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Hill held for court on charges in Russian Roulette case

LOCK HAVEN — Randy M. Hill, 55, of 4 N. Henderson St., was bound over for court on all charges in connection with an apparent game of Russian Roulette that proved deadly on May 19. Hill was charged by Lock Haven City Police with recklessly endangering another person, in that he ...

Bellefonte school wants to add ADA accessible elevator

BELLEFONTE - The Bellefonte Area School District Board of School Directors is not quite ready to commit to an ADA-accessible elevator that will cost the district a little over $1 million dollars. Plans for an ADA-accessible elevator at Bellefonte Area Elementary School have been in the ...

Box culvert work to start in Greene Township

LOCK HAVEN — Work to replace a bridge on Tea Springs Road (Route 2002) in Greene Township is scheduled to start July 5, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The bridge spans Buck Run on Route 2002. The current stone laid arch will be replaced with a precast ...

County bus ridership on the upswing

LOCK HAVEN — It’s been three months of a three-year bus service trial for Clinton County, and ridership is already climbing. “We’re seeing a steady increase,” said River Valley Transit General Manager Bill Nichols. “I think we’re gonna be in the 70 (rides per day) range in ...

No swim beach at all this year?

Bacteria levels high; warning issued about swimming in the river LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven City Beach along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River could remain closed for the rest of the summer, according to health officials. A high level of E. coli, a species of fecal coliform ...

Commissioners weigh in on state budget

LOCK HAVEN — For the first time in 15 years, Pennsylvania’s Senate passed an early budget. Yesterday, Clinton County Commissioners weighed in on the spending package’s increases to schools, social services and the decision not to pursue a severance tax on Marcellus Shale gas ...

Kodishes listed in fair condition at Geisinger

DANVILLE — A father and son seriously injured in a double fatal crash on the Renovo Road on Sunday, June 10, are improving at Geisinger Medical Center. Richard Kodish, 66, of Oxford, Pa., and his son Raymond Kodish, 26, of Indiana, Pa., were listed in fair condition Monday at Geisinger. ...

Boon to fishermen

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express RENOVO — The Western Clinton Sportsmen’s Association’s Trout Nursery received a major upgrade last week that will no doubt help to keep area streams full of trout for decades into the future. The raceways where the fish are raised received a hybrid ...

Calling all teams for Ramm Cardboard Boat Racing!

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCKPORT — Are you all in yet? It’s time to get going, to build and decorate your own fanciful contraption — or plan to set sail in a plain brown boat — in the 10th annual Lynne Ramm Cardboard Boat Race. Register this week for the racing and ...

Gone Fishing

“Here beginneth a tretyse of fysshynge wyth an Angle.” —Dame Juliana Berners, from her A Treatyse of Fysshynge Wyth an Angle, 1496 One of the many outdoor pastimes we Upper Lockporters enjoyed was fishing. While there were no fish-able streams within the immediate vicinity of Upper ...

Around the Town

Good Day and Happy Birthday to Wayne Doyle, 76! Word of the Day Demit — Resign, as from an office or position. Quote of the Day “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” — Muhammad Ali Benefit auction Sharing Hope Ministries has scheduled the annual benefit auction ...

POLICE NEWS - JUNE 25

Theft by deception LOCK HAVEN — Erica Lee Umstead, 24, was charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property on June 22, after selling a computer online and failing to ship it after receiving money for it, said Woodward Township police. Umstead listed the computer for sale ...

calendar of events

TOMORROW r Cub Scout Pack 54 open house and parent information night, Friendship Community Center, 127 Main St., Beech Creek, 6:30-7:30 p.m., for parents of boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. Those who can’t make it may email LunnaLynn0626@yahoo.com for ...

Girls Camp Cadet goes off with a bang

LAMAR — A volley of rifle blasts crackles throughout the mild June air. Sirens whoop and whirl. Pistols lay strewn on the floor. Nearby, smoke pours out of a wooden house. No, it’s not a crisis situation. It’s Clinton County Police Camp Cadet. Every summer, for two weeks, the county ...

It’s smoky in here!

It was my first time reporting on Camp Cadet, so I meandered over to the fire safety demonstration, where volunteers had set up a building fire simulation by placing a smoke machine inside a small, dark room. Camp Cadet Director Charlie Shoemaker saw me looking at the smoking room and ...

Republican leaders comment on budget

From staff reports Senate Republican leaders offered the following statements on passage of the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 state budget, which holds the line on spending, makes historic investments in education and school safety initiatives, and includes no new taxes. Senate President Pro ...

Bellefonte man accused of running $1.27 million investment scheme

WILLIAMSPORT — A Centre County man has been accused of operating what the Securities and Exchange Commission says “bears the hallmarks of a Ponzi scheme.” The agency Thursday in a civil suit filed in U.S. Middle District Court accused James E. Hocker, 48, of Bellefonte, of running a ...

Driver hits gas instead of brakes

A 91-year old woman driving the car in the foreground reportedly hit the wrong pedal while attempting to fill up at the Kwik Fill on Hogan Boulevard about 10 a.m. Friday. State police said she stepped on the accelerator instead of the brakes and her car ran into the building, causing minor ...

Man who pleaded guilty to child abuse found dead in cell

HOUTZDALE — A Blanchard man serving a sentence of 15 to 30 years for charges of child sex abuse died in his cell at Houtzdale state prison last Sunday. Corrections officers found Joseph Skrtich, 50, unresponsive in his cell at 6:47 p.m. on Father’s Day. They and medical personnel ...

TAKE STEPS TO RECOVERY

Editor’s note: Groups listed below focus on recovery from addiction, and the meetings are open to the general public, unless otherwise indicated. Al-Anon is for friends and family members of addicts, and Romans 12:2 is for people battling addiction and their families. — — — ...