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Sweeney’s Floral Shop lives on with new owners

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Editor’s Note: This story was written prior to the coronavirus pandemic, and although the floral shop is now closed to the public, it continues taking orders and making deliveries. LOCK HAVEN — It’s the same. But it’s different. People passing by Sweeney’s Floral Shop will see ...

UPMC offering video visits for 30 services in the region

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WILLIAMSPORT - UPMC in the Susquehanna region is offering online video visit services as a more efficient, safer way to provide patients with the care they need while limiting the spread of COVID-19. All you need for an online video visit is an internet connection and a connected device. ...

EMS crews prepared for COVID-19 patients

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LOCK HAVEN—With three first confirmed coronavirus cases in Clinton County some may be wondering how local EMS crews are preparing for a positive test. Lock Haven EMS have been preparing for a possible outbreak since late February, according to Gerard Banfill, president and chief of ...

Home League Society learns about ‘Old Glory’

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PHOTO PROVIDED The Home League Society is a group age 14 and up. The society meets four times a year to discuss and review topics which include Worship by Sue Graham, Fellowship by Tina Deaver, Education by Sandy Bechdel, and service by Kathy Deaver and Bonnie Burget. At their meeting, Sandy ...

The pandemic — What’s the plan?

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Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles as The Express asks superintendents of area school districts how they are dealing with closure of schools due to the pandemic and what’s planned for the remainder of the school year. BELLEFONTE — With schools throughout ...

Just clowning around

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EXPRESS ARCHIVES Two kids make sure their outfits are on just right for a performance at what we believe was a school program. Anyone who may know who the children are or when this photo was taken is asked to contact Laura Jameson at ljameson@lockhaven.com or by calling 570-748-6791.

1,579 new cases of COVID-19 in Pa. brings total to 14,559

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HARRISBURG ­- The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed Clinton County has three cases of COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon. This number has not changed since Monday. The department confirmed today there are 1,579 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 14,559 ...

State jobless claims surge to over 1.1 million

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By MARK MARONEY Special to The Express Claims across the state topped 1.1 million mark Monday as Unemployment and Workers Compensation officials in Harrisburg say they continue to be “blown out of the water” by the amount of claimants who are of work because of the COVID-19 ...

Around the Town

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GOOD DAY to all New York Joe, a resident of Susque-View Home. Quote of the Day “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” — Henry David ...

Dominion commits $1 million to COVID-19 relief

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RENOVO - The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has committed $1 million to aid COVID-19 relief efforts. Of the $1 million commitment, $250,000 will go to the American Red Cross as it continues to mobilize efforts to respond to the outbreak, and the remaining $750,000 will provide funding ...

Tiger at NYC’s Bronx Zoo tests positive for virus

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By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK — A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday. The 4-year-old Malayan tiger ...

Help for the Community

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Drop and Go Lunch Program PLEASANT GAP — The YMCA Drop and Go Lunch Program has added Pleasant Gap Elementary to its list of distribution points. Lunches will be served in the front of the building. In addition to Pleasant Gap Elementary, the meals are served from noon to 1 p.m. at the ...

Volunteers taking more precautions during pandemic

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From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — Many fire companies have been forced to change how they respond to emergency calls during the pandemic. Dunnstown Fire Chief Justin Baker said he’s limiting the number of people who respond to different calls, depending on the urgency. “Last week we ...

Cancellations and postponements

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CHURCHES —Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church, 111 Main St., Mill Hall, closed until further notice. —Beech Creek Wesleyan Church canceled all services and activities until further notice; live streaming the Sunday Worship Service on their Facebook page “Beech Creek Wesleyan ...

GMC requires masking at all locations

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DANVILLE — To help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, Geisinger is making changes to its masking policy.. Starting Saturday, all employees, patients and visitors will be required to wear a mask while inside a Geisinger facility. These changes, announced by Geisinger Friday ...

SUNBURY — Weis Markets has announced it is installing protection panels, or sneeze guards, on all registers, customer service desks and pharmacy counters as the company continues to expand measures to protect customers and associates from COVID-19. It has started installation of the 36- by 24-inch sneeze guard panels, with plans for them to be in all the company’s stores within seven days. The company has also ordered large quantities of plastic face shields, reusable face masks, disposable surgical masks and latex gloves for its associates. “During these challenging times, we are working hard to ensure the safety of our associates and customers. Over the past week, we’ve taken additional steps to provide a safe work and shopping environment,” said Weis Markets Chairman and CEO Jonathan Weis. “In the coming weeks, we will continue to implement additional preventative measures for the benefit of the public. We are preparing for this possibility and will be ready.” “We are immensely grateful to our associates who are starting their days early and finishing late,” said Mr. Weis. “They have risen to the occasion to serve our customers during the most demanding of times. We are extremely proud of them.” This measure expands on the company’s COVID-19 protection measures to increase cleanliness and minimize personal contact, which include: — Cleaning and sanitizing stores on an hourly basis and after stores close and before they open —Hourly cleaning and sanitizing of high contact areas such as cash registers, self-scan units, credit-debit terminals, fuel pumps, shopping carts and baskets —Social distancing markers —Hand sanitizer stations —Regularly sanitizing carts and baskets —Temporarily adjusting store hours to allow for restocking and sanitization — Temporarily suspending the sale of loose bakery items, or pre-wrapping them —Temporarily suspending the sale of deli meat sliced to order, instead offering pre-sliced options —Temporarily closing self-serve salad, olive and soup bars —Temporarily closing in-store cafe seating areas —Temporarily banning the use of personal reusable bags and the return of used plastic bags

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SUNBURY — Weis Markets has announced it is installing protection panels, or sneeze guards, on all registers, customer service desks and pharmacy counters as the company continues to expand measures to protect customers and associates from COVID-19. It has started installation of the 36- by ...

Parking lots filled as local churches hold Sunday services

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JERSEY SHORE — “For the church is not dead. It’s just alive in different places.” Pastor Max Furmen, of Oriole and Antes Fort United Methodist churches couldn’t be speaking any closer to the truth. During the COVID-19 pandemic many churches have had to change the way they ...

Police News – April 6

Police, court and fires

Injuries sustained CASTANEA — The driver of a 2009 Chevrolet Trail Blazer was not injured after a one vehicle accident along Route 220 north on March 23 at 2:11 p.m., state police at Lamar said. Ashley M. Lullo, 36, of Williamsport, was attempting to pass another vehicle on the roadway ...

A sign of hope

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Not even the coronavirus could take away the beauty of this tree, standing tall and proud in front of The Express on Main Street, bringing a welcome breath of fresh air to those who pass by. There are signs of hope and love springing up all around us, just like the beautiful pink flowers on ...