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Nancy Perkins, left, great niece of Anna Keichline, and Children’s Librarian Laura Sarge display the recently donated books in the children’s library at the Centre County Library in Bellefonte.

Bellefonte Woman’s Club supports literacy and history

BELLEFONTE — The General Federation of Woman’s Clubs’ Bellefonte Woman’s Club is a staunch supporter of libraries and literacy, especially when it comes to youth empowerment. Recently, the club made a donation of seven books, through part of a $250 Thrivent Financial grant, to ...

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A close look at the poverty rate

LOCK HAVEN — Everybody loves a good list. The top five unsolved crimes, American’s 10 favorite foods, the top 20 celebrities who don’t floss their teeth regularly — we will read those lists wherever we see them. A new list has been produced recently, by PennLive.com, of the 35 ...

Bids wanted to rid city of burned building

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Contractors are invited to bid on razing the burned-out former furniture store at 37-41 Bellefonte Ave. City council voted unanimously Monday to proceed with removing this threat to public safety. No comments were made about the ...

County program ‘reaches out’ to help local kids

By SARAH PAEZ spaez@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Reach Out Mentoring Program (ROMP) spoke to Clinton County commissioners Monday to spread the word about their upcoming open house and talk about how to measure the program’s success. ROMP is replacing the Big Brothers Big Sisters program ...

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Free books, clothing, more offered SNYDERTOWN — The annual Book Fair and Costless Closet at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Snydertown Road, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3. The public is invited to pick up free clothing and books, as well as magazines, CDs, DVDs and ...

Calendar of events

TODAY r Civil War Roundtable, 7 p.m., Avenue 209 Coffee House, 209 Bellefonte Ave., Lock Haven. Bob Roller will be talking about General Sickles and Pvt. Thompson. TOMORROW r Spaghetti and meatballs dinner fundraiser, take-outs 4-5 p.m., sit-down meals 5-7 p.m., including bread, salad, ...

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CM students offer coffee to cold travelers

PHOTO PROVIDED The day before Thanksgiving, Central Mountain High School Rotary Interact Club members, seen with a $300 check, braved the wind and cold to offer a “coffee break” to travelers on Interstate 80 on the holiday weekend. Interactors provided homemade baked goods, fruits, ...

Around the Town

Good Day And Happy Birthday to Heather K. Fowler! Quote of the Day “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” — Albert Einstein Spaghetti! The Sons of Italy in Lock Haven will host a ...

Cheryl Sinclair, project manager, smiles as she cuts the ribbon and welcomes residents to the new Lock Haven Court apartments.

‘Welcome home ladies’

By SARAH SMELTZ ssmeltz@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — A small crowd gathered Friday afternoon to celebrate Lock Haven Court, a new senior housing center on Third Avenue, made possible by the cleanup efforts of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. On hand for a ...

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Renovo Borough Council is now at full capacity as two new members were appointed at the start of the January meeting. Council is made up of, from left, front, Ann Tarantella, Pattie Rauch, Kristy Serafini-Brooks; second row,   Bill Fornwalt, Mark Campbell, Dave Knauff, Mayor Tom Tarantella Jr. and Rhonda Balchun.

Council at full capacity as Serafini-Brooks, Knauff take seats

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express RENOVO — Even after the November 2017 election, Renovo Borough Council found themselves down by two council members. In fact the regular monthly meeting was pushed back a week so that proper advertising could take place for nominations for the two vacancy ...

Learning to work with the media

PHOTO PROVIDED Participants in Leadership Clinton County heard from local media representatives, from left, John and Jeannine Lipez with The Record, Dave Stratton of WQBR, Julie Brennan with the Clinton County Economic Partnership, Christine Neidrich and Mark Schlesinger with WSQV, along ...

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Mentor Madalyn Smith, ROMP coordinator Clarissa Shirk and ROMP coordinator Kaylee Mulhollan are pictured with program participants.

Children and Youth mentoring program looking for volunteers

LOCK HAVEN — In a maze of hallways and offices filled with squealing children and ringing phones at 8 N. Grove St. in Lock Haven sits the headquarters of the Reach Out Mentoring Program (ROMP) through Children and Youth Services. Clinton County’s ROMP, formerly known as the Big Brothers ...

City to vote Monday on fate of gutted store

LOCK HAVEN — City council will vote Monday on tearing down the burned-out former furniture store less than a block from City Hall. Demolition seems like the best option for the structure. It also seems that the taxpayers would be forced to pay for it, with the city taking steps to recover ...

Man held for court in deadly 2017 accident

CLEARFIELD — A 32-year-old man will stand trial for a 2017 crash in Clearfield County that killed a 70-year-old Lock Haven woman. Gregory Allen Millinder Jr., of Madera, Clearfield County, is charged with homicide by vehicle while DUI, aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, homicide by ...

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Bald Eagle Area High School students were at the Snow Shoe EMS Building to help with the free bottled water distribution to the residents served by the Mountaintop Regional Water Authority. Through the efforts of Rep. Mike Hanna’s office, the water was donated by Nestle Waters.

Residents come together to help during water crisis

SNOW SHOE — The Mountaintop Regional Water Authority (MRWA) held a meeting on Jan. 15 to listen to concerns from residents of Clarence, Moshannon, Pine Glen and Snow Shoe who have been under a boil water advisory for over a week. Issues discussed included leaks and escalating water ...

Thompson supports bill that funds CHIP for six years

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson on Friday voted in favor of a bipartisan Fiscal Year 2018 continuing resolution (CR), which funds the federal government at current levels through February 16, 2018. Importantly, the resolution includes six-year funding for the ...

Benefit planned for Jersey Shore man paralyzed after falling

JERSEY SHORE — A charity auction is being planned for Harvey Eisenhower, 61, of Jersey Shore, who was paralyzed after a fall last year. Friends are holding the auction to raise money to purchase a handicapped accessible van for Harvey, who is wheel-chair bound. The event will be held at ...

Grand opening postponed for downtown Bellefonte candy shop

BELLEFONTE — Folks in Bellefonte will have to wait a while longer before they can savor the sweet taste of candy from days gone by. Originally planned to open by the end of this month, the new candy and ice cream shop Pappy Chuck’s Candy Shoppe is postponing its grand opening. Owner Chuck ...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

TODAY r All-you-can-eat breakfast, 7-11 a.m., Susquehanna Valley Big Twins Clubhouse, 84 Harley Drive, Woolrich. r Lycoming Audubon bird walk, 9 a.m., Williamsport side of Riverwalk; meet at parking lot off Hepburn Street exit. r Clinton Central Model Railroad Club open house, 10 a.m.-4 ...

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Good Day And Happy Birthday to Lois Imes who turns 93 years young on Sunday! Garden Sense II On Saturday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Penn State Master Gardeners will present Garden Sense Symposium (Part II). The symposium will be held at the Clinton County Extension office, 47 ...