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Religious freedom

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Wow! I see the Christian right is at it once again. How dare the LGBTQ community protest Drew Brees for supporting Focus on the Family’s “Bring Your Bible to School Day.” The letter recently submitted states we have religious freedom and Christians have rights too. Well if you truly ...

Mayoral election

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I have lived in the East End of Williamsport for 12 years, work here, am a homeowner, and, with my wife, I am raising my 4-year-old son here. I am also not a member of either major political party, and I vote based on issues and platforms, not the candidate’s party or identity. The upcoming ...

R.I.P.

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As I sit here watching the leaves fall from the trees, I am saddened by the end of summer. Another thing that saddens me is the death of the Republican Party. This is the party that felt that oral sex by a President with an intern in the White House was an impeachable offense. What does Donald ...

Computerization

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I am writing to let you know I am not happy. We took my 5-year-old daughter to school. They called a half hour later to say my daughter’s eye was bleeding. We took her to UPMC Williamsport Hospital. We tried to check in but couldn’t. There were two women on the computer and one guy at the ...

Haunted Barn back in Pennsdale

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The deceptively small barn brings big scares by the Pennsdale Volunteer Fire Co., which some visitors call the best in the area. Going into its ninth year, Dawn Palmatier, an organizer, said 25 to 30 workers offer their services to operate the Pennsdale Haunted Barn, at 261 Village Road. The ...

One flown to hospital after violent car crash

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TROUT RUN — The driver of a Suzuki Aerio SX was seriously injured Friday afternoon when his car crossed the centerline and crashed head on with an oncoming cement mixer truck on Route 14, about a mile north of Trout Run, according to state police. The crash occurred at about 2:10 p.m. and ...

Lycoming College fundraises over $79 million

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A fundraising campaign launched in 2016 by Lycoming College has exceeded the goal set by more than $14 million, according to the results released by the college. “Our goal was $65 million, which is the largest goal we have ever set for a campaign,” said Chip Edmonds, executive vice ...

Convicted murderer denied gun charge acquittal

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A convicted killer’s gun charge will hold, the judge decided Friday. He awaits sentencing in a double-murder and is alleged to have committed a third. Joseph S. Coleman III, 38, was found guilty in the Oct. 31, 2016, home invasion and murder of Shane Wright, 27, and his mother, Kristine ...

Question to Trump opponents

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This letter is addressed to those members of the community who oppose President Trump because you think he is occupationally inept, personally narcissistic, emotionally erratic, notoriously lawless, constitutionally adversarial, effectively chaotic, personally destructive, flagrantly ...

Infant’s death ruled homicide after autopsy

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Who killed 19-month-old Ky’Mani Moore? That is the question a team of investigators are trying to answer after Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. released autopsy results this week that revealed the death of the Old Lycoming Township toddler, who died 10 months ago, was the ...

Organization raises questions about equal representation

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A local group is pushing for better representation of women serving on Lycoming County boards, authorities and commissions. The Williamsport Chapter of the National Organization of Women claim just 17 percent of women make up such local governing bodies and would like to have a policy in ...

17 people sentenced in Lycoming County courts

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Seventeen people have been sentenced for various offenses in Lycoming County. They are: • Marcquel Olsen, 20, of 812 Wyoming St., 5.5 to 15 years in state prison, a $5,005 fine, a drug and alcohol assessment, and 300 hours of community service for burglary, criminal trespass, robbery with a ...

Community spends evening united in music

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The city was alive with music Friday evening as the Lycoming County United Way sponsored Live United in Music, a concert at the Community Arts Center with local musicians performing live at various locations. During the evening’s event, Dr. Oscar W. Knade Jr. was presented with the first ...

$2 million line of credit seen as positive cash flow

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City Council, on first reading, approved the administration’s request for a $2 million line of credit Thursday night with Citizens and Northern Bank. The credit line provides the flexibility for the city to cover the cost of projects such as Grafius Run flood-mitigation, East Third Street ...

Celebrating PA Week

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We all know that receiving medical care can be stressful. Whether you’re nervous about a procedure, frustrated at the wait time for an appointment, or visiting a new medical practice for the first time, navigating the healthcare world can be understandably unnerving. But PAs, or physician ...

Felony theft charges land Union County man in jail

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HUGHESVILLE — After crashing a car he stole from the parking lot of the T.J. Market at 49 N. Railroad St., Daniel Culp attempted to get into a moving vehicle as he was fleeing from a state trooper, investigators alleged in court papers. As Culp was attempting to force his way into the back ...

Lock Haven questions tax exemption sought by UPMC Susquehanna

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LOCK HAVEN — The City of Lock Haven is looking at a possible loss of approximately $72,000 in tax revenue if UPMC Susquehanna of Lock Haven receives tax exemption status from the Clinton County Board of Assessment. “UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven, acquired from for-profit Quorum Health in ...

Plea deals among matters handled by 2 district judges

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JERSEY SHORE — In a plea agreement before District Judge Jerry Lepley, Nathan Harman, 28, of 1312 1/2 Allegheny St., pled guilty to a summary charge of criminal trespassing after the Tiadaghton Valley Regional police withdrew charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and ...

Comms receive request for increased library funding

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Lycoming County Commissioners took action on personnel items and other matters at their meeting Thursday. The following people were approved for county positions: • Bryce Young, correctional officer (relief), prison, $16.81 per hour. • Karl L. Fry, part-time bailiff, $10.94 per ...