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Group doesn’t plan to host Gettysburg reenactment in 2020

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The organization behind the annual reenactments of the Civil War battle of Gettysburg says it doesn't plan on hosting such an event in the summer of 2020. The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee said in a post on its website that after a quarter century of organizing the ...

Retired Pennsylvania farmer on Texas tractor trip helps vets

By KRISTIN HOPPA Waco Tribune-Herald via AP CRAWFORD, Texas — When C. Ivan Stoltzfus on Wednesday evening pulled into the parking lot of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Crawford, on his modified 1948 John Deere Model A tractor, he had some stories to share from his 4,000-plus miles on the ...

US investigation of priest sex abuse produces first charges

By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Federal prosecutors filed their first charges Thursday in a sweeping investigation of child sexual abuse by clerics in Pennsylvania, accusing a former Roman Catholic priest of lying to the FBI about whether he knew an accuser and his ...

LHHS Class of 1947 gathers at Creekside Restaurant

MILL HALL — For 72 straight years, members of the 1947 graduating class at Lock Haven High School have been meeting for a class reunion. This year, 17 members of the class showed up Wednesday to enjoy lunch together at Creekside Restaurant, Mill Hall. There were nearly 240 seniors who ...

New Love Center feeds 871 in August

JERSEY SHORE — The New Love Center Food Pantry reports serving 871 people in the month of August. Of those, 226 were from Clinton County and 645 from Lycoming County. And the monthly report shows that 203 volunteers donated 803 hours at the pantry. A further breakdown of food ...

Ross Library receives memorials, gifts, donations

LOCK HAVEN — Ross Library has benefited from the following memorials, honors, gifts and donations received during August. IN MEMORY OF: Mary Maloney Cook from Louis Widmann; Nancy Kanjorsky from Dennis and Jane Marasco; Ken Kerstetter from Phyllis, Laura and Tracey Dow; Kelley Sue ...

Local briefs

Ross Library Book Sale is Sept. 18-21 LOCK HAVEN —The Annie Halenbake Ross Library will hold its annual book sale Sept. 18-21 on the library patio. There will be everything from paperback westerns and non-fiction history to DVDs and puzzles, and everything in between. The hours are ...

Turkey vultures inflict thousands in damage to Willowbank

BELLEFONTE — The county is facing a problem with the roof of Willowbank Building that is truly for the birds. On Tuesday, the Centre County commissioners heard from Centre County Deputy Administrator Bob Jacobs, who described the problem in great detail. “Turkey vultures are roosting on ...

Centre County expands role of chief clerk

BELLEFONTE — Centre County administrator and Chief Clerk Margaret Gray plays a vital role for the both the county and the board of commissioners. At Tuesday’s regular meeting, Gray’s role expanded. The commissioners unanimously passed Resolution 11 of 2019, which delegates Gray the ...

Funding on its way to Tiadaghton Valley force

By MIKE REUTHER For The Express JERSEY SHORE — Efforts to build a new police station for the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department received a shot in the arm with the news of a $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant for funding the structure. Police ...

Mill Hall native has innovative idea for getting drinks cold

MILL HALL — Ever take a sip of a drink only to find out it’s too warm or too cold? Well, if Daniel Dotterer has his way, that will never happen again. Dotterer, a native of Mill Hall, has an idea and it could impact the local economy. His idea? It’s simply called the “Chillzie.” ...

LH EMS trains school staff on bleeding control kits

KCSD Photos Lock Haven EMS recently solicited funding from local community businesses and organizations. The funding they received was to obtain bleeding control kits and the equipment for them. Bleeding control kits are going to be placed in all schools in Clinton County to treat potential ...

If you’re bored, read a book

By TAYLOR SHAFFER Along with being a writer, I’m also a huge reader. I love reading different books and getting a feel for other author’s writing styles. It’s just a really fun hobby, and I know it is for a lot of other people too. I’ve read a couple books that really stand out to me, ...

Taliban attack Kabul as US envoy says deal almost final

By RAHIM FAIEZ and CARA ANNA Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban claimed responsibility for a large explosion in the Afghan capital Monday night, just hours after a U.S. envoy briefed the Afghan government on an agreement "in principle" with the insurgent group that would see ...

Authorities recover four bodies near California dive-boat fire

By STEFANIE DAZIO The Associated Press OXNARD, Calif. — The bodies of four people who died when a raging fire swept through a dive-boat off the Southern California coast were recovered Monday as authorities said more than two dozen others remained missing and feared dead. Coast Guard ...

UK prime minister doesn’t want early election amid Brexit crisis

By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shot down the notion that he wanted an early election to secure Brexit, insisting Monday that it wasn't the way to get a deal done. Johnson decried parliamentary action set for Tuesday that is meant to ...

County residents check out new voting machines at regatta

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Boat races, carnival rides, festival food and arts and crafts vendors weren’t the only thing local folks turned out for at this year’s Labor Day Regatta. Many also came to Water Street along the Susquehanna River on Saturday to ...

Wood carvers show off their craft at Lock Haven VFW

While the boats are buzzing up and down the Susquehanna, chainsaws have been buzzing at the Lock Haven VFW on Water Street. This weekend a dozen chainsaw carvers came from across the country to show off their skills. Local Vietnam Veteran Dennis Homiak planned the event with approval from the ...

Renovo unveils newly renovated park

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express RENOVO - What originated as a grant to get new playground equipment at the 16th Street Park in Renovo turned into something much more, as numerous groups from the area pitched in and made the eastern entrance into Renovo from Route 120 something that has the ...