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Wolf: Time to fix charter school law

Local news

Charter school reform remains the subject of heated debate among Pennsylvania’s elected officials and educators. Both school district advocates and the charter school community agree changes are needed. But Gov. Tom Wolf and two Democratic lawmakers are pushing reforms that are not in line ...

Police news – Feb. 27

Police, court and fires

PayPal scam WOODWARD TOWNSHIP — A Woodward Township resident was allegedly scammed for $2,500 at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday. A suspect caller made note of an illegal purchase on the victim’s PayPal account. The caller allegedly claimed to be reimbursing the victim. The caller was given ...

Around the Town

Community

GOOD DAY and Happy Birthday to Nathan Akeley... Henry Jacob Eisenhower of West Chester, 7 years old. Word of the Day Hobnob — To associate socially, especially with people of higher status. Quote of the Day “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages ...

Emergency services

Police, court and fires

LOCK HAVEN — The following calls were received at the Clinton County Communications Center: THURSDAY — At 3:22 a.m., the Lock Haven Fire Department responded to a tree down on 1767 Renovo Road in Bald Eagle Township. The call was cleared at 3:48 a.m. — At 5:12 a.m., the Sugar Valley ...

Man, 21, dies from gunshot; suspect in custody

Urgent information

LOCKPORT - A 21 year-old Beech Creek man is dead and another another man is in jail. Jakob Lee Haines died of a single gunshot wound at a private residence at 330 Brewery Hill Road in Woodward Township, Clinton County, on Friday night. State police from Troop F in Montoursville said a known ...

Bluebird nest boxes help connect with wildlife

Local news

It’s soon time to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring. Spring might not be “just around the corner,” but bluebirds will be scouting out nesting sites before you know it, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission can help bring them and other songbirds to your backyard. Bluebird ...

Cause of house fire remains unknown

Police, court and fires

LOCK HAVEN — The cause of Tuesday’s fire that left a North Fairview Street family homeless remains unknown. The residents of the home, who escaped without injury, preferred their names not be mentioned, and are being cared for by the American Red Cross, according to Lock Haven Fire ...

Distant volcano has local connection

Community

With Mount Etna in Sicily erupting once again, it seemed an apt time to bring up the local connection that Clinton County has to that far off titan. Zindel Park is a favorite spot of many area residents to hike to — and beyond, to the reservoir and further into the hills. Recently, ...

The pains of working from home

Health

When the pandemic started almost a year ago, many people weren’t sure how to manage their daily lives as lock-down orders essentially turned homes into offices, schools, and gyms. As the restrictions loosened up, some companies began to open offices again, however, others are still ...

County continues push for more vaccine

Local news

LOCK HAVEN — The COVID-19 vaccine was a hot topic again yesterday at the Clinton County commissioners meeting, as elected officials continue to show frustration in getting local residents vaccinated and push for more vaccine to be sent to this area. “Clinton County is not getting hardly ...

Police news – Feb. 26

Police, court and fires

Theft by deception BELLEFONTE — A Bellefonte woman reported to state police at Rockview that someone used her identity to open an unemployment claim in the state of Kentucky. The incident occurred at 9 a.m. on Jan. 31. Car strikes embankment BELLEFONTE — Jasmine N. Hunt, 21, of Julian, ...

Around the Town

Community

GOOD DAY and Happy 55th Anniversary to Jim and Donna Moore, of Beech Creek and June and Dave Harpster, of Mill Hall. Happy belated Anniversary to Jack and Paulette Hill, of Beech Creek who celebrated 42 years on Feb. 24. Quote of the Day “You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a ...

COVID-19 and Pregnancy

Health

For expecting parents, there’s nothing quite like the anticipation of bringing new life into the world. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused additional concerns for women who are pregnant, have recently delivered a baby, or are breast-feeding. While there’s a lot of information out ...

Snowfall totals are high, but not setting records

Local news

LOCK HAVEN — It’s been a crazy winter, right? Yes, it has been. Sort of. According to AccuWeather senior meteorologist Bob Smerbeck, this winters snowfall has been “significant.” But record breaking? Nope. Not even close. In Clinton and Lycoming counties, the record snowfall came ...

Emergency services

Police, court and fires

LOCK HAVEN — The following calls were dispatched by the Clinton County Communication Center. WEDNESDAY — At 1:26 a.m., Castanea, Lock Haven Hand in Hand and Hope Hose, Wayne Township, Dunnstown and Lamar Township fire departments were called to a structure fire at 372 W. Grape St., ...

Old Photo Album: Donald and Irene Weise in the early 1900s

Community

PHOTOS PROVIDED These photos are of Dennis Marconi’s, of Lock Haven, maternal grandparents, Donald and Irene (Keifer) Weise. The picture of Donald was taken in 1915 when he was 14 years old. Irene’s photo was taken circa 1924. They grew up and raised their family in Swissdale. They have ...

COVID-19 course tracks system pandemic response in real time

Health

SCRANTON — When COVID-19 swept the globe, it caught the collective health care world off guard. While the national news was largely fixated on the bath tissue shortage, health systems were scrambling to shore up their supply of personal protective equipment and other infection-control ...

House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people

Local news

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House passed a bill Thursday that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation’s labor and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate. The bill passed by a vote of 224-206 ...

Howard Happenings

Community

YARD & BAKE SALE Curtin United Methodist Church is having their “Beat the Winter Blues” yard and bake sale at the church located at 305 Curtin Village Road, Howard. The church is located near the Curtin Mansion and Ironworks property. The sale will be on Friday, Feb. 26, from 8 a.m. ...

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

Health

NEW YORK (AP) — February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors’ offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year. Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S., with reports coming in at far lower levels than anything seen in decades. Experts say that ...