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Protest over George Floyd’s death at police hands comes to Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — There were no barriers between police dressed in riot gear and protesters daring them to come closer. There was no violence or destruction. There was no swearing or yelling of profanity. Local law enforcement officers stood among the protesters sharing conversation at the ...

Mail-in ballot demand makes for unpredictable primary

HARRISBURG — A primary election like none other in state history awaits Pennsylvania voters Tuesday, when those who have not contributed to the flood of mail-in ballots may encounter new machines designed to improve security by creating a verifiable paper record. Polling places in some ...

Departments of Health and Aging highlight efforts to protect seniors

HARRISBURG —At Monday’s daily COVID-19 press conference at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Secretary of Aging Robert Torres highlighted efforts to protect seniors and other vulnerable Pennsylvanians. “Because long-term care is a ...

Marie Vilello is new Downtown LH manager

LOCK HAVEN — Downtown Lock Haven Inc. has a new manager as Samantha Eisenhart hands the reigns to Marie Vilello. Vilello, after shadowing Eisenhart for a week part-time, will take over the position beginning Wednesday. “I’m excited to start this new journey. It’s going to be very ...

Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend virus control

NEW YORK (AP) — Protests erupting across the nation over the past week — and law enforcement's response to them — are threatening to upend efforts by health officials to track and contain the spread of coronavirus just as those efforts were finally getting underway. Health experts need ...

Pa.’s tax collections suffer for third straight month

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state government's revenue shortfall grew in May to $2.6 billion, as the effects of the state's coronavirus-related shutdowns and delayed tax-filing deadlines hammered tax collections for a third straight month. The state collected $2.1 billion in May, ...

Pa. coronavirus cases pass 72,000, new cases lowest in more than two months

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 356 new coronavirus cases Monday, raising the statewide total to 72,282. Across Pennsylvania, 5,567 deaths have been tied to COVID-19, including 12 new fatalities reported today. About two-thirds of the coronavirus deaths have ...

2020 Bucktail graduates honored by community

RENOVO — This year’s Bucktail Area High School graduates were honored Sunday afternoon by the community. A small parade led by area fire companies and the Renovo police cruiser passed through town, with 2020 graduates sitting in the back of trucks and waving to the crowd that lined the ...

Masks, social distancing, mail-in ballots will make a difference

LOCK HAVEN — Our world has been turned upside down in the past few months as the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in many changes in our lives. And, we’ll be experiencing another big change. This one deals with the primary election tomorrow. It’s safe to say there’s never been an ...

Weis Market employee tests positive for virus

LOCK HAVEN — An employee at the Lock Haven Weis Market has tested positive for COVID-19. “We can confirm a Weis associate, who worked in our Lock Haven store has tested positive for COVID-19. This associate has not worked in our Lock Haven store, or any other Weis store, since May 20,” ...

Governor Wolf addresses protests, condemns racism

HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Wolf on Sunday provided an update on the steps the commonwealth is taking in response to violence and looting following peaceful protests across Pennsylvania over the weekend to condemn racism, oppression and injustice. “Every Pennsylvanian should speak out ...

Centre County to receive $14.7 million

BELLEFONTE — Centre County is getting a piece of the pie. The county will receive $14.7 million from Pennsylvania’s share of federal funding meant to address the wide-ranging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state Senate late last week approved a plan for allocating $2.6 billion of ...

LHU plans strategy for fall reopening

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University is planning reopening strategy for fall. The university’s executive team is involved in daily discussions about various opening scenarios. “Our desire is to resume studies this fall with the health and safety of our Haven family at the forefront, and ...

Help for the Community

Centre YMCA hosting soup drive-throughs BELLEFONTE — Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon, Bellefonte YMCA of Centre County’s anti Hunger program will host a soup drive-through at the Bellefonte YMCA. Meals will be distributed behind the building in the municipal parking lot. ...

Clinton County moving to ‘green phase’ next Friday

LOCK HAVEN —The Clinton County Commissioners have received the much anticipated call from the Governor’s office. Clinton County will move into the “green phase” of re-opening on Friday, June 5. Commissioner Miles Kessinger received the call early Friday morning from the ...

Wolf moves more counties to green

HARRISBURG — With more than 80 percent of the state in some phase of reopening, Governor Tom Wolf on Friday announced that 16 additional counties will take another step forward and move to green effective 12:01 a.m., June 5. Counties include Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, ...

Waltz unopposed for Democratic nomination

LOCK HAVEN — Joe Waltz announced his candidacy for the 76th District State House seat back in January. He will be seeking the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, June 2. Waltz served 34 years as an educator, retiring from the Keystone Central School District in 2007, and has been active in ...

Borowicz declines to submit answers

LOCK HAVEN — For this Tuesday’s contest for party nominations for the 76th Pennsylvania state House seat, The Express community newspaper reached out several times to incumbent Republican Stephanie Borowicz asking for answers to questions submitted to her. Contact was made with Ernest ...

State park beaches, pools to begin opening

HARRISBURG —The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn has announced a phased opening of all state park swimming beaches and some pools in keeping with Governor Wolf’s direction to ensure Pennsylvanians have opportunities to safely ...

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Friday he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong’s special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf of their government — escalating tensions with ...