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Over 3,000 county residents receive vaccine

HARRISBURG — As COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue, a total of 3,337 Clinton County residents have received the first dose of the vaccine, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Of those, only 855 have received both doses, the department reported on Monday. The U.S. Census ...

Pa. GOP may meet to discuss Toomey vote on impeachment

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican Party is planning a meeting to potentially discuss censuring U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey over his vote to convict Donald Trump during the former president’s second impeachment trial, county party officials said Monday. County party chairs said the ...

New enrollment window opens for health insurance shoppers

Health insurance shoppers stuck in a bad plan or unable to find coverage have a new option for help. A sign-up window opened Monday for government insurance markets and runs through May 15 in most states. It’s available for people who don’t have coverage through work, and it is expected to ...

Biden questioned on commitment to minimum wage increase

Union activist Terrence Wise recalls being laughed at when he began pushing for a national $15 per hour minimum wage almost a decade ago. Nearly a year into the pandemic, the idea isn’t so funny. The coronavirus has renewed focus on challenges facing hourly employees who have continued ...

Jimmy Carter: The president who lived in Lock Haven

I have this Christmas card on my desk. It’s been there for a couple of years now. It has a photo of a nice older couple, wishing me a nice holiday, and it’s personally signed. The couple is former president Jimmy Carter and his wife, and Carter is the one who signed it. I’ve received ...

Twin storms to dump snow, ice on Clinton, Centre

LOCK HAVEN — Winter hasn’t lost its punch just yet. This week is shaping up as a doozy, weather-wise. Things will start to get tricky today, according to AccuWeather senior meteorologist Tom Kines. “We have a couple of storms to watch this week,” Kines said. “There’s one (today) ...

JS building updates to cost over $50 million

JERSEY SHORE — Results of a recent building conditions survey of the six buildings in the Jersey Shore Area School District revealed that the district would need to come up with over $50.5 million to bring those buildings up to today’s codes and infrastructure standards. “The title of ...

Trump acquitted in second impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was acquitted of inciting the horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol, concluding a historic impeachment trial that spared him the first-ever conviction of a current or former U.S. president but exposed the fragility of America’s democratic traditions and left a ...

Adding to the force

A couple of big additions to the Renovo Area Police Department are both soon to be seen: a new vehicle and a new Chief. Council agreed to hire Richard Simpson as police chief at 20 hours a week. Richard Simpson also works as the Lock Haven City Police Detective and early March is the target ...

Statement from Toomey on impeachment

The following statement by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and interview with members of the media was sent to The Express and is presented here in its entirety: “Let me start by observing that President Trump’s defense team made several accurate observations over the course of this trial. It’s ...

John and Helen Kuntz: Susque-View’s Valentine’s Day ‘King and Queen’

LOCK HAVEN — Mr. and Mrs. John D. Kuntz have spent a lifetime together. They married more than 50 years ago and still spend every day with each other as residents at Susque-View Home. It must be love that keeps a couple enjoying each other’s company for so many years. As they spend ...

All CMHS students return to classrooms next week

MILL HALL — All Central Mountain High School students will return to the classrooms beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 16. The announcement came at Thursday night’s meeting of the Keystone Central School Board. The district had been employing “cohort schedules” for the past several weeks. ...

Manning tabbed as CM head football coach

MILL HALL — Central Mountain High School has a new head football coach. Keystone Central School Board unanimously approved Shanon Manning as the new head coach at Central Mountain High School on Thursday night. Manning had been head coach at Bellefonte Area High School since the 2013 ...

UPMC plans vaccine clinic in county

LOCK HAVEN — UPMC intends to open a community COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Clinton County next Wednesday for those who are age 85 and over. But it is by appointment only, and those who get the shot will have received a phone call to confirm and schedule, UPMC officials emphasized. It’s ...

LHU trustees hear from interim president

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University’s interim President Dr. Bashar Hanna addressed the university’s council of trustees during their quarterly meeting Friday afternoon. It was announced that Hanna — who currently serves as president of Bloomsburg University — would take on the role ...

Clinton County secures grant funding for clean water planning

LOCK HAVEN — A $100,000 Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) grant has been awarded to Clinton, Clearfield and Cambria counties to create Countywide Action Plans (CAP) as part of Pennsylvania’s Phase 3 Water Implementation Plan (WIP) to reduce nitrogen, phosphorous and sediment ...

2020 Tourism Grant benefits Centre County events

STATE COLLEGE — The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau (HVAB) and Centre County Commissioners have announced the second round of 2020 Tourism Grant funding that will benefit local events being planned for 2021, and projects that will enhance tourism assets. The HVAB received 61 requests from 56 ...

Deadline for Farmland Preservation applications is March 31

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County Agriculture Preservation Board reminds area farmland owners of 35 acres or more, the current round of applications to the Farmland Preservation Program will be accepted until March 31. The next round of applications will be eligible for April 1 to March 31, ...

Pennsylvania orders vaccine providers to speed up

HARRISBURG (AP) — After weeks of complaints about Pennsylvania’s halting COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the state Health Department on Friday ordered vaccine providers to get shots into arms more quickly, offer more convenient scheduling and make sure that shots are only going to people ...

First round of COVID-19 vaccines nearly complete at nursing homes

HARRISBURG — To date, 100 percent of facilities enrolled in the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program have received their first vaccine dose, 70 percent have received their second doses and, 70 percent of personal care homes and assisted living residences enrolled in the program have received ...