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Local chiropractor planning microbrewery in Mill Hall

MILL HALL — The borough of Mill Hall will soon attract a whole new crowd of beer enthusiasts and local fishermen with the opening of a microbrewery later this year or early 2022. Dr. Lee Powers, a local chiropractor, has been hard at work planning Floating Feathers Beer Company at 380 ...

City OKs outdoor dining for Old Corner

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven City Council approved a request to close the Grove Street entrance of the East Church Street parking lot for outdoor dining this summer. Don Powers, owner of The Old Corner, made the request during Monday night’s city council meeting. The Old Corner is ...

Snyder receives Award for Local Government Excellence

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County Commissioner Jeffrey Snyder is among municipalities and government officials honored for their dedication and commitment to strengthen their communities and better serve their residents. Gov. Tom Wolf and Department of Community and Economic Development ...

County unemployment rate increases

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County’s unemployment rate increased for the second consecutive month, according to information released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor & Industry. The February rate for the county was 7.7%, up from the 7.1% reading in January. After eight months of ...

Keller briefed on spike in COVID-19 cases in last two weeks

WILLIAMSPORT — A roundtable discussion with U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer and UPMC Susquehanna medical staff Tuesday revealed a disturbing trend in the COVID-19 pandemic. A “bit of a spike” in cases in the past two weeks was revealed to Keller by Dr. Rutul Dalal, chief of ...

Authorities: Navy medic shoots two, is shot and killed on base

FREDERICK, Md. — A Navy medic shot and critically wounded two people at a Maryland business park Tuesday, then fled to a nearby Army base where he was shot and killed, police and U.S. Navy officials said. The man entered a business at the Riverside Tech Park, causing people inside to ...

Fredericks house sale, auction of contents to benefit LHU students

LOCK HAVEN — Samuel H. and Dr. Carol Fredericks loved everything about Lock Haven University and they supported the university for many years and in many ways, some that will live on for years to come. One of the most beautiful gifts from the couple is The Fredericks Family Guest House ...

AFSCME: Jobs saved at Lock Haven University

LOCK HAVEN — Amid the fight against integration proposed by Chancellor Dan Greenstein, it appears Lock Haven University has achieved a significant victory. The outcries involving the integration have been left with positivity relative to the former threat of outsourcing of staff jobs. ...

Sam and Carol Fredericks leave lasting legacy at LHU

LOCK HAVEN — The Fredericks Family Guest House is just one of many contributions Samuel H. and Dr. Carol Whitcraft Fredericks have made to Lock Haven University. In addition to the Guest House, the Fredericks’ support of the university includes one of the university’s signature ...

Mansfield University president speaks on integration

MANSFIELD — When the proposed integration of Mansfield University and two other area schools is completed, opportunities for students should expand without the loss of what makes each institution unique, according to Dr. Charles Patterson, Mansfield’s president. “University ...

Borowicz, others seek to ban transgender girls from sports

Some Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers are seeking to ban transgender high school athletes from participating in gender-specific sports teams. Lawmakers on Monday formally introduced the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, House Bill 972. A cadre of Republican state lawmakers — all of them ...

Borowicz comments on her support of transgender sports ban

HARRISBURG — State Representative Stephanie Borowicz (R-Clinton/Centre) released the follow comments in a press release on Monday evening: “Speaking from her perspective as a former student athlete, Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Clinton/Centre) Monday participated in a state Capitol news ...

Pennsylvanians reminded to register to vote by May 3 for primary election

Harrisburg — With the May 18 municipal primary election fast approaching, Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid reminds eligible Pennsylvanians that the deadline to register to vote is May 3. “I encourage all eligible voters to make sure that they are registered, and their ...

For the Hunsbergers, fishing season is about more than the big catch

MILL HALL — On opening day of fishing season, Fishing Creek was busy — as it usually is. For Lock Haven native Cheyenne Hunsberger, there was nowhere she’d rather be. Hunsberger has been fishing since she was about five years old. The 20-year-old college student was home for Easter ...

Vaccine passports are latest flashpoint in COVID politics

HARRISBURG — Vaccine passports being developed to verify COVID-19 immunization status and allow inoculated people to more freely travel, shop and dine have become the latest flash point in America’s perpetual political wars, with Republicans portraying them as a heavy-handed intrusion into ...

Chapman Township Easter Egg Hunt a success

KEVIN RAUCH/THE EXPRESS Avery Winkelman of Renovo was content with just two eggs, one for each hand at Saturday afternoon’s egg hunt. One year-old Avery is the daughter of Anthony and Alyssa Winkelman of Renovo. Madie Buttorff, 5, of Jersey Shore, got to meet the Easter Bunny at the ...

Game Commission releases deer harvest report

Pennsylvania hunters followed up 2019-20 hunting seasons’ highest overall deer harvest in 15 years by topping it when they took an estimated 435,180 deer in the 2020-21 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported. The 2020-21 estimated deer harvest ...

PA cannabis legalization remains unlikely

New Jersey. New York. Virginia. One by one, Pennsylvania’s neighbors are moving to legalize recreational cannabis for adults. There’s majority support for doing the same thing here: A March poll from Franklin & Marshall College showed 59% support among registered voters for ...

With new aid, schools seek solutions to new and old issues

With a massive infusion of federal aid coming their way, schools across the U.S. are weighing how to use the windfall to ease the harm of the pandemic — and to tackle problems that existed long before the coronavirus. The assistance that was approved last month totals $123 billion — a ...

Local folks commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ

LANA MUTHLER/THE EXPRESS Jane White and Ken Bierly led the walkers carrying the wooden cross at Friday morning’s Cross Walk to McElhattan United Methodist Church. As is tradition, a small group of local parishners gathered on a frigid Good Friday morning to remember the day when Jesus ...