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Man accused of drug packaging

Police Fire and Court

When a group of law enforcement officers raided the city home of suspected drug dealer Darnell Cotton on the evening of July 30, the 24-year-old man was packaging heroin with an 11-year-old boy, according to court records. As members of the Special Emergency Response Team were moving into the ...

Election system security

Letters

During his testimony, Robert Mueller made it clear that Russia attacked our elections and that “it wasn’t a single attempt. They’re doing it as we sit here.” Not only do we have proof Russia infiltrated election systems in all 50 states in 2016, Microsoft has already tracked nearly ...

Alleged lookout in Uni-Mart robbery, shooting arrested

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A second man has been arrested in connection with the armed robbery at the Uni-Mart, 1944 W. Fourth St., that claimed the life of customer Rhonda McPeak and seriously injured store clerk JoBeth Wetzel on the night of Aug. 4, city police said. Investigators allege Noah Samuel Stroup, 23, of ...

Lunch prices remain steady

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Looking ahead to the first day of school, the Loyalsock Township School Board this week agreed to keep school breakfast and lunch prices at the same rates as the last school year. Elementary students will pay $1.30 for breakfast and $2.40 for lunch, and those on the reduced play will pay 30 ...

Thousands line street to watch parade

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Thousands of smiling faces with little arms holding empty bags ready for candy lined the streets waiting for the annual Little League World Series Grand Slam Parade to march down Fourth Street on Wednesday. There were easily over 40,000 people watching the parade today, according to Jason ...

Man who allegedly threatened City Hall arrested in D.C.

Police Fire and Court

City police said a Washington D.C. man was in custody on a warrant, charging him with allegedly making threatening telephone calls to City Hall on Tuesday. Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested Kevin Bascomb, 34, at his home about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. “From ...

Parade atmosphere gives goosebumps to some visitors

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Scott Freeman of Vancouver, Canada, had goosebumps along his arms as he watched the Little League World Series Grand Slam Parade make its way along Fourth Street in the Wednesday evening sun. “We are so fortunate to be here,” he said. In town simply for the Series experience, Freeman ...

15 sentenced in Tioga County

Police Fire and Court

WELLSBORO — Fifteen individuals recently were sentenced in Tioga County. Sentenced to state prison was: • Freeman B. Haning, 69, of Westfield, nine to 24 months and a $500 fine for a fourth driving under the influence. Sentenced to County Prison were: • Mark T. Hitsman, 21, of ...

Dream comes true twice for Edmar Cornelia of Curacao

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When Little Leaguers from around the world arrive in South Williamsport to represent their regions, that first glimpse of Lamade Stadium from the top of the hill is special. With wide eyes, mouths slightly open and breathing paused perhaps, they take in the view, recognizing that against the ...

Saying and thinking

Letters

From what is going on in politics these days, Mr. Trump is saying what many people are thinking. Katherine Archer Slaybaugh Shipe Old Lycoming

SJNRA and Penn College work together to build a playground

Education

Young students attending classes at the elementary campus of St. John Neumann Regional Academy (SJNRA) have never had a real playground. They have played for years on the blacktop at the school, but all that is about to change. Administration, parents and staff have come together to stretch ...

$10,381 grant supports new Piano Lab at WAHS

Education

A new opportunity this year will work to broaden student reach in the Williamsport Area High School’s music program, thanks to grant funding provided in part by the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF). A $10,381 grant from WASDEF’s Violet Compton Estate Fund is ...

Penn College recognizes professor, alumni at Summer Commencement

Education

At Pennsylvania College of Technology’s summer commencement ceremony, students received their degrees and faculty and alumni were recognized and also received Excellence of Teaching Award and a Mentorship Award. Excellence in Teaching An Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to a ...

Penn College graduates presented with awards

Education

Pennsylvania College of Technology presented student achievement awards to its Summer 2019 graduates. A commencement ceremony was held at the Community Arts Center. JoAnne Mary Bastian, Williamsport — UPMC Susquehanna Program Award for Radiography. Mark Alan Blanchard II, Watsontown — ...

Local Lycoming College alumnus awarded $8,500 for medical school

Education

Lycoming College alumnus Zachary High ‘18, a biology and Spanish major from Lock Haven, was named a Phi Kappa Phi Fellow, and awarded an $8,500 scholarship to help to defray tuition costs as he pursues a medical degree at Penn State College of Medicine in 2020. Phi Kappa Phi honor society ...

New electrical constructions added to majors

Education

Pennsylvania College of Technology is introducing a new path for career success in the electrical field. Applications are being accepted for the electrical construction associate degree, which will begin in Fall 2020. The degree reflects the college’s time-honored commitment of adjusting ...

Montoursville graduate named Ashbrook scholar

Education

ASHLAND, OHIO — Benjamin Watts, a recent graduate of Montoursville Area High School, has been selected to be an Ashbrook Scholar, according to an announcement made by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University. The top-rated academic program, which focuses on politics, history and economics, ...

Clean Water Institute presents at Society for Freshwater Science

Education

Two representatives of Lycoming College Clean Water Institute (CWI) recently traveled to the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) annual meeting in Salt Lake City to present research and hear about the state of the science in freshwater ecology. The Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) is an ...