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19 BEA students headed to state FBLA conference

WINGATE —Students who are a part of FBLA — Future Business Leaders of America — did so well in December at the Regional Leadership Conference at Elk County Catholic High School, that many are headed in April to the State Leadership Conference in Hershey to compete against other students ...

KCSD board announces change to school calendar

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com MILL HALL — Mother Nature continues to wreak havoc on school calendars throughout the region. The Keystone Central School District is the latest to re-vamp its calendar in light of recent closures. At Thursday night’s school board voting ...

York County man still faces charges in Renovo

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express RENOVO — Renovo Mayor Tom Tarantella Jr. cited an online article that made its way through social media this week during a borough council meeting Thursday. In the Mayor’s opinion it tainted the facts of a locally highly followed case involving John ...

Colleen Kennedy seeks nomination for Centre treasurer

STATE COLLEGE — Colleen Kennedy, an accountant, auditor, and treasurer for various organizations, has announced she is seeking the Democratic nomination for Centre County treasurer in the May 21 primary election. Richard Fornicola, who has served as Centre County treasurer for five terms, ...

Joe Davidson wants sixth term as Centre recorder

STATE COLLEGE — Centre County Recorder of Deeds Joe Davidson of College Township has announced his intentions to seek the Republican nomination for a sixth term in office. Davidson has served as the Centre County Recorder of Deeds since January 2000. He is a graduate of State College ...

Tributes of Life Crematory opens in Jersey Shore

JERSEY SHORE — The Maneval Allen Redmond and Rearick-Carpenter funeral homes have opened their own crematory — Tributes of Life Crematory — at 1000 Hill Alley, Jersey Shore. This brand new facility will allow staff to personally handle all aspects of each cremation service here for ...

PennDOT to offer free motorcycle safety clinics

HARRISBURG — From now through October, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) offers an exciting line of Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP) clinics focusing on developing operator proficiency. The program is free-of-charge to prospective, experienced, and new ...

Commissioners appoint two to county boards

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Eric Fletcher has been approved for reappointment to the Ross Library Board and Todd Andrew Kremser has been appointed to the Clinton County Children and Youth Advisory Board after the county commissioner’s held their weekly voting ...

Jersey Shore School Board contemplates future

By PAT CROSSLEY For The Express JERSEY SHORE — Dr. Jill Wenrich, superintendent at the Jersey Shore Area School District, shared a plan detailing what the district will look like in 2019 and beyond at the district’s board meeting Monday night. Wenrich shared at the meeting how the ...

Mill Hall man gets special gift from his Valentine

By AMBER MORRIS For The Express Today, couples all around the world will celebrate being together as they observe the loveliest of all days— Valentine’s Day. For most, the holiday is celebrated by bestowing their beloved with a surprise dinner date, a heart-shaped box of ...

Centre County receives ‘Growing Greener’ grant

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — Centre County is getting greener. The Centre County Conservation District recently received a $1.6 million Growing Greener grant that will help protect area waterways. “We’re excited to announce that back in December, we were ...

Auditor: Prison safety and security ‘unprecedented’

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com McELHATTAN — The Clinton County Correctional Facility received good news from the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Audit. PREA Auditor Patrick J. Zirpoli, who conducted the audit last week, reported the prison exceeded in 11 standards, and met ...

Covenant Cafe to celebrate Oscars

LOCK HAVEN — The Covenant Cafe, an early stage Alzheimer’s activity group, will hold an Oscar-themed celebration at their meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 1-3 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St. The group will play movie-related trivia games and afterwards will ...

UPMC Susquehanna hosts Dance Party

WILLIAMSPORT — The UPMC Susquehanna’s Spirit of Women Day of Dance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Williamsport Branch YMCA, 641 Walnut St., Williamsport The event includes fitness dance demonstrations, free health screenings, shopping, giveaways and prizes. ...

CORRECTION

Clinton County Dems Kick Cancer Relay team will host a spaghetti dinner onf Wednesday, April 24, at the Lock Haven Sons & Daughters of Italy, 1 N. Henderson St., Lock Haven. The date of the dinner was incorrect in a recent article in The Express. We apologize for the error.

County’s ‘Candidates Night’ addresses election inquiries

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — For residents looking to run for any elected position in a wide range of local offices, the Clinton County Garden Building was the place to be Monday night as county voter registrar Maria Boileau hosted a “Candidates Night” event to ...

Hometown Heroes program returns to Bellefonte

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE— The show must go on. Despite frigid temperatures and a snow emergency in Centre County, the Centre County Commissioners held their weekly meeting on Tuesday at the Willowbank Building. During the meeting, the commissioners learned ...

Democrats pick Friedenberg for special election

From staff reports The Pennsylvania Democratic Party has nominated Marc Friedenberg as the Democratic Party’s candidate for the special election in the 12th Congressional District which will be held on May 21, the same day as the Primary Election. Republicans have not announced who their ...

Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million sold in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT —One winning Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions® ticket worth $1 million from the Friday, Feb 8, drawing was sold at a Lycoming County supermarket. Wegmans, 201 William St., Williamsport, earns a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. The ticket matched all five white ...

Dominion Energy reducing methane emissions from natural gas infrastructure

RICHMOND, Va.— Dominion Energy has announced an historic, industry-leading initiative to reduce methane emissions from its natural gas infrastructure by 50 percent over the next decade, based on 2010 levels. The initiative will prevent more than 430,000 metric tons of methane from entering ...