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Centre officials mull security guidelines for demonstrations

BELLEFONTE — In the coming weeks, the Centre County Board of Commissioners will be examining a proposed ordinance that would put in place guidelines for security and public events that take place on county property. During their Tuesday, Jan. 16 meeting, the commissioners were scheduled to ...

Rote development may have 10 more houses

LOCK HAVEN — A new phase of Whitetail Estates in Rote was reviewed and recommended by the Clinton County Planning Commission on Tuesday. At the same meeting, the commission reorganized for 2018, keeping the current officers and the same meeting days and times. The planning commission meets ...

More jail time ordered in bad checks case

LOCK HAVEN — Beth A. Berfield, who had just begun her 90-day jail sentence on Saturday for writing her 11th bad check, was back in court this week after officials learned that she had never paid full restitution for a $788 check, as she had testified previously. Court officials learned of ...

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Grady Bowman stands in front of his candy machines inside Pizza King in downtown Lock Haven.

Local fifth-grader starts his own business

LOCK HAVEN — A local elementary school student has started his own small business in a local pizza shop. Grady Bowman, age 10, who’s in the fifth grade at Mill Hall Elementary, purchased six candy vending machines to put in his dad’s business, Pizza King at 226 E. Main St. The brand ...

Calendar of events

TOMORROW r Community Lunch, noon, Lamar United Methodist Church, free, featuring pork, hot dogs, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, applesauce, pudding. Friday r “Out Loud” poetry reading by author Shara McCallum, 7:30 p.m., Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St., ...

Around the Town

Good Day And Happy Birthday to Vonnie Mark! Italy on your Bucket List? Join a local group on a Nov. 2018 tour of Rome, Florence and little villages in between. Come to an Informational Meeting on Monday, Jan. 29 at Ross Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Sloan Room Second Floor. For more ...

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Vietnam veteran Graydon Klobe is seen in his Rauchtown home under a flag given to him by an officer from his brigade.

Proud to be a veteran

RAUCHTOWN — You can see it in the way he talks about himself and his fellow soldiers ... how they risked their lives to protect loved ones back home and those in the country where they were serving. And you can see it in the memorials he has for his fallen brothers in the front yard of ...

Bellefonte council hears business idea

BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte may be getting a new type of business: one that brings together tattoos and art. “I think it could help the borough expand commercially and reach out to the art community,” said Gabrielle Yunis, 24, of Pleasant Gap, who would be opening the new tattoo studio ...

Veteran’s honors listed

These are the decorations and awards that Gaylon Klobe received during his time in the military. United States AWARDS r Special Forces TAB r Two awards of The Combat Infantry Badge r Master Parachute Wings r Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device and 5 Oak Leaf Clusters (OLCs) r Air ...

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Local volunteers pull Sharon Boatman to dry land after rescuing her from her flooded car, seen in the distance, on Island Route in Dunnstable Township.

‘It wasn’t my day’

By LANA MUTHLER lmuther@lockhaven.com WOOLRICH — She said she doesn’t know why, but she “always” takes Island Route when she’s going to Lock Haven. She also said she’d “never drive through water across the road.” On Saturday morning, Sharon Boatman followed her ...

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Officials relieved as ice moves down river

SARAH SMELTZ/THE EXPRESS Local officials were keeping a close eye on the Susquehanna River on Saturday morning as the river rose quickly and prompted a meeting to talk about the need to close the flood gates on the levee. The river was scheduled to crest at 1 p.m. at 18 feet.... which is ...

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Ice moves out of Renovo

KEVIN RAUCH/THE EXPRESS All that remained Saturday morning from Friday night’s flooding of the River Road at North Bend was large chunks of ice along the banks of the river. People could be seen all evening and into the nighttime hours observing the breaking of the ice that had frozen ...

Fighting back

By KEVIN MCKEE kmckee@lockhaven.com MILL HALL — In December, Keystone Central School Board member Roger Elling posed this question: “What if we cut the entire CTE (Career and Technical Education) program?” He acknowledged that asking the question would likely make him the “bad ...

‘A new era’

By KEVIN MCKEE kmckee@lockhaven.com MILL HALL — It’s no secret that the Keystone Central School District, much like those it teaches, has been going through some changes. Among the items the board approved on Thursday night are a paid leave of absence, retroactive to Dec. 22, for ...

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More Keystone Central voices heard

SARAH PAEZ/THE EXPRESS “Grand Champions” are reading students at Central Mountain Middle School, as teacher Christina Onuskanich declared to the Keystone Central School Board on Thursday night before a huge audience. Various CMMS teams from grades 6-8 competed in the interscholastic ...

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Search for new LHU president is heating up

aBy DEREK DANNEKER For the Express LOCK HAVEN — A committee looking to select a new president of Lock Haven University expects to receive 100 to 120 applications, partly because of the school’s strong performance evaluation. Current President Dr. Michael Fiorentino Jr. set the ...

For whom the school bell tolls

When I was a child, I got to touch the Liberty Bell. My grandparents lived not far from Philadelphia, so we got to see all this stuff as I was growing up. The tour guides, back in those days, encouraged kids to walk up and stick their finger in the crack. Terrorism and vandalism hadn’t been ...

Ice and snow? Outside we go!

This month’s bitter cold weather makes me remember that there was nothing like freezing temperatures, or a good blizzard, to bring a smile to a child’s face in the Sixties. All it took was a glance out the window, and if kids saw ice and snow, we were headed outside to see what glorious ...

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The Fallon closed, put up for sale

By LANA MUTHLER and WENDY STIVER news@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — It could just be the opportunity of a lifetime. The Fallon Hotel, that historic edifice at 131 E. Water St. in downtown Lock Haven., is closed and for sale. Built more than 150 years ago, the multi-storied building is not ...