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Donors honored at 4th annual Lifetime Achievement celebration

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Out of appreciation for their many contributions, hard work and constant dedication over the years to local health care, many community members were honored during the Susquehanna Health Foundation’s fourth annual Lifetime Achievement Awards Celebration at DiSalvo’s Friday ...

2 injured in crash near hospital

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The woman driving this Ford Taurus lost control of the vehicle when she had a seizure as she was traveling east on High Street in front of the UPMC Susquehanna Willliamsport Regional Medical Center about 8 p.m. Friday, city police said. The car went off the road, struck a tree, a utility pole ...

Local father retires after 40 years at parish he helped build

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For nearly 40 years, Father Daniel C. Kovalak served at Holy Cross Orthodox Church, his first parish to serve as a priest, and a structure he built with his own hands. He will have his last service in the area on Sunday and officially retires on Monday. Kovalak graduated from the seminary ...

Economy task force to address Lycoming Mall at first meeting

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The new Economic Development Task Force will hold its first meeting, focusing on reuse of vacancies in and around the Lycoming Mall, on Wednesday, Kurt Hausammann Jr., director of Lycoming County planning, told the county planning commission Thursday. “The last anchor store announced its ...

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: THURSDAY 3:47 a.m., harassment, 1900 block of Route 405, Muncy. 7:22 a.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, 16000 block of Route 180 East, Muncy. 8:55 a.m., ...

Bingo event to raise money for local church’s roof repair

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Evelyn Free and daughter Diane Stine are hosting Designer Bag Bingo in hopes to raise money for a local church’s roof. The Episcopal Church of Our Savior, at 31 N. Loyalsock Ave., Montoursville, has a 50-year-old roof in need of replacing. The bingo event will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday. ...

Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest one since Parkland

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SANTA FE, Texas — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation’s deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for ...

Local veteran honored for 70-year membership at American Legion

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“Humble” and “kind” Al Brown, a Williamsport Home Apartments resident, was honored recently with a certificate commemorating his 70 years as a member of the American Legion. “For a man getting ready to turn 93, he’s pretty spry,” David Weakland, who presented the certificate, ...

Airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba, 3 said to survive

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HAVANA — A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after taking off from the Havana airport Friday, leaving three survivors in Cuba’s worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials said. The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a short ...

South Side development pulled after zoning issues are raised

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ate developer to purchase land for two new businesses in South Williamsport were canceled amid zoning issues. Gabriel Hutchinson, Hutchinson Realty Development vice president, spoke to the South Williamsport Borough Council this week about a project to purchase Williamsport Seventh-Day ...

Voter Services begins official count

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Lycoming County Voter Services personnel will be busy into next week going over ballots cast in the recent primary election. It’s all part of the official count process required by law. “We redo the election process for accuracy,” said Forest Lehman, director of county Voter Services. ...

Stage set for Middle East catastrophe

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The stage is once again set for catastrophic events in the Middle East. Imagine the scenario in which an unstable "leader of the Free World" – a man who several years ago probably had no idea even which powers had been U.S. co-signatories in the "Iran nuclear deal" of 2015 – has now ...

Counties, partners show support for mental health care

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When Richard Simpson, acting sergeant for the Lock Haven Police Department, recently received a call about a suicidal man expressing wishes to harm himself and others, several outcomes were possible. Someone could have gotten hurt or worse, and that suicidal man could have been arrested and ...

Woman sentenced for starving 3-month-old baby

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A mother charged with endangering the wellfare of her child was sentenced to county prison this week after the county’s children and youth office took her malnourished 3-month-old baby into emergency custody. Marissa L. Smith, 23, of Lewistown, received 12 months, less one day, to 24 ...

Hope, STEP partner while preschool to shuts doors

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With the closing of preschool services at its Edwin Street and Lycoming College locations, Hope Enterprises has announced a partnership with STEP, Inc., to offer Head Start classes at the Edwin Street site beginning in August. Noting that it was a business decision, Rob Labatch, president of ...

Jersey Shore school board considers teacher furloughs

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JERSEY SHORE — A list of potential positions that would be eliminated in order to bring a deficit-ridden budget under control was outlined for the Jersey Shore Area School board Thursday night. Facing a deficit of over $1.4 million, the board listed potential furloughs throughout the ...

Dryer fire causes evacuation at Econo Lodge

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Guests and staff safely evacuated the Econo Lodge, 2019 E. Third St., in Loyalsock Township about 11 a.m. Thursday when a commercial dryer in the basement caught fire, according to township fire officials. The fire was discovered by an employee who was credited with alerting other employees, ...

Group seeks an end to backroom deals that lead to gerrymandering

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David Thornburgh believes a political system rife with the backroom deals and partisanship that leads to gerrymandering needs fixed. And, he believes the best way of doing it is to allow the people to get the ball rolling. Draw The Lines is a grassroots group created to come up with its own ...

Tractor trailer crashes into pole

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LAIRDSVILLE — A truck driver escaped injury when his tractor-trailer truck, carrying a bulldozer, crashed into a utility pole on Bald Eagle Road, just off of Route 118, two miles east of here, about 5:15 p.m. Thursday, according to fire officials. Some utility lines came down, cutting off ...