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JS teacher to receive PPL grant

From staff reports JERSEY SHORE — A Jersey Shore teacher is one of 25 Pennsylvania teachers who will receive a grant from the PPL Foundation. Diane Mantek of Jersey Shore Elementary School was selected to receive a $1,000 grant to spend on equipment and materials for projects. Mantek ...

Coroner: No foul play suspected in man’s death

BELLEFONTE — Centre County Coroner Scott A. Sayers reports that the autopsy on Thomas Edmonds, 64, of Port Matilda has been completed and no foul play is suspected. Edmonds was found submerged in a small stream off of Mattner Lane, in Patton Township on Monday, Oct. 29. The cause of death ...

Local school districts receive school safety grants

HARRISBURG — Several local school districts are among 496 districts statewide to receive a portion of the $12.4 million in school safety grants from the School Safety and Security Committee (Committee) established within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Per Act 44, ...

LH, Renovo to receive Community Grants

LOCK HAVEN — Fire departments, schools and townships are a few of the 24 Pennsylvania organizations that will receive $102,100 in funding this fall from Williams through its bi-annual community grant program. The total includes $9,100 that will be distributed in Clinton County to the ...

No county tax increase expected in Lycoming County

WILLIAMSPORT — No Lycoming County tax increase is expected at this time, said county commissioners Tuesday upon announcing a copy of the preliminary 2019 budget will be available on the county’s website by the end of Thursday. “Next year’s encouraging,” said Commissioner Jack ...

Concert at Elks to benefit Kodish family

LOCK HAVEN— A special benefit concert in remembrance of Nancy Kodish and to benefit her husband and son will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Lock Haven Elks Lodge 182 at 216 E. Main St. in downtown Lock Haven. Nancy died from injuries suffered in an horrific car accident on June 17 ...

Infant Development to receive $58,000 state grant

LOCK HAVEN – A childhood development program in Clinton County and a youth activity center in Centre County have been chosen to receive state grants. The Clinton County Infant Development Center was selected to receive a $58,000 grant to purchase a new bus for students. “As a father, I ...

Soldiers and Sailors Monument to be unveiled in Bellefonte

BELLEFONTE — Members of the United States’ military - both past and present - were recognized by the Centre County Commissioners at their weekly meeting on Tuesday. The commissioners unanimously agreed to proclaim November as Military Appreciation Month in the county. Charisma Young, ...

The footless ghost

(Editor’s note: This is the final in a series of stories written by Lou Bernard and published each year at Halloween time by The Express.) By LOU BERNARD For The Express I can’t believe I never wrote about this one before. Recently, I was looking through some of my old files. I have ...

The birthday boy

LOCK HAVEN — How do you live to be 100 years old? “I don’t know... just a roll of the dice, I guess. I don’t quite understand it, but I’m enjoying it,” John Bowes said, smiling broadly as the roomful of family and friends sang “Happy Birthday” to the elder gentleman dressed ...

County probation/parole department restructured

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County board of commissioners must present a preliminary budget for fiscal year 2019 by Nov. 29 and final adoption of the budget must happen by Dec. 20. The budget process was started in early September with each department sending in their budget requests. “We ...

The ghost of the mansion

(Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of stories written by Lou Bernard and published each year at Halloween time by The Express. The stories will continue through Halloween.) By LOU BERNARD For The Express Every October, I write up a whole bunch of ghost stories. I seem to get ...

Hike and Tire Hunt Cleanup Day is Saturday

LOCK HAVEN — If you are someone who is bothered by trash and tires in our woods take action, become a part of the solution and attend a Clinton County CleanScapes (CCC) cleanup event. CCC’s next event is Saturday, Nov. 3. Volunteer teams will hike into the woods and collect tires and ...

Nation mourns after shooter opens fire in Pittsburgh

By MARK SCOLFORO, CLAUDIA LAUER and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press PITTSBURGH - Tributes rolled in Sunday to the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre as authorities worked to piece together the background and movements of the suspected gunman, who authorities said ...

Salvation Army Service Unit adds classes for autistic children

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express RENOVO — The Salvation Army Renovo Service Unit has continued to make strides in offering services to the community since its inception earlier this year and has been able to bring social events for young and old. With an aim towards the arts but an ...

LHU president hosts ‘Pedal Power ’ bike event

LOCK HAVEN— Lock Haven University President Robert Pignatello was joined by more than a dozen alumni, university employees, and members of the Lock Haven community for a bike ride along the Pine Creek Rail Trail on Saturday, Oct.13. The event, “Pedal Power with President Pignatello,” ...

LHU professor receives award for work with AIDS Resource

LOCK HAVEN— Lock Haven University health science professor, Dr. Rick Schulze, was recognized with the Visionary Leadership Award at the AIDS Resource 30th anniversary gala held at the Acacia Club in Williamsport this summer. The Visionary Leadership Award was created by staff members to ...

Ghost under arrest in JS

(Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories written by Lou Bernard and published each year at Halloween time by The Express. The stories will continue through Halloween.) By Lou Bernard For The Express “Nobody believes in ghosts these days.” That was the first line of ...

Pipe bomb suspect was spinning records as FBI closed in

By ERIC TUCKER, MICHAEL BALSAMO and COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON - In the hours before his arrest, as federal authorities zeroed in and secretly accumulated evidence, Cesar Sayoc was in his element: spinning classic and Top 40 hits in a nightclub where he'd found work as a ...

Democratic wave faces GOP gerrymandering in US House races

By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press As a freshman congressman, Republican Ted Budd seems to have several strikes against him as he faces his first re-election in his North Carolina district. He belongs to the same party as the president, a historical negative in midterm elections. ...