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Kathy Gephart to start column in The Express to promote literacy

By KEVIN MCKEE kmckee @lockhaven.com Area educator Kathy Gephart has a mission: To promote literacy so to help uplift children and their parents. She hopes to do that one child, or as she muses, one “stone” at a time through a new public outreach: Stone Soup Literacy. That ...

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‘Moana’ showing MILL HALL — Central Mountain High School’s School-Wide Positive Behavior is hosting a community movie night on Friday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Mountain High auditorium. The film selected was Disney’s “Moana.” The movie is free, with donations ...

Lyco legislators to host concealed carry seminar

WILLIAMSPORT — Rep. Jeff C. Wheeland (R-Lycoming) and Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) announced they will team up again to host a concealed carry seminar on Wednesday, May 3, from 6-8 p.m. at the Woodward Township Volunteer Fire Co., 4147 North Route 220 Highway in Linden. All ...

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Good day And happy first anniversary to Mary-Kate and Dave Bechdel! Word of the Day Widdershins — In a left-handed or contrary direction. Also, counter-clockwise. Quote of the Day “Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest ...

Board favors new protocol for redistricting

LOCK HAVEN — On Thursday, Clinton County became the second county in Pennsylvania to officially favor a new approach to how legislative and congressional districts are redrawn for representation and voting. The board voted for a resolution to create an independent commission to combat ...

Clinton County dispatchers are unsung heroes

FLEMINGTON — “It’s a job that frequently goes unseen, although it is frequently heard,” said Kevin Fanning, Clinton County director of emergency services. He was referring to the county’s dispatchers, the calm voices that answer 9-1-1 calls and send out help in emergencies, from a ...

Stacy Parks Miller

Stacy Parks Miller seeks re-election as Centre D.A.

BELLEFONTE — Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller is seeking re-election to her third term. Miller first took office in 2009. She implemented a prosecution model that differentiates between violent and predatory criminals, and first-time offenders. She oversees ...

James E. Moore

James Moore seeks Pine Creek Township supervisor

AVIS — James E. Moore has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for re-election as Pine Creek Township supervisor in the May 16 primary election. Moore has been a supervisor for 12 years, having been first elected in 2005. Jim retired from Textron Lycoming in 1997 where he ...

Egg hunts offered today, Saturday

Easter parties, egg hunts, games, even a visit from the Easter bunny, are offered for families in our region. The following activities are planned this weekend. TODAY r An Easter egg hunt is planned in the Community Garden behind Centre County Library and Historical Museum, Bellefonte, ...

Holy Week services, events listed

Today is Good Friday, a solemn day for Christianity when churches recall Jesus’ crucifixion. Some will hold vigils on Saturday as well, before celebrating Easter Sunday this weekend. Many communities and churches in our region have special services and events planned. Those that have been ...

Woolrich sues company over Elite inventory, seeks $654,821

WILLIAMSPORT — A decade ago, Woolrich Inc. unveiled its Elite Series of tactical clothing for law enforcement and security personnel. The line of clothing did not produce the anticipated profits, so in 2013 Woolrich Inc. decided to leave that apparel business and sold the inventory to ATS ...

Comcast Cares Day is April 22 in MH

MILL HALL — On Saturday, April 22, local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer to improve Mill Hall Community Park and the Community Pool at Mill Hall as part of the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day. ...

County, city offices closed today; Express office closing early

The Express community newspaper office in downtown Lock Haven will close early today, at 3 p.m., in observance of the Easter holiday this Sunday. Normal office hours resume Monday. The Express, at 9 W. Main St. next to the post office, will publish a newspaper Saturday and ...

Calendar of events

TODAY r Easter egg hunt, 9:30 a.m., Community Garden behind Centre County Library and Historical Museum, Bellefonte; bring your own basket or bag. The movie “Sing” (PG), 11 a.m., library community room, with snacks. Information: 814-355-1516 or www.centrecountylibrary.org. r Soup sale, ...

LHU Choir to sing at Station Gallery

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Arts Council presents the Lock Haven University Choir in concert Tuesday, April 25 at The Station Gallery. This concert will be the first of several performing arts programs presented by the CCAC in 2017. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Julie Park, ...

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Good day To Avery Onna of Lock Haven on her 7th birthday. Word of the day Analphabetic (an-al-fuh-BET-ik) — Illiterate; not alphabetical. Quote of the day “The opium of custom, whereof all drink and many go mad.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Career Closet The Career Closet at LHU ...

At top, Salena Santiago, an LHU student and intern at the Salvation Army, displays one of the gowns. At left, Embellish owner Ashley Cramer talks about the dress donation.
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Salon donates 150 gowns just in time for ‘big night’

LOCK HAVEN — This community is all about loving, caring and giving. And the latest example is a partnership between Embellish Salon and Formal Wear, and the Salvation Army Thrift Store. Ashley and John Kramer purchased Embellish a little more than a year ago. They’ve set their ...

Sabine Graham

Two charged in Centre County drug death

BELLEFONTE — Maria Gilligan and Sabine Graham face first-degree felony charges in the death of Corinne Pena in February 2015 from opioid drugs, the Centre County district attorney reported. The drugs were obtained in Lock Haven, according to District Attorney Stacey Parks Miller. The two ...

Today is Maundy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday, a time to remember The Last Supper of Jesus, and tomorrow is Good Friday, when Christians remember the crucifixion, two solemn days leading to the joy of Easter Sunday April 16. Many communities and churches in our region have special services and events planned. ...