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Aramark awarded food service contract at prison

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Prison board has renewed a food service contract between the county correctional facility and Aramark Food Services, out of Taylor, Pa. According to warden Angela Hoover it will be a one-year renewal, and “is a ...

Thousands of kids learn to swim at the YMCA

JERSEY SHORE — Marsha Hull’s dream for her son Spencer was for him to be on a swim team. What was most important, however, was for her daring son to be able to keep his head above water and get to the edge if he fell in. Spencer started swimming when he was 3 years old. When he ...

No tax increase in first reading of JSASD’s budget

By PAT CROSSLEY For The Express JERSEY SHORE – The first reading of the Jersey Shore Area School District’s budget introduced Monday reflects no tax increase “at this time,” according to Ben Enders, district manager. This is the first reading of the budget, which will be approved ...

Centre County Commissioners approve printing of 2019 primary ballots

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — Even though Election Day is more than two months away, Centre County continues to prepare. First, the new voting machines have been delivered, unpacked and assembled. Training on those machines continues as well. At the Centre ...

Sampsel looks for another term as Centre sheriff

BELLEFONTE — Bryan Sampsel announced that he is seeking a second term for Sheriff of Centre County and will seek the Republican nomination for re-election in the May 2019 primary. Sampsel, a resident of Bellefonte was first elected to the position as a Republican in 2015. Prior to that, ...

Salinas seeking supervisor seat in Lamar Township

LAMAR — Martin Salinas of Lamar Township has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for Lamar Township supervisor in the May 21 primary election. Salinas is a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper, with more than 40 years in law enforcement. Working as a state police and law ...

Smith wants another term on KCSD board

Debra F. Smith has announced she is running for another term as Keystone Central School Board member representing Region IV (Pine Creek II, Dunnstable, and Wayne Township). She has crossfiled on the Republican and Democratic ballots in the May 21 primary election. A life-long resident of ...

Express to run candidate political announcements

The Express community newspaper is accepting announcements for public office leading up to the May 2019 Primary Election and will publish those announcements through Thursday, March 14. Candidates for public office can begin to circulate and file nomination petitions on Tuesday, Feb. 19, ...

‘Pioneer Baby’ turns 61 today

From staff reports It’s been 61 years ago today — March 13, 1958 — when this photo of Anne Stover holding her newborn daughter, Sherry Lynn, was taken at the Lock Haven Hospital. It was a special day... the first day that the hospital used bracelets to identify mothers and babies ...

CM students hold their own ‘Shark Tank’ competition

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com MILL HALL — Students at Central Mountain High School developed concepts for new products, presenting their business ideas to a panel of judges in the A156 Business Wing of the high school in a competition similar to the ABC television show “Shark ...

Open House today at county’s Piper Building

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Board of Commissioners were looking ahead at a busy week at their Monday morning work session. Highlighting their list of things to do is an open house event tonight at the county’s Piper building. The county ...

Court: LHU professor must be reinstated

From Pennlive LOCK HAVEN — Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has refused to hear Lock Haven University’s appeal of a lower court’s order requiring it to rehire a professor who was fired over a 28-year-old conviction for molesting two children. That means the order to reinstate ...

Elisabeth Lynch seeks seat on KC school board

MILL HALL — Mill Hall resident Elisabeth Lynch announced she has crossfiled and is seeking both the Democratic and Republican nominations for the Keystone Central School Board seat for District II, which includes Lamar Township and Mill Hall, in the May 21 primary election. Lynch is best ...

Christine Millinder seeks second term as register, clerk

BELLEFONTE — Centre County Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans’ Court Christine Millinder, of Pleasant Gap announced she is seeking the Republican nomination for reelection to that office. Prior to being elected in 2016, Millinder served in the office for 28 years as a clerk, deputy ...

Mill Hall man hit, killed by truck

From Staff Reports MILL HALL — A Mill Hall man died Sunday night after being hit by a Mack truck on Route 220 in Bald Eagle Township, state police at Lamar said. Dylan J. Hess, 26, of Mill Hall, was crossing the right lane near mile marker 107.8 when he was struck by the 2003 Mack Truck ...

Police: Man treated for stab wound after dispute

From staff reports JERSEY SHORE — Two people were transported to hospitals after a stabbing on Allegheny Street Sunday afternoon. Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police were called to 1312 Allegheny St. at around 3:40 p.m. for an altercation, which left one man with a knife wound. State ...

Brite Laundry Center donates to #KeystoneCares

FLEMINGTON — Brite Laundry Center on High Street in Flemington recently participated in a #KeystoneCares event and donated $275 to the #KeystoneCares Committee to help continue to make education a priority in Clinton County. The February theme was “Emphasis on Family.” Members of ...

Friends of the Pipes Winter Recital Series

Dr. Eun-Joo Kwak, pianist, rounds out the 2019 Friends of the Pipes at Great Island Winter Recital Series on March 17 at 1:30 p.m. at Great Island Presbyterian Church, 12 West Water Street, Lock Haven. “Dr. Kwak appeared here in 2016 as accompanist for Dr. Christine Moulton, also a ...

Rep. Stephanie Borowicz visits LHU campus

PHOTO PROVIDED On Friday, Feb. 8, Lock Haven University welcomed 76th District State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz to campus to meet with executive staff and tour the campus. Front row from left, are Robert Pignatello, LHU president, and Borowicz. Back row from left, are Ashley Koser, director of ...

Trump expected to seek $8.6B for border wall in new budget

By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will seek $8.6 billion in his new budget to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall, two administration officials said Sunday, setting up another showdown with Congress, which has resisted giving him more money ...