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Sisters share journey to radiography degrees at Penn College

JERSEY SHORE — Sisters Kierstin N. Bathurst, of Jersey Shore, and Marissa L. Bathurst, of Linden, shared yet another experience when they marched across the stage at a Pennsylvania College of Technology commencement ceremony on Aug. 7. The Bathursts, both petitioning to receive associate ...

Local businesses receive Small Business Impact funding

LOCK HAVEN — Six businesses in Clinton County were the recipients of a portion of $96 million in COVID-19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance funding this week. Gov. Tom Wolf announced that 4,933 businesses throughout the commonwealth received a portion of the funding with ...

Mother who left newborn sentenced to five years probation

LOCK HAVEN — The 19-year-old mother who left her newborn son wrapped in a towel in a paper bag on the back porch of a Clinton County home in March has been placed on probation for five years. Cassandra Rochelle Stitzer of the Loganton area was sentenced Monday by Clinton County Judge Craig ...

Schools to get more state virus analysis to guide reopening

HARRISBURG — Under pressure to give schools more health guidance about how to safely reopen, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Monday that it will provide recommendations to school districts based on the local rate of transmission of the coronavirus. The Department of Health plans to ...

Leadership Clinton County celebrates 13 new graduates

LOCK HAVEN — Thirteen individuals recently completed the nine-month Leadership Clinton County (LCC) program. Graduation ceremonies were held July 29 to wrap up the 20th year of the innovative training and leadership development program. Participants in the 2019-2020 class gained insight ...

Toomey, 10 other politicians and organization heads sanctioned by China

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday announced unspecified sanctions against 11 U.S. politicians and heads of organizations promoting democratic causes, including Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who have already been singled out by Beijing. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Monday ...

Trump: Convention speech locale is White House or Gettysburg

WASHINGTON (AP) — Searching for a symbolic substitute for his virus-scuttled plans for an arena celebration, President Donald Trump said Monday that his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination will be held at either the White House or the Gettysburg battlefield. The ...

Pennsylvania may seek federal loan to pay jobless benefits

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania has contacted the U.S. Department of Labor about a loan to prop up its unemployment compensation trust fund as President Donald Trump pushes states to help pay for an extension of federal unemployment benefits. Gov. Tom Wolf’s office said it was waiting for ...

Pennsylvania warns of crowds at parks, suggests alternatives

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State officials say a number of state parks and recreation areas in Pennsylvania are seeing “significant overcrowding" on weekends and during warm weather, and they are suggesting that people go to less crowded areas. The Department of Conservation and Natural ...

Family Pride

CASTANEA — If you ask Margaret Hamm what her favorite book is right now she won’t hesitate to tell you — “Adventures of Lexi and Bug.” This recently published book holds a special place in the Lock Haven native’s heart. Why you may be wondering? Because her granddaughter Dawn Jean ...

Clinton adds a case of COVID-19; Centre climbs two

Clinton County added one case of COVID-19 on Sunday, while Centre County added two. Clinton now has a total of 120 cases of the deadly virus, while Centre has 372. Throughout the state, there were 760 new cases of COVID-19. The statewide total now stands at 118,852. As far as negative tests ...

DC shooting leaves one dead, some 20 injured

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dispute that erupted into gun fire during a large outdoor party in Washington, D.C., early Sunday left one person dead and some 20 others injured, including an off-duty officer “struggling for her life,” according to police. Christopher Brown, 17, died in the ...

No parties, no trips: Colleges set COVID rules for fall

As they struggle to salvage some semblance of a campus experience this fall, U.S. colleges are requiring promises from students to help contain the coronavirus — no keg parties, no long road trips and no outside guests on campus. No kidding. Administrators warn that failure to wear masks, ...

States on hook for billions under Trump’s unemployment plan

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan to bypass Congress, will sign on. Trump ...

Play Ball?

The PIAA has decided to delay the start of fall sports until Aug. 24. The PIAA is hoping to engage in further dialogue with the governor’s office regarding his recommendation from Thursday. In its statement released after the meeting, the PIAA said that “the unintended consequences of ...

Parents have spoken

MILL HALL — The families in the Keystone Central School District have spoken, and the majority want their children back in school this fall. At Thursday night’s Keystone Central school board meeting, superintendent Jacquelyn Martin said that a survey of parents and guardians in the ...

Unemployment claims decrease in Clinton County

LOCK HAVEN —The Clinton County unemployment situation showed some improvement during the week ending August 1, according to the state Bureau of Labor & Industry. The continued unemployment insurance claims for the county were 1,492, down from the 1,606 listed in the week ending July 25. ...

Fire damages Tylersville home Friday morning

LOGANTON — A two-story unoccupied house which was being remodeled suffered considerable smoke and heat damage when fire erupted in the house on Old Hill Road, Tylersville, early Friday morning. Sugar Valley Fire Chief Scott Kemmerer said the cause of the blaze is under investigation, but is ...

County commissioners approve personnel items at brief meeting

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County commissioners acted on numerous personnel items at a brief voting meeting Thursday evening. Those items include: — Transfer of Gena Wilson from corrections officer at the Clinton County Correctional Facility to Clerk I at the Magisterial District Judge ...

Three admit roles in scheme to defraud Sprint

WILLIAMSPORT — Three people living in the New York City area have admitted to being part of a scheme to defraud Sprint that involved using the stolen identities of individuals with high credit scores to purchase over $1 million worth of iPhones. The trio would order the phones to addresses ...