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Penn College tuition to spike

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The Pennsylvania College of Technology board of directors unanimously approved the 2019-20 budget of $157.3 million, which represents a $7.1 million decrease in spending from the current budget. The budget includes a 2.51 percent tuition and fee rate increase; a 1.5 percent increase for ...

Memorial Park to lose accessible playground

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The city is removing the handicapped accessible playground at Memorial Park today. The dismantling of the iron, plastic and broken pieces is going to be done by city streets and parks department employees, according to Mayor Gabriel J. Campana’s office. Campana ordered the removal of the ...

Comms to apply for grant to house domestic violence victims

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Lycoming County commissioners agreed to apply for a grant to help provide emergency housing for people fleeing domestic violence at Thursday’s meeting. The $52,475 state Department of Community and Economic Development grant would come with matching funds from the Lycoming County United ...

The Nifong Syndrome

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This disease occurs in lawyers, particularly those elected to public service or political appointees who violate all ethical standards and morph into partisan political hacks. Named after District Attorney Mike Nifong of Durham, North Carolina, who intentionally withheld DNA and video evidence ...

Angel McLaughlin 1973 — 2019

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MONTGOMERY — The late Angel McLaughlin had the right first name, according to her friends and colleagues. The five-year veteran of the Montgomery Police Department lost her fight with cancer June 1, and soon afterwards, sentiment came pouring out from various communities where she served as ...

Montoursville approves budget with tax hike

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Montoursville Area School Board Tuesday night approved a $30 million budget for next year that includes a real estate tax increase of 0.30 mills. The tax hike means a $30 higher annual bill for homeowners whose properties are assessed at $100,000. Property taxes are expected to bring in ...

Township approves senior center expansion contracts

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Senior citizens in Loyalsock Township and elementary school students after classes are going to have a place to congregate and sometimes share activities. Township supervisors Tuesday night approved contracts for building a $1 million extension on the recreation center at 1607 Four Mile ...

Tell me why

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I have a few questions for Democratic supporters. Tell me why: • Your party supports the murder of unborn children, yet when a pregnant woman is killed, it is prosecuted as a double homicide? (Abortion is murder, not healthcare). • You support the denial of Second Amendment rights to ...

Living in the moment

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Last week, I graduated from high school. I have spent my whole school career watching the “older kids” graduate, thinking about wearing a cap and gown and holding my very own diploma, but no amount of imagination could have prepared me for actually living in this very moment. The day ...

Liberty native awarded automotive scholarship

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A Pennsylvania College of Technology student enrolled in the college’s Ford ASSET major and working at a Tioga County dealership has received a $5,000 scholarship from the Pennsylvania Automotive Association. Derek Dreps, of Liberty, was presented with a check in the Parkes Automotive ...

Lycoming College honors individuals with 2019 Alumni Awards

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The Lycoming College Alumni Association Executive Board (AAEB) honored four individuals during the College’s Alumni and Reunion Weekend festivities. Award recipients were selected by the board through nominations received from alumni and other members of the College community. AAEB president ...

New student registration for K-6

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HUGHESVILLE — Registration for all new incoming students kindergarten through sixth grade who have not already registered for the 2019/2020 school year will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 26 at Ashkar Elementary School, 350 S. Broad St. Students entering kindergarten must be ...

West Point accepts Loyalsock Township graduate

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For Loyalsock Township High School graduate Alessia Antonacci, the decision to apply to West Point came after spending the summer at Harvard University and realizing that she wanted more than just academics in her future. “I was taking courses there and when I was there I had a really ...

Collision on Route 118 near Unityville

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Both drivers were taken to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to be treated for injuries they suffered when these two cars collided on Route 118, west of Route 42 near Unityville about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, state police said. A woman driving the Nissan Altima at right was traveling east when a ...

Tax hikes approved for Jersey Shore school district

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JERSEY SHORE — Following a vote of 5-3 by the Jersey Shore Area School District board Monday night, homeowners in the district can expect to pay more in property taxes next year. Voting for the tax increase were Karen Stover, John Pecchia, Mary Thomas, Kelley Wasson and Craig Allen. Voting ...

Man waives hearing on harassment charge

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During proceedings last week before District Judge Gary Whiteman, South Williamsport police withdrew six of eight charges filed against Keith Eck, 34, of 2002 Glynn Ave. Eck was charged with stalking, intimidation of a witness and related offenses for repeatedly calling and texting his ...

Mayor candidates comment on Gateway project

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Two mayor candidates offered their views on a nearly $40 million proposed economic development project targeted for the East Third Street Gateway Revitalization area east of Market Street. Republican Eric Beiter and Democrat Derek Slaughter agree that more should be permitted to be explained ...

Official primary nominees released

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Election results for Lycoming County offices, as well as municipal and school board positions, are now official. Candidates were reported as nominees immediately following the May 21 primary. But those results were considered unofficial until the county completed its official vote count as ...

Book Mobile provides essential service

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I have been reminded that the James V. Brown Library needs a new Book Mobile. The old one is getting tired and the parts are almost impossible to get. You know, ever since I learned to read, I have gone to a library to get books. My mother took me everywhere we lived and I continued to go to ...

Sheriff: County can’t carry out all warrants

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With 1,100 active bench warrants issued, Lycoming County sheriff’s limited staff must decide if detainees are worth the cost of their extradition, said a deputy sergeant, at Tuesday’s commissioner’s meeting. A contract allowing the county’s domestic relation’s office to pay the ...