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Four City Council candidates vie for three seats

LOCK HAVEN — Four seats on Lock Haven City Council are up for election, and five names are on the ballot. One of those seats is for two years, and incumbent Jonathan Bravard, a Democrat, is the only person on the ballot running for it. However, the other three seats are for four-year terms, ...

Supervisor races include Bald Eagle Township

All three supervisor seats in Bald Eagle Township are up for election Tuesday. Two supervisors resigned this past May, and the county court appointed two replacements. Both appointees are now running for election, as required if they wish to retain their seats. They are Gerard L. Banfill, who ...

Bellefonte council seats up for grabs in Centre County

BELLEFONTE — On Tuesday, Nov. 7, voters will head to the polls to vote for who they want to see represent them at the local level. In Centre County, there is a mix of old and new candidates running for seats, whether it be for mayor, council, supervisor, auditor, tax collector, or school ...

Centre seeks naloxone grant, plans to digitize court records

BELLEFONTE — Centre County is ramping up its efforts to stop opioid overdoses. The Centre County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a letter of endorsement for Mount Nittany Medical Center’s grant application to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). The grant funds ...

Work at Lock Haven intersection starts Thursday

LOCK HAVEN — Road work will begin tomorrow at the intersection of West Walnut and South Hampton streets to correct a drainage problem. The public is encouraged to avoid the intersection until the project is completed, possibly within a week. Most of the pavement will be removed and the ...

Sister 2 Sister Women’s Conference coming to Blanchard Church of Christ

BLANCHARD — This Friday and Saturday, the ladies at Blanchard Church of Christ will be hosting a Sister 2 Sister Women’s Conference. This conference for ladies and teen girls is led by Julie Nevel, Christian contemporary recording artist, song writer and author from Harrisburg. The ...

Local briefs

Cancer recurrence is topic of support group LOCK HAVEN — “Facing the Fear of Cancer Recurrence” will be the topic at the Cancer Support Group’s next meeting on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in Conference Room B of Susque-View. A fear that cancer will return or advance is nearly ...

Calendar of events

TOMORROW r Spaghetti dinner by Boy Scouts, 4:30-6:30 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, Jersey Shore. r Women in STEM Panel, 6:30 p.m., LHU East Campus Science Center, Room 215. r “The Diary of Anne Frank,” 7 p.m., Bellefonte Area High School, a student production. Information: ...

Around the Town

Good day And happy birthday to Kimberly Watkins of Lock Haven. Word of the Day Aberrant — Divergent from the accepted standard or norm; abnormal or deviant; mutated. Quote of the Day “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a ...

CM students inducted into German Honor Society

PHOTO PROVIDED Fifteen Central Mountain High School students were inducted into Delta Epsilon Phi, the National German Honor Society, recently. These students have successfully completed two years of German and have maintained at least a 3.5 GPA. The students inducted were, from left, Avery ...

Express to publish letters from 1940s sent to those serving in World War II

LOCK HAVEN — It was 75 years ago today — Oct. 31, 1942 — that The Express community newspaper published the first of 183 weekly columns that were the lifeline between local men and women fighting in far-way places during World War II with friends and family waiting at home for their safe ...

The smokey shape on the dance floor

Editor’s note: This is the last installment in a series of ghost tales written by local historian Lou Bernard. ——— By LOU BERNARD For The Express It’s not every day you discover a story of a haunted musical instrument. Well, for me it is. Also for my good friend, Norman ...

Express election previews start Wednesday

The Express community newspaper will kick off its candidate and issue previews tomorrow, Nov. 1, in advance of the Nov. 7 General Election. Wednesday will see a Voters’ Guide section outlining the major races in Clinton County, plus the ballot referendum on the homestead property tax ...

Restauranteur gets probation for failure to pay her taxes

BEECH CREEK — Donna Bittner, a long-time local businesswoman was sentenced to probation Monday for failure to pay sales and employer taxes of more than $100,000, after a plea agreement was reached by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office and Clinton County District Attorney David ...

Local briefs

UPMC at ‘Eggs and Issues’ MILL HALL — UPMC Susquehanna will be showcased at “Eggs & Issues,” sponsored by the Clinton County Economic Partnership, on Thursday, Nov. 16, at Haywwod’s on the Green ballroom, 43 Fairway View Drive. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. with breakfast, ...

Halloween fun at R.B. Winter State Park

PHOTO PROVIDED The annual Halloween event at R.B. Winter State Park invites campers to participate in a pumpkin carving contest, campsite decorating, trick-or-treating in the campground, and a hayride. At this year’s event, held Oct. 21, Wanda and Chris Lachat won first place for best ...

Centre school retirees offer educational grant

BELLEFONTE — Each year, the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) provides each of its regions, made up of several county associations, $750 to be granted to educator projects within their respective regions to foster teacher innovation or improvement within classrooms or ...

Calendar of events

TODAY r “Technology @ the Library,” one-on-one help with tech gadgets, 11 a.m.-12 noon, Centre Hall Branch Library, 109 W. Beryl St. Information: 814-364-2580, www.centrecountylibrary.org. r Howard Halloween Parade, 5 p.m., starting and ending at the fire hall with treats, drinks and ...

Around the Town

Good Day And a very Good Night to all ghosts and goblins on this Halloween Eve! Word of the Day Harrowing — Acutely distressing or horrifying, in particular when referring to an experience. Quote of the Day “Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.” — Edgar ...

A screamin’ good time

From Staff Reports LOCK HAVEN — Big crowds lined the route for the annual Halloween parade in the downtown, sponsored by Lock Haven Fire Department. The weather could not have been better for area residents to showcase their creativity and try to win one of the cash prizes, which totaled ...