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State Rep. Mike Hanna, left, was surprised with the Small Business Champion Award. Pennsylvania SBDC State Director Christian Conroy presents him with the honor Tuesday at Lock Haven University.

SBDC names Hanna ‘Small Business Champion’

LOCK HAVEN — State Rep. Michael Hanna (D-Lock Haven) was pleasantly surprised Tuesday to be named a “Small Business Champion” by the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers. He received the award after a meeting of the leadership of the Pennsylvania SBDC network, held at Lock ...

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Clinton County District Attorney Dave Strouse, center, is flanked by Clinton County Detective Jim Edwards, left, and Pine Creek Township Police Officer Dennis Gill.

Pine Creek Township gets drug collection box

AVIS — Clinton County District Attorney Dave Strouse’s office and the Pine Creek Township Police Department have been awarded a grant from CVS/pharmacy to install a Drug Collection Unit. This unit is located at the newly renovated Pine Creek Township Police Department, 31 Municipal ...

Planners OK expansion of area mobile home park

LOCK HAVEN — Owners of a mobile home park in Western Clinton County are looking to update and expand it. The county planning comission this week unanimously approved plans for a 10-unit park on 2.87 acres at 12179 Renovo Road in the village of Farwell in Chapman Township. The project ...

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Rebecca Brungard’s senior project brightens library

PHOTO PROVIDED Rebecca Brungard has been working on her senior project at the Porter Township Public Library this summer. Rebecca presented her proposed project to the township supervisors and has certainly accomplished the project, beyond all expectations. She has painted children’s story ...

Calendar of events

SATURDAY r Lenny Young III Memorial Sport & Shoot, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Clinton Sportsman Club, Loganton. Cost per person is $20 and includes 50 birds. Proceeds benefit a scholarship in Lenny’s name. r Interactive play “Shannon Agnew is Back in the Basement,” 8:30 p.m., ...

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Posing with instructor Master Sue Feathers, center back, are, from left, Chris Lindquest, Yesinea Morales, Eddie Newman, Erica Lindquest and Earl Culvey, who all earned black belts.

12-year-old receives black belt

LOCK HAVEN — It’s not unusual for somebody to earn a black belt in karate after several years of taking lessons. But it is unusual when that somebody is only 12 years old. Such is the case for Eddie Newman, son of Tara and Bill Newman of Farrandsville. Eddie, along with four others ...

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Good Day And happy birthday to Les Kleckner and his daughter Steff Waltz! Family history how-tos Family history instruction is offered free to the public at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 8 Noll Road, off Nittany Valley Drive (Route 64). Some ...

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Sugar Valley Rural Charter School officials cut the ribbon on the new building during a ceremony held Monday night.

SVRCS cuts ribbon on 15-room building

LOGANTON — On the day that our nation rejoiced over a solar eclipse, the small town of Loganton was celebrating a different kind of milestone — the unveiling of a new building on the campus of the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School. Over 200 people gathered alongside board members of both ...

Centre changes rental assistance income guideline

BELLEFONTE — More low-income residents in Centre County will now be eligible for rental assistance. During the Aug. 22 meeting of the Centre County Board of Commissioners, an expansion was unanimously approved for the county’s income eligibility guidelines for the Pennsylvania Housing ...

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LH Catholic School kicks off 50th anniversary celebration

PHOTO PROVIDED The Lock Haven Catholic School is celebrating its 50th anniversary this school year and they are kicking off the celebration with a ‘50s-inspired drive-in this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The event will take place at the school from 4 to 8 p.m. each day. Diners can either ...

Grange Fair schedule of events

CENTRE HALL — The 143rd Centre County Grange Fair is taking place now through Saturday. Enter the fairgrounds through Gate 1 (Potter Street), Gate 3 (off Route 144) or Gate 4 (Homan Lane off Route 45). The parking fee is $6 ($16 weekly). More information is available at: ...

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Family history assistance Sunday MILL HALL — Family history instruction is offered free to the public at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 8 Noll Road, off Nittany Valley Drive (Route 64). Some how-tos and the basics of genealogy will be covered. For ...

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Good Day And happy 70th anniversary to Anna and Ronald Mapstone. Quote of the Day “A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.” — J. R. R. Tolkien Word of the Day Enervate — To weaken or destroy strength or vitality; lacking physical, mentor, or moral ...

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From left, Mariah Kepler, Cody Hand and Alyssa Dickey are pictured. The students distributed lunches to three playgrounds in the Renovo area this summer.

Feeding programs provided to Renovo area adults, children

RENOVO — If you attended any of the three parks in Renovo this summer, there was lots of crafts, games, friends playing... and a free lunch. Children and adults at South Renovo, Renovo and Chapman Township playgrounds were provided with a free pre-packaged lunch and milk from Monday through ...

CDBG funds denied for fire safety systems

BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte Borough is set on preserving the safety of its historic buildings in downtown Bellefonte. For the 2015 and 2016 fiscal years, the borough requested the funding it receives through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program be used for fire suppression ...

‘Guide to Fall Sports’ coming in The Express

Football. Soccer. Golf. Cross Country. Tennis. Volleyball. These are the sports of the fall season at our area high schools. And — if you’re like most people — you can’t get enough when it comes to your favorite teams and student-athletes. Wait no ...

State Rep. Mike Hanna, left, talks with Ron Haffley of Haffley Insurance during the eclipse-watching party on the Lock Haven University Commons, the green space along North Fairview Street between Price Auditorium and Stevenson Library.

Eclipse-watching party at LHU  draws hundreds

State Rep. Mike Hanna, left, talks with Ron Haffley of Haffley Insurance during the eclipse-watching party on the Lock Haven University Commons, the green space along North Fairview Street between Price Auditorium and Stevenson Library. People of all ages turned out to safely watch the eclipse ...

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Introduction to QuickBooks LOCK HAVEN — LHU Small Business Development Center will host a workshop entitled Introduction to QuickBooks workshop on Friday at 301 W. Church St., Room J104. The workshop will start promptly at 9 a.m. and will run until 12 p.m. The cost of the workshop is ...

Shore YMCA offers after-school program

JERSEY SHORE — A new school year is filled with potential — a chance to start new routines and habits, build new friendships and discover new possibilities and interests. It’s an exciting time for many kids, however — at the end of the school day, 11.3 million kids head to homes where ...

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Little League museum gets a ‘special American flag’

PHOTO PROVIDED A special American flag was recently donated to Little League International Museum by Terry, Carmen and Sean Banfill of Lock Haven. Sean Banfill is a special agent with the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Agent. He was stationed at the embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, ...