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Centre Foundation awards $304,000 in scholarships

Local news

BELLEFONTE – As the new school year begins, 184 local students will be getting a jump-start on their educations, thanks to community members who have established scholarship or award funds at Centre Foundation. “These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of community ...

Meetings next week

Community

Monday — Clinton County Commissioners, 9 am. Tuesday — Centre County Commissioners, 10 a.m. Bellefonte School Board, 7 p.m. Wednesday — Clinton County Prison Board, 10:30 a.m. Clinton County Solid Waste Authority, 6:30 p.m. Thursday — Clinton County Commissioners, ...

More than 1.8M pilgrims gather in Mecca ahead of the hajj

Religion

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says more than 1.8 million Muslims from around the world have arrived in the country to take part in the hajj pilgrimage that starts on Friday. The Director General of Passports, Gen. Suleiman al-Yehya, announced the figure Wednesday, saying close to ...

Taking steps to recovery

Community

Editor’s note: Groups listed below focus on recovery from addiction, and the meetings are open to the general public, unless otherwise indicated. Al-Anon is for friends and family members of addicts, and Romans 12:2 is for people battling addiction and their families. — — — ...

Local briefs

Community

Update on Fishing Pond in Wayne Township McELHATTAN — Wayne Township Supervisor Dave Calhoun along with members of the Recreation Board met with the Clinton County Conservation District, Pa Fish & Boat Commission and DEP on August 5. The group had a very successful discussion on ...

Around the Town

Community

GOOD DAY and Happy Birthday to Caleb Shade, 18, of Flemington. Quote of the Day “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” — Ralph Nader Word of the Day Picine — Of, like or pertaining to woodpeckers Can you feel it? When you woke up ...

Finding support

Community

HEALTH ∫ Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Aug. 13 (second Tuesday of the month), Conference Room B of Susque-View Home. Information: Fran Decker at 748-4302. ∫ Parkinson’s Support Group — Open to everyone interested in learning about the disease, 3 p.m. Sept. 11 ...

Wings, paws, scales & claws

Local news

By KATHRYN KLINE news@lockhaven.com LAMAR — This year marks the 28th Annual Conservation Summer Day Camp at the Sieg Conference Center — a week-long day camp where local kids participate in hands-on activities that allow them to learn about the environment in exciting ...

Howard Happenings

Community

FAMILY FUN DAY New Hope Fellowship Church will host a family fun day on August 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to come out and enjoy a free lunch provided by the church families, games, activities like rock painting and making animal balloons and to have a good time ...

Long list of possibles for microscopic amount of blood in urine

Health

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My question is about microscopic hematuria. I see a rheumatologist for sarcoidosis. In February 2018, I had various lab tests, including a urinalysis. That test and several since then have shown microscopic hematuria. The rheumatologist sent me to a ...

Red Cross faces emergency blood shortage

Local news

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The American Red Cross has come up with a unique way to address an emergency blood shortage. Anyone who donates blood or platelets with the American Red Cross through Aug. 29 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. ...

Old photo album

Community

PHOTO PROVIDED Frederick Pletcher Class in 1934 Pictured is the Frederick Pletcher Class of the Lock Haven First Church of Christ, taken at the church’s homecoming celebration in 1934. The members are, from left, kneeling, Robert Yearick, Harold Straub, teacher Fred Pletcher, Robert ...

New surgeon at Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

Health

JERSEY SHORE — Board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeon Akpene Gbegnon, M.D., is providing care for patients 16 years old and older for general and specialized surgeries at Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital and nearby clinics. Dr. Gbegnon performs breast, colorectal, gallbladder, ...

County approves leasing six new vehicles

Local news

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Thursday morning, the Clinton County Board of Commissioners approved six 60-month equity lease quotes with Enterprise Fleet Management to add new vehicles to the fleets of Children and Youth, Independent Living and Emergency Management. ...

Penn College adds electrical construction degree

Community

WILLIAMSPORT— Pennsylvania College of Technology is introducing a new path for career success in the electrical field. Applications are being accepted for the electrical construction associate degree, which will begin in Fall 2020. The degree reflects the college’s time-honored commitment ...

CC Foundation grant buys junior firefighter gear

Community

Chapman Township Volunteer Fire Company thanks the Clinton County Community Foundation for a grant that was used to purchase rescue gear for the young, but hard-working junior volunteer firefighters. Pictured here are Chapman Township Supervisors George Machak and Tim Horner with junior ...

UPMC Cancer Center breaks ground for expansion

Local news

UPMC Susquehanna recently broke ground for the new UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport. This $13 million multi-phase project will take place over the next two years transforming the center by adding 10,000 square feet of space with a new patient-centric footprint. A significant ...

Fundraiser starts to refurbish chapel in Jersey Shore Cemetery

Community

JERSEY SHORE —The Jersey Shore Cemetery, to keep pace with changing public and family attitudes regarding graveside and committal service interments for loved ones, is starting a campaign hoping to enlist area support for their restoration project for the Rachel Humes Hepburn Chapel just ...

Geisinger names new chief nursing executive

Health

DANVILLE— Janet Tomcavage, MSN, RN, a pioneer in population health and advanced medical homes, has assumed the role of Chief Nursing Executive at Geisinger, effective Aug. 1, 2019. Since 2014, Tomcavage has served as Geisinger’s chief population officer, focusing on driving the ...

BC business shines spotlight on elementary students’ artwork

Local news

BLANCHARD — Trucks and cars is a popular subject of many students at Liberty-Curtin Elementary School. Liberty-Curtin art teacher, Jenn Wilson has noticed over the past few years that many kids love to draw trucks and cars and some become very serious about it the older they are as they ...