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Chapman Township Easter Egg Hunt a success

KEVIN RAUCH/THE EXPRESS Avery Winkelman of Renovo was content with just two eggs, one for each hand at Saturday afternoon’s egg hunt. One year-old Avery is the daughter of Anthony and Alyssa Winkelman of Renovo. Madie Buttorff, 5, of Jersey Shore, got to meet the Easter Bunny at the ...

Game Commission releases deer harvest report

Pennsylvania hunters followed up 2019-20 hunting seasons’ highest overall deer harvest in 15 years by topping it when they took an estimated 435,180 deer in the 2020-21 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported. The 2020-21 estimated deer harvest ...

PA cannabis legalization remains unlikely

New Jersey. New York. Virginia. One by one, Pennsylvania’s neighbors are moving to legalize recreational cannabis for adults. There’s majority support for doing the same thing here: A March poll from Franklin & Marshall College showed 59% support among registered voters for ...

With new aid, schools seek solutions to new and old issues

With a massive infusion of federal aid coming their way, schools across the U.S. are weighing how to use the windfall to ease the harm of the pandemic — and to tackle problems that existed long before the coronavirus. The assistance that was approved last month totals $123 billion — a ...

Local folks commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ

LANA MUTHLER/THE EXPRESS Jane White and Ken Bierly led the walkers carrying the wooden cross at Friday morning’s Cross Walk to McElhattan United Methodist Church. As is tradition, a small group of local parishners gathered on a frigid Good Friday morning to remember the day when Jesus ...

KC makes plans for federal stimulus funds

MILL HALL — In a year that has been anything but normal, the Keystone Central school board heard some good news at Thursday night’s work session. KCSD superintendent Jacquelyn Martin said that the district will receive millions of dollars in federal stimulus funding. Earlier this week, ...

LHU APSCUF town hall attendees seek support, advocacy in face of integration

The weight of the coming changes for “The Haven” and the Clinton County community was at the forefront of discussion at a virtual town hall meeting organized by faculty at Lock Haven University. The LHU chapter of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties ...

Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S. without getting tested for ...

Car rams into police at Capitol barricade; officer killed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Capitol Police officer was killed Friday after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol and then emerged wielding a knife. It was the second line-of-duty death this year for a department still struggling to heal from the Jan. 6 ...

LH YMCA pool closed; $280,000 in repairs needed

LOCK HAVEN — The River Valley Regional Lock Haven YMCA’s swimming pool is in need of major repairs. Since June of 2020 the facility’s pool has been closed due to issues with its Pool Pak. The Pool Pak, located in the basement of the facility, houses the HVAC system which purifies air ...

COVID-19 cases still on the climb

HARRISBURG — Cases of COVID-19 are still on the climb, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. On Thursday, Clinton County added 14 new cases of COVID-19 and Centre County reported 24 new cases of the deadly virus. Clinton County’s total now stands at 3,111. Centre County’s ...

CM student donates bench to Nature Park

McELHATTAN — The Nature Park just keeps growing. Last week, 25 large trout found a new home in the fishing pond so youngsters 12 and under and handicapped people can enjoy fishing from a handsome wooden deck alongside the flowing creek. This week, there’s another welcome addition to ...

Biden plan would clean up old mines, oil wells

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion plan to transform America’s infrastructure includes $16 billion to plug old oil and gas wells and clean up abandoned mines, a longtime priority for Western and rural lawmakers from both parties. Hundreds of thousands of ...

USDA seeks public input on rural renewable energy pilot program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it is requesting public input from interested parties, including potential customers and interested stakeholders, to help create a new Rural Renewable Energy Pilot Program. To ensure a diverse group of voices are heard, USDA is seeking written ...

Acorn School students enjoy annual Easter Egg Hunt

LOCK HAVEN — As the children moved into the room with their Easter baskets in hand, one could see their eyes get wide. Easter eggs were everywhere. Their baskets weren’t empty for long. Acorn School education director Melissa Litz counted down the seconds and the pre-school youngsters ...

PA to make all adults eligible for vaccine by April 19

HARRISBURG — Every adult in Pennsylvania will qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine starting April 19, and emergency responders, grocery workers and people in other high-risk groups are able to schedule their shots immediately, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration announced Wednesday in a dramatic ...

Lycoming Bakery sale and purchase pending

WILLIAMSPORT — Lycoming Bakery employees who lost their jobs when the bread-making business closed operations abruptly earlier this week may be in luck. A local businessman, Matt Cowden, said he and a business partner, Larry Allison, are prepared to purchase the bakery, which was ...

Sewer authority receives threats over late fees

LAMAR — Too many customers of the East Nittany Valley Joint Municipal Authority are not paying their bills on time, the authority says. And the agency’s efforts to properly collect the fees have allegedly led to death threats and harassment against board members over the past two ...

Pfizer says its COVID vaccine protects younger teens

Pfizer announced Wednesday that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to school in the fall. Most COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out worldwide are for adults, who are at ...

Farm loans available in Centre and Clinton counties

MILL HALL — Holly McCarty of for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Centre/Clinton County, reminds producers that FSA has funding reserved specifically for use by Targeted Underserved Groups and Beginning Farmers. These loan programs are designed to help farmers purchase and operate family ...