the very worthwhile program. Camp Cadet was established in 1991. Local law enforcement officials and volunteers work to bring area youth together to ...

Remembrance ceremony to focus on drug prevention

BELLEFONTE — The Centre County HOPE (Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education) Initiative is continuing to bring the community together around an important issue. On Wednesday, March 29, the HOPE Initiative is holding a remembrance ceremony for those who have lost loved ones lost to ...

Local briefs

Exchange student host families wanted LOCK HAVEN — ASSE International is looking for host families willing to invite extraordinarily bright and talented students from Europe, Asia, South and Central America and even countries that used to make up the Soviet Union, into their homes for ...