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George Daniel heads fly fishing program at Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK — George Daniel is truly living the dream. Daniel, who resides in Beech Creek, is the lead instructor and director of Penn State University’s fly fishing program. Toward the end of 2019, Daniel took over that role. Penn State’s fly fishing program is a part of its ...

LHU President, VP talk financial challenges

LOCK HAVEN — Tough decisions are looming on the horizon for Lock Haven University as it begins to make changes required by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Due to financial losses across the system, the PASSHE Board of Governors and Chancellor Daniel Greenstein have set ...

Integration a major topic at LHU Trustees meeting

LOCK HAVEN — The integration of Lock Haven University with its sister schools Bloomsburg and Mansfield was one of two major topics of discussion during the LHU Board of Trustees meeting. The integration was announced earlier this week in hopes it would battle the fiscal issues the ...

COVID-19 testing coming to Nittany Mall

STATE COLLEGE — A pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic is coming to Centre County. On Friday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that the testing clinic will open next week at the Nittany Mall in State College. Approximately 500 registered individuals per day will be tested on Sept. ...

Pa. releases new guidance on attendance limits

HARRISBURG — Just when parents and fans of school sports thought they had been given an all-clear to allow as many of people who wanted to attend a game to go, the Pennsylvania Department of Education has issued new guidance that recommends school districts stick with the current limits. A ...

Stopping in Clinton County

CHRIS MORELLI/THE EXPRESS John Pence, 31, a nephew of United States’ Vice President Mike Pence, addressed around 25 Clinton County Republicans on Friday afternoon during a brief stop at Clinton County Republican Headquarters. Pence spoke for about 15 minutes after being introduced by Rep. ...

Keller says high court undermines voting system

LOCK HAVEN — U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-12th District, said the Pennsylania Supreme Court’s decision to extend the deadline for receipt of mail-in ballots for the Nov.3 General Election undermines election integrity Furthermore, he said it decision casts doubt on the security of our voting ...

Economic partnership elects board members, names chairman

MACKEYVILLE — The Clinton County Economic Partnership Operating Board appointed five members to its 15-person board, one of whom is a new representative. Marci Orndorf was elected to the board for the first time and will serve as the Wayne Township Landfill representative. Those ...

Brennan talks virus impact on tourism agency

MACKEYVILLE — The Clinton County Economic Partnership and the Tourism Promotion Agency have taken a hit in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Like many of you, we are determined to weather this storm, but our business has definitely been impacted by the pandemic,” Julie Brennan, ...

County allocates $3.4 million in COVID relief

LOCK HAVEN — After weeks of toiling over nearly 100 applications requesting more than $8 million, the Clinton County commissioners on Thursday announced recipients of the $3.4 million CARES Relief Block Grant program. The money for this program comes to county government from federal CARES ...

Clinton County CARES Funding 2020

Following is the list of recipients of the CARES funding, the amount they will receive and how they plan to use the money, as listed on their applications. NON-PROFIT —Annie Halenbake Ross Library - $4,278.75 -wireless printer, wireless tech, tablets, cleaning supplies. — ...

Wolf changes rule on alcohol sales

Gov. Tom Wolf is changing the time for last call in bars and restaurants, but it won’t be as early as he had previously indicated. The governor signed an order Thursday putting a halt to sales of alcoholic drinks in bars and restaurants at 11 p.m., beginning Monday, Sept. 21. Customers will ...

Pa. Dems notch key election court wins

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court gave the Democratic Party a series of victories Thursday in the presidential battleground state, relaxing deadlines on a fledgling mail-in voting law, approving more ballot collection sites and kicking the Green Party’s presidential ...

State College cites residents breaking COVID rules

STATE COLLEGE — State College police have cited 43 people with violating coronavirus safety measures since the borough approved an emergency ordinance last month. The ordinance, which went into effect Aug. 17, limits social gathering sizes and requires face masks in public, among other ...

New Porter Township Memorial taking shape, brick-by-brick

MILL HALL — A new memorial at a recreation park in Porter Township is starting to take shape, as memory bricks engraved with loved ones names in memory or in honor of veterans or lifelong residents of the township are put into place. Much thanks goes to people like Sue Heltman, who ...

Bloomsburg added to LHU, Mansfield integration

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University has issued a press release stating that Bloomsburg University will be joining Lock Haven University and Mansfield University in the potential integration plan as the state higher education system continues to consolidate. The Express previously reported ...

Hot water and heat restored at Haven Place

LOCK HAVEN — Haven Place now has hot water and heat. That’s the word from UPMC Communications Manager Tyler Wagner in an update of repairs to the UPMC Lock Haven Hospital which was closed last Thursday after a boiler fire. The damage also affected Haven Place located directly behind the ...

Woodward decides not to adopt NFPA standards

LOCKPORT — Discussions regarding the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) took center stage at Woodward Township’s regular meeting this week. Kevin Ferrara asked the board — Kyle Coleman, Wayne Love and John Barth — whether the township would be adopting the NFPA ...

Clinton holds steady; Centre adds 59 cases

BELLEFONTE — Following some dramatic increases over the past week, no new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Clinton County on Wednesday. Centre County saw a significant decrease in new cases, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Since the outbreak first began there have been ...

Wolf Admin warns of heightened fall wildfire dangers

HARRISBURG — With hunting and other outdoors activities increasing at a time when woodlands and brush can become tinder dry in just a few days, the Wolf Administration is urging all residents to guard against increased wildfire dangers in Pennsylvania’s 17 million acres of ...