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Small Business Saturdays start today in downtown Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — 2020 has brought a lot of changes for everyone but not all of them are bad. Unlike in past years, Downtown Lock Haven Inc. is kicking off multiple Small Business Saturdays in an effort to draw attention to downtown businesses and encourage residents to shop local this holiday ...

KCSD schools remain closed until Dec. 4

MILL HALL — Keystone Central School District superintendent Jacquelyn Martin has posted an update to students, parents and families announcing that the district will continue with remote learning until at least Friday, Dec. 4. Additionally, all athletic events and practices are postponed ...

Bellefonte cancels hearing on mask ordinance

BELLEFONTE — There will be no public hearing about Bellefonte’s potential mask and social distancing ordinance — at least not anytime soon. Earlier this week, the borough announced on its Facebook page that it was canceling a public hearing, which was scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, ...

County adds 58 virus cases over holiday

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania had a pair of record days as the state readies for more COVID-19 cases as a result of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Throughout the state, Pennsylvania had 15,785 new positives — 8,425 for Thursday and 7,360 for Friday — increasing its total of 343,614. ...

Lock Haven University establishes John F. Curcio Scholarship

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently announced the establishment of the John F. Curcio Scholarship. The new scholarship will be awarded annually to an LHU student who is ex-military or current military. The scholarship is named in honor of John F. Curcio, of Renovo. Staff Sergeant ...

Judge halts further vote certification; Wolf appeals

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court judge ordered state officials on Wednesday to halt any further steps toward certifying election results, a day after Gov. Tom Wolf said he had certified Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania. Wolf’s ...

Wolf Admin uses alert system for COVID-19

The Wolf Administration has begun using the national Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system to provide important public messages about the COVID-19 pandemic. WEA is a national public safety system that allows customers who own compatible mobile devices to receive geographically targeted, ...

Clinton County libraries adjust services

LOCK HAVEN — Annie Halenbake Ross Library, Friendship Community Library and Renovo Area Library will begin offering Library-To-Go lobby pickup services in addition to appointment browsing of the stacks starting Saturday, Dec. 1. Due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in Clinton ...

High court blocks NY virus limits on houses of worship

With coronavirus cases surging again nationwide, the Supreme Court barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus. The justices split 5-4 late Wednesday night, with new Justice Amy Coney Barrett in the ...

Howard Happenings

STILL AVAILABLE Liberty Baptist Church in Blanchard has a supply of Terry Lynn nuts and candy left yet. Most of the nuts or candies are sold in one pound bags and range in price from $6-$10. If you are interested in purchasing these items that would make great Christmas gifts you should ...

Howard church ladies find joy in preparing Thanksgiving dinner

HOWARD — They know how to cook a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings. They know how to share their love of giving with others in need of some joy at this holiday time of the year. And they have faith that God is watching over them every step of the way as they prepare a ...

‘Victorian Christmas’ canceled due to COVID-19

BELLEFONTE — Another longtime Centre County event has been canceled due to COVID-19. Bellefonte Victorian Christmas, the county seat’s signature event, announced on its website that it will take a pause due to the pandemic. Organizers for the event — which had been scheduled for Dec. ...

Thankful for a memorable season

Although we are clearly a country divided, there’s one thing that almost everyone can agree on: 2020 has been for the birds. Still, as we sit down to celebrate Thanksgiving today, there is definitely a lot to be thankful for. On Monday night, the Bellefonte Area High School girls’ ...

Sorry, Grinch. Virus won’t stop NORAD from tracking Santa

Children of the world can rest easy. The global pandemic won’t stop them from tracking Santa Claus’ progress as he delivers gifts around the globe on Christmas Eve. The North American Aerospace Defense Command has announced that NORAD will track Santa on Dec. 24, just as it has done for ...

Shoe Bank to open Dec. 5 and Dec. 12

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven Area Shoe Bank, located inside Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven, plans once again to be open two Saturdays in a row: Dec. 5 and Dec. 12. Dec. 5 is a “boot day.” Only boots will be given that day, to children and teens who ...

Renovo volunteers distribute holiday dinners to 150 families

KEVIN RAUCH/THE EXPRESS The Good Neighbor Center on behalf of the Council of Churches in Renovo helped at least 150 households celebrate Thanksgiving Dinner as the crew of volunteers were in full force. They distributed all the makings of a holiday dinner, but oftentimes were loading ...

Centre County returns to full remote status

BELLEFONTE — With COVID-19 numbers on the rise in Centre County, concerns were addressed at Tuesday’s meeting of the county commissioners. Starting Monday, Nov. 30, county offices will return to full remote work status. It was also announced that the Tuesday, Dec. 1 and Tuesday, Dec. 8 ...

City reservoirs under drought emergency

LOCK HAVEN — This summer’s drought has impacted the city’s reservoirs. “For the last couple of months our reservoirs have seen decline in their volume and levels due to not having any rain,” Anthony “Tony” Stopper, public works director, told city council. Stopper said the ...

Thanksgiving Day edition is here; curbside pickup today

The Express’ big Thanksgiving Day special holiday edition is here. And you can pick it up today and get an early start looking at Black Friday sales and lots of other holiday content. This special newspaper will be available for curbside sale from 3 to 4:30 (ish) p.m. today in front of ...