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Alison Bechdel visits Millbrook Playhouse

Graphic novel author Alison Bechdel was in the audience Friday at Millbrook Playhouse for “Fun Home,” the Tony Award-winning musical based on her ground-breaking graphic novel about growing up in the family that owned the Bechdel Funeral Home in Beech Creek. She and her brothers John and ...

City moves forward on bus service

LOCK HAVEN — Just like the wheels on the bus, the city is rolling ahead. City council approved a memorandum of understanding Monday about how the proposed new bus service in town will be financed. Also at Monday’s meeting, council heard more about a proposed new streetscape project and ...

Bellefonte gets full-time police officer

BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte Borough takes public safety very seriously. During the Monday night meeting of Bellefonte Borough Council, in a 7 to 0 vote, members voted to fill the recent full-time vacancy left by Officer Barry, who had retired. This brings the force to 10 full-time ...

Four vie for Centre County Grange Fair Queen

CENTRE HALL — This year’s Centre County Grange Fair Queen Pageant will be held on August 16 at 6 p.m., on the Southside Stage at the fairgrounds. This year’s contestants are: r Katie Hartle is the 17-year-old daughter of B.J. Hartle and the late Richard Hartle. She will be a ...

New Mill Hill bridge nears completion

LOCK HAVEN — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is close to completion of a bridge that spans Reeds Run on Route 1020 (Mill Hill Road), about a mile east of Lock Haven. Replacement work has required closing the bridge, with a short detour in effect. This week, workers ...

Quilters donate to Head Start, local families

PHOTO PROVIDED Members of the STEP Office of Aging’s Mill Hall Center’s quilting and knitters group recently donated 18 quilts to STEP Early Head Start. The handmade quilts will be put to good use by children from infants to age 3 in STEP’s Early Head Start program and will be ...

Acorn School has new teachers

LOCK HAVEN — The Acorn School will soon open its doors for another year at the Great Island Presbyterian Church in Lock Haven with two new teachers. The school, which serves children ages 3-5 in its preschool classroom, will hold an open house on Aug. 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for anyone ...

School supplies drive underway

LOCK HAVEN — It’s that time of year to start thinking about youngsters returning to school. And that means parents and teachers are thinking about helping helping to provide adequate supplies for students when they enter the classrooms. In an effort to make sure girls and boys have the ...

Calendar of events

TODAY r Making pine pitch glue, 5 p.m., Ross Library, 232 W. Main St., Lock Haven, part of the Outdoor Skills and Camping Series. For more information, contact Art Dawes at 570-261-4884 or pawildernessskills @gmail.com. r “People’s Town Hall” on the opioid crisis, 5:30-8 p.m., Ross ...

Around the Town

Good Day And happy birthday to Courtney Andrus of Lock Haven! Word of the Day -ana — Suffix. A collection of items, such as quotations, anecdotes, etc. related to a person, place, etc. Quote of the Day “Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real ...

Preserving history

By EMMA GOSALVEZ egosalvez@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — What does a passion for keeping history alive translate to? The hard work and dedication by many volunteers to preserve history, specifically Centre County’s history, by way of a local nonprofit known as the Centre County ...

LH Hospital names Graham Scholarship winners

LOCK HAVEN– Lock Haven Hospital and the trustees that oversee the Lee & Bessie Graham Nursing Scholarship Trust have announced the winners of the 37th annual Lee and Bessie Graham Nursing Scholarships. Four -time Graham Scholarship winners include Chelsea Boone of Lock Haven, a ...

Live music fills the air of Clinton County

KEVIN RAUCH/THE EXPRESS The weather proved perfect for a community picnic all day Saturday where Chapman Township and Budstock combined forces and offered a potluck picnic outing with a day full of live music for western Clinton County. It was a steady line of visitors throughout the day as ...

LHHS Class of 1942 holds milestone reunion

MILL HALL — Bill Eisemann of Lock Haven shared a 75-year-old memory Friday of “young people walking off the grassy football field, diplomas in hand, ready to take on the world — and what a world it was.” Many of those young graduates walked off the field and into World War II. Some ...

Trial next week in attempted homicide case

LOCK HAVEN — A two-day trial is scheduled next week in Clinton County Court for Joseph J. Newman Jr., 44, of 22 E. Arch St., Mill Hall, who has been charged with attempted homicide for an incident in which shots were fired Aug. 22, 2016 in Mill Hall. The trial is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. ...

LH man gets up to 15 years for heroin sales

LOCK HAVEN — Selling heroin to undercover cops three separate times in a period of just two-weeks has landed a Lock Haven area man in state prison. Thomas T. James Jr., 26, of 69 Heron Lane, Lock Haven, was sentenced this week to five to 15 years in state prison for three individual charges ...

Keystone Central restructures food services staff

MILL HALL — The atmosphere of change at Keystone Central School District continued Thursday night, as board members approved a restructuring of cafeteria workers affecting 39 employees, including four listed as resigning. The remaining food service employees now have new or renewed titles, ...

Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson to participate in WPSU Town Hall

STATE COLLEGE — U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson will participate in a town hall event on Thursday, Aug. 10 at WPSU Penn State. WPSU is hosting, “The People’s Business: A Town Hall with Congressman Glenn Thompson,” and 100 individuals residing in the Fifth Congressional District ...

Centre County Farm Tour is Aug. 12

BELLEFONTE — Can you name our region’s largest industry? If you take the word “largest” literally, it’s not education, healthcare or even government — it’s farming. In 2012, farms occupied over 162,000 acres of Centre County or roughly 253 square miles. Agriculture is so ...

Accident victim still critical

SOUTH RENOVO — Keith K. Dorey, 26, of South Renovo, remained in critical condition Friday afternoon at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Dorey was seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident on Route 144 in Noyes Township on July 30. State police at Lamar said Dorey was eastbound near ...