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$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 ...

2018 summer concerts announced

The City of Lock Haven and its various sponsors have announced the 2018 Summer Concert Series. The schedule, which includes 13 performances in Triangle Park and 10 performances at the J. Doyle Corman Amphitheater and Floating Stage along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, offers a ...

Coming down!

A big improvement is expected by early next week in both public safety and the general landscape of the first block of Bellefonte Avenue, Lock Haven. Today, ADM Logistics Inc. started to raze the former furniture store at 37-41 Bellefonte Ave. This view is from the back of the structure. See ...

Pignatello named new LHU president

LOCK HAVEN - The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education in Harrisburg has unanimously selected Robert M. Pignatello, a senior vice president at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY), to be the next president of Lock Haven University of ...

Threat against JSHS named today as the date

Threat against JSHS named today as the date From staff reports JERSEY SHORE — A threat was made against Jersey Shore Senior High School, the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department confirmed Monday afternoon. They said they are investigating. According to parents, the school ...

PennDOT imposes restrictions in advance of winter weather

In anticipation of significant snow fall across Pennsylvania beginning Tuesday night, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will impose a series of restrictions on most interstates beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday. PennDOT is imposing a ban on empty straight CDL-weighted trucks, ...

Third KC superintendent candidate revealed

MILL HALL - Dr. John R. Mastillo is the third candidate for Keystone Central School District superintendent, the district revealed today. Dr. Mastillo was superintendent of Blacklick Valley School District in Nanty Glo, Cambria County, Pa., where he served as chief administrator of schools ...

Threats reported against JS Sr. High School

JERSEY SHORE - Threats were made against Jersey Shore Senior High School, the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department confirmed this afternoon. According to one source, the school district has sent voice mail messages to parents reporting that the school would have heightened security ...

Correction

Photos of Davis Real Estate’s real estate and property management groups appeared in Tuesday’s Express. The real estate group incorrectly identified those pictured as real estate agents. Some are agents, but not all. The cutline should have read real estate agents and staff. The Express ...

Fire rips through home in Woodward Township

DUNNSTOWN - A family home was destroyed by a fast-moving fire this afternoon. Multiple fire companies were called to the blaze to provide water because there were not hydrants near the home along Shirk Addition Lane. In fact, the closest hydrant was nearly a half-mile away at Coudersport ...

CMHS to observe National Walk-Out Day

MILL HALL - Central Mountain High School plans to participate in the National Walk-Out Day tomorrow. The plans were announced through a letter written by the school's principal, Steve Turchetta. The walk-out at CMHS follows the schedule of the National Walk-Out initiative. It will take ...

First Keystone superintendent candidate revealed

The first candidate for the superintendent position at the Keystone Central School District is Dr. Stacy Winslow. Dr. Winslow is currently the assistant to the superintendent for curriculum, instruction and assessment at Derry Township School District in Hershey, Penna. Previously, she has ...