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Treading too lightly

CHRIS MORELLI/THE EXPRESS This tractor trailer lost a tire after making a delivery at Dollar General on Friday morning. The breakdown took place along Vesper Street and closed the roadway for a significant portion to time until repairs were made.

LHU to host FAFSA night events at area high schools

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University’s office of financial aid will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) nights at area high schools as follows: — Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 6-8 p.m. at Jersey Shore Area High School, 701 Cemetery St., Jersey Shore. — Wednesday, ...

Miss PA contestant has high hopes for ‘Minute To Give It’

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Chantelle Heggenstaller is a woman on a mission — and her mission is two-fold. In November, Heggenstaller will be competing for the title of Miss Pennsylvania USA at the Pasquerilla Center in Johnstown. Competing in the pageant means ...

KC awarded nearly $1 million in new grants

From Staff Reports MILL HALL — Keystone Central School District has been awarded new grants for the 2019-20 school year that total nearly $1 million. According to KCSD superintendent Jacquelyn Martin, the grants will benefit students, faculty, staff and the community. Martin said that ...

LHU seniors offered internships at prison

By RICK KESSINGER rkessinger@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Correctional Facility and Lock Haven University have partnered on an agreement to offer internships to senior criminal justice majors. This agreement was voted on unanimously at both the prison board meeting ...

Poorman providing scholarships for dual enrollment

LOCK HAVEN — Keystone Central School District was recently presented with a contribution for Central Mountain High School students to participate in Dual Enrollment courses at Lock Haven University. Stephen Poorman devised this contribution to provide funds to Central Mountain High School ...

Borowicz secures $125,00 for clean water project at Snow Shoe

SNOW SHOE - State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Centre/Clinton, has secured a $125,000 Local Municipal Relief grant from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to assist Mountaintop Regional Water Authority in restoring safe and clean drinking water to about 1,300 homes and ...

Wildcats join Bucks in the band bleachers

RENOVO — The Central Mountain High School Marching Band traveled to Renovo last Friday night to share in Bucktail Area High School’s homecoming celebration. Music students from both schools had a great time playing pep tunes in the stands, and the Wildcat Marching Band performed their ...

Three teens charged in break-ins at Fallon Hotel

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Three teenage boys have been charged with criminal trespass for allegedly breaking into The Fallon Hotel on multiple occasions between April and July of this year, Lock Haven City police reported. The Fallon Hotel, one of the city’s ...

Ed Horning inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — Another one of Centre County’s own was recently inducted in the National 4-H Hall of Fame. Ed Horning, a 4-H and youth development agent in Centre County, was honored at Tuesday’s Centre County commissioners meeting for his Hall ...

Man who lost leg to rattlesnakes faces prison time

From PennLive WILLIAMSPORT — A Lycoming County man says he wants nothing more to do with eastern timber rattlesnakes. Cody Short lost a leg because of snake bites and may face a jail sentence for illegally catching the snakes, as well as killing 12 prized deer. Short, 41, of the Trout ...

Voting chief fires back against bid to derail ballot measure

By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania's top elections official defended the language of a constitutional amendment ballot question Wednesday and urged a state court to deny a pending request to stop it from going before voters next month. Acting Secretary of ...

Partnership honors those who started it all

LOCK HAVEN —The Clinton County Economic Partnership celebrated its 30th anniversary at last night’s annual dinner and it seemed only fitting that they offer some history of the Partnership and recognize several people who have been involved in the organization since its inception. ...

Damaghi receives standing ovation from packed house

LOCK HAVEN — The Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center was packed last night as over 200 members and guests of the Clinton County Economic Partnership gathered for the Partnership’s Annual Dinner. The evening began with a social hour, where people from government organizations such as ...

Bids open for Centre County courthouse project

BELLEFONTE — Centre County took another step on its path to crucial courthouse renovations on Tuesday. At the Centre County commissioners’ meeting, bids were opened for Phase II of renovations at the landmark. Bids came in for general trades, plumbing, fire protection and ...

Once controversial levee now a community blessing

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — On a sun-splashed Monday afternoon, a host of past and present city officials, dignitaries and members of the community gathered at the corner of Jay and East Water streets to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the ...

Jennifer Hagaman named new Director of Veterans Affairs

By RICK KESSINGER rkessinger@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County has a new Director of Veterans Affairs, taking on the responsibilities of Bill Bechdel who held the position previously, and her name is Jennifer Hagaman. Upon graduation in Parkersburg, W. Va., Hagaman served for ...

CORRECTION

LOCK HAVEN — The next lunch program of Lock Haven Christian Women’s Club is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Flemington Church of Christ at 714 Fairpoint Road, Allison Township. Theme for the luncheon is “A Crafty Lunch.” The day was incorrect in Saturday’s Express. We apologize ...

Trump orders Turkey sanctions; US scrambles for Syria exit

By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON — Targeting Turkey's economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria -- an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving ...

Another Philadelphia shooting wounds two, one critically

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two more people were wounded, one critically, in the same section of Philadelphia on Monday where six people ranging in age from 14 to 27 were wounded the evening before by gunfire during another violent weekend in the city. Police said the latest shots reported shortly ...