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West Fourth Street looking west from near the Arch Street intersection in Newberry on Tuesday morning. The West Fourth Street resurfacing project will take place in sections, starting at the Route 15 interchange. The first phase will go from the interchange to Arch Street; the second, from Arch Street to Diamond Street; and the third, from Diamond Street to the middle school.

Newberry begins to see street reconstruction

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Anyone driving on West Fourth Street in Newberry needs to dodge a fair share of potholes and pitfalls. That’s why the state Department of Transportation is tackling a $9 million reconstruction of the street, which includes the relocation and reconstruction of underground utilities that has ...

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This fire at 701 W. Southern Ave. in South Williamsport broke out about noon on Thursday and took about 50 minutes to bring under control.

5 homeless after South Side blaze

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A mother and her 5-year-old son safely escaped their South Williamsport home on Friday afternoon, minutes after a fire broke out in a first-floor bathroom, according to borough police Sgt. James Taylor. Sara Bauer told investigators that her son alerted her to the fire at 701 W. Southern Ave. ...

County buys new compaction system for landfill

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The Lycoming County commissioners approved the purchase of a new global navigation satellite guided compaction system for the county landfill in the amount of $96,270 at Thursday’s meeting. The old equipment has become obsolete and can no longer be repaired. The new system will be purchased ...

Airport adds security steps

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The Transportation Security Administration is implementing “new, stronger screening procedures” for carry-on items at the Williamsport Regional Airport. New procedures require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cellphone in bins for X-ray screening and suggest that ...

2 events to raise awareness of domestic violence

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The Northcentral Pennsylvania chapter of the YWCA will be holding two events this month to raise awareness for domestic violence. A vigil of remembrance to honor the 15 adults and children who have lost their lives to domestic violence in Lycoming County since 1996 will be held on the steps ...

Group opposing nuclear weapons wins Nobel

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OSLO, Norway (AP) — The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a forceful show of support for a grassroots effort that seeks to pressure the world’s nuclear powers to give up the weapons that could destroy the planet. The choice of the ...

Fire hydrant, catch basin topics of meeting

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During Thursday’s meeting, DuBoistown Borough Council heard updates on a proposed fire hydrant on Spring Street. Borough Engineer Brian Book said the line has been installed to behind the curb so that South Williamsport can proceed with their planned paving on Mountain Avenue. There was some ...

Say no to Marino

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I know I write in a lot but I faithfully read the Sun-Gazette every day and see some of the articles that really get me riled up! The first thing was the editorial about Rep. Tom Marino becoming the Anti-Drug Czar. Where is he going to do that? How much does the president know about ...

Senate approves more fencing on overpasses

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The state Senate this week passed legislation to erect protective fencing over interstate highways. Senate Bill 564, also known as the Budd Bill, provides for the installation of fencing in the construction of new bridges and on existing ones under major renovation. “I’m grateful for my ...

Senate approves more fencing on overpasses

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The state Senate this week passed legislation to erect protective fencing over interstate highways. Senate Bill 564, also known as the Budd Bill, provides for the installation of fencing in the construction of new bridges and on existing ones under major renovation. “I’m grateful for my ...

81-year-old jailed over threatening phone call

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An 81-year-old retired college professor has been jailed on charges that he called the Donald E. Schick Elementary School on Four Mile Drive and allegedly threatened to “blow up the building with dynamite” according to court records filed by state Trooper Chad Daugherty. Lawrence Paul ...

12 sentenced in county court

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Twelve individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. Two were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Paul E. Whiteman, 48, state prison, three to six months for DUI. • Millard S. Beatty III, 30, state prison, seven to 24 months ...

As state talks collapse, funds for 5 colleges face uncertainty

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HARRISBURG (AP) — The collapse of budget negotiations left state aid to five Pennsylvania universities in limbo three months into the fiscal year, and a quiet and empty Pennsylvania Capitol on Thursday ensured that the schools will have to wait longer for the money, if they ever get ...

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: WEDNESDAY 12:23 a.m., intoxicated person, 300 block of Bridge Street, Williamsport. 12:28 a.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, 2900 block of Lycoming Mall Drive, ...

House OKs GOP budget in key step for tax discussion

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday passed a $4.1 trillion budget plan that promises deep cuts to social programs while paving the way for Republicans to rewrite the tax code later this year. The 2018 House GOP budget reprises a controversial plan to turn Medicare into a voucher-like ...

Countywide police activities

Police Fire and Court

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: WEDNESDAY 12:23 a.m., intoxicated person, 300 block of Bridge Street, Williamsport. 12:28 a.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, 2900 block of Lycoming Mall Drive, ...

Borough mulls raising fines for illegal parking

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DUBOISTOWN — Borough Council authorized Borough Solicitor Denise Dieter, at their meeting Thursday night, to draw up an amendment to the borough’s parking ordinance raising parking fines from $10 to $25. The amendment will be voted on at next month’s council meeting. In police-related ...

College to expand welding facility

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The expansion of the Metal Trades Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology will allow the school to meet a greater demand for students seeking careers in welding. “We have outgrown our space,” Dave Cotner, dean of Industrial, Computing and Engineering, told the board of trustees at ...

Lock Haven meters

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This letter is concerning the parking meters in the city of Lock Haven. On East Church Street, parking meters 531 and 532 are not working. Who knows how many parking meters in the city of Lock Haven are not working. When all the money collected end day from parking fees and parking fines ...