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She’s the Queen

Morgan Bair was crowned Centre County Grange Fair Queen during ceremonies Wednesday evening at the fairgrounds in Centre Hall. Bair, 17, is the daughter of Jason and Christine Bair of Centre Hall.

Kids learn about healthy relationships and more

PHOTO PROVIDED Juliana Jaglowski, a Youth Advocate for the Clinton County Women’s Center, at left back, and Sarah Harnishfeger, Volunteer/Outreach and Special Projects Coordinator at the Center, provided education on healthy relationships, internet safety, personal space and ...

Supreme Court denies appeal for convicted dog killer

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN —The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied Edward Andrew Bendik’s Petition for Allowance of Appeal of his convictions in the grisly killing of his neighbor’s dog and the related burglary and aggravated assault on police officers. In January of 2017, ...

Man who allegedly threatened City Hall arrested in D.C.

WILLIAMSPORT — City police said a Washington D.C. man was in custody on a warrant, charging him with allegedly making threatening telephone calls to City Hall on Tuesday. Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested Kevin Bascomb, 34, at his home about 10:15 a.m. ...

Martin wants KCSD students to flourish in new school year

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com MILL HALL — A new school year. A clean slate. A fresh start. With the 2019-2020 school year right around the corner, students in the Keystone Central School District are preparing for the year ahead. The KCSD administration is ready as ...

LHU kicks off fall semester with events and activities for students

LOCK HAVEN— Lock Haven University will welcome students back to campus next week, with a host of events and activities for them to participate in as they prepare for the fall semester and the first day of classes on Monday, August 26. On August 21, the first day of new student move-in, ...

KC looking for SMILES, volunteers

MILL HALL —Keystone Central is seeking to increase and strengthen its volunteer programs. Volunteering not only benefits students, it helps the classroom, the whole school, and the community by giving students positive interaction, support, and encouragement. If you are interested in ...

‘Key to the World’

BELLEFONTE — There’s a saying that goes, “Languages are the key to the world,” and Bellefonte Area School District aims to bring a more global perspective to education by offering a variety of world languages to students in the district as early as kindergarten. It happens throughout ...

High school teachers holding walking tours of Bellefonte to educate community

BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte has more than 200 years of history, and you can travel back in time on a series of walking tours this summer led by Bellefonte Area High School history and social studies teachers Matt Maris and Chris Morris. The project is made possible through a partnership with ...

JS Middle School opens ‘Care Closet’

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com JERSEY SHORE — Jersey Shore Area Middle School will be offering a helping hand to not only students but also their families beginning this year. A Care Closet will be set up to provide products for the students’ basic needs, Jersey Shore Area ...

Improvements underway at LH Catholic

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven Catholic School is gearing up for another great school year. Teachers attended in-service days this week and students will be back to school on Thursday, August 22. And the students will be returning to some exciting new changes at the school this year. ...

Local woman writes about music festival 50 years ago

Editor’s note: Sue Morris of Mill Hall, who attended Woodstock musical festival in Bethel, N.Y. from Aug. 15-18, 1969, wrote about her experience at the event, which attracted more than 400,000. Sue’s memories of the historic event originally appeared in Therapeutic Thymes magazine. The ...

LH Police looking for a new officer

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven City Police Department is looking for a full time officer. The search began after one of the city’s officers submitted their resignation last week, Police Chief Kristin Smith said. “We’re looking for mature, level headed individuals who can perform the ...

Human services block grant will aid Centre County

BELLEFONTE — A human services block grant plan is going to make a big difference in Centre County. At Tuesday’s Centre County commissioners’ meeting, human services coordinator Natalie Corman talked in-depth about the 2019-2020 human services block grant plan. The plan outlines services ...

Centre County man accused of concealing thousands in bankruptcy assets

From Pennlive WILLIAMSPORT – A Centre County paving company and car wash owner has been accused of concealing between $250,000 and $500,000 worth of bankruptcy assets. The charge filed Tuesday in U.S. Middle District Court against Andrew Lee Coleman, 65, of Sandy Ridge, specifies $380,000 ...

A year later

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com JERSEY SHORE —Do you believe in miracles? Have you ever met one? I did... just the other day. When I walked into his home, there he was. He gave me a great big smile, his eyes glistened as he beckoned me into the living room. For the ...

Cost of audit sparks exchange between commissioner, controller

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — An item that was pulled from the consent agenda at Tuesday’s Centre County commissioners’ meeting led to an exchange between commissioner Mark Higgins and controller Chuck Witmer. The disagreement stemmed from item “C” in the ...

Loganton man killed in crash Sunday night

From Staff Reports LOGANTON — A Loganton man was killed Sunday when his vehicle struck a large tree, throwing him out of the vehicle. State police at Lamar said Alan Danial Zuback, 39, of Loganton, was transported by Life Flight to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where he was ...

Police investigate break-in, vandalism at Wayne fire hall

From Staff Reports McELHATTAN — State police at Lamar are continuing an investigation into a break-in and vandalism to the Wayne Township Fire Co. building. Damage to the building is estimated at nearly $4,500, but the only thing missing is $25, police said. The incident occurred last ...

Express donates to United Way, Jaycees

The (Lock Haven) Express has donated $500 to the Lock Haven Area Jaycees and $350 to the Clinton County United Way as the newspaper gives subscribers and advertisers a return on their investment in their community newspaper.