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Mike Mussina earns spot in Baseball Hall of Fame

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Mike Mussina played on outstanding baseball teams throughout his life, winning a state championship at Montoursville, a College World Series at Stanford and two American League championships with the New York Yankees. Now Mussina is joining the greatest baseball team ever. The Montoursville ...

District sets school closure hearing dates

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JERSEY SHORE – Jersey Shore Area School District has set hearings next month on whether to close two schools in the district according to a legal advertisement placed recently in the Sun-Gazette. The ad stated that the purpose of the hearings is to “hear information, including comments ...

Anonymous tipline available in school district

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The state’s anonymous tipline, called the Safe2Say initiative, was successfully launched and is “in full swing,” Dr. Timothy S. Bowers announced at the districts board meeting Tuesday. Bowers noted that staff received an inservice Monday on how to implement the program and students in the ...

Kool-Aid vs. truth

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I have finished reading Ron Kamzelski's letter to the editor, ''Surprise, Pragmatic and Truthful'' Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. I would like to inform him that Fox News Channel – unlike CNN, ABC and NBC – has always made an effort to be truthful in their reporting. It's just a new ...

Kudos to mayor

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Kudos to Mayor Campana for returning basketball to Memorial Park after a 5 year absence. It takes integrity to realize you've make a mistake. It was removed because Williamsport police claimed they found needles on the court. How many people believe that someone who just shot up a needle ...

Frigid temps affect people, streets, pipes

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For the second morning in a row, area residents woke up today to temperatures near 0, with wind chills around -10. The forecast is for slightly warmer temperatures today, with a high in the 20’s and dry, according to Bill Gartner, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State ...

Watch out for the ice

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Wednesday morning likely could turn treacherous for driving and walking. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 p.m. Freezing rain and sleet is expected, with ice accumulations up to one-tenth of an inch throughout Central ...

Montoursville’s Mike Mussina elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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Montoursville native Mike Mussina is now enshrined with baseball's greatest players in Cooperstown, N.Y. The former New York Yankee and Baltimore Orioles pitcher received 76.7 percent of the vote and joined Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, Lee Smith and Harold Baines as members ...

Mass shooting victims from synagogue, church gather

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Members of New Light Congregation of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh where 11 died in a mass shooting by an anti-Semitic gunman last fall have traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, to worship with members of the Emanuel AME Church where nine black ...

Choice: repair now, or replace at greater cost

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With spring arriving in two months, the city administration is gathering estimates on bringing a new playground to Memorial Park. The playground access remains blocked by a snow fence. Officials say the equipment is unsafe and the rubberized flooring could lead to injuries. “”We’re ...

Muncy School Board votes to renew contract

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MUNCY — The Muncy School District board voted unanimously to renew the superintendent’s contract for another five years on Monday night. Dr. Craig Skaluba will receive a salary of $133,800 a year, with a 1 1/2 percent annual increase based upon a satisfactory evaluation. The annual raise ...

Don’t honor deceptively gained gas leases

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In 2009, the gas industry paid two professors at Penn State's mining school $100,000 to write a report wildly exaggerating fracking's economic potential. The Penn State Reports, brought out in 2009, 2010, 2011, were falsely portrayed as legitimate academic research. They were used to ...

Forecasters predict a glacial week ahead

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Feeling that blast of cold air this morning? There is a reason. First came the snowstorm and then the overnight frigid temperatures that will put the windchill well below zero this morning and again Tuesday. It will be the coldest two days of the winter season thus far, with lows both ...

New Pa. lawyers vow to continue clergy abuse probe

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Newly inaugurated state attorneys general said they plan to continue investigations of clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic church as thousands of victims reach out to state hotlines and online systems to report past abuse. At least 14 attorneys general around the country ...

Lawsuits place more pressure on owners of opioid company

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The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation’s opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense. The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts case ...

Funerals

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MYERS — L. Dale Myers, Muncy Valley, 10 a.m. Tuesday, McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. today at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home. TURNER — Starr Marie Turner, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Herman & Luther’s Historic Barn. 787 PA-87, ...

Do we value our freedoms enough?

Letters

There have been several letters written to this paper recently complaining that if only the government didn't take God and prayer out of the schools, the kids these days would behave much better. My answer to that would be that if families did not take God and prayer out of their homes ...

Local schools compete in Academic Decathlon

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The Academic Decathlon competition was recently held at Montoursville Area High School. Montoursville’s team came in second place, South Williamsport in third and St. John Neumann in fifth place out of eight teams. In the scholastic division Hunter Moyer, 12th grade, received two gold ...