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Keystone won’t pursue Pre-K Counts grant

MILL HALL – Roughly 70 children who were looking to enroll in pre-kindergarten next school year may end up unable to participate after all. Last night, at the 5 p.m. program planning meeting, the Keystone Central School Board voted 5-4 to not pursue the Pre-K Counts grant, which would ...

County seeks grant for Rail Trail bridge

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County will seek grant funding for the Susquehanna Bridge project, cementing an affordable way forward for the county’s Rail Trail project. Commissioners approved a resolution Thursday for the county to submit a grant application to the state Department of ...

Paving to coordinate with new First Quality road

LOCK HAVEN — City roadways to be paved this year include East Walnut Street from the Route 220 onramp east to the railroad tracks. This particular project coordinates with a state grant-funded redesign of the street at the railroad tracks, as well as the construction of the entrance to ...

Jury trial ends abruptly with judge’s acquittal

LOCK HAVEN -- In an unusual twist yesterday, a jury trial for a Mill Hall man on drug charges ended rather abruptly when Clinton County Judge Michael Salisbury granted the defense attorney's motion for acquittal on the most serious charge. The charge -- possession of drugs with intent to sell ...

Rogers Stadium renovations to get underway

BELLEFONTE — Construction will soon begin at Bellefonte Area High School’s Rogers Stadium. Site demolition is to start later this month, and the entire renovation of the stadium is expected to cost approximately $7 million. Construction is anticipated to be finished in time for the ...

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Free dental care, vision screenings for children PORT MATILDA — Today is the 15th annual Give Kids a Smile and Vision for the Future Day offered by Centre Volunteers in Medicine. Starting at 8:30 a.m., up to 100 children, ages 1-18, will receive free comprehensive dental care and free ...

Lonoconus withdraws application at Keystone

MILL HALL – Dr. Alan Lonoconus, the current interim superintendent of schools at Keystone Central School District, had been in the running to become Keystone’s permanent superintendent. Last night, however, school board president Charles Rosamilia announced at the end of the evening ...

Disney-themed show Saturday at Millbrook

MILL HALL — A benefit performance this Saturday will launch the 2018 season at Millbrook Playhouse, its 55th anniversary season. The Disney-themed cabaret-style show, “When You Wish Upon a Star,” will be performed at 7 p.m. on the main stage. “We are capturing the grandness and the ...

KC board has list of cuts to discuss tonight

MILL HALL – Decision time is near. The list of job and program cuts in the Keystone Central School District for 2018-2019 is up for discussion at tonight’s 5 p.m. program planning meeting in the Central Mountain High School auditorium. That session will precede the board’s regular ...

‘Summit on the Mountain’ brings students together

LOCK HAVEN — For the last five years Central Mountain High School has facilitated “Summit on the Mountain.” The concept was simple, invite all neighboring schools to send representatives to CMHS and bring high school students together to discuss topics and issues surrounding their ...

Penn National Gaming snares 4th casino license, eyes Reading area

By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG — Penn National Gaming was the sole and winning bidder on Wednesday for a fifth new mini-casino license authorized by cash-poor Pennsylvania, potentially plunking down a new gambling spot close to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the city of ...

Man faces life after conviction in third trial in 2012 murder

By Associated Press PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh man faces a mandatory life sentence without possibility of parole after being convicted in his third trial in a 2012 homicide. Twenty-four-year-old Deshawn Nelson was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder in the August slaying of ...

LHU inducts two alumni into Business Hall of Fame

LOCK HAVEN— Lock Haven University recently inducted two alumni into the Business Hall of Fame during a ceremony and luncheon held in the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center, Poorman Ballroom. The event was sponsored by PSECU. Inductees honored during the event were Susan K. Myers, ‘76, ...

Justin Timberlake tickets

From Staff Reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Following the success thus far of Justin Timberlake’s global The Man Of The Woods Tour, a new show has been confirmed, at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center, Oct. 15. Tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com. The Man Of The Woods ...

Saturday is Mentored Youth Trout Day

From Staff Reports Saturday marks the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s (PFBC) second Mentored Youth Trout Day for 2018, an opportunity for kids to practice their fishing skills one week before the statewide opening day of trout season kicks off in 49 counties on April 14. Now in ...

Young artists exhibit at Station Gallery

LOCK HAVEN — The Station Gallery, 2 E. Bald Eagle St., will host the Keystone Central School District High School Art Exhibit 2018 this coming Tuesday and Wednesday, with the gallery open from 6 to 8 p.m. Awards will be announced Tuesday around 7 p.m. The show is open to the ...

Lock Haven supports STEP AmeriCorps volunteers

SARAH PAEZ spaez@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven Mayor William “Bill” Baney, surrounded by members of the community and STEP AmeriCorps, proclaimed Tuesday, April 3 National Service Recognition Day. In order to honor the nation’s service workers and volunteers, the Corporation ...

Castanea OKs joint police service contract

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com CASTANEA — Castanea Township supervisors have passed an ordinance and a joint municipal law enforcement services agreement paving the way for police protection from Mill Hall Borough. Supervisor Chairman Ron Welch gave a brief outline of the ...

Centre eyes lease agreement with wildlife foundation

By EMMA GOSALVEZ egosalvez@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — A $1.8 million trails project may be on the horizon for Centre County. At the Tuesday morning meeting of the Centre County Board of Commissioners, a 25-year lease agreement with the Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation was ...

Trump administration proposes tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports

By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is recommending 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports to protest Beijing's alleged theft of American technology. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has issued a list targeting 1,300 ...