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First Quality selling bottled water company

LOCK HAVEN - First Quality Group is selling its bottled water operation, the manufacturing group announced Thursday. Niagara Bottling, LLC is the buyer. First Quality Water & Beverage, LLC began manufacturing bottled water in 2008, according to a statement from the group. The ...

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Bank robber sought

JERSEY SHORE - The Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police is currently investigating an armed robbery at the Santander Bank located at 222 Allegheny Street on Saturday in the borough. The armed robbery occurred at approximately 4:09 p.m. The suspect is a white male late 20s or 30s, ...

Man accused of threatening to take gun to school

RENOVO - A 19-year-old local man is accused of making several YouTube videos threatening to take a gun into an elementary school here, state police at Lamar have revealed this morning. Shawn F. Lovett, whose address is listed as 17144 Renovo Road in Noyes Township, Clinton County, was to be ...

Billy Price concert moved to Elks Lodge

LOCK HAVEN — The 2017 LH JAMS Festival performance by the "King of Blues," Billy Price, will be held in the Lock Haven Elks Lodge on Main Street starting at 6:30 p.m. today, Aug. 19. The threat of inclement weather this afternoon prompted organizers to move the performance inside from the ...

Tonight’s Triangle Park concert moves inside Elks

LOCK HAVEN Tonight's free concert by the New Broad River Band will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. as planned, but due to the weather, it will be held inside the Elks club at 216 E. Main St. instead of Triangle Park. The band blends unique stylings from a broad spectrum of Americana, bluegrass, ...

Police seek man who exposed himself

LOCK HAVEN - City police are looking for a man suspected of exposing himself in a local park Thursday morning. It was about 9:30 a.m. when police responded to a report of a male exposing his genitals in Memorial Park. The suspect is described as a white male, in his mid-20s, 5-foot, ...

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for virtually every county in Central Pennsylvania, effective until 9 tonight In addition, agency forecasters said, the training of several thunderstorms over a givenlocation could lead to locally heavy rain of over one inch ...

Tree-trimming on Vesper, Grove streets added

LOCK HAVEN - The city is trimming street trees through Tuesday, and has announced an additional section of the city that will see trimming today. Added to tomorrow's schedule are trees along Vesper Street (east side) and Grove Street (west side) from Water to Bald Eagle streets. Also ...

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Keystone Superintendent Kelly Hastings announces retirement

MILL HALL - Keystone Central School District Superintendent Kelly Hastings announced her retirement at Thursday night's school board meeting, effective March 12, 2018. The move came as Hastings was addressing issues at the end of the board's work session and before its voting meeting. The ...

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LHU President Fiorentino to retire

LOCK HAVEN - Dr. Michael Fiorentino, Jr., who has served as president of Lock Haven University since July 2011, today announced his intent to retire on March 16, 2018. Fiorentino made the announcement in a message to the campus community: "It is with many mixed emotions that Pam and I ...

LH man accused of sexual abuse of children

LOCK HAVEN - Michael S. Grenninger, 35, of 502 W. Grape St., Castanea Township, is in the Clinton County Correctional Facility on $250,000 bail, accused of sexually abusing children. Grenninger was arrested Tuesday by the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Northeast ...

Flags ordered at half staff for Stephen Herrold

LOCK HAVEN - Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered all Commonwealth Flags on the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg and at Commonwealth facilities, along with public buildings and grounds throughout Clinton County to be lowered to half-staff in honor of county Deputy Sheriff Stephen Herrold, who passed away on ...

Damaging wind, large hail possible

Central Pennsylvania could see damaging winds of 60 miles perhour or greater, and large hail exceeding 1 inch in diameter this afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service says. Strong to severe thunderstorms with gusty winds and hail are possible also Monday afternoon. The NWS ...

Businesswoman charged

BEECH CREEK - A long-time local businesswoman has been charged with failing to pay sales and employer taxes of more than $100,000. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that criminal charges have been filed against Donna Bittner, owner of the popular Beech Creek Furst ...

Parade, event Wednesday honor Keystone ball team

LOCK HAVEN - The Keystone Intermediate Division baseball team will be featured in a parade through Lock Haven and Mill Hall around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The team in the 13-year-olds division won the 2017 State Championship Monday night and will come through the local communities with a fire ...

Keystone games moved to Saturday

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT - The two championship games set for tonight at Volunteer Stadium involving the Keystone All Star 8-10 and 9-11 age group teams have been rescheduled to Saturday due to the heavy rain today. These are district title games. The 8-10 game will be held at 10 a.m. ...

KC district: Beware of imposter

MILL HALL - The Keystone Central School District has been made aware that an individual posing as a KCSD employee knocked on the door of one of its students in the area and said they were there to check homework. No individual from Keystone is conducting such visits. State Police have ...

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Property tax measure heading to Pa. referendum

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters will have the chance to decide whether to amend the state constitution in what lawmakers call an effort to allow more significant residential property tax reductions. The Senate voted 46-2 on Tuesday, clearing the way for the question to appear on ...

No closings, mergers recommended for state-owned colleges

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Consultants hired to review Pennsylvania's financially strapped state-owned university system - including Lock Haven University - are not recommending any of the 14 campuses be closed or merged. The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems is sharing its ...

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Jacob Heisey, left, owner of the burning cattle barn on River Road, South Avis, and Brett Bowes, a local farmer, walk across the field as the barn is consumed by flames.

Cattle saved from inferno; barn destroyed

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 the fire dropped onto them ...