×

News

Will long Labor Day weekend mean another coronavirus spike?

Local news

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Americans headed into Labor Day weekend — the unofficial end to the Lost Summer of 2020 — amid warnings from public health experts that backyard parties, crowded bars and other gatherings could cause the coronavirus to come surging back. “I look upon the Labor ...

Route 220 safety improvement project continues

Local news

JERSEY SHORE — Motorists who travel Route 220 are advised that lane restrictions will be implemented next week in Woodward and Piatt Townships, Lycoming County. Work will be conducted during off-peak hours to minimize traffic impacts. Work will include removal of signs within right of way, ...

Clinton up 3; Centre adds 37 COVID-19 cases

Urgent information

Clinton County county three new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Since the outbreak first began there have been 150 total cases of COVID-19 in the county. Of those 134 are confirmed and 16 are probable. So far 3,584 people have tested negative ...

Betty Weber to celebrate 100th birthday on Sept. 11

Local news

HOWARD — Betty Weber of Nittany Valley Drive, Howard (Nittany) will turn 100 years old on Sept. 11, 2020. Betty has lived most of her adult life — approximately 75 years — in the same house in the little town of Nittany. Until she lost her eyesight a couple of years ago Betty loved to ...

Police news – Sept. 4

Police, court and fires

Delivering LSD JERSEY SHORE —The Lycoming County Narcotics Enforcement Unit has charged William Marshall, 27, with delivery of a controlled substance for allegedly delivering a strip of LSD to an undercover official in the 600 block of Allegheny Street, Jerey Shore, between June 10 and June ...

Howard Happenings

Community

LIONS CLUB NEWS Mark your calendar that Howard Area Lions Club will have a change in their Food Bank distribution for September because of the closing for Labor Day holiday on Sept. 7. The Food Bank will be held on Sept. 14 for residents of Centre County that live in the Lions Club Food ...

Penn College dental clinic taking appointments

Health

WILLIAMSPORT — Pennsylvania College of Technology’s state-of-the-art Dental Hygiene Clinic is scheduling appointments for the fall semester. The clinic provides low-cost preventive dental hygiene services to the community, including cleanings, exams, X-rays and sealants. The clinic ...

Centre DA: County sees spike in overdoses

Urgent information

BELLEFONTE - Since August, Centre County police agencies have responded to at least 11 overdose calls. Responding agencies included Pennsylvania State Police, Bellefonte Police, Patton Township Police, Ferguson Township Police and State College Police. Of those 11 overdose calls, three have ...

Centre on the rise again; adds 40 cases of COVID-19

Local news

BELLEFONTE — A day after Centre County added a record 47 cases of COVID-19, it added 40 more cases on Thursday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Centre County’s total now sits at 578 cases. It has added a whopping 87 cases in just the past 48 hours and 171 in the past ...

Penn College grad gets a ‘kick’ out of her job, despite pandemic

Community

WILLIAMSPORT —From creating “bubbles” to coping with empty stadiums, professional sports leagues have faced a gantlet of challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. A Pennsylvania College of Technology alumna has a clear “picture” of the predicament, thanks to her role with a team that ...

Geisinger hospitals recognized for heart-attack care

Health

DANVILLE — Four Geisinger facilities recognized by the American Heart Association for their ability to treat the most severe type of heart attack have been awarded by the organization for adhering to proven care guidelines that benefit patients. Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, ...

Courthouse renovations nearly done

Local news

LOCK HAVEN — During the Clinton County commissioners’ first ever outdoor meeting in the pavilion adjacent to the Piper Building, the group quickly went through a brief agenda that included an update on the soon-to-be-completed courthouse renovation project. “We’re close. We’re ...

Around the Town

Community

GOOD DAY and Happy Birthday to Melinda Hanley, of Beech Creek! Happy Birthday to Bob Holzer, of Port Carbon! Quote of the Day “The great wealth is to live content with little.” — Plato Word of the Day Excursion — A going out or forth: expedition. Food distribution ...

Mt. Nittany Medical receives 5-star rating for third time

Health

STATE COLLEGE —Mount Nittany Medical Center has, for the third consecutive reporting period, received 5-stars, the highest rating given by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System. With an overall national hospital average of 3 out of 5 ...

County prepares for Nov. 3 general election

Local news

LOCK HAVEN — With the General Election just two months away, Clinton County Voter Registration Director Maria Boileau is gearing up for a busy time. On Thursday, she presented the Clinton County commissioners with a plan that includes a calendar of important dates for the Nov. 3 election. ...

Dr. David Luo joins family medicine team

Health

MCELHATTAN — UPMC has added David Luo, DO, MHS, to the family medicine team in McElhattan. Dr. Luo received his medical degree from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, N.Y., his master of health sciences from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of ...

Temple University goes online for the rest of the fall semester

Local news

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple University announced Thursday that the majority of classes will shift online through the end of the fall semester amid rising numbers of coronavirus cases among students. In an emailed statement attributed to the university’s president and provost, the ...

UPMC to offer $55 mammograms

Health

WILLIAMSPORT — In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, UPMC in the Susquehanna region will offer $55 mammograms to women with limited or no insurance coverage and no prior history of breast disease. These screenings will be offered on a first come, first served basis, ...

Dush, Borowicz vote to terminate Wolf’s Emergency Declaration

Local news

HARRISBURG —An attempt to override Governor Tom Wolf’s veto of House Resolution 836, which would put an end to Wolf’s COVID-19 failed to reach the necesssary two-thirds majority. However, Reps. Cris Dush (R-Jefferson/Indiana) and Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Clinton/Centre) joined with ...

UPMC offers free prostate screenings

Health

WILLIAMSPORT— UPMC in the Susquehanna region will offer free prostate screenings on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at SH Urology, 1705 Warren Ave., Suite 206, Williamsport. Ideal candidates for this screening are males over the age of 50, have experienced urological pain or increased frequency in ...