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Petitions pile up ahead of deadline for Pennsylvania primary

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Candidates for president of the United States and for state attorney general, treasurer and auditor general have until Tuesday's 5 p.m. close-of-business deadline in Pennsylvania to file paperwork to make Pennsylvania's April 28 primary ballot. A look at who has filed ...

Motivational speaker encourages CM students to help, serve others

MILL HALL — Mike Smith joined Central Mountain Middle and High School on Feb. 11 and 12 as the IMPACT program’s second motivational speaker of the school year, the first being PC Rocks (Dr. Phil Campbell) in the fall semester. While he doesn’t consider himself a motivational speaker, ...

Solid Waste wants repeal of Separations Act

McELHATTAN — The Clinton County Solid Waste Authority and Wayne Township Landfill are pushing for the repeal of the Separations Act. “The Separations Act is from 1910 or so and it requires a governmental entity to do individual bids and contracts for projects,” Landfill General Manager ...

Author relates history of suffrage for black women

By KAREN ELIAS For The Express LOCK HAVEN — Chicago-based author Mikki Kendall spoke at Ross Library on Feb. 12 on the history of suffrage for black women in the United States. Sponsored by Ross Library and the Clinton County Women’s History Coalition, the talk was part of a year-long ...

JSSD responds to alleged racial remarks

By PAT CROSSLEY pcrossley@sungazette.com JERSEY SHORE —The Jersey Shore Area School District has issued a statement in repsonse to a video which circulated on social medica at the end of last week depicting a small group sistrict students using what Dr. Ken Dady, assistant district ...

National History Day competition to take place at LHU

LOCK HAVEN— The National History Day competition for Region 5, Pennsylvania, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 at Lock Haven University for students in grades six through 12. The contest is co-sponsored by Central Intermediate Unit #10 and Lock Haven University and ...

LH man first to cross finish line at Frozen Snot

McELHATTAN — Below freezing temperatures weren’t able to stop nearly 300 avid runners and hikers taking to the mountains this weekend for the 2020 Frozen Snot race. The racers were able to choose between a 8.3 mile or 13.5 mile course with almost 6,000 feet of elevation gain in around ...

Blaze at the Broadway under investigation

By DEREK DANNEKER and PHILIP A. HOLMES Special for The Express JERSEY SHORE — The cause of a late-night three-alarm fire Saturday, which injured two people, is still under investigation, said first responders. The fire ripped through a hotel at 120 S. Broad St. at about 10:10 p.m. and ...

LH Council discusses Dickey’s possible closure

LOCK HAVEN - A talk about the possible closure of Dickey Elementary School was the last thing council discussed during Monday night's meeting. Mayor Joel Long brought up the topic and asked council what their thoughts were about the possible closure. Long also asked if the city should send the ...

DuBois manager seeks GOP nod for Senate seat

DUBOIS — Former City of DuBois mayor and current City Manager John “Herm” Suplizio has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for state senator in the 25th Senatorial District, a post held by Senate President Joe Scarnati, who announced last week that he is not seeking ...

Lincoln’s legacy offers lessons in statesmanship

By STEVEN SPEARIE The State Journal-Register via AP SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In an aptly named permanent exhibit of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum called The Whispering Gallery, visitors are visually and audibly confronted with political cartoons and newspapers from the 1860s against ...

Stop and frisk gets renewed attention in Bloomberg candidacy

By REGINA GARCIA CANO and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK — David Ourlicht was a college student, walking down a street near campus, when he became one of millions of New Yorkers swept up in the era of stop and frisk. A police officer accosted Ourlicht, deeming suspicious a ...

Family reaches out for answers in disappearance of Alex Mardis

LOCK HAVEN — They don’t sleep. They don’t eat. They cry a lot and have horrible thoughts about what may have happened to the handsome 31-year-old man they love dearly. It’s been more than 100 days since the mysterious disappearance of Alex Mardis. They’ve called all of Alex’s ...

Couple takes patriotism into the classroom

The Terry Banfill family is making sure that all Keystone Central Schools and Lock Haven Catholic School have brand new American flags to start off the 2019-2020 school year. Within the past couple of weeks, Sgt. Terry and Carmen Banfill have presented the Red, White and Blue banners to ...

County looking for help counting mail-in ballots

LOCK HAVEN — With election changes that offer voters mail-in ballots this year, the county is looking to hire some extra help with April’s primary election. Clinton County Chief Clerk Jann Meyers said the county is advertising for a temporary part-time “election assistant” to work ...

KCSD board supports charter school reform

MILL HALL — The Keystone Central school board adopted a resolution calling for charter school reform during Thursday night’s voting session. The resolution was discussed at last week’s work session and passed this week by unanimous vote. The resolution will now be signed by KCSD board ...

Castanea man admits offering ‘girl’ $1,000 for sex

From Pennlive WILLIAMSPORT — A Castanea man has admitted he offered an individual he thought was a 12-year-old girl $1,000 to have sex with him. Michael S. Grenninger, 37, made the admission Thursday when he pleaded guilty in U.S. Middle District Court to a charge of production of child ...

Rep. Dush seeks Scarnati’s 25th District Senate Seat

HARRISBURG — State Representative Cris Dush (R-66) announced he is seeking the nod from constituents of Senate District 25 in the wake of Senator Joe Scarnati’s announced retirement from the Pennsylvania Senate at the end of his 5th term in office. The 25th Senatorial District, which ...

‘Random Acts of Kindness’ helps mother keep son alive

By AMBER MORRIS For The Express RAUCHTOWN — Traditionally on Feb. 14 The Express publishes the expected love story between a married couple for our Valentine’s Day edition, but this year, we have a different tale to tell. This is the story of a mother’s love that knows no bounds, ...