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Slight increase in Medicare’s outpatient ‘Part B’ premium

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare says its “Part B” premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year. That means retirees should be able to keep more of their recently-announced Social Security cost-of-living increase. Medicare officials said Friday the standard premium ...

Kiwanis spaghetti dinner fundraiser is Wednesday

DUNNSTOWN - The Kiwanis Club of Lock Haven will hold its fall spaghetti dinner fundraiser this coming Wednesday, Oct. 17,, in the Dunnstown Fire Hall along Route 150-Woodward Avenue. The event is from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 and are available at the door or from Kiwanis members. ...

Clinton County to get $355,000 in recycling grants

LOCK HAVEN — Two state grants worth $355,000 have been awarded in Clinton County and Lock Haven to boost recycling programs in the region. “These two grants will help strengthen recycling in our communities and reduce the amount of waste headed to landfills,” Hanna said. “These ...

PennDOT updates paving project

LOCK HAVEN — As work to improve more than 41 miles of roadway continues in Centre and Clinton counties, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing an update on its project schedule. Overall work includes milling, base repair, resurfacing, curbing, sidewalks, and ...

Renovo preparing for one of the biggest parades ever on Saturday

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express RENOVO — As the Flaming Foliage Festival Committee and residents roll out the welcome mat to anyone who wants to visit over the annual FFF Weekend, those making the stop in Renovo may notice more than welcoming smiles and changing leaves. There is quite a ...

LHU’s vision coming to fruition

LOCK HAVEN - Lock Haven University’s vision of enhancing its East Campus in the city by creating indoor space for job fairs, shows and community events - and converting an old high school gymnasium into a multi-sport athletic complex for student-athletes - took a huge step ...

Shooting at Zindel Park is prohibited

McELHATTAN — A shooting range at Zindel Park in Wayne Township is closed to the public indefinitely. The range, located on the City of Lock Haven’s watershed property, has been closed for some time now, but the public has continued to use it recreationally for target practice, City ...

Commissioners approve hirings, pay county bills

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County board of commissioners met Thursday morning to approve the county bills and the hiring of several new county employees. The board unanimously approved: - Hiring Jason Laubscher as IT/Trainer/Help Desk Support in the Information Technology Department, ...

Bikers deliver knitted items to hospitals, nursing homes

From staff reports MILL HALL — For the sixth straight year, local knitters and bikers have joined forces to make a difference in the lives of those in area hospitals, nursing and personal care homes. The Prayer Shawl Ministry at Bald Eagle Presbyterian Church in Mill Hall and the ...

Keystone renews task force to help with costs, budget

From staff reports MILL HALL — Earlier this month, the Keystone Central School District held a meeting for members of last year’s citizen task force. The topic: Moving forward with a new, revitalized task force to offer options to the school board on controlling costs. The meeting ...

JS looks at combining voter precincts

By DEREK DANNEKER Special For The Express JERSEY SHORE — Jersey Shore may have fewer voting precincts in 2020 to comply with a state government mandate to upgrade all voting machines, a nearly $1 billion dollar project. In anticipation of that mandate, borough council on Monday ...

Beech Creek highway to honor decorated Vietnam veteran

From staff reports BEECH CREEK – A ceremony to dedicate the Cpl. Milford H. Wensel Memorial Highway will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12 at the Pavilion, located at 109 Birch Way, Beech Creek. Flags will be placed along the highway leading to the location. Born in 1948, Wensel was a ...

Police: Teen admits statutory sexual assault

REBERSBURG — Benjamin Mersinger, 18, of Rebersburg, has admitted having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl, state police at Rockview report. Mersinger has been charged with statutory sexual assault and corruption of minors, both felonies. After arraignment by District Judge Casey ...

Racing through the woods

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — More than 250 people took to the woods for the third annual Eagleton Trail Challenge, actually three races – a 50K, 25K and new this year, a 10K – that take runners through Sproul State Forest along sections of the Eagleton Mine Camp Trail. All three ...

Town Tavern will be demolished

LOCK HAVEN —The City of Lock Haven is searching for a contractor to demolish the former Town Tavern and a neighboring building along Bellefonte Avenue in downtown. The city purchased the long-vacant and condemned tavern at 47-51 Bellefonte Ave. for $10,000 from David Mayes in September ...

Rain, cool down expected here later this week

STATE COLLEGE — Hurricane Michael is expected to landfall along the Florida Panhandle Gulf Coast today and move up the east coast. Heavy rain and strong winds will spread farther inland across parts of the Southeast after landfall. But whether anything from the storm will make its way to ...

Jersey Shore may cut clubs as attendance levels to be evaluated

JERSEY SHORE — Budgetary concerns are at the forefront of the Jersey Shore Area School Board. The situation is such that the board is considering trimming a roster of 36 student clubs at the high school and 13 at the middle school. Board members raised concerns at this Monday’s meeting ...

Vehicles collide at East Walnut, Grove streets

JOHN RISHEL/THE EXPRESS Two cars collided at East Walnut and Grove streets in Lock Haven about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. City police and emergency services responded, with Hillside Towing ultimately taking at least one vehicle away. Two drivers were involved. Both were checked over by an ambulance ...

JS woman charged after overdose

From staff reports JERSEY SHORE — After leaving her 3-year-old daughter alone in a bedroom, Jennifer Berkebile went into a bathroom and overdoses on a controlled substance, collapsing onto the floor in the family’s Jersey Shore apartment in the 300 block of Allegheny Street, according to ...

A calming presence

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Meet Lexi Lemonade, a new service dog owned by Jennifer Bottorf, the coordinator for the Victim and Witness Program in Clinton County. Lexi joins 4-year-old Oakley as therapy dogs through the county District Attorney’s ...