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A RED RIBBON DAY

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com FLEMINGTON — The Canal Street Bridge is now open for traffic. After a three-month project, the old one-lane bridge has been removed and replaced with a wider, seamless stretch of street. Drivers may not even notice they are on a bridge now. The ...

Ahead of classes, KC board deals with personnel

From staff reports MILL HALL - Classes in the Keystone Central School District begin for students on Wednesday, Aug. 22. New teachers have orientation on Wednesday, while all other classroom educators start the new year this Thursday. Ahead of that, the school board has approved a slew of ...

Marches mark anniversary of deadly far-right protest

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A year after a deadly gathering of far-right extremists in Charlottesville, Virginia, a few dozen white nationalists marched Sunday across from the White House, their numbers dwarfed by thousands of ...

Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing

By JILL COLVIN Associated Press BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman said Sunday she secretly recorded conversations she had in the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. It was a highly ...

Remembering Ray Rathmell

PHOTO PROVIDED This scenic photo by the late Raymond H. Rathmell shows the Carmen Rosamilia Bridge at Renovo. Mr. Rathmell evidently took the photo from the South Renovo side of the river. He died six years ago, at the age of 90, and we are not exactly when the photo was taken. A Renovo ...

Finding community thousands of miles away from home

BELLEFONTE — When a group of Bellefonte Area High School students traveled to Ecuador with their science teachers in early July, they expected to learn about science, try new foods, experience outdoor adventure sports and learn a bit about the language and culture. What they didn’t ...

More budget woes mean renewed KC task force

MILL HALL — The Citizen Task Force will ride again. That’s according to Dr. Alan Lonoconus, interim superintendent of the Keystone Central School District. Dr. Lonoconus spoke on the task force at Thursday night’s work session, making the recommendation to “send out invitations ...

KC changes staffing, grading policy

MILL HALL — Amid a continued decline in enrollment, the Keystone Central School Board is continuing a tradition of rotating administrators among its various schools. A report from Thursday night’s school board meeting showed that, in May 2017, total enrollment at Keystone Central was ...

Tweet threatens mass shooting at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium

From Pennlive STATE COLLEGE — Penn State University police and the FBI are looking into a mass shooting threat that was posted to Twitter. PSUPD stated on their Twitter and Facebook that they, along with the FBI, are investigating the tweet to determine its credibility. They said there is ...

Fullington Trailways bus stop moving to LHU

LOCK HAVEN — Fullington Trailways will move its local bus stop to the Lock Haven University campus, effective Aug. 20. The buses have been stopping in Lock Haven for many years, according to the announcement. The new stop will be on West Water Street at Railroad Street, and the LHU ...

Surviving large carnivores have far-reaching impact

UNIVERSITY PARK—Anywhere large-bodied mammalian carnivore species are present, other smaller carnivores are less likely to occur, according to an international team of researchers that conducted the first global assessment of carnivore interactions using camera trap data. This finding is ...

What a Ride!

MIKE ORAZZI FOR THE EXPRESS ­Last night Keystone gave their best effort in the game against Maryland. At top, the team celebrates the journey with the Little League mascot. Above, fans and family members cheer on the players. We are all very proud of our all-stars. To read more ...

Tiger Den Playground may reopen

By KEVIN MCKEE kmckee@lockhaven.com MILL HALL – The Tiger Den playground, located near Dickey Elementary School, may be once again opening to the public, following further discussions. Thursday night’s monthly meeting of the Keystone Central School Board opened with a brief speech from ...

Commissioners table vehicle fee vote

By SARAH PAEZ spaez@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County commissioners tabled action on the hotly contested proposal of a countywide $5 fee on motor vehicle registrations to be used for roads and bridges after members of the public expressed their views at Thursday’s voting ...

Property purchased for senior affordable housing

By SARAH PAEZ spaez@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County and SEDA-Council of Governments Housing Development Corporation are moving forward with the purchase of property in Flemington to house the future senior living complex Susquehannock Heights. The purchase is funded in part by a ...

Texas puts on a sizzling centennial celebration

LOCK HAVEN — How many hot dogs can you eat in 10 minutes? Dan Kennedy of West Decatur can — and did — eat 26. That’s right, 26 hot dogs, complete with buns and Texas sauce on top. “Killer” Kennedy easily walked away with top honors at the hot dog eating contest Wednesday ...

‘Limitless opportunities’ for the Keystone team

By Shareik Flowers shareikflowers@gmail.com BRISTOL, CT- Adjacent to Leon J. Breen field is a host of dormitories housing the Mid-Atlantic Regional participants. It’s there you’ll find the Keystone team— who’s passing the time between baseball-related activities swimming in the ...

Speed display signs placed in Howard, Snow Shoe

CLEARFIELD —Two radar-controlled speed display signs have been placed in Howard and Snow Shoe, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). One sign is on Route 26 (Howard Narrows Road) north of Park Road in Howard Borough and the second on Route 144 (Sycamore ...

Bowman bound over on aggravated assault, DUI

LOCK HAVEN — Donald Wayne Bowman, 45, of Lock Haven, was bound over for trial on two counts of aggravated assault by vehicle and two counts of aggravated assault while driving under the influence, DUI and other charges at Tuesday’s preliminary hearing before Centre County District Judge ...

Beech Creek’s 150th birthday party is Saturday

BEECH CREEK — Beech Creek looks to be the place to be on Saturday, as the borough celebrates its 150th anniversary. There’s going to be a lot going on from morning to night as residents of the borough have planned a family friendly event for all, young and old. The festivities will be ...