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MEETINGS NEXT WEEK

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Monday — Clinton County Commissioners, 9 a.m. Lock Haven City Council, 7 p.m. Bellefonte Borough Council, 7 p.m. Bald Eagle Township Supervisors, 6 p.m. Tuesday — Woodward Township Supervisors, 7 p.m. Wednesday — Bellefonte School Board, 7 p.m. Thursday — ...

Centre County Commissioner candidates make final push

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By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — If you’ve driven around Centre County, you’ve likely seen the large red and white signs that simply read: DERSHEM COMMISSIONER. Dershem, who has been a Centre County commissioner for four terms, is seeking a Republican nomination ...

Centre County Commissioner candidates make final push

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By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — If you’ve driven around Centre County, you’ve likely seen the large red and white signs that simply read: DERSHEM COMMISSIONER. Dershem, who has been a Centre County commissioner for four terms, is seeking a Republican nomination ...

CM JAZZ CATS

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PHOTO PROVIDED Central Mountain Jazz Cats won an Excellence Award for “Music In The Parks” Competition this past Saturday, May 11, at Middletown High School. The Jazz Cats are under the direction of Ashley Crust.

Having your appendix removed-why and how?

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When someone mentions their appendix, they are usually talking about having it removed. Most people are only aware of their appendix when it becomes inflamed and infected, requiring a general surgeon to remove it, also known as an appendectomy. Why would I need my appendix removed Your ...

Higgins eager for a chance at second term

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By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — Mark Higgins has enjoyed his first term as Centre County commissioner. He’s hopeful that a second term is in the cards. Higgins and fellow commissioner Michael Pipe will be on the Democratic ballot when voters go to the polls on ...

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN HOWARD?

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By Tammy Coakley For The Express SPAGHETTI BENEFIT A spaghetti supper to benefit Tina Brownson will be held on Friday, May 31, at the Howard fire hall. Tina was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident on January 23. Another driver hit Tina’s car head-on and she suffered ...

Emotions and stroke

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A stroke impacts the brain, and the brain controls our behavior and emotions. After a stroke, survivors often experience emotional and behavioral changes. Emotional and behavioral changes are a common effect of stroke. Not only can a stroke impact one’s mood and outlook, but the area of the ...

Pipe: Plenty of county issues to look at

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By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — When Michael Pipe was first elected as a Centre County commissioner, he was the youngest person in the Commonwealth to hold that title. At the time, he was 25. Now, he’s 33 and the chair of the Board of Commissioners. Pipe is ...

calendar of events

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TOMORROW ∫ Lock Haven Area Shoe Bank, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven. After this event, the Shoe Bank will close for the summer, to re-open Aug. 17. ∫ Flag raising, 2 p.m., Rest Haven Memorial Park. The Jersey Shore Honor Guard will be ...

Geisinger offers free skin cancer screenings in LH

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LOCK HAVEN — Geisinger is offering free skin cancer screenings on Tuesday, May 21, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Geisinger Lock Haven, 955 Bellefonte Ave., Lock Haven. More than 3 million Americans develop skin cancer each year, and early detection can greatly improve outcomes. Geisinger ...

Exarchos excited about a return to public service

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By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com STATE COLLEGE — If the name Chris Exarchos sounds familiar, it should. Exarchos was a Centre County commissioner from 2004 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2015. Now, he’s hoping for a return trip back to the board of commissioners. Exarchos is a ...

Lycoming museums participating in national museums program

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WILLIAMSPORT — Two Lycoming County Museums are participating in the 10th annual National Blue Star Museums Program, which provides free admission to families of those active duty military and veterans who provide proper identification. The program begins Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, ...

5 states announce new suits over prescription opioids

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By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press CHARLESTON, West Virginia — Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the ...

Vicki Wedler is keeping her eyes on the prize

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By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — Don’t call it a comeback. Vicki Wedler is aiming for a return to the Centre County Board of Commissioners. The Republican was once elected to three consecutive four-year terms and served from 1988 to 2000. Wedler recently sat ...

‘Zombie cells’ buildup in your body may play role in aging

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By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer NEW YORK — Call them zombie cells — they refuse to die. As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are studying drugs that can kill ...

KCSD board passes proposed final budget

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By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com RENOVO — By a 5-3 vote, the Keystone Central school board passed a proposed final general fund budget at its voting meeting on Thursday night at Bucktail High School. Voting in favor of the proposed budget were board members: President Boise ...

Dear Annie: Beyond time to cut the cord

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Dear Annie: I’ve been in this relationship for five years now, and my boyfriend, “Steve,” still puts his adult daughter, “June,” before me. I’m a parent, and I understand their relationship to a certain point, but there are boundaries crossed. June is 29. Every time she’s in a ...

Obesity surgery benefits may be bigger for teens than adults

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as those who have the operation as adults and are more likely to have other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure go away, a study finds. The results suggest there's a ...