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Bald Eagle Twp. needs auditors

Interested residents may send letters to Clinton County court LOCK HAVEN – The local government of Bald Eagle Township is back on an even keel, after a shake-up one year ago. But it still needs auditors. Two Bald Eagle Township supervisors resigned their posts last May amid an ...

Fostering love

By SARAH PAEZ spaez@lockhaven.com WOOLRICH — Woolrich Park was filled with childrens’ squeals, laughter and water gun fights on Saturday for the annual Foster Care Family Picnic thrown by Clinton County Children and Youth Services. There are 19 foster and kinship families in the ...

Should the Town Tavern be next?

Letter sent to owner seeking analysis of old tavern’s structural integrity By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The sidewalk is open again in front of 37-41 Bellefonte Ave. It had been blocked for 18 months following a fire on Dec. 16, 2016, that gutted the interior ...

Bellefonte eyes $30M school options

By EMMA GOSALVEZ egosalvez@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte Area School District has three scenarios to fund an approximately $30 million school consolidation project. In the next few years, Bellefonte will be consolidating two or more of its elementary schools into one ...

Contract awarded for Centre Crest parking lot

By EMMA GOSALVEZ egosalvez@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — The bids have been looked over and a recommendation has been made for a project that will give Centre Crest 70 additional parking spaces and stormwater facilities. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Centre County Commissioners, Bob ...

Rebersburg man killed in crash

A Centre County man died when his motorcycle crashed into an Amish buggy in Miles Township on Sunday evening. The Express updated this information after a report from the Centre County Coroner revealed the man had been driving a motorcycle instead of a car. Derek Oneal Lehman, 29, of ...

Suspicious fires

Police ask public to help catch arsonist By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — “Somebody’s setting fires.” That was the remark of Lock Haven Fire Chief Bob Neff as he talked about four fires that erupted in a one-block area near the Fallon Hotel within about ...

LH man killed in game of Russian Roulette

‘Drinking buddy’ jailed on reckless endangerment, drug charges By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — An apparent game of “Russian Roulette” proved deadly for a Lock Haven man early Saturday morning. Robert Ronald Litz Jr., 42, of 4 N. Henderson St., died of ...

Jersey Shore furloughs 12 teachers

By CARA MORNINGSTAR cmorningstar@sungazette.com JERSEY SHORE - Twelve full-time teaching positions were eliminated by the Jersey Shore Area School Board on Monday night as the district works to balance its 2018-2019 budget. In a vote of 6-3, the following positions were furloughed: r Five ...

Three seek city council seat

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Three applicants for a seat on city council attended council’s meeting Monday evening. A candidate was nominated but a vote for him failed. Council then decided to take a different tack. Council asked all three hopefuls to return ...

Bellefonte OKs fee increases for lots under construction

By EMMA GOSALVEZ egosalvez@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE - The monthly fees to park in two of Bellefonte’s municipal lots will be increasing. These cost increases, of $5 more per lot, with a new hourly fee schedule, will help with fees associated with processing credit cards with new meters ...

‘Teacher of the Year’

RENOVO — “There are always good things happening at Bucktail,” Keystone Central School Board President Charles Rosamilia said following a host of presentations by Bucktail teachers and students at Thursday’s school board meeting, which was held in the gymnasium at Bucktail ...

Fallon Hotel catches fire

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN – Firefighters were twice called to the vacant but historic Fallon Hotel in downtown Lock Haven on Sunday. The second time firefighters had to break in the front door to deal with smoke reportedly coming from the basement, and police searched the ...

THANK YOU!

LOCK HAVEN — Law enforcement and Emergency Medical Services in Clinton County got a big thank you from county officials last Thursday at the commissioners’ meeting. May 15 is historically National Police Officers Memorial Day, so commissioners declared May 13 through 19 Police Officers ...

MH Police on duty in Castanea

MILL HALL — Residents of Castanea Township will be seeing some new faces in the coming weeks, that is, if they haven’t already. The Mill Hall Borough Police Department began their patrol of the township on May 7 after a one-year contract between the township and the borough was signed ...

City may join opioids lawsuit

LOCK HAVEN — City Council may decide tonight to join a class action lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies that make opioids At the same meeting, council members will consider the pros and cons of medical marijuana dispensaries in Lock Haven. By state law “a dispensary may not be ...

Young artists win county fair contest

MILL HALL — The ninth annual Clinton County Fair art contest received 134 entries, the most ever, according to fair organizers. The contest is open to seventh and eighth graders, and the winning entry is featured on the fair’s premium book cover. The young artists created their ...

Local task force meeting hits home amid tragedy

Safe schools By KATHRYN KLINE www.lockhaven.com The Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force held a meeting on school security at Central Mountain High School on Friday afternoon, one that could not have been scheduled for a more pertinent time following a deadly shooting at a high school ...

2018 Relay for Life gets underway

Activities continue today at Riverview Park From Staff Reports LOCK HAVEN — The 2018 Clinton County Relay for Life kicked off Friday at 4 p.m. with teams arriving early to prepaare for the 24-hour event. Teams like Cora’s Crew had a nice spread, with a Chinese auction and lemonade ...

Groves trial just a month away

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The long-awaited trial for Loyd Groves, charged with killing Kathy Heckel almost 27 years ago, is just a month away. Court officials on Thursday assured the June 18 jury selection/trial date will stand, despite the continuance of a ...