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Permit fees

Letters

What is going on with our city? I just read in the paper this morning about businesses hiring to pay a 15 dollar permit to hang out banners. Our town is still hanging in there and doing whatever needs to be done to keep their business alive. I think it is wrong to ask the businesses to pay ...

Innovative learning

Education

Transporting students to faraway places while never having to leave the classroom, the Williamsport Area School District expanded its virtual reality project to Curtin Intermediate School this year. “This is awesome ... It gets them so engaged. It makes it real for them,” said Sam ...

Lycoming College students spend semester in Cyprus

Education

Six students from Lycoming College spent their spring semester at the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) in the study abroad program “The Afterlife of Artifacts.” The four-course curriculum offered students the chance to engage in an intensive museum internship, a ...

71 WAMS students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Education

71 Williamsport Area Middle School students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) recently. The ceremony, held in the middle school auditorium, honored the inductees who represent what are known as The Four pillars of NJHS: scholarship, service, leadership and ...

In the schools

Education

LHU seeks donations for Trash to Treasure fundraiser LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University is seeking donations from LHU students and members of the community, of items to be sold during the seventh annual Trash to Treasure sale. The fundraising sale will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...

RecycleMania makes a clean sweep through Lycoming College

Education

Lycoming College students, faculty and staff wrapped up RecylceMania, which ran from Jan. 31 to March 28. This is the fifth year the college has taken steps to increase awareness of recycling opportunities by participating in friendly competition. RecycleMania pits colleges and universities ...

Honor rolls

Education

McCall Middle School Third marking period DISTINGUISHED HONOR ROLL Grade 5 — Connor Anthony, Marley Bigelow, Zenna Bowes, Sidney Boyle, Paige Boyle, Joel Breon III, Jordyn Buffington, Sydney Coburn, Brady Cohen, Addison Confer, Gabrielle Connor, Todd Crawford, Robert, Dietrich, Mira ...

Lycoming College graduates celebrate diversity in class

Top News

A rainy day did not stop the celebration of the 2018 graduating class of Lycoming College as festivities moved into the Keiper Recreation Center on Saturday instead of the normal outdoor venue. “For the graduates, like you, I wish dearly that we could be out on the quad, our magnificent ...

Domestic office improves score for children

Top News

One of the most successful at collecting child support in the state, the Lycoming County domestic relations office is seeing more cases settled outside of court since enacting new goals to help defendants make payments. When Stephanie Tribble took over as director of the office in July, she ...

Pedestrian killed in Tioga County

Police Fire and Court

MANSFIELD — A borough woman was hit by a vehicle and killed on Route 6 near Mansfield about noon Thursday, state police at Mansfield said. Bernice Gruzlewski, 90, of Mansfield, “walked in front” of a vehicle traveling east at the 13,000 block Route 6 about noon, police said. The ...

Board chairwoman: Nonprofit dissolves

Region

Project Bald Eagle, a nonprofit organization formed in 2014 to stem the tide of the heroin and opioid epidemic in Lycoming County, is an outgrowth of the Heroin Task Force that was led by Lycoming County President Judge Nancy L. Butts. The organization focuses on facilitating a coalition of ...

Domestic office collected $12.3 million last year

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The county’s domestic relations office, tasked with enforcing financial and medical support for local families, collected more than $12.3 million in child support for more than 3,000 families last year. The county’s office is one of the top in the state in collections, according to Judge ...

Reflections in Nature: Eggs vs. live young

Outdoors

We are in the time of the year when wildlife are giving birth to their young. In nature, some mothers lay eggs, while others give birth to live young. Both methods have benefits. Laying eggs allows greater mobility for the female, which will not be encumbered by developing embryos inside ...

Jersey Shore fire consumes 2 homes, many homeless

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JERSEY SHORE — Several residents in two homes escaped harm but are homeless today following a two-alarm blaze that consumed both structures. Citizens Hose Co. Fire Chief Matthew Fausey said as the first engine arrived shortly after the dispatch at 10:30 p.m. Friday both structures were ...

‘Feather’ report: Cold with a chance of snowys

Outdoors

No, this is not a weather report; it’s a “feather” report from this past winter. Birdwatchers will recall the winter of 2013-14 when an unprecedented and historical southward irruption of snowy owls — big, white birds from the great white north — occurred into the United States ...