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Haverford has nation’s oldest high school radio station

By MARI A. SCHAEFER The Philadelphia Inquirer, via AP HAVERTOWN, Pa. — Deep inside Haverford High School sits WHHS (99.9) FM, a little 10-watt radio station with a 20,000-watt legacy. The impact of the tiny, student-run operation extends well beyond the mile-sized broadcast range that ...

LHU gets state grant to combat campus sexual assault

HARRISBURG — Nearly $1 million in grants from the Wolf Administration to combat campus sexual assault at 36 colleges and universities, including Lock Haven University, were announced this week. A steadfast supporter of campus safety, Gov. Tom Wolfe established It’s On Us PA, the ...

Trump’s defense, prosecutors dig in

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON — Advocates for and against President Donald Trump gave no ground Sunday on his Senate impeachment trial, digging in on whether a crime is required for his conviction and removal and whether witnesses will be called. But even as Trump's ...

SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in the next few months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after liftoff Sunday. No one was aboard for the wild ride in the skies above Cape ...

Renovo rowhouse residents’ appeal of condemnation proceedings denied

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express RENOVO — After three witnesses testified for six hours over two evenings, a three-member board of appeals was unanimous in denying the appeal of residents and property owners of the 14th Street rowhouses, which were deemed unsafe and condemned. Upon ...

Fire tax uncommon in Clinton County

DUNNSTOWN — Woodward Township supervisors will consider adopting a fire tax at their regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Dunnstown Fire Hall. The fire tax has been a topic of debate among residents during and after two recent public meetings hosted by the supervisors. The ...

JS father charged with shaking baby

By PHILIP HOLMES For The Express JERSEY SHORE — A 21-year-old father surrendered to face assault-related charges for allegedly shaking his infant son so hard that it has left the baby blind and brain damaged, according to state police. Accompanied by his attorney, Tyler Vaughn, of 290 ...

KC admin: No tax hike is budget goal

MILL HALL — The Keystone Central School District superintendent is intent on not raising school property taxes in the next fiscal year that starts July 1. She and district Business Manager Susan Blesh outlined their goals to the school board on Thursday night. Currently the administration ...

Gov. Wolf to follow through on plan to close state prison

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday that he will follow through on his plan to close another state prison, announced originally in August as a cost-cutting step amid a declining inmate population and rising prison costs. Wolf's administration carried out the required hearings ...

Get your taxes done for free

LOCK HAVEN — AARP Foundation is providing in-person tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program — and it’s completely free. Help is available starting Monday, Feb. 10, and ending Monday, April 13, at The STEP Clinton County Community Center located at 124 E. Walnut St., ...

Downtown group bestows 10 awards to businesses, volunteers

­­­From Staff Reports LOCK HAVEN - Surprises and congratulations for hard work, investment and making a living downtown were the themes to Thursday night’s awards ceremony sponsored by Downtown Lock Haven Inc. The business district merchants’ group hosted a Time Out business ...

A gift and opportunity to the community

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — Members of the historic Masonic Temple in downtown Lock Haven want to give the community a gift. In what they and others involved are calling a “once-in-a-generation opportunity,” Lodge 199, Free & Accepted Masons, is negotiating with the ...

‘Positive’ progress in talks on charter renewal

MILL HALL — Prior to Thursday night’s Keystone Central school board meeting, representatives from the Keystone Central School District and Sugar Valley Rural Charter School reported a positive initial dialogue regarding a charter extension for SVRCS. In an email sent to media outlets ...

KCSD board hears early results of facilities study

MILL HALL — At Thursday night’s Keystone Central school board meeting, the board heard from representatives from Crabtree, Rorbaugh and Associates, a group that is in the process of conducting a facilities study in the district. The presentation was given by Jeff Straub and Fred Withum. ...

County rejects $655,000 bid for renovations

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Commissioners have decided to consider keeping local history alive by maintaining the original ceiling in the large courtroom at the nearly 175-year-old county courthouse, rather than giving it another coat of fresh paint. The board on Thursday unanimously ...

Public hearing Monday on zoning change in Bald Eagle Township

MILL HALL — A request to rezone 103 acres of land in Bald Eagle Township is on the agenda prior to next Monday night’s Bald Eagle Township Supervisors meeting. A public hearing scheduled for 6 p.m., followed by the regular supervisors meeting. The land is located behind Walmart and ...

Studio 1795 offers co-working space in downtown Bellefonte

BELLEFONTE — There’s a new co-working space in downtown Bellefonte. Studio 1795, owned by Ellen Matis and her husband, Sean Yoder, recently opened its doors at 127 S. Allegheny St. By day, the location is a co-working space. On evenings and weekends, Matis hopes that it will become a ...

House sends Trump impeachment to Senate for trial

By LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to send two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate and approve House prosecutors for only the third impeachment trial in American history. The nearly party-line vote moved Trump's ...

Accused rapist held for court on all charges

LOCK HAVEN — A Mill Hall man accused of raping a woman in the early morning hours of Oct. 7, 2019, was held for court on all charges following a preliminary hearing before District Judge Frank Mills on Tuesday afternoon. Robert Russel Gillin, 44, of Mill Hall, is charged by Lock Haven City ...

Snow, ice expected for the weekend

LOCK HAVEN — Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the mild weather over the past several days because it is quickly coming to an end. According to AccuWeather senior meteorologist John Gresiak, the mild temperatures are over and cold winter weather is poised to make a return. “We’re going to ...