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Answering questions

Letters

Since I have become a member of the Montoursville Area School Board I have been asked many questions. I have decided to answer some of those questions publicly. Question – Did the suspension of the High School Building Project really cost 600 thousand dollars? Answer – The delay ...

Candid camera: city leaders await mayoral direction

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No clear policy on surveillance cameras exists, as the city administration promised about two years ago. “We have not seen a written report on cameras,” said Councilman Randall J. Allison. The mayor agreed. But, it was Mayor Gabriel J. Campana who vowed council would see one. That ...

Local banks provide relief during shutdown

Business

Local banks recently assisted federal workers with aid during the government shutdown. Two such banks were Jersey Shore State Bank and Luzerne Bank, according to Aron Carter, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management at Penns Woods Bancorp Inc. Penns Woods owns both Jersey Shore ...

Law group plans events for milestone

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With 175 local high school and college students invited to watch arguments, the state Superior Court will hold session in Williamsport in May as part of the 150th anniversary celebration of the Lycoming Law Association, a non-profit group of about 200 local attorneys. Several events are ...

New business spotlight: Cotner Chiropractic

Business

MUNCY - Reducing pain and helping the body heal are two main reasons Brandon Cotner wanted to open his own Chiropractic Center. He opened his business in the Penn Hills Plaza in Muncy Township on September 17, 2018. Cotner’s credentials definitely qualify him to help others gain their ...

Residents paid out $132M for medical marijuana

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HARRISBURG (AP) — State officials say Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program provided the drug nearly 600,000 times during its first year of sales. The Wolf Administration said Friday that more than 83,000 people have purchased medical marijuana at the 45 dispensaries that are up and ...

Reality check

Letters

My ancestors, and likely the ancestors of everyone reading this, came to this land legally, after much hardship. With all the recent furor about a southern border wall, a reality check is in order. Illegal immigration across the border is down from what it was 15 years ago. A monolithic wall ...

How Pathetic

Letters

Michelle Malkin “Michelle Malkin Investigates” hit the nail on the head, yet again. The death of Cpl. Ronil Singh, an American border patrol agent, who came to this country the right way. Police Chief Randy Richardson paid tribute to not only his employee but his friend stating, “This ...

My hopes for 2019

Letters

I hope we take the first step toward universal health care by allowing people over 55 to voluntarily become eligible for Medicare, everyone to be able to choose a Public Option on the Accountable Care Act Exchanges, and Medicare to negotiate prices with drug companies. I hope that all ...

What we are

Letters

Solicit means to request, urge, plead, lure, beg and annoy anyone who is listed in a telephone book. We are in our homes 24 hours a day because we are the elderly of the country, which makes us the most vulnerable people of our society. Without fail we start receiving these obnoxious ...

Pro-life speakers

Letters

After listening to speakers from the March for Life in Washington yesterday, there are several new things I’d like to share with your readers. There is a growing bias in America towards those who hold a view of what we used to call good: Now they call good evil and evil good. Gov. Cuomo of ...

Chuck Stutzman: ‘I’ve been around the world’

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Chuck Stutzman served nearly 30 years in the U.S. Navy, most of that time as a reservist, but also four years of active duty including in Vietnam. The Vietnam War put him up front with combat forces where he was wounded and earned a Purple Heart. In Southeast Asia, where U.S. forces were ...

Jury convicts man of second degree murder

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A Lycoming County jury Friday convicted a Williamsport man of second degree murder for his part in a home invasion that left a mother and son dead. Joseph Sentore Coleman, 37, was also found guilty on charges including robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and criminal attempt to commit ...

Republican leadership undecided on nominee

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The state’s vacancy in the 12th Congressional seat has set off a scramble of candidates interested in being nominated by their parties to the seat. While the Democrats have settled their process for filling that seat, Republicans have yet to decide how they will decide to nominate ...

Thompson to keynote at Lincoln Day Dinner event

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U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson Jr. (R-Howard) is the keynote speaker at the 25th annual Lycoming County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the Genetti Hotel, 200 W. 4th St. in Williamsport. The evening features the presentation of the Alvin C. Bush Award. The award ...

The guts to tell the truth

Letters

Mr. Nash's letter 1,31,19 titled "A tyrannical leader" accuses our U.S. president of being narcissistic, ignorant, cruel, and utterly unpredictable. It never fails, when a leftist bashes President Trump and his policies, they fail to mention the millions of people who have lost their lives at ...

Slow snow removal

Letters

It's February 14. The storm ended on Tuesday. Downtown Williamsport is still a challenge to anyone trying to navigate parking and crossing corners. The merchants have done a great job of cleaning their sidewalks, but the City falls far short. Most towns have a Snow Removal Policy during snow ...

Testimony wraps up in trial for 2016 murder

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Testimony wrapped up in Lycoming County Court Thursday in the homicide trial of a city resident accused of killing a man and his mother Oct. 31, 2016. Joseph Sentore Coleman, 37, is charged with homicide, conspiracy, robbery, attempted robbery, tampering with evidence, possession of an ...

State: Slate Run estimate $1.5 million

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Multiple landslides in September 2018 rendered a heavily used road, in Brown Township, impassable. A lack of construction activity in the area has begun to worry residents and business owners who were affected, prompting meetings with legislators. It will cost an estimated $1.5 million to ...