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Good day To Carol Metheny of Mill Hall. Word of the day Gadabout — One who roams around in search of amusement. Names behind the quilt The Jersey Shore Historical Society March program is being held on March 23 at 7 p.m. at Moss House, 200 S. Main St. Carol Shetler from the WWI ...

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At top, a robot is operated inside the enclosed arena. Above at left, Nash Berfield and Ryan Stratton are seen with their custom robot. At left, Ryan Stratton makes final inspections of “Spyke.”

JS Robotics Team advances to world competition

JERSEY SHORE — First it was a trip to the states. Now, a Jersey Shore High School Robotics Team is going to the world competition. Jersey Shore Area High School VEX Robotics teams traveled to the Sarah Heinz House in Pittsburgh to compete in the Western Pennsylvania State Championship ...

Fees set for sidewalk cafes in Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — “What other mayors, other councils could not do, we did.” With those words, Lock Haven Mayor William E. Baney III thanked City Council for supporting his effort to open the door to sidewalk cafes. Cafes are now allowed in the central business district, and the first ...

Taylor Lake

Lake appointed to Bellefonte Borough Council

BELLEFONTE — After failure for Bellefonte resident Evan Duffey to qualify for Bellefonte Borough Council’s vacant seat, members have appointed its second viable candidate for the seat. In a 7 to 0 vote, with Councilman Joe Beigle excused from the meeting, borough council appointed Taylor ...

Support sought for changing redistricting

LOCK HAVEN — Local residents involved in a group that is determined to balance the power of politics in Pennsylvania attended the Clinton County commissioners’ work session Monday to support changing how Pennsylvania redraws its legislative and congressional districts for representation and ...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

TODAY r Covenant Cafe, 1-3 p.m., Assembly Room of Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St. The Covenant Cafe is an activity group for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other diagnoses with memory loss. The group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each ...

Glick family snowman

One last snowman?

PHOTO PROVIDED The children in the Jacob Glick family built a snowman outside their home on Mill Street in Mackeyville this weekend. Winter Storm Stella impacted families from all over the area last week, and the mass amount of snow enabled a great opportunity for local children to show off ...

Bids open for Williamsport airport work

WILLIAMSPORT — Bids were opened last Friday for construction of the new passenger terminal at the Williamsport Regional Airport. The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority opened the bids for general construction, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and electrical trades for the ...

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Good day And happy birthday to Larry Riggle of Jersey Shore. County Dems meeting Thursday The Clinton County Democratic Party will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Avenue 209 Coffee House. Suicide Awareness 5K run A 5K for Suicide Prevention Awareness is scheduled for April 1 at Central ...

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Pa. Lottery sets up fun booth in Renovo

Pennsylvania Lottery officials visited Puff-N-Snuff on Erie Avenue in Renovo and brought their wind tunnel booth with them, giving local lottery enthusiasts the chance to get a coupon for the newest game, “Fast Play.” More than a hundred people stopped in Friday afternoon to take a chance on getting free vouchers to play the new instant ticket game. Officials on hand said the Renovo store received the promotion thanks to the Puff-N-Snuff’s ticket sales and interest in the Pennsylvania Lottery. Jim Coover is in the wind tunnel grabbing for lucky pieces of green paper that could be exchanged for free Fast Play coupons.

Blizzard of Fun

KEVIN RAUCH/THE EXPRESS Pa. Lottery sets up fun booth in Renovo Pennsylvania Lottery officials visited Puff-N-Snuff on Erie Avenue in Renovo and brought their wind tunnel booth with them, giving local lottery enthusiasts the chance to get a coupon for the newest game, “Fast Play.” More ...

Paul Garrett

Paul Garrett seeks re-election to JS Council

Paul E. Garrett has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for re-election as a Jersey Shore Borough councilman, representing the First Ward. Garrett has served on council since he won the seat in 2013. A retired videographer with Fox News in New York City, Garrett moved to ...

Wayne Love

Wayne Love running for township supervisor

Wayne E. Love, 65, of 275 German Road, Woodward Township, has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Woodward Township supervisor in the May primary election. Wayne grew up in the Plum Run area of the community before moving to his current residence in Woodward Township in ...

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Bucktail Leadership students visiting LHU last month are, from left, in front: Adriano Simon and Kayla Brathwaite, and in back: Treavor Burrows, Benjamin Probert, Shiane Acor, Aaliyah McGowan, Karen Bunsick, Elliot Probst and Sylvia Moore.

Bucktail leadership program

Weather was an issue once again for the January session of the Bucktail Youth Leadership Program, and notwithstanding an early dismissal, the participants and presenters worked hard to make the day enjoyable and educational. This year’s members include Shiane Acor, Karen Bunsick, Treavor ...

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Members of the Model U.N. club at Bellefonte pose for a group photo. There is a total of 22 students currently in the club.

Bellefonte students take home awards at international Model U.N. conference

BELLEFONTE — For the first time ever, the Bellefonte Area High School Model U.N. team attended an international competition, where they took home four of 44 awards. A lot of hard work in terms of planning, fundraising and execution went into the competition, which took place Feb. 9 through ...

Official: No local assistance offices to close

LOCK HAVEN — There has been a lot of confusion and misunderstanding accompanying Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed restructuring of state agencies, but the bottom line is that no county welfare-assistance offices are closing. That’s according to Nate Spade, a spokesman with the ...

Trial soon for man charged in rape of student

LOCK HAVEN — A Philadelphia man is scheduled for a jury trial next week on charges he raped a Lock Haven University student following a dinner date in August 2014. The issue had been delayed on procedural grounds after Clinton County Judge Craig P. Miller ruled a portion of the testimony ...

Chris Davis

Online retailer opens center in Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — It’s an online, subscription-based retail sales company “that delivers crates of epic gear to geeks & gamers.” And now, it’s in Lock Haven ... at least, the start of its East Coast warehouse distribution network is here. Loot Crate Inc. has moved into the west end ...

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Sellout crowds mark opening of Disney remake

EXPRESS PHOTO Disney has released its remake of their classic 1991 film “Beauty and the Beast,” and judging by crowds at the Roxy, it’s bound to be a hit. Within minutes the show was sold out Friday night, as the long line seen here would suggest. Shows continue at the local theater, ...

Robert G. Hale Jr. leaves $59,000 to Salvation Army

LOCK HAVEN — Robert G. Hale Jr. knew all about the kindness and service of the Salvation Army. Family members said Hale talked about the goodness of the Army many times throughout his life and when he died on Sept. 3, 2015, he included the Lock Haven Salvation Army in his will. John ...

Local briefs

LHU presents Margery Krevsky Dosey Celebration of the Arts LOCK HAVEN —Lock Haven University will host the annual Margery Krevsky Dosey Celebration of the Arts Evening on Wednesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in the Poorman Ballroom of the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center. There will be ...