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Riverfest begins tomorrow at 5 p.m.

From staff reports LOCKPORT — It’s that time of year again. Time to head to Lockport Boat Launch Park in Woodward Township to enjoy good music, great food, participate in the annual Duck Derby or watch the cardboard boat races. Riverfest 2019 begins tomorrow and the three day event is ...

Winners announced from July 4 car show

WATSONTOWN —The heat and humidity didn’t stop dozens of car enthusiasts at this year’s annual Watsontown Fourth of July Car Show. Ninety vehicles from three states took part in the annual event, with car show devotees coming from as far away as Leesburg, Va. and Hurley, N.Y, in ...

Jersey Shore approves regional police study

By MIKE REUTHER For The Express JERSEY SHORE — Borough council approved a letter of intent Monday with the state Department of Community and Economic Development for a regional police study between Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department and Old Lycoming Township. Borough Manager ...

‘Best of the best’

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN —Baseball has a rich history in this area. And nobody knows that better than Justin Kline. The Beech Creek man has a dream to preserve all that local history so people can look back and remember the special teams and talented ...

LHU enrolling first nursing class for fall

LOCK HAVEN — Earlier this year, Lock Haven University announced plans to expand its nursing programs and establish a school of nursing. LHU is now enrolling its first nursing class at the main campus for the fall. Since 1991, LHU has provided comprehensive nursing education to students in ...

County drinking water meets most standards

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Water quality was a topic of discussion at Monday’s work session of the Clinton County Commissioners as grants administrator Gabriel Caprio provided an update on a baseline water quality study done on 54 wells scattered across the ...

Phone service restored in Loganton

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County Emergency Services Director Kevin Fanning notified The Express at 5 p.m. Monday that all phone service to Sugar Valley had been restored. TDS Telecom, who provides service to the Loganton area, reported the outage after a severe thunderstorm Saturday night and ...

‘A calling from above’

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com AVIS — Joe Hopkins, pastor of the Avis United Methodist Church, and his wife Kacie have started their journey to adopt a child. The Hopkins family are “already well into the process,” having chosen a domestic adoption program through ...

The city beach is open

Kyle Strouse and Eric Brungard helped set up the city beach on Monday as high water over the weekend receded, allowing the beach to officially open to the public again. Beach hours are noon to 8 p.m. daily. PHOTO PROVIDED

Silver medalists

From staff reports MILL HALL —Elizabeth Bottorf, Julia Knarr and Avery Mahoney recently participated in the National SkillsUSA Championships and won second place in the Community Service competition. Bottorf, Knarr and Mahoney are 2019 graduates of Keystone Central Career and ...

Man killed, hit by tree during storm

From staff reports RENOVO — A Philadelphia man who was camping with friends along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in East Keating Township died Saturday during a thunderstorm. Elmer Stoltzfus, 40, of Parkesburg, Pa., was at a campsite with multiple friends when a tree to fell ...

Storm leaves Loganton without phone service

By AMBER MORRIS For The Express LOGANTON — Saturday’s sultry and humid temperatures brought with them a line of severe thunderstorms that stretched across most of the central Pennsylvania area leaving one Clinton County community without phone service. The storm, which produced high ...

Budstock all-day music festival coming back to Renovo

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express RENOVO — Budstock, the live music show that showcases the talents of many local musicians and beyond will be holding their 4th annual day of music on August 3. Organizers are quite excited to announce that not only will they be returning to Renovo for ...

Leitch family ‘gives back’ to school district

Gary and Cindy Leitch both work at Central Mountain for the security department and have for several years. Recently the Leitch’s made a $500 contribution to the Keystone Central Foundation by purchasing a donor plaque on the wall at Don Malinak Stadium. “It’s our way of giving back” ...

Do you care about the lack of rural broadband internet?

Do you live in the rural areas of Central Pennsylvania and find that your access to reasonable broadband internet is limited? We think most people to which that question applies would answer yes! Broadband internet is limited in outlying farmlands and among our beautiful mountains ...

The cutest little queen

From staff reports BELLEFONTE — She’s just 3 years old, but has already made a name for herself on the royal stage. Ainsley Brooks, daughter of Jeff and Lauren Brooks of Bellefonte, has been crowned National Tiny Miss Agriculture USA. The big crown sparkled on her head of curls as ...

Judge rules on motions in ex-warden’s upcoming trial

From staff reports WILLIAMSPORT—A federal judge has delineated what a former Clinton County Correctional Facility Warden Thomas V. Duran may or may not bring into his upcoming trial over his 2012 termination. U.S. Middle District Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner Wednesday issued the ...

Veterans Bridge to be closed next Wednesday

LOCK HAVEN — Veterans bridge on Route 664/Jay Street, spanning the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in Lock Haven, will be closed next Wednesday as the city of Lock Haven tests its floodgate system/process on the bridge. A detour will be in place during the closure. The test will ...

The Best of Clinton County

SARAH SMELTZ / THE EXPRESS It was a great day, filled with sun and fun — and a little rain, for the annual Best of Clinton County festival and parade in downtown Lock Haven last Saturday. Young and old enjoyed the activities available from a variety of vendors.

Joduns are July Garden of the Month winners

FLEMINGTON — The Dogwood Circle Garden Club has announced Amy, Peggy and Ron Jodun as the July Garden of the Month winners. The Joduns garden is located at 1198 N. Hillview St., Flemington. July’s theme for Garden of the Month is “Destination Gardens: Offering an escape from the ...