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Jersey Shore teachers may be furloughed

By PAT CROSSLEY For The Express JERSEY SHORE — A list of potential positions that would be eliminated in order to bring a deficit-ridden budget under control was outlined for the Jersey Shore Area School Board Thursday night. Facing a deficit of more than $1.4 million, the board listed ...

Hope Enterprises and STEP announce partnership

WILLIAMSPORT – Hope Enterprises, a non-profit provider of services for individuals with developmental disabilities, has announced that it will discontinue its preschool services effective July 1 and has partnered with STEP Inc. to bring Lycoming/Clinton federal Head Start classes to Hope’s ...

EMS personnel honored through EMS Week

By EMMA GOSALVEZ egosalvez@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE - About 300 to 400 certified individuals, in addition to volunteers and other staff, work to save the lives of citizens of Centre County 24/7. These individuals are emergency medical services, or EMS, providers, and the week of May 20-26 ...

PennDOT lists bridge and road work for next week

MILL HALL — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Clinton County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of May 21 to 25, weather permitting. Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas and should be aware that due to the nature of ...

Keep your swimming pool safe

LOCK HAVEN — The Child Death Review Team urges pool owners to evaluate pool accessibility and follow municipal code requirements for both in-ground and above-ground pools. With summer approaching, it’s time to prepare the backyard pool for swimming. And the local team of professionals ...

‘Rightsizing’

34 teachers cut; budget delayed By KEVIN MCKEE kmckee@ lockhaven.com RENOVO - Thirty-four teachers have been furloughed by the Keystone Central School Board as a means of — as one board member put it — “rightsizing.” The cuts came in two resolutions, with both carried by ...

Pay freeze, support positions approved; Renninger rehired

From staff reports RENOVO - Keystone Central School District administrators will take a pay freeze next year in return for no layoffs within t heir bargaining group of instructional and non-instructional staff. Title associates who provide reading and learning support are reorganized ...

Medical marijuana facility eyes Clinton

From staff reports MACKEYVILLE — Clinton County may have a shot at getting another marijuana growing plant. On Thursday night, the Clinton County Economic Partnership announced it has entered into an option agreement with a company to potentially produce and process medical marijuana at ...

Groups share $45,000 in tourism grants

By SARAH PAEZ spaez@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Fourteen Clinton County organizations will receive $45,000 in grants from the county Tourism Promotion Agency for projects that encourage recreation and tourism in the area. Julie Brennan, director of the TPA, said this year, the agency ...

County defends termination of ex-prison warden

Thomas Duran alleges age discrimination, violation of ADA From staff reports WILLIAMSPORT— Reasons former Clinton County Correctional Facility Warden Thomas V. Duran was terminated in 2012 are detailed in a document filed Wednesday in U.S. Middle District Court on behalf of the county ...

Furloughed teachers listed by board

FURLOUGHS Mr. James Walizer, Social Studies Ms. Sara Strouse, Social Studies Mr. Scott Dzemyan, Science Mr. Benjamin Trew, Science Mr. Todd Conner, Science Mr. Terrance Green, Physical Education Ms. Angela Confair, Mathematics Ms. Ashley Nines, Mathematics Mr. Michael ...

Pink wave

Women will lead Democratic charge in Pennsylvania From PennLive.com It looks like Pennsylvania’s Democratic voters turned to a set of female candidates to lead the resistance to President Donald J. Trump in the battle for the U.S. House of Representatives this year. Women candidates ...

Decision time at Keystone

Concern swells over athletics cuts By KEVIN MCKEE kmckee@lockhaven.com MILL HALL — It’s decision day. Parents, teachers, administrators, taxpayers— and the students, perhaps most of all — should find out tonight what changes are in store at Keystone Central School District as ...

Analysis: Board focus on secondary common prep means teacher cuts

By KEVIN MCKEE kmckee@lockhaven.com MILL HALL – Last week, at the extra meeting of the Keystone Central School District’s finance committee, the school board got some bad news: The teachers’ union decided again to not accept a pay freeze offered by the district to help stave off a ...

Friedenberg clinches Dem nom. by slim margin

By SARAH PAEZ spaez@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — As of Wednesday afternoon, Marc Friedenberg edged out Judy Herschel by 1 percent, securing the Democratic nomination for the 12th Congressional District. With the lead, Friedenberg will challenge incumbent Tom Marino (R-Williamsport) in ...

Relay for Life Friday and Saturday at Riverview Park

LOCK HAVEN — The 2018 Clinton County Relay for Life will be held from 4 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Saturaday at Riverview Park in Woodward Township. As always there will be many activities ongoing throughout the 24-hour event, which raises money to fight cancer. One of the highlights this year ...

Decision to stop Sayers Dam study explained

HOWARD— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District announced that it is discontinuing its study in collaboration with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission to make operational modifications at Foster J. Sayers Dam to sustain aquatic habitat during historical low-flow conditions. ...

Voter apathy

Turnout just 19 percent in Clinton County From staff reports LOCK HAVEN - Just over 19 percent of Clinton County’s 20,627 eligible voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary election. That’s an historically low number, unofficial returns show. Clinton County showed 9,848 ...

Marino tops McLinko

More than two hours after the polls closed, Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District was still too close to call. Wyoming County suffered a power outage due to heavy thunderstorms minutes before the polls closed. It was restored at 9 p.m., and as of press time, the votes were not ...

76th District race as expected

LOCK HAVEN — It comes as no surprise that as of last night’s unofficial election results, Republican Stephanie Borowicz and Democrat Mike Hanna Jr. are running against each other for the 76th District seat in the state House of Representatives. Neither one had any competition on the ...