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Karibu Arts center opening in Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — A new non-profit agency, Karibu Arts, has moved into town, calling 306 N. Grove St. in Lock Haven its home. Karibu Arts is a non-profit agency whose mission is to restore dignity and self-respect, through arts, to women that have been released from the prison system or ...

Special election process in hands of governor

LOCK HAVEN — With12th Congressional District Rep. Tom Marino’s resignation effective tomorrow, the Clinton County commissioners are worried about the void left behind and when that position will be filled. At Monday’s work session, they talked about the situation. They know a ...

LH City Council approves 2019 residential appointments

LOCK HAVEN — City Council approved the appointments/reappointments of several boards, commissions and authorities for 2019 at Monday nights meeting. The majority of the boards saw reappointments of residents from the city except for the Lock Haven Area Flood Protection Authority. June ...

PennDOT issuing REAL ID cards starting in March

LOCK HAVEN — Airport security is going to get tighter in 2020, and frequent flyers won’t be getting on board without REAL ID identification. REAL IDs will be available in March 2019 to Pennsylvania residents who want them, though PennDOT says they are entirely optional. However, a REAL ...

Rick Conklin announces run for LH Mayor

LOCK HAVEN — City Councilman Richard “Rick” Conklin has announced his intent to seek the Republican nomination for mayor of the city of Lock Haven. He has served on City Council for nearly 12 years having been appointed to that seat in June of 2017. Prior to that time he served on the ...

Christensen running for commissioner

LOCK HAVEN — Mitch Christensen has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for Clinton County commissioner in the May 21 Primary Election. With over 25 years of experience in healthcare and healthcare management, Christensen is uniquely qualified to serve Clinton County in a ...

JS man, girlfriend charged with working meth lab

WILLIAMSPORT — Two people have been charged with allegedly operating a one-pot methamphetamine lab inside an apartment at Newberry Estates, 2500 Federal Ave., late last month, according to Williamsport police. Michael Puch, who turns 34 on Thursday, of 317 S. Lincoln Ave., Jersey Shore, and ...

Express to run candidate political announcements

The Express community newspaper is accepting announcements for public office leading up to the May 2019 Primary Election and will publish those announcements through Friday, March 9. Candidates for public office can begin to circulate and file nomination petitions on Tuesday, Feb. 19, with ...

Two Jersey Shore men charged in burglary spree

JERSEY SHORE — Targeting vehicles and laundromats over the course of a single night, two area men stole a handgun — later exchanging it for cocaine, through a network of suspects — and a change machine, among other items, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police. Lee M. Winters, ...

Weather officials warn of dangerous cold, wind chills

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Weather authorities are warning of dangerously cold temperatures moving into Pennsylvania following a storm that brought as much as a foot of snow to parts of the commonwealth. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning beginning this evening for ...

Friends of the Pipes announces 2019 artists

LOCK HAVEN — The Friends of the Pipes at Great Island announces its 2019 Winter Recital Series featuring outstanding musicians presenting concerts in February and March. This series provides funds dedicated to reconnecting the historic pipe organ for use in the worship service and other ...

At 30-day mark, shutdown logjam remains over border funding

By JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON - Thirty days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse Sunday than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he'd billed as ...

Trump salutes remains of 4 soldiers killed in Syria

By JILL COLVIN Associated Press DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. - A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain's prayer. President Donald Trump traveled to Delaware's Dover Air Force Base on Saturday to pay his respects to the returning remains of four Americans who were killed this week ...

Death toll reaches 79 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror

By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico - People in the town where a gasoline explosion killed at least 79 people say the section of pipeline that gushed fuel has been a habitual gathering site for thieves, repeatedly damaged and patched like a trusty pair of ...

‘Dateline’ shines spotlight on groves trial

LOCK HAVEN —The Loyd Groves murder trial caused a lot of buzz, not only in this community, but nationally as well. So much so that “Dateline,” a staple of the NBC network, decided to produce an episode of the 30-year-old cold case involving the disappearance of Kathy Heckel and the ...

How deep will it get?

LOCK HAVEN — It’s finally here. The winter storm that has been talked about all week arrives today. According to AccuWeather.com, the storm is expect to start at 1 p.m. today and not end until 1 p.m. on Sunday. A winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather ...

County outlines proposed changes to prison salaries

LOCK HAVEN — Changes are likely coming to the salaries and salary grades of correctional officers at the Clinton County Correctional Facility in order to “build retention”. The county commissioners outlined the coming changes on Thursday morning, while noting that all changes are ...

Friedenberg seeks Congressional seat vacated by Marino

STATE COLLEGE — Marc Friedenberg has announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 12th District. The announcement comes on the heels of the resignation of Republican Tom Marino, who said he has taken a job in the private sector. Marino handily ...

Engineering firm presents evaluation of KCSD schools

MILL HALL — Darin Rathburn of Hunt Engineering gave an in-depth presentation about the conditions at Keystone Central School District’s schools at Thursday night’s school board meeting. The “Building Condition Survey” looked at nine facilities in the district. Rathburn presented ...

PPL preparing for arrival of winter storm

ALLENTOWN— PPL Electric Utilities is preparing for Winter Storm Harper and will be ready to respond if the forecasted ice and wind produce power outages. “As the storm moves closer to this area and forecasts are fine-tuned, we’ll be refining our own preparation and response plans,” ...