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Rain did not dampen Riverfest’s bottom line

LOCKPORT — Riverfest was a success this year, even though its first day on Thursday was beset by rain, Kyle Coleman reported. The Woodward Township supervisor said this past weekend’s festival had steady crowds Friday and Saturday, and ticket sales were higher than in 2016. Riverfest is ...

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Driver trapped in vehicle after crash

A female driver was trapped in the wreckage of her mini-van for a time Tuesday afternoon after the vehicle left West Side Road in Watson Township, Lycoming County, and went down over an embankment headed toward Pine Creek. The accident occurred in the area of Torbert Village. Rescue personnel ...

New officer approved for city police force

LOCK HAVEN — Wesley Alexander was tapped Monday to join the Lock Haven Police Department. A resident of the city, he has worked with the Lock Haven University Campus Police, is a full-time police officer with Pine Creek Township, and has been a part-time officer with Lamar Township. He ...

Parade, event tonight honor Keystone ball team

LOCK HAVEN — The Keystone Intermediate Division baseball team will be featured in a parade through Lock Haven and Mill Hall today around 5:30 p.m. The team in the 13-year-olds division won the 2017 State Championship Monday night and will come through the local communities with a fire truck ...

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Volunteers help to set up the game booths and food stations at Saint Agnes in Lock Haven. There will be food for sale as well as games to play. The fair is this Thursday through Saturday.

Holy Spirit Parish Fair opens tomorrow

LOCK HAVEN — The local Catholic community is preparing for one of the major fundraising events for Holy Spirit Parish, the sixth annual parish fair to be held Thursday through Saturday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at the St. Agnes Church grounds on East Walnut Street. A variety of fair foods, ...

KC schedules open houses, kinder camps

LOCK HAVEN — The 2017-2018 school year is right around the corner! And Keystone Central School District has scheduled Kinder Camps and Open Houses. Open Houses r Bucktail High School 7th grade and all new students will meet from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 21 at the school. r Central ...

Calendar of events

Today r Bees of Pennsylvania, 1 p.m., Kettle Creek State Park Nature Center. This is a DiscoverE program for Outdoor Explorers (Ages 6-8) and Penns’ Adventurers (Ages 9-12). r Ken Ludwig’s “A Comedy of Tenors,” 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Millbrook Playhouse cabaret. Tickets: ...

Around the Town

Good Day And happy anniversary to Debi and Ray Garverick of Howard, 40 years. Word of the Day Arraign — To call or bring a defendant before a court to hear and answer a criminal charge; to criticize, accuse, or censure. Quote of the Day “Setting goals is the first step in turning ...

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Two new Bald Eagle Township supervisors — Gerald L. Banfill, left, and Clarence L. Rine — were sworn in by Clinton County President Judge Craig P. Miller on Monday afternoon. They will take their seats at the township supervisors table on Monday, July 24.

Two new supervisors sworn in for Bald Eagle Township

LOCK HAVEN — The Bald Eagle Township supervisors are now back up to full complement. Clarence L. “Tuff” Rine and Gerald L. Banfill were sworn in Monday afternoon by Clinton County President Judge Craig P. Miller. They fill two seats left vacant by the resignations of brothers James and ...

Sale of historic Gamble Mill falls through

BELLEFONTE — Residents will have to wait longer until life is breathed back into the former Gamble Mill Tavern. The prospective new owner Marian Bradley and her four business partners have decided to no longer pursue purchase after a more than year-long pursuit of the property, amidst ...

City denies new memorial for area veteran

LOCK HAVEN — City Council denied a request Monday to place a memorial for a veteran in Veterans Park. The park is across East Water Street from the courthouse. It contains a cannon, a flagpole with flag, landscaping, and a variety of memorials, including one for retired U.S. Navy SOC David ...

County adopts updated emergency operations plan

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County has an updated emergency operations plan. Now, the commissioners hope that all individual municipalities in the county have one, too. Commissioners Pete Smeltz and Paul Conklin on Monday adopted the plan, which outlines emergency response protocols throughout ...

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Those who walk the dike-levee have reported this unsightly graffiti which appeared recently on the levee wall beneath Veterans Bridge to the county commissioners.

Graffiti rears its ugly head on city’s levee wall

LOCK HAVEN — There’s nothing better than a nice walk on the dike-levee on a brisk summer morning, or a stroll as the sun sets in the evening... Until the river-side walk takes you under Veterans Bridge and you see the painted scribbling of distasteful words on the levee wall. The ...

State school system leader to retire Sept. 1

HARRISBURG — The head of Pennsylvania’s state-owned university system is leaving after four years on the job. The State System of Higher Education said Chancellor Frank Brogan will retire Sept. 1 from the position that pays him $346,000 a year. Brogan, 63, told the board of his decision ...

City considers streetscape project on East Church

LOCK HAVEN — The city will get estimated costs to give downtown East Church Street a new look. The latest streetscape plan could fix up the four blocks from Bellefonte Avenue to Jay Street, including in front of City Hall. PPL is upgrading streetlights in that area, and the city could ...

New hires get commissioners’ approval

LOCK HAVEN — As has been the norm for Clinton County for years, county employees in some areas are often trained and become efficient just in time to leave, taking another job that pays more and has better benefits. Such was the case on Monday, when the commissioners sadly accepted the ...

Officials: D.C. meeting opens communication

LOCK HAVEN — When the Clinton County commissioners received an invitation from the White House a few weeks ago, they were skeptical and didn’t know whether they should attend what’s called the Keystone County Commissioner Convention on July 13. “The invite to all commissioners in the ...

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Police remove venomous rattler

City police had their hands full recently when a report came in of a rather large rattlesnake found in a city neighborhood last Tuesday, July 11, about 4:15 p.m. The department posted the incident to its Facebook page, where this information was gleaned as it was not provided to the media. The ...

Calendar of events

TODAY r Summer Library Program, 9-11:30 a.m., Porter Township Community Library. For more information, call June Strouse at 570-726-4889. r Art on the Patio program for tweens and teens (ages 9 and up), 2-4 p.m., Ross Library patio, 570-748-3321, rosslibrary.org. Rain place: the library’s ...

Thompson: $30,000 will combat disease that’s killing Pa.’s bats

LOCK HAVEN — U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson has announced a $30,000 federal grant to help combat a fungal disease that is killing bats in Pennsylvania. The funding comes from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as part of a national program aimed at eradicating white-nose syndrome (WNS) ...