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Michelle L. Kunes

Kunes seeks another term as treasurer

Michelle L. Kunes, 44, of Mill Hall, has announced she is seeking re-election as Clinton County treasurer in the May 16 primary election. Kunes, a Republican, was elected to her first four-year term as treasurer in November 2013, after being appointed to the post upon Patricia Edwards’ ...

Express to publish candidate political announcements

The Express community newspaper is accepting announcements for public office in 2017 and will publish those announcements through Wednesday, March 8. Candidates for public office can begin to circulate and file nomination petitions on Tuesday, Feb. 14, with their county voter registration ...

UGI seeks rate hike for portion of market

LOCK HAVEN — The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission will investigate a proposed general rate increase for UGI Penn Natural Gas Inc. for its natural gas service. The commission voted 5-0 on Thursday to investigate the request, which was filed on Jan. 19, 2017, and would increase annual ...

Around the Town

Good day To Nate Akeley of East End, Mill Hall, on his 11th birthday. Jersey Shore Historical Society meeting The Jersey Shore Historical Society is holding its winter meeting today at 10 a.m. at the Moss House Museum. This meeting is to discuss current and future plans for the ...

The Woodward Township Zoning Hearing Board held a three-hour session Thursday on the drug and alcohol rehab center proposed by Dr. Robert Wise II off the Coudersport Pike. Board members are, from left, David Coleman, Edward J. Cox, Terry V. Shultz, Brenda F. Dunlap and Jeffrey J. Raymond.

Zoning hearing continued on rehab center

DUNNSTOWN — There is no decision yet on the drug and alcohol rehab center proposed in Woodward Township. The township zoning hearing board heard sworn testimony from both sides Thursday night, from Dr. Robert C. Wise II and people in support of his proposed center as well as ...

Renovo power plant plans move forward

RENOVO — Plans are moving forward on construction of an $800 million, natural gas fired electric power station here. Renovo Council this week heard an update on the plans by Bechtel Development Corp. and Renovo Energy Center  (REC) LLC’s massive investment. Thomas D. Emero, director of ...

EADS to oversee construction at Clinton prison

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County commissioners approved a number of agreements related to computers, finances and construction in series of votes Thursday. The first was an amendment to EADS Architects Inc. for the bidding and award phase of services related to the improvements project sat ...

Brian Marshall

Brian Marshall runs for Centre judge

BELLEFONTE — Local family law attorney Brian Marshall has announced he is a candidate in the May 16 Primary Election, seeking to replace retiring Judge Thomas K. Kistler on the Centre County Court of Common Pleas. Practicing in diverse areas of law for more than 15 years, Marshall joined ...

Keith Kibler

Keith Kibler seeks district judge seat

LOCK HAVEN— Keith Kibler has announced his candidacy for election as Magisterial District Judge in Clinton County District 25-03-01 which serves residents of the townships of Allison, Castanea, Colebrook, Crawford, Dunnstable, Gallagher, Pine Creek I and II, Wayne and Woodward; the city of ...

Calendar of events

TODAY r Friday Film “The Princess Bride” (PG) with popcorn and discussion, 1-4 p.m., Centre County Library Historical Museum, 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte, 814-355-1516, www.centrecountylibrary.org. r “Up in the Air” musical comedy cabaret featuring Erin Long, 6-8:30 p.m., ...

Local briefs

Pam Blesh heads HELP for Pets LOCK HAVEN — Pam Blesh has been elected president of HELP for Pets for 2017. Other officers elected include Debra Tarantella, vice president; Jackie Parucha, treasurer; Jo Ann Williams, secretary; Christina Frank, veterinary liaison, and board members Krish ...

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Pictured from left are John Ripka, James Turner, Matthew English, Brent Ohmit, Ben Parker, Remy Ripka, Luke Barton and Ms. Arleen Parker.

Scouts race to the finish line in Pinewood Derby

BLANCHARD — Cub Scout Pack 54 held its annual Pinewood Derby and Blue and Gold Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 4, with family and friends on hand to watch the scouts race their Pinewood Derby cars. Awards were handed out for the fastest cars. The winner of each den will continue on to district ...

Regional History Day Contest at LHU

LOCK HAVEN — Students in grades 6-12 will be participating in Regional History Day at Lock Haven University on Saturday, Feb. 18. The contest is co-sponsored by Central Intermediate Unit #10 and Lock Haven University and the public is invited to attend, free of charge. Regional History is ...

Legislative Luncheon scheduled March 10

LOCK HAVEN — The public is invited to the 2017 Legislative Luncheon, scheduled for Friday, March 10 at the Moose Family Center, 150 S. Hanna St. Legislators who have been invited are 76th District State Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Lock Haven; 25th District State Sen. Joe Scarnati, R-Brockway; and ...

Emergency responders receive grants

JERSEY SHORE — Several area fire companies received grant money for fire and emergency services. The grants are funded by state gaming proceeds and are administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. The grant program was created ...

Around the Town

Good day And happy birthday to Norman Johnson. Join the Book Brigade The Book Brigade, now in its third year, is in search of new members. On the final Saturday of each month, at 10 a.m., the group meets at the library to discuss a different book and the social issues covered in that ...

Flags line the main street of a camp at Standing Rock Reservation, N.D.

Swissdale resident visits Standing Rock

STANDING ROCK RESERVATION, N.D. — “In the Iroquois way, you look to the ancestors and you look seven generations ahead. What we do today will impact the next generations. That’s something I’ve lived by my whole adult life.” John LaRose of ...

Joseph L. Sanders III

Sanders seeks fourth district judge term

LOCK HAVEN —  Joseph L. Sanders III has announced he is seeking re-election for his fourth term as magisterial judge for Magisterial District 25-3-01, Lock Haven. Sanders was first elected in 1999, and was re-elected in both 2005 and 2011. He will be seeking both the Republican and ...

Express to publish candidate political announcements

The Express community newspaper is accepting announcements for public office in 2017 and will publish those announcements through Wednesday, March 8. Candidates for public office can begin to circulate and file nomination petitions on Tuesday, Feb. 14, with their county voter registration ...

City residents continue their civic work

LOCK HAVEN — The city has a variety of boards, commissions and committees for citizens to serve on. People whose terms recently expired have agreed to step into new terms of service and continue their work for the civic good. City Council on Monday re-appointed: r June L. Houser to the ...