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KC board facing key decisions

MILL HALL — The Keystone Central School Board will meet this coming Thursday, April 5, when members will begin to hone in on a final budget and try to eliminate - for now - a multi-million dollar deficit. This meeting is key because it sets the stage for a vote on Thursday, May 17, at ...

Selection of new superintendent could come soon

By KEVIN MCKEE kmckee@lockhaven.com Who will lead Keystone Central School District out of its financial crisis and into a new era? The school board is poised to hire a new superintendent at an upcoming board meeting. It could be as early as next week. Meanwhile, the district has also ...

Council eyes new rules affecting election signs

LOCK HAVEN — City Council will take the second vote Monday evening on changing the signs section of the zoning ordinance. Council also will take the second vote on regulating food trucks and transient retail businesses (peddlers). If council votes in favor of any of these regulations, ...

Area Easter Services

HOLY SATURDAY Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, Lock Haven — Lighting of the Easter fire, 8:30 a.m., St. Agnes Church, beginning the Easter Vigil. (No regular Saturday evening Mass.) St. John Evangelical Lutheran, 229 S. Broad St., Jersey Shore — Annual Easter egg hunt for all children and ...

LHU professor presents at forum on combating opioid crisis

LOCK HAVEN— The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted a critical forum, “Combating the Opioid Crisis: From Communities to the Capital,” in Washington, D. C. recently. The forum featured speakers from the business community as well as state and federal government officials to highlight the work ...

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State Grange Foundation offers scholarships BELLEFONTE — The PA State Grange Foundation was established in 1996 and its scholarship is available to any Grange member in good standing entering their junior or senior year in college. Candidates should be in need for financial assistance and ...

LHU plans birthday party for mascot

LOCK HAVEN— Lock Haven University will celebrate the fifth birthday of its mascot, Talon, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 at the LHU University Commons. The event is a community-wide party for all ages and part of LHU Community Days, a partnership between LHU, Downtown Lock ...

Dr. Bhatt moving to join Geisinger Medical Group

LOCK HAVEN — Dr. Praful Bhatt is getting a new address. After 36 years of practicing pediatrics and adolescent medicine at 72 E. Church St., near the corner of Vesper Street, he will join Geisinger Medical Group at 955 Bellefonte Ave. His current office practice will officially close ...

Dr. Ackley returns ‘home’ to practice medicine

Editor’s Note: This story was initiated by Geisinger Medical Center as a tribute to Doctor’s Day and a local man who spent much of his childhood in Lock Haven and returned to the community to practice medicine. His wife, Shelley, a free-lance writer, authored the article. ...

Contamination found in Sugar Valley wells

MILL HALL — A U.S. Geological Survey study of groundwater quality from 54 privately-owned Clinton County wells last summer has revealed almost a third of the wells, mostly in Sugar Valley, contained elevated levels of E. coli bacteria. Sixty-three percent of wells had some amount of ...

Clinton sheriff, deputies to carry naloxone

LOCK HAVEN – The Clinton County sheriff’s office will now carry a supply of naloxone, the drug used to reverse an overdose, as do several other Clinton County offices, including the probation department. County commissioners approved the agreement between the sheriff’s department and ...

Castanea eyes contract with MH police

CASTANEA — Police officers from Mill Hall may soon patrol in this community as well as their own. The Castanea Township supervisors are considering a municipal agreement with Mill Hall Borough for police coverage. The ordinance, which the Castanea supervisors are expected to vote on ...

CM senior restores luggage cart

PHOTO PROVIDED Turner Mader restored this historical luggage cart, shown holding a trunk at the Heisey Museum, as his senior project. The cart would have been used at a train station in the late 1800s through the early 1900s, and it is currently on display at the Heisey, 362 E. Water St., ...

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Renovo has plans for Local Government Week RENOVO — Local Government Week in Pennsylvania will be observed April 9-13. This year, Renovo Borough Council officials will dedicate awareness to the role of local government and the services it provides to residents and businesses. r On ...

Holy Week services through Easter Sunday

Holy Week is marked with special services and events leading to Easter Sunday, which falls on April 1 this year. Local communities will gather in various ways this week, as the solemn season of Lent gives way to the joy of Jesus’ resurrection. Services and events follow. Unless otherwise ...

FAREWELL, DR. FIORENTINO

Special to The Express LOCK HAVEN— The Lock Haven University community will say farewell to its 14th president, Dr. Michael Fiorentino Jr., tomorrow, March 30, as he spends his last day on campus as university leader and transitions into retirement. Fiorentino has led the university since ...

The candidates in Pa.’s 12th Congressional District

LOCK HAVEN — When Clinton County became part of the 12th Congressional District following the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s February redistricting decision, many residents were thrown into a state of confusion. Who was their representative? What would this mean for the upcoming ...

Clinton County SPCA shelter improved

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com DUNNSTOWN — The Clinton County SPCA shelter at 33 Mill Hill Road has a clean, newly refurbished look. The volunteer board of directors had been planning for years to make improvements, looking at what might reasonably be done and what funding could ...

Judge tosses many charges in PSU frat death

By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press A judge threw out involuntary manslaughter and many of the other most serious remaining charges Wednesday against 11 of the former Penn State fraternity members arrested in a pledge's hazing-related death last year, the second major blow to the ...

Traffic delays begin Monday for work on Route 120

LOCK HAVEN — Motorists can expect delays through mid-April on a section of Route 120 in Clinton County as a project to improve the roadway surface takes place, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Starting Monday, crews from Clinton County PennDOT ...