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JS seniors receive awards at graduation

JERSEY SHORE - The following awards were handed out to Jersey Shore High School seniors at commencement exercises on Saturday.Valedictorian is Logan Robert Rogers. Salutatorian is Lydia Louise Yorks.Brian Aikey - PA Skills Certificate.Jessica Allen - M Elizabeth Ramsey Scholarship ...

Student loan debt puts kibosh on graduates’ plans

By JOYCE ROSENBERGAP Business WriterAs millions of people graduate from colleges and universities and look for jobs, student loan debt will put the kibosh on the hopes many of them have to become entrepreneurs.And millions of others who have been out of school for years are in the same unhappy ...

Two thirds of U.S. would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis

By EMILY SWANSONand KEN SWEETThe Associated PressTwo-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll, a signal that despite years of recovery from the Great Recession, Americans' financial conditions remain ...

Eight is enough: Another resignation in Kane’s staff

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been through eight spokespeople in her tenure. No. 8, Chuck Ardo, resigned earlier this week. He served a long stint as Gov. Ed Rendell's press secretary.There's a reason a public figure goes through spokespeople as rapidly as a prizefighter goes ...

The comfort of a humane and caring end of life

By ELLEN GOODMANIn the end, the personal was political. What brought the 78-year-old California governor and former Jesuit seminarian to sign the law that will allow doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients was thinking about his own last days."I do not know what I ...

A third party: Will it matter?

Billionaire, ex-New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg flirted with one.Mitt Romney still wants one as does Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, influential blogger Erick Erickson, and a bevy of GOP consultants, strategists and insiders.Former governor of New Mexico and newly minted Libertarian ...

The gutting of rural Pennsylvania

How would you feel if somebody moved into your house, sectioned-off half of your rooms and refused to pay rent?Then he welcomed his friends, took over another room or two, and started selling off your furniture.Admittedly, that analogy is a stretch.But it captures the essence of what is ...

Vote for a penguin!

By RALPH DOTTERER JR.During the time before printed materials were widely available and the masses could read, oral stories were passed down through the generations. "Parables" were stories based primarily on people and their actions in a given situation.The "fable" was a story built around ...

County sees uptick in abuse calls

By JIM RUNKLEjrunkle@lockhaven.comLOCK HAVEN - The increase in telephone calls to Clinton County Children and Youth Services has sparked a request for an automated telephone system to handle the additional burden.The commissioners heard from C&Y Director Gerald Rosamilia, C&Y ...

Commissioners signal willingness of new home rehab effort

By JIM RUNKLEjrunkle@lockhaven.comLOCK HAVEN - The Clinton County Commissioners signaled a willingness to commit to a $700,000 effort over two years to rehabilitate homes in two sections of the county.According to Clinton County Grants Administrator Kate de Silva, an application for a ...

Property Tax/Rent Rebate deadline extended to Dec. 31

HARRISBURG - The deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has been extended to Dec. 31 to allow eligible individuals more time to take advantage of the program, according to Senator Joe Scarnati, R-Brockport.The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 years or ...

Ross Library receives donations

LOCK HAVEN - The following donations were received at the Ross Library.In memory of: Michael Brady from Bob and Cis Larsen; Jacque Bryerton from Judith Walker; Dr. Jeannette Cruse from Randall and Betty Schantz, Frances Decker; Caroline Eiseman from The Galitski and Geise Families; Rosemary ...

Bike rodeo

The Lock Haven Police Department hosted a bicycle rodeo at Robb Elementary School on May 28 and many children showed up and went through a bicycle safety course, had their bicycles inspected by The Bike Gallery of Lock Haven and had their helmets fitted by police officers. City residents also ...

Dion Furfaro becomes Eagle Scout

BELLEFONTE - Dion Furfaro, of Buffalo Run Valley Boy Scout Troop 370, recently received his Eagle Scout Award in a ceremony at St. John Lutheran Church.Son of Darrell and Judith Furfaro of Bellefonte, he is a senior at Bellefonte Area High School and plans to study geoscience at Penn State ...

Local briefs

Author to speak about German historyLOCK HAVEN - Local historian and author Bruce Teeple will be speaking on Sunday, June 12 at 2 p.m. at the former German Lutheran Church, 352 E. Water St. in Lock Haven.His topics are History and Meaning of Pennsylvania German Family Names and History of ...

Around the Town

Good dayTo Carly Manganello of Lock Haven.Word of the dayArgot (AR-go or AR-got) - A more or less secret vocabulary and idiom peculiar to a particular group.Quote of the day"It is the nurse that the child first hears, and her words that he will first attempt to imitate."-QuintilianChicken ...

State briefs

Centre woman again seeks new trial in husband's deathSTATE COLLEGE (AP) - A central Pennsylvania woman is again seeking a new trial in the 2009 murder of her husband, a father of four.The Centre Daily Times says a hearing is scheduled June 13 in Centre County to consider arguments that ...

Penn State appeals denial of coverage for Sandusky claims

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Penn State wants permission to appeal a judge's ruling denying it insurance coverage for certain child sexual abuse claims related to former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.The Legal Intelligencer said Monday university lawyers filed a motion last week seeking an ...

Edith Elizabeth (Standal) Kiycheff

Edith Elizabeth Kiycheff, 93, of Lock Haven, went home to be with the Lord on June 5, 2016.Edith was born on June 19, 1922, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Ben and Edna Standal. She was the third of six children.Edith served her family and country with love and devotion. Edith enlisted in the United ...