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City workers soaked while removing snow on Main Street City of Lock Haven employees remove snow from Main Street on Thursday morning. Temperatures got into the upper 30s, making it easier for snow and ice removal. The cold temperatures are expected to return over the weekend, with highs ...

Government shutdown… What does it mean locally?

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — As you may know, key parts of the US government shut down more than a month ago as politicians hit an impasse over President Donald Trump’s request of $5.7 billion in funding for a wall along the southern border. The shutdown, already ...

United Way moving into Garden building

LOCK HAVEN — On Thursday morning, the Clinton County Board of Commissioners announced a “space agreement” with the Clinton County United Way, approving a memorandum of understanding between Clinton County and the Clinton County United Way for use of space in the county’s Garden ...

Snow Shoe Rails to Trails to renew contract

SNOW SHOE — Snow Shoe’s Rails to Trails Association continues to grow. At this week’s Centre County Commissioners meeting, there was a discussion about contract renewal between the Centre County Sheriff’s office and the SSRTA. The contract renewal means the sheriff’s office will ...

Mid State Trail named 2019 Trail of the Year

HARRISBURG — On Thursday, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced the Mid State Trail, which passes through Woolrich, has been named Pennsylvania’s 2019 Trail of the Year. “Showcasing some of our state’s most scenic areas, and offering ...

Williamsport man found dead in Benner prison

From staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Conrad Carpenter, 54, of Williamsport, who was serving a state prison sentence for felony assault on a child, was found dead at the Benner state prison on Sunday. The charges stem from the alleged abuse of a child in 2016. Carpenter was found ...

Survey gauges need for expanded bus service in Bellefonte

BELLEFONTE — Does Bellefonte need more bus service? The Bellefonte Intervalley Area Chamber of Commerce wants to know. The BIACC is exploring the feasibility of increased availability for weekend CATA bus service between State College and Bellefonte. Now through Friday, Feb. 1, residents ...

Post hearing briefs filed in Woodward, Dunnstable boundary dispute

LOCK HAVEN — Post hearing briefs have been filed in the case of a boundary dispute between Woodward and Dunnstable townships. The hearing took place on Oct. 19, 2018 in an effort to end the nearly decade-long dispute. Now, almost three months later one of the final steps in the process ...

Centre County Commissioners honor SpringBoard Startup Challenge winners

BELLEFONTE — It was a big day for Centre County entrepreneurs on Tuesday at the Centre County Commissioners meeting. Three area entrepreneurs were honored as winners of SpringBoard’s Startup Challenge. SpringBoard provides a low-cost co-working solution to startups and entrepreneurs in ...

JSSD sets school closure hearing dates

By PAT CROSSLEY For The Express JERSEY SHORE – Jersey Shore Area School District has set hearings next month on whether to close two schools in the district, according to a legal advertisement placed recently in the Sun-Gazette. The ad stated that the purpose of the hearings is to ...

Law helps keep pets out of harsh weather

LOCK HAVEN — It has been cold, very cold. In Pennsylvania, this time of year, one thing is certain... there will be more cold. More ice. More snow. If the outside weather is too treacherous for you... it is too treacherous for your pets, too. In fact, under Libre’s Law, which went into ...

Loyd Groves applies for public defender

LOCK HAVEN — Last week, Loyd W. Groves was sentenced to 10-20 years in state prison for the murder of Kathy Heckel in July 1991. This week, Groves, 69, filed an application for a public defender in the Clinton County Courthouse. Since his arrest in January 2015, Groves has been ...

Centre requests special election on ‘primary’ day

BELLEFONTE — The Centre County Commissioners have spoken - and their opinions about how to fill the vacant seat in the 12th District are on their way to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. At Tuesday’s meeting, the commissioners approved a letter asking that Wolf set the special election for ...

Little League asks Bellefonte Council for permission to hold Duck Race

BELLEFONTE — If you build it, they will come. That line, of course, is from the classic film "Field of Dreams" starring Kevin Costner. Well, the Bellefonte Little League has a different problem. The organization has the players - it just needs another field. At Tuesday night's Bellefonte ...

City snow removal set to start Thursday

LOCK HAVEN - Lock Haven city’s Director of Public Works Anthony Stopper said snow removal will begin either Thursday or Friday of this week. It was initially supposed to start today, but due to the pending ice storm today, it was postponed. City workers will be out salting sidewalks and ...

Fatal crash on Interstate 80 near Fishing Creek Road

LOCK HAVEN - A 49-year-old Sunbury woman has died of injuries she suffered Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80, according to state police. Melanie Holub, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from her 2004 Jeep Liberty as it went off the ...

Karibu Arts center opening in Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — A new non-profit agency, Karibu Arts, has moved into town, calling 306 N. Grove St. in Lock Haven its home. Karibu Arts is a non-profit agency whose mission is to restore dignity and self-respect, through arts, to women that have been released from the prison system or ...

Special election process in hands of governor

LOCK HAVEN — With12th Congressional District Rep. Tom Marino’s resignation effective tomorrow, the Clinton County commissioners are worried about the void left behind and when that position will be filled. At Monday’s work session, they talked about the situation. They know a ...

LH City Council approves 2019 residential appointments

LOCK HAVEN — City Council approved the appointments/reappointments of several boards, commissions and authorities for 2019 at Monday nights meeting. The majority of the boards saw reappointments of residents from the city except for the Lock Haven Area Flood Protection Authority. June ...