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‘Prowl the Sproul’ weekend set July 28-30

RENOVO — Keystone Trails Association is excited to be hosting the 14th Annual “Prowl the Sproul” Hiking Weekend beginning on July 28. The three-day hiking and camping event allows attendees to explore one of Pennsylvania’s most rugged and wild areas, the Sproul State Forest. Visitors ...

Ross Library events continue on 100th anniversary of WWI

LOCK HAVEN — This year — 2017 — is the 100th anniversary of America’s participation in World War I and the Ross Library is holding events to commemorate the anniversary. The events started this week and continue through July 15 with many programs available, including tours, food, ...

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Good Day And happy birthday to Sarah Barner. Word of the Day Dox — To publish the private personal information of another person or reveal the identity of an online poster without the consent of that individual. Quote of the Day “As if you could kill time without injuring ...

Farmers rescue cattle as spectacular fire destroys barn

SOUTH AVIS — Flames were shooting high into the sky and smoke could be seen for miles when Jacob Heisey and his three sons arrived at their cattle barn on River Road and opened the pens to free 72 head of cattle from the inferno. Many of the cattle suffered burns as sparks and balls of ...

JS Hospital welcomed into ‘Geisinger family’

JERSEY SHORE — “Jersey Shore Hospital since the very beginning has been committed to quality, personalized health care,” said David A. Shannon, hospital president and CEO. The hospital will continue in that same direction now that it has integrated with Geisinger, he said. Shannon ...

Child left alone in car seriously hurt

A 3-year-old boy, left alone in this car, suffered serious injuries and was flown my helicoptor to Geisinger Medical Center, when the car crashed Monday afternoon. The accident occurred at about 1:50 p.m. when the child apparently put the car in gear and it crashed behind his grandmother’s ...

Bellefonte teen killed in crash Monday morning

BELLEFONTE — An 18-year-old Bellefonte driver was killed in a one-vehicle accident at 7:10 a.m. Monday on Roopsburg Road in Benner Township, Centre County, according to state police at Rockview. Nathan L. Bolich, of Bellefonte, died at the scene, police said. Bolich was travelling south ...

Memorial service planned for former county employee Richard Sweeley

LOCK HAVEN— Clinton County President Judge Craig P. Miller has announced that the Court of Common Pleas will hold a memorial service on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. for long-time county official Richard Sweeley who passed away July 1, 2017, at the age of 96. Richard Sweeley was ...

Calendar of events

TODAY r Summer Library Program, 9-11:30 a.m., Porter Township Community Library. For more information, call June Strouse at 570-726-4889. r Art on the Patio program for tweens and teens (ages 9 and up), 2-4 p.m., Ross Library patio, 570-748-3321, rosslibrary.org. Rain place: the library’s ...

Local briefs

Volunteers needed for Ross book sale LOCK HAVEN — The annual Ross Library Book Sale will be held Aug. 2 to Aug. 5. The hours are: Wednesday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 ...

Helping Hands to open soon

LOCK HAVEN — The community will soon have a new way to help the less fortunate. Helping Hands will begin serving the community next month, by offering free non-perishable household items to those who need them. This new organization, with its new name, should seem familiar to many. It ...

Former Renovo church gets OK on sub-divide, back half can go to food bank

The Renovo Zoning Board voted unanimously 3-0 to sub-divide the Renovo Food Bank from the attached Episcopal Church, with the intentions of the Food Bank remaining with the Renovo Council of Churches following the sale of the church. The Episcopal Church on Third and St. Claire streets asked ...

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Good Day And Happy Birthday to Lana Bryerton! Word of the Day Luddite — Someone who is opposed or resistant to new technologies or technological change. Quote of the Day “Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.” — Stephen Hawking St. Joe’s ...

TOWERING ABOVE

JORDAN SLOBODINSKY & SCOTTWILLIAMS/THE EXPRESS Workers began last week on a $55,280 project to clean, repair and paint the towers of the Clinton County Courthouse at the corner of East Water and Jay streets. The work, by WB4 Construction, includes pressure washing the towers in order ...

Clinton County Fair looking for a queen

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com MACKEYVILLE — It’s less than a month until the 45th Annual Clinton County Fair begins. And what would a county fair be without a queen to reign over the event? This year there are four pretty young ladies vying for the title of 2017 Clinton ...

Evangelist to lead crusade at football stadium

JERSEY SHORE — The small town of Jersey Shore is doing something really big next week. Starting tomorrow evening, you will find many residents of this region at the high school football stadium, not for a game but for the Jersey Shore for Jesus 2017 evangelistic crusade. A large number of ...

Loss of tutors draws protests

MILL HALL — The loss of 11 Title I teaching assistants, unfunded mandates and state subsidy issues drew ire from Keystone Central School Board members this week. The Title I assistants, which are federally funded, help students with weaknesses in reading and math by providing one-on-one ...

Heaton pleads guilty to forgery, fraud

LOCK HAVEN — A Clinton County man has admitted he used the food stamp and bank cards of a woman whose body he concealed for 17 months after she died. Rodney Lee Heaton, 53, of Lock Haven, is scheduled for sentencing on July 24 in county court. He remains jailed in lieu of $100,000 ...

Conference set in suit against women’s sports

WILLIAMSPORT — A settlement conference has been scheduled in an effort to resolve the federal lawsuit in which Lock Haven University is accused of treating women’s sports differently than men’s. The conference U.S. Middle District Magistrate Judge William I. Arbuckle III scheduled for ...

Replacement of bridge underway near Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) began work this week to replace a bridge near Lock Haven. The bridge spans Reeds Run on Route 1020 (Mill Hill Road), about a mile east of Lock Haven. The current bridge dates from 1952 and carries an average of more than ...