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Fishermen find human remains along Susquehanna River in Williamsport

From Staff Reports WILLIAMSPORT — Human remains were found along the Susquehanna River between Hepburn and Maynard streets in Williamsport on Saturday morning. Several fishermen discovered the deteriorated remains that are several months old near the Hepburn Pump Station around 9:22 a.m., ...

Bucktail Players perform ‘Murder and a Song’

KEVIN RAUCH/THE EXPRESS The “Bucktail Players” a coffee house style performance made up primarily of Bucktail Area High School students with assistance from alumni performed “Murder and a Song” an evening of rather talented performances and acts Friday evening on stage at the ...

125 LHU grads earn Master’s degree

­ By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN —“Practice the thing that makes your heart beat faster.” That’s what keynote speaker Phil Evans encouraged over one hundred graduates during Lock Haven University’s 142nd Commencement ceremony Friday night in Thomas Field ...

LHU reinstates winter commencement

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University is reinstating its winter commencement ceremony beginning in December of this year. The program was initially stopped back in 2017 due to a combination of the expense of the ceremony and a decrease number of ...

Providing for the future of healthcare

LOCK HAVEN—Lock Haven University and UPMC Susquehanna have announced a partnership that will provide important opportunities for health education to LHU students, UPMC employees and the local community. The new partnership will enhance Lock Haven University’s health professions programs ...

KCSD board approves Donahay to fill vacant seat

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lock-haven.com RENOVO — Following its work session on Thursday night, the Keystone Central school board filled a vacant seat at a special meeting. In a unanimous vote, the board tabbed Polly Donahay of Monument to fill the seat, which was vacated by the ...

Centre Gives breaks record with $1,441,885 in donations

STATE COLLEGE — For the seventh consecutive year, the Centre County community has broken a Centre Gives record by raising $1,441,885 via 9,503 total gifts in 36 hours. “Our community continues to amaze us with their generosity year after year,” said Molly Kunkel, Executive Director at ...

Suicide, mental illness topic of commissioners

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN —“Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States. 41 percent of adults with mental illness have not received treatment. We believe that the mentally ill can recover and be productive members of society, as long as ...

Howard Happenings

CHICKEN BBQ Jacksonville Emmanuel Church will offer a chicken bbq on Saturday, May 11. The chicken should be ready to go at 11 a.m. and will be sold until all gone. The price for one-half chicken is $6 and the cost for the meal which includes macaroni salad, baked beans and a roll is ...

County acts on personnel matters, service agreements

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — There was a full house and a packed agenda Thursday morning at the Clinton County commissioner’s meeting. First, they approved a Savin maintenance and service agreement with the PA District Attorney’s Institute, effective Jan. 1, ...

Empowering educators

PHOTO PROVIDED JS teacher receives PPL grant for coding kits A few days each week, third graders arrive early to experiment and work on STEM items at Jersey Shore Elementary. Teacher Diane Mantek received a PPL Foundation $1,000 Empowering Educators grant to purchase three new iPads and ...

Businessmen urge city council to reconsider closing Third Avenue

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Several local business owners along Maple Street and Third Avenue voiced their concerns about the possible closure of the northernmost portion of Third Avenue on Monday night. City council passed the ordinance on first reading on ...

It’s official: Bellefonte to hold graduation indoors

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte Area High School’s Class of 2019 will have its graduation ceremony indoors. Following back-to-back school board meetings in which a parent and student lobbied for an outdoor ceremony at Rogers Stadium, the district ...

More controversy surrounds Stephanie Borowicz

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, who represents Clinton and parts of Centre County, appears to be the center of attention again. Back in March, Borowicz provided a Christian prayer invocation on the floor of the State House that drew ...

Judge: LHU has not effectively accommodated female athletic interests

From PennLive WILLIAMSPORT – Lock Haven University has not effectively accommodated female students’ athletic interests and abilities, a federal judge says. That was the assessment Tuesday by U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann in a suit filed two years ago by eight female ...

CMHS names honor students

MILL HALL — The following students at Central Mountain High School were named to honor rolls for the third marking period. HIGH HONOR ROLL 9th Grade —Madison Bair, Ava Bair, Emily Bartlett, Hannah Brian, Meredith Brown, Hannah Brown, Gabriel Coakley, Morgyn Conklin, Sydney Cooper, Emma ...

Clinton County Democrats’ Spring Dinner on June 27

LOCK HAVEN—The Clinton County Democratic Party’s Annual Spring Dinner has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 27. All Democrats from Clinton County are invited to attend. The event, which was postponed from May 9 due to scheduling problems, will feature a social hour and live ...

Veteran artists display work at Ross Library this month

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — What do veterans and art have in common? Something very special. Visit the Ross Library this month and you will see what local Vietnam Combat Veterans in the area have accomplished in a program called Artpost Awareness. ...

City Council adopts noise ordinance on 5-2 vote

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The city of Lock Haven officially has its first ever noise ordinance. The ordinance, which has gone through some changes since it was first brought to council on March 4, was adopted on a 5-2 vote Monday night. And it didn’t come ...

Search is on for district court space in Centre County

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — A pair of Centre County District Court offices may soon be on the move. On Tuesday, the Centre County commissioners approved a request for proposals for leasing and buildout of office space for magisterial district court No. 49-1-01 ...