Local news

Mister Rogers neighborhood coming to Bellefonte

BELLEFONTE – Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is coming to our neighborhood. It’s sure to be a beautiful day when the neighborhood from the groundbreaking children’s television show will be the theme for an afternoon of children’s activities. The special day will include a very ...

County gets block grant funds for senior housing

LOCK HAVEN - The Clinton County commissioners just received $182,859 award from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to help facilitate public development of new housing for seniors in Greater Lock Haven. The money comes via a Community Development Block ...

Save the date, Blue Jean Ball is May 5

LOCK HAVEN — The Salvation Army has been busy lately making plans for a special fundraiser — Blue Jean Ball. The event, which will include a buffet dinner, dancing and music, a fashion show and silent auction, will be held at Gamble Farm Inn, 311 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, beginning at 6 ...

LHU to host authors for reading, signing

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University’s Pennsylvania Authors Reading Series will host acclaimed authors Catherine Zobal Dent and Silas Dent Zobal at 7 p.m Thursday, March 22 in the multipurpose room of the Parsons Union Building. The authors, who are married and teach at the Writers ...

Pine Creek police participate in Aggressive Driving initiative.

AVIS — Pine Creek Township Police will join the Pennsylvania State Police and over 235 municipal agencies to conduct the second targeted aggressive driving enforcement wave from March 19 to April 29. As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, the second wave will ...

Hanna announces Veterans’ Trust Fund grant

LOCK HAVEN— The Clinton County Office of Veterans Affairs was awarded a $5,000 grant for veterans’ outreach equipment. State Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Lock Haven, announced the grant, which is part of $150,000 in funding slated to go to 13 county veterans affairs offices. Further, 18 ...

corrections clarifications

The Jersey Shore YMCA’s Vendor Fair is in conjunction with The Lazy Fun Run which is being hosted by the YMCA in-house Church — Hope River. Also registration for their Summer Camp opens in April as opposed to what was previously reported. Information in Friday’s Express about these events ...

Local briefs

Bunny Run collecting plush toys LOCK HAVEN —Collection boxes for new plush bunnies are available in several locations, to support the Susquehanna Valley Big Twins’ ninth annual Bunny Run. During the Bunny Run, motorcycle riders and drivers of other vehicles deliver stuffed animals to ...

FBI at site where Civil War gold rumored to be buried

By Associated Press DENTS RUN, Pa. (AP) — A 155-year-old legend about buried federal gold appears to have caught the attention of the FBI. Dozens of FBI agents, along with state officials and members of a treasure-hunting group, trekked this week to a site in remote northwestern ...

BEHIND THE SCENES

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — During an emergency situation, what is the one thing that everyone is taught? Call 911! And who is it that answers that call? This week county commissioners recognized the hard-working men and women who work behind the scenes of ...

Dr. Lonoconus speaks in second Keystone forum

By KEVIN MCKEE kmckee@lockhaven.com MILL HALL – Keystone Central’s Interim Superintendent Dr. Alan Lonoconus spoke in a public forum last night, as he seeks a permanent title at the district. He led off with a lot of background and qualifications, giving a summary of his curriculum ...

‘Good news’ and ‘roadblocks’ on Renovo Energy project

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express RENOVO — Borough Council received a highly anticipated phone call from Tom Emero regarding the progress of the proposed gas power plant, Renovo Energy Center LLC, during Wednesday’s council meeting. Emero, director of Innovative Power Solutions, was on ...

Local Briefs

Antique collector to display items at Covenant Cafe LOCK HAVEN — Larry Ferree of Salona will display his collections of quilts, samplers and other antique textiles at the meeting of The Covenant Cafe, an early-stage Alzheimer’s activity group, Tuesday, March 20 at 1 p.m. at Covenant ...

17 MINUTES

MILL HALL — Silence. 17 minutes of silence. It’s hard to imagine how that could happen in a high school gymnasium filled with more than 500 students. But it did happen. And it was heartwarming. On Wednesday morning students at Central Mountain High School held a very special event. ...

Fire rips through home

From staff reports DUNNSTOWN — A family home along Shirk Addition Lane was destroyed by a fast-moving fire yesterday afternoon. The home owner said he had been soldering copper pipe together in the basement when the blaze accidentally started from the soldering equipment , reported ...

First Keystone candidate speaks in public forum

By KEVIN MCKEE kmckee@lockhaven.com MILL HALL — The first candidate for Keystone’s open superintendent position, Dr. Stacy Winslow, has now come and gone. Dr. Winslow is a native of the area, and a Lock Haven High School graduate. She went to college in Elizabethtown for her ...

LOCAL SCENE

Miranda Lambert coming to PSU UNIVERSITY PARK — Miranda Lambert will bring her Livin’ Like Hippies Tour to the Bryce Jordan Center at 7 p.m. Friday, March 23. The Grammy Award winner kicked off the tour in January. The tour’s name is from the lyrics of her aptly titled song ...

Local briefs

Divorce Care support group to start ROTE — A new support group is offered, for people who are separated or divorced. Divorce Care is a 13-week program, open to the public, that will begin Monday, March 19 and will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays at Rote United Methodist Church. Those attending ...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

TODAY r Lamar United Methodist Church Community Lunch, Lamar United Methodist Church, 12 noon, ham, green beans, potatoes, applesauce, rolls and dessert served. TOMORROW r Holy Spirit Parish Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-6:30 p.m. with take-outs starting at 4 p.m., St. Agnes Parish Center, 3 E. ...

Tops in Tech

WINGATE — Eleven Keystone Central students competed and six came home with top honors. It was Central Intermediate Unit #10’s annual Regional High School and Regional Middle School Computer Fairs on March 8, hosted at Bald Eagle Area High School. When the competition ended, ...