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Flags of Honor to ‘fly’ in a special way

LOCK HAVEN — Many events have been cancelled this year, but Flags of Honor will go on. Everyone will have a chance to sponsor a flag in honor of, or in memory of, a special person in their life. Look for the flags on Memorial Day. They won’t be flying in Triangle Park as usual, however. ...

Obama to headline televised commencement

NEW YORK — Former President Barack Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the high school Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others. ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC will simultaneously air the ...

Centre County readies for move from red to yellow

BELLEFONTE — As Centre County prepares to re-open on Friday, the Centre County Board of Commissioners took some time talk about what residents should look for and expect. Centre, of course, is one of 24 counties that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf tabbed to move from red to yellow on Friday. ...

City creates Facebook group for public info

LOCK HAVEN — The city of Lock Haven has another way for residents to access information about the city. Kasey Campbell, director of Community Life, has created a “Lock Haven City” group on social media website Facebook. “As of (Monday) we have an official city of Lock Haven Facebook ...

Clinton County offers services for Conservation District Week

LOCK HAVEN — The Pennsylvania State Senate and the House of Representatives declared May 3-9 as “Conservation District Week.” During this week, district offices across the state would normally hold events and meet with legislators in their home county and in the State’s Capitol. Each ...

Gov. Wolf gives guidance for businesses

HARRISBURG — To continue to limit the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf provides guidance that details procedures businesses must follow to conduct in-person operations in counties slated to move to the yellow phase of reopening on May 8. All businesses, including non-profits, ...

Shooting ranges to reopen in ‘yellow’ counties

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Game Commission has announced that, on Friday, May 8, it will reopen to the public its Northwest and Northcentral Region Offices, and reopen shooting ranges on state game lands in counties to be upgraded to the yellow phase in the state’s three-phase matrix to ...

Bill would help local clubs during emergency disaster

HARRISBURG– A measure designed to help service organizations stay afloat during emergency disasters by allowing them to use up to 100% of gaming proceeds toward operational costs has been reported favorably out of the House Gaming Oversight Committee, state Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, ...

Cancellations and Postponements

EVENTS — Covenant Cafe has been canceled for May 19. — Alzheimer’s Support Group has been canceled for May 12; virtual support groups are available by calling Fran Decker at 570-748-4302. — Cancer Support Group canceled for May 14. — The Milesburg Museum’s annual Car Show ...

Help for the Community

FaithCentre gives books, games, food BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte FaithCentre Food Bank will be giving away free books, games and puzzles during the regular food bank distribution on the following dates: Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday May 7. The food bank hours are Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to ...

A dozen confirmed cases at ManorCare Jersey Shore

JERSEY SHORE — It looks like a local personal care home has become a “Hot Spot” for the coronavirus. There are 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at ManorCare Health Services - Jersey Shore, including 11 patients and one staff member. The nursing home at 1008 Thompson St., has seven ...

LH council extends state of emergency

LOCK HAVEN - Lock Haven City Council unanimously approved an extension of the State of Emergency first enacted in late March, which will continue to limit public access to certain city properties. "I want to address that this reopening plan only applies to city owned buildings. This does not ...

Clinton County adds one case of COVID-19

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County added one new confirmed case of COVID-19 on Monday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The county now has 33 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. Meanwhile, Centre County added three new confirmed cases. Centre County now has 105 confirmed ...

Mayor Charles Herr: Navigating disasters

Charles Herr was an especially popular Lock Haven mayor. He’s the only mayor of Lock Haven to serve three non-consecutive terms, first from 1940 to 1943, and then later from 1948 to 1955. He finally resigned in October of 1955 for health reasons, leaving Harry Swope to finish out the rest of ...

Public hearing Thursday on federal funds

LOCK HAVEN — A public hearing is scheduled Thursday as the county seeks input for the use of $159,000 from another Community Development Block Grant program — this one for coronavirus impacted businesses. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. via Zoom and the public is encouraged to attend, ...

Mail-in ballot applications near one million in Pa.

Nearly one million voters have applied for a mail-in ballot for the June 2 primary election, Gov. Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced Monday in an update on how the state is preparing for the election. “We are in an unprecedented time and are facing a major ...

1.7 million Pa. residents have filed for unemployment

In what has become his weekly availability with the press, state Labor & Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak on Monday provided the latest snapshot of the state’s unemployment compensation numbers. Since March 15, the department has paid out $5.34 billion in unemployment compensation ...

Lycoming County court administrators prepare for re-opening

Although Lycoming County Courthouse remains closed to the public, administrators and judges are working to complete what business they can while planning the court’s reopening. The emergency judicial declaration made by President Judge Nancy J. Butts soon after the state Supreme Court’s ...

Salary set for new Jersey Shore superintendent

JERSEY SHORE — The four-year contract for Dr. Brian Ulmer, who was recently approved as the new superintendent for the Jersey Shore Area School District, sets his salary at $127,000 per year. There are no built-in increases and any increases will be considered annually at the discretion of ...

On a sunny Sunday

Residents of Fulmer’s Personal Care Home at 201 Woodward Avenue, Lock Haven, were enjoying the sunshine on Sunday afternoon, sitting on chairs on a deck outside the facility, listening to and watching the signs of spring erupting. Staff said the residents really enjoy getting outside on ...