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People treated following crashes

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Bradley E. Fischer, 22, of Hughesville, and a passenger in his car, Hunter R. Raup, 21, of Turbotville; were treated at the scene for injuries they received when the vehicle crashed into a ditch and flipped onto its side in the 1100 block of Lime Bluff Road in Wolf Township about 12:30 a.m. ...

County commissioners bracing for federal, state cuts

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Lycoming County Commissioner Rick Mirabito expressed concern Tuesday over the proposed federal budget, referencing a conference call between commissioners from across the state with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton. At the commissioners meeting, Mirabito said many programs important to the ...

Sentimental Journey Fly-in begins today

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LOCK HAVEN — Airplanes, games, live music and pilots from all over the world are gathered here this week for the 32nd annual Sentimental Journey Fly-In. The Fly-In continues through Saturday at the Piper Memorial Airfield. Admission is free after 5 p.m. An admission fee will be charged ...

Montgomery schools adopts budget, tax hike

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MONTGOMERY — Final approval was given to the 2017-18 budget for the Montgomery Area School District when the school board voted to adopt a final budget resolution at its meeting Tuesday night. The $16,283,089 budget reflects an increase of 0.48 of a mill, or $48 per $100,000 of a ...

Lock Haven looks at shrinking tax base

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LOCK HAVEN — The city stands to lose about $125,000 in real estate tax revenue this year. Mayor William E. Baney III pointed to two major properties that won’t be paying taxes in 2018. The proposed sale of Lock Haven Hospital could remove it from the tax rolls, the mayor said during ...

In with the new

Letters

So President Trump accomplished something; he has the liberals/progressives/Democrats using the 10th Amendment of the Constitution. I find that amusing since conservatives/libertarians/ Christian right/ alt right members of our society are pushing for a constitutional convention so they can ...

Overblown reform

Letters

The editorial in today's paper applauded the pension reform bill recently passed. The editors' opinion was that it was 'real reform' and included the opinion that it will keep the pension budget from getting worse. That is an opinion not based on facts. First, the 'reform' is a hybrid of a ...

Countywide police activities

Police, Fire & Court

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: Thursday 12:08 a.m., disturbance, 400 block of Main Street, South Williamsport. 12:53 a.m., disorderly conduct, Campbell and West Fourth streets, Williamsport. ...

New guidelines individualize prostate test results

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About 75 percent of men who undergo prostate-specific antigen testing end up with a false positive result, according to the National Cancer Institute. To address this, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force made a change to screening guidelines, said Dr. Glenn T. Bloiso, a urologist with ...

Dwayne Jaleel Hall is led into the Lycoming County Courthouse for his May trial for allegedly shooting Irahmeen Mills on Sept. 6, 2015. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette

Man says he took charges to trial to waste county time, money

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Dwayne Jaleel Hall’s second criminal trial in Lycoming County Court within the span of a month was a ploy to have resources wasted on a clear-cut case, according to testimony from his trial Monday. “They can pick (the jury) without me ... I don’t need to be here. I know I’m guilty. ...

Minimalism: What is it and where can I buy it?

Health

(EDITOR’S NOTE: “Abundant Living” is a weekly column about health and wellness. It includes topics ranging from health and medicine to exercising at home and making wise food choices. The intention is to shed light on topics that affect the choices we make, explore topics that affect the ...

Budget with tax hike gets the OK

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Muncy School Board on Monday night approved a $17.7 million budget for next year that raises real estate taxes by 0.75 mills. The tax hike exceeds the Act 1 index, according to Superintendent Craig Skaluba. By law, school districts can exceed the index under certain exceptions such as ...

Give blood here

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Blood drives are scheduled on the following dates, times and places: Today • Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St., 1-6 p.m. Thursday • Pennsylvania College of Technology Bush Campus Center, 1 College Ave., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 • St. Johns Lutheran Brick ...

Student dies at age 22

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CINCINNATI — Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, his family said. The 22-year-old “has completed his journey home,” relatives said in a statement. They did not cite a ...

‘Stop the bleed’ gives bystanders a way to help

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Whether there’s a mass casualty event or an everyday injury occurs, knowing what action to take is both reassuring and can potentially save a life. In recognizing that bystanders are always first on the scene and ahead of trained emergency personnel, the “Stop the Bleed” training ...

Tensions rise in Syria as Russia and Iran send US warnings

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BEIRUT — Russia on Monday threatened aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and suspended a hotline intended to avoid collisions in retaliation for the U.S. military shooting down a Syrian warplane. The U.S. said it had downed the Syrian jet a day earlier after ...

EQT buys Rice Energy to create gas drilling giant

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — EQT Corp. is merging with Rice Energy Inc. in a deal that combines two of western Pennsylvania’s largest natural gas-drilling firms. The deal announced Monday will see EQT buy all outstanding shares of Rice common stock for about $6.7 billion and assume $1.5 billion in ...

Geisinger’s Sturm is new president-elect of NSGC

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DANVILLE — Amy Curry Sturm, professor and director of cardiovascular genomic counseling at Geisinger Health System, has been named president-elect of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. “I’m overwhelmingly humbled and excited for this honor and for the support of my professional ...