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PennDOT centers closed for holiday

Outdoors

The state Department of Transportation’s driver license and photo centers will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Customers may obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online ...

Electronic devices now lawful for hunting, agency reports

Outdoors

HARRISBURG — Four electronic devices recently approved for use while hunting now may be used afield. Within established seasons, hunters now may use electronic decoys in hunting waterfowl; electronic dove decoys solely for hunting doves; electronically heated scent or lure dispensers; and ...

Sugar Valley residents air concerns on Nicholas Meats

Outdoors

LOCK HAVEN — It might get worse before it gets better — and it might never get better at all. That seems to be the attitude of some Sugar Valley residents who live near a slaughterhouse and meat processing plant. About 50 people packed the Greene Township building Monday for a hearing ...

No one wants war

Letters

I just read a letter in the Sun-Gazette. It was titled, “Trump wants a war.” I can’t imagine the writer really believes what he wrote. I personally don’t believe there is a Republican or Democrat that really wants a nuclear war that would kill millions of people, including our own ...

Priesthood

Letters

Should Catholic priests marry? Yes. In Exodus 40:15: “And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.” Aaron was a priest. He ...

The gun landscape

Letters

When a mass killer is non-white and uses a truck, President Trump tweets that person must be executed. When mass killers are white males armed with semi-automatic weapons that guarantee multiple casualties (Las Vegas; Sutherland Springs, Texas), Trump proclaims it is too soon to think about ...

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Bill the cow, taken care of by Nichole Bechdel, eighth grade language arts teacher, center, puckers up as Justin Armbruster, Jersey Shore Area Middle School assistant principal, leans in for a kiss during the Kiss the Cow event at the Jersey Shore Area High School football field recently.

‘Kiss the Cow’

Education

Jersey Shore Area Middle School students were able to make some of their teachers kiss a cow in an effort for hurricane relief recently. The faculty each had designated canisters for the students to vote which teacher would kiss a cow by donating money. “There were cans in the cafeteria, ...

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Williamsport Area Middle School social studies teacher Dustin Brouse is shown here with WASDEF President Trisha Gibbons Marty (left) and Vice President Dr. Deborah Grove (right).

WASD Education Foundation grants $6,401 to classrooms

Education

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) announced the distribution of $6,401 to fund five classroom projects and programs today as part of the organization’s annual Teacher Mini-Grant Program. The program is designed to give district teachers the ability to ...

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Penn College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Club collected boxes of nonperishable food on campus and at physical therapy clinics across the region as part of the Global Physical Therapy Day-of-Service.

Physical Therapist Assistant Club’s food drive helps campus pantry

Education

Students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Physical Therapist Assistant Club harvested a plentiful crop to benefit The Cupboard at Penn College, an on-campus food pantry that assists students and their families. The club initiated a 10-day food drive to coincide with the American ...

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Hardy named director of admissions at Lock Haven University

Education

LOCK HAVEN — Angelic Hardy has been appointed to the position of director of admissions at Lock Haven University. Hardy began her duties November 10. As director, she will oversee the Office of Admissions and will be responsible for recruitment, marketing plans, and admission ...

In the schools

Education

Montgomery Area School District is accepting registrations for the Pre-K Counts program The Montgomery Area School District is still taking registrations for a waiting list for our Pre-K Counts preschool program for children who have turned 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2017. Items you ...

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Shown are Sarah Yarger, left, Congressional Award Bronze Medal recipient, with U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson.

LHU student receives Congressional Award Bronze Medal

Education

LOCK HAVEN — U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson recently presented Lock Haven University student, Sarah Yarger, of West Decatur, with the Congressional Award Medal for achievements in her community. Yarger was awarded the Congressional Award Bronze Medal for her achievement of personal ...

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Williamsport Area High School freshman violinist Michael Fisher, pictured, will compete as a finalist in the MTNA Eastern Division Junior String Competition in January.

WAHS freshman violinist wins, advances in junior string competition

Education

Williamsport Area High School freshman violinist Michael Fisher recently became a division finalist during the Pennsylvania Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Eastern Division Junior String Competition. Fisher, who won the Junior String Division, will travel to West Virginia ...

Area real estate firm donates vehicle to Penn College

Education

Pennsylvania College of Technology will benefit from the gift of a Ford box truck from Fish Real Estate and its president, Brent M. Fish. The Ford E-350 Super Duty box truck will be used by the college’s General Services department primarily, but also will be available to other offices and ...

Honor rolls

Education

South Williamsport Area High School First quarter Superior Honor Roll Grade 7 — Connor Apker, Sophia Binkley, Landon Bowman, Hannah Boyles, Sofia Casella, Kaycie Cowden, Colleen Eisley, Dominic Fagnano, Rebecca Garman, Olivia Goode, Sydney Harris, Cheyenne Keller, Brooklyn Lentz, Maia ...

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Brett Hinkal of the Will Huffman Toy Train Expo, shows little Gideon Garza, 2, how the trains work on a model.

Weekend events in the city bring out locals

Top News

The city’s historic homes and churches opened their doors to visitors once again during the 19th annual Victorian Christmas hosted by Preservation Williamsport over the weekend. On Saturday, the entire city was buzzing with Victorian Christmas events. There was a growers market on the ...

Walmart’s online bets paying dividends

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — A surging online business and strong food sales boosted Walmart’s results Thursday ahead of the holiday season, a day after its rival Target offered a cautious forecast that overshadowed progress it has made in bringing more customers to its stores. And Best Buy, the ...

Ultra-wealthy win in Senate tax bill, others face hikes

Business

WASHINGTON — The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. Want to toast the anticipated tax win ...