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BEA students thrive at 103rd annual PA Farm Show

WINGATE — With the Pennsylvania Farm Show in the recent past, it left BEA Future Farmers of America in the spotlight, as it does every year. Students competed in rabbit competitions, tractor restoration and horticulture exhibits. Other students received their FFA jackets as official members ...

Voters may be asked to weigh on in victims’ rights this year

By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. - The rights of crime victims would be enshrined in the Pennsylvania Constitution under a proposed amendment that could go before the state's voters later this year, but opponents warn the change has the potential to end up violating the ...

DRUG RAID

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Warrants have been issued for the arrest of 10 alleged drug dealers operating in Clinton County, according to Clinton County District Attorney Dave Strouse. And on Friday morning, agents from the PA Office of Attorney General and ...

Piazzas reach settlement with PSU

From Staff Reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The parents of Timothy Piazza have reached a settlement with Penn State University. Piazza died as the result of a hazing in February of 2017 at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at University Park. The hazing took place on Feb. 2, 2017 and Piazza died two ...

‘Tip’ your hat…to Clifford Johnson on his 102nd birthday

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com McELHATTAN — Clifford “Tip” Johnson, of McElhattan, will need 102 candles on his cake as he celebrates his birthday Sunday. Born Feb. 3, 1917, Johnson may be the oldest surviving person in Wayne Township, or even Clinton County. After living ...

Art center especially for former female inmates

JOHN RISHEL/THE EXPRESS The Karibu Arts Center, 306 N. Grove St., Lock Haven, hosted an open house for the professional community Friday evening. Karibu Arts is a creative outlet for women coming out of the prison system, organized by Deborah Kincaid, registered art therapist. For the ...

Schlow to have limited services over weekend

STATE COLLEGE — Schlow Library will have limited services until further notice due to a sprinkler issue on the second floor caused by the extreme cold temperatures. For the next few days, only the first floor will be open for patrons. Those with children will have access to the ...

Jacquelyn Martin sworn in as KCSD superintendent

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Today is the official first day on the job for new Keystone Central School District superintendent Jacquelyn Martin. On a frigid Thursday morning inside the Clinton County Courthouse, Martin put her signature on the final piece of ...

Board approves raises for deputy sheriffs

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Following their negotiations with AFSCME Council 86, the Clinton County Salary Board approved changes coming to the grades and salaries of all full-time deputy sheriffs. “Coming out of the budget discussions for 2019 there were some ...

County hires part-time custodial staff workers

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Moving forward, the county will employ their own cleaning crew to provide janitorial services to county buildings. The Clinton County Commissioners confirmed the hirings of Hunter Duck, Lorie Grieb, Chester Rogers and Susan Goodman on ...

Howard Happening

TABS NEEDED A local family is in need of aluminum can tabs which will help them to stay at the Ronald McDonald House while their child is being seen at Geisinger in Danville. Please save your soda or beer can tabs and get them to me at Insurance Office this week. I’m hoping that the Askey ...

Old photo album: Unkel Joe’s in the 1950s

Unkel Joe’s in the 1950s Pictured is a photo of Unkel Joe’s Woodshed in the 1950s. Unkle Joe’s has been a staple in the Flemington, Lock Haven and Mill Hall area for over 50 years. The photo was found in a past issue of “Hemmings Motor News,” listed with other photos taken in the ...

Tops in the state

LOCK HAVEN — Last weekend 2018 Clinton County Fair Queen McCartney Register placed in the top five in the Pennsylvania State Fair Competition held in Hershey. She competed alongside 59 young women representing their county and community agricultural fairs from across the state during the ...

KC teachers reject pay freeze

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com MILL HALL —Leaders of the Association of Clinton County Educators (ACCE) representing unionized teachers in the Keystone Central School District have reportedly rejected a request by the school board for a one-year pay freeze. The request comes as ...

David Lindsay named county public defender

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — David I. Lindsay has been appointed as public defender for Loyd Groves, convicted last month of killing Kathy Heckel on July 15, 1991. Groves was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in state prison for third-degree murder by Senior Judge Kenneth Brown of Lycoming ...

Marie J. Vilello seeks third term as prothonotary

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts Marie J. Vilello has announced she is seeking the Democratic nomination for a third term in the May 21 Primary Election. Prior to being elected prothonotary, she had four years experience with the Clinton County Economic ...

Wolf renews bid for higher minimum wage

By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf rolled out a second-term proposal Wednesday to vault Pennsylvania's minimum wage to one of the highest in the nation after similar first-term proposals by the Democrat fell flat in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Wolf wants ...

Borowicz’s Milesburg office opening next week

MILESBURG – State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Centre/Clinton) will open her Milesburg district office next week. Effective Monday, Feb. 4, the district office at 103 Water St., Milesburg will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number at the office is ...

JSSD won’t exceed Act 1 tax index

By PAT CROSSLEY For The Express JERSEY SHORE – The Jersey Shore Area School board gave its final approval to a resolution to stay within the Act 1 index if they decide to raise taxes for the upcoming school year. The index for the district is 3.2 percent and by agreeing to the state’s ...

Wind chills, below zero temperatures forecast

LOCK HAVEN — The snow is over, for now, but “record” cold temperatures are on their way. “It’s a one-two punch of cold fronts,” WGAL Meteorologist Ethan Huston said. “The first cold front helped shut off the snow late Tuesday evening. It’s the second cold front that is ...