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Trump rally draws thousands to Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN — Kathy Jeffreys of Augusta, W.Va., arrived mid-morning at the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport on Tuesday for a rally that wouldn’t begin in earnest until evening, when President Donald Trump was scheduled to speak. Jeffreys and the six other members of her extended ...

Pennsylvania high court to settle voter signatures fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court granted a request Wednesday to wade into a fight over whether counties should count mail-in ballots when a voter’s signature doesn’t necessarily match the one on their registration. In its brief order, the state Supreme Court said it ...

Judge upholds condemnation of row home in Renovo

RENOVO—Residents and owners of a row home containing 16 units that was declared unfit for habitation have lost their argument that Renovo Borough abused its discretion and erred in issuing a building condemnation notice. Judge Michael Salisbury of the Clinton County Court of Common Pleas ...

Former Avis man charged with more than 1,300 counts of child pornography

AVIS — Already on parole following his conviction in August 2017 of possession of child pornography, Wayne Keen had a sexually-explicit story of a 4-year-old girl on his laptop computer screen when his parole officer made a surprise visit to his home at 1306 Park Ave., Williamsport, according ...

LHU plans to grow Clearfield campus

LOCK HAVEN — Local leaders and officials at Lock Haven University have been actively discussing plans to improve the financial position and support of its Clearfield campus and develop new pathways to grow enrollment in its service area for the future. At a recent meeting of stakeholders ...

Mail-in voting has begun in Centre County

BELLEFONTE — The ballots are going out and the ballots are coming back. At Tuesday’s Centre County commissioners’ meeting, chair Michael Pipe said that applications for mail-in ballots are still coming in. “It’s about 300 to 400 a day,” Pipe stated. “They’re in mailboxes ...

Lamar woman killed in crash Friday night

MILL HALL — Roni R. Hanley, 62, of Lamar was killed in a one-vehicle accident at 4:10 p.m. Friday on Rag Valley Road in Lamar Township, Clinton County, according to state police at Lamar. Hanley, who was driving a 1997 Jeep Wrangler, was prounounced dead at the scene by Clinton County ...

Jersey Shore mayor resigns, fills first ward council seat

JERSEY SHORE — Borough Council accepted the resignation of Mayor Dennis Thompson and unanimously appointed him to fill the First Ward vacant seat on Monday evening. “I just felt that it was a much better way to serve the residents,” Thompson said. “I can better serve the residents of ...

PA loosens rent relief rules; Eagles to have fans in stands

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania is extending the application deadline and changing the rules of a key rent and mortgage relief program in an effort to boost participation by landlords and keep more people in their homes during the pandemic, the governor announced Tuesday. The state is using ...

Mail-in ballot requests pass 2.6M in Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With three weeks to go before Nov. 3, more than 2.6 million registered voters have applied for a mail-in ballot in Pennsylvania, a battleground state hotly contested by President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Of those applicants as of ...

Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation process begins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett declared Monday that Americans “deserve an independent Supreme Court that interprets our Constitution and laws as they are written,” encapsulating her conservative approach to the law that has Republicans excited about the ...

As pandemic presses on, waves of grief follow its path

In a strong voice tinged with her Irish homeland, Fiona Prine talks hauntingly about loss. From her COVID-19 infection and isolation — self-imposed in hopes of sparing her husband, folk-country legend John Prine — to his own devastating illness and death, she’s had more than her share ...

Biden makes big push in Ohio, once seen as long shot for him

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden campaigned Monday in Ohio, attempting to expand the battleground map and keep President Donald Trump on the defensive in a state thought to be out of reach for Democrats after Trump’s wide margin of victory there four years ago. The Democratic ...

Big turnout as early in-person voting starts in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — The chance to cast ballots on Georgia’s first day of in-person early voting Monday had thousands of people waiting for hours to make their voices heard. Eager voters endured waits of six hours or more in Cobb County, which was once solidly Republican but has voted for ...

Trump’s task: Fixing campaign that GOP fears is slipping

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is running out of time to recover from a series of self-inflicted setbacks that have rattled his base of support and triggered alarm among Republicans who fear the White House is on the verge of being lost to Democrat Joe Biden. The one-two punch of ...

Crowds flock to Carpenter’s Pumpkin Farm

MALLORIE McILWAIN/THE EXPRESS Carpenter’s Pumpkin Farm LLC, located in Linden, was packed with people on Saturday. Families could be seen picking out their own pumpkins, getting pictures with wooden cutouts, going through the corn maze, riding the hayride wagon and even petting a few ...

PA sees jump in virus cases

COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the state at a record rate. On Saturday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 1,742 new positives, Pennsylvania’s highest single-day increase since April 10. The state has had a total of 171,050 cases. The DOH no longer reports cases on ...

Bucktail falls at South; CM scores 41 in victory

Zachery Miller and Lane Lusk helped propel South Williamsport to a 28-8 win over Bucktail. Miller ran for 99 yards and a touchdown and Lusk ran for two more touchdowns, both of which came in the first quarter. The Mounties led 14-0 after the first quarter. It was a score that remained into ...

People already voting in Clinton County

LOCK HAVEN — It’s still three weeks until election day, but residents in Clinton County have already begun casting their votes. Mail-in and absentee ballots are being dropped off in ballot collection boxes outside the Piper Building, according to Clinton County Director of Voter ...

‘Autumn Festival’ a hit in Renovo this weekend

KEVIN RAUCH/FOR THE EXPRESS Flaming Foliage Weekend looked drastically different this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For the first time since the 1940s there was no Parade of Queens and all of the thrills that go along with it. Still, the committee did convince officials to host an ...