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Newberry team honored with commemorative pin

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A special pin commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Newberry Little League’s competition in the 1969 Little League Baseball World Series is among six new pin designs the Williamsport Sun-Gazette is offering for sale this year. “The 50th anniversary is very special and the Sun-Gazette ...

Thank you

Letters

Thank you for your editorial in the Sun-Gazette on July 17, 2019. As the mother of one of the victims, I must say this piece was written from the heart, not just some words put on paper to sound appropriate. This piece is one of a limited few I approve of. Thank you again for your true ...

Scranton pain clinic to close

Health

SCRANTON – Geisinger will close its Scranton pain clinic, which cares for hundreds of patients with chronic and acute pain conditions each year, by the end of September. The health system is consolidating pain care in the region at the Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre hospital. Geisinger is ...

Raising minimum wage: Do the pros outweigh the cons?

Business

With the U.S. Senate potentially seeing legislation passed by the House to raise the wage to $15-an-hour, local leaders shared what effect it may have on the area. At the argument’s core is deciding if it’s better to hire fewer workers at a livable wage, or more workers at a wage ...

US attorney: Abuse probe steadfast despite death

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NEW YORK — The FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office will investigate how Jeffrey Epstein died in an apparent suicide Saturday, while the probe into sexual abuse allegations against the well-connected financier remains ongoing, officials said. Epstein, accused of ...

The passing of a best friend

Letters

It is with heavy heart that we write this letter to the communities of Montoursville, Williamsport, Danville and Bloomsburg to recognize the passing of Dr. Frank C Yartz, our best friend of 53 years. Dr. Yartz served these communities as an obstetrician and gynecologist, was affiliated with ...

Coping with depression in patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Health

While everyone feels sad from time to time—depression is different. Sadness is temporary and doesn’t last very long, but depression lasts for weeks or longer. Studies indicate approximately 50 percent of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease also have a mood disorder like depression. ...

More rants

Letters

Early in Trump’s Presidency he was caught speaking about the “s-hole countries” in Africa. That’s Trump’s code word for black. He openly pondered why the United States cannot attract more immigrants from Norway. What he really meant was immigrants who are “white.” Now, he is on a ...

Boiling over

Letters

On the morning of July 25, the New York Times had several accounts expressing that Robert Mueller had utterly failed (in his testimony) the previous day. The early report from practically every source verified this: House Democrats could not rebut Donald Trump. Even Peter Baker of the Times, ...

Let’s NOT go to war!

Letters

Why not? It’s because we can’t trust our government to tell us the truth about why we should go to war. The Johnson Administration used an “alleged” incident in the Gulf of Tonkin to get us into the Vietnam War. We learned too late that incident never happened, and even when President ...

A proud young nephew

Letters

A few weeks ago I found out my great nephew, Marc Molina Jr., who’s 11 years old, did an amazing deed. My niece takes care of a woman who has a disability and uses a wheelchair. On this particular day, my niece and her son, Marc, and her client were out running some errands. While my niece ...

On legislating morality

Letters

Not long ago, one of the usual letter writers wrote what appeared to be a letter against legislating morality and the imposing of one person’s moral standards on the rest of society. The writer cited that we all have choices, and no one is forcing us to participate in things that run contrary ...

The shape of City Hall

Letters

Why did city hall and the mayor let that building go to wreck and ruin? Don’t they realize any building needs maintenance? That building has beautiful marble floors as I’ve been in it many times. What are they trying to do, take the money with them to their graves? Shame on them. They ...

Killer gun laws

Letters

Well here we are, not 24 hours from one horrendous mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and we have another one in Ohio. May God Bless all those victims and their families. What does the mainstream media do? They start pushing the gun ban again instead of addressing the real problems that are at ...

McPeak ‘the kind of person you admire’

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Rhonda McPeak epitomized generosity, both in her time and love. Those who remember her said they look back at their time with her as precious. Nearly 50 people came to the Newberry Uni-mart for a prayer vigil to celebrate the life of McPeak. She died there Sunday, during an armed robbery. ...

Re-entry ceremony Sept. 6

Police Fire and Court

The summer Re-entry Transition Ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Community Theater League, it was announced by Michael Boughton, program director, at the Lycoming County Prison Board meeting Friday. Following the ceremony, there will be an open house at Executive Plaza to celebrate ...

Past Sun-Gazette leader recalled

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e formed a key part of a family legacy rooted in the newspaper business, but is perhaps best remembered as a caring and kind man. Former Williamsport Sun-Gazette President John E. “Jack” Person Jr. died July 29 at age 100, but not before leading the newspaper through some of its most ...

25 people sentenced in county court

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Twenty-five people recently were sentenced in Lycoming County Court. Four were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Tramane W. Moore, 30, of Williamsport, 24 to 48 months, 200 hours probation and $1,500 in fines for receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taking. • Saleema ...

Officials cautious about new flexible instruction days

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During July, a bill signed by Gov. Tom Wolf enacted into law a three-year pilot program which will allow districts to turn school cancellations into school days by allowing students to obtain their lesson plans at home. Under the law, if a school day is canceled for something such as snow or ...

Comms fill new law clerk position

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The Lycoming County commissioners approved of hires to fill open positions and contracts in their short-list agenda, Thursday. Robert Brown was hired as a part-time replacement central processing officer at $15.64-per-hour, and Kenneth Schriner as another part-time replacement central ...