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A true emergency

Letters

The national security and humanitarian crisis at the southern U.S. border has been an ongoing national emergency for the past three decades since President Ronald Reagan could not impose real border security in exchange for a mass amnesty he arranged with a Democrat controlled Congress at the ...

Speak up, America

Letters

President Trump had a great message for America in his State of the Union Speech. He wasn’t just talking to his party. He was asking for unity from both parties to resolve differences and do what is best for our country. But no matter what he said, the Democrats did not want to hear it. ...

Wake Up, America!

Letters

Our country is divided just as before the Civil War. Those who were against slavery and those who were for it. Today it is unborn babies who have no rights. There is no denying that with the ultrasound, a baby’s heart beats at 24 days after conception, has brain waves at 43 days, and is ...

60th annual Home Show set in motion, continues today

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The excitement was palpable inside and outside the Keiper Recreation Center at Lycoming College on Friday afternoon. It was just about time for the doors to open for the 60th annual West Branch Susquehanna Builders Association Home Show. The line of people waiting to get inside was growing ...

Motorist crashes, dies early Friday

Police Fire and Court

WATERVILLE – A 47-year-old man from western part of the state was killed early Friday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Little Pine Creek Road, about five miles north of here, according to state police. Brian Roberts, 47, of Carmichaels, Greene County, was pronounced dead at the scene ...

New public defender for Clinton County

Police Fire and Court

LOCK HAVEN — Patrick Johnson will be stepping into the Clinton County Public Defender position recently vacanted by Thom Rosamilia. The Clinton County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Johnson on Thursday night, which will be effective March 12, 2019, at an annual salary of ...

Drug trafficking indictments include city suspect

Police Fire and Court

A city man was among more than 17 indicted this week on charges of allegedly bringing drugs into central Pennsylvania from Puerto Rico. Ariel Diaz, 33, formerly of the 1500 block of Scott Street, was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more ...

Investigators study cause of barn fire

Police Fire and Court

MONTGOMERY – A state police fire marshal will visit the ruins of a barn at John Shrimp’s farm on Cemetery Hill Road as the investigation into the cause of Thursday’s multiple-alarm blaze continues. The Clinton Township volunteer firefighter who was taken from the scene in an ...

Drug trafficking indictments include city suspect

Police Fire and Court

A city man was among more than 17 indicted this week on charges of allegedly bringing drugs into central Pennsylvania from Puerto Rico. Ariel Diaz, 33, formerly of the 1500 block of Scott Street, was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more ...

Religion: Faith and Families Area Briefs

Religion

Hepburn-Lycoming Ministerium plans services “Preparing Hearts for Easter” is the theme for a series of Lenten community services being hosted by the Hepburn-Lycoming Ministerium. The services are held on Sundays at 4 p.m., March 17, 24, 31 and April 7 at Calvary Church of the Nazarene, ...

As levee costs grow, next stage includes state funding

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City Council approved $61,400 to pay Wood, an engineering firm, to continue the recertification and repair of the levee Thursday night. “Our city has $100,000 set aside for the levee,” said Councilwoman Bonnie Katz, chairwoman of public works committee. The city has been working on this ...

Investigators study fire cause

Police Fire and Court

MONTGOMERY – A state police fire marshal will visit the ruins of a barn at John Shrimp’s farm on Cemetery Hill Road as the investigation into the cause of Thursday’s multiple-alarm blaze continues. The Clinton Township volunteer firefighter who was taken from the scene in an ...

Motorist crashes, dies early Friday

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WATERVILLE – A 47-year-old man from western part of the state was killed early Friday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Little Pine Creek Road, about five miles north of here, according to state police. Brian Roberts, 47, of Carmichaels, Greene County, was pronounced dead at the scene ...

8 get probation in Lycoming County Court

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Eight people were recently sentenced in Lycoming County Court. Eight were sentenced to probation. They were: • Hunter June, 20, of Liberty, 24 months for simple assault. • Rjay Jenious, 38, of Williamsport, six months, $200 fine, drug & alcohol assessment, and 25 hours community ...

New public defender for Clinton County

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LOCK HAVEN — Patrick Johnson will be stepping into the Clinton County Public Defender position recently vacanted by Thom Rosamilia. The Clinton County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Johnson on Thursday night, which will be effective March 12, 2019, at an annual salary of ...

2 sentenced in Tioga County

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WELLSBORO —2 individuals recently were sentenced in Tioga County Court. Sentenced to intermediate punishment were: • Anibal Rodriquez, 40, of Blossburg, two years and a $100 fine for simple assault. • Jerome W. Hodder II, 30, of Blossburg, six months, $5,155 restitution and a $1,000 ...

Delighted

Letters

Just wanted to let you know what a delight Sunday's paper was. Sections were finally A thru G complete, paper quality and picture colors were much improved! It was good to see someone finally got things together. Keep up the fantastic job! Linda Bowen Williamsport Submitted by Virtual ...

Protecting accountability

Letters

A recent Sun-Gazette editorial rightly lamented the power of lobbyists whose monetary contributions to political campaigns give those donors ”front row” influence over legislators, and relegate popular needs to the “back row.” However, the proposal to address this by amending the ...

Lamar Lighthouse Camp Raises Funds for new Tabernacle building

Religion

LAMAR – It was at the end of February this year that the members of the Lamar Lighthouse Camp had to bid farewell to a building that stood on its property for over seven decades. Previously, it had been a part of Montoursville history when Indian Park was once called Starr Island Amusement ...