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Bellefonte Homecoming crowns Queen and King

Bellefonte Area High School crowned its Homecoming Queen and King at halftime of Friday night’s game with Penns Valley. Back row, from left: Second runners-up Kara Mellott, Mitchell Holden, Homecoming Queen Mallorie Smith, Homecoming King Aaron Little,Runners-up Olivia Reiter and Tyler Muse.

‘Cooking for One’ teaches grief survivors culinary skills

By MARY PICKELS Tribune Review PITTSBURGH — There are smiles and laughter all around as two dozen people gather to decorate Halloween pumpkins, enjoy fun-size candy bars and prepare and share a meal. The setting may be a bit unusual — the Frank Kapr Funeral Home Family Center in ...

Prosecutor moves to drop murder charge in traffic slaying

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's top prosecutor is moving to drop a third-degree murder charge against a bicycle deliveryman in the stabbing death of a real estate developer during a traffic confrontation near the city's tony Rittenhouse Square last year. With trial scheduled to begin ...

Veteran’s service so extensive, he needed extra honor brick

By BOB KEELER The Reporter WEST ROCKHILL, Pa. (AP) — There was already one brick for Capt. Patrick McNulty in the walkway in James Memorial Park that honors West Rockhill veterans. It wasn't big enough to fit in all the important information, though, so now there's a second, larger one, ...

Condemnation stalled by appeal

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — It looks like residents of the 14th Street rowhouses in Renovo have gotten a reprieve. Clinton County Judge Michael Salisbury on Thursday remanded the appeal filed by residents of the 16-unit property back to the Renovo Borough Board ...

Surplus sale ignites controversy at KCSD

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com MILL HALL — What started as a simple surplus sale in the Keystone Central School District has turned into a bit of a headache. At Thursday night’s work session, board member Charlie Rosamilia voiced concern over the contract with the Michael ...

Martin proposes adult education program at KC

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com RENOVO — Keystone Central School District superintendent Jacquelyn Martin is trying to come up with innovative ways to generate revenue for the district. With that in mind, Martin gave an inspired presentation about Adult and Community Education ...

LH man guilty of aggravated assault while DUI

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — It took a jury less than a half hour on Thursday afternoon to find a Lock Haven man guilty of two counts of aggravated assault while driving under the influence, two counts of aggravated assault by motor vehicle and other charges in ...

Court to weigh fight over pipeline across Appalachian Trail

By MARK SHERMAN and DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will consider reinstating a permit that was tossed out by a lower court that would allow construction of a natural gas pipeline through two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian ...

Terri Barner, Mark Walizer receive CleanScapes awards

LOCK HAVEN —Two longtime CleanScapes volunteers were recognized for their commitment in assisting with cleanup events and their passion for environmental stewardship at the Sept. 7 cleanup event on Bald Eagle Creek. Terri Barner and Mark Walizer of Lock Haven have been participating in ...

Pine Creek supers updated on rail trail project

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com AVIS — Clinton County Planning Director Katie de Silva attended Pine Creek Township’s October meeting to provide an update on the township’s section of the Bald Eagle Valley Rail Trail as well as the next steps the township will need to take in ...

New waste plan advisory committee appointed

By RICK KESSINGER rkessinger@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County commissioners appointed a number of members to the Clinton County Municipal Waste Plan Advisory committee at Thursday’s meeting. According to Commissioner Robert Smeltz, every 10 years the Wayne Township ...

Gov. Wolf moves Pa. to cap emissions; join climate initiative

By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf took a step toward capping greenhouse gas emissions from power plants Thursday, part of an effort to fight climate change in a heavily populated and fossil fuel-rich state that has long been one of the nation's ...

Colleges got millions from opioid maker owners

By COLLIN BINKLEY and JENNIFER McDERMOTT Associated Press BOSTON — Prestigious universities around the world have accepted at least $60 million over the past five years from the family that owns the maker of OxyContin, even as the company became embroiled in lawsuits related to the opioid ...

PASSHE Chancellor discusses changes to state system

LOCK HAVEN — Social mobility, economic development and social justice; Those form the driving force behind Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Chancellor Daniel Greenstein’s goal to redesign the system among its 14 universities. The focus will be less about the ...

Governor says he wants to reform charter schools

By Russ O’Reilly roreilly@altoonamirror.com ALTOONA — Gov. Tom Wolf touted charter school reform and announced the closure of the state’s lowest performing cyber charter school during a visit to Altoona on Tuesday. Superintendents from Blair, Cambria and Centre counties filled the ...

Police, coroner probe death of construction worker

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County Coroner Zach Hanna and the state police out of Lamar are investigating the death of a construction worker at the First Quality building site in Lock Haven on Monday. Hanna said the 39-year-old Virginia man was employed by Yates Construction Co. out of Virginia ...

Centre County couple charged in death of baby

From staff reports BELLEFONTE — A Centre County couple has been charged in connection with the death of their infant son. Tyler Baney, 24, of Julian, and Ciara Steffey, 20, of Pleasant Gap, are charged with felonies of endangering the welfare of a child and involuntary manslaughter and ...

Company wants to modify dam at Little Pine into hydroelectric facility

From PennLive WATERVILLE — An Alabama company wants to study the feasibility of modifying the dam in Little Pine State Park in northwestern Lycoming County into a hydroelectric facility. Lock + TM Hydro Friends Fund XXII, part of Hydro Green Energy, has filed an application with the ...

Centre County proclaims October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — Domestic violence is an epidemic in the United States. At Tuesday’s Centre County commissioners’ meeting, Proclamation No. 29 of 2019 was issued. It proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Centre County. Dawn ...