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‘River of the Year’

Home to legions of paddlers, anglers, and other outdoors enthusiasts in north central Pennsylvania, Loyalsock Creek has been voted the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year. The public was invited to vote online, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state. Results were ...

Land of water

BELLEFONTE - Bottled water giant Nestle Waters says Centre County is a potential location for its third Pennsylvania bottling facility. The Centre region is “a leading candidate for a proposed $50 million bottling facility that would create an estimated 50 good-paying manufacturing ...

Correction

Chris and Nichol Bilbay have opened a second daycare center in the area. The owners of Your Guardian Angel Preschool and Childcare in Jersey Shore are also operating a daycare center under the same name at the corner of East Church and North Jay streets in Lock Haven. The Bilbays purchased ...

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From left  are Good Neighbor Center treasurer Gary Gregory, Dominion Energy’s Richard Sandford (Greenlick Station), Dominion Energy’s Melissa Pentz (Leidy Station) presenting check, Pastor Rich Colvin, and Dominion Energy’s Richard Grenell (Leidy Station).

Good Neighbor Center receives $15,500 from Dominion Energy

RENOVO — Dominion Energy has awarded the Good Neighbor Center of the Renovo Council of Churches a $15,500 grant to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and meat, as well as to complete plumbing, heating and electrical work required following the Center’s recent purchase of the parish house ...

Old Photo Album

EXPRESS ARCHIVES Outstanding vocalists at the former Bald Eagle-Nittany High School in Mill Hall chosen to sing in District Chorus were, from left, seated: Linda Hall, Jan Cree, Alice Wagner and Cindi Leimbach; and standing: Mark Kessinger, Randy Pletcher, Cory Spotts, Duane Eberhart and ...

Woman gets jail time for writing 11th bad check

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — A Lock Haven woman who has written 11 bad checks in recent years and has four outstanding forgery charges pending against her was sentenced to jail time Friday morning by Clinton County Judge Michael Salisbury. Beth A. Berfield, 52, ...

Local Events

Williamsport attorney placed on temporary suspension WILLIAMSPORT - By order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Lycoming County attorney Michael J. Casale, Jr. of Montoursville, has been placed on temporary suspension in the Commonwealth after having filed a joint petition consenting to ...

Leadership alumni gives back

Leadership Clinton County Alumni Association held a golf tournament with proceeds going to support the Leadership Clinton County and Bucktail Youth Leadership programs. Leadership Clinton County Alumni Association members presented checks to Leadership Clinton County and Bucktail Youth ...

Mom’s Inc. has new owners

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com JERSEY SHORE — Family is a word that means so much to so many, including Your Guardian Angel Preschool and Childcare owners Chris and Nichol Bilbay. So much so that the Bilbays have taken ownership of another daycare —Mom’s Inc. at the corner ...

First Citizens donates to toy drive

PHOTO PROVIDED The Mark the Shark Toy Drive began in 1993 when Mark Schlesinger, vice president and general manager of WSQV Radio, wanted to give back to the community where he has lived all his life. His annual Mark the Shark Toy Drive is a volunteer-run program, and toys are collected for ...

Cub Haven Model Club

We love this photo of the Cub Haven Model Club, taken by Gordon Vincent whose studio was in the First National Bank Building in Lock Haven. Unfortunately, we don’t know anything about it, not even the names of the club members. Anyone who knows anything about it is encouraged to contact ...

Home heating fuel providers working overtime

By LAURA JAMESON & SARAH PAEZ news@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Winter is always a busy time of year for businesses that provide home heating fuel. But, Mother Nature has dropped an extra dose of frigid weather on the area in the past few weeks. And that means local providers ...

Safety first when heating with stoves, electric heaters

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Smokey the Bear isn’t the only one who can prevent fires. You can, too. With this recent cold snap, residents are turning to stoves and electric heating units to help stay warm and supplement their primary heating source. ...

Around the Town

Good Day to everyone trying to stay warm in this bitter cold! Bellefonte bingo Cash Bingo is offered the second Monday of each month at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic School, 116 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte. Doors open to the public at 6 p.m. The first bingo is at 7 p.m. Games of chance, ...

Youth hunters benefit from winter citrus fruit sale

MILL HALL — Southern Clinton Youth Hunters Education Challenge team recently received a $1,000 check from Mill Hall Kiwanis for their participation in this year’s citrus fruit sale. For the past three years, Mill Hall Kiwanis has partnered with the Southern Clinton YHEC team for the ...

Keystone super reportedly won’t return to work

From staff reports MILL HALL - Keystone Central School District Superintendent Kelly Hastings has reportedly submitted a request for leave and intends not to return to work. The situation was revealed to Keystone staff on Wednesday, the day school resumed after holiday break. The Express ...

Talyn Fredericks senior project benefits Wounded Warriors Project

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — As a member of the Central Mountain Girls’ Basketball team and a delayed-entry enlistee of the United States Marine Corps, Talyn Fredericks is hosting a Military Night on Jan. 13 at the Central Mountain High School gymnasium during the Central ...

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Kirstin and Jared Gist of Jersey Shore rang in the new year by welcoming baby Noelan Robert into the world. Weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces, Noelan arrived at 1:50 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2018 at UPMC Susquehanna’s Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Local working couple has New Year baby boy

Just before 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day, weighing 8 pounds and 9 ounces, a very healthy Noelan Robert Gist was born at the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center, the first newborn of 2018 in the county. He is the first child of Kirstin and Jared Gist, of Jersey ...

Renewed blast of frigid air coming

More subzero temperatures. Dead car batteries. Frozen windows and window wipers. An East Coast blizzard. Hey, it’s Jan. 3 in the Northeast. What did you expect? But please heed advice and make sure you’re bundled up - that is, wear layers of clothing, cover your hands, faces and ...