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Rally for Recovery set for Saturday at park

LOCK HAVEN — Whether you plan to run, walk, or simply watch, the West Branch Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission invites everyone to this year’s Rally for Recovery, to be held at Riverview Park on Saturday. Additionally sponsored by Advocates for a Drug Free Tomorrow, Crossroads ...

A downtown block party is slated to kick off Friday at 6 p.m. for Lock Haven University’s homecoming celebration. Food, a pep rally, activities and more are planned.

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Community invited to LHU Homecoming celebration

LOCK HAVEN — Starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Water Street near the Corman Amphitheater will come alive with music, food, vendors, and free activities for kids and adults, as Lock Haven University brings its annual Homecoming celebration into the community for the third year with the Homecoming ...

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Buzzard Field RC Field fun fly/drive is Saturday LOCK HAVEN — Buzzard Field R/C airplane field and car track is having a fun fly/drive on Saturday, Sept 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spectators are welcome, and admission and parking is free. Come see our new R/C car track and watch R/C ...

Nicole Ellis

Former local woman witnesses destruction in Houston area

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com Imagine being stuck in the same building for six days while a storm causes destruction all around you. That’s exactly what former local resident Nicole Ellis experienced in Houston, Texas. The daughter of Tom and Connie Ellis of Woolrich, Nicole ...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

TODAY r Free Community Lunch, 12 noon, Lamar United Methodist Church. The menu for September is chicken, potatoes, candied carrots, coleslaw and cake. r Apple dumping sale to benefit Port Matilda-Julian EMS, 2-6 p.m., Julian Community Center, sponsored by Port Matilda Grange. Walk-ins ...

Around the Town

Good Day And happy birthday to Trista Mallory of Rote! Word of the Day Hesperidium — The fruit of a citrus plant. Quote of the Day “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” — Mark Twain History of Piper On Saturday, Sept. 23, ...

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Jennifer Jackson’s car was demolished in an early morning crash yesterday.

Express carrier injured in crash during high-speed police chase

LOCK HAVEN — “She’s lucky to be alive!” That was the reaction of Express employee Matt McMann as he showed photographs of the demolished car that Express newspaper carrier Jennifer Jackson was driving when she was hit early Tuesday morning by a vehicle being pursued by Lock Haven City ...

Nicholas Meats plans to deal with odor, traffic

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Planning Commission heard some particulars Tuesday about Nicholas Meats’ planned expansion. The butchering operation at 508 East Valley Road, near Loganton, has an overall goal of increasing production from processing 500 head of cattle a day, five days a ...

Officials plan for new surveillance at Centre prison

BELLEFONTE — A video surveillance replacement project will be taking place at the Centre County Correctional Facility. During the Tuesday meeting of the Centre County Board of Commissioners, an agreement with the CDI Architects Group LLC was approved, a contract which will provide the ...

A day in the life of a treatment court judge

There are men and women of all ages. Some look much older than their years due to their lifestyles. Others could be easily labeled among Clinton County’s most attractive. They come from all backgrounds. Some have grown up in single-family homes with barely enough to eat. Others were raised ...

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Food, music, vintage automobiles and more were part of the 10th Annual Snow Shoe Fall Festival. Here, attendees line up for chicken barbecue.

Snow Shoe Fall Festival benefits vets memorial

SNOW SHOE — The Snow Shoe Park was buzzing with activity on Saturday, September 17th when the Mountaintop community celebrated its 10th Annual Snow Shoe Fall Festival. All day long, live music filled the air, local food and craft vendors sold their wares, and on-lookers viewed the antique ...

Rotary District Gov. Mike Hornby

Zimbabwe native to talk about life of a volunteer

LOCK HAVEN — Everyone’s invited to a special public session about Rotary and living the lifestyle of volunteer service, to be held from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Avenue 209 Coffeehouse, 209 Bellefonte Ave. Rotary District Governor Mike Hornby, a native of Zimbabwe and a media ...

Calendar of events

TODAY r Artist reception for Marianne Olivo and exhibit “All in Time,” 11 a.m.-noon, Ross Library’s first-floor Bossert Gallery, 232 W. Main St., Lock Haven. r Town hall with state Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Lock Haven, 6 p.m., Milesburg Community Center, 101 Mill St. (Route 144). Submit ...

Around the Town

Good Day And happy anniversary to Bob and Ruth Lannan! Word of the Day Extemporaneous — Composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment; impromptu; makeshift. Quote of the Day “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius Heisey ...

Joseph Rankinen

Rankinen gets 15-30 for second rape conviction

LOCK HAVEN — Already serving a 10-to-20-year prison term for the sexual assault of a 4-year-old, a Jersey Shore man will serve an additional 15 to 30 years for the rape of a 12-year-old girl. A jury found Joseph Scott Rankinen guilty in June of rape, rape of a child, involuntary deviate ...

Vietnam-era vets recognized at special ceremony

More than 50 Vietnam-era veterans were honored at a ceremony sponsored by State Rep. Michael K. Hanna Sr., D-Lock Haven, on Sunday afternoon at Price Auditorium at Lock Haven University. In photo at bottom, veterans stand for a round of applause after receiving medals and certificates from ...

Arrest warrant issued for alleged rapist

LOCK HAVEN — State police have issued an arrest warrant for Zachary Thomas Smith, 21, of Lock Haven, who has been charged with raping and sexually assaulting a minor five years ago. Smith is alleged to have raped and sexually assaulted a now 17-year-old girl in April 2012 in Wayne ...

KCSD president: Elementary Music Program intact

MILL HALL — “The Elementary Music Program is still intact. Every child still has the opportunity to learn music. We have music teachers assigned to every building,” Keystone Central School Board President James “Butch” Knauff said. “All of our students will still be provided ...

Officials look to Bellefonte-Milesburg trail study completion

BELLEFONTE — The feasibility phase of a project to create a 2.5-mile recreational trail to connect Bellefonte to Milesburg is nearing completion. Bellefonte Mayor Tom Wilson said at the Monday night meeting of Bellefonte Borough Council that he is hoping to have some idea of the the study ...

Fries September

Gabrielle Fries is BPW Girl of Month

JERSEY SHORE — The Business and Professional Women’s Club Girl of the Month for September is Gabrielle R. Fries, daughter of Lisa Fries of Williamsport. Gabrielle’s activities include the following: Spanish Extra Club, Key Club and Youth Leadership Lycoming, one year; National Honor ...