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Mill Hall Center for Healthy Aging participants make mats for homeless

MILL HALL — Participants at STEP Office of Aging’s Mill Hall Center for Healthy Aging have spent the last month crafting mats for the homeless. J.C. Haskins, Linda Hinman, Jane Wynn, Peg Duck, Georgia Smith, and Winnie Geraty were introduced to mat making through a service project ...

Landon gets his turnout gear

DUNNSTOWN — Landon’s love of firefighting might have started at the age of 2, or it might have been something he was born with, like lots of boys are. Landon Readinger didn’t completely grow out of this first love of big, red, noisy trucks. Instead, he became a member of Dunnstown ...

KC board plans to split meetings

MILL HALL — A number of new developments are in store at Keystone Central School District. At Thursday night’s school board meeting, Board President Charles Rosamilia announced an intent to split the monthly school board meeting night, currently set for the first Thursday of the month, ...

Author to talk about Philipsburg pioneer John Plumbe Jr.

PHILIPSBURG — Author Clifford Krainik of Warrenton, Va., who is writing a biography of Philipsburg pioneer John Plumbe Jr. (1809-1857), will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting and dinner of the Philipsburg Historical Foundation. The banquet will be held at the Parish Hall of Sts. ...

Sixth man charged in scheme to tamper with emission control devices on trucks

WILLIAMSPORT —An inventory and logistics analyst is the latest to be charged in a scheme to tamper with emission control devices on heavy duty diesel trucks used at the Marcellus Shale natural gas fields. An indictment unsealed Thursday in U.S. Middle District Court charges Brian Mellott, ...

PennDOT lists road, bridge work for next week

PENNDOT announces the following work schedule for the week of Sept. 10 through Sept. 14, weather permitting. Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working ...

Keystone mold levels are ‘not health threatening’

BY KEVIN MCKEE kmckee@lockhaven.com “The levels in those rooms were not health threatening,” mold expert Lynn Stutzman, of Coccardi and Associates, explained to the gathered citizens, staff, and board members at last night’s Keystone Central School Board meeting. Stutzman and ...

Commissioners unanimously vote down $5 fee

By SARAH PAEZ spaez@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — All three Clinton County commissioners voted “no” on adding a $5 fee to motor vehicle registrations in the county to use for road and bridge projects. The decision came nearly a month after the Aug. 9 meeting where commissioners were ...

Salary squabble takes floor at county meeting

By SARAH PAEZ spaez@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — A personnel salary discussion turned heated at Thursday’s Clinton County commissioners’ voting meeting. Prothonotary Marie Vilello said she was “very disappointed” that commissioners planned to approve a $34,281 salary for Monica ...

Training for firefighters to close Fishing Creek Road Saturday

CLINTONDALE - Training for firefighters at a vacant home along Fishing Creek Road on Saturday morning will mean a portion of that road in Porter Township will be closed for a good part of the day. The Nittany Valley Volunteer Fire Co. based in Lamar is coordinating training for a number of ...

Admin, secretarial and maintenance staff return to work today

MILL HALL — Since Keystone Central School District Superintendent Dr. Alan Lonoconus announced Tuesday night that all district schools would be closed due to mold problems in two schools, the district said it is being proactive and taking steps to remedy the situation. Lonoconus said at a ...

Testing for mold in KC schools ramped up, goal is to reopen Tuesday

MILL HALL — With all Keystone Central schools closed until further notice due to mold problems, many people are questioning how the school district handled the situation. On Aug. 28, Keystone Central School District alerted parents and students that property services staff found mold in a ...

PC water problems persist

AVIS — A short September meeting heralded the end of summer in Pine Creek Township — but not the end of township residents’ water woes. After a brief opening for administrative business, the hearing of visitors began, during which Alice Fox renewed her questioning. Fox, a resident of ...

Big Spring may be beautified

BELLEFONTE – It’s the jewel of Bellefonte, past and present. But in its current state, the jewel’s beauty is hidden to maintain this status and sustain Bellefonte. Flowing along the edge of Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte’s Big Spring is covered to meet federal regulations for drinking ...

Are we in store for a cool-down?

From staff reports Is a 30-degree cool-down in store for Central Pennsylvania by the weekend? It appears so. While National Weather Service forecasters say a showers today will gradually begin to usher cooler temperatures into the region, a look further into the weekend shows a forecasted ...

Firefighter training to close portion of Fishing Creek Road this Saturday

CLINTONDALE — Training for firefighters at a vacant home along Fishing Creek Road on Saturday will mean a portion of that road in Porter Township will be closed for a good part of the day. The Nittany Valley Volunteer Fire Co. based in Lamar is coordinating training for a number of firemen ...

It was Lydia’s Day

LOCK HAVEN — Lydia Wert, granddaughter of Richard and Phyllis Wert and Mike and Sue Foust, all of Lock Haven, won big with Team Pennsylvania in the Special Olympics competition in Seattle, Wash. Lydia swam a 25-yard freestyle race and 25-yard back stroke, earning gold medals in both races. ...

Mold closes all Keystone schools

MILL HALL - Unacceptable levels of mold in the air prompted Keystone Central School District officials to close all nine district schools "until further notice" starting today, Sept. 5. In a statement released Tuesday evening, the district said routine testing of air quality in the buildings ...

Centre proclaims National Recovery Month in Sept.

By CAROL TERRACINA HARTMAN cterracina@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — Acknowledging not only addiction’s pervasiveness in Pennsylvania but the need for treatment and the potential for recovery, the Centre County Board of Commissioners voted to proclaim September 2018 as “National Recovery ...

Howard garage destroyed by fire Sunday

A two-bay metal garage at 114 Shay Lane, Marion Township, Centre County was destroyed by fire late Sunday afternoon. Howard Fire Chief Collin Alterio said the owners of the property were home when the fire broke out at about 4:45 p.m. Howard Fire Company was dispatched along with mutual aid ...