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Yamato: The Drummers of Japan will perform Jan. 30 at Penn State.

Yamato drumming explodes with sound

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STATE COLLEGE — Japan’s Yamato drum ensemble challenges the possibilities of Taiko drumming. The energetic group of men and women percussionists captivates audiences of all ages with its blend of serious musicianship, theatrical staging, intense physicality, and comical excursions. Yamato ...

Mike Hanna announces grant award for city

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LOCK HAVEN — The city will soon receive $269,615 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds. State Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Lock Haven, announced yesterday the amount Lock Haven will receive in the CDBG program for 2017. This is the same amount the city is expecting, according to City ...

Police news — Thursday, Jan. 18

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Physical altercation BLANCHARD — Two men and one woman were involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical between exes, state police at Rockview report. The incident occurred on Jan. 11 at 188 Main St., Blanchard, police said. The 26-year-old woman and two 28-year-old men have ...

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Tommy Igoe will lead The Birdland All-Stars in a concert of updated rock and jazz standards Jan. 26 at Penn State.

Tommy Igoe to lead Birdland band in night of jazz

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STATE COLLEGE — Experience the mood of a landmark jazz club when drummer Tommy Igoe and his big band, in their first tour in five years, recreate the excitement of an evening at Birdland. Featuring some of the finest musicians in New York City, The Birdland All-Stars band sets the standard ...

Police: LH man allegedly wrecks truck, sets it on fire

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LOCK HAVEN — A Lock Haven man is charged with arson and other crimes after he allegedly broke into Hillside Collision impound lot on Dec. 28, and torched his own disabled vehicle, according to Lock Haven city police. Ronald Ray Shoop Jr., 28, of 355 E. Church St. is believed to have fled ...

LH woman gets probation in crash

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WILLIAMSPORT — The woman who admitted to doing heroin before slamming her car into the Williamsport Sun-Gazette building was sentenced to serve 60 days on a monitoring device and two years of probation this week in Lycoming County Court. Johnna R. Finan, 26, of 728 W. Third St., Lock Haven, ...

Eisenhower’s new sound system ‘a long-held dream’

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STATE COLLEGE — Events at Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium will increase in clarity, thanks to the procurement of a new speaker reinforcement system. Portions of the Center for the Performing Arts’ new sound system were installed recently to fanfare from center staff, key funding ...

No parking today for downtown snow removal

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LOCK HAVEN — The city will deal with snow along downtown Main Street today and tomorrow. Starting at 7 a.m. today, snow will be removed along the north side of Main Street (the side closest to the river) from Henderson Street all the way to First Street, and also along the block where Main ...

Tioga County rape suspect arrested

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WILLIAMSPORT — U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane has announced the arrest of Justin Gardner, 32, in Blossburg, On Jan. 4, 2018, the Sheriff of Tioga County received three separate arrest warrants charging Gardner with failure to appear for sentencing. Gardner was to be sentenced on charges ...

LOCALSCENE

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Bring your dancing shoes STATE COLLEGE — A “Valentine FoodRaiser Dance” is planned Saturday, Feb 10 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 780 Waupelani Drive Extension. Admission is free with a nonperishable food donation to the Centre County Food Banks. ...

Barth is assistant principal at Jackson Primary School

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WILLIAMSPORT — Former Bucktail High School Assistant Principal Tyler Barth has accepted a position as assistant principal of Jackson Primary School in the Williamsport Area School District at a salary of $81,600. Barth became assistant principal and supervisor of athletics at Bucktail High ...

MOVIE LISTINGS starting Friday

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­­­ROXY THEATRE East Main St., Lock Haven 570-748-ROXY www.roxymovies.com PADDINGTON 2 (PG) INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY (PG-13) THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (PG) All movies: 7:00, 9:00 Fri/ 2:00, 7:00, 9:00 Sat/ 2:00 & 7:00 Sun/ 7:00 Mon-Thurs PREMIERE THEATRE 12 125 Premiere ...

Calendar of events

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TODAY r Community Lunch, noon, Lamar United Methodist Church, free, featuring pork, hot dogs, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, applesauce, pudding. r Blue bird boxes program with building kits, 6-7 p.m., Friendship Community Library in Beech Creek, with State Game Warden Dan Murray. ...

MUSIC SCENE

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NEXT THURSDAY Swing-nova, 8-10 p.m., Zola Kitchen and Wine Bar, 324 W. College Ave., State College, www.facebook.com/zolakitchenandwinebar. ——— To have your musical line-up announced in Music Scene, send us the information through our website: www.lockhaven.com, by fax at ...

Night of laughter to benefit Leadership Clinton County

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MILL HALL — Leadership Clinton County is sponsoring a comedy fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 24 in the banquet room of Haywood’s on the Green. Show time is at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6 p.m. The audience will enjoy comedians Clayton Fletcher and Andrew Kennedy and laugh for a ...

EVENTSPLANNER

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TOP CONCERTS TODAY r Hit musical “A Night with Janis Joplin” 7:30 p.m., Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, 570-326-2424 or 800-432-9382. www.caclive.com FRIDAY r Winter Jam 2018 Tour Spectacular 7 p.m., Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center, with Skillet ...

Around the Town

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Good Day And Happy Birthday to Karen Heverly of Marsh Creek! Quote of the Day “The less you talk, the more you’re listened to.” — Pauline Phillips Word of the Day Daily-breader — British slang for a commuter. Garden Symposium On Saturday, Jan. 20, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., ...

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Erin Long returns for musical dinner-theatre

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MILL HALL — Erin Long, a 2009 Central Mountain High School graduate, is returning to this area for a role in “The Calotta Cash & Dollar Bill Show,” a musical comedy dinner-theatre benefit scheduled for Friday, Feb. 9 at Haywood’s on the Green. Long will star as Penny Pincher, a ...

Poormans closing produce market, keeping tree farm

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WOOLRICH — Brian and Karen Poorman have been selling vegetables at their store on Route 150 since 2011. They’ve been doing business in the area as Poorman’s Island Farm Market since 2005, first selling corn and expanding to other vegetables. Now, they’re packing up shop. “It ...

Police news — Wednesday, Jan. 17

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High-speed chase and alleged DUI AVIS — State police at Lamar engaged in a 104 mile-per-hour pursuit of a vehicle driven by Robert Klinger, 52, of Jersey Shore, who was allegedly driving under the influence, according to state police at Montoursville, who investigated the incident. ...