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69 inducted into National Honor Society

Education

Sixty-nine Williamsport Area High School students were celebrated during the National Honor Society Ceremony, and, from among them, 38 were inducted as new members from the junior and senior classes. The ceremony, held in the high school auditorium, honored each of the inductees who represent ...

YWCA to hold summer camp

Education

At the YWCA Northcentral PA’s Camp Honor students will focus on empowerment and respect this summer. Registration is open for 25 sixth to ninth grade students for a free two-week camp from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 17 to 20 and 24 to 27 at 10 a.m. at the YWCA, 815 W. Fourth St. Students will ...

Practical nursing information session to be held in Wellsboro

Education

WELLSBORO — Excellent career opportunities for licensed practical nurses exist in area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, personal care facilities and human service organizations. Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will host an information session for those interested ...

Rotational molding workshop attracts appreciative professionals

Education

Plastics professionals representing 17 companies, 12 states and Canada gave rave reviews for the recent Rotational Molding and Advanced Materials Workshop hosted by Pennsylvania College of Technology and its acclaimed Plastics Innovation and Resource Center. “I feel like I am at Disneyland. ...

LHU receives grant for social media literacy

Education

LOCK HAVEN — Earlier this spring, six research teams, including one from Lock Haven University, were chosen to receive a grant through the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program, designed to enhance college athletes’ psychosocial well-being and mental health. Drs. Brian ...

18 graduate from St. John Neumann

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Family, friends and faculty applauded for St. John Neumann Regional Academy’s class of 2019 graduates as they took the next step into their future Tuesday night. The 18 graduates were celebrated for academic, athletic and spiritual accomplishments in their years at the academy. According ...

Graduates challenged to ‘make a difference’

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HUGHESVILLE — A light breeze blew across the football field as Hughesville High School’s class of 2019 culminated their high school career at the district’s 126th commencement Tuesday night. Commenting on the crowd of family and friends filling the bleachers, Michael Pawlik, district ...

Residents voice concerns about chemical storage facility

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MONTGOMERY — Coastal Chemical Co. officials tried to allay residents’ concerns about locating a chemical storage tank facility in the community Tuesday night. About 100 people turned out for the public meeting at the Montgomery High School auditorium to ask questions about the operation ...

How?

Letters

How can any one explain that writing a letter complaining about gays and lesbians or children who get trophies for participating is not being a whiner? How can Trump supporters say we must respect President Trump because he is the President while they disrespect President Obama and they even ...

Republicans have fourth City Council candidate

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A city resident and former city councilman has secured the required number of write-in votes for the Republican nomination and will be one of seven candidates seeking four open seats on council in the Nov. 5 general election. Bill Hall has garnered 110 write-in votes in the May 21 primary ...

Drug of choice?

Letters

Recently someone said to me that Trump is certain voters’ drug of choice. Naturally I needed the person to explain what they meant. This is how I understood it: Some American citizens have need of a drug to take their pain away. Perhaps lack of education is leaving them behind, or family is ...

Commissioners mull board for assessment appeals

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Lycoming County commissioners were divided between efficiency and legitimacy Tuesday, concerning the existence of an independent board of assessment appeals to examine real estate tax appeals. Under county resolutions, the commissioners must appoint their current board members to four years, ...

Council considers block grant funds

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Montoursville Borough Council discussed possible uses for this year’s allotment of Community Development Block Grant funding during its regular monthly meeting Monday night. Among the possible projects considered were street improvements and handicapped accessible doors for the municipal ...

New door locks at South Side schools

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South Williamsport Area School District is slated to install NightLock door locks on doors on their school buildings to add some increased safety, as discussed by board members Monday. Mark Stamm, superintendent, met with school resource officers to discuss how they’ve used their Physical ...

Volunteer companies respond to truck fire near DuBoistown

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Volunteer firefighters from DuBoistown and Nisbet responded to the Armstrong Township building on Waterdale Road about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday when DuBoistown's maintenance truck caught fire. The cause of the fire was ruled accidental, and the truck, a 2004 Chevrolet, was a total loss, according to ...

Games raise money for cancer battles

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Rain washed away the last innings of the Coaches/Seniors vs. Cancer Game Saturday night at Bowman Field, but not the hopes of those fighting the disease. The game comprised of players and coaches of local high school teams raises money for the disease which impacts so many lives. It ...

14 charged for various crimes

Police Fire and Court

Fourteen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Benjamin D. Thomke, 36, of 500 Woodland Ave.; city police; criminal trespassing and harassment for allegedly aggressively entering the ...

Codes: Firm missed key residential spots in plan

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A New York state consulting firm’s report on the condition of houses as part of the Park Avenue Plan missed several residential locations, city officials said. P.D. Mitchell, a multi-unit housing for low-income residents operated by the Lycoming Housing Authority, is not on a report ...

Navy carrier lingers outside Persian Gulf

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ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier ordered by the White House to rapidly deploy to the Mideast over a perceived threat from Iran remains outside of the Persian Gulf, so far avoiding any confrontation with Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces, amid efforts to ...

US, Mexico officials to begin talks over tariffs, border

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico launched a counteroffensive Monday against the threat of U.S. tariffs, warning not only that it would hurt the economies of both countries but also could cause a quarter-million more Central Americans to migrate north. A high-level delegation from the Mexican ...