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Harding taking the ‘natural next step’ in her life

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Angela Harding, 45, is taking her first step into the political arena this year, running on the Democratic ticket for Clinton County commissioner. “I grew up on a farm. I am not originally from around here, but I quickly fell in ...

Kessinger ready to ‘hit the ground running’

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — With six years of previous experience as Clinton County commissioner, Republican Miles Kessinger finds his name back on the ballot. “I have been a resident in Clinton County all my life. I have 24 years experience in county ...

Snyder says ‘there’s still a lot to be done’

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Running for a third term as Clinton County commissioner, Republican Jeff Snyder, 62, says he’s “just working on the things that benefit all Clinton County citizens and trying to keep the tax base down.” As an example, Snyder, ...

Whitney just wants to ‘represent the people’

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Michele Whitney, 50, who is seeking the Republican nomination for Clinton County commissioner, said she is all about representing the people. “I don’t really have a platform. I don’t really have an agenda. My job running for ...

Centre County Commissioner candidates make final push

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — If you’ve driven around Centre County, you’ve likely seen the large red and white signs that simply read: DERSHEM COMMISSIONER. Dershem, who has been a Centre County commissioner for four terms, is seeking a Republican nomination ...

Centre County Commissioner candidates make final push

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — If you’ve driven around Centre County, you’ve likely seen the large red and white signs that simply read: DERSHEM COMMISSIONER. Dershem, who has been a Centre County commissioner for four terms, is seeking a Republican nomination ...

Higgins eager for a chance at second term

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — Mark Higgins has enjoyed his first term as Centre County commissioner. He’s hopeful that a second term is in the cards. Higgins and fellow commissioner Michael Pipe will be on the Democratic ballot when voters go to the polls on ...

Pipe: Plenty of county issues to look at

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — When Michael Pipe was first elected as a Centre County commissioner, he was the youngest person in the Commonwealth to hold that title. At the time, he was 25. Now, he’s 33 and the chair of the Board of Commissioners. Pipe is ...

Exarchos excited about a return to public service

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com STATE COLLEGE — If the name Chris Exarchos sounds familiar, it should. Exarchos was a Centre County commissioner from 2004 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2015. Now, he’s hoping for a return trip back to the board of commissioners. Exarchos is a ...

Vicki Wedler is keeping her eyes on the prize

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — Don’t call it a comeback. Vicki Wedler is aiming for a return to the Centre County Board of Commissioners. The Republican was once elected to three consecutive four-year terms and served from 1988 to 2000. Wedler recently sat ...

KCSD board passes proposed final budget

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com RENOVO — By a 5-3 vote, the Keystone Central school board passed a proposed final general fund budget at its voting meeting on Thursday night at Bucktail High School. Voting in favor of the proposed budget were board members: President Boise ...

CDBG grant allocations topic at Jersey Shore council

By MIKE REUTHER For The Express JERSEY SHORE — Borough officials pondered how to allocate this year’s Community Development Block Grant, Monday night. Kristin McLaughlin, of SEDA-Council of Governments, which administers the funds, told borough council the 2019 amount is expected to ...

County opposes changes to Medical Assistance Transportation Program

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County commissioners issued a resolution Thursday opposing changes to the Medical Assistance Transportation Program. “The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 mandates that in any area where fixed bus route service is ...

147 candidates running for offices in Centre County

By CHRIS MORELLLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — It’s that time of year. Election Day is almost here. There are a total of 147 candidates on the ballots for the Tuesday, May 21 primary election. They will be vying for county and municipal offices in Centre County. In Centre ...

Downtown LH names new manager

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN - Downtown Lock Haven Inc. has announced that Lock Haven University graduate Samantha Eisenhart is the new downtown manager. Eisenhart was appointed at a recent meeting following an extensive search for a manager to replace Kasey Campbell, who joined the City ...

Relay for Life is Saturday at Riverview Park

LOCK HAVEN — The annual Clinton County Relay for Life, which raises money for cancer research and to help those suffering from the dreaded disease, will be held Saturday at Riverview Park. And everyone is invited to come out and remember those lost to cancer and honor the survivors. The ...

Skeleton Key Boutique moves; grand opening Saturday

PHOTO PROVIDED Skeleton Key Boutique has moved to 214 High St., Lock Haven, in the Crystal Vision Center, and will be having a grand opening in the new location from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The owner, Ashley Foltz, said, “We have just outgrown our space and want a space that women can ...

Bellefonte opens streets for healthy community event

BELLEFONTE — Mount Nittany Health and a number of downtown Bellefonte businesses will be holding the first Open Streets Bellefonte healthy community event, made possible, in part, by a generous donation from Northwest. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in downtown ...

CORRECTION

Due to a vehicle accident at BAYADA Pediatrics in McElhattan the office will be closed until further notice. Those in need of assistance are able to call the company’s on-call number at 570-769-6330. A phone number listed in a previous edition of The Express was incorrect. We apologize for ...

More than 100 offices up for grabs in Clinton County

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — The primary election in Clinton County next Tuesday will be a little different this year. As usual, there will be a Democratic ballot and a Republican ballot. But there will also be a special ballot for all voters to elect the state’s 12th ...