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Magic: The Gathering tournament downtown today

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — This weekend is a big one for Lock Haven. Not only is the LH JAMS Festival happening downtown, but The Express, in partnership with Nerd Haven, is also bringing a large, competitive Magic: The Gathering tournament to the city. Called a Star City Games ...

correction

The rock and roll band Uncutt will play tonight from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Jersey Shore Elks, 203 N. Main St. An incorrect date appeared in Thursday’s Express. ——— The Express strives for accuracy in its reporting. If there is a mistake, we want to correct it. Please call the ...

Salvation Army welcomes new officers

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — You can see it on their faces. You can hear it in their voices. Dan and Holly Johnson are excited to be in Lock Haven as the Salvation Army’s newest corps officers. Captains in the ranking of the Salvation Army officers, the ...

Defense files motion to dismiss charges due to newspaper article

LOCK HAVEN — In another turn of events for the 27-year-old cold case of local woman Katherine Heckel’s disappearance, alleged killer Loyd Groves’ defense team filed a motion to dismiss the charges against him, prompting a motions hearing scheduled for Sept. 11. The meat of the motion ...

Prosecution claims news story doesn’t compromise the case

LOCK HAVEN — The prosecution flatly rebutted the defense’s motion for dismissal of the murder charges against Loyd Groves because of press coverage. According to the prosecution, the press coverage in question did not compromise the case and the Commonwealth was simply continuing its ...

Honored for bravery

LOCK HAVEN — He wants to be a police officer when he grows up...or maybe even an FBI agent. He loves Chicago PD and other cop shows on television. Jude Mackenzie, 10, of Linden Street, showed that he has what it takes to join the ranks of the brave police officers during a break-in at his ...

Q&A with President Robert Pignatello

By JULIE STELLFOX For The Express LOCK HAVEN — On July 1, Lock Haven University welcomed its 15th president, Robert Pignatello, to The Haven. Upon his arrival, President Pignatello agreed to a question and answer session to find out a little bit more about him. Q: What attracted you ...

Clinton County graduates eighteen students from PFEW

WILLIAMSPORT — Eighteen Clinton County students recently attended the award-winning Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) program held annually on the campuses of Lycoming College and the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Lycoming County. For forty years, PFEW has been providing a ...

Local girl Amelia Miller crowned 2018 Grange Fair Queen

CENTRE HALL — Move over Queen Elizabeth—Centre County has a new Grange Fair Queen, and it’s 17-year-old Bellefonte Area High School student Amelia Miller. Miller, the daughter of Lisa and Randy Miller of Howard, gave an unconventional speech to describe why people should come to “my ...

City may buy Town Tavern building

LOCK HAVEN — The city may buy the former Town Tavern building, to tear it down. The owner, David Mayes, and the creditor, Stephen Poorman, have been asked to consider a purchase price of $10,000. That building, also known as the Harmon Building, stands at 47-51 Bellefonte Ave. It has a ...

Vehicle rear-ended

CENTRE HALL — Dale E. Josephson, 45, of Centre Hall, was stopped in the southbound lane of the Pennsylvania Avenue, Potter Township, when his 2001 Subaru Forrester was struck by a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer, driven by Paul R. Skripnik, 34, of Stage College, state police at Rockview ...

Prosecution says ‘Manafort and his lies’ are the heart of the case

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and later to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at the former Trump campaign chairman's financial fraud trial. The government's case ...

Trump makes good on threat to revoke Brennan’s clearance

By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former Obama administration CIA director John Brennan, a vocal critic of the president, the White House said Wednesday. "Mr. Brennan has recently leveraged his status ...

Campers learn about fish, snakes, wetlands and more

LAMAR — “Exploring Our Wild Environment” was the theme of this year’s Clinton County Conservation Summer Day Camp, which is made possible by grants and donations from many local businesses and individuals. This year, 28 campers that have completed 4th-6th grade learned about the ...

Terrapin supports diversity with medical marijuana education

HARRISBURG – Delivering on its commitment to diversity, Terrapin Pennsylvania sponsored a two-day educational symposium held at the Pennsylvania State Capitol to introduce minority college students to the state’s emerging medical marijuana industry. “This educational program is part of ...

Centre Crest to get $34M USDA loan for new building

From staff reports BELLEFONTE — Centre Crest Nursing Home received a $34 million direct loan commitment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its new Centre Care Health Center in College Township. The brand-new 240-bed skilled nursing facility would be located on Benner Pike just ...

Where will the BAHS football team play next?

For The Express With the summer’s severe weather already addressed as a construction complication for Rogers Stadium, a top topic at the Bellefonte Area School Board meeting Tuesday night wasn’t the 2018 football schedule, but where football players would be playing. With the opening ...

Robotics camp provides hands-on experience

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University computer science faculty recently held a weeklong Robotics Camp for middle school students from July 30 to August 3 at the Annie Halenbake Ross Library in Lock Haven. Students from Keystone Central School District took part in the ...

Public meeting set on vehicle fee

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County commissioners will hold a public meeting on the potential $5 vehicle registration fee, the latest in a series of actions on the highly controversial proposal. Commissioners were poised to vote on implementing a $5 fee to the registration of trucks, cars, ...

Spraying for mosquitos to start

From staff reports The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) West Nile Program and the Lycoming County Mosquito-borne Disease Program began conducting a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes today, Aug. 14. The spraying includes ...