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DEP continues to test river water samples

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — State environmental regulators continue to test water quality in the West Branch of the Susquehanna River here to try to determine what caused high levels of bacteria at the city’s public swimming beach in mid June. The beach at the foot of Vesper Street ...

Centre churches to get active shooter training

By SARAH PAEZ spaez@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — Mass shootings have happened in many different places in the United States, from workplaces and restaurants to schools and houses of worship. Given the current climate — the most recent mass shooting in the U.S. occurred at the newspaper ...

Boy pulled from Pine Creek River

PINE CREEK — A 7-year-old boy was rescued from Pine Creek River and reportedly taken to a local hospital yesterday afternoon. The rescue took place along Route 44 near Ramsey Village. The Lycoming County Communications Center called for additional help with the effort around 3 p.m., and the ...

BOWLING RIVALS FACE OFF

PHOTOS PROVIDED Susque-View wins tourney For more than 20 years, Susque-View Home residents have held a bowling tournament with residents at UPMC Lock Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing facility. This year’s match was held June 27 at Susque-View, and the home team was able to hold ...

County rail trail gets a new name

By SARAH PAEZ spaez@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — What’s in a name? For Clinton County, it’s history, geography, tourism potential and a landmark attraction—the bald eagle. County Commissioners and county Planning Director Katie de Silva announced yesterday that the Clinton County ...

GRE testing available at LHU

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University Testing Center will conduct a number of Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Tests throughout the summer and fall semester. The next testing session will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, July 20 in the Testing Center. Other dates the test will be ...

Correction

The Howard Uni-Mart is now open and providing bread and milk to its customers. Information in Friday’s paper that those items were not available at the market, which was closed for several weeks when a tractor trailer crashed into it, was incorrect. The store has reopened as work continues to ...

Meet two young entrepreneurs betting the farm on homegrown mushrooms

Editor’s Note: Both the author, Justin Conklin, and Carlyn McKee, who owns Greenwood Farm with her husband Dustan, are members of the Central Mountain High School class of 2000. Conklin now lives in New York City and works for Forbes as a staff writer, writing articles about empowerment, ...

Community effort

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express RENOVO — Renovo has erected a town clock that not only proudly greets those who pass through town, but will also last for future generations to come. The clock was the result of the community pulling together with several groups leading the way to what was ...

Penn State hazing death case grinds through courts

By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — The sprawling criminal case against former members of a Penn State fraternity over the death of a pledge last year is about to pick up steam with yet another preliminary hearing on the horizon, as well as the first ...

‘Writing group’ forms in Renovo

RENOVO — The Chapman Wordweavers Society and The Greater Renovo Area Heritage Park Association are launching “Express Yourself “ - a collaborative initiative to spark interest in writing. The program’s goal is to create writing projects for all ages within the community, hold writing ...

Judge insists timeline be met to reunite children

By ELLIOT SPAGAT and JULIE WATSON Associated Press SAN DIEGO — A judge insisted on Friday the Trump administration stick to a deadline to reunite children separated from their parents at the border, instead acknowledging that more time may be justified only in specific cases. U.S. ...

4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation

By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA and KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA Associated Press MAE SAI, Thailand — Expert divers Sunday rescued four of 12 boys from a flooded cave in northern Thailand where they were trapped with their soccer coach for more than two weeks, as a dangerous and complicated plan unfolded ...

Administration takes another hit at ‘Obamacare’

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON— The Trump administration is freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. At stake are billions in payments ...

Baby Sweetheart Court announced

JERSEY SHORE — Not even a little rain could stop the residents of Jersey Shore from having a good time at the annual Town Meeting parade. Kids lined the streets of the borough ready to collect sugary sweets while the adults enjoyed the festive atmosphere. After the parade, the moment ...

Pa. lawmakers act to help drug-exposed infants

HARRISBURG — Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill amending the Child Protective Services Law to increase monitoring of and care for drug-addicted mothers and their exposed newborns. The new bill precedes arguments in a landmark case headed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in September ...

Fireworks to light up skies at Riverfest!

LOCKPORT — Riverfest is coming next weekend, and if you missed seeing fireworks on the Fourth, you will love the firecracker display next Saturday. The annual fun and good times of Riverfest at Lockport Boat Launch Park is slated for Thursday through Saturday, July 12 to 14. This is the ...

County wants sex act omitted from federal lawsuit

From staff reports WILLIAMSPORT— Clinton County does not want any mention of an alleged sexual encounter if the federal lawsuit brought by a former Clinton County 911 dispatcher goes to trial. The county Friday filed a motion in U.S. Middle District Court asking Judge Christopher C. ...

Anterless deer licenses go on sale Monday

LOCK HAVEN — If you haven’t yet purchased your 2018-19 Pennsylvania hunting license, now might be the time. The new license year began July 1, so only 2018-19 licenses are valid when hunting or using Game Commission shooting ranges. And the sale of 2018-19 antlerless deer licenses is ...

Summer activities continue at Ross Library

LOCK HAVEN — There’s still time to win a free Kindle Fire at the Ross Library! The library is raffling off a Kindle Fire as part of their summer reading program. Anyone who attends an adult or young adult program will have a chance to win. Each participant at each program will be given a ...