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New bakery prepares to open in downtown Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — It’s the talk of the town. City residents and other members of the Clinton County community have been watching with anticipation as the building which previously housed Inspirations Floral is being transformed into a bakery — something that hasn’t been seen in downtown ...

BASD board hears report on virtual learning

BELLEFONTE — Although there have been a few cases of COVID-19 in the Bellefonte Area School District, there are no plans for the district to go fully remote, interim superintendent Tammie Burnaford told school board members at Tuesday night’s board meeting. The district has had a total of ...

Unknown group sends voters intimidating emails

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic voters in at least four battleground states including Florida and Pennsylvania received threatening emails, falsely purporting to be from the far-right group Proud Boys, that warned “we will come after you” if the recipients didn’t vote for President Donald ...

Welker on tap to moderate second debate

NEW YORK (AP) — This fall’s presidential debates have chewed up moderators. President Donald Trump steamrolled Chris Wallace with constant interruptions in the first one, a performance that cost the Republican incumbent support in the polls. Susan Page struggled to make the vice ...

Trump the dancer? His moves to ‘YMCA’ at rallies are a hit

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — He adjusts his coat. He gazes out at the crowd. And then he goes for it. President Donald Trump, a man who is famously particular about his appearance, is fully embracing doing a dad dance to the Village People’s “YMCA” as the finale to his rallies in the ...

County works through changes, provides secure election process

LOCK HAVEN — Elections are always an interesting time in Clinton County. But this year, the interest... and workload... has reached a higher level, with changes in voter laws, more options on how voters can cast ballots, an extension of the deadline for receiving ballots, and release of ...

Free COVID testing site returning to Nittany Mall

BELLEFONTE — If you missed an opportunity to get a free COVID-19 test at the drive-through site in State College a few weeks back, don’t worry. Another free COVID-19 testing site is on its way. The testing site will return to the Nittany Mall next week. At Tuesday’s Centre County ...

Rising death rates show need for new Lyco coroner facilities

WILLIAMSPORT — Lycoming County officials agree that the time for finding new facilities for work done by the county coroner is long overdue. And rising death rates from drug overdoses, suicides and even COVID-19 are only making the issue more urgent. “We are near capacity out there ...

Trump pressures Barr to investigate Bidens as election nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Attorney General William Barr to immediately launch an investigation of Democrat Joe Biden and his son Hunter, effectively demanding that the Justice Department muddy his political opponent and abandon its historic resistance to ...

Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers. The lawsuit marks the government’s most significant attempt to protect competition ...

How Google evolved from ‘cuddly’ startup to antitrust target

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — In Google’s infancy, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin reviled Microsoft as a technological bully that ruthlessly abused its dominance of the personal computer software market to choke off competition that could spawn better products. Their disdain for ...

Ground broken for Soaring Eagle Wetland

JULIAN — Groundbreaking on the Soaring Eagle Wetland, one of the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation’s two Centre County wetlands to be designed with accessibility features, took place on Sunday, Oct. 18. This action demonstrates the Foundation’s commitment to make nature accessible for ...

Prospects dim for critical election bill in Pa.

HARRISBURG (AP) — With 15 days until the presidential election, Republican lawmakers in the battleground state of Pennsylvania showed no sign Monday that they were ready to pass legislation authorizing counties to process mail-in ballots before Election Day, which is seen as crucial to ...

World struggles as confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 40 million

LONDON (AP) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world. The milestone was hit Monday morning, ...

Bellefonte Homecoming

CHRIS MORELLI/THE EXPRESS Bellefonte Area High School held its 2020 Homecoming ceremony on Saturday afternoon at Rogers Stadium. The King was David McAndrew, left; the Queen was Alexia Mishock, right. Members of the 2020 Bellefonte Area High School 2020 Homecoming court are photographed ...

Pennsylvania breaks past 9M voters at registration deadline

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Monday was the last day in Pennsylvania to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election in which the presidential battleground state is playing a central role in the contest between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Voter registration in ...

The New Love Center kicks off capital campaign

AVIS — The New Love Center welcomed many volunteers and community members to their new distribution, food pantry and fresh food pharmacy building, located at 263 Henry St. in Avis, on Saturday morning for a blessing of the building and a kick-off celebration for their capital ...

Probation seeks to boost salaries

LOCK HAVEN — In an effort to discontinue what officials say is an unprecedented amount of turnover in the Clinton County Probation Department and to compensate probation officers who are now mandated to carry firearms, the county’s chief probation officer is seeking significant pay raises ...

KCSD: Student tests positive for COVID-19

MILL HALL — The Keystone Central School announced on Friday that its first district student has tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement appeared on the KCSD website Friday afternoon. The official statement came from KCSD superintendent Jacquelyn Martin. It read: “Dear KCSD ...

DOH reports record numbers of virus

The cases of COVID-19 continue to climb at record rates throughout the state. On Saturday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 1,857 new positives, increasing Pennsylvania’s total to 180,943. It was the state’s highest single-day total since April 9 and the second highest to ...