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City furloughs 24 employees

From Staff Reports LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven City Council furloughed 24 employees and extended the city’s State of Emergency through May 3, at its second virtual meeting Wednesday. In order to reduce the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus by city employees and the public, ...

Centre extends emergency through April 30

BELLEFONTE — The Centre County Board of Commissioners continue to address the COVID-19 crisis. Tuesday’s meeting — their first since March 17 — featured plenty of discussion about coronavirus. Centre County is under a “stay at home” order from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. The ...

‘We’ve been here before:’ Stuck inside… an all night lockdown

By LOU BERNARD You’ve been hearing it over and over, recently. Stay indoors. Don’t go out unless it’s strictly necessary. Many people are doing exactly that, and I give you my respect. For a few that don’t seem to be getting the message, let me say it in capital letters: STAY ...

Keller introduces bill to halt federal inmate movement

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) Tuesday introduced the Pausing All New Detention and Ending Movement of Inmates for Coronavirus (PANDEMIC) Act of 2020 in response to ongoing concerns about the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) continued movement of inmates in BOP custody ...

State opens online sales of liquor, wine

HARRISBURG —Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is re-opening its online sales portal for liquor and wine sales in Pennsylvania, but it appears to be first-come, first-serve at the moment. And you probably already missed your chance today. Gov. Tom Wolf announced the modification to the ...

Pa. suspends some nurse-licensing requirements

By MIKE REUTHER Special to The Express In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of State has suspended certain administrative requirements for nurses, including temporarily extending license expiration dates and waiving associated fees. “We are taking this action to ...

State human services programs are operating

HARRISBURG — The Department of Human Services (DHS) is reminding Pennsylvanians that the state’s outlets to report abuse or neglect, ChildLine and Adult Protective Services, and domestic violence and rape crisis programs are still operational for those who wish to report suspected abuse or ...

2020 seedling sales, programs canceled

HOWARD — The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced its Howard Nursery will not distribute seedlings as a result of mandatory closings and delays caused by COVID-19, and refunds will be distributed. The nursery annually has provided over a million seedlings to Hunter Access Program ...

Clinton County libraries closed indefinitely

LOCK HAVEN — The State Library has ordered all Pennsylvania libraries closed indefinitely due to the coronavirus. This includes Annie Halenbake Ross Library, Renovo Area Library and Friendship Community Library in Beech Creek. Books-by-mail and the County Traveling Library services are also ...

Order stamps and postal supplies from home

From U.S. Postal Services You don’t have to go to the post office to use many postal products and services. In fact, most simple tasks can be done from the convenience and safety of your home with or without a computer. To purchase stamps, using your computer, you can go to the Postal ...

Cancellations and Postponements

CHURCHES —Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church, 111 Main St., Mill Hall, closed until further notice. —Beech Creek Wesleyan Church canceled all services and activities until further notice; live streaming the Sunday Worship Service on their Facebook page “Beech Creek Wesleyan ...

Help for the Community

Woodward Township Police serving the public DINNSTOWN — The Woodward Township Police Department has issued a press release to let township residents know they are committed to continuing to provide police services to the public during this COVID-19 pandemic. Officers will continue to answer ...

Bellefonte’s Big Spring Spirits begins producing hand sanitizer

BELLEFONTE — Big Spring Spirits in Bellefonte is known for its wide-range of top-shelf, award-winning spirits. If owner Kevin Lloyd has his way, it will soon be known for something else — hand sanitizer. Big Spring Spirits, located at 198 Match Factory Place in Bellefonte, recently ...

Mother of abandoned baby found

LOGANTON —An 18-year-old mother has admitted giving birth to a baby boy and leaving him on the back porch of a home on West Main Street, Loganton, early last Thursday morning. Cassandra Rochelle Stitzer, of 236 E. Winter Road, Loganton, was charged with endangering the welfare of children ...

KCSD follows its Continuity of Education Plan

From staff reports MILL HALL — During the first week of mandatory school closures in Pennsylvania due to the caronavirus, Keystone Central School District’s new Director of Curricular Innovation Megan Hull hit the ground running when she officially joined the district on Friday, March ...

Trump approves Pa. major disaster declaration

HARRISBURG — President Donald J. Trump has declared that a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and ordered Federal assistance to supplement Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on ...

City, county continue providing public services

LOCK HAVEN — With non-life sustaining businesses closed, the public not permitted to enter county buildings and Lock Haven declaring a state of emergency, many services people have become accustomed to are not accessible. So, you might ask, what is still available. Throughout the city ...

Don’t call 911, call police to report non compliant business

LOCK HAVEN — With Gov. Tom Wolf’s closure of physical locations of non-life sustaining businesses, the state police have taken on another task during the COVID-19 pandemic —ensuring these businesses remain compliant during the closure. Wolf announced on Monday afternoon the closures will ...

UPMC to protect staff pay during COVID-19 pandemic response

WILLIAMSPORT — UPMC is implementing a staffing and pay protection program, which will ensure that all staff will continue to be paid at their current rate for normally scheduled hours through May 9,even if they are assigned to alternative work during their regular hours. This program has ...

Dentists help reverse regulations to be able to see urgent care patients

By MARK MARONEY Special to The Express Patients who need urgent dental care can again visit a dentist in offices across the state. Late Monday, the state Department of Health removed a requirement for dentists to have offices equipped with negative pressure rooms and to have themselves ...