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Thanksgiving Day edition among our biggest of the year

Get ready for one of The Express community newspaper’s biggest and most valuable editions of the year this coming Thursday - Thanksgiving Day! Filled with holiday sales inserts and special Thanksgiving greetings, you’ll want to sit back and read this special edition amid your special ...

Bellefonte council looks at designs for Talleyrand Park improvements

BELLEFONTE — One of Bellefonte’s popular attractions will soon be receiving several enhancements to make it even better. One of the enhancements to Talleyrand Park will be a bridge to help with safety and accessibility alongside its neighboring railroad tracks. Engineer John Conrad of ...

Shop downtown on Small Business Saturday

LOCK HAVEN — Small Business Saturday is Nov. 25, and Lock Haven is celebrating it in a large way. This special shopping day will be followed by the big Haven Holidays weekend downtown, set for Dec. 1 and 2. The Small Business Saturday initiative in the vibrant downtown district of the ...

Calendar of events

TODAY r Clinton County United Way Night with music by Phil Reeder, basket raffle, 50-50, trivia and prizes, 6-9 p.m., Stella A’s Bar and Grill, 219 E. Main St., Lock Haven. Reservations: 570-748-5600. TOMORROW r Free screening of “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” 1 p.m., ...

Central Mountain reading teams bring home awards

MILL HALL — Over the past few months, Central Mountain Middle School students in grades 6-8 involved with reading competition read 30 books to prepare for their upcoming competitions. Three teams traveled to Altoona in early November and all three teams placed. r The Egg-Chomping Children ...

Around the Town

Good Day And Happy Belated Birthday to Charlotte Young of Eagleville, 70! Word of the Day Razzle-dazzle — Showiness, brilliance, or virtuosity in technique or effect; flashy theatricality. Quote of the Day “There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and ...

Wet weather keeps bear harvest down on opening day

By JESSICA WELSHANS For The Express ANTES FORT — Opening day of bear season always brings crowds to the bear check station at the Antes Fort Volunteer Fire Hall in Antes Fort. Around dinner time usually proves to be a prime time to view bears coming in, but this past Saturday, that ...

Santa greets youngsters at Christmas Bazaar

The Catholic Daughters of America hosted their annual Christmas Bazaar at St. Joseph’s Parish in Renovo on Saturday, with the highlight for all of the young kids on hand being when Santa arrived. Despite Christmas being over a month away the youngsters came with their lists already ...

UPMC Susquehanna reports patient data breach

WILLIAMSPORT – UPMC Susquehanna has notified 1,200 patients treated at various UPMC Susquehanna locations that their personal information may have been inappropriately accessed. “We apologize for any concern or inconvenience that this may cause for our patients. I want to stress that ...

Renovo Choir concert to ring in holidays

RENOVO — It’s that time of year! The Renovo Area Community Choir will present its Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on Seventh Street. Several friends will add their talents to the song selections to celebrate the holiday season: Dave Sorgen – ...

Old Glory’ flies high at South Renovo Community Center

PHOTO PROVIDED A new American flag and pole was recently donated to the South Renovo Fire Company and Senior Center by Terry, Carmen, Sean, and Lindsay Banfill. The dedication took place along with the official ribbon cutting at the new Riverview Pavilion in South Renovo. One of the guest ...

Western Clinton County Sportsmen elect officers

RENOVO — Officers for the 2018 year were elected by members of the Western Clinton Couty Sportsmen’s Associaton at their November meeting. Officers are: F. Skip Steward, president; Rick Davenport, vice president; Reed Mortion, secretary, and Kyle Stewart, treasurer. Directors are ...

Local Briefs

Centre Library plans Victorian Christmas sale BELLEFONTE — Special events in December at the Centre County Library and Historical Museum include a Victorian Christmas event on Dec. 9. The library will host a bake, book, and vendor sale on that date from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Shaun the ...

A Healthy Twist

At left, participating in the ribbon cutting were, from left, Herbalife team members Nate Paulhamus, Nikki Bower, Lindsey Paulhamus and Danielle Duck; owners Samantha and Adam Wian; Hillary Leonard, Samantha’s sister; Ron and Teri Newcomer, Samantha’s parents; and Tom Keiffer of LHU’s ...

Beloved Addie’s store closing, but jewelry shop will remain

The end of an era is nearing as the Rinella brothers will close Addie’s Inc. — as we now know it — by mid-January. But “it ain’t over yet,” Tony Rinella quipped. Although his brother, Pete, and wife, Sandy, are retiring, Tony’s not ready to throw in the towel and say ...

Numbers are down, but LHU scores at top of state schools

LOCK HAVEN — Student enrollment at LHU is down, totaling 3,827. Revenue from tuition is likewise lower this semester. This is not a new situation at Lock Haven University or at most of the 14 state universities in Pennsylvania. However, LHU is at the top of the game in student success and ...

University starts its search for a new president

LOCK HAVEN — The search committee for a new Lock Haven University president met for the first time Thursday. The committee is working toward finding a permanent replacement for the current president, Dr. Michael Fiorentino Jr., who will retire in March 2018. The expectation is that an ...

Groves murder trial rescheduled for June 18

LOCK HAVEN — As Loyd Groves appears to be recovering from a heart attack and open heart surgery, a new trial date has been set for his murder trial. Groves was in the courtroom during a status conference Friday morning to discuss his condition and determine when a new trial would be ...

Local briefs

Workshop Tuesday on starting a small business LOCK HAVEN — A workshop, The First Step for Starting a Small Business, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 21, at 301 Church St., Lock Haven. This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ...

Around the Town

Good Day And happy 50th anniversary on Saturday to Gary and Sharon Heverly of Blanchard! Word of the Day Earthshine — The faint illumination of the part of the moon not illuminated by sunlight, as during a crescent phase, caused by the reflection of light from the Earth. Quote of the ...