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Officials sworn in to area offices, boards

LOCK HAVEN — The new year brought with it newly elected officials in multiple municipalities. Multiple incumbents also kept their seats.

Some elected officials had the opportunity to be sworn in at the Clinton County Courthouse during its ceremony in December. Others chose to be sworn in during reorganizational meetings in early January.

The Express has compiled a list of the new make-up of a variety of townships and boroughs.

Not all county municipalities were able to be listed or able to comment on their newly re-organized boards/councils.

Avis Borough

— Brian Stover was sworn in as president of Avis Borough but at the end of the meeting, resigned to take the position of secretary/treasurer. Jeff Raab was then voted in as the president of the council. Amy Brooks, Mike Herman and Elmer Christian were re-elected to council and Earnest Harter III was re-elected as the borough’s mayor. On Jan. 17, council appointed Jeremy Fanning to a vacant councilman seat. He will take office at the Feb. 7 meeting. Donald August, Thomas Gordon III and Michael Herman also hold council seats.

Bald Eagle Township

— Tuff Rhine was re-elected as chairman of Bald Eagle township. He ran unopposed in the township’s election for the seat. The board also consists of supervisors Kenneth McGhee Jr. and Stephen Tasselli.

Beech Creek Borough

— James Walker was newly elected as Beech Creek Borough’s new mayor. William T. Kessinger was voted as president of the borough’s board alongside Craig E. Lindsey as vice president. The other council members consist of Michael English, Lynn Gray, Greg Small, Joseph Walker and Timothy L. Bittner.

Beech Creek Township

— William Biddle Jr. was newly elected as a supervisor for Beech Creek Township. The board also consists of supervisors Tim Muthler and Dukane Muthler.

Castanea Township

— Charles Clukey Jr. was re-elected as chairman in Castanea Township. There were no newly elected officials for the Castanea Township board. The board also consists of Brandon Coleman and Terry W. Neff Sr.

Lamar Township

— Dan Chapell was newly elected as a supervisor for Lamar Township. He is the only newly elected official for the township. The board also consists of supervisors Larry D. Rhine and Wade C. Vonada.

Mill Hall Borough

— Derek Caris was newly elected as a council member of Mill Hall Borough. Daniel McCloskey was appointed chair of the board. Karla Hoy and Karen Houser were re-elected to a four-year term on council. Thomas Bossert was re-elected as the borough’s mayor. John W. Gugliocciello also holds a council seat. In 2021, Rainelle Wallace, whose term expired at the end of the year, was appointed to fill a two-year term vacated by former member Fred Bucheit. There are two vacant seats on the council.

Pine Creek Township

— Dean L. Edwards was appointed to the Pine Creek Township board to complete the term of previous chairman Thomas J. Wilt who passed away in November of 2021. Kenneth J. Packard was newly elected as a supervisor for the township. John M. Reese rounds out the three-person board.

Wayne Township

— Terry Condo was newly elected as a Wayne Township supervisor. David W. Calhoun retained his seat on the board. James “Jim” Maguire is the board’s third member.

Woodward Township

— Kyle Coleman was re-elected as a township supervisor. There were no newly elected officials for the Woodward Township board. The board also consists of chairman Wayne Love and supervisor John Barth.

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