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Former Town Tavern inspected Tuesday

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Sunday’s roof collapse in the back section of the former Town Tavern, at 47-51 Bellefonte Ave., has prompted action by the city. On Tuesday, Cyndi Walker, code and zoning enforcement officer, went inside the building and inspected it, ...

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Nurse recruitment event July 11 LOCK HAVEN— New and experienced nurses are invited to consider a career with UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven on Wednesday, July 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven, 24 Cree Drive. Attendees will discover exciting nursing career opportunities in ...

Boy calls police after man breaks into home

LOCK HAVEN— A typical night turned scary for one little boy on Monday night when a man broke into his home, city police said. The 10-year-old was alone at his home on Linden Street when the man, Allen Hurneman Sr., of Lock Haven, entered the home at 11:37 p.m., police said. The boy called ...

‘We all have a responsibility’

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University has officially named its commons area and amphitheatre in honor of business entrepreneur and philanthropist Stephen P. Poorman. The university’s Stephen Poorman College of Business, Information Systems, and Human Services is also named after Poorman, ...

Farmers take issue with move

LOCK HAVEN — It’s never been a secret that the Clinton County Conservation District is unhappy with the county commissioners’ plans to move the agency to the downtown Garden Building and the current district building along Route 64 in East Nittany Valley. And on Monday morning, ...

More roof collapse discovered

LOCK HAVEN — The owner of the condemned Town Tavern building, David Mayes, had until May 31 to come up with a structural report on the downtown structure. He missed that deadline. The city gave him a new deadline, in writing, of Friday, June 29. He missed that one, too. But where Mayes ...

Police: Man, woman terrorize Mill Hall residents

From staff reports MILL HALL —A man and a woman from Mill Hall — suspected of being on bath salts — were taken into custody after police say they terrorized residents of Mill Hall on Saturday. Jesse Shields, 30, and Katherine McCloskey, 22, are facing charges for their actions while ...

Keystone calls special meeting for Thursday

MILL HALL — The Keystone Central School Board was scheduled to hold only a retreat in July, not a board meeting. That has changed. The board has scheduled a special voting meeting for 6 p.m. Thursday, July 5, in the auditorium at Central Mountain High School. The meeting is necessary, ...

Changes made to city’s grass-weed ordinance

LOCK HAVEN — Changes made to the city’s grass and weed ordinance were approved at last night’s council meeting. This was the second reading of the proposed changes, the first was read at the June 18 meeting. All council members in attendance - Douglas Byerly, Richard Conklin, Joel ...

It’s official: City’s public swim beach closed for season

LOCK HAVEN — The city’s public swimming beach will be closed for the season, City Manager Greg Wilson confirmed at last night’s council meeting. The beach along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River at the foot of Vesper Street was closed in mid-June after a weekly test of water ...

Express closed, no paper on July 4

LOCK HAVEN — The Express community newspaper will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. And there will not be a newspaper that day. Local, state and federal government offices, banks and PennDOT drivers’ license centers will also be closed July 4 in ...

2018 Best of Clinton County

Not even a heat wave could keep members of the community away from the Best of Clinton County festival and parade. Behind the drops of sweat was nothing but smiles and good memories as Main Street was flooded with people. Within the crowds were local businesses and charities, crafts, music, ...

60 participants beat the heat in triathlon

LOCK HAVEN — The intense heat over the weekend didn’t stop some 60 participants from taking on the Great Island Race Series, held Friday night and Saturday morning at the Woodward Township boat launch. Sponsored by the Lock Haven Rotary Club, the featured event of the series is ...

No jail time for Lock Haven woman accused of bank fraud

From PennLive WILLIAMSPORT — A Lock Haven woman and former banker has been spared jail time in a case in which she was accused of using the $52,222 from a customer’s certificate of deposit to pay personal bills and loans. U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann last Friday told ...

Legal battle over shortline railroads headed back to Clinton County

From PennLive LOCK HAVEN —The legal battle over a contract to operate five shortline railroads in central Pennsylvania is headed back to Clinton County court. Last week, Commonwealth Court ordered most of the case remanded to county Judge Michael F. Salisbury so he can consider new facts ...

‘Centre County Barns’ on shelves in the area

BELLEFONTE — “Centre County Barns,” a 48-page booklet issued by the Historic Barn and Farm Foundation of Pennsylvania as part of its recent tour of six county barns, is being placed in libraries and historical societies throughout the county. In addition to detailed history about the ...

Its a Keystone Victory

Sarah Smeltz/The Express Last night at Keystone’s game against Newberry, family, friends and other devoted fans came out to support the team. Ending the game with a victory of 11-0, fans and the team left the field with smiles and cheers. See more about the game on B1.

Staying safe on the water this summer

Free fishing in Pennsylvania waterways on July 4 By JESSICA WELSHANS For The Express LOCK HAVEN — Taking to the water is a holiday tradition during the Fourth of July. Here in Central Pennsylvania, there are a plethora of recreational boating and fishing opportunities. While that is ...

Downtown busy today

Triathlon, festival and parade will tie up several city streets LOCK HAVEN - Planning on coming through downtown Lock Haven today? Be mindful that a heavily-traveled portion of Main Street will be closed to traffic as Downtown Lock Haven Inc. celebrates the “Best of Clinton County” ...