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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. ...

He’s out of coma, improving every day

JERSEY SHORE — The holidays aren’t yet here, but the Leone family has already begun to celebrate Thanksgiving, thanking God and rejoicing at the amazing improvement their 17-year-old son is making after a tragic accident on the football field in August. And their Christmas wish this year ...

Former BE Twp. officials charged with corruption

From PennLive LOCK HAVEN — Two former Bald Eagle Township officials have been charged as the result of a public corruption investigation by the state Attorney General’s Office. James H. Bechdel Sr., 78, of Mill Hall, and Michelle L. Walizer, 44, of Lock Haven, surrendered to ...

Keystone Central staff, students holding fundraisers for Caleb

MILL HALL —Keystone Central schools held a benefit recently and raised $850 for Caleb Leone, a Jersey Shore High School student athlete who was seriously injured at football practice in August. Buildings in Keystone Central School District hold special days to raise money for district ...

First Nor’easter of the season to drench area

LOCK HAVEN — An early Nor’easter will bluster through Central Pennsylvania this weekend, dumping an expected inch and a half of rain throughout its duration. Expect it to be cold and wet with low winds blowing the rain drops — and leaves — around. This area will be spared the ...

The ghost at the funeral

(Editor’s note: This is the third 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 “Another bloody murder has been added to the annals of Clinton ...

Make a donation, have your fines forgiven at Ross Library

LOCK HAVEN — If you have an outstanding fine at the Ross Library, you can have it forgiven in November. The Ross Library is collecting donation items for the Clinton County Women’s Center, so bring one item to donate, and your fine will be cleared. Bring the book back and return it (or ...