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Flooding a danger all week

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — Slow-moving, drenching rains look to continue in our area through Wednesday, according to most weather forecasters. The rain, which is moving generally from south to north, is capable of causing spot flash flooding as storms train over the same area for ...

Dad didn’t fire fatal shot, but on trial in death of daughter

By MATT MILLER mmiller@pennlive.com WILLIAMSPORT — Should a father who didn’t pull the trigger be held responsible for the gunshot that killed his 12-year-old daughter? A jury in Lycoming County will delve into that question this week as it weighs the homicide case against Donald ...

Keystone All-Stars game postponed to 8 p.m.

The Keystone All-Stars Little League State Championship baseball game has been postponed to 8 p.m. tonight. The team is set to face off against the Kennett Square All-Stars in Berwick. This is the second rain delay in less than 24 hours as they were originally set to play last night.

SIX-TIME CHAMP

Matt Lipsey of Kersey, Pa., front center in the white shirt (in first picture), defended his title, winning his sixth straight Sproul 10K trail challenge Saturday. Lipsey finished the 6.7-mile race in Sproul State Forest in just 46 minutes, 44 seconds, shaving nearly two minutes off his 2017 ...

Bikers raise money to improve Veterans Park

More than 40 riders get ready to move out Saturday morning on a motorcycle poker run that raised funds to support improvements to Veterans Park in Lock Haven. The event, organized by Bland J. Rossman VFW Post 1630, also included a breakfast in the morning, and entertainment at the VFW by ...

Keep your umbrella handy; rain to continue

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — It looks like umbrellas will be a great take-along this week, as storms and thunderstorms are forecast every day, with the chance of heavy thunderstorms on some occasions. That doesn’t bode well for Clinton County’s Keystone ...

City has plans for dead trees around Zindel Park

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Efforts are about to get underway to improve forest health and get rid of some dead trees around Zindel Park. The small, beautiful park is within the lower Keller Reservoir area of the Lock Haven City Authority’s 5,200-acre ...

SEDA COG to provide housing rehab services

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — SEDA COG will rehabilitate two to three low income homes through the city’s 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Rehabilitation Program. SEDA COG is currently providing services through the city’s 2015 CDBG budget. The ...

Penn College summer commencement is Aug. 4

WILLIAMSPORT — Nearly 250 students have petitioned to graduate in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Summer 2018 Commencement ceremony, scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Community Arts Center. The student speaker will be Lara K. Duke, of Swengel, Union County, who will ...

Around the Town

Good Day and Happy Birthday to Jeff Evers of Lock Haven! Word of the Day Cynophobia — Fear of dogs. Quote of the Day “To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.” — Henry David Thoreau Famous jazz artist Famous jazz bassist and two-time Grammy nominee ...

Five-car, rear-end collision Friday evening

Five-car, rear-end collision Friday evening A five-car accident occurred in the west lane of Route 220 in Chapman Township Friday evening. A police report was not available by press time Sunday, but the initial report was that one car slowed down and cars behind it failed to do the same, ...

Keystone ready to push for title

BEECH CREEK — Keystone’s a scary team when they’re firing on all cylinders. The All-Stars conquered a tough District 12 before blitzing through sectionals with ease, including a 12-0 beatdown against Pottsville in the title game. But with stiffer competition approaching in the ...

After tri-county crime spree, couple facing burglary charges

LOCK HAVEN — An out-of-town couple that went on a three-county crime spree are facing charges of burglary, criminal trespassing, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. Taylor DeWitt, a 22-year-old college student from Quakertown, and Shayne Krail, 25, of Norristown, ...

Jersey Shore student’s complaint dismissed in court

JERSEY SHORE — The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has granted a motion from the Jersey Shore Area School District for summary judgement and dismissal of a complaint filed by Kristin Newvine. The court concluded Newvine failed to establish her damages from a slip and fall on the school ...

Food Truck War planned at MH pool

MILL HALL — The Community Pool at Mill Hall will host its first Food Truck War competition Sunday, Aug. 5 from noon to 4 p.m. A trophy will be presented to the best food truck, decided upon by voting customers. A pavilion will be available for people to sit down and eat in, and the ...

Boil water advisory lifted

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — A boil water advisory that has been in effect since Tuesday has been lifted, according to the Lock Haven City Water Office. Residents from 300-401 Mackey Avenue, 2-113 Grape Street, and 408-414 Jarrett Street in Castanea were notified on Tuesday of a ...

Two more admit to emission monitor tampering scheme

From PennLive WILLIAMSPORT — Two employees of a firm that does work in the natural gas fields have admitted they were part of a scheme to tamper with emission monitoring systems on heavy duty diesel trucks. Guilty pleas Thursday in U.S. Middle District Court are the latest in what ...

Crowds clamor for classic cars in 17th annual CPAA antique auto event

MILL HALL — It’s a bright, sunny day at the Central Pennsylvania Auto Auction in Mill Hall, but inside, things are a bit chaotic. People are milling about, chatting and scoping out cars, and auctioneers are rattling off cars and prices over the loudspeaker at mind-numbingly fast speeds ...

Boil water advisory lifted in Castanea Township

LOCK HAVEN - A boil water advisory that has been in effect since Tuesday has been lifted, Lock Haven City's Water Office said. Residents from 300-401 Mackey Avenue, 2-113 Grape Street, and 408-414 Jarrett Street in Castanea were notified on Tuesday, July 17 of a problem with their drinking ...

City acccepting applications for $296,249 in CDBG funds

LOCK HAVEN — The first of two public hearings to talk about the $296,249 in 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds that the city of Lock Haven will receive was held Monday night prior to City Council’s regular meeting. The city’s Development Coordinator Maria Boileau ...