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FaithCentre gives books, games 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 2 p.m. ...

Golfers turn out in droves on ‘opening day’ at the course

MILL HALL — It’s here. Finally. After being closed through April, golf season officially arrived on Friday throughout the state. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf eased restrictions on golfing, allowing courses to open for the first time this year. The COVID-19 pandemic took March and April ...

Mail-in ballot application inside

LOCK HAVEN —As the June 2 primary election nears, there have been a lot of questions from Clinton County voters as to how it’s all going to turn out. The election will take place in the midst of a life-threatening pandemic that has forced residents to wear masks, stay inside their homes, ...

Changing Colors: Residents no longer need to ‘Stay at Home’ on May 8

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf outlined his plans to lift some coronavirus restrictions in portions of the Keystone State. The governor has announced 24 counties – more than one-third of Pennsylvania’s counties – will be lifted from the stay-at-home order May 8. These are the counties: ...

Clinton County commissioners happy, cautious

LOCK HAVEN — A new chapter is being written about a terrible virus that has invaded Clinton County and the rest of the world, killing thousands and sickening thousands more. COVID-19 has closed hundreds of businesses and schools and people have been forced to stay at home, wear masks and ...

Centre County thanks residents for vigilance

BELLEFONTE — Despite 96 cases of COVID-19 in the county, Centre was one of 24 counties around the state to get the yellow light from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday afternoon. The county will officially go from red to yellow at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 8. Joining Centre will be ...

City may see minor changes to State of Emergency

LOCK HAVEN — Although Clinton County is among 24 counties slated to move to the yellow phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan on May 8, the city of Lock Haven may not see many major changes in how its currently operating. Mayor Joel Long said the decision to amend sections of the State ...

LHU introduces incentives to provide students affordable education options

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University has instituted several incentives to help attract students to LHU this fall, including merit-based, need-based and federal and state aid; waiving the SAT/ACT score requirement for prospective students seeking consideration for the fall 2020 semester; and a ...

Citywide Candlelight vigil planned

LOCK HAVEN — To help spread hope during the COVID-19 crisis, a group of Lock Haven citizens is asking all city residents to participate in “Haven Hopes,” an evening candlelight vigil. The event will be held at p.m. Tuesday, May 5, when residents within the city of Lock Haven are invited ...

Construction begins again

It’s been 43 days since Gov. Tom Wolf announced that he was ordering the shutdown of all non-life sustaining businesses in the state. Only select construction projects were able to continue — health related projects, emergencies and those projects that received waivers — but by and large ...

U.S. Supreme Court tells Gov. Wolf to defend business closure orders

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court has given Gov. Tom Wolf until Monday to respond to a lawsuit that claims his coronavirus business closures are violating some Pennsylvanians’ rights. The state Supreme Court already shot down a version of the suit — ruling, essentially, that ...

Walmart associates in Pa. receive bonus

Walmart associates in Pennsylvania received a bonus in their paychecks today adding up to more than $6.4 million statewide. In all, Walmart gave associates $180 million in bonuses nationwide today. When combined with the $365 million announced earlier this month, the company has committed ...

Radiothon collects over $416,000 for food banks

AVIS - Bear Country Radio, WQBR, 99.9 FM has announced that the 24-hour Radio Cares: Feeding America Emergency Radiothon has collected $416,000 to help food banks that have been stressed to serve the estimated 30 million people left without full time jobs because of the COVID-19 ...

PennDOT announces bid for first phase of Bellefonte Interchange Project

BELLEFONTE — With construction projects in the state finally getting the green light, the long-awaited project that will ultimately result in a high-speed interchange between Interstates 80 and 99 near Bellefonte took another step forward this week. On Thursday, PennDOT announced it has ...

Warden: No virus at county jail, staff doing a ‘phenomenal job’

McELHATTAN — Clinton County Commissioners have declared next week as National Corrections Officers and Employees Week. Normally, there’s a special celebration at the Clinton County Correctional Facility to show appreciation for the good work that staff does all year long. Due to the ...

Four more inmates test positive in Centre County

BELLEFONTE — Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise at the Centre County Correctional Facility. Four more inmates at the facility have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the county’s Prison Board of Inspectors. The county jail in Benner Township now has six cases of the coronavirus ...

Kessinger: County numbers fastest rising in state

LOCK HAVEN — “Clinton County now has the fastest rising number of cases in Pennsylvania. It’s been doubling every 5 1/2 days.” That was the unexpected news delivered by Clinton County Commissioner Miles Kessinger at Thursday morning’s regular meeting of the board. “We were late ...

State universities freeze tuition, plan for uncertain fall

LOCK HAVEN — Students at Pennsylvania’s 14 state universities, including Lock Haven University, can count on tuition remaining the same next year, but just what their fall semester looks like is uncertain. And Daniel Greenstein, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher ...

Tammie Burnaford takes over as super at BASD

BELLEFONTE — Schools may be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that isn’t stop the Bellefonte Area School District from moving forward. On Wednesday, the district released a statement announcing that assistant superintendent Tammie ...