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Disingenuous

Letters

As a 1985 graduate of Lock Haven University and a product of both the exceptional Journalism program and running programs at LHUP, I am more than concerned at the disingenuous way in which the fiscal issues with the University are being portrayed by the president and vice president and how ...

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Amid six trucks that were donated in the past year, FedEx Freight representatives and Penn College faculty gather outside the Schneebeli Earth Science Center to share career advice with diesel technology students.

Penn College announces donation of vehicles by FedEx Freight

Education

Five trucks – four Volvos and a Kenworth, all in the 2003-08 model-year range – have been added to the instructional fleet in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s diesel equipment technology program through ongoing support from FedEx Freight. “The donation of these additional trucks ...

SCLAFANI

Lycoming College alumni to speak about passion as the key to success

Education

Lycoming College alumnus Robert Sclafani ’78, founding member and co-owner of Multi Image Group (MIG), will speak about his leadership, passion and personal values on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall, at the corner of Basin and Fourth Streets. The event is free and open ...

Doerksen

Mansfield professor has two articles published

Education

MANSFIELD — Teri Doerksen, professor of English at Mansfield University, has had two articles published in peer reviewed publications. Her article “A National Bildungsroman: Didacticism and National Identity in Mary Brunton’s Discipline and Susan Edmonstone Ferrier’s Marriage” has ...

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Williamsport Area High School PMEA District 8 participants.

20 WAHS students perform, 11 advance in PMEA orchestra

Education

Twenty Williamsport Area High School students participated in last weekend’s Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s District 8 Orchestra at Loyalsock Township High School, 11 of whom will advance to the regional level. The students were admitted to the orchestra through a competitive ...

In the Schools

Education

Adobe software classes scheduled at Penn College Instruction in two of Adobe Systems’ creative software programs will be offered this spring through Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology. An Adobe Illustrator class will be held from 9 a.m. to ...

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Representatives of First National Bank present a $10,000 gift that will support two innovative educational programs offered by Penn College for high school students. From left are FNB’s Don Breon, assistant vice president/treasury management; Dan Hooper, market manager/vice president; and Peter Bower, team leader/vice president; with Elizabeth A. Biddle, the college’s director of corporate relations.

First National Bank gives $10,000 to programs for high schoolers

Education

First National Bank representatives recently delivered a $10,000 gift to Pennsylvania College of Technology to help support its SMART Girls and Penn College NOW programs, innovative offerings that benefit hundreds of high schoolers. SMART Girls is a summer camp on the Penn College campus for ...

Upcoming kindergarten and pre-k registrations

Education

Montoursville Montoursville Area School District’s kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year will be held for children 5 years old before Sept. 1 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Lyter Elementary School, 900 Spruce St., Montoursville. Attendees should report ...

PSECU increases scholarship support fund for Mansfield students

Education

MANSFIELD — The Pennsyl­vania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) supported Mansfield University students with $8,000 to the PSECU Scholarship Fund on Feb. 6. That is an increase of $4,500 from last year. PSECU Director of University Development Mike Verotsky, PSECU University Development ...

Area college graduates

Education

Bloomsburg University WILLIAMSPORT — Brandon X Diep, bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting and finance; Nicholas Means, bachelor’s degree in English; Jeffrey W. Payton, bachelor’s degree in criminal justice; Allison R. Phillips, bachelor’s degree in communication ...

VFW names 2017 spring scholarship recipients

Education

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars has announced the selection of 135 student veterans as VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” recipients for the 2017 spring semester. The program, in its fourth year, will distribute more than $600,000 in scholarships to help student ...

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Elizabeth A. Biddle, left, director of corporate relations for Penn College, accepts a gift of $25,000 from Ann Blaskiewicz, community relations manager north for UGI Utilities. The gift supports the college Penn College NOW and SMART Girls programs, both of which promote technology education for high school students.

UGI’s $25,000 gift supports programs for high schoolers

Education

Pennsylvania College of Technology is the recent recipient of a $25,000 gift from UGI Utilities Inc. that will benefit innovative programs that serve hundreds of high school students. The donation will help support the college’s Penn College NOW dual-enrollment program and its SMART Girls ...

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Fran Hendricks, Mansfield University president, left, presents the Presidential Coin for Excellence to Ada Mae Saxton.

MU Presidential Coin for Excellence awarded to Ada Mae Saxton

Education

MANSFIELD — Longtime Trustee and Mansfield alumna Ada Mae Saxton was awarded the Mansfield University Presidential Coin for Excellence by President Fran Hendricks on February 3. Saxton of Harrisburg, a 1953 Mansfield graduate, served on the Council of Trustees from 1997 until retiring from ...

Jersey Shore FBLA has 73 state qualifiers

Education

Jersey Shore Future Business Leaders of America had a record-breaking year at the Region 7 Leadership Conference held at Pennsylvania College of Technology Jan. 4. A total of 175 Jersey Shore FBLA members competed against approximately 850 students from 18 schools across Region 7. A total of 73 ...

Area students named to honor roll

Education

Jersey Shore Area High School Second marking period DISTINGUISHED HONOR ROLL Grade 9 — Sarah Elizabeth Alexander, Leighanna Beth Allen, Gabrielle Alexis Bellomo, Dylan Mikel Berguson, Kathrine Louise Brewer, Mackenzie Lynn Brooks, Norene Elizabeth Brown, Wyatt Elisah Buss, Alec Nathan ...

Convicted cop asks for pension

Top News

A pension forfeiture hearing will be set by the city Police Pension Board for former city police officer Thomas H. Ungard Jr., who was convicted of tampering with public records and obstruction of justice while he was a city officer. Under the state Pension Forfeiture Act, if a conviction ...

Unwavering trust

Religion

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and never rely on what you think you know …”Proverbs 3:5-6 (GLT) Beloved, the good news is that Jesus knows where you are and He understands all that you face. When He asks us to trust Him emphatically, that is because He also had to trust His ...

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Hugheville attorney and county judge candidate Mary Kilgus stands with her daughter and fellow attorney, Schawnne Kilgus, right, at a news conference in front of the Lycoming County Courthouse Friday morning.

Candidate calls investigation ‘attempt to discredit’ her

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Judge candidate, Mary Kilgus, called out her opponent District Attorney Eric R. Linhardt for a “witch hunt” investigation into her office. Standing on the front steps of the Lycoming County Courthouse, which houses Linhardt’s office, Kilgus accused him of launching an investigation ...

Council backs pursuit of grant for Park Avenue

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City Council has authorized the administration to pursue a $30,000 grant from the state Department of Community and Economic Development as part of a plan to redevelop Park Avenue between Hepburn and Campbell streets. The city has invested $25,000, UPMC Susquehanna has committed $25,000 and ...