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Little League gives Lycoming County economy a boost

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It goes without saying that the Little League World Series each August shines a national spotlight on Williamsport, South Williamsport and Lycoming County with visitors from all corners of the world descending upon the youth baseball capital. The more than weeklong event bringing teams to ...

Reflections: A peek into the future

Letters

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963), known to many as C.S. Lewis, is considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, an intellectual giant in his field of English literature. As a British writer and lay theologian he taught at Oxford and Cambridge universities in England. ...

Big plans

Health

North Central Sight Services has grown exponentially since 1957 employing and helping the visually impaired and blind. Though the organization has expanded from manufacturing rubber door mats from recycled tires and caning chairs to filling military contracts and shredding information with high ...

SWC to celebrate grand opening in Lock Haven

Business

LOCK HAVEN — SWC Realty has a new office in downtown Lock Haven serving all of Central Pennsylvania. To celebrate the expansion, a grand opening and open house will be held at the new office from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. SWC has a fully renovated space at 7 W. Main St., just two doors ...

Logic lost on some

Letters

As a retired federal lawman, I was encouraged by your opinion article, “What makes mass murderers? We need to find out” in the Aug. 12, 2019, Sun-Gazette. Your clear logic is lost on the Democrats proposing a dozen, or so, “Gun Controls” that will apply only to honest gun owners. At ...

Tips on how to beat that back to school stress

Health

Whether your kids are in elementary school, high school, or college, going back to school is a transition that can affect the whole family. However, it doesn’t need to be filled with stress and anxiety. Here are a few tips to help your child stay calm and allow them to enjoy the experience of ...

Wine and antique store open along Route 44

Business

Just four months ago Up the Crick Wine and Antiques opened at 5099 North Route 44 in Jersey Shore. Erika Morgan, owner, set up the shop full of all locally made items ranging from wine, salad dressings, jams, honey and chapsticks to goat cheeses, wood carvings and hand-painted stationery ...

You might be a socialist

Letters

Judging by what I’ve seen so far, we’re going to hear a lot about socialism in the next year. One of the Democratic candidates is actually an avowed socialist and the rest will be branded as socialist by the Republicans. Socialism is defined as complete control of the means of production, ...

And our lieutenant governor wants to legalize pot

Letters

Among American teenagers, the drug’s “daily use has become as or more popular than daily cigarette smoking,” according to the National Institute of Health’s 2017 Monitoring the Future study. We’ve successfully demonized cigarettes while new laws send kids the message that marijuana ...

Tired of being ripped off

Letters

Has anyone one else noticed that our storm water catch basins in this city are growing weeds and trees in them? Did anyone notice our streets in the city are being repaved, and they have dips and holes in them which destroy the suspension on our cars, buses, and trucks? Does anybody care ...

Drunk on our own arrogance

Letters

The United States began falling away from God when prayer was taken out of our public schools. After that came assassinations: John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert Kennedy. Marxism was discussed at our elite universities. There were violent protests of the Vietnam War. There was ...

What is is or is it?

Letters

The Williamsport Sun-Gazette had on its front page recently pictures from Elimsport, Washington Township, and a report of the township meeting. The discussion centered on horse droppings by horses and other horses pulling Amish buggies. These issues were being considered for a township ...

It’s time to go vegan

Letters

A new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report urges people to eat less meat in order to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and protect tropical rainforests, noting that if deforestation is left unchecked, much of the remaining Amazon forest could turn into desert land. Will ...

Someone should do something

Letters

Someone with authority should take a walk on the sidewalks on Central Avenue and Mountain Avenue in South Williamsport. Just take a walk sometime. They are broken, so uneven, they are disgusting! Some are just put in, new, but very few. If the right person falls and breaks something, they will ...

Chamber unveils newest Bases Loaded statue

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The first installment of the Bases Loaded statue project celebrated the 75th anniversary of Little League Baseball in 2014. This year, the sixth installment of the project came in the form of a left-fielder placed at Pennsylvania College of Technology, unveiled Friday morning. “We are here ...

Former coach faces sexual assault charges

Police Fire and Court

LOCK HAVEN – As of Friday afternoon a warrant was issued by the Lock Haven City Police Department for Cole Gregory Black, who is accused of having sexual contact with a student while he was a teacher at the Keystone Central School District in 2018, Lock Haven City Police Detective Richard ...

Area group aims to prevent trafficking through child education

Religion

Human trafficking is happening — possibly closer to home than some might think. But there are ways for children to be more self-aware and help keep themselves safe without tarnishing their innocent world view, according to Dawn Blanchard and Ann Judd. The two head up a local group of Born 2 ...

Commissioners to livestream their meetings

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The Lycoming County commissioners agreed in a 2-1 vote Thursday to livestream their meetings. Commissioners Rick Mirabito and Jack McKernan voted for the motion, while Commissioner Tony Mussare, who said the expense wasn’t budgeted, voted “no.” It will cost around $2,000 for the ...

Comms: Federal aid for acidic mine drainage still needed

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With acidic drainage from abandoned mines still polluting Pennsylvania waterways, the Lycoming County commissioners called for continued federal funding for surface control Thursday. Local Trout Unlimited organizations concerned about native fish populations and preserving the county’s ...