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Lock Haven woman charged in fund misuse

WILLIAMSPORT — A Lock Haven woman has been charged with interstate transportation of stolen property by misusing $52,222 in proceeds from a customer’s certificate of deposit. Jolene Marie Edwards, 38, of Lock Haven, was charged Tuesday by a criminal information filed in U.S. Middle ...

First Quality expansion to start very soon

LOCKPORT — Digging of fill dirt for First Quality Tissue’s expansion of the Lock Haven plant should begin soon, possibly today. The Woodward Township supervisors approved a written agreement Tuesday that allows Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. to excavate soil from a hillside off Park Drive in ...

Snow Shoe senior center gets grant

LOCK HAVEN —The Snow Shoe Senior Resource Center was awarded a $39,450 grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, according to State Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Lock Haven. “This funding will provide many senior members of our area an accessible, comfortable home away from home,” ...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

FRIDAY r Rummage, soup and bread sale, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Great Island Presbyterian Church, 12 W. Water St., Lock Haven. r Fundraising luncheon for Heroes and Horses, Horses of Hope, and Silver Saddles, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Woolrich Community United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, sponsored ...

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Students of the Uptown Music Collective are presenting the show “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust: A Tribute to David Bowie” today through Saturday in Williamsport.

Uptown Music to play tribute to Bowie

WILLIAMSPORT — The Uptown Music Collective will present “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust: A Tribute to David Bowie” today through Saturday at the Community Theatre League, 100 W. Third St. The shows begin at 7:30 p.m. each night, and a matinee is offered at 2 p.m. Saturday. The ...

LOCAL BRIEFS

Holy Spirit Parish fish fries to start soon LOCK HAVEN — Holy Spirit Parish again offers its weekly Lenten Fish Fry on Fridays, starting March 3 and ending with the last fish fry on April 7. The meals will be available at St. Agnes Parish Center, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven. The ...

Around the Town

Good day To Greg Hanley of Beech Creek. CORRECTION The Express is not organizing nor supporting any protest against U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson of Howard. Information published in Around the Town on Wednesday should not have been published in that forum. Rather, if such an event is ...

JSHS VEX Robotics Teams score success

JSHS VEX Robotics Teams score success

JERSEY SHORE — Although it’s a relatively new club, the Jersey Shore High School VEX Robotics Team is already making a name for itself in competition. The Bulldogs competed successfully last month in Tioga, N.Y., with two teams entering the competition, according to their advisor and ...

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Muncy Bank President and CEO Rob Glunk cuts the blue ribbon yesterday, officially opening the newest Muncy Bank and Trust Company bank on Central Avenue in Avis. Bank officials and employees are pictured during the ceremony.

Muncy Bank & Trust opens office in Avis

By JIM RUNKLE jrunkle@lockhaven.com AVIS — There’s a new bank in Clinton County. Muncy Bank and Trust Company officials cut the ribbon on Tuesday, officially opening their newest facility in Avis. The ceremony opened the doors to a complete refurbishing of the inside of the ...

Local briefs

BEA sets kindergarten registration dates WINGATE — Dates have been set for kindergarten registration in the Bald Eagle Area School District for the 2017-18 school year. Children who are 5 years old, on or before Aug. 31, 2017, are eligible to register for kindergarten. Registration ...

Calendar of events

THURSDAY r Family movie night, 5-7 p.m., Friendship Community Library, Main Street, Beech Creek. Free to all; with refreshments. FRIDAY r “Technology @ the Library,” free one-on-one training and answers to technology questions, 11 a.m.-noon, Centre County Library and Historical Museum, ...

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From left, United Way Vice President Jessicas Bennett, Funeral Director George Gedon, United Way President Jason Walker and UW Executive Director Joshua Welty, talk about a new way for residents to commemorate loved ones and contribute to charitable causes.

United Way: A new method for contributing

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County United Way and local funeral homes are providing citizens with a new way to contribute to charitable organizations — Continue the legacy of your loved one with a charitable gift to the Community. “The Clinton County United Way would like to offer families ...

Around the Town

Good day To Brayden Lee Berry, turning 4 today! Where’s Thompson? Join the protest against Congressman Thompson’s voting record and let him know that, even though he is hiding from us, he is accountable to his constituents. He refuses to hold a town hall meeting and won’t reveal his ...

Fans cheer as CM, Bellefonte boys’ bball teams face off

The energy was high as parents, students and other spectators crowded the Central Mountain gymnasium last night for the first round of the District VI basketball playoffs. Despite a late comeback bid by the Red Raiders, Central Mountain managed to stay on top. For the full game story, see B1.

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 ...

From left are Webelos Den Leader Roland Davenport, Caden Paloskey, Sam Wible, William Page, Trent Goodling, Martin Lewis and Cub Scout Den Leader Daria Page.

Pack 137 hosts banquet, Pinewood Derby

PHOTO PROVIDED Cub Scout Pack 137 held its annual Blue and Gold Banquet and Pinewood Derby on Sunday, Feb. 12 at its chartered organization, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Renovo. Family and friends gathered to recognize the Scouts’ achievements over the past few months, then watch as ...

Local briefs

JS Lioness plans Basket Bingo JERSEY SHORE — Jersey Shore Lioness Basket Bingo featuring Longaberger baskets filled with various items will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Wheeland Center. Doors open at 11 a.m. Bingo starts at 1 p.m. There will be 50/50, rip-off tickets, ...

Around the Town

Good day And happy birthday to Camden Vonada, 15 today. Quote of the day “Only evil grows of itself, while for goodness we want effort and courage.” — Henri Amiel CM girls’ volleyball Calling all middle school girls who want to learn about and play volleyball. Starting today ...

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The former Clarence Elementary School is being transformed into the Mountain Top Activity Center.

Small but committed

By ROSE HOOVER For The Express WINGATE — They’ve been at it since 2008, but the core group of volunteers remain determined and enthusiastic about their mission to transform the former Clarence Elementary School into the Mountain Top Activity Center (MTAC). The group has held Wiffle ...

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Miller seeks Centre jury commissioner post

HOWARD — William T. “Willie” Miller, 62, of Howard, has announced he is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Centre County Jury Commissioner in the May 16 primary election. Miller is currently a volunteer for the jury commissioners through the Centre County Office of Aging ...