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Belle Mercantile holds official ribbon cutting

Local news

BELLEFONTE — There’s a new kid on the block. Bellefonte’s Belle Mercantile recently opened its doors at 135 S. Spring St. in downtown Bellefonte. Owners Andrea Skirpan and Brian Bonner have lived in Bellefonte for more than 20 years. On its website, Belle Mercantile is described as ...

United Way partners with DLH Merchant’s Group

Community

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County United Way is partnering with members of Downtown Lock Haven, Inc.’s Merchant’s Group to promote their shared missions of improving the community. The Clinton County United Way’s large sign will be displayed in multiple downtown merchant locations ...

Should you replace your damaged hearing aid or should you fix it?

Health

One of the questions most asked of hearing specialists is, “My hearing aid is damaged or is not working as well as it used to. Should I replace it with a new one, or have it repaired?” The honest answer has to be, “That depends.” Deciding between repair or replacement doesn’t have a ...

Snyder receives award for Local Government Excellence

Local news

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County Commissioner Jeffrey Snyder got a surprise at Thursday’s county commissioners meeting. The commissioners had secretly invited Lisa Schaefer, executive director of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP), to the Zoom meeting to offer some ...

Funerals

Police, court and fires

EBERHART — Joann Mary Vonada Benner Eberhart, 84, died on May 1, 2021. There will be a public viewing from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., today, at New Hope United Methodist Church, 1089 E. College Ave., Bellefonte, Pa. Funeral service will follow at noon. Burial will follow at Meyer Cemetery in ...

Howard Happenings

Community

MOM’S BREAKFAST Howard United Methodist Church will host a Mother’s Breakfast tomorrow, May 8, at the church. Bring your mom to eat (shhh ... don’t tell her it’s free!) from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Take-out meals are also available. The breakfast menu will include a breakfast casserole, ...

Geisinger awarded $3.6 million to study genetics of cancer

Health

DANVILLE — The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a 5-year, $3.6 million contract to Geisinger to study the role of genetic variation in cancer. Researchers from Geisinger and the NCI’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics ...

NY: Broadband companies paid for 8.5M fake comments

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The Office of the New York Attorney General said in a new report that a campaign funded by the broadband industry submitted millions of fake comments supporting the 2017 repeal of net neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission’s contentious 2017 repeal undid Obama-era rules that ...

LHU faculty’s book named among Notable Poetry Books for 2021

Community

LOCK HAVEN — The National Council of Teachers of English (NCET) has deemed “I’m Feeling Blue, Too!” one of 25 Notable Poetry Books for 2021. The children’s book, written by Lock Haven University English professor Marjorie Maddox and illustrated by LHU art professor emeritus Philip ...

What to know when choosing a hospital

Health

Family Features — When Judie Burrows, an adventurous, retired teacher, broke her hip during a bicycle accident, her family trusted the doctors and the hospital. They were not worried about a routine hip surgery. “I didn’t realize at the time that we should have worried, even though this ...

Florida gov signs GOP voting law critics call ‘un-American’

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a major rewrite of Florida’s elections law on Thursday, tightening rules around drop boxes and mail-in voting in the presidential battleground. Critics say the changes will make it harder for voters, particularly the elderly and people of ...

Around the Town

Community

GOOD DAY and Happy Birthday to Lori Shemory and Tawila Martin. Quote of the Day “Some people see things that are and ask, ‘Why?’ Some people dream of things that never were and ask, ‘Why not?’ Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that.” — George ...

A primary care physician for every American, science panel urges

Health

The federal government must aggressively bolster primary care and connect more Americans with a dedicated source of care, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine warn in a major report that sounds the alarm about an endangered foundation of the U.S. health system. The ...

Police News — May 6

Police, court and fires

Theft by deception CENTRE HALL — State police at Rockview investigated a case of theft that took place on May 3. According to police, Kerry Confer, 57, of Bellefonte, began receiving unemployment benefits that she did not apply for. The incident took place along 2935 Penns Valley Pike in ...

Aubrey Sechrist is JS Lions Club Citizen of the Month

Community

JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Lions’ Club Citizen of the Month for May is Aubrey Blanche Sechrist, daughter of Tiffany and Mark Sechrist of Cogan Station. Aubrey’s activities include the following: National Honor Society, Cross Country, one year; National English Honor Society, three ...

Borowicz: Firearms should be tax exempt

Local news

HARRISBURG — If Pennsylvania Rep. Stephanie Borowicz has her way, residents in the Commonwealth won’t have to pay sales tax when purchasing firearms and ammunition. On Wednesday, Borowicz (R-Clinton/Centre) issued the following statement regarding her co-sponsor memo seeking support for ...

Emergency Services

Police, court and fires

LOCK HAVEN — The following calls were received at the Clinton County Communications Center: TUESDAY — At 1:35 p.m., the South Renovo (Citizen’s Hose) Fire Department responded to a tree down at 11371 Ridge Road in Noyes Township. The call was cleared at 2:12 p.m.