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The Clinton County Farm Bureau

The Clinton County Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization and a leader for the agriculture industry. It advances the economic and educational interests of its members through advocacy before government and relationship building, while offering high-value programs and services to sustain ...

Wolf announces $59 million for beginning farmers

HARRISBURG — Last month, the Wolf Administration announced the availability of $59 million in Beginning Farmer Tax Credits over the next decade for those who sell or rent agricultural land, livestock, equipment, buildings or other assets to qualified beginning farmers. “Pennsylvania’s ...

Districts go round and round on school bus reopening plans

HARRISBURG — School districts nationwide puzzling over how to safely educate children during a pandemic have a more immediate challenge — getting 26 million bus-riding students there in the first place. Few challenges are proving to be more daunting than figuring out how to maintain ...

Lyco gets state funding for election process

WILLIAMSPORT — Lycoming County commissioners approved state funding for election modernization and security and took action on other business during its meeting Tuesday. The $542,531 grant will enhance the election process this November in a year when the public is faced with COVID-19 and ...

‘A princess in the valley’

LOGANTON — Rylee Jo Shady of Loganton, was recently crowned the 2020 National Little Miss Agriculture USA at the National competition in Ohio. Rylee is the 7-year-old daughter of Seth Shady of Loganton and Greg Stahl and Justine Shady, also of Loganton. She will be attending second grade at ...

‘Very scary’

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Pennsylvania and most of the nation have had to adapt to ever-changing protocols to mitigate the spread of the deadly virus, forcing many local businesses to close or restrict hours or operations. Those businesses providing entertainment and ...

City to conduct survey on impact of Pedestrian Mall

LOCK HAVEN — The Pedestrian Mall in downtown Lock Haven is having some unintended negative consequences, according to one business owner. Nicholas “Nick” Hawrylchak, owner of the Broken Axe Brew House on Bald Eagle Street, pleaded for council to do research into how the closure of Main ...

Avis to come alive with the sound of music

AVIS— Avis Borough Council on Monday night unanimously approved a Resolution to allow local businesses, like Dave and Ruby’s Oak Grove Tavern on Central Avenue, to play music and have bands play for their customers up until 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on weekends. Dave and Ruby ...

Rep. Keller announces ‘resiliency’ grants

LOCK HAVEN — More federal funds are available for low-interest loans to help businesses in Clinton, Centre and Lycoming counties. U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-12 Congressional District, announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded SEDA-Council of Governments ...

Small businesses eligible for relief grants

BELLEFONTE — Last week, the Centre County commissioners announced that relief grants would be available for local bars and restaurants. This week, they added small businesses to the mix. The grants, which will come from a portion of the county’s $14.7 million in in Coronavirus Aid, ...

SEDA-COG gets $6.3 million for small business relief

LEWISBURG — More relief for small businesses is on its way with additional loans through SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG), a regional community and economic development agency in Lewisburg. The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded SEDA-COG $6.3 million from the ...

Community support helping local businesses in loss of LHU students

LOCK HAVEN — Local businesses have hit another road block in their efforts to regain revenue in the remainder of 2020. Lock Haven University recently announced it’s intention to extend remote learning into the fall 2020 semester. “We expect up to 85% of classes now to be remote and ...

PEMA: County hiring process right on target

LOCK HAVEN — “We are doing it right,” Clinton County Commissioner Jeff Snyder stated emphatically at the commissioners’ work session Monday, referring to the process the county is going through to fill emergency services director and emergency management coordinator positions, due to ...

Rain from Isaias will mostly miss region

With Tropical Storm Isaias heading up the East coast, it looks like the majority of the rain will miss the central Pennsylvania region. According to Jake Sojda, a meteorologist at AccuWeather, the rain from Isaias will instead land elsewhere. “The worst of it is going to bypass central ...

Fire destroys storage building

WOOLRICH — A large shed/storage building was quickly destroyed by fire Monday afternoon. The building on the property of Michael and Michelle Persun, 1167 Dutch Hollow Road, Pine Creek Township, held both personal property and equipment for Persun’s plumbing business, according to ...

Review of primary prompts elections agency to seek changes

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s state elections agency is asking lawmakers to require counties to distribute mail-in ballots earlier for the 2020 General Election and beyond, based on its review of how the greatly expanded mail-in system performed during the June 2 primary. Current law ...

Pennsylvania reports no virus deaths; first time since March

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania health officials on Monday reported no new deaths attributed to COVID-19 for the first time in more than four months. The last time that neither the state Department of Health nor a county health department confirmed a new coronavirus death in Pennsylvania was ...

Continued Growth

LOCK HAVEN — A venture by Lock Haven City staff continues to grow as dozens of residents came to the Main Street Parking Lot for Saturday’s Market on Main produce sale. From vegetables like cucumbers, tomatoes and snap peas to fruits like peaches, plums and strawberries, city staff and ...

Wayne Township approves road improvement project

McELHATTAN—The Wayne Township Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to an approximate $20,000 proposal from Charles Construction to complete various minor drainage and road improvements along Shoemaker Road in the township in an in-person meeting on Monday, July 20. After the original ...

Marines halt search for eight missing troops, all presumed dead

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eight troops missing after their landing craft sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise are presumed dead, the Marine Corps announced Sunday. The Marines said they had called off the search that started late Thursday afternoon when the amphibious ...