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Greenway opens annual photo contest to entries

Community

A regional organization is encouraging people to grab their phones or cameras for the 9th Annual Susquehanna Greenway Photo Contest: Treasured Towns and Landscapes of the Susquehanna. This open and free photo 2020 contest offers individuals of all ages and ability levels the opportunity to ...

UPMC program provides window into family health

Health

WILLIAMPSORT — Beginning in May, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport, partnering with the Cancer Genetics team at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, will offer virtual risk assessments, genetic counseling, education, and genetic testing to patients with a referral based on ...

First-year teacher devastated by closure of schools

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LOCK HAVEN — PreK Counts Head Teacher Marissa Tibbens expected to be teaching her students the life cycle of a butterfly this spring. Instead she’s offering activities through online platform Class Dojo and conducting Zoom meetings. Marissa was hired to teach the program at Your Guardian ...

Around the Town

Community

GOOD DAY to Sarah Smeltz of Lock Haven! Word of the Day Bromide — A platitude or trite saying. Quote of the Day “Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” — John Lennon Open office hours Penn State SBDC will be available for open hours on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. Attend to ...

Cancer warning signs

Health

METRO — No one is immune to cancer, which the World Health Organization notes is the second leading cause of death across the globe. Though cancer is responsible for more than nine million deaths per year, the WHO notes that many cases of cancer are preventable. The WHO estimates that ...

LHU plans virtual graduation celebration

Local news

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University will hold a virtual graduation celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9. The virtual event will be available to view on the homepage of LHU’s website at www.lockhaven.edu. A link also will be available on LHU’s Facebook page. The university plans to hold ...

Colonoscopy can disturb delicate balance of gut biome

Health

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have primary biliary cirrhosis, for which I take Actigall. My numbers are good now. I have had loose bowel movements since a colonoscopy several months ago, and sometimes I do not make it to the bathroom in time! My doctors have not given me any advice. — S.P. ANSWER: ...

PHEAA extends rules relief through summer 2020 term

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HARRISBURG — PHEAA’s board of directors has extended temporary modifications made to agency-administered Pennsylvania student aid programs through the summer 2020 term to ensure that students do not experience any disruption or reduction of funding due to operational changes made by ...

Need a good read? Visit a Little Library

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LOCK HAVEN - If you’re running out of books to read in your own home, stop by a Little Library. The Rotary Club of Downtown Lock Haven sponsors two Little Libraries, one in Triangle Park downtown and the other in Hanna Park, along Susquehanna Avenue. Both have free books for children and ...

Pa. dairy industry has future, despite damage from COVID-19 outbreak

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UNIVERSITY PARK — The COVID-19 outbreak is hitting Pennsylvania’s beleaguered dairy industry hard, and sadly, there is a segment that will not be able to sustain more economic body blows. However, the long-term outlook for dairy appears to be stable in the state, according to a Penn State ...

Salvation Army helping to provide meals to those in need

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LOCK HAVEN — In order to feed the growing number of Pennsylvanians who need help due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s emergency Feeding Task Force has tapped The Salvation Army (TSA) Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware & Western Pennsylvania (PA) divisions to help ...

Clinton County seeing a surge in mail-in ballot applications

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LOCK HAVEN — This year’s primary election certainly isn’t going to be like any other. The date has been changed until June 2 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and all voters can vote by mail for the first time ever. The mail-in ballot system is catching on in a big way here in ...

Police News – April 23

Police, court and fires

PSP release update in fatal hit and run PENNS VALLEY — State police at Rockview say they have located the vehicle involved in a hit and run that killed John D. King, of Spring Mills, on April 17. King had been traveling on a scooter near the intersection of Penns Valley and Paradise roads ...

Local man recognized for years of military service

Community

Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Chad Rickard, a 1990 Loyalsock High School graduate, received The Legion of Merit for his meritorious service of more than 20 years in the U.S. Army on April 21 at Camp Roberts in California. Rickard’s career lead him to Camp Roberts where he serves as the Senior Range ...

‘Mean Girls’ is an early 2000s classic

Arts and Culture

If any members of my family look at this, even some friends past and present, they might roll their eyes and mutter “of course” when they see the headline. Yes, I’m about to review one of the greatest movies of the early 2000s: “Mean Girls.” This movie is so iconic it had a direct ...

Wolf lays out reopening plan

Local news

HARRISBURG — Residents of northcentral and northwestern Pennsylvania are projected to be the first in the state to be released from Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home order, and many retail stores in those areas should be able to reopen, under a statewide plan announced Wednesday night. Wolf ...

Emergency Services

Police, court and fires

LOCK HAVEN — The following calls were dispatched by the Clinton County Communication Center. TUESDAY — At 2:39 p.m., Lamar Township/Salona, Mill Hall, Castanea and Nittany Valley Lamar fire departments and Flemington Goowill Hose EMS were called to a structure fire at 1170 Ridge Road, ...

Robb’s Store in 1890

Community

PHOTO PROVIDED Pictured are employees and owners of Robb’s Store in Avis around 1890. They are from left, Edward B. Robb, Newton Robb, Robert Williamson and unknown. Thank you Lisa Badger for sharing this photo of your ancestors with our readers!

‘Field of Dreams,’ a magical trip to Iowa

Arts and Culture

For today’s “Throwback Thursday” film, I dove deep into the movie vault for one of my favorite films of all-time — “Field of Dreams.” “Field of Dreams” was released in 1989 and is based on the book “Shoeless Joe” by W.P. Kinsella. Full disclosure: I love everything about ...

Bellefonte High School graduation up in the air

Local news

BELLEFONTE — Graduation ceremonies at Bellefonte Area High School are up in the air once again. At Tuesday night’s Bellefonte school board meeting — which was held via Zoom — the board heard from high school principal Michael Feddison, who talked about options for graduation ...