Local news

MH man is first to finish Hyner 50K

HYNER — With a chilly start but a progressively warmer day, the annual Hyner Challenge drew competitors from all over the country. They made their way to western Clinton County to take part in the annual hike Saturday afternoon. Hyner has become so sought after that the course is booked ...

High hopes for pool’s future

BELLEFONTE — The potential for $300,000 in matching grant funding currently hangs in the balance for the 46-year-old Kepler Pool. Recently, the Nittany Valley Joint Recreation Authority (NVJRA) submitted an application to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources ...

BEA feasibility study results presented

WINGATE — Last July, the Bald Eagle Area Board of Education approved a Feasibility Study to evaluate student population fluctuation trends, building goals, possible facility upgrades in each of the five district buildings, and to analyze the costs of providing Special Education services in ...

balloon release remembers Camron

A poignant moment took place before the girls softball game between Bucktail and St. John Neumann on Saturday afternoon in Farwell, as players from both teams took to the field to release 18 balloons to honor Camron Cozzi, a teenager who recently passed way following a bout with cancer. ...

Meth lab found, man arrested in Wellsboro

WELLSBORO — A local man faces charges of operating a meth lab out of his hotel room, according to court documents in District Judge Robert L. Repard’s office. David Lavern Heck, 34, of the Tioga County prison, also has been charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, ...

Bodies identified in Pa. plane crash

WILLIAMSBURG, PA— The second man killed in a Thursday morning plane crash in the Williamsburg area was identified by friends Friday. James Durkin of Lancaster and Stephen Grady of Camp Hill died when a Cirrus SR22 plane they were flying in crashed in a residential neighborhood along Larke ...

Bellefonte church aims to help sex trafficking survivors

BELLEFONTE — Forty-six purses full of supplies. Forty days, including six Sundays. That’s all it takes to make a difference in the lives of 46 young women who have endured the horrors and tragedies of sex trafficking. Late last fall, one parishioner of St. John Lutheran Church in ...

Sewage system inadequate at Nicholas Meats

LOGANTON — Nicholas Meats LLC needs a new way to deal with sewage from its plant. It has a plan in place, but reportedly isn’t following it. Instead, Nicholas is sending too much sewage to its on-lot septic system, according to a letter from the state Department of Environmental ...

Avis Minit Mart hit by robber Friday morning

AVIS — A masked man wielding a broken wooden handle got away with an undisclosed amount of cash from the Nittany Minit Mart early Friday morning. State police at Lamar are investigating the incident that occurred at about 2 a.m. at the convenience store at 3063 Woodward Ave. The male ...

City hires firm for five-year financial review

LOCK HAVEN — It’s always best to face the future, and the city will be doing just that with its new comprehensive plan. The planning process, which hasn’t begun yet, will result in a new 10-year comprehensive plan outlining how city government can keep on improving the quality of life ...

New Burger King … coming soon

Out with the old... in with the new. That’s what’s happening at the Burger King in Flemington. The decades-old building at 562 High St. is being torn down and will be replaced with a new one. Demolition of the stucture is well underway and it won’t be long until a brand new Burger King is ...

PennDOT schedules road, bridge work

PENNDOT has announced the following work schedule for the week of April 23-27, weather permitting. CLINTON COUNTY r Sign repairs on Route 144 and various routes throughout the entire county. r Guiderail repairs on Route 0080 and various routes throughout the entire county. r Debris ...

Pancake Day returns for 61st year in Bellefonte

BELLEFONTE — It is soon time to indulge in the sweetness of the time-honored tradition known as “Pancake Day.” On Tuesday, April 24, members of the Bellefonte Kiwanis Club will be hosting the 61st annual Pancake Day at the Undine Fire Co.’s Lambert Hall, located at 303 Forge Road in ...

Local briefs

LCC learns about business, economic development LOCK HAVEN — Participants of Leadership Clinton County had the opportunity to learn about the process of economic development by meeting with those who play a huge part in that process. Representatives from the Clinton County Economic ...

Around the Town

Good Day And Happy Birthday to Jesse Aaron Barnhart, on Saturday! Rep. Mike Hanna constituent hours State Representative Mike Hanna, D-Clinton/Centre, has openings for constituent hours at his Lock Haven office on Wednesday, April 25. If you wish to set up an appointment to see Rep. ...

Vet hosts memorial hike to a forgotten grave

LOCK HAVEN — Rick Bressler may not have originally intended to dive deeply into local legends — but now he’s discovered something of a mission doing just that. It started innocuously enough. “I was doing a work study at the Veterans of Foreign Wars benefits center, under Dave ...

But not forgotten

Editor’s Note: Matt Connor, a former columnist for the Lock Haven Express, was a contributing writer and managing editor of Mountain Home magazine, the regional magazine of the Twin Tiers, based in Wellsboro. Matt won a 2010 Keystone Press Award from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association for ...

County honors MIS department

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County Commissioners honored the county Management Information Systems (MIS) department Thursday for its excellence in data management and creative, technological solutions to county problems. Last week, the MIS staff received the Governor’s Award for Local Government ...

Clinton County Prison Warden John Rowley retires

LOCK HAVEN — After nearly three years running the Clinton County Correctional Facility, Warden John Rowley is retiring. County Commissioners Pete Smeltz and Paul Conklin approved his retirement, “with regrets,” at their voting meeting Thursday. “You came here with an excellent ...