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Area firefighters battle western blazes

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Local resident Sam Raisch is among seven people from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry, District 16, at Wellsboro, aiding in efforts to contain wildfires in the western part of the country. According to his mother, Shirley Raisch, her son already has been ...

2 charged in Tioga County

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TIOGA — Two people recently were charged in Tioga County court. They are: • Gary Lynn Gerow, 30, of Blossburg; Blossburg police; terroristic threats, failure to carry proper vehicle insurance or registration and speeding Sunday for allegedly telling an officer during a traffic stop that ...

Flash flood takes out bridge in Sullivan County

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FORKSVILLE — Water from two local creeks rose so quickly Tuesday night that residents along Millview Park Lane became stranded when an area bridge washed away. The flooding began around 7 p.m. and calls for assistance started coming in around 7:30 p.m. from homeowners in that area, ...

7 sentenced in Tioga County

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WELLSBORO — Seven individuals recently were sentenced in Tioga County courts. They are as follows: Sentenced to county prison: • Jessica A. Bennett, 25, of Osceola, six months, $614 restitution and a $100 fine for forgery. Sentenced to intermediate punishment: • Leonard D. ...

Board member resigns from Williamsport district

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The Williamsport Area School Board took action on personnel issues and other items, including the resignation of a school director during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. School board president Lori Baer announced that the board was accepting the resignation of Spencer ...

Newberry locals give former mayor earful over portable stage idea

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Former Mayor Phillip E. Preziosi heard a mixture of responses from some of the 40 individuals who packed the Newberry Lions Club building to hear about his plans for adding “quality of life” to the park named after Preziosi for his years of service. Residents sounded-off about ...

Loyalsock School Board board OKs personnel changes

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Loyalsock Township School Board approved a number of personnel changes including the hiring of a temporary third grade elementary school teacher during a meeting Wednesday night. Megan Kerstetter, a Mansfield University graduate and current substitute teacher at Donald E. Schick Elementary, ...

Joel Garrison Day offers games, fun for local children

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The annual Joel G. Garrison Children’s Day will offer a day of games and treats for local children from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Memorial Park. Besides games, the event will feature bounce houses, face painting, refreshments and swimming at Splash Cove, said Jessie Novinger, city recreation ...

2nd man pleads guilty to hazing in Penn St. frat death case

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BELLEFONTE (AP) — A former Penn State fraternity member pleaded guilty Wednesday to two misdemeanor charges filed as a result of a pledge’s death after a night of drinking and hazing last year. Joseph G. Ems Jr. pleaded guilty to hazing and an alcohol offense and was scheduled for ...

Wolf-Fetterman an extreme Left ticket

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With John Fetterman an avowed socialist now the running mate of incumbent Gov. Tom Wolf, The Huffington Post has dubbed Wolf "the most liberal governor in America". That means state Democrats are running the most extreme Left-Wing ticket they have ever nominated in Pennsylvania. During a ...

Appreciating city streets and parks workers

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I want to commend the city Street and Parks workers again for the hard work and long hours they have spent so far with dealing with the rain, and with more to come. I see all they do at Grafius Run, especially on Highland Terrace side, notably with the boulder that took out part of the ...

Family-run farm touted for conservation achievements

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COGAN STATION — Dozens of people recently took the road less traveled to visit a beef cattle farm using agricultural best management practices to keep its animals and the surrounding environment healthy. Ted and Tracey Barbour offered a tour of their family farm Monday evening in Cogan ...

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: MONDAY 12:14 a.m., criminal mischief, 1300 block of Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore. 1:34 a.m., fight, 200 block of Ashler Manor Drive, Muncy. 3:35 a.m., ...

Study: Negative social media causes ‘depressive symptoms’

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Likes, comments and shares can boost one’s morale on social media and communication with friends, family and followers is changing people’s experiences with one another through digital platforms. However, according to a study at Pitt Health Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh, ...

Kids, adults prove too connected to social platforms

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From teenagers to adults, people of all ages are communicating with friends and family on social media platforms, but it’s how they interact that can impact their lifestyles. Having information available at your fingertips is useful when you need it, but college students’ online presence ...

City distributing survey on damage from Grafius Run

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City officials have begun to distribute a survey door-to-door asking residents for damage assessments caused by Grafius Run floods over the past 10 years. A previously planned public outreach meeting has been cancelled in favor of the neighborhood distribution, said Chelsea Myers, city ...

A break in rain ahead after another stormy week in area

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“There is a light at the end of the tunnel,” according to John Banghoff, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College, as the chance of showers and thunderstorms diminishes as the week progresses. After the steady rains of the past week, only a trace of rain was ...

Biggest blaze in California history rages on

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LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters struggled against rugged terrain, high winds and an August heat wave Tuesday to slow the spread of the biggest wildfire ever recorded in California, an inferno that exploded to be nearly the size of Los Angeles in just 11 days. The 450-square-mile ...