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President Trump rallies for Keller in Montoursville

By KATELYN HIBBARD khibbard@sungazette.com “Four more years!” “USA!” “Trump, Trump, Trump! “ The chants were deafening inside the Energy Aviation hangar at the Williamsport Regional Airport, where thousands gathered to welcome President Donald J. Trump to ...

Friedenberg continues campaign with ‘Love Trumps Hate’

From Staff Reports With polls in Pennsylvania set to open at 7 a.m. tomorrow for the primary election, one special election race has drawn national attention after President Donald J. Trump visited the area yesterday campaigning for the Republican candidate in the race, Fred Keller. The ...

Graymont says no to Bellefonte quarry project

BELLEFONTE -- Those who envisioned turning a local Bellefonte quarry into a tourist attraction have watched their vision get shut down. At Monday night's Bellefonte Borough Council meeting, mayor Tom Wilson announced that the dream is dead -- at least for now. "The Graymont quarry project ...

Council tables possible Third Avenue closure

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — City Council will decide the fate of a section of Third Avenue during its next meeting on June 3. A proposed closure of the section of roadway, which spans from its entrance at Bellefonte Avenue almost to its intersection with Maple ...

Student returns to LHU to complete his degree after more than 35 years

PHOTOS PROVIDED Thomas O’Neill is shown with some of his students in China. LOCK HAVEN — Thomas O’Neill is not your typical Lock Haven University senior. He has returned to The Haven after more than 35 years, to complete a bachelor’s degree in psychology and interdisciplinary ...

Trump in Pa

By MARK MARONEY mmaroney@sungazette.com Supporters of President Donald J. Trump found some common ground with him and Republican Fred Keller, who is seeking the vacated seat of retired Congressman Tom Marino. Many of those who attended the Trump visit at the Williamsport Regional Airport ...

Two write-in candidates running for Lock Haven mayor

LOCK HAVEN - There is only one candidate for Lock Haven Mayor — Democrat Joel Long — listed on a ballot in next Tuesday’s primary election. But two Republicans — Rick Conklin and Jeff Brinker — are running write-in campaigns to get their name on the ballot in November and give Long ...

Long – city image is a top priority

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven mayoral candidate Joel Long said his platform has not changed since he first ran for city council in 1997. The only candidate on the Democratic ballot in Tuesday’s primary election, Long said improving the city and encouraging people to make the area their home is ...

Eight candidates, two seats open on JS school board

From staff reports JERSEY SHORE — It should be an interesting race for two seats in the Jersey Shore Area School District in next weeks primary election. Two Republicans, Wayne Kinley and Gary Spangler, and three Democrats, Nancy Petrosky, Karen Stover and Kayla Calhoun, are running ...

Seven on the ballot for Bellefonte school board

BELLEFONTE — With the 2019 primary Election Day right around the corner, there are several interesting races in Centre County. One of the most interesting is in the Bellefonte Area School District, where there are seven on the ballot for school board. Everyone on the ballot has ...

Congressional candidates talk qualifications

From staff reports The 12th Congressional seat pits Democrat Marc Friedenberg against Republican Fred Keller. That district encompasses all or parts of Lycoming, Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Juniata, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union and ...

Clinton County Commissioner candidates meet the press

Six candidates’ names are on the primary election ballots for Clinton County commissioner. There are four Republicans seeking two Republican nominations and two Democrats who will move into the Democratic slots on the November ballot. Republicans include incumbent Jeff Snyder, ...

KCSD preliminary budget vote 5-3

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com RENOVO— The Keystone Central School District has a preliminary 2019-2020 budget. Final adoption of the $74,496,832 budget, which includes a 2.49% tax increase, is scheduled June 20 at Central Mountain High School auditorium. On Thursday night at ...

Christensen touts experience ‘at the right time’

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Republican Mitch Christensen, 57, is hoping to turn his experience in the health care industry into his first term as Clinton County Commissioner. “I am a former veteran, I was a field medic in the army and that is what started me in ...

Conklin takes ‘good common sense approach’

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Standing for “just a good common sense approach to making decisions for this county that affect us now and in the future,” Democrat candidate Paul Conklin, 66, is seeking his second term as Clinton County Commissioner. “My family, ...

Harding taking the ‘natural next step’ in her life

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Angela Harding, 45, is taking her first step into the political arena this year, running on the Democratic ticket for Clinton County commissioner. “I grew up on a farm. I am not originally from around here, but I quickly fell in ...

Kessinger ready to ‘hit the ground running’

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — With six years of previous experience as Clinton County commissioner, Republican Miles Kessinger finds his name back on the ballot. “I have been a resident in Clinton County all my life. I have 24 years experience in county ...

Snyder says ‘there’s still a lot to be done’

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Running for a third term as Clinton County commissioner, Republican Jeff Snyder, 62, says he’s “just working on the things that benefit all Clinton County citizens and trying to keep the tax base down.” As an example, Snyder, ...

Whitney just wants to ‘represent the people’

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Michele Whitney, 50, who is seeking the Republican nomination for Clinton County commissioner, said she is all about representing the people. “I don’t really have a platform. I don’t really have an agenda. My job running for ...

Centre County Commissioner candidates make final push

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — If you’ve driven around Centre County, you’ve likely seen the large red and white signs that simply read: DERSHEM COMMISSIONER. Dershem, who has been a Centre County commissioner for four terms, is seeking a Republican nomination ...