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Gov. Wolf puts House on timetable to pass minimum wage bill

By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Wolf is putting the state House of Representatives on a timeline to pass legislation he has long sought to raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage, saying Friday that the Republican-controlled chamber has until the end of the month. If ...

Cable median barrier work ongoing in Clinton County

LOCK HAVEN – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing an update on its cable median barrier installation project along more than 13 miles of roadway in Centre, Clinton, Mifflin, and Juniata counties. The project will enhance safety for motorists and reduce the ...

Attorney wrongly served as a defendant in Piazza lawsuit

From Pennlive WILLIAMSPORT – A West Virginia attorney is threatening legal action after mistakenly being served as a defendant in a federal suit stemming from the 2017 hazing death of a Penn State student. Roy D. Baker Jr. in a letter filed Monday in U.S. Middle District Court accuses a ...

Bear’s first buck

William D. “Bear” Kelly and his first buck, a nice 10 point he shot while hunting in the Hyner Run area. Bear shot the buck with his new 6.5 Creedmore. He also shot a bear in bear in bear rifle season.

FQ dryer expected mid-next week

LOCK HAVEN — Commuters should expect slowed traffic by mid next week due to the delivery of a large Yankee dryer to First Quality Tissue in Castanea Township. Clinton County Economic Partnership President Michael Flanagan said the dryer left Erie on Dec. 5 and is expected to arrive in Lock ...

Garden Building says good-bye to old sprinklers

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Garden Building will be having its outdated sprinkler system gutted in the near future. The proposal for Spirit Sprinkler to remove the current sprinkler system from the atrium and soffit areas of the building for a labor rate of $68 per hour was approved by ...

KCSD board welcomes two new board members

MILL HALL — The Keystone Central school board welcomed two new members on Thursday night. At the board’s re-organizational meeting, which was held in the Central Mountain High School library, new board members Jeff Johnston and Randy Strouse took their oaths and officially joined the ...

Fire crews contain small fire on Church Street

LOCK HAVEN — A Wednesday evening fire caused moderate damage to a home along East Church Street in Lock Haven. The fire, located at 118 E. Church St. in Lock Haven was accidental and caused by smoking, according to the State Police Fire Marshal. Lock Haven Fire Chief Bob Neff said that ...

UPMC Susquehanna in Sunbury closing its doors

From Staff Reports SUNBURY — UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury will be closing its doors soon. The hospital, which has been in Sunbury for nearly 125 years, will officially close early next year. According to several media reports, the facility will close on March 31, 2020. One of the factors in ...

SPCA asks for help with overflow of pets at shelter

LOCK HAVEN — There’s a problem here in Clinton County and with the community’s help it can be fixed. The Clinton County SPCA, which can house approximately 19 shelter dogs, is overflowing with dogs looking for a home. “This is the fullest we’ve ever been,” Shelter Manager Cristy ...

Bellefonte board welcomes three new faces at re-organizational meeting

BELLEFONTE — A trio of new board members joined the Bellefonte school board at its annual re-organizational meeting on Tuesday night. Mark Badger, Julie Fitzgerald and Max Kroell were welcomed as new members of the board. Departing the board are Lorraine Mulfinger, Rob Pacella and Robert ...

Refund will help fund new roof at CPI

BELLEFONTE — The Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology is going to need a new roof in the very near future. At Tuesday night’s regular meeting of the Bellefonte school board, it took steps to helping fund a new roof at CPI. It was announced that there was a refund of ...

Super Load to move from Erie to LH starting today

LOCK HAVEN – Starting today, a Yankee Dryer super load will be transported from the Port of Erie to First Quality Tissue in the city of Lock Haven—a distance of more than 300 miles. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting regional drivers that this super ...

Impeachment takeaways: History lessons, partisan feuds

By ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON — The next phase of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump moved to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with public hearings featuring professors of law who discussed the constitutional origins of ...

Borowicz Christmas open houses set for Dec. 12, 13

LOCK HAVEN – Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R- Centre/Clinton) cordially invites all 76th District residents to attend either of her upcoming Christmas district office open houses on the following dates: LOCK HAVEN OPEN HOUSE Friday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 18 E. Main St., Suite 2, Lock ...

Kid Rock’s Detroit eatery closing after his profane comments

DETROIT (AP) — Kid Rock won't renew his licensing agreement for Kid Rock's Made in Detroit restaurant, the owners of the sports arena in which it's housed said Wednesday. The news comes after the singer and musician was recently filmed delivering a vulgarity-laced rant against Oprah ...

John Curcio recognized for military service

LOCK HAVEN — Former U.S. Army Air Force Staff Sergeant John F. Curcio was awarded a citation from the State House of Representatives at the office of Stephanie Borowicz yesterday for his service in World War II. Curcio was a member of the eighth U.S. Army Air Force’s 458th Bombardment ...

Centre County Sheriff’s office to get body cameras

BELLEFONTE — The Centre County Sheriff’s Office will be getting some new equipment. At Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners’ meeting, the commissioners unanimously approved a five-year contract with Axon Enterprise, Inc., to provide body cameras to the sheriff and his deputies. The ...

Centre County hears about potential Liquid Fuels allocations

BELLEFONTE — The Liquid Fuels program continues to do good things for Centre County’s infrastructure. The county’s Liquid Fuels program funds a range of projects to support construction, reconstruction, maintenance and repair of county roads, streets and bridges. At Tuesday’s Board of ...

UPMC appeals county denial of tax exemption

LOCK HAVEN — UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven is challenging Clinton County’s denial of its request for tax-exempt status. The regional health system, which operates UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven Hospital on Cree Drive, has appealed in the county Court of Common Pleas the county Board of ...