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Express staff earns journalism awards

LOCK HAVEN —Three members of The Express editorial staff received Keystone Press Awards for their work in 2018. The awards are from the Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association and the Pennsylvania Associated Press Media Editors (PAPME) representing daily, weekly and specialty newspapers ...

PennDOT lists road, bridge work for Centre, Clinton counties

BELLEFONTE — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has issued an update on a project that will see improvements to more than 22 miles of roadway surface in Centre and Clinton counties. Work scheduled for the coming week is as follows: ∫ Crews will continue paving on ...

RABIES ALERT

HUBLERSBURG — After two feral kittens tested positive for rabies and died earlier this month, the Straley Large Animal Veterinary Clinic is issuing an alert that individuals or other cats and kittens my have been exposed to the rabid kittens within the last three to four weeks. If anyone ...

City beach to open Monday

LOCK HAVEN — The city Beach is opening Monday. And the water is in “excellent” condition, according to Recreation Director Jack Bailey. Bailey said recent test results of the water from the Department of Environmental Protection are all good. “We’re ready to go,” Bailey said ...

Achieving recognition

MILL HALL — The Keystone Central School District honored one of its own on Thursday night. Eugene Bennett, Jr., 91, was presented with his high school diploma in an emotional ceremony presided over by superintendent Jacquelyn Martin. Prior to the official start of the work session, ...

Administration adjusts budget; 1.96 percent tax hike proposed

MILL HALL — There was some good news for property owners at Thursday night’s Keystone Central school board’s work session. The proposed 2019-2020 budget, which featured a tax increase of 2.49 percent has been adjusted. The budget — in its current form — features a tax increase of ...

Lock Haven native participating in Baltic Operations

By BILL STEELE KIEL, GERMANY – Petty Officer 2nd Class Quentin Woods, a native of Lock Haven, Pa., is participating in the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise with 18 other nations. “I’m here to make sure the helicopters stay flying,” said Woods. “This will be my first BALTOPS, ...

Cong. Fred Keller opens office in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT — Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) today announced the opening of his Washington, D.C. office and his district offices in Selinsgrove, Williamsport, and Tunkhannock. The district offices are in the same locations as former Congressman Tom Marino’s district offices, fulfilling ...

JS Middle School students inducted into honor society

PHOTO PROVIDED The Jersey Shore Area Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society inducted new members on June 4. The National Honor Society is an international organization founded on four pillar qualities: character, service, scholarship, and leadership. These new members ...

Gearing up for the Fly-In

By KATHRYN KLINE www.lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Volunteers, community members, vendors, and pilots from across the country are preparing for the 2019 Sentimental Journey Fly-In at the William T. Piper Memorial Airport, which takes place Tuesday through Saturday, June 18 to June 22. The ...

KCSD to honor veteran, 91, at tonight’s meeting

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com MILL HALL — The Keystone Central School District has a lot on its agenda for tonight’s work session. Shortly after the start of the work session, a special graduation ceremony will be held for Eugene Bennett, Jr. Bennett, 91, is a veteran who ...

BASD adopts budget with 1.49 percent tax increase

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Area School District has a budget. At Tuesday night’s regular meeting, the school board adopted the 2019-20 budget, which includes a 1.5 percent tax increase, down from 2.8 percent, which was part of the original ...

Contract awarded for 15 new showers at county prison

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Fifteen stainless steel showers will be replaced at the Clinton County Correctional Facility, with the lowest bid on the installation coming from Frigo Custom Designs at $357,847.38. A site visit with installer PBCI-Allen will take place ...

JS School Board approves tax increase

By PAT CROSSLEY For The Express JERSEY SHORE — Property owners in the Jersey Shore Area School District can expect to pay more in taxes next year. On a 5-3 vote Monday night, the board approved increasing taxes. Voting for the tax increase were Karen Stover, John Pecchia, Mary ...

‘Flip the Switch’

SPRING MILLS — Burkholder’s Country Market celebrated going solar with a “Flip the Switch” ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 8. Owner Russ Burkholder, accompanied by Sun Directed’s CEO Michael Shadow and Project Manager Tim McGee, along with Centre County Commissioners ...

2 Centre County commissioners show support

BELLEFONTE — The Centre County commissioners very rarely disagree. However, Tuesday’s regular meeting was one of those instances. The commissioners pushed to next week’s consent agenda Resolution No. 3 of 2019, which supports Restore Pennsylvania, a $4.5 billion infrastructure ...

Judge scolds Williamsport mayor, ex-wife

WILLIAMSPORT – A Lycoming County judge is highly critical of Williamsport’s mayor and his former wife, saying their ongoing battle over their children “is one of the most egregious this court has dealt with.” Judge Joy Reynolds McCoy in an opinion urged Mayor Gabriel J. Campana and ...

Jersey Shore school board raises tax rate

JERSEY SHORE – The Jersey Shore Area School District on Monday night voted to raise taxes to 100 per cent of the index which is 3.2 percent. The measure passed by a 5-3 vote. Voting for the tax increase were Karen Stover, John Pecchia, Mary Thomas, Kelley Wasson and Craig Allen. Voting no ...

Corrections

The recipients of the John P. Brandt and Mary Lou Brandt Academic Achievement Award at Central Mountain High School are Micah Schall and Christina Lugg. A name was in error in the original listing of awards published in The Express.

Turning the tassel

LOGANTON — Friends, family, teachers and students retreated from the rain Monday night and gathered in the gymnasium at Sugar Valley Rural Charter School for the Nineteenth Annual Commencement Exercises. Commencement began at 7 p.m., with a large crowd of parents and families ...