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Biden takes the helm as president: ‘Democracy has prevailed’

Local news

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, summoning American resilience to confront a historic confluence of crises and urging people to come together to end an “uncivil war” in a nation deeply divided after four tumultuous ...

Police news – Jan. 21

Police, court and fires

Gate stolen BELLEFONTE — State police at Rockview investigated a case of theft that took place around 8 p.m. on Jan. 11 along Shawver Lane in Benner Township, Centre County. According to police, a 36-year-old Bellefonte man had 12-foot long gate stolen from his property. The gate was dark ...

Harbor Freight donates 50 tool kits to KCSD

Community

MILL HALL — Keystone Central School District’s Career and Technology Construction Trades program is excited to be one of the recipients of a generous donation of tool boxes from the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools program. The district received 50 tool kits worth approximately $50 ...

UPMC LH Hospital to see upgrade in 2021

Local news

LOCK HAVEN — Exciting new services and projects at local UPMC facilities are expected to come to the Susquehanna Region hospitals later this winter and spring according to Steve Johnson, UPMC Susquehanna president and CEO. Hospital upgrades, new locations, expanded services and even a ...

Centre County Preservation Awards to be presented Jan. 31

Community

BELLEFONTE — Since 1988, the Centre County Historical Society (CCHS) has annually recognized individuals and organizations for their outstanding work in preserving and interpreting Centre County history. And this year, historic preservation and advocacy projects from around the county ...

Washington helps ‘Flight’ take off

Arts and Culture

Denzel Washington is one of America’s finest actors. He truly burst on the scene in “Philadelphia” playing attorney Joe Miller for Tom Hanks’ character, Andrew Beckett. Hanks, of course, won an Oscar for that role. Washington garnered a nomination, but didn’t win one until ...

Council addresses vandalism in Bellefonte Borough

Local news

BELLEFONTE — The vandalism that took place on the second weekend of 2021 at Jake’s Cards and Games in Bellefonte continues to send shock waves through the community. The mural was vandalized on Jan. 8 with messages of hate from the same white supremacist group that left stickers ...

Fans brave snow for the game

Community

EXPRESS ARCHIVES You can see that the cold and snow didn’t deter these spectators. Even with fluffy snowflakes gathering on their hats and scarves, this group is ready to cheer for their team. We believe this photo was taken during a later game in the Lock Haven High School football ...

Nobody puts ‘Dirty Dancing’ in a corner

Arts and Culture

Ah the 80s... what a time to be alive (or so I’ve heard anyway). This wonderful decade gifted us with so many things: Big hair, bold outfits and of course “Dirty Dancing.” “Dirty Dancing” was released in 1987 and stars Jennifer Grey and 80s heartthrob Patrick Swayze. The movie was ...

Child care workers eligible for $600 grants, Gov. Wolf says

Local news

HARRISBURG (AP) — Employees of licensed child care facilities in Pennsylvania will be eligible for a one-time, $600 grant to reward them for providing a valuable service through the pandemic, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said Wednesday. Wolf’s administration said the money is coming ...

CPA announces interim director while search continues

Arts and Culture

STATE COLLEGE — While the search for a new director continues, Penn State College of Arts and Architecture Dean B. Stephen Carpenter II has appointed Center for the Performing Arts Assistant Director Lea Asbell-Swanger as interim director. She assumes administrative leadership duties at the ...

SAT doing away with optional essay, subject tests

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NEW YORK (AP) — The College Board said Tuesday it will eliminate the optional essay from the SAT and do away with subject tests amid a changing college admissions landscape. “The pandemic has highlighted the importance of being innovative and adaptive to what lies ahead," according to a ...

Jay Vonada releases DVD

Arts and Culture

Jazz Trombonist Jay T. Vonada will release a new DVD on Feb. 1. The DVD is titled, “A video concert by Jazz Trombonist Jay T. Vonada Volume II” and features all original music. The DVD runs about 30 minutes and is the second Vonada has released. Volume 1 was released in the spring of ...

CAC announces newest series to start in February

Arts and Culture

WILLIAMSPORT — The Community Arts Center is starting the new year welcoming local Pennsylvania musicians to the Bill Martin stage for their new “Closer to home” series. The artists slated for the series so far include Gabe Stillman on Feb. 27, Aaron Kelly on March 13, and Craig ...

With passion and fashion, Lady Gaga delivers powerful anthem

Arts and Culture

A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden’s inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion. The Grammy winner wore a large dove pin and an impressively billowing red sculpted skirt as she sang into a ...

Tyler Perry and MPTF to get humanitarian award at Oscars

Arts and Culture

Filmmaker Tyler Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund are being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday. The group that puts on the Oscars decided to give the award to two recipients this year in recognition ...

Biden arrives for inauguration with big plans, big problems

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden made a sober entrance to the nation’s capital Tuesday, ready to assume power as America reels from the coronavirus pandemic, soaring unemployment and grave concerns about more violence as he prepares to take the oath of office. Biden, an avid fan of ...

Police News – Jan. 20

Police, court and fires

Two-vehicle crash JERSEY SHORE — State police at Lamar investigated a one-vehicle crash that took place at 7:24 a.m. on Jan. 16. According to police, a 2018 Ford Escape being driven by Joyce Spring, 56, of Loganton was traveling North on state Route 880. She was slowing down for traffic ...

Bellefonte Elks donate to Pets Come First

Community

PHOTO PROVIDED The COVID-19 pandemic has created many opportunities for organizations to reach out to others who are in need. The Bellefonte Elks Lodge #1094 expanded their “reach” this holiday Season, to include animals. The lodge membership collected and donated two 55-gallon barrels of ...