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LOCK HAVEN — The following calls were received at the Clinton County Communications Center: MONDAY — At 8:16, Beech Creek/Blanchard Fire Co. responded to wires down on 29 Graham Lane in Beech Creek Township. The call ended at 9:02 p.m. — At 11:44, Lamar Township Fire Co. responded ...

Local scouts now National Youth Leadership trained

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PHOTO PROVIDED Huge congratulations to Robert Lombardi, Ashton Peters and Caleb Frazier. These three scouts from Woolrich Troop 66 are now officially National Youth Leadership trained. The scouts went thru a six-day course separated into two weekends involving intense problem solving and team ...

Centre County extends full remote work status

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BELLEFONTE — For government employees in Centre County, the beat goes on. With COVID-19 numbers still on the rise in Centre County, the commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to extend remote work another two weeks, through Friday, April 30. It will be reviewed at the commissioners’ ...

Around the Town

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GOOD DAY and Happy Birthday to to Chasity Severino of Lock Haven and Sharon Heverly of Blanchard. Quote of the Day “I’m a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it’s good or bad.” — Sandra Bullock Word of the Day Lucida — The brightest star in a ...

U.K. most prominent variant in PA

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WILLIAMSPORT — Of the three variants present in the state, the B.1.1.7 or the U.K. variant is the “most prominent” according to the Center for Disease Control and local healthcare professionals. The CDC’s website graph that details the number of variant cases describes the state to ...

Voters to weigh in on government pandemic power struggle

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HARRISBURG (AP) — A pandemic power struggle that has raged for a year between Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor and its Republican-led Legislature will land on voters’ laps next month in the form of two proposed constitutional amendments that could limit the length of disaster ...

PA pauses use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to rare blood clots

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania said it is following the federal government’s recommendation and pausing use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine during an investigation into reports of unusual blood clots. The state Department of Health told all COVID-19 vaccine providers in the ...

State police to alter fitness standards that kept out women

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HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania State Police will pay more than $2 million into a compensation fund and are changing physical fitness standards to settle a lawsuit over how the agency’s trooper-hiring practices ruled out otherwise qualified women. The U.S. Justice Department announced the ...

Over 200 take to the Eagleton Trail for annual races

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LOCK HAVEN — Over 200 people from all across the the state and beyond took to the Eagleton Mine Camp Trail in Sproul State Forest for the annual Eagleton Trail Challenge. Runners chose from a 10K, 25K or 50K course as well as a Ruck competition which saw about a dozen people run the 25K ...

Police news – April 13

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Accidental death LOCK HAVEN — A 57-year-old Lock Haven man sustained fatal injuries after falling down the embankment on the levee trail in Castanea Township, state police at Lamar said. Robert W. Benfield Sr. succumbed to head injuries at the scene on April 8 at 4:54 p.m., police ...

CM Music & Arts Hall of Fame inducts two

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LOCK HAVEN — The first two inductees in the newly created Central Mountain Music & Arts Hall of Fame are Kali Haines, a member of the Central Mountain Class of 2014, and Kim Feerar, a retired and regular substitute teacher at Central Mountain. While at Central Mountain, Haines ...

Pennsylvania: All adults eligible for vaccine today

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Pennsylvania will expand eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to all adults beginning Tuesday, nearly a week ahead of schedule, as supply begins to catch up with demand and state officials try to keep pace with a mutating virus. Vaccine providers told the Health Department they were having ...

Old Photo Album: Women of the Moose sponsor a tag day

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EXPRESS ARCHIVES Former Lock Haven City Mayor Douglas Peddie purchases the first tag from little Joseph Mancini, Jr. and tiny Carol Ann Eisenhauer, opening the Women of the Moose’s drive for fatherless children of Mooseheart, Ill. on Oct. 1, 1956. Mrs. Hartley Schreiner, chairman of the ...

COVID cases still rising in region

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HARRISBURG — In spite of improving vaccination numbers, cases of COVID-19 are still on the climb in Pennsylvania. Over the past two days, Clinton County added 29 cases of COVID-19 — 22 on Sunday and seven on Monday. Meanwhile, Centre County added 102 new cases of the deadly virus — ...

DLH offers one-time grant for businesses

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LOCK HAVEN — Downtown Lock Haven, Inc. is offering a one-time grant program to assist businesses. “Downtown Lock Haven, Inc. has made it a priority to assist businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to a press release from DLH. The Neighborhood Assistance Grant Program will ...

High schools announce dates for graduation

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High school graduation is right around the corner. Last year, even though the coronavirus closed schools, some stuck with tradition and held standard graduation ceremonies. Others opted for drive-through events. The Class of 2021 will graduate in the coming months and things will ...

Howard woman pleads guilty to strangling baby

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BELLEFONTE — A Howard woman, charged by state police at Rockview in September 2019 with strangling an infant, has entered a guilty plea in Centre County Court. Mindy Jackson, 30, entered the plea on Friday on charges of strangulation and aggravated assault. Her guilty plea agreement calls ...