Drillers: Permit limbo hurts Pa.’s competitiveness in gas industry

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As Pennsylvania’s governor touts the potential for billions of dollars in new investment by petrochemical manufacturers, his environmental agency is struggling to process applications to drill the natural gas wells that will be needed to supply the fledgling industry. An analysis by the ...

Police charge 20 people with various drug crimes

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Twenty people have been charged with various drug offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Carland Altrone Handy, 35, of 1722 Memorial Ave.; state police; possession with intent to deliver more than 140 bags of heroin and related ...

22 accused of DUI, according to police

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Twenty-two motorists have been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Robert Larue Hamilton, 45, of 29 Grimesville Road; Old Lycoming Township police in front of his home on Feb. 19. • ...

Child beatings


On Feb. 24, the Sun-Gazette had an article written by Philip A. Holmes about a 24-year old father of three children. This father repeatedly punched his 18 month old son and threw him across a room. In doing so, the child has brain damage. The other children have also been abused. This ...

Fix parking meters


This letter is concerning parking meters in the city of Lock Haven. There are a few parking meters that do not work. Why? Especially on East Church Street, meter 528. Also, there are a few meters on East Main Street that do not work either. If I ever see a parking ticket on a meter, I’m not ...

The Storm of ‘93


It was the 13th of March of ‘93, A blustery day we all agree. The snow came down in inches then feet, To the children in town it was quite a treat. The next day, came the winds from the north, And drifted the snow back and forth. The highways were quiet because of the snow. The ...

The Storm of 2017


It was the 14th of March of 2017, We awoke in the morning and oh, what a scene! Snow covered the ground, so white and so clean. The people came out to see what they could do, What a job it will be until they’re all through. Still snowing and blowing, ‘til tomorrow we wait, To ...

Good follow-through so far


Just read the article from Marlin Lilley Jr. March 7 about President Trump. He’s been in office only a few weeks. I, so far, think he’s doing a good job trying to follow through with what he said he was going to do in his campaign. Dottie Gibbon Blossburg

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Giving a PowerPoint presentation to the Wellsboro Area Board of Education about the high school’s building construction program students building a house are teacher Drew Seeling (holding the microphone) and the high school’s SkillsUSA Construction Club officers, from left, Katelyn Huck, secretary; Madison Gallo, treasurer; Seeling; Kyler Rice, vice president; and Zachery Kephart, president.

Wellsboro students plan to build a home


For years, Drew Seeling has dreamed about giving his students an opportunity to participate in every aspect of building a house from start to finish. That dream is now becoming a reality. Seeling is a certified building, construction and carpentry teacher at Wellsboro Area High School. He ...

Lewisburg company recognized for certification program


ISO 9001 Certified is not exactly a household phrase, but it’s one which many businesses are becoming more familiar. Scott Dawson, president of Core Business Solutions, has more than an inkling of what it means. His Lewisburg-based company helps other business become ISO 9001 ...

Lucas Bielby, left,  and Jay Hoggan drive their team out to feed elk Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, on the Patrol Cabin feed ground in the Gros Ventre north of Jackson, Wyo. While wintering elk have spread out across three feed grounds along the drainage in years past, only about 1,000 elk remained on the Patrol Cabin feed ground this year. (Ryan Dorgan/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

Isolated elk tenders stay close to their work


JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — It’s not too big of a deal for a Gros Ventre elk feeder to spend a night “out.” In other words, be stranded — and with no more than an ever-present colleague and elk for company and only dreams of a warm bed and meal. The cause can be a broken ...

Official decries volunteer shortages

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One of Pennsylvania Fire Commissioner Timothy Solobay’s fears is getting a call one day that someone called 911 to report a fire and “no one answered the call.” Sure, someone answered the 911 call, but there were no volunteer firefighters available to handle the emergency. “People ...



48th annual rock, mineral show at new site WYSOX — The Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club concludes its 48th annual show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Wysox Volunteer Fire Co., 111 Lake Road. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for youth and free for those under age 8. Club members and ...

DARWIN SAYS: Are we ready? Locals learn self-defense strategies

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(EDITOR'S NOTE: From unexpected encounters of a negative variety to wild, uncontrollable weather, the best way for anyone to survive in today's world is to be prepared. Today we offer an installment in an occasional Williamsport Sun-Gazette series, Live Smart for Survival.) With the most ...

State’s jobless rate reaches 7-year low


HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped in February for the third straight month, hitting a post-recession low of 5 percent as payrolls climbed to a record high. Following a five-year revision to employment data, Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate issued Friday by the ...

Bird walks begin Saturday at Hills Creek


WELLSBORO — Gary Tyson, Tiadaghton Audubon Society field trip coordinator, is leading the Saturday Morning Birding Walk series, beginning Saturday, at Hills Creek State Park. The park is on Hills Creek Road in Charleston Township, about 7 miles northeast of here. Walks in April will begin ...

People in business


Man recognized for leadership David Cooper, of Penn Group Insurance Services, Montoursville, recently was recognized for professional leadership and advanced knowledge by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors, according to a news release. Cooper was awarded a certificate marking ...



Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 Through April 19 — Spring Bird Walk Series, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays (except for April 12). Meet at the main park office, then explore local hot spots to see what birds are passing through or have returned. These bird walks are an ...