×

Local news

KC Foundation plans nighttime golf tournament

MILL HALL — The Keystone Central Foundation will be holding its 5th Annual Night Flight Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Clinton County Country Club. The cost is $65 per golfer, $250 for group of four and $25 for the dinner and auction. All proceeds will benefit students of the ...

‘Legend lives on’

LOCK HAVEN — Robert W. “Bob” Erdman recently donated his Piper PA-8 Skycycle aircraft to the Piper Aviation Museum. His son, David, transported the aircraft from his father’s home in Maize, KS to the museum in late July. David brought the airplane along with various aircraft and ...

Centre County residents can apply for rent relief

BELLEFONTE — For Centre County residents struggling to make rent during the COVID-19 pandemic, help is on the way. At Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, Faith Ryan, the county’s Director of Adult Services, addressed the board and spoke at length about a federal program designed ...

Volunteers in the spotlight

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories highlighting volunteers who freely give their time throughout our area. If you know someone who needs to be in the “Spotlight,” contact Lana Muthler at 570-748-6791 or lmuthler@lockhaven.com. We’ll take it from there. ...

Virus tracing app could go live in Pa. in August

HARRISBURG (AP) — A contact-tracing app for mobile phones is being piloted and could go live in Pennsylvania in the coming weeks as part of an effort to more quickly contain coronavirus outbreaks by notifying people who may have been exposed, a state Health Department official said ...

Learning and Serving

BEECH CREEK — Sometimes, when two organizations get together, they form a wonderful, heartwarming relationship between youth and veterans. And that’s what’s happened between Boy Scout Troop 54 and the Beech Creek/Blanchard Bitner Bechdel American Legion Post 623, the troop’s charter ...

CCEP: County unemployment rate shows improvement

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County Economic Partnership President Mike Flanagan issued the following statement regard the county’s unemployment rate in the month of June: “Clinton County’s unemployment rate continued to show improvement during the month of June, according to monthly data ...

Centre board discusses county’s COVID-19 spike

BELLEFONTE — A recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Centre County was on the minds of the Centre County Commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting. A total of 43 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Centre County on Sunday, nearly four times the previous largest single-day increase. Mount Nittany ...

JSSD gives parents choice of child’s education

JERSEY SHORE — Jersey Shore Area School Board passed the district’s health and safety plan 9-0 during a livestreamed meeting Monday night. The plan features three phases: the red, yellow and green phases, as outlined by the governor, explained Dr. Brian Ulmer, district ...

Lyco approves grant for regional broadband network

WILLIAMSPORT — Lycoming County commissioners approved a $2.5 million grant for extending broadband networking throughout the region at their meeting Tuesday. The Appalachian Regional Commission funding is part of the cooperative agreement with Tioga, Potter and Clinton counties for ...

Resident asks why Little Leaguers didn’t wear masks on trip to D.C.

WILLIAMSPORT — A resident’s inquiry as to why local Little Leaguers playing catch on the lawn of the White House last week did not wear masks set off a discussion about remaining safe from COVID-19. Bill Fenderson said he felt the group of players from the Montoursville Little League and ...

Philadelphia students to start year online

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The School District of Philadelphia is switching gears to keep all public school students in online classes after a previous plan to return students to class two days a week drew fears and criticism from parents, teachers and administrators. The district announced its ...

LHU to do ‘mostly’ remote learning in fall

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. — Lock Haven University has announced today the decision to move to a mostly remote learning environment for the fall 2020 semester with limited exceptions and limited on-campus residency. This is a revision of earlier announced plans, which relied more on face-to-face ...

Friday in the ‘Fonte has a lot going on this week

BELLEFONTE — Downtown Bellefonte will again be home to two pop-up outdoor dining spaces, as well as a downtown Sidewalk Sale, on July 31, during the community’s monthly Friday in the ‘Fonte celebration. Friday in the ‘Fonte, a monthly event which aims to support Bellefonte’s ...

Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers

The world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S. government -- one of several candidates in the final stretch of the global vaccine race. There’s still no guarantee that the experimental ...

800-plus new cases in Pa. as Phillies game canceled

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania reported more than 800 new confirmed coronavirus cases Monday, as fresh concerns about it spreading prompted the cancellation of Monday night's Major League Baseball game in Philadelphia. The Department of Health reported 839 additional confirmed virus cases ...

Wolf lets bill on records access during disasters become law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor says legislation to require that state government agencies continue processing public records requests during disasters is “ill-conceived and poorly drafted,” but he's letting it become law without his signature. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf ...

Retired game warden writes book filled with tricks of the trade

RENOVO — If it weren’t for the constant shadow of danger revolving around encounters, John Wasserman’s book about his 34-year career as a PA Game Warden would be considered comical at times. Wasserman details some of his most memorable cases in his new book “Woods Cop,” — most of ...

Centre County sees dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases; Clinton adds five

Centre County saw its largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases ever on Sunday, adding 43 cases to its tally. It was the highest single-day increase in the county since the pandemic began. It brings its overall total to 356 cases since the first one was reported on March 20. The dramatic ...

BASD adds third option for students

BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Area School District announced that it is adding a third option for students as schools prepare to reopen next month. Last Thursday, parents received an email from Karen Krisch, the Pandemic Coordinator at BASD. In the email, the district announced the third ...