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Lo-Cost Eyeglass clinic coming to Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — The Northwestern Pa. Optical Clinic, a privately funded program that provides income eligible persons with eyeglasses for a low cost, is coming to Lock Haven. The clinic will be at the Lock Haven Salvation Army, 119 E. Church St., on Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. ...

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Good day And happy birthday to Joey Berry of Beech Creek. Quote of the day “The fundamental rule of the Age of Celebrity: ‘It doesn’t matter what you are, it only matters what people think you are.” — Lance Morrow New office hours at CareerLink The PA CareerLink ...

Hearing Jan. 31 in suspicious death case

LOCK HAVEN — Rodney Lee Heaton, 53, has asked for a preliminary hearing on charges accompanying the “suspicious” death of a Lock Haven woman. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Clinton County Central District Court. Heaton, represented by local attorney and public ...

Judge Kistler not seeking retention

BELLEFONTE — Centre County President Judge Tom Kistler has announced he will not be seeking retention election for a third 10-year term. First elected in 1997, and retained in 2007, Kistler has served Centre County as a judge for 20 years. An election to fill the judgeship will be held ...

Bellefonte councilman steps down after more than a decade

BELLEFONTE — He supported several big projects in Bellefonte over the years, but Tuesday night he said goodbye to Bellefonte Borough Council. For more than 10 years, Paul DeCusati served the West Ward of Bellefonte in his position on Borough Council, and he had most recently served as ...

Local Kmart store not among those closing

MILL HALL — The Kmart store in the Millbrook Plaza along Hogan Boulevard is not among the second wave of store closures that were announced yesterday by Sears Holdings Inc. The firm plans to close 108 Kmart stores and 42 Sears stores by April, according to Business Insider. Business ...

Hanna announces grant award in Centre and Clinton

LOCK HAVEN — Centre and Clinton counties have been awarded a $5,000 grant through the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Supporting Families Initiative, according to State Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Clinton/Centre. The Supporting Families Initiative encourages families of individuals with ...

Calendar of events

SATURDAY r Porter Township monthly breakfast, 7-10 a.m., Porter Township Activity Center, full breakfast with hot drinks. r Model train open house at Clinton Central Model Railroad Club, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the former New York Central Railroad Station at Castanea. Information: www.CCMRR.org or ...

Zach Cooper of Lancaster was all smiles after receiving a free beef cattle visor as part of his visit to Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s exhibit area last January during a visit to the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

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Farm Show invites visitors to Exhibit Area

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau will host a fun activity for children and have information on a variety of key agricultural issues in its exhibit area at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show from Jan. 7-14 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. “We would like to invite all farm ...

Penn College to showcase work at Farm Show

WILLIAMSPORT — Nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive entries and 300 commercial exhibits — and more than 100 rewarding career pathways uniquely represented by Pennsylvania College of Technology — will be on display as America’s largest indoor agricultural exposition celebrates its ...

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Good day And happy birthday to cousins Kayla Zimmerman of Salona, 16, and Nathan Pittman of Flemington, 3. Word of the day Tickety-boo (TIK-i-tee-BOO) — Fine; OK. Quote of the day “The celebrity cult celebrates the triumph of ordinariness — charm without character, ...

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From left are John Gower, Dallas Kephart, Tim Schaffer, Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Kurtes ‘Kurt’ Smith, Penny Thompson, Jodi Thompson, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Ken Thompson, Kim Brownson, Diana Nyman and Beth Nyman.

Legislative agenda to focus on economic growth, upward mobility

HOWARD — U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) on Tuesday was sworn in as United States Representative for Pennsylvania’s 5th District in the 115th Congress.  Rep. Thompson was joined by his wife, Penny, as well as family members, friends and supporters. “I am humbled by ...

Bald Eagle supervisors fail to elect a chair

MILL HALL — The Bald Eagle Township Board of Supervisors does not have a chair for 2017. The election may be held at the supervisors’ next regular meeting, set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30. The three supervisors met yesterday at 4 p.m. to reorganize for this year, as required by ...

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The Woodward Township supervisors unanimously re-elected Clyde Glossner, center, as supervisor board chair and Brian J. Hoy, right, as vice chair when they reorganized Tuesday evening for 2017.

Woodward gives wage increase for new year

LOCKPORT — The Woodward Township supervisors quickly re-elected Clyde Glossner to chair the board of supervisors and Brian J. Hoy to serve as vice chair. Both votes were unanimous and took place Tuesday during the supervisors’ reorganization meeting for 2017. All three supervisors — ...

New revenue for transportation projects considered

BELLEFONTE — Centre County may become the 15th county in Pennsylvania to increase motor vehicle registration fees by $5. During the Centre County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, Commissioner Mike Pipe laid out his thoughts on the county using these additional fees as a way to ...

Grant could help Bellefonte develop waterfront site

BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte Borough is hoping to get $7 million in future funding for economic development in downtown Bellefonte. At their meeting held Tuesday night, all members of Bellefonte Borough Council voted to submit an application for a new round of RACP, or Redevelopment Assistance ...

Calendar of events

THURSDAY r Carrie Fisher tribute, 5:30 p.m., Ross Library, featuring a film, refreshments and a costume contest with prizes. This event is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact the Ross Library at 570-748-3321 or ross13@rosslibrary.org. FRIDAY r First ...

Comedy Cabaret slated

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University President’s Commission on LGBTQ Affairs will host a benefit for LGBTQ student scholarships featuring “Up in the Air,” a comedy cabaret, Friday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center. Tickets are $30 and include ...

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National German Honor Society inducts members

The following students were inducted into the Central Mountain High School Chapter of Delta Epsilon Phi, the National German Honors Society, in December:  Asia Yearick, Maddie Bashore, Macy Akeley, Callan Morrin, Riley Condo, Trevor Hanna, Tyler Adair, Matt Storeman, Matt Schubach, James ...

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Good day To Olivia Bechtol of Salona. Word of the day Pierian (pahy-EER-ee-uh n) — Of or relating to poetry or poetic inspiration; of or relating to the Muses. Billy Mills’ artwork Beginning Jan. 8 and running through Feb. 26, the Bellefonte Art Museum, 133 N. Allegheny ...