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Mill Hall Elementary goes remote for a day

MILL HALL — The Keystone Central School District announced Thursday that Mill Hall Elementary would be closed today, April 16, due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases at the school. The district-wide email came from KCSD superintendent Jacquelyn Martin. She said, “Throughout this week the ...

Bellefonte officially pulls plug on Senior Ball

BELLEFONTE — There will be no dancing for seniors in the Bellefonte Area School District. On Wednesday, the district officially pulled the plug on the Senior Ball for the Class of 2021. Students, parents and families were notified in an email from Bellefonte Area High School vice-principal ...

PA state universities freeze tuition for third consecutive year

For the third consecutive year, Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities are holding the line on tuition. The State System of Higher Education’s governing board voted unanimously on Thursday to freeze tuition and the systemwide technology fee at the 2019-20 levels. Despite the ...

Hughesville man held for trial on child sex charges

LOCK HAVEN — A Hughesville man was bound over for trial following a preliminary hearing Tuesday on Clinton County charges of Rape of a Child, Statutory Sexual Assault, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, Corruption of Minors, Unlawful Contact with a Minor, Aggravated Indecent Assault and ...

PA extends J&J vaccine ‘pause’ by four days

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania on Thursday extended its “pause” on use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine by another four days after federal government health advisers said they need more time to investigate reports of rare blood clots. The state Health Department told vaccine ...

NASA570 offers vintage clothing to area residents for buy, sell, or trade

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven has another new store, and this one aims to provide quality vintage clothing for Clinton County residents and beyond. NASA570, at 215 N. Grove St., opened its doors in January by duo and Williamsport natives Tony and Luke. “This has been five years in the ...

First Quality to shut down Hygienic operation

LOCK HAVEN — First Quality Enterprises, Inc. has announced that First Quality Hygienic, Inc., will discontinue manufacturing and selling tampons in summer 2021. “First Quality remains committed to the feminine care category. The company will continue to provide innovative sanitary pads ...

Bellefonte votes to remove Red Raider logo

BELLEFONTE — A debate that began last summer in the Bellefonte Area School District is heading toward its final act. On Tuesday night, the Bellefonte School Board voted by an 8-1 margin to remove the Red Raider logo that currently populates the district. The vote came following around 90 ...

JS OKs funds to repave four streets, three alleys

JERSEY SHORE — Borough Council plans to repave four streets and three alleys this year. Council earlier this week approved funds for the projects. At a cost of $100,173 in liquid fuel funds, the borough will pave the portions of Thompson Street from Main Street to Front Street; Walnut ...

JSSD to save $185,468 in bond refinancing

JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area School District will take advantage of current low interest rates and is set to save $185,468, by refinancing bonds from 2012 and 2015 after the recent approval by the school board of the proposed action. Following a presentation by Jamie Doyle, managing ...

PA’s shrinking delegation will mean hard decisions

HARRISBURG — There may be nothing more nerve-wracking for a member of Congress than redistricting, when the once-a-decade redrawing of district boundaries injects a dose of uncertainty into their political careers. In Pennsylvania, redrawing the districts to correspond with population ...

Residents, veterans infuriated in theft of American flags, poles

HYNER — Who would do such a thing? Why? And how? Those questions remain as veterans and residents of the Renovo area are saddened and outraged by the theft of the American flag and pole that flew on the eastern end of the Gold Star Mother’s Bridge across the West Branch of the ...

District Court closed due to COVID

RENOVO — Magisterial District Court 25-3-03, 112 Ninth Street, Renovo, is temporarily closed following an employee’s positive test for COVID-19. The employee last worked Monday, April 12, and as required, adhered to health and safety guidelines including the use of personal protective ...

Centre County extends full remote work status

BELLEFONTE — For government employees in Centre County, the beat goes on. With COVID-19 numbers still on the rise in Centre County, the commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to extend remote work another two weeks, through Friday, April 30. It will be reviewed at the commissioners’ ...

U.K. most prominent variant in PA

WILLIAMSPORT — Of the three variants present in the state, the B.1.1.7 or the U.K. variant is the “most prominent” according to the Center for Disease Control and local healthcare professionals. The CDC’s website graph that details the number of variant cases describes the state to ...

Voters to weigh in on government pandemic power struggle

HARRISBURG (AP) — A pandemic power struggle that has raged for a year between Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor and its Republican-led Legislature will land on voters’ laps next month in the form of two proposed constitutional amendments that could limit the length of disaster ...

PA pauses use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to rare blood clots

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania said it is following the federal government’s recommendation and pausing use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine during an investigation into reports of unusual blood clots. The state Department of Health told all COVID-19 vaccine providers in the ...

State police to alter fitness standards that kept out women

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania State Police will pay more than $2 million into a compensation fund and are changing physical fitness standards to settle a lawsuit over how the agency’s trooper-hiring practices ruled out otherwise qualified women. The U.S. Justice Department announced the ...