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Virginia likely to become 38th state to ratify ERA

By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia on Wednesday moved to the brink of becoming the crucial 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in what was seen as a momentous victory by women's rights advocates even though it is far from certain the measure will ever be ...

Cast off the winter blues and join us for Garden Sense 2020

By DEBRA BURROWS For The Express What can gardeners do in January? They can attend the annual Garden Sense Symposium at Penn State Extension in Clinton County. It’s an opportunity to cast off the winter blues and start learning, planning, and preparing for the upcoming growing ...

Borowicz to host firearms safety seminar

LOCK HAVEN – Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Centre/Clinton) will host her next Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar on Wednesday, Jan. 29, beginning at 6 p.m.,at the Dunnstown Fire Hall, 119 Woodward Ave, Lock Haven. “Whether you are considering applying for a concealed carry permit or already ...

Woodward Twp. residents debate best way to help fire company

DUNNSTOWN — The Dunnstown Volunteer Fire Co. in Woodward Township is in financial straits and needs help to sustain itself and replace aging equipment. Township Supervisors Kyle Coleman, Wayne Love and John Barth believe a long-term solution is a fire tax — an additional millage rate ...

LHU agrees to add, support more women’s sports

From Pennlive WILLIAMSPORT – Lock Haven University has agreed to provide more opportunities for women to participate in sports. It did so without admission of liability to settle a nearly three-year-old federal lawsuit that accused the university of violating the equal protection clause ...

JS School board approves retirement of superintendent

By PAT CROSSLEY For The Express JERSEY SHORE — The retirement of Dr. Jill Wenrich, who has been superintendent of the Jersey Shore Area School District for three years, was approved Monday night by the school board. Wenrich will remain as superintendent until June 1. In conjunction ...

Judge dismisses aggravated assault, DUI charges

LOCK HAVEN — The most serious charges against Zachary T. Klinefelter, 23, of Mill Hall, were dismissed by District Judge Frank Mills following a preliminary hearing Monday at the Clinton County Courthouse. The judge dismissed charges of aggravated assault while driving under the influence, ...

Centre County government agrees to internship program with LHU

BELLEFONTE — Centre County will be working hand-in-hand with Lock Haven University for the next two years. On Tuesday, the Centre County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed an agreement with LHU to provide an educational experience to the university’s students in the baccalaureate ...

Jersey Shore looks at renovating storage area

By DEREK DANNEKER For The Express JERSEY SHORE — Fulfilling the borough’s need for equipment and salt storage, the council made the first steps to renovate the Depot Street area. The borough council voted to utilize Larson Design, the appointed design group, to survey the land and ...

Hardwood Heroes

CHRIS MORELLI/THE EXPRESS The Bellefonte Area High School girls’ basketball team held its Military Appreciation Night on Friday against rival Bald Eagle Area. The Lady Raiders presented a $1,000 check to the Centre County Veterans Assistance Fund. The Lady Raiders raised the money through a ...

Ron Darbeau named provost at LHU

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University has apppointed Dr. Ron Darbeau to provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. He will begin his service in June. Darbeau, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, is the Dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and The School of ...

Thompson announces re-election campaign

HOWARD— U.S. Representative Glenn “GT” Thompson has announced his intention to seek reelection to Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District. The “Vision 2020: Building on Success” tour will begin on Friday, Jan. 24, in Indiana County, with events throughout the next week taking ...

Sen. Gene Yaw seeks another term

WILLIAMSPORT — State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) has announced his intention to run for re-election to the Pennsylvania state Senate in 2020, pledging to continue working on behalf of the residents of Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties. “I was elected to protect and ...

Courtroom renovation bids on the agenda Thursday

LOCK HAVEN — Renovations to the large courtroom at the Clinton County Courthouse have been a topic of discussion for more than a year. It now appears that work will finally get started soon. At Monday’s work session of the Clinton County commissioners, Clinton County Grants ...

New gift boosts Penn College’s largest scholarship endowment

WILLIAMSPORT— The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation of Harrisburg is providing a new gift of $500,000 to Pennsylvania College of Technology, bringing the total of its scholarship support to students to $2.75 million. This latest gift from the foundation will help full-time ...

CM junior Gianna Renzo wins #KeystoneCares Essay Contest

MILL HALL — Central Mountain High School junior Gianna Renzo was the winner of Keystone Central School District’s #KeystoneCares essay contest. District students grades 6 through 12 were invited to submit an essay for the #KeystoneCares November theme “Celebrate uniqueness and embrace ...

2019 Keystone Cares Essay Contest

(Editors Note: This essay was writting by Gianna Renzo, a junior at Central Mountain High School, which took first place in the #KeystoneCares essay contest for November.) Upon first glance, our small town in central Pennsylvania may not appear to have much diversity. We live in a small ...

Woodward supers consider fire tax

DUNNSTOWN — Woodward Township’s supervisors and members of the Dunnstown Fire Company will be holding the second of two public meetings regarding a proposed fire tax on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the fire hall, 119 Woodward Ave., Lock Haven. The proposed tax would be based on the assessed ...

Esper says he’s seen no hard evidence embassies under threat

By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Mark Esper explicitly said Sunday that he had seen no hard evidence that four American embassies had been under possible threat when President Donald Trump authorized the targeting of Iran’s top commander, ...

Ex-drug company execs face reckoning in opioid bribery case

By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press BOSTON — The founder and former top employees of a pharmaceutical company are facing a reckoning for their role in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say boosted sales of a powerful, highly addictive painkiller and helped fuel the national opioid ...