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Mussina gets inducted into Cooperstown today

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As a child, Mike Mussina threw a rubber ball against a concrete wall in his parents’ basement. He emulated baseball’s best pitchers and dreamed big. Then Mussina lived his dreams. He became the one that kids emulated. And now Mussina is living the ultimate baseball dream. Mussina ...

Crosscutters fireworks

Letters

July 5, 2019, why are the Crosscutters doing fireworks after 11 p.m.? There is an ordinance in place by the city, and the curfew is 10 p.m. Mike Crain Williamsport Submitted via Virtual Newsroom

Young entrepreneurs put skills to work with new flooring business

Business

When owners of the new Williamsport Wood Floors were asked to refinish the office floors at Lewis Lumber Products, they were elated. “That was an honor to do that work for them,” said Nicholas Maxson, who co-owns Williamsport Wood Floors with Dylan Siddle. The duo had just opened their ...

Poor 2020 census response would hurt county

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If Lycoming County doesn’t improve its response rate in the coming 2020 census, it will lose the fair apportionment of the federal government’s $675 billion discretionary spending, according to census officials Thursday. The census starts April 1, 2020. Historically, Lycoming ...

Things that go BOOM in the night

Letters

I write this at 12:09 a.m. July 6. Why is that a big deal you may ask? One word ... fireworks! Living near Bowman Field my entire life, they have always had a special place in my heart, until now. Yes it gets dark later in the summer and I get that. What I don’t get is why on Earth the ...

Kay Wallis to head Shopper, Luminary

Business

HUGHESVILLE – A change in leadership has taken place at sister publications, the East Lycoming Shopper and News and Muncy Luminary. Sharon Dapp, who has worked in the newspaper industry for 34 years — spending 19 of those years with the East Lycoming Shopper and News — has semi-retired ...

Everett talks education

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State spending for public education for pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students continues to increase each year. And while that’s not necessarily a bad thing, the additional annual spending has not led to best results, according to a local lawmaker. State Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, ...

Treason from within

Letters

Compare Marcus Tullius Cicero’s speech to the Roman senate titled, “Treason from Within” to America’s Democratic socialists. He wrote, “A nation can survive its fools (those 23 socialistic presidential candidates) and even the ambitious (the elitists, Hollywood celebrities, left-wing ...

Hatchet House gives customers an axe to grind

Business

Axe-throwing has become a popular activity around the nation and Hatchet House is bringing the new past time to Williamsport. Marshall and Jennifer Winters saw locations pop up left and right all over the country as it has become more and more popular over the years “We were noticing that ...

Local derby racer earns All-American status in Akron

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Two area youths who competed in Saturday’s national Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio, fell short of first place finishes, but are champions just the same. Lucas McCahan, of Muncy, finished seventh in the Stock Division, good enough to achieve All-American status. Sarah Stugart, of ...

Clarification

Letters

Several weeks ago, a fellow pastor offered a weekly devotion in the Footsteps to Follow column. Generally well done. He nonetheless took the occasion to criticize the United Methodist Church for policy decisions made at a February 2019 general conference. Those decisions, two in particular, ...

Local Sheetz to get electric car station

Business

Tesla intends to put charger stations at the Sheetz on Maynard Street, city officials said. Gary Knarr, city zoning administrator, said he has seen a concept draft plan for the stores in the city. The company needn’t go through City Council or planning commission for approval. The store ...

Methamphetamines on rise

Letters

As most already know, the opiate epidemic has been worsening, each year claiming more lives than the last. What is less known by the general public is the problem with methamphetamines has been growing over the last several years as well. In the most recent data from the 2017 National Survey ...

Safety not part of equation

Letters

The RADAR information the public gets comes from people who profit from traffic enforcement. Safety does not figure into their RADAR equation. If safety is the goal, the Legislature must pass a law setting all speed limits in Pennsylvania at the safest speeds. The safest speeds are the 85th ...

American concerns

Letters

Mrs. Clinton wants to allow and protect the illegal immigrants, while the United States has a large homeless population, especially in the Los Angeles California area. When I lived there over 20 years ago, the homeless population was large then. Many had addiction problems as well as with ...

No snow days bill

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One reason the Governor signed the no snow days bill into law was because it means no school makeup days in the spring. The down side is the fact that students without Broadband access will still miss days of school since they cannot do assignments if teachers assign online homework during ...

Area residents recall historic day that man stepped on moon

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But would they return? That was among the many emotions, thoughts and concerns of local people who watched the historic first moon landing of Apollo 11 50 years ago today — July 20, 1969 — as it was broadcast in grainy black-and-white images on television sets across the nation. Many ...

Local derby racer earns All-American status in Akron

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Two area youths who competed in Saturday’s national Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio, fell short of first place finishes, but are champions just the same. Lucas McCahan, of Muncy, finished seventh in the Stock Division, good enough to achieve All-American status. Sarah Stugart, of ...

Apollo 11 memorabilia on display at museum

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A collection of items related to the Apollo 11 moon mission is on display through Sept. 1 at the Taber Museum on West Fourth Street. The collection, from late local teacher Will Huffman, includes photos from NASA, a letter to the Sun-Gazette, autographs from the three astronauts on the ...

City officers to receive financial settlements

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Two city police officers are expected to receive financial payouts through a former city insurance carrier after they filed civil claims against their supervisors in U.S. Middle District Court. City officials said Friday police Lts. Steven Helm and Fred Miller each will receive money as part ...