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Canada’s last intact ice shelf collapses due to warming

Much of Canada's remaining intact ice shelf has broken apart into hulking iceberg islands thanks to a hot summer and global warming, scientists said. Canada's 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf on the northwestern edge of Ellesmere Island had been the country's last intact ice shelf until the end ...

Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York schools can bring children back to classrooms for the start of the school year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, citing success in battling the coronavirus in the state that once was the U.S. heart of the pandemic. The Democratic governor's decision clears ...

Monday Night Movies at the Heisey Museum

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Historical Society will be hosting Monday Movie nights on the grounds of the Heisey Museum, 362 E. Water St., Lock Haven during the month of August. The first film will play on Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. The Night of the Hunter is a 1955 Noir film starring Robert ...

A new look

LOCK HAVEN — There’s a lot of updates underway inside the Clinton County Courthouse. Contractors from Wheary Inc. and Turnkey Electric have been hard at work in the large courtroom and entryway with renovations since early this summer. So far they’ve painted the ornate ceiling a ...

Wolf recommends no high school sports until 2021

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf sent shock waves throughout the sports world Thursday when he recommended at his daily press conference that no sports should be played until Jan. 1, 2021. The response came when a reporter asked for guidance regarding fans and spectators at high school sporting ...

Penn State: No fans at football games

UNIVERSITY PARK — If football games are played at Beaver Stadium this fall, it will happen without fans. On Thursday, Penn State announced that it is preparing for the upcoming fall sports season without fans in attendance. And yes, that includes football. The announcement was made by Vice ...

Volunteers wanted for city’s farmers market

LOCK HAVEN —The city of Lock Haven is looking for volunteers to help at the downtown farmers market. City Manager Gregory Wilson told council during their regular meeting this week that volunteers are welcome to take part in the Market on Main produce sale. The farmers market is held ...

Trump, McConnell huddle; virus aid talks at risk

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump huddled at the White House Thursday with the Senate's top Republican over a vital COVID-19 rescue package, but hopes on Capitol Hill for a deal were souring and there was increasing worry that GOP negotiations with Democrats might collapse. The impasse in ...

New York attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA

NEW YORK — New York’s attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over claims that top executives illegally diverted tens of millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for ...

City begins search for watershed manager

LOCK HAVEN — After previous discussions, city staff is searching for a watershed manager. The management position will replace one of three public works foremen, one of whom resigned last month. City Manager Gregory Wilson along with Public Works Director Anthony “Tony” Stopper and ...

$10.5 million dedicated to Career and Technical Education

HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Wolf is dedicating approximately $10.5 million to Career and Technical Education Centers (CTC) to assist them in implementing public health and safety plans and help them to resume operations. CTC Equity grants provide funding to support effective continuity of ...

4-H lives on!

Always looked forward to in August, the Clinton County Fair was canceled in early May due to COVID-19, leaving many disappointed, including local youth involved in 4-H clubs. Some county youth were left holding lead ropes, grooming tools, projects and displays, and asking themselves what ...

State 4-H offers online activities

MILL HALL — Local 4-Hers are working just as hard as ever to raise and trains their animals, nurture their gardens, perfect their sewing skills, improve their archery scores and much more. You wouldn’t even know that the Clinton County Fair has been canceled, said Kirsten K. Dubbs, Penn ...

Bracing for return of PSU students

BELLEFONTE — With Penn State students poised to stream back into Centre County in the coming weeks, the Centre County Board of Commissioners addressed some concerns at Tuesday’s meeting. More than 30,000 students will be converging on Penn State’s University Park Campus. Penn State is ...

Police see jump in arrests involving bath salts in JS

JERSEY SHORE — A recent uptick in the use of bath salts in the Jersey Shore area has resulted in the arrests of several individuals, according to court records filed by the Tiadaghton Valley Reigonal police. In one case, officers intercepted a potential drug sale involving a 34-year-old ...

LHU promotes nine faculty members

LOCK HAVEN — Nine members of the Lock Haven University faculty have recently been promoted for the 2020-21 academic year. The promotions were made after a lengthy and rigorous evaluation process that was conducted in compliance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement and the LHU ...

Lawmakers hear schools face range of challenges in reopening

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state lawmakers heard about the slew of challenges ahead when schools reopen during a pandemic, as two days of hearings that ended Wednesday offered little reason for optimism. In hours of testimony before the House Education Committee, school officials and other ...

Schrack Farms dairy operations continue to run smoothly

LOGANTON — There’s an entire world of its own existing in the barns and milking parlor at Schrack Farms in scenic Sugar Valley. Twenty-six employees, two thirds of them part of the Schrack family, work long hours to ensure that the operations along West Valley Road run ...

Schrack Farms continues to make innovative changes, educate consumers

LOGANTON — At Schrack Farms, education is just as important as providing high quality milk. “We spend a lot of time educating consumers about where their food comes from how it gets there,” Doug Harbach said. Harbach and many members of his family including his Dad, Jim, play key ...

For Jeff and Cindy Harding, there’s nothing like life on Hess Farm

STATE COLLEGE — When it comes to food, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything. From a routine trip to the grocery store to dining out, things are, quite simply, different. According to Cindy and Jeff Harding of State College, owners of Hess Farm, that’s not necessarily a bad ...