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Bucktail crowns queen and king

KEVIN RAUCH/FOR THE EXPRESS Bucktail hosted Cowanesque Valley on Friday night at Bucktail High School. It was also Homecoming and royalty was there. Paul Risley and Maille Considine were named King and Queen. Unfortunately, Homecoming 2020 was spoiled by Cowanesque Valley. Bucktail saw a ...

Record avalanche of early votes transforms the 2020 election

Nearly 21 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes. The 20.8 million ballots submitted as of Friday afternoon represents 15% ...

29,000 mail-in ballots delivered to Centre County voters

BELLEFONTE — The voting process continues in Centre County. According to Michael Pipe, chair of the Centre County Board of Commissioners, more than 29,000 mail-in ballots have been received by Centre County voters. Pipe called the process a “well-oiled machine” and said that feedback ...

Halloween activities come to the area

(Editor’s Note: If you have activities to add to this list, send them to Lana Muthler at lmuthler@lockhaven.com or call her at 570-748-6791. As the list is updated, it will be reprinted in The Express.) Stores are filled with costumes, masks, decorations, candy and other goodies for ...

Congressional candidates talk foreign policy

WILLIAMSPORT — The Sun-Gazette has been interviewing candidates for public office on topics impacting voters. Today, a question on foreign policy is posed to candidates for the 12th Congressional seat. The candidates are Lee Griffin, Democrat; Fred Keller, Republican; and Liz Terwilliger, ...

Bellefonte residents evacuated after gas leak

BELLEFONTE — Things were tense in Bellefonte on Friday afternoon. Some residents in downtown Bellefonte were briefly evacuated on Friday afternoon following a major gas leak. The gas leak took place at the intersection of West Manchester Lane and South Spring Street. Residents in the area ...

Deadline looms to defuse Pa.’s budget bomb

HARRISBURG (AP) — Months after passing a partial budget that avoided some hard decisions, Pennsylvania’s Legislature and governor face a deadline at the end of November to finish the job and plug a multibillion-dollar deficit. The partially funded budget that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf ...

Pa. sees another big monthly drop in jobless rate

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate began to look like the rest of the nation’s in September, taking another steep drop from its post-pandemic high as the labor force and payrolls grew, according to state figures released Friday. However, the state still has yet to ...

Wolf vetoes bill to let restaurants operate at full capacity

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a Republican-sponsored bill Friday that would have let restaurants and bars reopen at up to full capacity, saying it would have jeopardized public health and safety. It was the latest in a string of coronavirus-related vetoes from the ...

Solid Waste Authority donates $19,074 to Salvation Army

McELHATTAN — The Clinton County Solid Waste Authority, meeting in person Wednesday, donated $19,074 to Lock Haven Salvation Army Capt. Dan Johnson. The check represents proceeds from the authority’s annual golf tournament. “I feel extremely blessed,” Capt. Johnson said. “The ...

LHU integration a step closer

LOCK HAVEN - Integration of Lock Haven University with Mansfield and Bloomsburg took a big step forward this week. The Board of Governors for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the governing body of the 14 state-run schools, on Wednesday affirmed the system’s efforts ...

Groundbreaking Sunday for Soaring Eagle Wetland

BELLEFONTE — Groundbreaking on the Soaring Eagle Wetland, one of the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation’s two Centre County wetlands to be designed with accessibility features, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 18. This action demonstrates the Foundation’s commitment to make nature ...

County moves commissioner meetings inside

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County commissioners are coming in out of the cold. Not that the weather has really been that cold, but knowing it won’t be long, the county commissioners announced Thursday that they are moving meetings from the pavilion outside the Piper Building into the ...

Europe, US reel as virus infections surge at record pace

Coronavirus cases around the world have climbed to all-time highs of more than 330,000 per day as the scourge comes storming back across Europe and spreads with renewed speed in the U.S., forcing many places to reimpose tough restrictions they had eased just a few months ago. Well after ...

Candidates talk abortion, guns economy, religion, healthcare

LOCK HAVEN — The annual Clinton County Christian Coalition Candidates Forum Tuesday evening gave the public a taste of what local candidates seeking election on Nov. 3 stand for and how they feel about the issues. Five candidates attending the event, held in the large courtroom at the ...

High-speed internet to expand in Clinton, Lycoming counties

LOCK HAVEN — High-speed internet service is expanding in Clinton and Lycoming counties because of a $2.5 million grant awarded to SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) on behalf of the counties. The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) POWER grant funds internet expansion to unreached ...

Pa. confirms ‘fall resurgence’ of coronavirus

Pennsylvania is “at the start of the fall resurgence” of COVID-19, the health secretary said Wednesday, urging residents once more to take steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Wednesday marked the ninth consecutive day that Pennsylvania’s daily case count surpassed 1,000, and ...

Rapid Antigen Test Card distribution begins in PA

HARRISBURG — The Wolf Administration on Wednesday began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution ...

$1 million Powerball ticket sold at Puff’s

LOCK HAVEN — A Pennsylvania Lottery retailer in Clinton County sold a Powerball® ticket worth $1 million for the Saturday, Oct. 10 drawing. The ticket matched all five white balls drawn, 05-18-23-40-50, to win $1 million, less applicable withholding. Puff Discount Cigarette Store, 200 ...

Pennsylvania becomes a battleground over election security

HARRISBURG (AP) — For anxiety over voting and ballot counting in this year’s presidential election, it’s hard to top Pennsylvania. Election officials in Philadelphia, home to one-fifth of the state’s Democratic voters, have been sued by President Donald Trump’s campaign, blasted by ...