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At top the ribbon is cut to open the new pavilion.

For the seniors

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express SOUTH RENOVO — With nearly 100 people in attendance, the Citizen’s Hose Company of South Renovo along with STEP officials from Clinton County held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the site of their new pavilion in South Renovo. The pavilion will be open to ...

Parades, parties, more make Halloween popular

LOCK HAVEN — The city’s annual Halloween parade, sponsored by the Lock Haven Fire Department, will be held Saturday, and judges will be looking to give out a total of $1,100 in prizes. Line-up will begin at 9:30 a.m. on North Henderson Street between East Main and East Water streets, and ...

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CHUNKIN’ TIME

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com HOWARD — The traffic was pretty bad at peak times, but Saturday’s Punkin Chunkin Fall Festival in Bald Eagle State Park was well worth the wait. Pleasant weather, lots of food booths and other vendors, a relaxed atmosphere that welcomed kids and ...

After 36 years, Francis Gillott sells auto electric business

LOCK HAVEN — When Gillott’s Auto Electric became Lee’s Alternators and Starters, longtime customers of Gillott’s were confused. “Some people thought I died,” said Francis Gillott, the former owner. A native of Lock Haven, Gillott worked at his father’s automotive shop in Lock ...

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Sandusky prosecutor, child advocate attorney coming to LH University

LOCK HAVEN — The attorney who successfully prosecuted child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky is among two guest speakers coming to Lock Haven University next week. Joseph McGettigan also was special prosecutor in the Fabian Smart murder trial in Clinton County in 2004, leading to Smart’s ...

I80 CRASH

Tractor trailer crash, fire halt traffic

This photo was taken by Trina Sample of Lock Haven as she travelled home from State College Friday afternoon. Reports are that a crash occurred at about 3:30 p.m. and a tractor trailer truck involved in the accident was engulfed in flames, as seen in the photo. The westbound lanes of Interstate ...

Road work update for Centre, Clinton

LOCK HAVEN — A road project to improve ride quality and extend the useful life of roadway surfaces is moving toward completion in Centre and Clinton counties. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), work through late October will include: CLINTON COUNTY r ...

Halloween Board Game Night is Oct. 27

LOCK HAVEN — Everyone is invited to Halloween Board Game Night on Friday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church. The family-friendly evening is a chance to try a variety of board games and play them with old friends and new ones. Games are being provided by The Bus ...

Around the Town

Good Day And happy birthday to Kris Akeley of East End, Mill Hall. Word of the Day Ghoul — An evil being that robs graves and feeds on corpses. Hurricane relief benefit Area musicians will present their talents Sunday at 2 p.m. at Oval United Methodist Church, 6796 SR 44 Highway, ...

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At top, Chris Woods, founder and owner of Terrapin Care Station, left, shares a laugh with Dave Harger, who is spearheading a project to revamp Veterans Park along Water Street in Lock Haven. Woods, guest speaker at last night’s Clinton County Economic Partnership Annual Dinner, has committed $25,000 toward the project.

Terrapin Care owner pledges service to veterans, commitment to Clinton County

LOCK HAVEN — A record-setting crowd of 200 gave Chris Woods, founder and owner of Terrapin Care Station, a standing ovation at the Clinton County Economic Partnership dinner Thursday. Terrapin Care Station at South Avis is one of only 12 such endeavors selected by the state Department of ...

Boileau re-hired by county to work election

LOCK HAVEN — Former Clinton County Director of Voter Registrations-Elections Maria Boileau, who will serve as a Lock Haven City Planning Director starting Monday, has been re-hired by the county as a part-time elections advisor at $37.50 per hour not exceeding 100 hours, a rate that sparked ...

County planners recommend zoning change

LOCK HAVEN — A request to rezone a 51.99 acre parcel of land owned by William Edwards at the intersection of Eagle Valley Run Road and Laurel Run Road from Agricultural to Commercial received a nod from the Clinton County Planning Commission on Tuesday night. The Bald Eagle Township ...

I-80 east traffic to slow today in Centre

BELLEFONTE — PennDOT is alerting area drivers to lane restrictions today along a section of I-80 eastbound in Centre County. Through the daylight hours today, drivers will encounter eastbound lane restrictions on I-80 from mile-marker 161 to mile-marker 164 (the Bellefonte on-ramp to the ...

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United Way helps the Shoe Bank

WENDY STIVER/THE EXPRESS The Clinton County United Way recently gave a piece of office equipment it no longer needed to the Lock Haven Area Shoe Bank. The Shoe Bank gives free shoes to eligible children and teens and will make good use of the printer/copier/fax machine it received. From left ...

Collection units set up for unwanted, expired drugs

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County’s Prescription Drug Take Back Week is next week — Oct. 23 to Oct. 27 — and people in the area are urged to cleanout their medicine cabinets of unwanted or expired medications and take the drugs to collection units in the area. There are five Drug ...

Local briefs

Salvation Army offers free lunch to veterans LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven Salvation Army will offer free lunches to all veterans on Monday, Nov. 13, in observance of Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11. The lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. at the Salvation Army, 119 E. Church Street. All ...

Calendar of events

TODAY r Used book sale, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Jersey Shore Public Library. Information: 570-398-9891. r Knights of Columbus free coat distribution, 3-6 p.m., Holy Spirit Parish Center, East Walnut Street, Lock Haven. r Beech Creek Legion Riders spaghetti dinner, 5-7 p.m., American Legion, ...

Around the Town

Good Day And Happy Birthday to Sam Goldsmith, Jr.! Word of the Day Stygian — Gloomy, extremely dark, or foreboding. Of, or pertaining to, the river Styx or the underworld. Quote of the Day “Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his ...

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At top, members of local Girl Scouts troops pose on the porch of the Bellefonte Little House. Above, Girl Scouts and their friends enjoy a movie night, watching “Hocus Pocus.” Movie night is one of the many activities troop leaders can provide at the Little House.

Community works to preserve Girl Scouting in Bellefonte

BELLEFONTE — It is one of 11 left in the United States and has been a safe place for Girl Scouts to meet for the past 55 years. Since 1962, the Bellefonte Little House has served as a meeting place for the several troops in the greater Bellefonte community and now volunteers are working to ...

Stormwater pollution permit may stall Croda expansion plan

LOCK HAVEN — Croda, Inc. has approval from the Clinton County Planning Commission for a $35 million expansion of super refined oil (SRO) refining capacity at its existing site. But a federal law that requires construction sites with stormwater discharge that disturb more than one acre of ...