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Athletes, alum speak against cuts

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University coaches have posed an alternative to cutting three sports. They recommend adding new ones instead. Rodney Jenkins, vice president for university relations, said this was the coaches’ response to the university administration’s proposal to give the ax ...

School ranks in top 10 for online master’s degree

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University enjoys outstanding student satisfaction, according to ratings compiled by SR Education Group. SR Education Group has just released a major update to GraduatePrograms.com: The 2017 Top Graduate Schools. In it, Lock Haven University ranks eighth for its ...

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Police: Man repeatedly punched baby in the head, caused serious injuries

WILLIAMSP0RT — A 24-year-old Lock Haven man is locked up on charges of abusing two of his children, including an 18-month-old son who he repeatedly punched in the head, resulting in brain injuries, state police Trooper Daniel Switzer has alleged in court papers. Brett Allen Fields turned ...

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Renovo man charged with 110 counts of sex assault of minor

LOCK HAVEN — Richard Michael Eldred, 23, of 12040 Ridge Road, Renovo, has been charged with 110 counts of sexual assault of a minor by Woodward Township police. The arrest on Thursday follows a lengthy investigation that began in 2015, police said. Eldred is charged with a total of 110 ...

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Michelle Crowell announces bid for county treasurer

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County Auditor Michelle Crowell has announced she will be seeking the Democratic nomination for Clinton County Treasurer in the May 16 primary election. Crowell is serving her second term as auditor after being elected to the seat in 2011 and re-elected in 2015. A ...

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Constituents rally outside Thompson’s office

Citizens rallied yesterday outside the office of Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson in Bellefonte. Coming from Centre, Clinton and beyond, attendees were concerned about a wealth of issues — from firearms to health care — and that the congressman is not accessible to hear those concerns. ...

Fasnachts this week in Loganton at Nan’s Donuts

LOGANTON — This coming week marks two special days on the calendar for those of the Christian faith, as Lent starts on Ash Wednesday, March 1, and thus begins the 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday. During the almost six week period many people will honor these sacred days by giving up ...

Police: Man takes daughter, chase ensues

STATE COLLEGE — Oscar O.H. Carranza, 39, of Bridgeport, Conn., was arrested Friday after causing a chain-reaction crash around 11 a.m. near the Toftrees exit of I-99, state police at Rockview reported. His charges were more than traffic related. They included endangering the welfare of his ...

Centre County bridge job starts Monday

COBURN — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will begin a Centre County bridge replacement project on Monday. The bridge is located on Pine Creek Road (Route 2018) in Haines Township, about one mile northeast of the village of Coburn. Activity through the first part of ...

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Good day And happy to Jean Carter on her 86th birthday Sunday. Turkey dinner The Sugar Valley Church of the Brethren is hosting an all-you-can-eat turkey dinner today from 4-7 p.m. in the church social hall at 2305 E. Winter Road, Loganton. Dinner includes turkey, stuffing, real mashed ...

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This photo shows Princess, the “D.A. Children’s Dog.”

Centre County mourns Princess, the ‘D.A. Children’s Dog’

BELLEFONTE — The Centre County District Attorney office’s beloved furry guardian of children, Princess, has died. For the last seven years, Princess lit up the lives of the employees of the D.A.’s office and the courthouse, and most importantly, comforted children and adult victims. ...

Local public bus service depends on state grant

LOCK HAVEN — Public bus service could be coming to Clinton County, though not as soon as thought. In response to many public requests, the Clinton County commissioners late last year established a Public Transit Community Advisory Committee to explore the possibility of bringing public bus ...

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Sons of Italy supports local fire companies

The Loggia Giosue Carducci Lodge No. 146 Sons and Daughters of Italy this week gathered local firefighters from “this end of the county” to the second floor of the lodge to present them with checks. Each of 15 fire companies received a $1,000 check from the Sons, according to Tom Walker. ...

‘Time Out’ scheduled at Durrwachter Alumni Center

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University, in partnership with the Clinton County Economic Partnership, will host a Time Out and Open House at The Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center, on the campus of Lock Haven University, on Thursday, March 16. The event, open to the public, will be from 5:30 ...

Public Town Hall meeting on addiction set in LH for March 23

LOCK HAVEN — The Advocates for a Drug Free Tomorrow will host a town hall meeting for the public to address the topic, “Overcoming Drug and Alcohol Addictions” and community resources. The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in the Masonic Temple at the southeast ...

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Good day To Kyler Lucas of Mill Hall. Quote of the day “An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.” — Henri Amiel Lost a ring? If you lost a ring at the Nature Park in Wayne Township, please call Doris at 570-769-6850. Mike Hanna ...

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Youth show off artwork

DOUG BAUMAN/THE EXPRESS It was a full house at the Station Gallery in Lock Haven Tuesday night, as area youth were recognized for their artistic talents. In its fifth year, the annual Keystone Central School District Elementary Art Show displayed the work of over 300 student artists from ...

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Dr. Robert C. Wise II, seated left, and architect Charles Grieb, seated next to him, show Woodward Township residents an aerial photograph of the site where Wise proposes to build a drug and alcohol rehab facility. The idea received its first approval, from the zoning hearing board, Wednesday in the Dunnstown Fire Hall.

Drug rehab center gets vote of approval

DUNNSTOWN — The drug and alcohol rehab center proposed for a site along Coudersport Pike has received its first approval. On Wednesday evening, the Woodward Township Zoning Hearing Board voted unanimously that the center, as proposed, meets the zoning ordinance requirements for the ...

Lock Haven woman charged in fund misuse

WILLIAMSPORT — A Lock Haven woman has been charged with interstate transportation of stolen property by misusing $52,222 in proceeds from a customer’s certificate of deposit. Jolene Marie Edwards, 38, of Lock Haven, was charged Tuesday by a criminal information filed in U.S. Middle ...