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Rebersburg man killed in crash

A Centre County man died when his motorcycle crashed into an Amish buggy in Miles Township on Sunday evening. The Express updated this information after a report from the Centre County Coroner revealed the man had been driving a motorcycle instead of a car. Derek Oneal Lehman, 29, of ...

Suspicious fires

Police ask public to help catch arsonist By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — “Somebody’s setting fires.” That was the remark of Lock Haven Fire Chief Bob Neff as he talked about four fires that erupted in a one-block area near the Fallon Hotel within about ...

LH man killed in game of Russian Roulette

‘Drinking buddy’ jailed on reckless endangerment, drug charges By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — An apparent game of “Russian Roulette” proved deadly for a Lock Haven man early Saturday morning. Robert Ronald Litz Jr., 42, of 4 N. Henderson St., died of ...

Jersey Shore furloughs 12 teachers

By CARA MORNINGSTAR cmorningstar@sungazette.com JERSEY SHORE - Twelve full-time teaching positions were eliminated by the Jersey Shore Area School Board on Monday night as the district works to balance its 2018-2019 budget. In a vote of 6-3, the following positions were furloughed: r Five ...

Three seek city council seat

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Three applicants for a seat on city council attended council’s meeting Monday evening. A candidate was nominated but a vote for him failed. Council then decided to take a different tack. Council asked all three hopefuls to return ...

Bellefonte OKs fee increases for lots under construction

By EMMA GOSALVEZ egosalvez@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE - The monthly fees to park in two of Bellefonte’s municipal lots will be increasing. These cost increases, of $5 more per lot, with a new hourly fee schedule, will help with fees associated with processing credit cards with new meters ...

‘Teacher of the Year’

RENOVO — “There are always good things happening at Bucktail,” Keystone Central School Board President Charles Rosamilia said following a host of presentations by Bucktail teachers and students at Thursday’s school board meeting, which was held in the gymnasium at Bucktail ...

Fallon Hotel catches fire

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN – Firefighters were twice called to the vacant but historic Fallon Hotel in downtown Lock Haven on Sunday. The second time firefighters had to break in the front door to deal with smoke reportedly coming from the basement, and police searched the ...

THANK YOU!

LOCK HAVEN — Law enforcement and Emergency Medical Services in Clinton County got a big thank you from county officials last Thursday at the commissioners’ meeting. May 15 is historically National Police Officers Memorial Day, so commissioners declared May 13 through 19 Police Officers ...

MH Police on duty in Castanea

MILL HALL — Residents of Castanea Township will be seeing some new faces in the coming weeks, that is, if they haven’t already. The Mill Hall Borough Police Department began their patrol of the township on May 7 after a one-year contract between the township and the borough was signed ...

City may join opioids lawsuit

LOCK HAVEN — City Council may decide tonight to join a class action lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies that make opioids At the same meeting, council members will consider the pros and cons of medical marijuana dispensaries in Lock Haven. By state law “a dispensary may not be ...

Young artists win county fair contest

MILL HALL — The ninth annual Clinton County Fair art contest received 134 entries, the most ever, according to fair organizers. The contest is open to seventh and eighth graders, and the winning entry is featured on the fair’s premium book cover. The young artists created their ...

Local task force meeting hits home amid tragedy

Safe schools By KATHRYN KLINE www.lockhaven.com The Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force held a meeting on school security at Central Mountain High School on Friday afternoon, one that could not have been scheduled for a more pertinent time following a deadly shooting at a high school ...

2018 Relay for Life gets underway

Activities continue today at Riverview Park From Staff Reports LOCK HAVEN — The 2018 Clinton County Relay for Life kicked off Friday at 4 p.m. with teams arriving early to prepaare for the 24-hour event. Teams like Cora’s Crew had a nice spread, with a Chinese auction and lemonade ...

Groves trial just a month away

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The long-awaited trial for Loyd Groves, charged with killing Kathy Heckel almost 27 years ago, is just a month away. Court officials on Thursday assured the June 18 jury selection/trial date will stand, despite the continuance of a ...

Jersey Shore teachers may be furloughed

By PAT CROSSLEY For The Express JERSEY SHORE — A list of potential positions that would be eliminated in order to bring a deficit-ridden budget under control was outlined for the Jersey Shore Area School Board Thursday night. Facing a deficit of more than $1.4 million, the board listed ...

Hope Enterprises and STEP announce partnership

WILLIAMSPORT – Hope Enterprises, a non-profit provider of services for individuals with developmental disabilities, has announced that it will discontinue its preschool services effective July 1 and has partnered with STEP Inc. to bring Lycoming/Clinton federal Head Start classes to Hope’s ...

EMS personnel honored through EMS Week

By EMMA GOSALVEZ egosalvez@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE - About 300 to 400 certified individuals, in addition to volunteers and other staff, work to save the lives of citizens of Centre County 24/7. These individuals are emergency medical services, or EMS, providers, and the week of May 20-26 ...

PennDOT lists bridge and road work for next week

MILL HALL — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Clinton County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of May 21 to 25, weather permitting. Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas and should be aware that due to the nature of ...

Keep your swimming pool safe

LOCK HAVEN — The Child Death Review Team urges pool owners to evaluate pool accessibility and follow municipal code requirements for both in-ground and above-ground pools. With summer approaching, it’s time to prepare the backyard pool for swimming. And the local team of professionals ...