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Safety in schools a dynamic issue

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State lawmakers, educators and law enforcement officials seem to agree that there exists no “size fits all” solution to solving school safety issues, particularly as they relate to shootings. On Thursday, they gathered at Pennsylvania College of Technology for a state Senate Republican ...

Man charged for alleged slaughter of deer at preserve

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SALLADASBURG — On at least two occasions under nightfall, 40-year-old Cody Lee Short trespassed on the 800-acre Whitetail Mountain Lodge preserve, in Anthony Township, and shot to death 12 buck that he did not pay for, state Trooper Matthew Miller alleged this week in court documents. As a ...

County declares disaster emergency

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The Lycoming County commissioners declared a disaster emergency for the county Thursday in anticipation of a declaration from the state, setting the county up to possibly receive disaster relief funding. Two declarations have been made — one Thursday and the first after flooding from the ...

5 charged by area law enforcement

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Five people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved: • Henry Johnson Jr., 25, of 2042 Chatham Park Drive; Old Lycoming Township police; strangulation, simple assault and related offenses for allegedly ...

Opening ceremony kicks off week of World Series unity

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A well thrown baseball, a handshake and a smile are all sentiments that will surely be echoed by the Little Leaguers representing their respective regions throughout the next 10 days. Volunteer Stadium roared with excited family and fans and the tournament’s young players beamed with ...

Undisputed ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76

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NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ‘’I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic ...

Bridge restoration continues with beams

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TROUT RUN — Steel beams are being set for the new bridge spanning Lycoming Creek, just north of the village of Powys in Lewis Township. The $3.5 million bridge restoration project is one of the many the state is doing this year. The beams, some of which are 55 feet long and 110 feet long, ...

Municipalities seek pollution reduction plans

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Several local municipalities have prepared joint pollutant reduction plans to submit to the state Department of Environmental Protection as part of the permit renewal process for the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System, or MS4, program. According to MS4 regulations, in order for ...

Driver license center to close for renovations

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The state Department of Transportation’s driver license center at TJ Maxx Plaza, 1782 E. Third St., will be closed for renovations from Monday through Sept. 3. During the closure, customers may use the following locations: Wellsboro, 40 Plaza Lane; Selinsgrove, 1015 Route 522; or Monroeton, ...

We agree

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Recently Maxine Waters became extremely shocking in her deliberate attack on members of the Trump administration, encouraging the “people” to harass them on the street, in restaurants and wherever. To basically worry them as well as their families. How dare she, in my opinion, is a ...

A boiled frog

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If you try to place a frog in boiling water it will try to jump out. If you place a frog into a pot of water and slowly bring it to a boil the frog will not try to leave. A local climate change denier, sorry that is “skeptic”,' not denier, wants “empirical evidence” that this is ...

What side, South Side!

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The other day I read an article that South Williamsport is Williamsport. Last I knew taxes were different from South Williamsport than Williamsport. Next time whoever says such nonsense, they’re wrong. Chris Lynn South Williamsport

Community unites to welcome Series players, families

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Chairs were lined up along West Fourth Street for the city’s Grand Slam Parade as early as Tuesday morning as baseball fans of all ages reserved their spots to personally welcome Williamsport’s newest visitors on Wednesday. Those chairs quickly filled with thousands of fans as the ...

17 recently sentenced in Lycoming County Court

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Seventeen individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. Six were sentenced to county prison. They are: • Brianna R. Follmer, 23, 12158 W. Route 973, Jersey Shore, 66 days to 12 months and 50 hours of community service for possession of ...

Mid-Atlantic player carries father’s legacy through baseball

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First baseman John Calabrese Jr. dove toward the hole, stretched his body like a rubber band and somehow made a spectacular diving catch that preserved a perfect game. If they closed their eyes, those who knew Calabrese’s father, John Calabrese Sr., could see him making the same play. ...

19 people charged for various crimes in Lycoming County

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Nineteen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Duane Adams, 43, homeless; city police; aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering, possession of a controlled substance ...

Residents hit hard by flood still recovering, seeking aid

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Flash floods have done damage to homes in the region, with several residents pumping out basements today as groundwater tables are slow to drop. Officials also are providing disaster relief assistance in various places. Up to 10 residences pumped water out of basements south of Route 220 ...

Bishops accused of brushing off sexual abuse complaints

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HARRISBURG (AP) — A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while visiting her in the hospital after she had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the youngster’s mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who ...

Understanding enchantment with Obama

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In a recent Pew poll 71 percent of Democrats choose Barack Obama as the greatest president of our lifetime. To understand these numbers one must examine what traits are admired most by these liberals, what accolade sates their drive in life. Quick analysis reveals the coveted "participation ...