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Shootout aims to raise another $50,000

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The fifth annual Shootout at Little Harbor, 7190 Dam Run Road, is happening from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday near Salladasburg. With 40 teams of five people participating, founder Daniel Roupp will have his hands full with competitors and visitors from across the state and beyond. “We have ...

Tree knocks out power to retirement community

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Both the Williamsport Home Apartments and facility’s skilled-nursing unit at 1900 Ravine Road in Loyalsock Township were forced to use their gas-powered back up generators for several hours after this tree fell on Ravine Road, south of the complex, about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday. The downed tree ...

City settles with former employee

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The city has settled a civil lawsuit with a former finance clerk at River Valley Transit who alleged she was exposed to repeated racism. Shenique Coates will receive $48,000, which covers pay and attorney fees, following her filing the suit in U.S. Middle District Court last August, said ...

Resurfacing project to continue through early August

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A resurfacing project on West Fourth Street from Memorial Park to Seventh Avenue is expected to continue through early August. The contractor began about a week ago with base repairs, joint repairs, paving and new pavement markings throughout the project limits, said David Thompson, a spokesman ...

School district approves budget with tax increase

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The Williamsport Area School Board voted 7-0 to approve its 2019-20 budget with a .39 mill tax increase Tuesday, lifting its total millage from 16.50 to 16.89. Board members Adam Welteroth and Patrick Dison were absent. The increase, which is below the Act 1 index of 3.2 percent, translates ...

Reminiscence

Letters

Dateline: June 6, 2019 — “School board mulls tax hike.” Oh how I remember back when the Williamsport Area School Board was taken over by the citizen group “Quest” (Quality education — sane taxation) and the year after year tax increases of the previous board not only stopped but ...

Teen injured in crash

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Ashley Houser, 18, of Williamsport, was treated at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center for leg injuries she suffered when her car and an SUV driven by Dawson Sechrist, of Cogan Station, collided in the 2000 block of Lycoming Creek Road about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Old ...

County Commissioners question high youth placement costs

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Lycoming County is slated to spend $51,200 per month on seven juveniles placed under court order at a residential treatment facility for their violent crimes and felony charges. Commissioners questioned the cost Tuesday. Efficiency and results should be looked into at George Junior Republic, ...

Patriotism

Letters

A few years ago, my wife and I took a week-long bicycle trip through Normandy, France. The highlight of the trip was the experience of touring the various WWII memorials, beaches, Point du Hoc, and museums. But what stood out the most for me was the truly moving experience of walking the ...

Commissioners debate live-streaming, transparency in HR

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Lycoming County commissioners are split over the need for transparency concerning the hiring and opening of positions, as well as live-streaming meetings, Tuesday. Commissioner Jack McKernan questioned if human resources officials should attend meetings at all, and despite several public ...

Miss Millville wins 2019 Laurel Queen crown

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Allison Diehl, a junior representing Millville Area Junior Senior High School, was crowned the 2019 Pennsylvania State Laurel Queen during the Saturday coronation ceremony in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main St. in Wellsboro. She was awarded a ...

Family services moves to ‘an office to be proud of’

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Lycoming County Courthouse officials marked the first of several renovations with a Monday ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the family service department’s office. Judges promised increased efficiency and service. Now on the fourth floor, Judge Dudley Anderson ...

Toomey wades into fight over $100M private schools bill

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HARRISBURG (AP) — U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey waded into a budget fight in Pennsylvania on Monday over substantially expanding state taxpayer support for private and religious schools that is stoking pushback from public school advocates. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to veto the measure, ...

Keller releases office sites

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Newly elected U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Middleburg, has announced the opening of his Washington, D.C. office and his district offices in Williamsport, Selinsgrove and Tunkhannock. Keller’s offices, including the Williamsport site, are in the same location as those of his former Congressman ...

The Electoral College

Letters

This letter is in regard to the column, “The Electoral College—under attack—must survive,” of June 2. The premise of the column — that without the Electoral College presidential candidates would only visit certain parts of the country — ignores an essential fact: they do that ...

Elevator inspection and bid process in play

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The elevator at City Hall has been inspected by a third-party contractor as the city awaits a bid to modify it to be returned. The inspection stamp, marked June 11, has been surpassed, said Adam Winder, general manager of city streets and parks department. The elevator is safe to use but it ...

Waves of showers expected to batter the region

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Batten down the hatches. Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms and localized flash flooding are possible Monday and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in State College. And it doesn’t end any time soon, with a 50 percent chance of rain for the next eight to 14 ...

A husband’s passion lives on in McElhattan

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McELHATTAN – Wayne Township was “dry” until 2018. Now it has its own winery. Oregon Hill Winery Inc., of Morris in Lycoming County, held a soft opening for their first expansion in McElhattan at the Shoemaker Estate, 67 Reservoir Road. The winery is owned by Karon Swendrowski and ...