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Kristopher Zinck is CTE student of the month

By NOAH WHITESELL For The Express JERSEY SHORE —This month’s CTE student of the month is (12). He is part of the culinary arts CTE program at Jersey Shore High School. “I’ve always been in the kitchen my whole life cooking and baking,” he said. He loves to experiment with ...

Ring the bells

LOCK HAVEN — It’s crunch time for the Lock Haven Salvation Army. With less than a week to go until Christmas, the group is well short of its goal for the Christmas season. “We had a goal of $60,000 and as of Saturday, we had $30,000 (collected),” said Capt. Dan Johnson. ...

Convenience store coming to Bellefonte

BELLEFONTE — There’s something big brewing along the Benner Pike in Bellefonte. On Tuesday, the Centre County Commissioners found out more about the plans to build a new convenience store. York-based Rutter’s has submitted plans for 10,257 square foot convenience store. A Memorandum of ...

Celebration focuses on success of treatment programs

LOCK HAVEN — It was a holiday celebration, with a delicious meal and even Santa Claus handing out candy canes. It was celebration of Clinton County’s two treatment programs, and those who have helped make them successful. For some, it was a celebration of life. Several dozen ...

Woodward Twp. dissolves Sewer Authority

LOCKPORT — The Woodward Township Supervisors passed a resolution to dissolve the township’s sewer authority during Monday night’s meeting. Current employees of the authority will have the chance to become township employees once the process is complete. “We’ve done extensive ...

Flu clinic at Bellefonte adult center

PHOTO PROVIDED Grane Home Nursing Agency nurse Taci Williams administers the flu vaccine to Janet Borger, during a Flu Clinic at the Bellefonte Active Adult Center. This outstanding community outreach was administered through the Centre County Office of Aging.

Walnut Street Christian School announces honor roll

AVIS — Walnut Street Christian School recently announced its honor and merit rolls for the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year: Honor roll First grade — Mackeson Packer. Second grade — Evelynne Krick, Aubree Reichard, Elijah Rinker, Hannah Schildroth, Kaleb Shafer. Third ...

SC Elks remember past members

PHOTO PROVIDED The first Sunday of December is very important to Elkdom, as it is the day that Elks remember those members who have passed away during the preceding year. Shown here are State College Elks Lodge officers as they recognize nine Lodge members who passed away in 2018. From ...

Judge sentences killer to life, calls him a ‘cold-hearted butcher’

Special from PennLive WILLIAMSPORT — “I see a butcher, a cold-hearted butcher,” a Lycoming County judge told a Williamsport man before sentencing him to life plus 7 to 14 years for fatally stabbing a man 37 times. “I need to make a statement, Judge Marc F. Lovecchio said Monday as ...

CORRECTION

In Tuesday’s edition of The Express, Tina Deavor and Martie Buck were incorrectly identified as “medical responders.” The proper term would be “mental health responders.” The Express apologizes for the error.

Christmas wreaths decorate graves of local veterans at Highland Cemetery

LOCK HAVEN — Each December, the Wreaths Across America organization coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 1,400 locations across the United States, at sea and abroad. On Saturday, Highland Cemetery participated in National Wreaths Across America Day, decorating the burial ...

Council approves $11.9 million budget Monday

LOCK HAVEN — City Council approved a $11.9 million budget for 2019. The land tax rate for 2019 is 26.32036 and the buildings and improvement tax will be 5.41509. The rates were approved unanimously through a motion made by Councilman Joel Long and seconded by Councilman Richard ...

County Children and Youth workers certified as mental health responders

LOCK HAVEN — Tina Deavor and Martie Buck, two representatives of the Clinton County Children and Youth Services program, recently spent three days in Hershey at a conference for the American Mental Wellness Association (AMWA), where a mass of information and instructional guides were ...

Bellefonte Borough council approves 2019 budget

BELLEFONTE - There's good news and bad news for Bellefonte Borough residents as far as taxes go. First, the bad news: Taxes are, indeed, going up. But there is some good news: The tax hike won't be as steep as originally believed. Originally, borough council proposed an increase of 1.45 ...

Renovo police lauded for drug arrest

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express RENOVO — With the December Renovo council meeting coming just five days following a large drug bust in which a Renovo woman was charged with possessing an estimated $8,000 in cocaine along with other drugs and paraphernalia, the Renovo Police Department ...

Two vehicle accident at Vesper and Church streets

At least three people were transported by Lock Haven EMS for possible injuries after a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Vesper and Church streets Monday night. Lock Haven City Police, EMS and Hope Hose and Citizen Hose Fire Departments were called to the scene at 6:08 p.m. when a driver ...

BAYADA founder splits $20 million among employees

LOCK HAVEN - On Nov. 21, BAYADA Home Health Care founder Mark Baiada delivered life changing news to his thousands of employees. BAYADA is currently transitioning into a nonprofit in 2019 and Baiada wanted to thank his employees for everything they do. “As I work to transition BAYADA ...

Skyler Coover elected president of Advocates United for Humanity

RENOVO— Local business owner and child rights advocate Skyler Coover was unanimously elected president of Advocates United for Humanity on Nov. 29. Coover will officially begin his term starting Jan. 1, 2019. The board of directors was looking to take a new direction with the ...

Bald Eagle Area MS participates in Day of Caring

PHOTO PROVIDED About 250 students from Bald Eagle Area Middle School participated in the Centre County United Way’s Day of Caring. Seventh and eighth grade students spent much of the day helping spruce up the grounds at Bald Eagle State Park, Black Moshannon State Park, Snow Shoe Rails to ...

White House digs in on border wall demand

By HOPE YEN Associated Press WASHINGTON - The White House on Sunday pushed the federal government closer to the brink of a partial shutdown later this week, digging in on its demand for $5 billion to build a border wall as congressional Democrats stood firm against it. "We will do ...