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1 injured in accident

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A woman riding in a Subaru Outback was taken to the nearby UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center to be treated for injuries she suffered when the vehicle crashed into a utility pole on Campbell Street, just north of High Street, at noon on Tuesday, city police said. The man ...

Public works reviews Bowman, City Hall projects

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City Council’s public works committee tackled two resolutions Tuesday, one to authorize the city to proceed with City Hall improvements and the other upgrades at Bowman Field. The committee decided to pass with a positive recommendation both resolutions, but the City Hall project may see ...

Workplace-accident victim’s name released

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PENNSDALE – The Economy Locker Storage Co. employee killed Monday morning when she accidentally fell into a large hopper of an industrial meat grinder was Jill Greninger, 35, of Williamsport, according to Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. The accident was reported about 11:40 ...

Committee looks at potential park, greenspace

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For the first time as part of the East Third Street/Old City Gateway Project, the city is moving closer to establishing a greenspace and the envisioned Russell Inn Heritage Park at East Third and Mulberry streets. On Tuesday, City Council’s finance committee reviewed the concept of the park ...

Montoursville budget a work in progress

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Montoursville Area School District’s budget remains very much a work in progress with school board members Tuesday night discussing how to keep the real estate tax increase lower than projected. The discussion followed a presentation by business manager Brandy Smith on revenue projections ...

Frustration mounts for city residents — as does yard debris

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Across Williamsport, mounds of yard debris line city blocks. From the city’s East End, through its center, and in Newberry, the piles are as numerous and as high as they’ve been in recent memory. For homeowners who need to park on the street, the piles are taking up limited space. ...

10 people charged with various criminal offenses

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Ten people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Max Newman Jr., 36, and Arlene Knowlton, 38, both of 138 Mechanic St., Muncy; Muncy police; possession with intent to deliver 424 ...

Coroner: Woman dies in Pennsdale plant accident

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PENNSDALE — A female employee of Economy Locker Storage Co. was killed late Monday morning in an industrial accident at the plant’s facility at 324 Worthington Lane, according to Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. “This was a horrible accident,” he said. The employee, ...

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: FRIDAY 2:19 a.m., theft, 2300 block of West Fourth Street, Williamsport. 7:30 a.m., harassment, 400 block of Wilson Street, Williamsport. 9:52 a.m., ...

Egg hunt organizers urge parents to behave better

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The Easter Bunny is writing up a naughty list — but not for the children of the city and region. This list is for their parents, especially for those with children as young as 3 and 4, who are able at that age to scour a lawn and look for eggs with candy and prizes in them, said Jessie ...

Democratic youth agenda

Letters

The Democrats want 16 year olds to be able to vote to decide who should run the country, but they think 18 is too young to own a rifle? And to add insult to reasoning, that 14 year olds can get an abortion without parental consent? This is way past common sense and is pure insane reasoning. ...

Hughesville anxious for work to begin on stream bank

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Hughesville Borough “dodged a bullet” this past weekend when a storm, originally predicted to bring 5 inches of rain to that area, shifted east and left less than an inch, Dan Cale, borough council member, told the rest of the council Monday. The borough soon will go out to bid for quotes ...

Infanticide

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What do Democrats stand for besides Trump-bashing, abortion and infanticide? Remember that every abortion is infanticide in that a human life is taken and human lineage destroyed. Also recall that the mainstream media is always trying to keep abortion locked in the closet as an ...

School board members hear update on deficit

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JERSEY SHORE — In the latest update on the preliminary 2019-20 budget, Ben Enders. Jersey Shore School District’s business manager told the board at their meeting Monday that as of April 22, the district is projected to have a $904,192 deficit. Budgeted revenues are expected to be ...

Rare opportunity

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Area residents have a rare opportunity in the special election on May 21. We can send both a tremendous servant-leader and a consistent conservative to Congress. Fred Keller has worked tirelessly, listening to his constituents and representing them well during his eight years in Harrisburg. ...

Attempted homicide charge heads to court

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After being struck from behind by a car, Chaz Turner got up on his feet and suddenly saw a gun that was aimed at him from the passenger window of the vehicle. “It was pointed at my head. I heard a shot and then I took off running,” Turner testified Monday at the preliminary hearing of ...

Voters Want Facts Not Fluff

Letters

It’s interesting to see what those writing letters to the editor in support of a particular candidate include and what they leave out. An April 10 Centre Daily Times letter supporting Fred Keller, the Republican candidate for the open 12th Congressional District seat, is a case in point. ...

Marc Friedenberg the best choice?

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There have been a lot of letters lately, mostly from the State College area which is a liberal bastion, that are endorsing Marc Friedenberg. The common thread of these letters, when boiled down to the core, is that the writers believe that Marc will give them free stuff. No thanks. I’m good ...

Make your voices heard on election day

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Across the towns and farms of Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District, people are concerned about their health care, their ability to afford a higher education for themselves or their children, about our crumbling infrastructure and the opioid crisis. For too many years, our representation ...

Sad truth about Venezuela

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A couple of weeks ago, a letter to the editor expressed views on the root cause of the collapse of Venezuela. I wish to rebut the opinions. The claim was that the only reason for Venezuela’s demise was a direct result of U.S. meddling and sanctions. God forbid we should look to the abject ...