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Bryan Poorman

Bryan Poorman seeks Pine Creek supervisor

Bryan S. Poorman, 49, of 166 Double Creek Drive, Pine Creek Township, Clinton County, has announced he will be seeking the Democratic nomination for supervisor of Pine Creek Township in the May primary election. Bryan owns Poorman’s Island Market, which sells home-grown vegetables that he ...

Teenage boy says he was beaten, stripped

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — He was stripped naked, beaten, and robbed, and it was all recorded on a cellphone. That’s what a 16-year-old boy told Lock Haven police, and today two men are behind bars charged with the crime. Allegations leveled by the victim are outlined in a ...

Municipalities respond to possible vehicle fee increase

BELLEFONTE — Out of the 35 municipalities in Centre County, 12 are in favor of a potential $5 increase to vehicle registrations. Back in early January, the Centre County Commissioners introduced the idea of the fee increase, which would benefit county liquid fuels projects, and sent a ...

Snow removal today, Friday in LH

LOCK HAVEN — The City of Lock Haven has announced snow removal locations today and Friday. Today, beginning at 7 a.m., city crews will be removing snow on the south side of Main Street, from Henderson Street to First Street; on the north side of Bellefonte Avenue from East Main Street ...

University to present musical revue

LOCK HAVEN — University Players, the LHU student theater organization, will present A Student Cabaret on March 24 and 25 in Sloan Auditorium. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. The theme this year is inspired by the Frank Sinatra classic, “That’s Life,” and features musical numbers ...

Calendar of events

FRIDAY r Soup and sandwich lunch, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Jersey Shore Library Community Room. Proceeds benefit the New Love Center Building Fund. Tickets are available at Jackson Realty in Jersey Shore or at the door. Call 570-772-3275 for more information. r Corned beef and cabbage dinner, ...

Diane Whitaker

Whitaker retiring as library director

LOCK HAVEN — It’s bittersweet. The Clinton County Library Board of Trustees is both happy and sad to announce the retirement of long-time Annie Halenbake Ross Library Executive Director Diane Whitaker, who has served the library for more than 31 years. The group is happy that she will ...

Marjorie Maddox

LHU professor to offer campus reading

LOCK HAVEN — Professor, poet, fiction writer, and children’s author Marjorie Maddox Hafer recently brought several new books into the world. Professor of English and Creative Writing at LHU, Maddox’s first short story collection, What She Was Saying, was released March 1 from Fomite ...

Workers needed for summer recreation program

LOCK HAVEN — The Keystone Central School District will again be assisting nine municipalities in the operation of a summer recreation program. Needed this year are college students to supervise the 12 playgrounds and swimming program. All interested persons should send a letter of ...

Around the Town

Good day And happy birthday to Bailey Heaton, 18, of Lock Haven. Clay Shoot cancelled The sporting clay shoot scheduled Sunday at Southern Clinton County Sportsmen’s Association, Loganton, has been cancelled. Rescheduled kindergarten registration Kindergarten registration ...

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Express carrier Mike Miller delivers newspapers early yesterday morning on West Main Street in Lock Haven. At left, a vehicle parked on West Main Street in the city is covered in snow.

Wind gusts, freezing temps create hazards

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — Did it snow? Yep. Were we prepared? You betcha! Area residents looked out their windows Tuesday morning to see a winter wonderland covered in the white stuff. They did not worry, though. They were prepared for Winter Storm Stella, and knew just what to do — ...

Kmart in Mill Hall closing

MILL HALL — The Kmart store at Millbrook Plaza along Hogan Boulevard in Bald Eagle Township is closing. Employees reporting for work Tuesday morning were informed of the pending closure and Howard Riefs, director of corporate communications for Sears Holdings, confirmed the closing to ...

School tax hike possible in Jersey Shore

JERSEY SHORE — As suggested in January, the Jersey Shore Area School Board still may need to raise the district’s tax rate for Lycoming County property owners in order to fund its 2017-2018 budget. The increase would amount to 0.56 of a mill assessed on real estate in Lycoming County, ...

LHU launches new, improved website

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University has launched a new website. The new site boasts advanced functionality including updated content geared toward student recruitment, accordion style transitioning on some pages, higher resolution photos and videos, and more advanced academic, personnel and ...

Express Advertising Sales Manager Trevor Evans holds a basketball holding the team names as Louis Burnell, left, and Cory Bubb, of SAM Construction, pull their teams.

March Mania kicks off at The Express

As the NCAA basketball tournament got underway last night, The Express’ annual March Mania contest also began. Sixteen area advertisers picked their teams during a special luncheon Monday at Haywoods on the Green. Each advertiser selected four teams from a “basketball” holding the names ...

Around the Town

Good day And happy birthday to Pauline Martin of Ridge Crest, turning 90 today. Word of the day Roue (roo-AY, ROO-ay) — A debauched man, especially an elderly man from a wealthy or aristocratic family. Quote of the day “You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest ...

Scenes from a snow day

Snow changed the pace of life yesterday in the valley. Above, clockwise: An Amish family enjoys the snow in a one-horse open sleigh. A truck is seen buried in the snow on West Main Street, Loganton. The borough’s post office was quiet. One could see snow drifting and blowing very hard ...

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Nick Hart, assistant store manager at the Weis Markets grocery store in Lock Haven, kept the milk section stocked Monday afternoon.

Weathering the snow requires milk, bread, eggs

LOCK HAVEN — A looming snow storm often inspires people to shop at the grocery store, and to stock up on items they use every day. With the news of Winter Storm Stella and Gov. Tom Wolf’s warning to stay off roadways once it arrives, the Weis grocery store’s parking lot in Lock Haven ...

Two jailed in beating of 16-year-old

LOCK HAVEN — Two Lock Haven area men have been charged with robbery and assault after they allegedly beat up a 16-year-old male and took his cell phone early Sunday morning, according to Lock Haven city police. Dominic Reynolds, 18, and Logan Pursel, 20, are in the Clinton County ...

Casper gets house arrest for SPCA thefts

LOCK HAVEN — Kelly Ann Casper, 152 Pennsylvania Ave., South Renovo, was sentenced Monday to five months of house arrest and seven years of probation for stealing more than $30,000 from the Clinton County SPCA. The judge has allowed her to continue working. Her job is as a home health nurse, ...