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Commissioner candidates get specific on stances

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Five candidates for Lycoming County commissioner talked about what is right and wrong with county government and why voters should elect them to one of three spots up for election. Each of the participants in the forum sponsored by Williamsport Sun-Gazette and Backyard Broadcasting at the ...

Man rushed to hospital after shooting

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A man was taken by ambulance to the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center after being shot in the 2100 block of Hillside Avenue about 9 p.m. Monday, city police confirmed. The extent of the man’s injuries were not known. “We heard gunshots. I was in my kitchen and I knew ...

Convicted killer goes for retrial

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The presiding judge heard a retrial motion by a convicted murderer’s defense attorney Monday, citing evidence that wasn’t made available in earlier hearings. Joseph S. Coleman III, 38, who was found guilty in the double homicide of Shane Wright, 27, and his mother, Kristine Kibler, 50, at ...

Why so many city properties on Sheriff’s Sale list?

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With the general election coming up, the voters of Williamsport will be picking a new mayor. Personally, I see both the Republican and Democratic candidates worthy individuals for the position. In a recent conversation with one observer, he wondered why either one would want the job. It’s no ...

Vacant school board seat in Muncy filled

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MUNCY — The Muncy School Board elected David A. Frederick to fill a vacancy Monday. David A. Frederick of Muncy Township, one of three members from the township on the nine-member board, was elected in an 8-0 vote to replace Connie Coyner, who resigned in September. Coyner’s seat is not ...

Disappointed as a Democrat

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This has been a refreshing mayoral race without each candidate bashing each other, but I am extremely disgusted with the level of arrogance that Councilman Slaughter portrays in his ads, at the forum, and each time I read a piece about him. I also don’t understand how he can sit on City ...

City Council candidates address Rotary Club

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Two voices of experience on Williamsport City Council want votes on Nov. 5. Republican incumbent Councilman Bonnie Katz and former Council President Bill Hall told Rotary Club of Williamsport Monday that it’s not a time for novices to be making decisions at City Hall. With a $15 ...

Rain to welcome transition into colder weather

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There may be a wet start to the week as temperatures descend into a seasonal average, according to a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College. “This time of year, we do often get rain,” said forecaster Michael Colbert. “We’re transitioning into the cooler ...

ID of man killed in collision released

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The name of the man who was killed Saturday after he was hit by a vehicle was released by the Lycoming County Coroner Sunday. John Yarozs, 66, of Williamsport, was operating a motorized wheelchair around 1 p.m. Saturday when he was hit by a black Nissan SUV in the intersection of West Fourth ...

Russell Inn was center of action in downtown

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First house, tavern and jail. The Russell Inn was the place to be in early Williamsport. James Russell was an Irishman by birth and came to America in 1774. He died soon after completing his public house, leaving a young widow and six children, who kept the inn going for a short time. In ...

US troops in Syria going to Iraq, not home as White House claims

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KABUL, Afghanistan — While President Donald Trump insists he’s bringing home Americans from “endless wars” in the Mideast, his Pentagon chief says all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the American military will continue operations against the Islamic State ...

Food insecurity

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The staff editorials of the Sun-Gazette have improved over the past several months. However, your timely article on food insecurity only covered a small part of the terrible conditions affecting multitudes of our fellow American citizens. The homeless situation in our nation is an appalling ...

Kurds evacuate Syrian town in 1st pullout of cease-fire

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AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Dozens of vehicles rolled out of a besieged Syrian border town, evacuating Kurdish fighters and civilians and opening the way for Turkish-backed forces to take over in the first pullback under a three-day-old U.S.-brokered cease-fire. Kurdish officials say the ...

Just a thought

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Maybe we should change the name of Lycoming County to “Orange County.” Hmm. Like I said, just a thought. Christine A. Manny Cogan Station

Company aims to make petroleum brine-based lithium in region

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For every soldier on the battlefield, electric car battery or guts of a smartphone or solar panel, there is lithium to help power them. Now, a Williamsport-based company has been able to extract the mineral right beneath the region’s feet. Through a patented process, Eureka Resources, ...

Wildwood Cemetery

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I’d like to thank the management and laborers of Wildwood Cemetery for correcting a problem at a family member’s grave site. I recently stopped by to visit and found the headstone tipping over. It appeared that water run off had undermined the foundation. I stopped at the office on my ...

Start-up helps nursing home residents see the world

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Jim Halsey, 83, has traveled in his life to Japan and South Korea, through Europe and Central America. One recent day, he squatted in a narrow, wooden boat and watched as an elephant trudged through a swamp in Botswana. Halsey, who was an intellectual-property lawyer ...

1 dead in city collision

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A man was killed after his motorized wheelchair was struck and dragged by an SUV at the intersection of West Fourth and William streets at about 1:30 p.m., Saturday, police said. “The driver subsequently stopped. He didn’t flee the scene,” said Officer Joshua Bell, city police. ...

Priceless

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My library checkout receipt says that I saved $66 by borrowing these books from the library. That is not the whole story. I would not have read these books if I had to buy them. The value of our public library is that it affords the priceless joy of reading to everyone in our community. ...

Tri-County gets $2.5 million grant for fiber project

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MANSFIELD — Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative has been awarded a $2.5 million grant by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to construct 175 miles of fiber optic line that will deliver reliable broadband internet service to underserved areas of north-central Pennsylvania. The ...