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Route 220 crash injures 1

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The man driving this car was being treated at the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center for injuries he suffered when his vehicle was rear-ended by another in the southbound lanes of Route 220 in front of the Woodward Township Volunteer Fire Co. about 6 p.m. Monday. The other ...

ABUNDANT LIVING: Learning how to embrace your inner weirdo

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What is weirdness? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines weird as supernatural, uncanny or eerie. Conversely, urbandictionary.com says the word weird lacks a finite definition, but the most popular definition on the website was someone that wasn’t afraid to be themselves. Personally, I ...

Jersey Shore board votes down school closure hearings

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JERSEY SHORE — A motion before the Jersey Shore Area School district’s board to set dates for public hearings for the closure of Avis and/or Salladasburg Elementary schools was defeated as the vote ended in a tie at their meeting Monday night. Voting for the measure were: Craig Allen, ...

5 charged in Lycoming County

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Five people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Bradley Stewart, 38, of 1137 Proctor Road, Barbous; state police; terroristic threats and simple assault for allegedly assaulting his ...

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: FRIDAY 12:20 a.m., disturbance, 1500 block of Scott Lane, Williamsport. 1:33 a.m., criminal mischief, 500 block of Lycoming Street, Williamsport. 8:43 a.m., ...

Noviello seeks GOP Williamsport mayor nomination

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Don Noviello, of Third Avenue, has announced his intention to seek the city Republican nomination for mayor in the spring primary. “We need to develop more opportunities to bring the city further into the 21st century,” said Noviello, a city councilman. In an interview, Noviello cited the ...

Oh, come on

Letters

You know as well as I know, in Broward County, Florida, if Democrats would have won the two key races, there would not have been any reason to recount ballots. Get real. Katherine Archer-Slaybaugh Shipe Old Lycoming Township

Wondering

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I wonder how many Lycoming College students wish the school had addressed the student parking issue before eliminating parking for construction of the wonderful new gateway building. Let’s see a show of hands!!! Jan Cholin Trout Run Submitted by E-Mail

Nothing ‘curious’

Letters

In a recent letter entitled "Curious" the writer cited that Republicans have long touted the notion that the government does not create jobs, that is to say real jobs, not those of the CCC and WPA type. But now Republicans are taking credit for the new job opportunities which have sprung up ...

11 homeless after city fire damages 2 buildings

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Two men are credited with rescuing Victoria Blackson and her 4-year-old great-grandson from their second-floor balcony on Sunday afternoon when the two became trapped during a three-alarm fire that ripped through their five-unit apartment building in the 1500 block of Memorial Avenue. A total ...

Bower League finds new location

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The sound of the basketballs pounding and sneakers squeaking on a hardwood court could be heard Saturday as another year of the John H. Bower Sunday School Basketball League began, league officials said. That almost didn’t happen, said Bob Cellini, league secretary. That’s because the ...

County OKs retirement fund contribution hike

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Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • The U.S. legislature was not in session this week. State • The state legislature was not in session this week. County • The Lycoming County commissioners unanimously approved a ...

Crunch time nears in state to buy new voting machines

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HARRISBURG — It’s getting down to crunch time for Pennsylvania’s counties to decide which new voting machines to buy, and how, as Gov. Tom Wolf presses them to switch to voting machines that leave a paper trail as a safeguard against hacking. Wolf’s administration told county ...

George H.W. Bush’s life embodiment of Texas spirit

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HOUSTON — Although he was born and grew up on the East Coast, former President George H.W. Bush was the quintessential Texan. He found early success in the state’s oil fields, helped change the landscape of Texas politics and loved Tex-Mex food. And in his adopted hometown of Houston, ...

Good luck, Nancy

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Is anybody else tired of seeing Nancy Pelosi’s face on your TV screen? She thinks she is entitled to be re-elected as Speaker of the House. All she will do is try to put forward the same worn out, socialist programs that she failed to pass numerous times in the past. The day after the ...

Afraid of immigrants?

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After reading many recent Letters to the Editor, it appears that our local, vocal, yokel Republicans are afraid of allowing immigrants into our country. While I can understand their concerns, I wonder if they realize that these immigrants and asylum seekers can and would be drafted! I doubt ...

George H. W. Bush: ‘Kinder and gentler’ president, dies at 94

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HOUSTON — George H.W. Bush played many prominent public roles in nearly a century of life, from when he was a 20-year-old World War II hero to the 41st president of the United States. In between came turns as a congressman, the director of the CIA, an ambassador to the United Nations and ...

Rolley named new publisher of Sun-Gazette

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Robert O. “Bob” Rolley Jr. has been named publisher of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette. “The Sun-Gazette has such a strong history of serving its communities,” Rolley said. “I’m honored to come back to my hometown newspaper where I began my career 37 years ago. The newspaper is a ...

Flood insurance rebuilds homes with public money repeatedly

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WASHINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Floodwaters rose about 15 inches into Danielle Rees’ home in September when Hurricane Florence drenched this tidewater city on the Pamlico River and overwhelmed a local creek and marshland. The first floor was a sopping mess of gritty, swampy water in three bedrooms, ...

Newberry tree-lighting planned

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Santa Claus is expected for the Newberry/Jaysburg Christmas tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The event of the Newberry Community Partnership will be held on the Brodart property at West Third and Arch streets. Steve Hulslander and West Branch School students will lead Christmas carols.