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Pending offer for Fallon Hotel withdrawn

LOCK HAVEN - The Fallon Hotel is back on the market and available to buyers. Melanie McLane, of Jackson Real Estate in Jersey Shore, said a pending sale of the historic building has been withdrawn. The Express reported in May that a sale was pending. Owners Terry and Dolores Mantle put ...

Sunday concert on the river rescheduled

LOCK HAVEN - The city originally planned a total of three free outdoor events this weekend, but now one has been rescheduled. Due to anticipated high water at the floating stage, The Chris Ruble Band concert scheduled for this Sunday is rescheduled for Sunday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. This means ...

Fireworks set for holiday and weekend

BANG! BOOM! POW! A fireworks show is one of the cornerstones of celebrating the Fourth of July. The larger celebrations in our area are happening on July 4, while smaller communities are holding their fireworks shows later. WILLIAMSPORT -- Downtown Williamsport is hosting "Set the Night to ...

Did more of Town Tavern roof collapse?

Thanks to a tip by Bill Bovier, The Express community newspaper this morning took this photo of what appears to be a further collapse of the roof at the vacant Town Tavern building on Bellefonte in downtown Lock Haven. The roof had a hole in it as far back as last winter. In a post on social ...

Man, woman terrorize Mill Hall residents

MA man and a woman from Mill Hall - suspected of being on bath salts - were taken into custody after police say they terrorized residents of Mill Hall on Saturday. Katherine McCloskey, 22, and Jesse Shields, 30, are facing charges for their actions while they were on a 'bad trip' under the ...

City beach may stay closed

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN -- The Lock Haven City Beach is likely to remain closed for the rest of the year. A high level of E. coli, a species of fecal coliform bacteria, has been found in the water, and everyone is warned not to swim in the river. The state Department ...

Tonight’s concert in LH moves to Elks

Tonight's summer concert in Lock Haven is moved to the Elks club, due to impending rain. The Lindy Sisters will sing favorites from the World War II and swing era beginning at 6 pm in the BPO Elks Lodge 182's Main Event Ballroom at 219 E. Main St., Lock Haven. The concert is free and part of ...

City beach remains closed by bacteria

LOCK HAVEN - The water samples seemed to be improving, but that is not the case today and the Lock Haven City Beach must remain closed. Samples indicate a high level of E. coli/fecal coliform bacteria in the water, so swimmers are advised against using the river just now. Jack Bailey, city ...

City beach still closed

LOCK HAVEN - Planning on a dip in the river? You will probably want to rethink that. The city tests the water for bacteria levels every week and found a high level of E. coli (fecal coliform) in the water sample from June 13. Since that finding, the public beach has been closed and samples ...

Groves trial delayed; ex-wife speaks to police

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN -- The trial of Loyd W. Groves, 69, who is accused of murdering Katherine Dolan Heckel in 1991, has been delayed due to key information his ex-wife released to police last week. Jury selection was set to start today and the trial was ...

Cars collide; fatality reported

Emergency responders at the scene of a two-car crash on Renovo Road on Sunday said one person died in the accident, and others were injured, some seriously. Just after noon Sunday, two vehicles collided on the Renovo Road north of Lock Haven and just above the 40 et 8 Social ...

$35M grant for I-99/I-80 interchange

BELLEFONTE – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today announced that PennDOT has been awarded more than $35 million to construct a high-speed interchange at I-99/I-80 in Centre County. Rep. Thompson, who has been an ardent supporter of the project, has consistently advocated for ...

Convicted arsonist charged in Fallon fires

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — An already convicted arsonist has been charged with setting five fires in the city within the last four days. James Arnold Brown, 52, of 216 E. Water St., Lock Haven, was arrested by city police early Wednesday morning, minutes after ...

Bellefonte trio charged with cooking meth

By SARAH PAEZ spaez@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE -- Three Bellefonte residents are facing charges of operating an alleged meth lab in their home. Alyssa McKinley, 25, Sandra Conklin, 49, and Joseph Grassmyer, 46, all of 118 Dublinwood Drive in Boggs Township, are jailed on $100,000 bail at the ...

Fallon Hotel fires suspicious; is an arsonist on the loose?

LOCK HAVEN - "Somebody's setting fires." That was the remark of Lock Haven Fire Chief Bob Neff as he talked to The Express about four fires that erupted in a one-block area near the Fallon Hotel in downtown Lock Haven within about four hours on Sunday. He said all are believed to be arson and ...

LH man killed in game of Russian Roulette

LOCK HAVEN - An apparent game of Russian Roulette proved deadly for a Lock Haven man early Sunday morning. Robert Ronald Litz Jr., 42, 4 N. Henderson St., died of a gunshot wound to the head at about 3 a.m. Sunday, according to Lock Haven City Police. He was found dead on the floor of an ...

Rebersburg man killed in motorcycle crash

REBERSBURG — A Centre County man died when his motorcycle crashed into an Amish buggy in Miles Township on Sunday evening. Derek Oneal Lehman, 29, of Rebersburg, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to state police at Rockview. Police said Lehman was traveling southbound on Broad ...

Fallon Hotel catches fire

LOCK HAVEN - The vacant but historic Fallon Hotel filled with smoke Sunday night, prompting firefighters from the city and surrounding companies to respond. The blaze was reported over the Clinton County 9-1-1 emergency communications sytem about 9 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found ...

Severe thunderstorms, possible tornado forecast

The National Weather Service has issued a "Severe Thunderstorm Watch: in effect until 8 p.m. in Central Pennsylvania. A line of strong thunderstorms was approaching from the west and had hit Renovo about 1:30 p.m. Gusty winds and lightning are accompanying the storm. The NWS also issued a ...

Flooding?

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Central Pennsylvania, forecasting the possibility of heavy rain and flooding. AS of late Monday night, the West Branch of the Susquehanna River at Lock Haven was projected by the National Weather Service to crest at 12.4 ...