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KC resumes classes; free meals this week

MILL HALL — For teachers in the Keystone Central School District, Monday was a day for “professional development,” while students enjoyed a day off for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Today, classes at KCSD resumed. This week, Cohort 1 will be in-person today and Wednesday, while ...

More positive COVID-19 cases at Susque-View

LOCK HAVEN — Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise at Susque-View, but vaccines have arrived. Due to the positive cases in the facility and Clinton County’s community positivity rate, Susque-View Home residents continue to be tested once per week and employees are tested twice per week for ...

Clinton, Centre county COVID numbers still rising

HARRISBURG — The local numbers continue to climb, but not at such a rapid rate as previous days. Clinton County reported 42 cases of COVID-19 over the past two days — 23 on Sunday and 19 on Monday — bringing its total to 2,368. Centre County added 123 new COVID-19 cases over the past ...

King Day service calls for nonviolence amid turbulent times

ATLANTA (AP) — Speakers at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration in Atlanta called Monday for a renewed dedication to nonviolence following a turbulent year in which a deadly pandemic, protests over systemic racism and a divisive election capped by an attack on the U.S. ...

Biden aims for unifying speech at daunting moment for US

President-elect Joe Biden will take the stage for his inaugural address at perhaps the most difficult starting point for a president since Franklin Roosevelt began his first term by assuring a nation scarred by the Great Depression that “we have nothing to fear but fear itself.” But ...

New documentary showcases FBI investigation of Martin Luther King Jr.

NEW YORK (AP) — The opening images of the documentary “MLK/FBI” include footage from the 1963 march on the Washington Mall that, today, is all the more striking for the protesters’ peacefulness. The march culminated in one of the most indelible moments of the civil rights movement, ...

Pa. lawmaker stricken with brain cancer dies at home

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator stricken with brain cancer died Sunday, his family said. Sen. Dave Arnold, R-Lebanon, died peacefully at home with his wife and daughter by his side, his family and staff said in a statement distributed by the Senate Republican press ...

Protests start small at fortified US statehouses

Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday as National Guard troops and police kept watch to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol. There were no immediate ...

Woman accused of killing infant, stabbing ex-boyfriend

WILLIAMSPORT — A city woman has been charged in the death of her five-month-old baby girl and alleged stabbing of her estranged boyfriend, both of whom were the infant’s parents, city police said. The deceased girl’s mother, Corrie Shanikah Cowlay-Saunders, 22, of 344 Adams St. has been ...

Texas Roadhouse coming to Golden Strip

WILLIAMSPORT — A Texas Roadhouse restaurant will be built on land where a vacant Ruby Tuesday is located in Loyalsock Township on the Golden Strip in Lycoming County. Texas Roadhouse restaurant officials said they are working on final approvals on the closed Ruby Tuesday site on East ...

Men’s clothing store opens downtown

LOCK HAVEN — Downtown Lock Haven continues to make major strides into 2021 as its first men’s clothing store opened its doors this week... the first in over a decade. On Friday, Alaceus Men’s Clothing owner Mohamed Ahamed-Ahrar and his team were excited to showcase the hard work they ...

LHU president leaving, taking position with PASSHE

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University President Robert Pignatello will be leaving the university on Feb. 5 to take a position with the State System of Higher Education as it goes through a system-wide integration plan. Pignatello, who became Lock Haven University president in March 2018, has ...

KC to get $4.8 million in federal stimulus money

MILL HALL — The Keystone Central School District will receive $4.8 million in federal stimulus money, superintendent Jacquelyn Martin announced during this week’s school board voting meeting, which was held via Zoom. “This equates to four times the amount that we had previously ...

BC man jailed for assaulting state trooper

LOCK HAVEN — Vincent Anthony Riggs Mauck, 31, of Beech Creek, was sentenced on Jan. 11 for aggravated assault on a police officer, a felony of the second degree. Clinton County President Judge, Craig Miller, sentenced Mauck to the Clinton County Correctional Facility for 11.5 to 24 months. ...

Man gets state time in road rage attack

LOCK HAVEN — Adam Nicholas Bohn, of Newport, Perry County, was sentenced this week for his June 29, 2020 attack on two people in Chapman Township. Clinton County President Judge Craig P. Miller imposed sentence on Bohn for a term of 90-180 months in state prison on two counts of aggravated ...

LHU adds two members to Council of Trustees

LOCK HAVEN— Lock Haven University’s Council of Trustees has two new members— John Gower and Mark Stern. Gower was appointed for a six-year term to fill the vacancy created by George Durrwachter’s retirement and Stern will complete a term through October 2022, replacing Deb Suder who ...

Geisinger surpasses 20,000 vaccine milestone

DANVILLE — Geisinger’s health system administered its 20,000th COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday. Since mid-December, Geisinger has provided vaccines to health system employees and non-Geisinger health care employees who qualify for the vaccine. Of the 20,000 vaccines Geisinger provided, ...

Hospital staff happy for vaccine, ask for patience until more arrives

WILLIAMSPORT — Local hospital staff members at UPMC are ecstatic that community members have the willingness to receive the COVID vaccine, but are asking for patience as the hospitals are still waiting for allocations of vaccinations and guidance from the state. “We will update the public ...

$2.2 billion in COVID funds dedicated to K-12 schools

HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Wolf is dedicating $2.2 billion in federal stimulus funds to K-12 school districts and charter schools affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to support food programs, technological improvements and other education services. “All schools have been affected by the ...

No charges in Pennsylvania discarded-ballots case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against a former temporary elections worker authorities have said mistakenly discarded nine military ballots ahead of the November presidential election, a federal prosecutor announced Friday. Officials have previously blamed the ...