John Dorin, left, shakes hands with Bill Dorman, right, as Gene Otterbein, center, looks on as they wish Dorin well in retirement after serving as Montoursville's mayor for the last 40 years at Dorin's retirement celebration at the Our Lady of Lourdes Banquet Hall, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville, on Sunday.

Longtime mayor honored for years of service

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The celebration was local but the plaudits, the praise came from all across the state Sunday for John Dorin, who put his considerable stamp on Montoursville as a mayor for many years. Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Montoursville was the setting that brought friends, family, supporters and ...


Limestone Township crash sends 1 to Geisinger

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One person was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on the 1600 block of Middle Road in Limestone Township late Sunday afternoon. The victim was transported by emergency personnel from the crash scene to a field adjacent to Nippenose Valley Nursing Home where Geisinger medical helicopter ...


Picture Rocks man hailed as 1912 Olympian, won gold medal

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PICTURE ROCKS — Thanks to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, sports lovers and U.S. patriots are asking, “Can our guys beat the other guys?” Back in 1912, folks in Lycoming County were rooting for one of their own — a man by the name of Warren A. Sprout. Very little ...

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 12:38 a.m., disturbance, 1600 block of West Fourth Street, Williamsport. 2:54 a.m., disturbance, 200 block of Hughes Street, Williamsport. 3:55 ...

Trump claims indictment proves ‘no collusion’

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has consistently pushed back against the idea of Russia meddling in the election that put him in power, dismissing that claim as a hoax and an affront to the legitimacy of his victory. Now, in a 37-page indictment Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller ...

Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — As the nation mourned, President Donald Trump kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate, instead raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to ...

Legislative Tally: US House OKs ADA education bill

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Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • The House voted 225-192 in favor of the ADA Education and Reform Act. Voting yes was U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Cogan Station. Voting no was Glenn Thompson, R-Howard. • The House voted ...

Pennsylvania’s gas tax


A reader wrote in the Feb. 3 edition about Pennsylvanians paying 12 cents per gallon for a of gas. I just wanted him to know Pennsylvania has the highest tax per gallon on gasoline in the country. It is 50.4 cents a gallon we are taxed not twelve. Now you can really imagine, what is ...

Shameful act by Democrats


Concerning President Trump's state of the union address, the obvious failure of the Washington Democrats to stand and honor the parents of their two black teenage daughters killed by MS13 was shameful and insulting to America. This disgraceful lack of respect only gives the impression that ...

Disturbing praise of Trump


I find a lot of the praise for Donald Trump not just misplaced but also disturbing. I would place him in the same category with the likes of O.J. Simpson, Phil Spector and Harvey Weinstein. Donald Trump is a despicable human being and I don't consider him President rather a miscarriage of ...

Baseball statue trouble


Once again as I read the paper I see the trouble with the baseball statue downtown has started again. I think it’s time for the police department to really take this serious and get whoever is to blame. Four times and still no arrests. Get on the ball and protect these statues. People do ...

Puppy thanks


I want to thank the lady who sold me a puppy in November 2016. She lived on Louisa Street by the Williamsport Hospital. She is a little brown Chihuahua-Shitzu mix and she is the most adorable dog ever. She works hard every day to keep the squirrels out of my yard. Thank you for a wonderful ...

Central Elementary school student Olivia Miller plays limbo with her classmates during the two hour dance marathon.

South Williamport students hold 2nd annual TinyTHON


South Williamsport elementary students raised $3,809 for childhood cancer research in the second annual TinyTHON. Students from South Williamsport High School’s THON club hosted over 170 students from Central and Rommelt Elementaries on Feb. 9, for a two hour dance marathon. THON, the ...

Lock Haven University students offered employment, field experience


LOCK HAVEN — Several students in the Lock Haven University sport studies program plan to complete field experience with professional sport franchises and universities during the spring semester. Three LHU sport studies students, who plan to graduate in May, already have been offered full time ...

In the schools


Mansfield to present “The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle” MANSFIELD —Mansfield University will present “TheMovement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle” as part of its celebration of Black History Month at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in Steadman Theatre. The presentation is free and open to ...


STEP Head Start welcomes new director Carolyn Hawk


Carolyn Hawk stepped into the director position at STEP Head Start in January, bringing 24 years of early childhood education experience to the job. Coming from the Lycoming County United Way, where she served as vice president of Community Impact, Hawk has spent decades building partner ...

First National Bank recently provided a gift supporting two Pennsylvania College of Technology educational programs th serve high school students. From left are Don Breon, assistant vice president/treasury management; Daniel Hooper, vice president/market manager; and Craig Muthler, senior vice president/commercial banking. From Penn College are Kyle Smith, executive director of the Penn College Foundation; and Tanya Berfield, manager of college transitions.

First National Bank gift supports SMART Girls, Penn College NOW


Two educational programs that serve high school students will benefit from a recent gift from First National Bank to Pennsylvania College of Technology. First National Bank representatives recently delivered a $10,000 gift that will help support the college’s SMART Girls and Penn College ...