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Francis Kennedy: They had to invent their own equipment

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Today the Sun-Gazette continues a weekly series on the men and women who risk everything to defend our nation and the freedom of others in this world through military service. If you know of such a story, contact us by email at news@sungazette.com or call ...

19 people face charges in Tioga County

Police Fire and Court

TIOGA — Nineteen people either have appeared or will appear before district judges to face various charges in Tioga County. They are: • Levi William Thomas Watts, 23, 27 Bowersox Road, Milton, faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, discharge of a firearm in an occupied ...

Local group’s Zimbabwe mission sees year of success

Religion

An organization dedicated to ending hunger in Zimbabwe recently hosted its annual dinner at the Lycoming Valley Baptist Church. Christie Heimbach, co-founder of 2 Seconds or Less (2SOL), said the banquet raised over $10,000 and brought in about 130 people. Heimbach, a graduate of ...

Williamsport Mayor’s budget plan cuts cops, others

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Claiming he must cut out at least eight full-time positions in police, streets and parks and codes employees in the upcoming budget, Mayor Gabriel J. Campana said he’s lost sleep trying to prevent another unsustainable tax increase on city residents. “I refuse to put the city in Act 47 or ...

Countywide police activities

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Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: THURSDAY 6:44 a.m., disturbance, 1100 block of Sheridan Street, Williamsport. 7:59 a.m., trespasser, 1000 block of Spook Hollow Lane, Lycoming ...

Clinton County may see more bus stops

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LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Public Transit Committee has ideas on how to increase ridership on public buses serving the area. Up until this year, Lock Haven was the only third-class city in Pennsylvania not to have public bus service. It’s being provided by River Valley Transit in ...

2 killed in Route 49 crash in Tioga County

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ELKLAND — A man and woman lost their lives following a two-vehicle collision in Nelson Township, Tioga County, Thursday afternoon. State police identified the deceased persons as George Lehaman, 68, and Sandra Ringler, 53, both of Elkland. Lehaman, with Ringler as his passenger, was ...

Pension, gambling laws among state Legislature highlights

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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state lawmakers wrapped up their session this week with the election of caucus leaders and farewell speeches by departing colleagues, closing the book on two years that produced nearly 250 new laws. Their most high-profile debate, however, ended inconclusively when ...

Appalled at Constitution abuse

Letters

I am appalled at the way these sleazy lawyers and politicians are trying to destroy the Constitution of the United States. For example, the 14th Amendment is being interpreted to mean anything from its actual meaning. It states all persons, born or naturalized, are citizens of the United ...

Walls protect

Letters

When I travel on major highways throughout the state and in other states, I many times see high walls along the highway. Sometimes those walls are used to reduce traffic noise that may be a problem to adjacent suburban home areas. Other times they were built to protect the travelers on the road ...

Conditions improve after brutal Nor’easter

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Now that the wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is over, the weather conditions look good up through the heavily traveled days before Thanksgiving and through shopping days of Black Friday and the weekend ahead, a meteorologist said. Aaron Tyburski, a meterologist with the National ...

Lycoming County pension increase to be considered

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The Lycoming County Retirement Board will consider approving a cost of living adjustment, increasing the monthly pensions received by county retirees, at a meeting in December. The board held a lengthy discussion on the matter Thursday with intent to vote but, without all members present, the ...

Commissioners approve $440K for radio system overhaul

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The Lycoming County commissioners approved a $440,000 contract Thursday with MCM Consulting Group for work developing the countywide radio system overhaul, projected to cost about $7.4 million. That $7.4 million price tag, established through a nine-month study recently completed by the ...

How low can he go?

Letters

The 2020 presidential election should be a real doozy. The Trump campaign playbook in this midterm election was focused on hate, fear, and lies. Just a day prior to the election, multiple media outlets cancelled an ad with potentially racial overtones that the Trump campaign was running. ...

Planning

Letters

The unexpected, plan for it – buyer’s remorse as in buying stocks on the market and particularly seller’s remorse. These stressful and regretful happenings, some coming from your own proclivities, can be reduced or weakened by following some Biblical truths: How can you benefit from the ...

Social Security

Letters

Why is the Social Security fund on the verge of bankruptcy, when welfare isn’t? There are several answers. One might be our government is taking money out of our Social Security fund to help finance welfare and pay off unpaid college loans and foreign aid. We senior citizens who worked and ...

Six left homeless after devastating blaze

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MUNCY — A family of six was left homeless after their home on Mechanic Street sustained extensive damage in a fire late Wednesday morning. “Everything’s ruined,” Greg Foltz said as the 45-year-old former truck driver looked at the damage to his home at 116 E. Mechanic St. that he ...

Girl’s name lives on through love of music

Health

Though she has been gone over three years, the name and the memory of Angelina Miele still live on through the music that she loved. Angelina, 11, who lived in Montoursville and Loyalsock Township, died in July 2015 from a rare form of cancer — synovial sarcoma. Her love of music spured ...

Budget talks ongoing: Reassessment, library highlighted

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JERSEY SHORE — Lycoming County’s projected deficit for 2019 remains about $9.5 million, as presented at the final hearing for the preliminary 2019 budget Wednesday evening in Jersey Shore. Taking into account the $9 million bond to be taken out before the end of this year, $6.4 million ...

City mayor: Tax increase likely for 2019 budget

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Williamsport’s proposed 2019 budget with each department’s expense and revenue will be unveiled by Mayor Gabriel J. Campana on Nov. 20. Campana said city pension increases, paying for health care and unfunded mandates such as the levee recertification of $16 million, if done in the next ...