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A Mother’s Love: Son is recovering addict after years of drug abuse

LOCK HAVEN — It’s like waking up from a horrible nightmare. And praying you won’t have another one. That’s how one mother said she feels today, years after she began a horrible journey with her son as he battled drug addiction. That journey started on Father’s Day 2006 when ...

Recovery can and does happen

Editor’s Note: These are the first in a series of articles about people involved in substance abuse — including those suffering from the disease and their families, those celebrating recovery and those promoting prevention and wellness — as plans are underway for the 5th Annual Rally for ...

Have you registered for the Scenic Road Race yet?

It’s another week closer. But there’s still plenty of time to register for the first ever Scenic Road Race in the area or volunteer to help with the 5th Annual Rally for Recovery on Aug. 17. Advocates for a Drug Free Tomorrow and West Branch Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission will be ...

Rogers Stadium construction falls behind schedule

BELLEFONTE — With the start of high school football season a little over a month away, construction continues daily at Bellefonte Area High School’s Rogers Stadium. At a recent board meeting, construction manager Dave Stezin gave the school board an update on construction progress at the ...

Keystone Central’s chances of landing NFL grant ‘very slim’

MILL HALL — Central Mountain High School’s Malinak Stadium is going to need new turf — but don’t expect an NFL Foundation Grassroots Program grant to help pay for it. Following Thursday night’s voting session, Keystone Central School District superintendent Jacquelyn Martin said ...

‘Junie B. Jones: The Musical’ opens today at Millbrook Playhouse

MILL HALL — Millbrook Playhouse opens their Saturday Morning Theatre for Young Audience series with “Junie B. Jones: The Musical.” Created by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich - a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, brought to life in a genuinely comical ...

It’s going to feel like 106 on Saturday

LOCK HAVEN — “Get in the pool or get in the air-conditioning.” That’s all that National Weather Forecaster Charles Ross could suggest when asked how to cool off during the coming weekend. “It’s gonna be on the hot side for the next couple of days,” he said as he talked about ...

KCSD board makes personnel moves

MILL HALL — The Keystone Central school board made some personnel moves at Thursday night’s voting session, which was held at the Central Mountain High School auditorium. A total of 14 District Program Leaders (DPL) were added to superintendent Jacquelyn Martin’s team. The 14 already ...

Groundbreaking July 30 for senior housing in Flemington

From staff reports FLEMINGTON — A groundbreaking ceremony for Susquehannock Heights — a quality, affordable elderly housing complex in Flemington — will take place later this month. It will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30 at 200 Youngs Ave., Lock Haven. The public is invited to ...

Woodward supers to address roads, drainage

LOCKPORT — The Woodward Township Supervisors are planning a road tour next Tuesday. The supervisors will be visiting multiple homes and roads in the township to address issues on township roads, including North Vista Drive and Oak Hollow Road, that were brought to their attention at this ...

Woodward Twp. to map out sewer lines

LOCKPORT — Woodward Township will soon have their sewer system mapped out. Supervisors approved a contract with PA Rural Water Association to map out the township’s entire sewer system at a cost of $10,900. The mapping will include measurements of the piping and the location of each ...

Section of Centre County highway officially dedicated to Vietnam veterans

CENTRE HALL — A host of dignitaries, veterans, families and legislators packed the Centre Hall Lions Club on Wednesday morning for the Central Pennsylvania Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway Dedication Ceremony. The ceremony was held inside because the actual highway signage was not ready. ...

August 16 reception to kick-off LH Jams

LOCK HAVEN — It’s almost that time of year again! Time to dust off your roaring 20s attire and get ready to dance the night away. The annual LH JAMS festival will kick off with an opening reception on Friday, Aug. 16 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center on ...

Bellefonte board loses school director

BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Area School District is losing a board member. At Tuesday night’s board meeting, the board approved the resignation of Dr. Lorraine Mulfinger. She was not present at the meeting, which took place at the Bellefonte Area Middle School cafeteria. Although the ...

Teens caught breaking into concession stand

From staff reports MILL HALL — Three teenage males — an 18-year-old from Avis and two 17-year-olds from Mill Hall and Lock Haven, were caught in the act of burglarizing the concession stand at the Mill Hall Community Pool early Tuesday morning, according to state police at Lamar. And ...

PennDOT busy with road, bridge work

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richardshas announced that hundreds of construction contracts for highway, bridge, and other improvement projects have been issued this year. Through June 30, PennDOT crews have improved more than 800 miles ...

Centre County hospital and doctor sued for malpractice, wrongful death

From staff reports WILLIAMSPORT— The death of a Saudi Arabian woman a month after giving birth has resulted in a medical malpractice and wrongful death suit against a Centre County hospital and a doctor. The suit brought by Nasser Bin Nafisah of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, against Mount ...

Correction

In Wednesday’s front page story about the fishing pond in Wayne Township, the word sediment appeared as sentiment. The Express apologizes for the error.

Improvements planned at Wayne Township fishing pond

McELHATTAN — The fishing pond for children and handicapped people at Nature Park in McElhattan will remain open as officials develop a plan for “improvements.” “We are taking a look at making the habitat environmentally better,” Department of Environmental Protection Liaison Dan ...

Temperatures near 100 on Saturday

LOCK HAVEN — After a few days of thunderstorms today and tomorrow, this weekend is set to be a scorcher as temperatures are expected near 100 degrees. The weather forecast shows an 80 percent chance of rain for today, with scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in ...