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Centre poll workers ready to train with new voting machines

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — With Election Day right around the corner, Centre County continues to prepare to roll out its new voting machines. At Tuesday’s Centre County commissioners’ meeting, commissioner Michael Pipe talked about the progress being made ...

Water boil advisory issued

LOCK HAVEN — A water boil advisory has been issued by the Lock Haven Water Department for residents of 200 block of Susquehanna Avenue, Summer Point, Sugar Run Road, Hill Street, Melody Lane, 449-760 Renovo Road, and 19 Willow View St. may be at increased risk for Microbial ...

Pa. Happy Travelers to meet

LOCK HAVEN — The Pennsylvania Happy Travelers will meet for their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held in the conference room of the Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility, 24 Cree Dr., Lock Haven. The club is asking for suggestions for ...

Illegal livestock dumping in Beech Creek

BEECH CREEK — A pile of animal caracasses along the Monument-Orviston Road in Liberty Township has residents upset and officials from the state Department of Enivronmental Resources conducting an investigation into who might have dumped the dead animals there. A photograph sent to The ...

New Kidney Transplant Clinic opens at UPMC Williamsport

From staff reports WILLIAMSPORT— Close to 26 million people in the United States suffer from kidney disease and over 100,000 are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. Now, residents of northcentral Pennsylvania with end-stage kidney disease have a new option for kidney transplant ...

Climate change discussed at commissioners meeting

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — At Monday morning’s work session, the Clinton County commissioners listened to a presentation about climate change and what can be done locally to combat the issues that communities around the globe are dealing with. Sandy Field, a ...

Brinker seeks write-in votes for LH mayor

LOCK HAVEN — Jeff Brinker has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination as a write-in candidate for the office of Lock Haven mayor in the May 2019 Primary Election. Jeff has been employed as a Keystone Central School District health and physical education teacher for the past 24 ...

Cable median barrier work begins today

CLEARFIELD — Installation of cable median barrier along more than 13 miles of roadway in Centre, Clinton, Mifflin, and Juniata counties is set to begin today, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Installation of the barrier will enhance safety for motorists and ...

Girl Scouts collect bunnies for Bunny Run

PHOTO PROVIDED Jersey Shore Girl Scout Troop 60068 are shown with members of the Susquehanna Valley Big Twins Motorcycle Club and a whole lot of bunnies. The girls took their profits from cookie sales and bought 200 stuffed animals to donate to the SVBT’s annual Bunny Run. The bikers ...

City seeks applicants for three positions

LOCK HAVEN — The city of Lock Haven are looking for applicants for three positions including a full-time finance director, a part-time finance clerk and summer laborers. The finance director is a key member of the city’s executive leadership team who works under the city manager and ...

Remaining funds for wreath project go to Veterans Council

KEVIN RAUCH/THE EXPRESS Renovo senior Elliot Probst’s senior project Wreaths for Warriors proved so successful that an additional $1,800 in donations remained after the Bucktail 12th grader placed wreaths on all of the veterans graves at the North Bend Cemetery this past holiday season. ...

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen has resigned

By COLLEEN LONG and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday amid the administration's growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border, two people familiar ...

US pulls forces from Libya as fighting approaches capital

By RAMI MUSA and SAMY MAGDY Associated Press BENGHAZI, Libya — The United States has temporarily withdrawn some of its forces from Libya due to "security conditions on the ground," a top military official said Sunday as a Libyan commander's forces advanced toward the capital of ...

Readers earn top honors

Central Mountain Middle School students returned from a recent reading competition with two first place finishes and one second place. The students and their coach, Christina Onuskanich, competed against 25 other middle school teams in the competition at Forest Hill High School. Bringing ...

Defendant in Russian Roulette case sentenced to state prison

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN—Randy Malcolm Hill, 55, of Lock Haven, was sentenced to state prison for a term of 36 to 72 months after he entered pleas to several charges Wednesday morning in Clinton County Court. Hill had been scheduled for a two-day jury trial on April 11-12, and had ...

PSSHE board approves new tuition policy

HARRISBURG — The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has approved a new tuition policy giving the 14 state-owned universities, including Lock Haven University, more flexibility in the way tuition is set each year. The new policy also calls for tuition ...

Bellefonte tables junior high cross country

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com PLEASANT GAP — It appeared that the process of making junior high cross country an official school sport at Bellefonte was headed for the finish line at Wednesday night’s school board meeting. However, the motion stumbled before it could gain ...

State College police release details from shooting; no motive discovered

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com STATE COLLEGE — The State College police department has released new details about the Jan. 24 shooting that took place in a Centre County bar. At a news conference this week, Centre County District Attorney Bernie Cantorna talked about the ...

PennDOT schedules road work in Centre County

BELLEFONTE —Contractors Rylind Construction will begin highway maintenance in parts of Marion Township and Howard Borough on Monday, according to PennDOT. The following work is scheduled next week. r Rylind Construction will continue construction on SR26 section A04 in Marion Township. ...