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Candidates in the May 16 Primary Election include, from left, Richard Morris (running for city council), Ted Forbes (city council), Judge Maria McLaughlin (Superior Court), Steve Stevenson (city council), Zach Hanna (coroner), Michelle Crowell (county treasurer) and Joseph “Satch” Sanders III (district judge).

Clinton Democrats look to the future

LOCK HAVEN — Now is not the time to be disheartened. It is a time to stand up and be counted. So said many of the speakers at the Clinton County Democratic Party’s annual dinner Thursday at the Moose Family Center. Dan and Rose Reeder of Swissdale, two local residents who have stood up ...

Renovo council opposes cutting CDBG program

RENOVO — National politics came to the forefront of the Renovo council meeting this week as council agreed to send a letter to support the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) in opposition of the proposed 2017-18 federal budget and funding for the Community Development Block ...

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Trolley tracks exposed during construction

SPENCER MCCOY/THE EXPRESS Memories of the old trolley system in Lock Haven in the late 19th and early 20th centuries came back to some residents this week as workers from Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. continued a reconstruction project on Jay Street in downtown Lock Haven. The trolley tracks were ...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

TODAY r Yard and bake sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, Snydertown, Howard. r Annual church rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., United Lutheran Church, Lock Haven, including raffle baskets and lunch served by United’s Camp Kids. r Church yard and bake sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., ...

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Leaves, garden cleanup days slated in city LOCK HAVEN — City residents are invited to take advantage of the city’s annual spring cleanup, slated for Mondays and Tuesdays, April 24 and 25 and May 1 and 2. The city’s public works crew will pick up bagged leaves and garden waste on ...

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Friends, family celebrate boy’s last chemo treatment

Alex Johnson has a lot of people who love him, evident by the huge outpouring of support he received this week upon completion of his last chemotherapy treatment at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville in his fight against cancer. Alex, 7, went to Geisinger on Wednesday for his last treatment, ...

Around the Town

Good day And happy birthday to Linda Hinton of Mill Hall. Word of the day Myrmidon — One who unquestioningly follows orders. Quote of the day “The principle of nonviolence necessitates complete abstention from exploitation in any form.” — Mohandas K. Gandhi It’s not ...

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Above from left are legislative director/lobbyist for the Pennsylvania State Grange Vince Phillips, Centre County Pomona Grange Master Ashley Furman, Centre County Grange Fair Queen Emma Spackman, and Pennsylvania State/Centre County Dairy Princess Halee Wasson. At right, Wasson serves punch to guests. At bottom, Spackman socializes at the event.

Centre County Pomona Grange #13 holds annual Legislative Banquet

SPRING MILLS — Grange members, candidates, politicians and community members all enjoyed a meal on Saturday, April 1, at the Centre County Pomona Grange #13 Legislative banquet held at New Hope Lutheran Church in Spring Mills. Approximately 70 people enjoyed a wonderful ham and turkey meal ...

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Centre dentist bound over in rape case

BELLEFONTE — Former Bellefonte dentist Dr. Wade Newman, 47, was bound over on all charges Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Carmine Prestia. The Centre County district attorney’s office gives the following account of the preliminary hearing. The victim testified that in ...

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LHU students meet with Sen. Scarnati

Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-25) met with students from Lock Haven University recently as the students visited the State Capitol to advocate for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) System. “Lock Haven University has undoubtedly had a positive impact upon so many past and ...

Flemington remembers its history at the park

FLEMINGTON — New signs grace the pavilions in Grove Community Park, in time for the summer season. Each pavilion has been named, commemorating those who were instrumental in the park’s early days and its history. The upper pavilion, by the bowling alley, is named Howard Grove Pavilion, ...

Farmer’s Market opens May 2 at fairgrounds

MACKEYVILLE — The Farmers Market at the Clinton County Fairgrounds opens their season on May 2 and will be open every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the exception of Tuesday of Fair week. Because the public has responded so well to the Farmers Market, which includes an extensive Flea ...

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Big Woods Church to hold auction CASTANEA — On Saturday, April 29, Big Woods Bible Church will hold its annual auction to sponsor participants on its 2017 Guatemala Mission Trip. Each year participants seek donations from area businesses and artists to be auctioned at a Saturday ...

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Local Team RWB participates in ‘Run as One’

PHOTOS PROVIDED The Lock Haven-Williamsport chapter of Team Red, White, and Blue joined together with chapters worldwide for the sixth annual Run as One on the first weekend of April. Run as One is hosted by and benefits Team RWB, Team Rubicon (uniting military service members with first ...

Calendar of events

TODAY r Free community outreach luncheon featuring chicken stir fry, noon, Lamar United Methodist Church; donations accepted. TOMORROW r Yard and bake sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, Snydertown, Howard. r Annual church rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., United Lutheran ...

Around the Town

Good day To Ronald C. Tallman of Lock Haven! Word of the day Thalassic — Of or relating to seas or oceans; of or relating to smaller bodies of water, such as seas or gulfs; growing, living, or found in the sea; marine. Quote of the day “You are never too old to set another goal or ...

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U.S. Congressman Glen “GT” Thompson, left, talks to the five new Eagle Scouts, from left, Garrett Waite, Justin Somers, Zach Frankhouser, Aaron Shultz and Ian Sproat.

Five local boys attain the rank of Eagle

WOOLRICH — Boy Scouts of America officially welcomed five new eagles into the ranks on Saturday, April 1. The Eagle Scout Award is the highest award available to youth members of the Boy Scouts of America. This achievement represents many years of dedicated effort, and the successful ...

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‘Horrific abuse’ earns stiff state prison term

LOCK HAVEN — An Avis man could spend upward of 40 years in state prison for physically abusing two, 17-month-old twin boys over the course of several months in 2016. Rick D. Anstead, 23, was sentenced this week by Clinton County Judge Michael F. Salisbury to a minimum of 18 years and 10 ...

Woodward reportedly under investigation

LOCKPORT — Another local township is reportedly under scrutiny by the Pennsylvania Ethics Commission. At the Woodward Township supervisors meeting Tuesday, Corey Lucas, a former township employee, said the Pennsylvania Ethics Commission is investigating something. He said he returned calls ...

Housing projects receive $95K in state funding

LOCK HAVEN — A Clinton County program to benefit families in need is among five housing-related projects in the 25th Senatorial District that will receive a total of $345,000 to improve availability and affordability of housing, according to state Sen. Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson. Earning ...