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Officials support $185M in Centre road projects

BELLEFONTE — Centre County is hoping to make the I-99 and I-80 interchanges safer. During the Tuesday meeting of the Centre County Board of Commissioners, county transportation planner Mike Bloom asked for a letter of support to apply for grant funding for projects that will connect the two ...

Dunnstown has a cat problem

LOCKPORT — Dunnstown has a cat problem. And just as in Mill Hall, this trouble spot is focused on one woman who enjoys feeding stray cats, on South Allegheny Street. Neighbors do not care for this practice and have complained about cats defecating on their porches and digging up flower ...

Credit union donates to Centre YMCA program

BELLEFONTE — Penn State Federal Credit Union donated $5,000 to The Y Feeds Kids Weekend Backpack Food program through the YMCA of Centre County. The program was started during November of 2014 in one school district and has increased to seven local school districts. Throughout the 2016-17 ...

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Christmas in the Barns this weekend MACKEYVILLE — The Clinton County Fair will be holding its 10th annual Christmas in the Barns on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the fairgrounds. There will be 140 or more vendors, many in the barns, as well as outside. The fair ...

Downtown Rotary invites public to ‘End Polio Now’

LOCK HAVEN — The Rotary Club of Downtown Lock Haven is joining in a worldwide recognition of World Polio Day, Oct. 24 — and you can too. Billed as the “World’s Greatest Meal to Help End Polio,” the effort asks people around the globe to forego a meal and to donate the cost of that ...

Calendar of events

TODAY r Career Fair, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Susque-View Home, 22 Cree Drive, Lock Haven. Information: CareerLink office at 570-893-4022. r Spaghetti dinner by Lock Haven Kiwanis Club, 4-7 p.m., Dunnstown Fire Hall, with basket raffles; take-outs also. r Culture Through Coffee, 6-8 p.m., ...

Around the Town

Good Day And Happy Birthday to Colton Kelly, 19, of Beech Creek. Word of the Day Trepidation — A feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen. Quote of the Day “Readers used to ask me at autographing events if it wasn’t hard making the transition from ...

Headed to Florida

JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area high school and middle school cheerleaders will be performing in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. on New Years Day. The teams invited to perform in the pre-game performance are trophy winners from Universal Cheerleaders ...

County asked to guarentee landfill bond

By BOB ROLLEY brolley@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County commissioners are being asked to guarantee a multi-million dollar bond issue to allow the Wayne Township Landfill to build more disposal capacity. The county Solid Waste Authority operates the landfill at McElhattan and ...

County, unions continue talks for new contracts

By BOB ROLLEY brolley@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — A request by Clinton County Court of Common Pleas officials about next year’s county government holiday schedule sparked a wide-ranging discussion Monday among commissioners about days off and ongoing contract talks with two unions. The ...

Maria Boileau is new city planner

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Maria Boileau will join the city’s administrators as planner and development coordinator starting next Monday. City Council welcomed her during its meeting last night. Also welcomed was Morgan Sweely who started Oct. 4 as the ...

Dates revealed for 2018 Frozen Snot, Boulder Beast

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The next Frozen Snot race is set for Jan. 27, 2018. New race director Luke Ebeling told City Council there is a lot of interest already from people hoping to participate in this “frigid adventure” on the city’s watershed ...

Bellefonte commits support of saving Kepler Pool

By EMMA GOSALVEZ egosalvez@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE - Bellefonte is stepping forward to support the rehabilitation of the 46-year-old Kepler Pool at Governors Park. At the Tuesday, Oct. 16 meeting of the Bellefonte Borough Council, council members unanimously voted to write a letter of ...

Bucktail reigns

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express FARWELL — For everyone in the host town of Renovo, the 69th annual Flaming Foliage Festival Weekend saved its best moment for last, as hometown Miss Bucktail Anna Cowfer was named Flaming Foliage Queen. The Bucktail Area High School Gymnasium ...

Staying out late: Does your town have a curfew?

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — It’s something everyone is just so used to that it’s rarely enforced and few actually know when it is. We’re talking about curfews. The City of Lock Haven and many surrounding municipalities have a curfew for minors in their ...

Flaming Foliage underway this weekend in Renovo

RENOVO — With nearly 150 vendors awaiting customers and the arrival of 25 queen contestants and escorts yesterday afternoon, the stage has been set for the 69th annual Flaming Foliage Festival (FFF) in Renovo this weekend. Months of preparation from not just the FFF Committee members but ...

Body of missing man found

The family of Robin J. Conser reported Friday afternoon that they had found R.J.’s body Friday morning on the Conser property in Wayne Township. R.J. was reported missing by his family, who said he was suffering from depression and had not seen since Monday. The family posted pictures ...

Driver killed in crash on Route 64

LAMAR — Sterling A. Hardy, 21, of Belleville, was killed early Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Route 64 in Porter Township. According to state police, John E. Zook, 48, of Lewisburg was stopped on Route 64 waiting to turn left into Nittany Wood Crafters when Hardy came from behind ...

Flaming foliage events

TODAY 9 a.m. — Arts and Crafts Show at FFF Lot 9 - 11:30 a.m. — Queens’ Interviews at St. Joseph Activity Center, 9th Street & Huron Avenue. 11:45 a.m. — Queens’ Luncheon in Methodist Church Basement, 7th Street; with Maria Ransom, Queens Advisor, as Master of Ceremonies. ...

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Wicked Wine Festival to benefit veterans LOCK HAVEN — A Wicked Wine Festival is planned for Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The 1900 Red Barn, 652 Island Road. Music, food, a basket raffle and of course, wine will be part of the fun. Tickets include a free wine glass and ...