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SVRCS honors area vets with celebration

LOGANTON — Since 2011 the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School has upheld the tradition of observing Veterans Day and honoring those who have dedicated their lives to serving our country, and this year was no different. Students from grades kindergarten through 12 gathered together on Monday ...

Lawsuit filed against Clinton County in inmate’s death

LOCK HAVEN — A federal lawsuit has been filed against Clinton County and numerous other defendants for medical negligence in the untimely death of a Lock Haven man in the Clinton County Correctional Facility nearly two years ago. The Law Offices of Timothy P. O’Brien of Pittsburgh, filed ...

County veterans affairs office and LHU honor local veterans

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLINTON COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU The Clinton County Veterans Affairs office and Lock Haven University honored and remembered veterans and active members of our United States Armed Forces recently. Veterans Affairs Director Jennifer Hagaman (USAF), served as master of ...

Centre courthouse renovations finally get the green light

BELLEFONTE — The Centre County Courthouse renovations are on schedule. Contracts were awarded for the $1.26 million project at yesterday’s commissioners meeting. Centre County deputy administrator Bob Jacobs brought the final numbers to the board for approval. Bids for Phase II of the ...

Tie vote to close JS schools stalls decision

By PAT CROSSLEY For The Express JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area School Board ended its Monday meeting with a tied vote on a motion to close Avis and Salladasburg elementary schools and reconfigure the grades. The vote was 4-4. On the agenda were six options, but only one made it to ...

Students pay tribute to Renovo area veterans

RENOVO — It was an often emotional Veterans Day program yesterday morning at Bucktail Area High School as the school and community joined hands in honoring all veterans in their program “Heroes Among Us.” In an event that manages to get bigger and better every year, the seats on the ...

Centre County hosts Veterans Day ceremony

BELLEFONTE — A large crowd filled the lawn at the Centre County Courthouse on a brisk Veterans Day to pay tribute to those who have served during an emotional ceremony on Monday morning. Approximately 200 people heard guest speakers and special music. Veteran Andy Hillegass welcomed the ...

What’s coming in impeachment: The inquiry goes public

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine whether President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe ...

UN reports increasing violations of Iran nuclear deal

By KIYOKO METZLER, DAVID RISING and JON GAMBRELL Associated Press VIENNA — Uranium particles of man-made origin have been discovered at a site in Iran not declared to the United Nations, the U.N. atomic watchdog agency said Monday as it confirmed a litany of violations by Tehran of the ...

Utah death-row inmate featured in best-selling book dies

By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah death-row inmate who killed his brother's wife and her toddler in 1984 because of his strong polygamist beliefs, in a case made famous by the book "Under the Banner of Heaven," has died of natural causes, prison officials said ...

Long-lost flag tells a story of love, war and pride

BEECH CREEK — It was May 27, 1944 when a 19-year-old Beech Creek man died while serving his country. Now, some 65 years later, the death of that handsome young man — Pvt. Harold R. Walker — has resurfaced in a big way as family members have found the American Flag that was used at ...

Next steps for Keystone after vote against SV charter renewal

LOGANTON — Following a vote by the Keystone Central School Board Wednesday to not renew the charter for Sugar Valley Rural Charter School, a three-step process is triggered to deal with the issue, according to Tracie Kennedy, CEO for the school. Noting that the school was not surprised by ...

KCSD looks to expand ‘grab and go’ meals at middle, high schools

MILL HALL — The Keystone Central School District wants to make sure that its students don’t go to class hungry. With that in mind, the district heard a presentation at Thursday night’s work session about expanding its “grab and go” food at Central Mountain High School and Central ...

Centre Care launches $2 million fundraising campaign

BELLEFONTE — Local nonprofit Centre Care is launching a final $2-million “Make our House a Home” fundraising campaign to benefit future residents and patients of its new $45-million skilled nursing facility set to open next year. The State-College-based Hamer Foundation is kicking off ...

Stella A’s wins Soup Off … again

PHOTO PROVIDED For the fifth year, Stella A’s was the winner of the Salvation Army’s annual Soup Off held Nov. 6 at Haywood’s on the Green. Stella A’s also won the top money maker award. Stella A’s received 91 votes, Dutch Haven was second with 57 votes and Jesse McKinney (amateur) ...

‘New York Tony’ brings excitement to Susque-View 5K run/walk

LOCK HAVEN — It’s about raising money for residents of local nursing home. It’s about getting some exercise while having a little fun. It’s about competing for a gold, silver or bronze medal. And it’s about meeting a former New York City Marathon runner. It’s Susque-View’s ...

No snow this weekend, but temperatures will drop

LOCK HAVEN — Winter is coming. While there won’t be snow this weekend, Clinton County can expect some of its coldest weather in recent memory as a cold snap hits the area. “We’re going to see some very cold weather, some very low temperatures,” said Tony Zartman, senior ...

Pet waste problem taken to Bellefonte Council

BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte Borough Council has a message for its residents with pets: If you let your pet do its business in a borough yard or on a sidewalk, you better pick it up. At the first council meeting of the month, Bellefonte resident Scott Mauger voiced concerned over what he views as ...

Bacteria that killed three infants traced to hospital equipment

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A Pennsylvania hospital said Friday it has discovered the source of a waterborne germ that sickened at least eight premature infants, killing three. Geisinger Medical Center in Danville said the process it was using to prepare donor breast milk led to ...