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Officials hope more employees take advantage of public bus service

LOCK HAVEN — Looking for an alternate way to get to work? Car in the shop and need some temporary transportation? Don’t want to travel in inclement weather? Just looking for a way to get around town and run some errands? Take the bus. This week, representatives from ...

New ideas, more bus stops eyed

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Public Transit Committee has ideas on how to increase ridership on public buses serving the area. Up until this year, Lock Haven was the only third-class city in Pennsylvania not to have public bus service. It’s ...

‘Tablets’ for inmates?

LOCK HAVEN — Inmates at the Clinton County Correctional Facility may soon be able to rent electronic tablet devices through the prison. The county commissioners on Thursday approved an amendment to the Master Services Agreement between Securus Technologies, Inc. and the correctional ...

#KeystoneCares selects essay, poster winners

MILL HALL — #KeystoneCares November theme is “Diversity + Inclusion = NO Bullying”. For the second consecutive year, the group held an essay contest for Keystone Central School District CSD students in 6th through 12th grade and a poster contest for grades K through 5. The committee ...

Bellefonte wins ‘Paint the Plow’ competition

BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte High School’s entry in PennDOT District 2’s “Paint the Plow” contest was named the overall winner. Voting ended on Nov. 2, resulting in four “Fan Favorite” winners. And the judged portion of the competition was completed Monday, Nov. 5, resulting in ...

Campbell recognized after 40 years on planning commission

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Board of Commissioners honored Thomas Campbell of Renovo as he steps down after 40 years on the Clinton County Planning Commission at Thursday’s meeting. “The knowledge, observations and unique perspective he has offered to that group over the last 40 ...

Speed limits reduced due to weather conditions

Due to current and predicted weather conditions, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reducing speed limits on several roadways in the northcentral region. Speed limits have been lowered to 45 miles per hour on the following roads: r Interstate 80 in Clinton, Centre, and ...

$84,700 state grant earmarked for local Rail Trail

LOCK HAVEN – Design work for rehabilitation of a railroad bridge over the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in Pine Creek and Wayne townships will take a major step forward due to a $84,700 state grant. Awarded through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program administered by the ...

His biggest buck yet … a 12 pointer

SARAH SMELTZ/THE EXPRESS Daryl Geyer, of Mill Hall, shot this 12-point buck during archery season just after 7 a.m. on Nov. 9 between Renovo and Snow Shoe. “It’s the biggest one I ever shot,” he said. Daryl has been hunting for 44 years and said he’s very excited about the harvest. He ...

Jury seated in homicide trial

LOCK HAVEN — They have a jury. That news from Clinton County court officials came just minutes after 5 p.m. Wednesday, when the final juror was named to hear the case of Lloyd Groves as prosecutors try to prove he killed Kathy Heckel nearly 30 years ago. As the announcement quickly ...

Season’s first storm

From staff reports The season’s first major winter storm is upon us. The National Weather Service has a “Winter Storm Warning” in effect through Friday morning. Heavy but mixed precipitation is forecast. Heavy snow and sleet will move in from the south during the late morning ...

KCSD deals with second case of MRSA

From staff reports FARWELL - The Keystone Central School District has reported a second case of a student contracting MRSA in just five weeks. District Superintendent Dr. Alan J. Lonoconus issued a public statement Wednesday morning, saying school officials were “made aware that a student ...

Prison inmates on the rise

McELHATTAN - There are more inmates in the prison. The Clinton County Prison Board met Wednesday and released the latest figures showing a 46-percent rise in the number of inmates versus a year ago. However, the majority of the detainees are not from Clinton County, meaning cells at the ...

Fire at Curt’s Smokin’ Ribs, but business remains open

SARAH SMELTZ/THE EXPRESS Firefighters from multiple area companies were called to Curt’s Smokin’ Ribs at 243 Pennsylvania Ave. in Bald Eagle Township, just outside of Mill Hall, for a fire at the eatery’s outside pavilion. The call went out just after 2:30 p.m. with a reported ...

Ferocious fires spark concern over major health consequences

By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for vulnerable residents as the disasters become ...

Halloween candy supports the troops

PHOTO PROVIDED Schuchert Orthodontics in McElhattan recently offered a “sweet” deal in support of our active duty troops. The business held what they called “Operation Candy Buy Back,” a day when they purchased people’s left over Halloween candy for $1 per pound. People were able to ...

Eight jurors picked for Groves murder trial

LOCK HAVEN — Eight jurors — five men and three women — were picked on Monday, the first day of jury selection for the Loyd W. Groves murder trial. The process began at 8 a.m. and ended just after 5 p.m. yesterday, after approximately 80 Clinton County residents were called as prospective ...

Closing schools back on table at Jersey Shore

JERSEY SHORE — School closings are back on the table in the Jersey Shore Area School District. This week, the administration presented two cost-cutting measures to the board. One outlines closing Avis and Salladasburg Elementary schools. The other is selling the administration ...

Centre awaits military ballots from election

BELLEFONTE — With Election Day 2018 in the rearview mirror, the Centre County commissioners looked back at one of the busiest days at the polls in recent memory. According to Commissioner Steve Dershem, the day went off without a hitch. “Everything went smoothly in Centre County,” ...

To tell their stories

BELLEFONTE -- At Marion-Walker Elementary School, Veterans Day celebrations are held each and every year. Even when Veterans Day falls on a weekend -- as it did this year -- Marion Walker principal Karen Krisch knows the show must go on. And it did. Marion-Walker held its annual Veterans ...