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Promising vaccine developed at University of Pittsburgh

Local news

By Scott Beveridge Observer-Reporter WASHINGTON, Pa. — Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh, where Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine, used the school’s 2003 research into SARS-CoV to come up with a COVID-19 vaccine that is showing promise. “We knew exactly where to fight ...

Emergency Services

Police, court and fires

LOCK HAVEN — The following calls were made to the Cinton County Communications Center. SATURDAY — At 11:21 a.m., Castanea and Lock Haven fire companies responded to a fire alarm at 1110 E. Water St., Castanea Township. The call ended at 11:31 a.m. — At 5:23 p.m., Cross Forks Fire ...

Old Photo Album: The men who built railroad cars

Community

This is a picture of the bosses and men that built box cars and special railroad cars for Berwick Fab and Forge Company. They first began production in the 1970s. Thank you Western Clinton County Historian Charlie Barnum for sharing this photo with our readers!

Walmart limits number of customers in store

Local news

From Staff Reports MILL HALL — Walmart is limiting the number of customers allowed in its stores, including the Mill Hall location. “While many of our customers have been following the advice of the medical community regarding social distancing and safety, we have been concerned to still ...

Around the Town

Community

GOOD DAY and happy belated birthday to Ronald E. Strouse Jr. Quote of the Day “A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.” — Joyce Meyer Word of the Day Contemporaneous — Originating, existing, or happening during the same period of time. Did you know? 85% of plant life ...

LH Mayor addresses fake city Facebook account

Local news

LOCK HAVEN — Mayor Joel Long denounced a post made by a Facebook parody account called “The City of Lock Haven” Sunday afternoon. The post from the account said “Anyone cought within city limits just walking around, or hanging out with friends will be subject to community service. ...

Pa. Lottery

Community

SUNDAY Day Wild: 3 Pick 2: 4-6 Pick 3: 4-3-6 Pick 4: 1-7-4-6 Pick 5: 2-9-1-3-6 Treasure Hunt: 05-08-14-22-28 $40,000 estimated jackpot Evening Wild: 7 Pick 2: 5-1 Pick 3: 6-0-2 Pick 4: 1-3-8-4 Pick 5: 9-1-1-8-2 Cash 5: 08-13-14-17-40 $225,000 estimated ...

Renovo women cook, deliver meals to seniors

Local news

RENOVO — What started out as three members of the Greater Renovo Area Heritage Park looking out for their neighbors during the COVID-19 Pandemic, quickly grew into a multi-faceted delivery program for seniors in the Renovo area. Mary George Rhone, Kari Kepler and Margaret Riggle agreed to ...

Clinton County United Way to get PPL funding

Local news

ALLENTOWN— The PPL Foundation will donate $300,000 to a dozen agencies, including the Clinton County United Way, providing COVID-19 relief efforts across central and eastern Pennsylvania, including the Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lehigh Valley, Poconos and Susquehanna Valley regions. “We are ...

School bus contractors may get paid during crisis

Local news

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania school bus contractors now have an opportunity to receive continued payments from schools during the COVID-19 emergency which has resulted in all K-12 schools being closed indefinitely. On March 28, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 751 into law as ...

LH Mayor declares Essential Workers Week

Local news

LOCK HAVEN — Mayor Joel Long has declared this week Essential Workers and Volunteers Week to honor those on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak and those who are helping others during this difficult time. “I encourage everyone to thank an essential worker in our community’s health, ...

Two men face charges of violating stay-at-home order

Local news

From PennLive NUMIDIA — Two Elysburg men are facing charges of violating Gov. Wolf’s stay-at-home order in Columbia County. The two along with two juveniles were stopped while “out just driving around” about 1:50 a.m. Saturday, Locust Twp. Chief Allen L. Breach said. An officer on ...

Cancellations and Postponements

Local news

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 ...

Help for the Community

Local news

St. Paul’s Food Bank open Wednesday MILL HALL — The Food Bank at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6220 Nittany Valley Drive, Mill Hall, will distribute food on Wednesday, April 8, from 9-11 a.m. Because of Covid-19, Food Bank volunteers will be taking extra precautions for everyone’s ...

LHU continues to serve students with remote instruction

Local news

LOCK HAVEN— As a result of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, Lock Haven University converted from face-to-face instruction to online and remote modalities last month and will continue that way through the end of the semester and summer. “LHU is working to ensure the health and ...

Keeping it Green: Pumpkin Avalanche

Community

By TOM BUTZLER One of my annual responsibilities for the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Conference (MAFVC) is to procure speakers to fill the vine crop/pumpkin session. Usually, I try to find researchers to address the issues around pests, cultivar selection, and production. But ...

Finding Faith: Invictus

Religion

By REV. BRYON REYNOLDS The title word “Invictus” conjures up all sorts of images. One might think of a cologne for men by that name. Or a movie about Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartide revolutionary prisoner that aspired to the office of the president of South Africa, that starred Morgan ...

Tips on managing spring spotted lanternfly egg hatch

Outdoors

UNIVERSITY PARK — An early spring brings warmth, daffodils and outside play. It also signals — to the chagrin of many property owners across Pennsylvania and beyond — the next generation of spotted lanternflies. The hatch of spotted lanternfly egg masses likely will begin in mid- to ...