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State lawmakers tour Penn College

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Several members of the state House Majority Policy Committee toured Pennsylvania College of Technology, Friday, as the final stop before returning to Harrisburg and trying to pass the Workforce Development Package — a set of bills aimed at smoothly placing students in ...

Larson road, bridgework contracts receive approval

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Cedar Run bridge in Brown Township likely will be shut down for construction later this summer, John Lavelle, transportation supervisor, told the Lycoming County commissioners this week. The commissioners approved a supplement to an existing agreement with Larson Design Group Thursday that ...

The truth is not important

Letters

A recent letter complained 'The Left' views President Trump as a tyrant because he has the guts to tell the truth. The American Thinker, a conservative journal, in an article puts it this way; "He is real, warts and all. He is spontaneous. And he says what he means, even if he is sloppy with ...

Minimum wage hike overdue

Letters

The Pennsylvania Legislature is considering the governor’s proposal to raise the state minimum wage, which has been $7.25 per hour since 2010. A 40-hour week minimum wage job, with no time off for 52 weeks, has paid $15,080 per year all this time. In 2010, the base salary for ...

Babies don’t vote

Letters

The Democrats argue that, due to the aging population in this country, the need for people is reason enough to let all who want to come here, legal and illegal alike, to do so, and yet support the killing of the unborn and born babies in this country. One might ask, why do Democrats favor ...

Free to Pray

Religion

By DANA MASSING Erie Times-News RIE — Eleven killed at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, in October. Twenty-six slain at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in November 2017. Seven fatally shot at Quebec Islamic Cultural Center in Quebec, Canada, in January ...

Faith Matters column

Religion

Adventure awaits. “Morning has broken ... God’s recreation of a new day.” These hymn lyrics, penned by British author Eleanor Farjean almost 90 years ago, are based on Psalm 118 verse 24. We so often hear these words in the opening to worship. “This is the day the Lord has made; let us ...

Footsteps to Follow column

Religion

The other day, as I was thinking about a situation that has recently come up in my life and wishing for a desired outcome in my favor, I heard a still, small voice say to me, “Speak the Word. It is in your mouth.” How many times do we have circumstances in our lives that will ...

Legislator details efforts to increase state funding

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State Rep. Garth Everett, R-Pennsdale, says he would like to see Pennsylvania College of Technology receive a higher state appropriation. The college, he said, is making do with less funding, given its disproportionate dollar share per student compared to some other institutions of higher ...

Police: Drug raid leads to Avis woman’s arrest

Police Fire and Court

AVIS — Early yesterday morning, officers from the Clinton County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 1 W. Central Ave., and then arrested Bobbie Kichman, 49, for possession of crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Clinton County District Attorney David Strouse said a ...

Schools on board as partners to market city

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Two city colleges are going to assist officials with their goal to retain and attract workers to live in Williamsport. Pennsylvania College of Technology and Lycoming College officials recently offered their assistance as partners in the renewed marketing effort. Following meetings with ...

Twenty-seven receive sentences

Police Fire and Court

Twenty-six people were recently sentenced in Lycoming County Court. Three were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Latasha E. Depitte, 27, of Williamsport, 21 to 48 months and drug and alcohol assessment for possession with intent to deliver. • Christopher W. Levengood, 37, of ...

Firm purchases Williamsport highway-bridge construction company

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A Minersville company has purchased Susquehanna Supply Co. with intentions to hire skilled workers to rehabilitate bridges and reconstruct highways, but relocate its operation outside of Williamsport but within Lycoming County. Quandel Enterprises Inc. purchased Susquehanna Supply Co., 2 Rose ...

Motion to reduce sentence in fatal DUI rejected

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CLEARFIELD — President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman rejected a motion from Gregory A. Millinder Jr., 33, of Madera for less prison time recently handed down for a fatal DUI crash. Last month, Millinder pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle while DUI, aggravated assault by vehicle, both a ...

Man charged with assault at McDonald’s

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HUGHESVILLE – A 27-year-old man has been arrested on attempted murder and related offenses after he disarmed a state trooper of his Taser gun and allegedly shot him twice with the electroshock weapon outside McDonald’s on Route 405 about 11 a.m. Thursday, state police alleged in court ...

Judge denies bail in February shooting

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A Harrisburg man, who sent police on a man hunt in mid-February, was arraigned Wednesday before Judge Christian Frey. He attempted to kill another man with a firearm at Sixth Avenue and High Street, city police allege. Ejuan Jamal Cosby, 21, who lived near Almond Street for a time, sat in ...

Firetree Limited faces closure over clientele loss

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Firetree Limited intends to close its day-reporting center in Williamsport by April 1 if its clientele continues to be split with the GEO Group, President William C. Brown said in a letter to the Lycoming County commissioners earlier this week. The commissioners renewed a contract with GEO ...

Five people charged

Police Fire and Court

Five people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Quinton J. Wilson, 18, of 2104 Commings St.; city police; possession and disorderly conduct at the intersection of Campbell and West ...

Special Olympics athletes receive pep-talk from local sports legend

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The excitement was palpable as members of the PA delegation of Special Olympics gathered at the Little League Museum for a send-off celebration Wednesday before leaving for the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. The 14-member team was treated to a tour of the museum before having ...

Loophole or tall tale

Letters

For those of you who don’t understand the gun show loophole, let me explain. There isn’t one. All laws that apply to gun sales anywhere else also apply at a gun show. Here’s what Democrats want you to think it is. Background checks are not required at a gun show. Nothing could be further ...