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LHU honors veterans with dinner

Community

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University Veterans Committee hosted a free dinner for more than 100 veterans and their guests in honor and recognition of veteran services. The event was held Nov. 19 at the Durrwachter Alumni Center on campus. “There are 120 veterans and their guests here, ...

No tax increase in county’s preliminary budget

Local news

LOCK HAVEN —There will be no property tax increase needed to balance the 2019 budget. That’s what Commissioner Robert “Pete” Smeltz said as the Clinton County Commissioners approved a tentative balanced budget of $39,912,744 for the year 2019, on Thursday. “We will vote on this ...

UPMC Susquehanna offers gender reveal boxes to expecting parents

Health

WILLIAMSPORT — Ten little fingers, ten little toes. Boy or girl? Nobody knows ... except the OB/GYN providers at UPMC Susquehanna. To add to the excitement of finding out a baby’s gender, expecting parents now receive a special gender reveal gift during their 20-week ultrasound appointment ...

Rebuttal witnesses testify

Local news

LOCK HAVEN —It was a short day Thursday for jurors hearing the Loyd Groves murder trial, as the majority of the seventh day of the trial saw defense and prosecution attorneys meeting behind closed doors with Senior Judge Kenneth Brown, who is presiding over the case. Groves is charged with ...

Howard Happenings

Community

LIONS CLUB NEWS Howard Area Lions Food Bank dates will be on Dec. 3 and on Dec. 17. Toys for Tots distribution will also happen at the Dec. 17 distribution. You must pre-register for toys by contacting Lion Ron Davy at 570-962-2407. The Food Bank headquarters is at the former Beech Creek ...

The emotional side of diabetes

Health

The diagnosis of diabetes or prediabetes is an alert that can help you slow the condition’s progression with adjustments to diet and lifestyle. Making those changes takes time and plenty of support. There is an emotional side to managing diabetes, and a certified diabetes educator (CDE) can ...

Commissioners appoint three to county boards

Local news

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Commissioners presented the 2019 tentative budget on Thursday, but they also had several other items on their agenda that led to a busy morning. The board approved Kirsten Smith’s reappointment to the Clinton County Housing Authority, which is a five-year ...

Local Briefs — Nov. 30

Community

Breakfast supports Toys for Tots BELLEFONTE —The Bellefonte Knights of Columbus is hosting an “All You Can Eat Breakfast” to benefit Toys for Tots on Sunday, Dec. 9. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Bellefonte Knights of Columbus Hall, 315 Stony Batter ...

LHU holds 21st annual Employee Health and Wellness Fair

Health

LOCK HAVEN — On Oct. 25, Lock Haven University hosted its 21st annual LHU Employee Health and Wellness Fair in Rogers Gymnasium. Each year, LHU employees head to the Health Fair to learn new information about health, wellness and meet with healthcare professionals. A variety of vendors ...

$53,719 in grants awarded in Centre and Clinton counties

Local news

LOCK HAVEN – Two competitive state grants worth $53,719.50 have been awarded in Centre and Clinton counties to aid in the purchase of equipment aligned to training students in high-demand occupations. “These two grants will help the Central PA Institute of Science and Technology and ...

Calendar of Events

Community

TODAY - Opening reception for Clinton County Arts Council members holiday show and sale, 6-9 p.m., The Station Gallery, 2 E. Bald Eagle St., Lock Haven, 570-748-0949, www.stationgalleryccac.org. - 16th Annual Stocking Stuffer a magical holiday market, 9-4 p.m., at the Centre Furnace ...

Around the Town

Community

GOOD DAY ... and Happy Birthday to Pauletta Hill of Beech Creek. Word of the Day Rundlet— old liquid measure equal to about 15 gallons Quote of the Day “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” — Theodore Roosevelt Breakfast with ...

Florida ban of dog racing will impact Nittany Greyhounds

Local news

When Toni Duchi saw her first greyhound, she fell in love with the breed. Flash forward 20 years. Duchi now runs Nittany Greyhounds, just outside of State College. Nittany Greyhounds is a non-profit organization that helps re-home greyhounds who have retired from dog racing. Duchi was quick ...

Emergency Services

Police, court and fires

LOCK HAVEN — The following call was dispatched by the Clinton County Communcations Center: SUNDAY - At 8:49 a.m., the Kettle Creek Fire Department responded to a wire down along Pine Hill Road in Stewardson Township. The call was cleared at 9:53 a.m.

LHU holds annual Natural Sciences Convocation

Community

LOCK HAVEN— Lock Haven recently held its 58th annual Natural Sciences Convocation on Friday, Nov. 9 in Ulmer Hall Planetarium. The program, sponsored and arranged by the departments of biological sciences, chemistry, and geology and physics, celebrated the achievements of LHU science ...

Haven Holidays

Arts and Culture

LOCK HAVEN — Downtown Lock Haven, Inc. is hosting Haven Holidays this coming weekend. It all starts with the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree in Triangle Park in downtown. This year, Dr. Erin A. Kennedy, associate professor and chair of the Psychology Department of Lock Haven ...

Defense: Heckel’s cut finger casts doubt

Local news

LOCK HAVEN — On a day when attorneys for accused murderer Loyd Groves promised “bombshells” from the witness stand, they worked hard to deliver evidence and testimony to cast doubt on Groves’ guilt. With victim Kathy Heckel’s blood found in Groves’ van as key DNA evidence, the ...

Lock Haven University raises money for student retention

Community

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University President, Robert Pignatello, sang more than 40 soft-rock classics at the Broke Axe Brew House in Lock Haven on Friday, Nov. 16, helping to raise more than $6,000 for the university’s Student Retention Fund. “We lose far too many students, often times ...

‘Dumpster diving’ leads to discovery

Local news

LOCK HAVEN — How did Kathy Heckel’s purse and wallet with credit cards and a driver’s license get into a Dumpster behind the National Guard Armory in Lockport in 1991, not long after she disappeared? That’s a good question ... and one that never may be answered. Tuesday was the ...