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The noble thing to do

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I am an organ donor, and have been since my early 20's (I'm now 84). When I first signed up I had to have my signature witnessed, so I asked my co-worker to witness it for me. He looked at me and said: "Are you crazy? How do you know it won't hurt?" About a year later, I was ...

Who are they?

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After listening to Democrats and their followers, I believe they have turned into the party of Anarchists and Communists. Charles Ardell South Williamsport

County facility dog to raise money for Philly non-profit

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Lycoming County Courthouse’s facility dog and his handler will be taking a trip to Philadelphia this week to raise money for the non-profit that donated him to the county. Last May, Jerri Rook, executive secretary for Judge Joy Reynolds McCoy, took a free two-week training program with ...

Judge denies AG seizure of Independent’s assets

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The Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas denied a petition from the state to involuntarily dismiss South Williamsport’s Independent Fire Co. No. 1 and give its assets to other fire companies in the area. The order, given recently by President Judge Nancy L. Butts, will give the company the ...

Health centers awarded $611K

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Nearly 40 health centers statewide recently were awarded a combined total of $11 million to respond to the opioid crisis in their respective communities, including Susquehanna Community Health and Dental Clinic Inc., best known as River Valley Health and Dental on Hepburn Street, and North Penn ...

State House votes end to district judge re-election petition rules

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HARRSIBURG — Pennsylvania lawmakers voted Wednesday to repeal the requirement that incumbent district judges must collect signatures when running for re-election, a measure prompted by security concerns. The House voted 128-65 to eliminate the need for sitting district judges to collect 100 ...

Hurricane Michael slams into Florida, charges into Southeast

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive charge inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental ...

Streets and parks grant matters on council agenda

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City Council looks at several grant-related matters tonight that are designed to rebuild streets across the city and continue the restoration of Way’s Garden. Among the topics for the council to tackle is a request of a reimbursement of $798,000 from the state Department of Transportation ...

Leaf collection to begin in city

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The city streets and parks department will begin its fall leaf collection Oct. 29, city officials said. “Leaf pickup will continue, weather permitting, into December,” said Adam Winder, department general manager. Residents should place leaves along the curb line of the main streets and ...

Much-need work zone safety bill

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Thanks for the strong support of Sen. Yaw and state Reps. Everett and Wheeland, along with the rest of the state Senate and House. For the passage of the Highway Work Zone Safety bill. This bill, when signed into law by the governor, will permit the use of speed cameras in work zones on the ...

Oppose health care proposal

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Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to put forth a socialist agenda for American citizens. Our healthcare system has enough problems as a result of Obamacare, but Sen. Sanders wants to go even further and have us adopt a single payer system or socialized medicine. In single-payer healthcare or ...

South Side reverses assessment appeals policy

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The South Williamsport Area School Board voted 6-2 Tuesday night to upend a policy adopted in May to appeal the assessed values of some properties sold in the school district in the past three years — but first, the board members listened. The now-former policy recorded property sales in ...

Police: Teen flips car after hot coffee spill

Police Fire and Court

The teenage driver of this Suzuki lost control of the car when she accidentally spilled coffee as she was pulling out of a business in the 1900 of East Third Street about 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to investigators. State police did not release her name because she was under 18. She was not ...

City school district approves new board member

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The Williamsport Area School Board approved city resident Barbara Reeves as its newest member at a special meeting Tuesday. Reeves, who has lived in the Susquehanna Valley for 22 years and Williamsport for 12, was one of three people who were interviewed for the position. Barbara Smith and ...

Body of 84-year-old lost hunter found in Sullivan County

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LOPEZ — The 84-year-old Luzerne County hunter missing since last week was found dead late Monday afternoon in some dense woods by a search team, according to Sullivan County Coroner Wendy Hastings. The death of Walter Booth, of Courtdale, has been ruled “accidental,” adding that the man ...

Lycoming County radio system overhaul estimated at $7.4M

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Lycoming County officials have hinted at overhauling its public safety communication system on various occasions over the past year. On Tuesday morning, the commissioners heard a presentation from Michael McGrady, president of MCM Consulting Group, detailing that a study lasting longer than ...

15 charged with various crimes in Lycoming County

Police Fire and Court

Fifteen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Larry Willits Jr., 52, of 2273 Mosser Ave.; city police; manufacturing of marijuana for allegedly growing nine marijuana plants in his ...

Employees fall for phishing scam test email

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Lycoming County Commissioner Tony Mussare reminded county employees and community members alike to be wary of the emails they choose to open. The information services department recently sent out a phishing scam test email to see whether county employees might be susceptible to opening ...

Countywide police activities

Police Fire and Court

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: MONDAY: 12:26 a.m., disturbance, 100 block of Boak Avenue, Wolf Township. 6:57 a.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, 400 block of Alexander Drive, Brady ...