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Growing Wayne Township recreation facilities beckon folks to great outdoors

McELHATTAN — On these cold winter days and nights, it’s a modern-day ice skating rink with lights, music, a concession stand and even used ice skates and walkers for beginner ice skaters. When the weather warms up this spring, the 50- by 100-foot concreted multi-purpose court will become ...

DEP order causes temporary shutdown of Nicholas Meat

LOGANTON — Nicholas Meat has temporarily closed its plant operations in Loganton due to a Department of Environmental Protection order. On Feb. 9, DEP ordered the plant stop land application of food processing residual (FPR) to snow-covered fields. “The Department’s action is driven ...

Candlelight vigil tonight for murdered woman

MILE RUN — Roads to Peace will be holding a candlelight vigil today at 6 p.m. in Loganton. The event will be held in remembrance of Rebecca Landrith who was found murdered at the Mile Run exit of Interstate 80 on Feb. 7. “Her life, although cut short at 47 years old, was nonetheless one ...

Free COVID-19 testing site extended in Centre County

BELLEFONTE — As positive cases of COVID-19 continue to turn up in Centre County, the county commissioners agreed to extend a contract with AMI Expeditionary Healthcare to operate the walk-in testing clinic at the former Comcast/Xfinity facility down the road from the Nittany Mall. The ...

I-80 homicide suspect denied bail in arraignment

A Texas man connected to the alleged murder of an actress traveling back from the Midwest has been denied bail by a Union County District Judge during his preliminary arraignment Tuesday afternoon. Tracy Rollins Jr., 28, of Dallas, Texas, allegedly shot Rebecca Landrith, 47, of Connecticut ...

Miller seeks re-election as Centre Jury Commissioner

HOWARD — Centre County Jury Commissioner Hope Miller of Howard announced she is seeking re-election in the May 18 Republican primary. Miller is currently in her third term of office. She was instrumental in initiating the current Ejury program that allows jurors to complete their ...

More info released on funds for county’s hospitality industry

LOCK HAVEN — Last week the Clinton County commissioners told the county’s local hospitality industry to “stay tuned” for more information about the $437,000 state funding coming their way. They kept their word and at Monday’s work session. Clinton County Planning Director Katie ...

JS school board discusses cyber/charter schools

JERSEY SHORE — If the number of students from the Jersey Shore Area School District attending cyber/charter schools holds at about 200 for the rest of the school year, the district will spend $3.2 million for their education, according to figures compiled by Dr. Brian Ulmer, district ...

Almost 200 racers brave the cold and snow for 9th annual Frozen Snot

McELHATTAN — Weeks worth of snowfall and ice build-up created the perfect conditions for the ninth annual Frozen Snot Trail Race in McElhattan. With temperatures in the teens and one to two feet of snow blanketing most of the trail that weaves through Zindel Park and up Bald Eagle ...

Nation hits 500k COVID related deaths

Soon, the nation will see what was once unfathomable to most, hitting 500,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States. “The loss of a life is immense, so hitting a milestone like this is something that reminds us of how serious this virus is,” Dr. Rutul Dalal, MD, medical director of ...

Borowicz among reps calling for Wolf’s impeachment

HARRISBURG — 76th District State Representative Stephanie Borowicz (R-Clinton/Centre) is among 29 co-sponsers on House Resolution 56 calling for the impeachment of Gov. Tom Wolf. The resolution was introduced by state representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler). The language of the five ...

Supreme Court rejects Trump election challenge cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a handful of cases related to the 2020 election, including disputes from Pennsylvania that had deeply divided the justices just before the election. The cases the justices rejected involved election challenges filed by former President ...

AG nominee Garland vows Capitol riot will be top priority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee, vowed Monday to prioritize combating extremist violence and said his first focus would be on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as he sought to assure lawmakers that the Justice Department would remain ...

Pennsylvania GOP sets meeting to discuss Toomey censure

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Party committee members in Pennsylvania expect to meet Wednesday night to decide whether to censure U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey amid a GOP backlash over his vote to convict Donald Trump during the former president’s second impeachment trial, members said. The ...

KCSD dedicates Frank ‘Jack’ Hanobic Court at Bucktail

RENOVO — A small group of friends, family, co-workers and former athletes gathered at Bucktail Area High School with Frank “Jack” Hanobic on Sunday for the formal dedication of the basketball court. Frank “Jack” Hanobic Court was named in honor of the beloved sixth grade teacher, ...

Short storm to dump more snow

LOCK HAVEN — Winter isn’t over yet. A quick-hitting winter storm will make an appearance today in Clinton and Centre counties, according to AccuWeather. When it’s all said and done, look for one to three inches of the white stuff on the ground. The snowstorm was expected to arrive ...

Two arrested in Beech Creek armed robbery

BEECH CREEK — An armed robbery at the Dollar General in Beech Creek resulted in a high speed chase along Interstate 80, state police at Lamar reported. State police at Lamar took two people into custody following the robbery on Friday morning. Police report that Carlos Manuel Pacheco ...

New bakery opens in Pleasant Gap

PLEASANT GAP — There’s a new bakery in Centre County. On Feb. 16, The CakeShop by Tati had its ribbon cutting and grand opening. The CakeShop, at 113 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap, features a plethora of sweets, treats and beverages. The CakeShop is located at the space formerly ...

LHU sport studies students secure internships despite pandemic closures

LOCK HAVEN — Each semester the Sport Studies Department at Lock Haven University works with agencies, organizations and school districts both locally and regionally to place students for field experience opportunities. Despite the difficult circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

Rental assistance is coming to Lycoming County

WILLIAMSPORT — Lycoming County landlords and renters can apply for funding made available through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The program, announced by County Commissioner Scott Metzger recently, is the result of legislation passed by the state freeing up funding for ...