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Police news – Oct. 17

Police, court and fires

Cash stolen MILL HALL — The Woodward Township Police Department report that a burglary was investigated on Oct. 13. Police charged Joshua Michael Young, 47, of Mill Hall, with two counts of burglary, theft and receiving stolen property after he allegedly entered a residence along Linnet ...

Amish cheesemaker preserves tradition with online sales

Community

PHILADELPHIA — A ride through the rolling country roads of lush green Centre County farmland can feel about as far from the urban bustle of Philly’s restaurant rows as Pennsylvania can get. And that was especially true as we climbed the gravel drive past the barns and farmhouse fringed ...

Local parish assists sister churches across the Atlantic

Religion

LOCK HAVEN — Good things are happening in Clinton County. Holy Spirit Parish of Lock Haven — made up of St. Agnus Catholic and Immaculate Conception churches — are partnering with St. Joseph’s Parish in Renovo, the Knights of Columbus (KOC) of Lock Haven and Renovo, and Lock Haven ...

Frost doesn’t mean the gardening season’s over

Garden

Cleaning up some frosted bean and marigold plants the other day, I thought of a weather report I heard recently on the radio. The announcer stated: “Freezing temperatures are predicted for tonight, thus ending the gardening season.” His deadpan delivery of this dramatic — for gardeners ...

29,000 mail-in ballots delivered to Centre County voters

Local news

BELLEFONTE — The voting process continues in Centre County. According to Michael Pipe, chair of the Centre County Board of Commissioners, more than 29,000 mail-in ballots have been received by Centre County voters. Pipe called the process a “well-oiled machine” and said that feedback ...

Insurance office gets a new look

Community

LANA MUTHLER/THE EXPRESS If you walk or drive down East Water Street, you’ll notice some changes and additions to the exterior of Brigandi, Gleghorn and Haffley Erie Insurance offices. Haffley, who took ownership of the business in January, recently added a flagpole and American flag, along ...

Local Church Briefs

Religion

Pulled Pork Lunch LOGANTON — The Sugar Valley Church of the Brethren, 2305 E. Winter Rd. Loganton, will hold a take-out only pulled pork lunch on Sat., Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meal will consist of pulled pork, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, a roll, and cake for dessert. The ...

Halloween activities come to the area

Local news

(Editor’s Note: If you have activities to add to this list, send them to Lana Muthler at lmuthler@lockhaven.com or call her at 570-748-6791. As the list is updated, it will be reprinted in The Express.) Stores are filled with costumes, masks, decorations, candy and other goodies for ...

Old Photo Album: A visit to The Express in 1951

Community

EXPRESS ARCHIVES Rebecca Friedman, pictured at the back in the center, took her fifth grade students on a field trip to The Express during National Education Week in November 1951. The youngsters toured the entire plant getting first hand information on how a newspaper is put out.

Congressional candidates talk foreign policy

Local news

WILLIAMSPORT — The Sun-Gazette has been interviewing candidates for public office on topics impacting voters. Today, a question on foreign policy is posed to candidates for the 12th Congressional seat. The candidates are Lee Griffin, Democrat; Fred Keller, Republican; and Liz Terwilliger, ...

‘A Two-Newspaper Town’ set for Sunday

Community

STATE COLLEGE — The Centre County Historical Society will host “A Two-Newspaper Town” at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 18. The online program will be held via Zoom. Even through newspapers merged or went out of business in the late 1960s, Centre County welcomed a new newspaper and became one ...

Bellefonte residents evacuated after gas leak

Local news

BELLEFONTE — Things were tense in Bellefonte on Friday afternoon. Some residents in downtown Bellefonte were briefly evacuated on Friday afternoon following a major gas leak. The gas leak took place at the intersection of West Manchester Lane and South Spring Street. Residents in the area ...

UPMC offers options for flu shots

Community

LOCK HAVEN — UPMC is offering multiple options for patients to receive their flu shots safely this year. In addition to offering the flu shot during regularly scheduled visits at all Primary Care, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics offices, UPMC is also offering special drive-up, ...

Deadline looms to defuse Pa.’s budget bomb

Local news

HARRISBURG (AP) — Months after passing a partial budget that avoided some hard decisions, Pennsylvania’s Legislature and governor face a deadline at the end of November to finish the job and plug a multibillion-dollar deficit. The partially funded budget that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf ...

Around the Town

Community

GOOD DAY and Happy Birthday to mother and daughter — Lindsey Penland, 33, and Nicole Phillips, 11. More birthday wishes to Ward Barner and Richard Condo of Mill Hall and Happy 34th Anniversary to Kevin and Leslie Peters. What’s going on for Halloween? The Express wants to ...

Pa. sees another big monthly drop in jobless rate

Local news

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate began to look like the rest of the nation’s in September, taking another steep drop from its post-pandemic high as the labor force and payrolls grew, according to state figures released Friday. However, the state still has yet to ...

Fraternity establishes endowment in memory of Alex Bartlett

Community

LOCK HAVEN – The Trustees of the Alpha Chi Rho Educational Foundation, Inc. have announced the establishment of the Alexander C. Bartlett “Well” Endowment, named in memory of the Mill Hall resident and 2012 graduate of Central Mountain High School who lost his battle with testicular ...

Wolf vetoes bill to let restaurants operate at full capacity

Local news

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a Republican-sponsored bill Friday that would have let restaurants and bars reopen at up to full capacity, saying it would have jeopardized public health and safety. It was the latest in a string of coronavirus-related vetoes from the ...

PennDOT announces Clinton County work schedule

Community

MILL HALL — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Clinton County maintenance recently announced the following work schedule for the week of Oct. 19-Oct. 23, weather permitting. Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due ...