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Transit route to Clinton County is ‘growing steadily’

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The new River Valley Transit’s Clinton County service was highlighted by Kevin Kilpatrick in his report to the Williamsport Area Transit Survey advisory committee’s meeting Thursday. Kilpatrick said it’s a demonstration project that the state agency is funding for three years. If after ...

23 sentenced in Lycoming County Court

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Twenty-three individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. Five were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Christina A. Butwill, 34, 619 First Ave., 45 to 90 days for furnishing drug free urine. • Solomon N. Lawrence, 31, Lycoming ...

Listening sessions to target local public’s busing concerns

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Community members struggling to get from point A to point B may have the chance to voice their concerns. SEDA-Council of Governments is hosting public “listening sessions” in partnership with Williamsport-area Metropolitan Planning Organizations to hear concerns from people who feel their ...

Driver in crash on Grimesville Road identified

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The driver injured in the one-vehicle vehicle on Grimesville Road in the city on Oct. 5 was Robert Dewire, 30, of 680 Second Ave., city police confirmed on Thursday. He was trapped in his van for nearly 50 minutes after crashing into a tree, just north of Fox Hollow Road. He was reported in ...

Director: Voting district consolidation up to boroughs

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The Lycoming County commissioners had a lengthy discussion Thursday with Forrest K. Lehman, director of elections and registration, to clear up confusion surrounding Lehman’s proposal to consolidate some voting districts in the near future. Some municipalities, such as Hughesville and ...

Pathway to Health grant moves ahead without traffic engineer

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City Council Thursday approved a resolution to get the final phase of the Pathway to Health moving ahead by next year, but there is a bit of a glitch. It approved a $798,000 federal Transportation Alternatives Program aid reimbursement grant for the portion of street and signal improvement to ...

Countywide police activities

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Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: WEDNESDAY: 12:04 a.m., harassment by communications, 1500 block of West Fourth Street, Williamsport. 7:37 a.m., disturbance, 1600 block of Randall Circle, ...

House of horrors opens in Pennsdale

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PENNSDALE — Goblins and ghosts lurking and leaping, skulls and corpses and twisted faces looming in the dark, and narrow hallways and staircases leading to unknown places — all played to the sounds of blood-curdling screams and ghoulish sounds. Welcome to the Pennsdale Haunted ...

Loyalsock Township School District eyes $280K track building project

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The needs of the track program in the Loyalsock Township School District were outlined by track coach and teacher Matt Hill at the district’s board of directors meeting Wednesday as the board considered approving a $280,000 construction project that would have included a track team building, ...

Muncy Township plans hearing on possibly dropping road

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PENNSDALE — Muncy Township Supervisors expect to see improvements to a bridge and to roads soon — but not one road. The supervisors are scheduling a public hearing for 6:30 p.m., Nov. 14, to discuss possibly “abandoning” or ceding responsibility for Gatz Road. “It’s an unsigned, ...

The noble thing to do

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I am an organ donor, and have been since my early 20's (I'm now 84). When I first signed up I had to have my signature witnessed, so I asked my co-worker to witness it for me. He looked at me and said: "Are you crazy? How do you know it won't hurt?" About a year later, I was ...

Who are they?

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After listening to Democrats and their followers, I believe they have turned into the party of Anarchists and Communists. Charles Ardell South Williamsport

County facility dog to raise money for Philly non-profit

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Lycoming County Courthouse’s facility dog and his handler will be taking a trip to Philadelphia this week to raise money for the non-profit that donated him to the county. Last May, Jerri Rook, executive secretary for Judge Joy Reynolds McCoy, took a free two-week training program with ...

Judge denies AG seizure of Independent’s assets

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The Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas denied a petition from the state to involuntarily dismiss South Williamsport’s Independent Fire Co. No. 1 and give its assets to other fire companies in the area. The order, given recently by President Judge Nancy L. Butts, will give the company the ...

Health centers awarded $611K

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Nearly 40 health centers statewide recently were awarded a combined total of $11 million to respond to the opioid crisis in their respective communities, including Susquehanna Community Health and Dental Clinic Inc., best known as River Valley Health and Dental on Hepburn Street, and North Penn ...

State House votes end to district judge re-election petition rules

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HARRSIBURG — Pennsylvania lawmakers voted Wednesday to repeal the requirement that incumbent district judges must collect signatures when running for re-election, a measure prompted by security concerns. The House voted 128-65 to eliminate the need for sitting district judges to collect 100 ...

Hurricane Michael slams into Florida, charges into Southeast

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive charge inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental ...

Streets and parks grant matters on council agenda

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City Council looks at several grant-related matters tonight that are designed to rebuild streets across the city and continue the restoration of Way’s Garden. Among the topics for the council to tackle is a request of a reimbursement of $798,000 from the state Department of Transportation ...

Leaf collection to begin in city

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The city streets and parks department will begin its fall leaf collection Oct. 29, city officials said. “Leaf pickup will continue, weather permitting, into December,” said Adam Winder, department general manager. Residents should place leaves along the curb line of the main streets and ...