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Will House GOP waivers for school food programs stick?

By PATRICK CLOONANTrib Total MediaU.S. House Republicans are proposing to let some schools opt out of healthier school lunch and breakfast programs if they are losing money.A GOP spending bill for agriculture and food programs approved 31-18 by the House Appropriations Committee last Thursday ...

Ideas abound on how to balance state budget

By PETER JACKSONAssociated PressHARRISBURG- As Pennsylvania lawmakers reconvened Monday after a four-week break around the primary election, there is no shortage of ideas for plugging a potential $1 billion-plus shortfall in state revenue.But it's impossible to predict which ideas will become ...

Inspector Uncle Sam

By RALPH DOTTERER JR.In the 1970s and 1980s, Clint Eastwood, the actor, then director/actor, made a series of movies in which he played the part of Inspector Harry Callahan of the San Francisco Police Department. While fighting the war against crime, Inspector Callahan was more often hated ...

Stepping into the future

By ERIN TIERNEYetierney@lockhaven.comAVIS - Four Walnut Street Christian School seniors stepped through the doors of their high school for the last time as students, and put their feet forward into what they believe is God's crafted, brilliant future for them.Clayton Fishter, Emily Howell, Tim ...

Honoring the matriarch of Avis

Avis borough council and Clinton County commissioners declared Friday "Eleanor Kodish Day." The declaration was made during a ceremony following the annual Avis Fire Company parade, of which Eleanor was the Grand Marshal. From top, Eleanor is seen in the parade with her two great-grandchildren; ...

Fly problems return to Sugar Valley

By JIM RUNKLEjrunkle@lockhaven.comLOGANTON -A long, dark, cruel winter didn't kill the problem.Dark clouds of buzzing insects are again plaguing the residents of Sugar Valley with the arrival of warm weather and the spring planting season.The Clinton County commissioners heard both complaints ...

Paving, lighting, other projects move ahead

By WENDY STIVERwstiver@lockhaven.comLOCK HAVEN - Street paving contracts have been awarded, and city residents should see that work begin soon.Also, the equipment has arrived to fix the downtown streetlights.These are just two of the projects that came before City Council on Monday ...

Conduit collapse at 911 center troubles county

By JIM RUNKLEjrunkle@lockhaven.comLOCK HAVEN - The Clinton County commissioners were at odds Monday about how to respond to a back-up conduit collapse at the newly constructed 911 Emergency Communications Center in Flemington.The commissioners heard a report from Emergency Services Director ...

‘Disappointing news’

By JIM RUNKLEjrunkle@lockhaven.comLOCK HAVEN - It's back to the drawing board ... at least as far as the state's efforts to renew financial support for the statewide 911 emergency communications service in Pennsylvania, according to Clinton County Emergency Services Director Kevin ...

Supers: Church move gets OK

By ERIN TIERNEYetierney@lockhaven.comCASTANEA - Castanea township supervisors approved the relocation of Big Woods Bible Church into the Commercial District last night at the supervisor's regular meeting.Both supervisors, Terry Neff and Ronald Welch Sr., approved the proposed Zoning Ordinance ...

Big money behind a big merger

By DAVID SIROTACreators SyndicateThere are plenty of reasons to worry about the proposal to combine Comcast, America's largest cable and broadband company, with Time Warner Cable, the second-largest cable firm and third-largest broadband provider.For one, there's ever more consolidated control ...

Pennsylvania lawmakers’ secret accounts

Whether the Pennsylvania General Assembly should have legislative accounts and, if so, how large they should be, are matters of debate.Routinely making public the amount of taxpayer dollars in the accounts is not, and lawmakers should be ashamed of themselves for not doing so even as the ...

Pa. power plant to become ‘model’ for cleaner operation

By DINA CAPPIELLOAssociated PressHOMER CITY, Pa. - A massive coal-fired power plant in western Pennsylvania is turning from one of the worst polluters in the country to a model for how such a facility can clean up its act.Homer City Generating Station is expected to make the transformation in a ...

Flemington celebrates 150th with friends, fun

By ERIN TIERNEYetierney@lockhaven.comFLEMINGTON - Hundreds of people lined the streets of Flemington on a beautiful sunny afternoon Saturday to celebrate the community's 150th birthday, with what turned out to be a delightful parade as well as an enjoyable way to wrap up the week-long ...

Public invited to DES center dedication

FLEMINGTON - Clinton County's new Department of Emergency Services (DES) facility will be officially dedicated Friday.The public is invited to participate in the festivities that include an open house and tours of the new facility at 311 Frederick St., the former Flemington school."We are very ...

A trip down Memory Lane with Mike Hoy

By DUSTY GUERRAFor The ExpressBefore the introduction of shopping malls and the ease of travel afforded by interstates, Lock Haven was a hub of business and industry. Though the city maintains a number of small shops and businesses even today, it's a far cry from the days when department stores ...

Vehicles collide at tree-covered stop sign causes accident

By PAUL GARRETTFor The ExpressOVAL - Sandi Dauberman of Jersey Shore was not familiar with the area around Middle and Quarry Road in Limestone Township. Around 10:45 a.m. Sunday, she was approaching the intersection of Middle Road on Quarry Road and saw the partially tree-covered stop sign - ...

Dash and Dip planned June 28 Fundraiser is for Community Pool at Mill Hall

MILL HALL - The Community Pool at Mill Hall plans its annual Dash and Dip 5K fundraiser for Saturday, June 28, rain or shine.The event starts at 9 a.m., with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. The run, sponsored by the Friends of the Pool, will take participants through Mill Hall and conclude ...

Blood drive set Wednesday

SPRING MILLS - The Centre Communities Chapter of the American Red Cross plans a blood drive Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Penns Valley High School gym, 4545 Penns Valley Road.Central Pennsylvania continues to face a shortage of blood, and all eligible donors are asked to step up at ...

Guy F. Bierly

Guy F. Bierly, 90, of State College, died June 1, 2014, at the Mount Nittany Medical Center in the embrace of his two children.Born at home on May 4, 1924, in Loganton, he was the son of the late Russell C. Bierly and Catherine F. Bierly of Loganton.On March 15, 1951, he married Gloria Eileen ...