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Festival’s jazz workshop features renowned musicians

LOCK HAVEN — Aspiring jazz musicians are invited to participate in a day-long student jazz workshop Friday, hosted by Lock Haven University as part of the LH JAMS Festival. The workshop, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature instruction by renowned jazz musicians Larry Marshall for drums, ...

Joseph Desmond Jr., left, of Mill Hall used a Lock Haven University coloring contest image to make this beaded work of art.

Joe Desmond lets his creativity soar

LOCK HAVEN — Artists of every generation created their own rendition of Lock Haven University’s bald eagle mascot for the first coloring contest sponsored by The Haven Magazine at Lock Haven University. Alumnus Joseph Desmond Jr. of Mill Hall, LHU Class of ‘57, did not color the image. ...

Ross Library receives memorials, donations

LOCK HAVEN — The Ross Library has received the following donations in memory of or honoring friends and neighbors. IN MEMORY OF — Marian H. Bailey from Ed & Fran Goodman; Joanne Black from Brad Black; Margery Jane Brown from Germaine Weaver; Claudia Hunold, Joe and Cy Bitner; The ...

Calendar of events

WEDNESDAY r Free outdoor movie “Abraham Lincoln” (1930), starring Walter Huston, 8 p.m., Heisey Museum back yard, 362 E. Water St., Lock Haven. Popcorn provided; bring a lawn chair. ——— Send us the news of your event through our Virtual Newsroom at www.lockhaven.com, by mailing ...

Local briefs

The 101st SV Community Picnic announced BOONEVILLE — The 101st annual Sugar Valley Community Picnic will be held Saturday at Booneville Campground. Food and drink including ice cream and cake will be sold, and a toy store will be open throughout the day, The free activities start at ...

Around the Town

Good Day And happy birthday to Don Pagnotto, former mayor of Renovo, turning 91 today! Word of the Day Majordomo — A head steward of a large household, such as a palace. Quote of the Day “Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” — A. A. Milne Free clothing ...

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No one serves alone

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN —The best ever. The 2017 Hometown Heroes Celebration on Saturday morning drew a good-sized crowd of upwards of 500 people who turned out to honor our veterans, military members and first-responders. No rain marred the ceremony at the ...

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Renovo American Legion swears in officers

KEVIN RAUCH/THE EXPRESS At top, The American Legion Post 442 of Renovo swore in officers that will serve the Post over the next year in a ceremony that included District Officers swearing in the new group. Pictured here are the Commanding Officers: (1st L-R) District 16 Commander- Gail ...

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Kerith Strano-Taylor asks the 30 or so people who attended a session Tuesday on the opioid crisis to describe what they believe to be specific problems in the community.

Attack on epidemic envisioned

LOCK HAVEN — Are physicians too readily prescribing pain killers to patients, thus leading to abuse of the drugs and eventually leading people to use heroin? That was a central question at a recent town hall-style meeting on opioids and their impact on Clinton County. An organization ...

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Newman guilty on seven charges

LOCK HAVEN — At 8:40 last night, Joseph J. Newman Jr., 44, of Mill Hall, was found guilty on seven charges in connection with an altercation on the streets of Mill Hall on Aug. 22, 2016. The jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision on the most serious charge — attempted homicide — ...

Proposed changes at Sayers Lake prompt questions and opposition

HOWARD — Proposed changes at Foster Joseph Sayers Dam and Reservoir are eliciting questions and opposition from residents, property owners and visitors here. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Susquehanna River Basin Commission have scheduled a public workshop on what they’re ...

Candidates interviewed for Keystone Central board seats

MILL HALL — Two open school board seats and three interviews... Candidates for Keystone Central School Board vacancies were questioned Thursday evening. Tracy Smith, of 36 Mill Hill Road, who is pursuing the Region V seat left by the July resignation of Albert Jones, was interviewed first. ...

Witnesses tell different versions of fight, shooting

LOCK HAVEN — How many shots were fired? Who held the guns? How many people were involved in the altercation? The answers varied Friday morning as witnesses’ stories took different turns and twists on the second day of the attempted murder trial of Joseph J. Newman Jr. of Mill ...

DA: Five witnesses saw defendant shoot gun

LOCK HAVEN — “How many witnesses said they saw Joe Newman standing at Arch and Main streets in Mill Hall with a gun? Five said that. “How many witnesses said that night they saw that man shoot that gun at that intersection? Five. “Five witnesses have placed the defendant at that ...

Defense attorney: Don’t believe these ‘bullies’

LOCK HAVEN — In his closing remarks, defense attorney Hugh Taylor told the jury the commonwealth’s witnesses lacked credibility, their testimony was inconsistent, and the police did a terrible job. “Did they take fingerprints? No. Did they put Joe Newman’s fingerprint on something? ...

Beech Creek area bridge reopens

BEECH CREEK — A bridge on Route 150 (Eagle Valley Road) in Beech Creek Township reopened to traffic Friday. The bridge spans Masden Run about three miles east of Beech Creek. It was replaced as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and now ...

Around the Town

Good Day And happy 70th birthday to Jack Barrett of Castanea! Word of the Day Fey — Marked by a foreboding of death or calamity; an otherworld air or attitude. Quote of the Day “A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins ...

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Witnesses recall night shots fired in Mill Hall

LOCK HAVEN — “I didn’t see the gun. I saw the barrel ... it was pointed straight at my forehead. I tried to get away ... moved to the right ... the bullet went right past the left side of my head,” Gary Lucas recalled Thursday while testifying in the attempted murder trial of Joseph J. ...

Hard realities at Keystone Central

MILL HALL — Meeting for the second time, members of the Keystone Central School District Task Force last night continued brainstorming on how to find cost savings toward an overall goal of finding $10 million in budget cuts before the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The task force is formulating ...

DEP: Water plan will help 3,000 in Clinton

WOOLRICH — The state has approved a plan safeguard drinking water for 3,000 people in Avis Borough and Pine Creek Township in eastern Clinton County. The Department of Environmental Protection announced Thursday it has approved a source water protection plan for privately held Appalachian ...