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Flaming Foliage Festival is underway

The FFF Hostesses were asked to make all the contestants and escorts feel welcome when they arrived in Renovo, and they willingly jumped right in. Hostesses, from left, Sara Kepler, Carlie Gentzyel, 2020 Laurel Representative Tessa Cowfer and hostess Hailee Pollock grab small gifts to pass ...

Hyner Run Road closed next week due to slide

LOCK HAVEN — A large section of Route 1014 (Hyner Run Road) will be closed next week to repair a slide condition on the road. Starting Tuesday, Oct. 15, Hyner Run Road will be closed from the entrance to Hyner State Park (Hyner Park Road) to Pat’s Ridge Road, the Pennsylvania Department ...

County recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By RICK KESSINGER rkessinger@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — This month is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the ladies of the Clinton County Women’s Center (CCWC) are letting it be known as they came out to Thursday’s county commissioner meeting. Victim/Witness coordinator, ...

BEA, Union Grange to host panel on drug addiction

WINGATE — Bald Eagle Area School District is co-sponsoring with Union Grange #325 an educational seminar, “Send a Message — Stay Drug Free.” They have joined forces with Centre County agencies and organizations to host a panel on how to address methods to intervene in the life of a ...

US Navy to build ship named for Pennsylvania’s state capital

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Trump administration officials say the U.S. Navy will name a ship that has yet to be built after the city of Harrisburg. The naming of the future USS Harrisburg was announced Thursday in the Capitol Rotunda, at an event that included federal, state and local ...

Community to celebrate levee 25 years after its dedication

By LOU BERNARD For The Express LOCK HAVEN —The flood protection levee runs along the northern border of Lock Haven, standing between the city and the Susquehanna River. Some use the river walk to exercise, or get out and take a pleasant stroll. They walk dogs, they take photos. Some ...

Love Your Melon Club plans ‘Swabtober Fest’

LOCK HAVEN — Have you or someone you know ever been affected by a form of cancer? Do you want to help someone who is currently battling cancer? The Lock Haven University Love Your Melon Club, will be hosting a Bone Marrow Registry Drive. This could be your chance to give back. The ...

Dental Clinic celebrates 10 years serving Clinton County

MILL HALL —The Clinton County Community Dental Clinic recently celebrated 10 years of serving the residents of Clinton County. The Clinton County Community Dental Clinic is the only profit dental clinic in Clinton County that serves low income residents of the county. The clinic was ...

JS man held on serial burglary charges

From staff reports JERSEY SHORE — A suspected serial burglar was held on all counts Wednesday after an alleged accomplice provided testimony. Ronald R. Shoop Jr., 30, of Jersey Shore, is accused of burglarizing as many as six homes in October 2016, though the alleged co-conspirator said ...

ICE, sheriff say immigration ruling threatens public safety

By KEVIN FREKING and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday criticized a judge's ruling barring his agency from relying solely on databases that have at times led to the wrongful detention of ...

Thousands expected Saturday at Punkin Chunkin

By TAMMY COAKLEY For The Express HOWARD — All eyes are on the weather forecast for Saturday hoping for a bright, sunny day for the 9th annual Punkin Chunkin Fall Festival sponsored by the Howard Fire Company. The fall festival is held at Bald Eagle State Park from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. ...

Bellefonte ‘SpringBoard’ plans ‘Start Up Challenge’

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte SpringBoard has been one of Centre County’s success stories. SpringBoard is a business incubator and coworking space located in the borough. At Tuesday’s Centre County commissioners’ meeting, it was announced that ...

City questions UPMC proposed tax exemption

By LAURA JAMESON ljameson@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The City of Lock Haven is looking at a possible loss of approximately $72,000 in tax revenue if UPMC Susquehanna of Lock Haven receives tax exemption status from the Clinton County Board of Assessment. “UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven, ...

Bellefonte back peddles in selection of architect

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — There’s an old saying that goes, “it’s not etched in stone.” At Tuesday night’s Bellefonte school board meeting, they took that to heart. After selecting McKissick for the district’s elementary school project at the last ...

Philadelphia man cleared of murder after 27 years in prison

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man who has maintained his innocence in a murder case for nearly three decades has been ordered freed from prison after a judge overturned his conviction. Willie Veasy's long-running appeal came to an end Wednesday morning, when a judge tossed out the ...

Total Technique raising money to perform at Walt Disney World

LOCK HAVEN — As many local kids were lounging around this summer, 20 dancers from Total Technique Dance Academy were working hard learning routines to dance at Disney World. This will be Total Technique’s second time attending the Disney Performing Arts Program located at Walt Disney ...

Centre County courthouse annex to get new signs

BELLEFONTE — New signage is coming soon to the Centre County courthouse annex. At Tuesday’s Centre County commissioners’ meeting, the commissioners unanimously approved a proposal from Howard Industries to provide a building directory and signs for the courthouse annex. The project ...

CM Lady Wildcats – “Purple Out Day”

PHOTOS PROVIDED On Saturday, Oct. 5., the CM Lady Wildcats Soccer team held Purple Out Day in support of Central Mountain freshman Wildcat soccer player, Ben Fortescue, who is fighting Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Both the Lady Wildcats and their opponent, BEA Lady Eagles, wore purple armbands ...

Ross Library receives memorials, gifts

LOCK HAVEN — The Ross Library has benefited from the following memorials, gifts and donations received during the month of September. IN MEMORY of: Mary “Aunt Zip” Bechdel from Katie Bower ~ Jude Bower ~ Teddy Bower; Patricia Bickel from Robert and Mary Ellen Parks ~ James and Debora ...

Are we alone? Nobel Prize goes to three who tackled cosmic query

By SETH BORENSTEIN and DAVID KEYTON Associated Press WASHINGTON — They are two of the most fundamental questions not just of science, but of humanity: How did we get here? And are we alone? A Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists split this year's Nobel Prize in Physics ...