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Prisons say changes after guards fell ill have cut smuggling

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CAMP HILL — Major changes in mail and visiting polices at Pennsylvania prisons have sharply cut the number of corrections officers and employees seeking help for suspected exposure to synthetic marijuana, prison officials say. The Corrections Department says cases of suspected staff ...

Children must learn about rules

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Regarding the recent dress code protesting at an area school, parents need to stop letting little Johnny or Jane dictate what they want! Make the children learn there are rules in life whether we like them or not. We had dress codes and our parents managed to dress us properly. We went to ...

Bloviators

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People like letter writer H.C. Nash are the bloviators. They don’t listen to what President Trump says. They just spout off their own inward thinking. The latest temper tantrum by Mr. Nash should have had President Obama on it, not President Trump. Wake up, all bloviators, and learn how to ...

Fair-minded Dems, rescue your party

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Apparently Sen. Cory Booker aka "Spartacus," has very little respect for his hard-left base, believing that his theatrics are the only way to reach their low IQ. level. Unfortunately, he's probably correct. However, fair- minded Democrats should be able to see through this charade. Several ...

17 people sentenced in Lycoming County Court

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Seventeen individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. Two were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Henry A. Blackman, 41, 270 West Fourth St., 27 to 60 months with credit for time served for possession with intent to ...

City engineer updates work on paving of streets

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Across the city, there are streets with cracks, dips and potholes badly in need of repair, but the city streets and parks department and its engineer are trying to beat the winter winds and snow. “We have eight more streets milled and overlayed,” said Mark Benner, city engineer, after ...

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: WEDNESDAY: 2:02 a.m., harassment by communications, 2800 block of Heshbon Road, Loyalsock Township. 6:00 a.m., disturbance, 1500 block of Elwood Road, ...

UPMC, Highmark announce 2019 Medicare products

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The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Highmark Inc. have announced new Medicare Advantage products set to roll out during the Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 enrollment period. Both organizations have expanded their out-of-network benefits and Highmark has expanded its $0-premium plan to ...

Brotherhood Dinner honors men for service to community

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The recipients of Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance awards embrace a passion for civic duty, giving and leadership. At Thursday’s 61st annual banquet, the three men left no doubt that they each deserved to be honored. Fred Holland and Spencer Sweeting received the Brotherhood Citation ...

Garden open for First Friday

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The continuing restoration of Way’s Garden has led it to become one of the many destinations to visit during tonight’s First Friday. The garden at West Fourth and Maynard streets will feature several scarecrow displays created by horticulture class at Pennsylvania College of Technology, ...

Cops: Letters show man killed in car blast planned explosion

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ALLENTOWN — A man used homemade explosives to blow up a car last weekend, killing himself, his toddler son and an adult friend in a grisly murder-suicide whose planning he described in angry letters sent to police and family members, investigators said Thursday. Jacob Schmoyer, 26, sent the ...

Penn College rebrands in effort to reach more students

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The Pennsylvania College of Technology has embarked on a campaign to rebrand itself to potential students, according to Patrick Marty, chief of staff and assistant to the president of the college. Reporting to the college’s board of directors at its meeting Thursday, Marty said the college ...

Council approves stricter regulations for borough property maintenance

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DuBoistown Borough Council gave final approval to the adoption of certain portions of the 2018 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code, which regulates the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures in the borough. One section of the code approved by ...

Explosion levels home in Limestone Township

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OVAL — A man and a woman were seriously injured in an huge explosion that leveled their home and shook several neighboring houses on Middle Road just before 6 p.m. Thursday. “It was just a big bang. I ran out to our sun porch and saw that the house was gone,” said Harriet Luhta, who ...

South Side questions

Letters

What is the quantity of grass required to trigger a fine in South Williamsport? One blade, 10 square feet, or 5 pounds? That is the problem with ordinances from clippings to sewer laterals it is all subjective. Is the person in question liked or a pal of a council person? That may be the ...

Regarding bald eagles

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In reading the 2017 December Pennsylvania Game News, it has an article on bald eagles getting lead poison from entrails and carcasses. The article states of twelve bald eagles brought to wild life rehabilitation centers, only one survived after intensive treatment. It goes on to say to bury the ...

Impeachment flu

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The Democrats have a case of impeachment flu. They want to impeach President Trump. They wanted to impeach Judge Kavanaugh from the Supreme Court if they win the House. They also want open borders, canceling of the tax cuts and elimination of ICE. The Democrats have no plans to help the ...

Planned rescue drill held at High Steel

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Simulated smoke and gas poured out of a 70-ton box-beam girder at High Steel Structures in the city on Tuesday as local EMS and firefighters took part in a rescue exercise not yet performed in Williamsport. The first of its kind for local first responders, the drill involved saving three ...

2 separate area crashes caused by drugs, police say

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When paramedics and city police arrived at the crash scene, motorist Luke Snook “was unable to speak and was hardly breathing,” Patrolman Damon Cole said in an affidavit. A vehicle driven by Snook, 36, of Loganton, struck the curb at West Fourth Street and the Route 15 south exit ramp on ...

Williamsport Mayor seeks $1M in deal for pump stations

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Mayor Gabriel J. Campana said this week he wants to negotiate a deal to sell the city pump stations for $1 million to the Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority. Campana said the money would be turned over to the general fund to allay any burden on taxpayers in the upcoming ...