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Fire destroys camp along Kettle Creek near Westport

KEVIN RAUCH/THE EXPRESS Flames ripped through “Camp Whiskey Springs Gun and Rod Club” along Kettle Creek Road, near Westport Wednesday afternoon. The camp sits just below the Whiskey Springs ATV area. A school bus driver first noticed the blaze. The camp was fully engulfed in flames when ...

JS School Board at ‘wits’ end’ with big decisions

By CARA MORNINGSTAR For The Express JERSEY SHORE — In an ongoing discussion about how the Jersey Shore Area School District can get out of debt, the school board president, Kelley Wasson, said she was at her “wits’ end” with the process during the work session on ...

Bellefonte students star in ‘Anything Goes’

BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Area High School Theatre Department’s spring musical, “Anything Goes,” opened last night at the school, at 830 E. Bishop St., and will have performances tonight at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The action is set aboard the ocean liner S.S. ...

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Bellefonte Art Museum gets $50,000 grant BELLEFONTE – The Bellefonte Art Museum has been awarded a $50,000 “Marketing to Attract Tourists” grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, according to Sen. Jake Corman (R-34). Corman said the museum, which ...

Welcome, LHU’s 15th President

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — “We’ll get some good things done,” declared Lock Haven University’s incoming president, Robert M. Pignatello, as he shook hands with Jim Gregory, local businessman and university trustee. Pignatello was greeted by LHU students, ...

Clinton County’s MIS receives Governor’s Award

From Staff Reports HARRISBURG — Clinton County has received a Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence in Information and Technology. The 22nd annual Governor’s Awards were given Wednesday morning at the governor’s residence. They recognized 12 communities and seven ...

GOP backs plan to give majority more districting power

By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG — Republicans on a Pennsylvania House committee voted on Wednesday to give more power over redistricting to the majority party in the Legislature, breathing life into efforts to substantially change how General Assembly and congressional ...

Kellerman Memorial Recital is Sunday

LOCK HAVEN — The Keystone Central School District Music Department presents the 11th annual William P. Kellerman Memorial Scholarship Recital at 2 p.m. Sunday in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, downtown Main Street. There will be a reception with complimentary light refreshments ...

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UPMC Susquehanna invites women to Girls’ Night Out LOCK HAVEN— In conjunction with UPMC Susquehanna’s Spirit of Women program expanding to Clinton County, Girls’ Night Out, an annual Spirit of Women signature event, will be held on Thursday, April 26 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the ...

LOCAL SCENE

Ice skating show UNIVERSITY PARK — The Pegula Ice Arena, 250 University Drive, will host its 35th Annual Spring Ice Show, “King of the Valley,” Saturday at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 and children 3 years and younger are free. Everyone is invited to see a unique, theatrical skating ...

IT’S ABOUT TIME!

A big improvement is expected by early next week in both public safety and the general landscape of the first block of Bellefonte Avenue, Lock Haven. Today, ADM Logistics Inc. started to raze the former furniture store at 37-41 Bellefonte Ave. The burned-out building has stood in place, minus a ...

Clinton County receives Governor’s Award

HARRISBURG - Clinton County has received a Governor's Award for Local Government Excellence in Information and Technology. The 22nd annual Governor's Awards were given Wednesday morning at the governor's residence. They recognize 12 communities and seven individuals from across the ...

Races to watch in this year’s election

LOCK HAVEN — This year, Clinton County has two important elections: the General Assembly election and the Congressional election. Over 50 percent of Clinton County’s almost 40,000-person population are registered to vote. Clinton County may prove to be key in the Congressional ...

Are pregnant women on drugs child abusers?

HARRISBURG — The case of a Clinton County woman who tested positive for drugs and gave birth to a child addicted to drugs will come before Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court next month. Through this appeal, Pennsylvania’s highest court will determine if a woman’s use of illicit drugs ...

Centre supports $300,000 grant for wildlife center

BELLEFONTE - With the help of grant money, the Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation may soon have a $1.8-million recreation project underway. During their Tuesday, April 10 meeting, the Centre County Commissioners approved writing a letter of support for a $300,000 Department of ...

Architect: JS schools’ reconfiguration is feasible

JERSEY SHORE — An architectural firm has determined that Jersey Shore Area School Board’s potential plan to reconfigure its buildings is feasible. Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and Associates Architects presented its findings of a districtwide feasibility study on Monday. The district ...

JS council addresses Lawshee Run problem

JERSEY SHORE — Borough council once again is taking steps to repair the troublesome Lawshee Run culvert situation. During its regular monthly meeting Monday, it was agreed to put up matching funding of $250,000 to obtain grant money for the $4 million rehabilitation work. Over the ...

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Happy Travelers to determine future LOCK HAVEN – The Pennsylvania Happy Travelers Club reminds members the monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday is very important. It will be held in the first-floor conference room of Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing, behind the hospital’s main ...

Former BASD employee jailed for sexual assault

From staff reports BELLEFONTE — A former cafeteria employee at Bellefonte Area High School was charged with institutional sexual assault last Wednesday, Bellefonte Police said. Toby Chencharick, 19, whose address was not listed, is accused of having sexual intercourse with multiple high ...

Doin’ the Bunny Hop

PHOTOS PROVIDED These Little Acorns collected pledges and donations for a fundraiser that culminated with a Hop-a -Thon event. The students enjoyed bunny themed activities, games, snacks, prizes, and crafts while they each took turns hopping. Some of the students, 3 through 5 years old, ...