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Warden says prison budget under control

By SARAH PAEZ spaez@lockhaven.com McELHATTAN — Warden John Rowley wants the public to know something. “The costs are not running away at the jail,” he said at the county prison board’s monthly meeting Wednesday. The Clinton County Correctional Facility currently houses some 250 ...

Woolrich gets $654,821 from apparel line sale

From Pennlive WILLIAMSPORT — Woolrich Inc. will receive the $654,821 it claimed it was owed from the 2013 sale of its Elite Series line of apparel. U.S. Middle District Judge Robert D, Mariani Tuesday approved a stipulated agreement for that amount and $9,876 in attorney’s fees. The ...

Trial begins for LH woman charged with bank fraud

For The Express WILLIAMSPORT — A criminal trial began this week in U.S. Middle District Court for a bank employee who allegedly embezzled money from a Jersey Shore man she befriended. “She always told me, ‘Don’t tell anybody,’” Anthony Arduini, who was in his mid 50s when ...

SVRCS lists honor students

LOGANTON — The Sugar Valley Rural Charter School has announced the following students have beennamed to honor rolls for the second marking period. HIGH HONOR ROLL Grade 5 — Lincoln Breon, Nolan Bubb, Olivia Clester, Isabell Culbery, Thayne Jeffries, Olivia Johnson, Chloe Kustenborder, ...

Walnut Street Christian School lists honor students

AVIS — The following students were named to honor rolls at the Walnut Street Christian School for the second quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HONOR ROLL Kindergarten — Maxwell Jones, Mackeson Packer. First grade — Avery Brooks, Evelynne Krick, Aubree Reichard, Abbie Rutt, Kaleb ...

Allison R. Probst

In the Schools

Allison R. Probst graduated cum laude in December from Clarion University with two Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration. One degree is in Finance and Management, and the other is in Human Resource Management. She also attained the dean’s list for her last semester at ...

Victim’s family marches to reduce Philly murder rate

By John N. Mitchel l TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER Davida Garner will never forget the phone call from her mother last June 5. “My mom was screaming so loud, ‘Get to grandma’s house!’” Her grandmother had been ill, so she thought something may have happened to her. Then, as she was ...

LOCAL SCENE

‘Merrily We Roll Along’ STATE COLLEGE — FUSE Productions present the Stephen Sondheim musical “Merrily We Roll Along” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 to 24 in Penn State’s Schwab Auditorium. With music and lyrics by Sondheim and book by George Furth, the musical is based on the original ...

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Above, Blanche Weaver looks at a photo of her and her husband, Harold, on their wedding day. At right, the couple shares a happy moment during their marriage.

“The only girl I ever loved”

By YVONNE WEAVER For The Express (Editor’s Note: This love story was told by Blanche Weaver to her daughter-in-law Yvonne Weaver in December 2017) It was the 1940’s — a time of innocence, of trusting people, of war. And it was a time of love. Blanche Rhoades was a girl of 19 in ...

Local medical marijuana facility to employ veterans

From staff reports SOUTH AVIS – Pennsylvania medical cannabis company Terrapin Care Station is following through with its commitment to hire veterans as it prepares to open a medical marijuana facility in South Avis. VetForce, a new security firm largely operated by veterans, aims ...

Women’s Resource Center seeks housing assistance grant

BELLEFONTE - The Centre County Women’s Resource Center (CCWRC) is seeking about $300,000 in grant funding to assist county residents in need of a temporary home during rough times. During their Tuesday meeting, the Centre County Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding, or ...

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Brenda Rogers, left, and Jackie Wynkoop showcase this year’s books for Bellefonte READS.

Community reading program returns

BELLEFONTE — In Centre County, about 11 percent of the residents are illiterate, according to census data, but a committee of volunteers in the Bellefonte Area School District and the local community has been working to combat this problem. Started during the 2014-15 school year, the ...

Bellefonte approves CPI extension for high school students

BELLEFONTE - Ninth-graders in the Bellefonte Area School District will continue to attend the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI). Board members present at the Tuesday night meeting of the Bellefonte Board of School Directors unanimously passed a resolution to ...

JS school board weighs tax increase to fight deficit

For The Express JERSEY SHORE — In an effort to fight the district’s roughly $2.1 million deficit, the Jersey Shore school board on Monday night listened to a presentation about the district’s budget and applying for exceptions to raise the real estate Act 1 Index above the ...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

TODAY r All-you-can-eat ham pot pie supper, 5 p.m., Yarnell Community Center; take-outs also; benefits missions team. FRIDAY r Soup sale ham and bean, chicken corn and vegetable beef soup and apple dumplings, 11 am.-4 p.m., Great Island Presbyterian Church, 12 W. Water St., Lock Haven. ...

MadParents

Split vote

By KEVIN A. MCKEE kmckee@lockhaven.com MILL HALL - Dickey Elementary School, which has been open since 1966 and serves around 300 students, could be closed in a move that would save the Keystone Central School District upward of $1.6 million. On Monday night, dozens of community members met ...

Michael K. Hanna Sr.

Hannas announce plans for 2018

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — It seems like only yesterday that a young local attorney made it known he wanted to move from his law office on Water Street into the world of state government in Harrisburg. He talked with friends and family and members of the Clinton ...

Michael K. Hanna Jr.

Hannas announce plans for 2018

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Michael K. Hanna Jr., 35, of Lock Haven, has announced his candidacy for the 76th State House seat. He will be seeking the Democratic nomination in the May 15 primary election. Hanna is a lifelong resident of Clinton County and a ...

Just get on the bus and ride

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — The first bus arrives next Tuesday at 5:45 a.m. That’s the first bus in a daily bus service around town, something this city has not had for decades. The new bus service, to be provided by River Valley Transit, also offers something Lock Haven has not had ...

Natural gas coop looks to Loganton for next project

By SARAH PAEZ spaez@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative, which recently received a grant for a pipeline project in Centre Hall, is looking to implement a virtual pipeline project in Loganton. Don Kiel, executive director and secretary of the cooperative, talked ...