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The Clinton County Hawks return home with the gold

LOCK HAVEN — Just a few short days ago, the coaches and players of the Clinton County Special Olympics volleyball team were in Abu Dhabi, an island in the Persian Gulf that serves as the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. They weren’t there for a vacation, they had their eyes on ...

Area emergency responders get grants to help operations

LOCK HAVEN – State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Centre/Clinton) has announced that 29 volunteer fire and ambulance companies throughout the 76th District have qualified to receive approximately $322,918 from a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office ...

KCSD Superintendent speaks at CCEP meeting

LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS Keystone Central School District’s new superintendent Jacquelyn M. Martin gave a presentation on her plan to help build a good reputation for the district during the Clinton County Economic Partnership’s quarterly meeting Wednesday night. Martin plans to ...

Bucktail basketball coach receives award

PHOTO PROVIDED The excitement of having hometown successful basketball coach Gene Bruno return to Bucktail to take over the Bucks varsity basketball program culminated in the coach receiving the Thomas A. Kline Sportsmanship Award. The award is presented annually to either a boys or girls ...

LHU names VP of university advancement

LOCK HAVEN - Joe Fiochetta has been named vice president of university advancement at Lock Haven University as of March 11. In this role, he will oversee the operations of the newly formed University Advancement Division, which includes communications, marketing, development, sports ...

Joe Caruso returns to Lock Haven to share his amazing story

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Joe Caruso is coming home. Caruso, the Lock Haven native who made a name for himself on football fields, basketball courts and baseball fields in Clinton County and beyond will be back in town next weekend - and he has a message to ...

Fallon owners reveal ideas

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Two real estate developers who bought the The Fallon Hotel in downtown Lock Haven visited The Express on Friday afternoon to reveal their preliminary plans for the historic property. Carey Chisolm and David Quinones, both of Orlando, ...

MinitMart hit in Dunnstown

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com DUNNSTOWN — Woodward Township Police are asking for help in identifying the suspect in an armed robbery that took place late Thursday night at a MinitMart, located at 25 Woodward Avenue. At approximately 10:05 p.m., the suspect, a male between ...

JS veteran seeks restoration of gun rights

From PennLive JERSEY SHORE – A political action committee that supports the Second Amendment has joined the effort of a military veteran from Lycoming County who is seeking restoration of his gun rights. Firearm Owners Against Crime filed a friend of the court brief in U.S. Middle ...

Investigators: Police shooting in Waterville standoff justified

By MIKE REUTHER For The Express WATERVILLE — State police have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of a man during a New Year’s Eve stand-off in Cummings Township. Lycoming County District Attorney Kenneth Osokow said he received the results of a state police ...

Traffic signal replacement to begin Monday

FLEMINGTON – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that work to replace the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 150 (High Street) and Huston Street in Flemington will begin next week. On Monday, crews will begin setting poles for a temporary ...

Lawsuit blaming PSU frat board for student death voluntarily dismissed

From PennLive WILLIAMSPORT – A federal lawsuit that placed blame for a hazing death on members of the board that owns a Penn State fraternity house has been voluntarily dismissed. U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann on Wednesday, upon receiving that notification, formally ...

National Guard deployed to Poland last weekend

LOCK HAVEN — Last weekend, the 3rd Squadron of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment were sent off from Milton as they mobilize for Poland as part of the Enhanced Forward Presence mission, as per NATO. Before heading overseas, though, the Guard members will travel to Texas for a training ...

LHU PA program helps supply healthcare providers in U.S.

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University physician assistant program was the first of its kind in the Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) when it began in 1996, and has since continued to build on its reputation as a national leader for supplying underserved ...

Commissioners approve youth detention contract

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The Central Counties Youth Center, located at 148 Paradise Rd., Bellefonte, will provide detention facility services to Clinton County’s juvenile detainees. The Clinton County Commissioners approved a one-year agreement with the ...

Centre County Commissioners formally accept multimodal transportation funding

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — Centre County took a big step toward repairing a pair of bridges on Thursday afternoon, officially accepting $2,070,000 in grant funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Multimodal Transportation Fund. The Centre ...

Woodward Twp. discusses sewer business

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com LOCKPORT — The Woodward Township Supervisors discussed a large portion of sewer business, including repairs to pumps and a flow meter. The current flow meter, which tells the township how much sewage is sent to Lock Haven’s sewer plant, has been ...

Howard Happenings

SALUTE TO VETERANS Sam Gates of Howard wants to honor veterans, especially all World War II veterans who are still living. Sam is putting together an evening to honor veterans on March 30. The program will begin at 4 p.m. with a supper meal served at 5 p.m. Gates is an Army veteran ...

State College man shot, killed by police

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com STATE COLLEGE — A State College man is dead following a confrontation with police on Wednesday afternoon. A State College Police Officer shot and killed the man while attempting to serve a mental health warrant at Marvin Gardens Apartments, ...

World Champions

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com ABU DHABI — Cameras were flashing and smiles were as big as they could get as gold medals were placed around the necks of the members of the Clinton County Hawks volleyball team. It was certainly a proud and exciting moment for the local team, ...