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Redistricting causes delays as primary day looms

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With the state Legislature appearing to consider appealing the state Supreme Court’s decision to redistrict Pennsylvania, continued delays may cause logistical problems for upcoming elections, Forrest K. Lehman, director of Lycoming County Voter Services, told the commissioners during a Board ...

Florida shooting inspires county leaders to act

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In the aftermath of the Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland, Florida, and many other violent attacks nationwide in recent years, preventative efforts are on the Lycoming County commissioners’ minds. Commissioners Jack McKernan and Tony Mussare invited discussion on the matter during ...

Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

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PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but within hours the gun-friendly Legislature had effectively halted any possibility of banning assault-style rifles like the one ...

Pavilion next on list for Way’s Garden upgrade

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Picture — at the restored Way’s Garden — a timber-framed pavilion holding the Repasz band on a early fall day. The band has about 150 spectators gathered around on the event lawn in front of it. That’s what Bob Esposito, Way’s Garden Commission chairman, and others on that body ...

City investigating report of possible sewage leak in Brandon Park

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Conversation became heated Tuesday night during a Brandon Park Commission meeting after a board member claimed there could be a sewage leak in the park. Officials later said the board member, David Myers, a park foreman, had failed to go through the proper avenues to claim such a problem and ...

Republican Lincoln Day Dinner set for Saturday

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The 24th annual Lycoming County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner will be held Saturday at the Genetti Hotel, 200 W. Fourth St. Various public officials will be on hand, including U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Cogan Station; state Reps. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, and Jeff Wheeland, R-Loyalsock Township; ...

School closings

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All these school closings in Pennsylvania because school boards say they don’t have enough money to pay our teachers. These teachers, who teach our kids the 3 R’s are needed to teach our kids the basics needed to get through life. There is always money to build sports stadiums and bus ...

DACA

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With all the people rioting, looting, destroying, then there are the marchers, the rebels against the government. Then the government acting like spoiled brats and having to shut down — real mature both sides. It’s not about you. It is what is best for our country and the people. Why is ...

Montgomery crash victims IDed, 1 still critical

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MONTGOMERY— Police have released the names of two drivers injured in a collision between a car and a tractor trailer on Saturday. Kimberly Morrison, 57, is in critical condition at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville after her car and a tractor trailer driven by Lacy Gagne, 31, of ...

Police charge 18 area people

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Eighteen people have been charged by area police with various criminal offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Captured Lycoming County Pre-release Center inmate Gwen Marie Williams, 43, formerly of Shunk and Dushore; Montoursville police; possession of heroin and ...

Lycoming County seeks millions in grants for levee

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Lycoming County officials are hopeful they can get funding for much of the cost of repairing the levee to make it certified. Estimates of up to $12 million have been given by engineers to repair the levee, according to Fran McJunkin, a spokeswoman with the county Department of Planning and ...

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: SUNDAY 1:29 a.m., intoxicated person, West Third and William streets, Williamsport. 2:58 a.m., intoxicated person, 1600 block of Dewey Avenue, Old Lycoming ...

The court overturned the existing boundaries in a gerrymandering case.

State’s new congressional map could boost Democrats

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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s high court issued a new congressional district map for the state’s 2018 elections on Monday, potentially giving Democrats a boost in their quest to capture control of the U.S. House unless Republicans can to stop it in federal court. The map of ...

Baker accepts presidential appointment

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WELLSBORO — State Rep. Matt Baker, R-Wellsboro, resigned from the House of Representatives Monday to accept a federal position. Baker announced earlier this month that he would not seek re-election to his 68th House seat, but remained mum about his future plans. “It is with great sadness ...

School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers

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PARKLAND, Fla. — The deadly shooting at a Florida high school has put pressure on the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws in a state that has resisted restrictions on firearms for decades, lawmakers said Monday. The legislative ...

Muncy school board updated on renovation plans

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MUNCY — The construction manager and architect handling Muncy’s construction and renovation projects met earlier this month and are in the preliminary phases of permitting. The school board was updated on the recent movement on the project at its meeting Monday. The board hired ...

State of Union editorial appreciated

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I want to tell you of my appreciation for the editorial in the Feb. 1 edition entitled "State of the Union: Positive----". No matter how far "left" people might be, they should be ashamed of the behavior of some of the "lefties" at the State of the Union address. It was absurd, shameful and ...

Solving the problem

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I see that Feb. 5 there were 21 people charged by police. Hurrah for them, but 10 of those were for drugs! Shows that there is a real problem here, doesn't it? Then after reading on further, I see that charges were dropped for drugs in several other cases. Now what isn't right about that? ...

Democrats are Americans

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So there’s another letter stating what a Democrat is from someone who supports right wing beliefs. It would be so easy to take a cheap shot at this type of attack but the truth is Democrats are Americans. Nothing more, nothing less. We are Americans. Each and every one of us. Charles M. ...