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Search for City Planner continues

LOCK HAVEN — The city of Lock Haven is still searching for a new City Planner. The search has been on-going since Maria Boileau resigned last July after taking a position as Clinton County’s voter registrar. The city attempted to reinvent the position as “director of sustainable ...

CMMS student diagnosed with whooping cough

From staff reports MILL HALL — Keystone Central Superintendent Dr. Alan Lonoconus has sent letters to parents of students in the district notifying them that a student in the Central Mountain Middle School has been diagnosed with pertussis (whooping cough). “While the diagnosis came ...

Nash still missing; owner holds out hope

LOCK HAVEN — The hunt for Nash continues. The rotweiller/Doberman mix, has been missing since Dec. 26 when Jessica Alvarez and her boyfriend, Gary Vetter, were traveling along Interstate 80. Vetter tried to avoid hitting a deer and their vehicle rolled several times. Their two dogs, ...

Borowicz’s office is now open

SARAH SMELTZ/THE EXPRESS State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Centre/Clinton) has announced the opening of her Lock Haven district office at 18 E. Main St., Suite 2, Lock Haven. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office phone number is 570-748-5480. Available ...

Autopsy performed on Waterville standoff suspect

By PHILIP HOLMES For The Express WATERVILLE — An autopsy was completed Wednesday on the 62-year-old man who was killed Monday in a shootout with state police at his home, but specific details will not be released until later, Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. said Wednesday ...

Williamsport man died of stabbing

By MARK MARONEY For The Express WILLIAMSPORT — The body of Ryan Jones, 28, of Williamsport, was found stabbed Tuesday, according to Lycoming County officials. The stabbing of the city man was among the findings of an autopsy done Wednesday at Lehigh Valley Medical Center in Allentown, ...

Changing spaces

LOCK HAVEN — Geisinger Medical Center’s planned clinic at the corner of Spring and West Fourth streets is moving one step closer to reality. Steinbacher Enterprises has begun preparations to demolish five town houses at 27 Crimson Drive, behind the Fairfield Inn and Suites on Susquehanna ...

County eyes changes in salary board procedures

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County commissioners are considering changes in the way the Salary Board operates when it comes to new hires and promotions. Next Monday, immediately following their 9 a.m. work session, they will meet to discuss those changes. “We have pondered an alternative ...

Bellefonte athletic director stepping down

BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Area School District is starting the new year by looking for a new athletic director. Athletic director James Soltis is stepping down after just one year on the job. The Express has learned that his resignation is on the agenda of the Jan. 8 school board meeting. ...

Police warn residents of ‘white van scam’

From staff reports MONTOURSVILLE — State Police at Montoursville are warning area residents of a “white van scam.” The scam involves the sale of electronic home theater goods from the back of an SUV or a van. The con typically involves individuals selling “expensive high-end” home ...

The Express wants to help heat your home

From staff reports Even though we haven’t had much snow so far this winter, we’ve had some frigid nights and a lot of cold rain, and damp, bone-chilling weather lately. Winter has just begun and so have those high monthly home heating bills. The Express wants to help you with those ...

Cause of Avis fire undetermined

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — The cause of a fire that destroyed two Pine Creek Township homes on New Year’s Eve may never be determined. Avis Fire Chief Matt Stover said a state police fire marshal had been called, but he believes the cause of the blaze might remain undetermined ...

Nurse claims she was illegally fired by Susque-View

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN —A licensed practical nurse contends she was illegally fired a year ago from Susque-View Home Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lock Haven. Nichole Stahl of Howard makes the claim in a suit filed Wednesday in U.S. Middle District Court in Williamsport ...

Break-in at Salvation Army

LOCK HAVEN — It wasn’t a Happy New Year when employees at the Salvation Army arrived for work on Wednesday. They quickly discovered that someone had broke into the building, gained access to the safe and stole several hundred dollars. Kirsten McKinney, afterschool director, spoke on ...

Flu spreading in Pennsylvania

From staff reports HARRISBURG – The flu is spreading in Pennsylvania. The state Department of Health confirmed Wednesday that the flu is hitting people in nearly every county in Pennsylvania. The bulk of cases are being reported in the Northeast and Southeast regions of the ...

Community Band to begin rehearsals

LOCK HAVEN — The Central Pennsylvania Community Band will begin rehearsing for the upcoming year on Monday, Jan. 14, in the bandroom of the Central Mountain Middle School. Rehearsals are held weekly and begin at 7 p.m., ending at 8:30 p.m. The concert band is in its 10th year and has just ...

Jeremy Wilson becomes certified horticulturist

MILL HALL — Jeremy Wilson of Mill Hall has earned his Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist (PCH) professional credential from Pennsylvania’s leading green industry trade association. Wilson joins more than 300 other Pennsylvania green industry professionals in achieving one of the ...

County residents selected for jury duty

LOCK HAVEN — The following Clinton County residents have been selected to appear as potential jurors and must report to the Clinton County Courthouse on Friday morning, Jan. 18. Tony L. Ackley, Robert Leroy Altland, Jennifer Jo Baker, Justin L. Barner, Cynthia Ann Barrett, Donald R. ...

Five homeless as big fire destroys two Avis area homes

AVIS — As revelers were preparing to celebrate the new year with fireworks on Monday night, “fireworks” of another sort were lighting up the skies above the Avis area. Huge orange and red flames could be seen for miles as a spectacular blaze quickly destroyed two houses in Pine Creek ...

Barricaded gunman shot, killed by police

WATERVILLE — After an approximately seven-hour standoff with police, a man who barricaded himself in his Waterville home on Monday was shot and killed as he exchanged gunfire with police. Brant Hartung, 62, of 111 Church St., Waterville, was killed at about 12:30 p.m. Monday, according to ...