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Category 5 storm wreaks havoc

By RAMON ESPINOSA Associated Press McLEAN'S TOWN CAY, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas as a catastrophic Category 5 storm Sunday, its record 185 mph winds ripping off roofs, overturning cars and tearing down power lines as hundreds hunkered in schools, churches ...

In escalating trade war, US consumers may see higher prices

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China on Sunday put in place their latest tariff increases on each other's goods, potentially raising prices Americans pay for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer items before the holiday ...

Food, craft vendors roll into town for Labor Day Regatta

LOCK HAVEN — As the sounds of boats revved along the water, food vendors and crafters were putting the final touches on their booths on Friday afternoon in preparation for the 49th annual Jaycees Labor Day Regatta. Along Water Street, at Tiny’s Barbecue, owner Josh Shade was checking ...

Check out new voting system at Regatta

LOCK HAVEN — Interested voters will see a new attraction at the Labor Day Boat Regatta this year. The Clinton County Voter Registration and Elections Office will be hosting a series of demonstrations on the county’s new voting system that will be used for the first time in the November ...

City plans repairs to Tidlow Dam

LOCK HAVEN — Tidlow Dam, located in the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, will be getting needed repairs sometime next month. Lock Haven City Council awarded a contract for the repairs to Greenland Construction in Clearfield at a cost of up to $393,000. Work will be paid for through ...

In honor of my friend, Kyle Bressler

By TOM KROUSE I was devastated to hear about the recent passing of my good friend, Kyle Bressler. I felt so empty having been in Philadelphia for three weeks and finding out about Kyle’s death when I returned to Lock Haven. I will always regret not being able to attend his funeral and pay ...

Daugherty to be honored with James Madison Award

From Staff Reports BOALSBURG — Pat Daugherty, owner of The Tavern restaurant in State College, will receive the James Madison Award for civility in the community at the Constitution Day Centre Celebration, on Sept. 15 at Tussey Mountain in Boalsburg. The new Madison Award honors a local ...

PennDOT schedules work on I-99, Route 322 next week

BELLEFONTE — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has updated its cable median barrier installation project along more than 13 miles of roadway in Centre, Clinton, Mifflin and Juniata counties. During the week of Sept. 2, crews will continue excavation of the median, ...

Start Your Engines

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Along the banks of the Susquehanna River on Thursday afternoon, all was quiet. Competitors unpacked their gear in preparation for the 49th annual Labor Day Regatta, which begins today and runs through Labor Day. Racers from the all ...

Get a passport, visit local museums and win!

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — Get a Clinton County Museum Passport and participate in a fun and educational project sponsored by local museums during September, which has been proclaimed Clinton County Museum Month by the county commissioners. The project invites ...

PennLive & The Patriot-News join Spotlight PA as founding partners

From Spotlight PA HARRISBURG — Spotlight PA, an independent, nonpartisan news organization, today announced the addition of PennLive and The Patriot-News as founding partners. PennLive and The Patriot-News join The Philadelphia Inquirer and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in an unprecedented ...

Howard Happenings

By TAMMY COAKLEY CANDY & NUTS Liberty Baptist Church in Blanchard is taking orders for Terri Lynn candy and nuts. Orders must be placed by Sept. 22 and delivery should be in the later part of October. If you are interested in the candy and nuts please call Joyce at 570-962-3355 for ...

Former LH resident publishes ‘Wonder Clearing’

LOCK HAVEN —For his works of fiction the author, the Rev. Dr. Roger Peters, is writing as Taylor Penfield. His latest book is “Wonder Clearing.” Peters is a graduate of Lock Haven High School and a retired United Methodist minister. His ministries included pastoring churches, ...

Demolition of Town Tavern continues

By LAURA JAMESON The Town Tavern will soon be no more. Demolition of the structure began again this week by Master Excavating, Inc. The process was halted this spring when it was discovered that the left side of the building, adjacent to 55 Bellefonte Ave., was so close that is could cause ...

Rotarians to light up Triangle Park on Sept. 11

LOCK HAVEN — Downtown Lock Haven Rotary Club will be placing luminaries in Triangle Park again this year, on the 18th anniversary of the horrific Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Called a “Day of Rembrance,” the “Angel Lights” will glow in honor and in memory of people who were are special ...

CMMS students return to school filled with colorful, exciting artwork

LOCK HAVEN — The hallways and common areas of the Central Mountain Middle School are getting a new look. Christina Onuskanich, sixth grade enrichment teacher, said the “Color the School with Kindness” project started last year as she worked with students from the “Be the Change” ...

Karla Hoy takes husband’s seat on MH Council

MILL HALL — She wants to continue her late husband’s work. And that’s what Karla Hoy started Tuesday evening. Mill Hall Borough Council unanimously agreed to appoint Karla to fill the position made vacant by her husband, Samuel “Sam” Hoy Jr.’s passing on Aug. 9. As soon as ...

Tim Stringer named LHU chief of police

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — Tim Stringer has been named director of public safety and chief of police at Lock Haven University, effective Aug. 20. Stringer began his career in the Army and after completing his enlistment as a military policemen, he went through the Police Academy in ...

JSSD to save $50K by refinancing bonds; school closings discussed

By PAT CROSSLEY For The Express JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area School District board approved a motion this week to refinance bonds issued in 2013 in order to potentially realize a minimum net savings target of $50,000 for the district. The motion authorizes the administration to ...

Charges dismissed against former JS teacher, coach

From PennLive WILLIAMSPORT — Charges that included burglary and theft against a former Jersey Shore teacher and football coach have been dismissed because he was not brought to trial within the required 365 days. Frank L. Girardi Jr., 52, was charged Sept. 27, 2016. That means that, ...