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Bellefonte nominated for ‘America’s Main Streets’ contest

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte residents have a lot of pride in their town. That pride could soon result in a major award. Bellefonte is in the running for $25,000 in prizes as part of the Fourth annual “America’s Main Streets” contest, which is ...

Damaging winds keep emergency responders busy

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — For some people, the weekend winds brought an end to the weekend in the worst of ways. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for the area Sunday afternoon and it lasted until the early hours of Monday morning. Severe ...

Holy Week Church Services

∫ Beech Creek Wesleyan Church, 217 Main St., Beech Creek, has just announced its Holy Week services. There will be a Maundy Thursday service with communion at 6 p.m. Thursday, and a community service at 7 p.m. on Good Friday. The Easter Sunday worship service will be held at 9 a.m. and ...

Going to Nationals

MILL HALL — The Keystone Central Career and Technical Center SkillsUSA Community Service team comprised of Avery Mahoney, Liz Bottorf and Julia Knarr brought home the gold at the SkillsUSA state competition held in Hershey April 10-12. Not only will the team travel to Kentucky in June for the ...

County changes mind on voting machine vendor

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — It looks like the county has changed its mind about who they will purchase new voting machines from. At Monday’s work session, Clinton County Director of Voter Registration and Elections Maria Boileau said the county will be ...

City hires planner, director of community life

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN —After almost a year of searching, the City of Lock Haven has a new City Planner. Abigail Roberts was hired and will begin work on June 10, City Manager Gregory Wilson said during Monday night’s city council meeting. Roberts is a ...

Central Mountain student running his own fishing fly company

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com (Editor’s Note: This story is being rerun in its entirety due to computer problems that caused errors in the text. The Express strives for accuracy and apologizes for the mistakes.) LOCK HAVEN — Lance Bowman, a 16-year-old Central Mountain ...

Borowicz to host firearms seminar

LOCK HAVEN — State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Centre/Clinton, will host a Forearms Safety and Rights Seminar at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aplril 25, at the Chapman Township Volunteer Fire Co. in North Bend. “Article I, SEction 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution clearly states that “the ...

LOCAL BRIEFS

2019 Wine in The Wilds on April 27 MACKEYVILLE —The Clinton County Fairgrounds, just one mile north of I-80 on Route 220, is the site of the 4th Annual “Wine in The Wilds” from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. This is an indoor event featuring wineries, vendors, food, door prizes ...

Illegal drugs valued at more than $14 million seized so far in 2019

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania State Police troopers have confiscated $14,190,683 worth of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and other prohibited drugs in the first quarter of 2019. From Jan. 1 through March 31, state police seized nearly 118 pounds of cocaine and 27 pounds of heroin. Troopers also ...

Florence Warren credits dandelions and country living for long life

MILL HALL — Florence Warren smiled often on Sunday afternoon. Wearing a sparkling crown on her head, it was indeed a wonderful day for the lady who celebrated her 100th birthday on April 9. “This is a real surprise,” Florence said as she sat front and center between old friends and ...

12th District candidates talk issues at forum

By MIKE REUTHER For the Express LEWISBURG — Candidates for 12th Congress agree that the U.S. needs to find better ways to work collaboratively to benefit all Americans. Republican Fred Keller and Democrat Mark Friedenberg both want better paying jobs, expanded broadband service and ...

Renovo denied grant for walking path

RENOVO — As Renovo Borough faced an uphill battle convincing Delaware Avenue residents to allow a walking path near the front of their properties, it turns out that Renovo was not awarded a portion of the Multimodal Transportation Fund grant that would have paid for the path. Council ...

Trout season opens

CHRIS MORELLI/THE EXPRESS This family spent all day Saturday fishing at Fisherman’s Paradise near Bellefonte during the first day of trout season. Pictured, from left, Evelyn Rose Santoriello, Blaise Santoriello, Dave Hartnett, Erin Santoriello, Jill Rabickow and Richie Dittman. The ...

Commission drops orange clothing requirements for some hunters

From Pennlive Archers and turkey hunters will no longer be required to wear fluorescent orange while hunting. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners on Tuesday approved a measure that simplifies requirements to wear fluorescent orange material while hunting. There are no changes to ...

Reeling in a success

By JOHN RISHEL For The Express LOCK HAVEN — Lance Bowman, a 16-year-old Central Mountain from, is approaching his first full year of being an online business, selling custom made fishing flies under the name Fishing Creek Flies. Bowman, who lives on Fishing Creek Road in Mill Hall, says ...

Discussion of zoning ordinance becomes heated

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com FLEMINGTON — Conversation about Flemington Borough’s zoning ordinance became a little heated during a council meeting Thursday night. Jeff Shroat, owner of a property on Woods Avenue, and one of his tenants, Corey Meyer, asked to discuss a $50 ...

County promotes dispatcher, pays bills

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Travis Gibiser, a part-time dispatcher trainee at the Clinton County 911 Center, has been transferred to full-time 911 dispatcher, effective April 7. The move was approved by the Clinton County commissioners on Thursday ...

Penn State frat suspended after student hurt

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A fraternity at Penn State University has been placed on interim suspension over a student's serious injury and alleged misuse of alcohol. Penn State Student Affairs says the Theta Chi fraternity can't host events, recruit new members or participate in campus ...

Woodward Township Easter Egg Hunt Sunday

LOCKPORT — Woodward Township will be hosting its Easter Egg Hunt Sunday at Riverview Park starting at 2 p.m. Hundreds of eggs have been stuffed with candy thanks to help from the Dunnstown Fire Company and they’re ready to be placed for little boys and girls to find.