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Karla Hoy takes husband’s seat on MH Council

MILL HALL — She wants to continue her late husband’s work. And that’s what Karla Hoy started Tuesday evening. Mill Hall Borough Council unanimously agreed to appoint Karla to fill the position made vacant by her husband, Samuel “Sam” Hoy Jr.’s passing on Aug. 9. As soon as ...

Tim Stringer named LHU chief of police

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — Tim Stringer has been named director of public safety and chief of police at Lock Haven University, effective Aug. 20. Stringer began his career in the Army and after completing his enlistment as a military policemen, he went through the Police Academy in ...

JSSD to save $50K by refinancing bonds; school closings discussed

By PAT CROSSLEY For The Express JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area School District board approved a motion this week to refinance bonds issued in 2013 in order to potentially realize a minimum net savings target of $50,000 for the district. The motion authorizes the administration to ...

Charges dismissed against former JS teacher, coach

From PennLive WILLIAMSPORT — Charges that included burglary and theft against a former Jersey Shore teacher and football coach have been dismissed because he was not brought to trial within the required 365 days. Frank L. Girardi Jr., 52, was charged Sept. 27, 2016. That means that, ...

Report: Plane stalled before fatal crash

From PennLive JERSEY SHORE — The experimental plane that crashed near the Jersey Shore Airport earlier this month had stalled before it spiraled into the ground, killing the pilot and passenger, the National Transportation Safety Board says. A witness told investigators, according to the ...

BEA student takes to the skies to get his pilot’s license

BELLEFONTE — Peter VanCise seems to be a normal 17-year-old. However, the Bald Eagle Area student has accomplished something as a teenager that not many people do in their lifetime. On Aug. 20, VanCise took and passed an in-plane test to receive his private pilot license. VanCise, a ...

Centre County proclaims ‘Suicide Prevention Month’

BELLEFONTE — Last year, suicide took the lives of 2,023 people in Pennsylvania. The Jana Marie Foundation is hoping to see those numbers drop. At Tuesday’s Centre County commissioners’ meeting, the commissioners unanimously adopted Proclamation No. 23 of 2019, proclaiming September ...

Local Little League gets new riding mowers

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven/Flemington Little League has taken possession of new riding mowers, allowing four ball fields to remain in tip top shape. The mowers, along with new concession stand equipment, some immediate projects and long-term programs are being funded by Stephen and ...

Drive-in restaurant Thursday at LH Catholic School

PHOTO PROVIDED The Lock Haven Catholic School is hosting a Drive-In on Thursday, August 29, from 5-8 p.m. We would like to invite the community to come out and enjoy a fun evening while eating some great food. The middle school students will be honorary waitresses and waiters for the ...

Greatest head count in US history nearly ready

MIKE SCHNEIDER and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — With just a few months left before America starts taking its biggest-ever self-portrait, the U.S. Census Bureau is grappling with a host of concerns about the head count, including how to ensure that it is secure and ...

LHU students return to class as fall semester kicks off

LOCK HAVEN — On the first day of classes at Lock Haven University, students hustled from building to building, phones in hand, backpacks loaded down with the essentials. For Laura McPherson, the first day of class held some extra stress. McPherson, 47, is a returning student. She’s ...

Remick presses for details on Tom Duran’s settlement

LOCK HAVEN — There was a light agenda for the Monday morning work session of the Clinton County commissioners, but that didn’t stop local resident Mike Remick from posing more questions on the settlement between the county and former Clinton County Correctional Facility warden Thomas ...

Anyone for coffee, tea, or small plates?

Amelia N. Bilski of the Bloom Sum food trailer was seen parked across from the post office Monday morning serving coffee and tea to thirsty customers along with sweet and savory homemade syrups. She said she has multiple locations where she sets up shop from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., but can be found ...

LHU president addresses campus at opening semester meeting

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University held an opening semester meeting for all faculty, staff and coaches in Price Auditorium. The meeting began with the introductions of all employees who have joined LHU as faculty or staff over the last year by the executive team members. LHU President Dr. ...

CM football player gets surprise as big brother shows up at game

MILL HALL — Central Mountain Wildcats may not have won their football game on Friday night. But one CM player was happy with the outcome, none the less. For Cruize Woods, a senior defensive tackle, it was a game he will never forget. Neither will his big brother, U.S. Navy Petty ...

Battle for the Ballot: Women win right to vote in 1920

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles on women’s suffrage written by local writers Karen Elias and Loretta Coltrane. The articles will be published in The Express throughout the coming year, leading up to the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States on ...

Renovo’s Heritage Park hosts ‘Kids Day’

KEVIN RAUCH/THE EXPRESS The Greater Renovo Area Heritage Park hosted a “Kids Day” on their grounds on Erie Avenue Saturday afternoon and evening that proved yet another success for the civic minded group. All activities were free for all of those that attended which included food, ...

Luke Bierly’s suicide awareness design shows up on local billboards

CENTRE HALL — The design talents of three Pennsylvania College of Technology graphic design students — including Luke Bierly of Centre Hall — are showing up on local billboards and in mental health awareness materials being distributed to Williamsport area businesses. As part of a ...

Judge dismisses professor’s suit against LHU

From PennLive WILLIAMSPORT – Inaction by a Lock Haven University professor has resulted in dismissal of his third suit against the college and the State System of Higher Education. U.S. Magistrate Chief Judge Susan E. Schwab on Thursday cited the failure of Joseph Patrick Guerriero to ...

After the War

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The annual veterans’ picnic saw over 200 local veterans and their families coming to the Lock Haven VFW Post 1630 for good food, good company and a chance to see a new feature in the building’s recreation room. Five local ...