Local news

Boat dock, snow removal, fire company, trail get state grants

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN - A new boat dock, snow removal equipment, improvements to the South Renovo fire company property and rehabilitation of a bridge key to a new hiking trail are all included in separate grant announcements this week by state Rep. Mike Hanna Sr., Clinton-Centre ...

Williamsport’s form of government wins election

From staff reports WILLIAMSPORT- The voters have spoken, and the City of Williamsport will retain a strong mayor-council form of government. Two referendums, one for a council-manager under optional charter, and one for council-manager under state Home Rule Law, were soundly defeated by ...

One driver hurt in three-vehicle crash

LOCK HAVEN — One driver suffered minor injuries in a three-vehicle accident that occurred at 3:10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, in the 300 block of Susquehanna Avenue. Lock Haven City Police investigated the crash, which involved am empty school bus, a pick up truck and a tanker truck. Police ...

Concerns about heat in Bellefonte Elementary dominate meeting

BELLEFONTE - Temperatures outside may be falling as the cooler autumn air moves in, but heat proved to be a hot topic at the Bellefonte Area School District board meeting on Wednesday night. During the public comment portion of the meeting, a few members attending spoke about concerns over ...

Benninghoff re-elected in Centre County

From Staff Reports BELLEFONTE — State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff earned another term on Election Day. Benninghoff, R-Bellefonte, who represents the 171st District, easily defeated his opponent, Democrat Erin Condo McCracken of Millheim. In Centre County, Benninghoff had 55 percent (13,941) ...

West Branch Life publishes next week

Due to a delivery issue from our printer, West Branch Life Magazine will not appear in today’s paper. West Branch Life will publish next Wednesday, Nov. 14, in both the Williamsport Sun-Gazette and Lock Haven Express.

Borowicz takes House seat

Stephanie Borowicz has turned the 76th Legislative District seat in the House of Representatives to Republican for the first time in some three decades. The second-time candidate defeated Democrat Mike Hanna Jr. by a relatively sizeable margin Tuesday, wrestling away the seat held by Mike ...

Clinton County voter turnout near 60 percent

LOCK HAVEN — The voter turnout in Clinton County was 58.29 percent with 12,158 of the 20,857 registered voters going to the polls Tuesday. In the race for U.S. Senator, Republican Lou Barletta polled 6,645 votes to Democratic incumbent Bob Casey Jr.’s 5070, edging Casey 55.67 percent ...

Gov. Wolf wins another term

By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG— Tom Wolf won a second term as Pennsylvania governor on Tuesday, beating brash Republican challenger Scott Wagner and sending the Democrat back for another four years to share power with a GOP-controlled Legislature. Wolf has said he will ...

Casey is victorious

By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG — Democrat Bob Casey has won a third U.S. Senate term from Pennsylvania, beating Republican Rep. and Donald Trump supporter Lou Barletta in a state the president won two years ago. Casey's victory in Tuesday's election gives him another six-year ...

Marino wins 12th Congressional District race

EXPRESS FILE PHOTO Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Marino reportedly has won a fifth, two-year term in Congress. Marino defeated Democratic challenger Marc Friedenberg in Tuesday’s election for the 12th Congressional District. The district includes all of Lycoming, Clinton, Perry, ...

One Warm Coat

From staff reports MILL HALL — Central Mountain High School’s Key Club and Student Council have joined forces with the One Warm Coat organization to collect coats for fellow students in need. The club members are collecting clean, gently worn, and new warm coats beginning Nov. 12 ...

LH Council approves transfer of liquor license into city

LOCK HAVEN —City council approved the transfer of a liquor license from D&R Bottomline LLC, in Dunnstable Township, into the city during last night’s meeting. The license will be transferred to 360 E. Walnut Street, the former Lucky 7 Meat Market, owned by VASAS, Inc. A public ...

Small Business Saturday and close vote over banners in Bellefonte

BELLEFONTE — Small Business Saturday was front and center during Monday night's Bellefonte Borough Council meeting. Bellefonte mayor Tom Wilson read a proclamation that Small Business Saturday would indeed be held on Saturday, Nov. 24 in the borough. However, prior to the proclamation, ...

Online survey to help vet new KC superintendent candidates

From staff reports MILL HALL — As the Keystone Central School District begins interviews for a new superintendent, the district is using the internet to solicit input from stakeholders. The district announced on Monday afternoon it has created an online survey for members of the ...

Get to know the spotted lanternfly

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County commissioners got a lesson on the spotted lanternfly on Monday. Tom Butzler, a horticulture extension educator for the Penn State University Cooperative Extension, talked about the invasive insect from Asia that may be found on imported Christmas trees ...

New grocery store may be coming to Bald Eagle Twp.

MILL HALL — A new business may be coming to Hogan Boulevard, but only if the Bald Eagle Township Zoning Board approves a variance of a township ordinance. Samuel R. Stoltzfus purchased a section of land between the Route 220 exit/entrance ramp and Sheetz gas station in Mill Hall with ...

Route 220 scene of two accidents

LINDEN - Route 220 was closed in both directions after a car and a flatbed tractor-trailer truck collided just south of the Woodward Township building in Lycoming County about 2 p.m. Monday. The crash was just north of Queneshaque Road and occurred during rain and fog. Firefighters from the ...

Bellefonte man accused of setting fire to roofs

From Staff Reports BELLEFONTE — Police arrested a Bellefonte man after he was identified on surveillance video lighting objects on fire and throwing them on to the roofs of the Centre County Courthouse and sheriff’s office last week. Dennis Hassinger, 48, was charged by Bellefonte ...