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8th Annual Hooskow Chainsaw carving event to kick off Thursday

MACKEYVILLE — Rev up those chainsaws for the eighth annual Hooskow Chainsaw Carver’s Event. The annual carving event will be running from tomorrow until Saturday night at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. The Hooskow was started by a professional wood carver, Jeffery Donoughe. In ...

Rise Up for Faith

LOGANTON — The Sugar Valley Rural Charter School Band Boosters would like to invite the public to a fun night of “dinner and and a show” to support a local family who are going through trying times. Ten-year-old Faith Smith, of Loganton, was diagnosed on Aug. 1 with a rare brain ...

Blazina gets five year sentence for strangulation

LOCK HAVEN — Steven Blazina, Jr. was sentenced Monday morning to a five year maximum sentence in a state correctional institution on one count of strangulation, a felony of the 2nd degree. President Judge Craig P. Miller imposed the sentence on Blazina, who had earlier entered a guilty ...

From the Pat Tyson File

It was no secret that the old K-Mart site in Mill Hall was said to be haunted. Almost as soon as K-Mart moved in there in 1993, the Express ran articles on sightings of ghosts. There were people in colonial-era outfits, and Native Americans spotted, probably the result of a battle that took ...

FDA advisers back Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for young kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding COVID-19 vaccinations for millions more children as a panel of government advisers on Tuesday endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer’s shots for 5- to 11-year-olds. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously, with ...

UPMC in Northcentral Pa. administers 50,000th COVID-19 vaccination

PHOTO PROVIDED UPMC is celebrating the 50,000th administration of the COVID-19 vaccine in northcentral Pa. communities. Leaders celebrated and acknowledged this achievement by hosting a breakfast for UPMC COVID-19 clinic staff and presented staff with special vaccine challenge coins ...