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Gone Fishing

“Here beginneth a tretyse of fysshynge wyth an Angle.” —Dame Juliana Berners, from her A Treatyse of Fysshynge Wyth an Angle, 1496 One of the many outdoor pastimes we Upper Lockporters enjoyed was fishing. While there were no fish-able streams within the immediate vicinity of Upper ...

Around the Town

Good Day and Happy Birthday to Wayne Doyle, 76! Word of the Day Demit — Resign, as from an office or position. Quote of the Day “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” — Muhammad Ali Benefit auction Sharing Hope Ministries has scheduled the annual benefit auction ...

POLICE NEWS - JUNE 25

Theft by deception LOCK HAVEN — Erica Lee Umstead, 24, was charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property on June 22, after selling a computer online and failing to ship it after receiving money for it, said Woodward Township police. Umstead listed the computer for sale ...

calendar of events

TOMORROW r Cub Scout Pack 54 open house and parent information night, Friendship Community Center, 127 Main St., Beech Creek, 6:30-7:30 p.m., for parents of boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. Those who can’t make it may email LunnaLynn0626@yahoo.com for ...

Girls Camp Cadet goes off with a bang

LAMAR — A volley of rifle blasts crackles throughout the mild June air. Sirens whoop and whirl. Pistols lay strewn on the floor. Nearby, smoke pours out of a wooden house. No, it’s not a crisis situation. It’s Clinton County Police Camp Cadet. Every summer, for two weeks, the county ...

It’s smoky in here!

It was my first time reporting on Camp Cadet, so I meandered over to the fire safety demonstration, where volunteers had set up a building fire simulation by placing a smoke machine inside a small, dark room. Camp Cadet Director Charlie Shoemaker saw me looking at the smoking room and ...

Republican leaders comment on budget

From staff reports Senate Republican leaders offered the following statements on passage of the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 state budget, which holds the line on spending, makes historic investments in education and school safety initiatives, and includes no new taxes. Senate President Pro ...

Bellefonte man accused of running $1.27 million investment scheme

WILLIAMSPORT — A Centre County man has been accused of operating what the Securities and Exchange Commission says “bears the hallmarks of a Ponzi scheme.” The agency Thursday in a civil suit filed in U.S. Middle District Court accused James E. Hocker, 48, of Bellefonte, of running a ...

Driver hits gas instead of brakes

A 91-year old woman driving the car in the foreground reportedly hit the wrong pedal while attempting to fill up at the Kwik Fill on Hogan Boulevard about 10 a.m. Friday. State police said she stepped on the accelerator instead of the brakes and her car ran into the building, causing minor ...

Man who pleaded guilty to child abuse found dead in cell

HOUTZDALE — A Blanchard man serving a sentence of 15 to 30 years for charges of child sex abuse died in his cell at Houtzdale state prison last Sunday. Corrections officers found Joseph Skrtich, 50, unresponsive in his cell at 6:47 p.m. on Father’s Day. They and medical personnel ...

TAKE STEPS TO RECOVERY

Editor’s note: Groups listed below focus on recovery from addiction, and the meetings are open to the general public, unless otherwise indicated. Al-Anon is for friends and family members of addicts, and Romans 12:2 is for people battling addiction and their families. — — — ...

Shawn Knickerbocker thrills audience at luncheon

LOCK HAVEN — Shawn Knickerbocker, formerly of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security — Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, drew in audiences with thrilling stories of chasing drug smugglers and protecting snipers, like Chris Kyle, during his speech at the Kiwanis luncheon ...

Natural gas fee generates $209.5M in 2017

Clinton County receives $937,136; Centre gets $491,789 From Staff Reports PITTSBURGH – Nearly $210 million has been disbursed in natural gas impact fees for drilling activity occurring in 2017, including $7.8 million for northcentral Pennsylvania counties and municipalities, according to ...

Spending plan provides major funds to public education

LOCK HAVEN — Pennsylvania’s Senate will vote on the state’s new $32.7 billion state budget today. The spending package, which passed without a hitch in the House on Wednesday, does not include a tax increase. It also features major increases in funding for early education, area ...

Rock cliff rescue in Shintown

KEVIN RAUCH/THE EXPRESS A man was rescued Thursday evening by local fire crews. He was stranded on top of a rock cliff at Shintown, approximately 100 feet up from Route 120. He apparently started walking toward Renovo after his truck broke down near Shintown Run on top of the mountain. The ...

Fly-In schedule of events

LOCK HAVEN — The 2018 Sentimental Journey to Cub Haven Fly-In at Piper Airport features the following activities. TODAY 8 a.m. — Free coffee until 10 a.m.; get tickets at the pavilion Friday morning. 8:30 a.m. — Meet at Transportation for Lycoming Engines tour. 9 a.m. – Bus ...

Six charged in assault of local man

LOCK HAVEN — Six people face various charges in relation to an alleged “riot” that occurred on June 10 in the rear parking lot of Hangar 9 Restaurant, Lock Haven City police said. Vadim William Richard Heverly, 29, no address listed; Noah M. Zuback, 18, John Waring, 18, Dylan Michael ...

Railroad work will close city crossing

LOCK HAVEN — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting area drivers to upcoming railroad work in Lock Haven. Starting Friday, July 6, crews will begin a three-day shutdown to replace the grade crossing at East Walnut Street. Due to the crossing work, East Walnut ...

City beach remains closed by bacteria

LOCK HAVEN — The water samples seemed to be improving, but that is not the case today and the Lock Haven City Beach must remain closed. Samples indicate a high level of E. coli/fecal coliform bacteria in the water, so swimmers are advised against using the river just now. Jack Bailey, ...

A force to be reckoned with

Women pilots greatly involved at Fly-In LOCK HAVEN — Since Piper Aircraft was founded, strong and spirited women have been deeply involved in the inner-workings of the company. These are women like Sheila Scott, a British aviator, born in 1922, who was a demonstrator for Piper Aircraft ...