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Woodward residents urged to stop using basement sump pumps

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com LOCKPORT — Woodward Township Supervisors are encouraging residents with sump pump systems to not connect them to the sewer line. The consolidation of the township’s now dissolved sewer authority took center stage at Wednesday night’s special ...

Come to Clinton County and enjoy our outdoors

LOCK HAVEN — When you think of Clinton County from a tourism and marketing standpoint, you think “green” - the outdoors and all of our natural resources. With close to 60 percent of the county being state land, opportunities to hunt, fish, hike and camp, are readily available. For ...

Special Olympians competing at World Games

LOCK HAVEN — These Clinton County Special Olympic athletes are part of the Team USA competing at the World Games in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates. The group left with a big send off from the Little League Headquarters in Williamsport on March 6, going by bus from Williamsport to Newark, ...

KCSD board picks Jodun to fill vacant seat

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com MILL HALL — The Keystone Central school board has a new member. During its voting session on Thursday night, the board selected Wade Jodun of Mill Hall to fill the seat that had been vacated by the recent resignation of Jennifer Bottorf. The board ...

Patrick Johnson named new county public defender

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Patrick Johnson will be stepping into the Clinton County Public Defender position recently vacanted by Thom Rosamilia. The Clinton County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Johnson on Thursday night, which will be effective ...

DEP conducting statewide study on risk of ticks

LOCK HAVEN — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is conducting a five-year environmental surveillance of ticks to assess the risk of tickborne illnesses across Pennsylvania. Funding for this project is being provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The ...

Correction

Republican Richard A. Grenell Sr. will be running for a six year term as Noyes Township supervisor. Information in a previous edition was incorrect. The Express apologizes for the error. ——— The Express strives for accuracy in its reporting. If there is a mistake, we want to correct ...

Durrwachter Alumni Center

By KIARA TINNIN For The Express LOCK HAVEN — Perched between the Central Pennsylvania mountains and nested conveniently on Lock Haven University campus, The Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center is a versatile space that accommodates a multitude of events. From conference meetings to ...

125 offices on Clinton County primary ballot

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — The stage is set... and the May 21 primary election promises to be interesting with 125 public offices to be filled on the county ballot. Nomination petitions received by the county office total 31 for the Democratic party and 49 for the Republican party, ...

Highmark, Geisinger complete new joint venture

Geisinger and Highmark Inc. have announced the completion and details of a clinical joint venture involving Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga counties that includes new facilities in Lock Haven and Muncy Township. The organizations signed a letter of intent to explore the joint venture in ...

Bellefonte baseball parents upset by field conditions

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — Parents of baseball players in the Bellefonte Area School District turned out in droves on Tuesday night for the school board meeting as concerns were raised over the conditions at Governor’s Park. The team will play its home games ...

Bridge work starts Tuesday on Route 144 in Centre County

SNOW SHOE — Work to replace a bridge on Route 144 in Centre County is scheduled to start Tuesday, March 19, according to PennDOT. The bridge spans the south fork of Beech Creek, about two miles east of Snow Shoe. The project will upgrade the status of the bridge from “fair” to ...

Aramark awarded food service contract at prison

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Prison board has renewed a food service contract between the county correctional facility and Aramark Food Services, out of Taylor, Pa. According to warden Angela Hoover it will be a one-year renewal, and “is a ...

Thousands of kids learn to swim at the YMCA

JERSEY SHORE — Marsha Hull’s dream for her son Spencer was for him to be on a swim team. What was most important, however, was for her daring son to be able to keep his head above water and get to the edge if he fell in. Spencer started swimming when he was 3 years old. When he ...

No tax increase in first reading of JSASD’s budget

By PAT CROSSLEY For The Express JERSEY SHORE – The first reading of the Jersey Shore Area School District’s budget introduced Monday reflects no tax increase “at this time,” according to Ben Enders, district manager. This is the first reading of the budget, which will be approved ...

Centre County Commissioners approve printing of 2019 primary ballots

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — Even though Election Day is more than two months away, Centre County continues to prepare. First, the new voting machines have been delivered, unpacked and assembled. Training on those machines continues as well. At the Centre ...

Sampsel looks for another term as Centre sheriff

BELLEFONTE — Bryan Sampsel announced that he is seeking a second term for Sheriff of Centre County and will seek the Republican nomination for re-election in the May 2019 primary. Sampsel, a resident of Bellefonte was first elected to the position as a Republican in 2015. Prior to that, ...

Salinas seeking supervisor seat in Lamar Township

LAMAR — Martin Salinas of Lamar Township has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for Lamar Township supervisor in the May 21 primary election. Salinas is a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper, with more than 40 years in law enforcement. Working as a state police and law ...

Smith wants another term on KCSD board

Debra F. Smith has announced she is running for another term as Keystone Central School Board member representing Region IV (Pine Creek II, Dunnstable, and Wayne Township). She has crossfiled on the Republican and Democratic ballots in the May 21 primary election. A life-long resident of ...

Express to run candidate political announcements

The Express community newspaper is accepting announcements for public office leading up to the May 2019 Primary Election and will publish those announcements through Thursday, March 14. Candidates for public office can begin to circulate and file nomination petitions on Tuesday, Feb. 19, ...