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‘Everyone comes to this boat race’

LOCKPORT — The coach is here, let the boat racing begin. Pete Nichols of Newport, N.H. and his son Howie of Cocoa, Fla. are the first speed boat racers this year to make Lockport Boat Launch Park their temporary home for the Jaycees Labor Day Regatta. Howie is president of the American ...

JS schools to open next Wednesday

JERSEY SHORE — Next Wednesday, Sept. 5, schools in the Jersey Shore Area School District will open for the new school year. Opening of schools in the district was delayed due to mold remediation. “As long as all tests come back favorable, the plan is to have the final in-service day ...

Small amount of mold found in KC school

MILL HALL - Amid two area public school districts delaying the start of classes after finding mold in some of their schools, the Keystone Central School District hired a firm to investigate its schools and found a problem at Liberty Curtin Elementary, the district has confirmed. As such, ...

MH considers eliminating borough-issued cell phones

MILL HALL — These days, almost everyone has a personal cell phone, and they likely use it for work calls as well. That said, Mill Hall Borough Council is considering doing away with borough-issued cell phones for employees and instead offering a stipend to employees who use their personal ...

Community Pool at MH gets good report

MILL HALL —Mill Hall Borough Council got a good report card on the Community Pool at Monday night’s meeting. Kelly McGhee, of Friends of the Community Pool at Mill Hall, gave a recap of the pool’s 2018 season — June 18 to Aug. 20. The pool had 13 family memberships, two single ...

YMCA receives grant from PPL Foundation

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven Area YMCA has received a $10,000 grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will support the long-term sustainability of the local YMCA through a management agreement with the River Valley Regional YMCA. Giving the Lock Haven Area YMCA the tools and support it ...

Constitution Day celebration Sept. 16 at Grange Park

CENTRE HALL —The U.S. Constitution is America’s most important document and the heart of our democracy. The Constitution Day Centre Celebration will honor the Constitution’s 231st anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 1-6 p.m. at Grange Park, Gate 1, Centre Hall. Admission and parking ...

Eagle wings mosaic project completed at BEA

By ROSE HOOVER For The Express WINGATE — When Bald Eagle Area Middle and High School students returned to class for the new school year, they were greeted with a brand new work of art. What had once been just a bare concrete wall near the student parking lot, now contained a ...

Admitted child abuser sentenced

From staff reports PENNLIVE - Lycoming County Judge Nancy L. Butts on Tuesday complimented the adoptive parents of three boys who suffered horrific child abuse before sentencing one of the individuals responsible for that abuse. Butts, an adoptive mother herself, sentenced Brett A. Fields, ...

Mold keeps JS schools closed until next week

From staff reports JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area School District is planning to delay the opening of schools due to mold issues. The exact day schools will open is not known at this point. Superintendent Dr. Jill Wenrich said the district’s plan is to start school next ...

Contradictions, fears fly at public meeting on $5 fee

By SARAH PAEZ spaez@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — In all the hubbub of Monday night’s public meeting on whether the county should adopt a $5 motor vehicle registration fee, many Clinton County residents who attended were vehemently opposed but also demanded better bridges and roads in the ...

Two killed in motorcycle crash last week

SNOW SHOE — A motorcyclist and his passenger were both killed in an accident at 8:40 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, on Elm Road in Snow Shoe Township, Centre County. State police at Rockview identified the driver as Brian K. Fisher, 52, of Mingoville, and his passenger as Kerri R. Jordan, 43, ...

Concerns mount for proposed vehicle registration fee

By SARAH PAEZ spaez@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Almost 50 people packed the Clinton County commissioners’ meeting room last night to voice their opinions on the potential adoption of a countywide $5 motor vehicle registration fee that has been widely lambasted on social media. Though ...

LHU president ­­­­addresses campus community

Robert Pignatello looks toward a bright future LOCK HAVEN— Lock Haven University President, Robert Pignatello, welcomed faculty and staff to the beginning of another academic year during his opening address last Thursday in Price Auditorium. “The excitement is palpable,” the ...

Bike accident at elementary school

PHOTO BY SARAH PAEZ/THE EXPRESS SUV hits boys on bike Monday By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN -- Two teen-age boys were injured when their bicycle was struck by an SUV around 3:45 p.m. Monday at the intersection of South Jones and West Bald Eagle streets in Lock Haven, ...

Future Queen and Escort Contest

RENOVO — Each year prior to October’s Flaming Foliage Festival and crowning of a Flaming Foliage Queen, there’s another contest for the little girls and boys of the area who like to dress up and wear a crown. It’s called the Flaming Foliage Festival Future Queen and Escort Contest, ...

Susquehanna Transit doubling donation toward KC busing costs

MILL HALL — The Keystone Central School District is no stranger to donations from Susquehanna Transit — but this year, the stakes were raised. The transit company has historically donated $10,000 toward Keystone Central athletics transportation costs, but this year, “we would like to ...

Keystone outlines contracts for superintendent, HR director

MILL HALL — Two high-level positions have been filled at Keystone Central, although the long-term status of the superintendent position remains occluded. Mark Condo has signed a five-year contract to serve as the human resources director at Keystone, following Che Regina’s departure, ...

Shooting at video game tournament

By RUSS BYNUM and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A gunman opened fire Sunday at an online video game tournament that was being livestreamed from a Florida mall, killing two people and then fatally shooting himself in an attack that sent several others to ...

Family Dollar Store to close

PHOTO PROVIDED The Family Dollar store located on 9th Street and Erie Avenue in Renovo has announced that they will be closing their doors on Oct. 12 of this year. The store celebrated its 15th anniversary earlier this year having opened up in March of 2003 after Family Dollar built the new ...