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Gov. Wolf warns of harm from changes to minor league baseball

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor wants Major League Baseball to rethink a restructuring plan that would affect three minor league teams in his state. Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday wrote to baseball commissioner Robert Manfred to express concern about the impact on the Erie ...

Area sees first significant snowfall this year

LOCK HAVEN — The first winter storm of the season packed a little punch before it packed up and left town. The winter storm, which began on Sunday night, dropped snow, sleet and freezing rain on Clinton and Centre counties, causing motor vehicle accidents, while downing trees limbs and ...

JS Farmers Market opens Thursday

JERSEY SHORE — When the Jersey Shore Flea and Farmers Market was up for sale, Sugar Valley native Emanuel “Mac” Peachey felt he needed to step up and take over the operation. Locals Ed and Geraldine Snook ran the market for years before Ed’s unfortunate passing earlier in the year, ...

LH Weis ‘Day of Giving’ to benefit LHU’s Haven Cupboard

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University Haven Cupboard has been selected to benefit from the Lock Haven Weis Markets’ National Day of Giving event. As part of Giving Tuesday, on Dec. 3, anyone who shops at the Lock Haven Weis store will have the opportunity to have $1, $3, $5 or $10 added to ...

JS FBLA celebrates American Enterprise Week

JERSEY SHORE — American Enterprise Week was founded in the late 1970s by President Jimmy Carter and is still being celebrated today. This year it was celebrated from Nov. 11 to the 15, with American Enterprise Day at the end of the week on Friday the 15th. The Future Business Leaders of ...

LHU holds 59th annual Natural Sciences Convocation

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven recently held its 59th annual Natural Sciences Convocation on Friday, Nov. 8 in the Ulmer Hall Planetarium, on the campus of LHU. The program, sponsored and arranged by the departments of biological sciences, chemistry and geology and physics, celebrated the ...

Parade, tree lighting mark start of holidays in Lock Haven

From Staff Reports LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven brought in the Christmas season this Saturday with a parade and tree lighting at Triangle Park. The event, hosted by Downtown Lock Haven Inc., was in conjunction with Small Business Saturday and Haven Holidays which took place earlier in the ...

Moving cross country, deadly storm takes aim at Northeast

By MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press NEW YORK — A deadly winter storm that has tormenting travelers across the U.S. since before Thanksgiving moved to the Northeast on Sunday, packing one last punch of snow and ice as people made their way home after the holiday weekend. The National ...

Justices take up gun case, though disputed law has changed

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is turning to gun rights for the first time in nearly a decade, even though those who brought the case, New York City gun owners, already have won changes to the regulation they challenged. The justices’ persistence in ...

Shrinking synagogues find strength in smaller numbers

By JASON NARK The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP PHILADELPHIA — A rusty black pickup truck with a whitetail deer sticker in the back window sat parked, illegally, on the sidewalk outside the Sons of Israel synagogue on a Friday night. No one was around to complain. The plain brick building ...

Man charged in slaying of teenage girl shot getting off bus

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has been charged in the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl hit by a bullet as she was getting off a bus in north Philadelphia over the weekend, authorities said. Robert Jamieson, 41, is charged with murder, attempted murder, reckless endangerment, and weapons ...

Black Friday shoppers hit the stores early

MILL HALL — Black Friday brings out the bargain hunters. Parking lots at Walmart, Lowe’s, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet and Tractor Supply were filled with cars as shoppers hunted for bargains. The holiday shopping season was officially underway. At Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Erin Owens of ...

Couple loses everything in blaze

From Staff Reports BALD EAGLE TOWNSHIP — A fire on the night before Thanksgiving took down a home in Bald Eagle Township. The fire, which began around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, quickly engulfed the home, which was owned by Steve and Theresa Eldred. The home was located along Selfe ...

Ho, ho, snow: Winter weather on the way this weekend

LOCK HAVEN — The calendar will be flipping to December and the weather is going to take a turn for the worse. Tonight, temperatures are going to fall into the 20s and with the freezing temperatures, the weather is going to get bad for the first day of December. “It will be messy,” said ...

Christmas Parade, tree lighting tonight

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — Area residents are reminded that the Lock Haven Christmas Parade is tonight, followed by the ceremonial lighting of the community Christmas tree in Triangle Park. Meanwhile, area merchants are celebrating Small Business Saturday today with Downtown Lock ...

Pennsylvania creates criminal offense of sexual extortion

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is creating the criminal offense of sexual extortion to help combat what authorities say is a growing crime targeting children, enabled by the internet. The legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Tom Wolf takes effect in two months and had the backing of the ...

Salvation Army Kettle Drive is off and running at local businesses

LOCK HAVEN — Can you hear it? The bells are ringing. The Salvation Army’s annual Kettle Drive kicked off last Friday in Lock Haven with kettles placed at three locations — First Commonwealth Bank, Save-A-Lot and Walmart. If it seems like it’s earlier that usual, that’s because it ...

PA raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

HARRISBURG —Pennsylvania will become the 19th state in the nation to raise its minimum tobacco buying age to 21 with an exception made for active members of the military and veterans with honorable discharges who must be at least 18. Come July 1, most teenagers will be breaking the law ...

Sunday hunting bill signed into law

HARRISBURG — It’s official: expanded Sunday hunting is coming to Pennsylvania in 2020. Gov. Tom Wolf today signed into law Senate Bill 147, which permits additional hunting on three Sundays per calendar year – one within the archery deer season, one within the firearms deer season ...

Preliminary three-day bear harvest totals 1,498

HARRISBURG — Through three days of Pennsylvania’s general bear season, hunters have harvested 1,498 bears, with bears taken in 52 counties. That compares to a three-day 1,833 in the 2018 general season. However, the 2019 general season harvest is complemented by a large bear harvest ...