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Costly 220 corridor work beginning soon

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The estimated $36 million Route 220 safety corridor project ideally will get started by fall, said Chris King, of the state Department of Transportation’s District 3, at the Williamsport Area Transportation Study Technical Committee meeting Monday morning. The long-awaited construction ...

Church abuse victims wait to see if officials will act

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HARRISBURG (AP) — Lawmakers have returned to the Pennsylvania Capitol but have yet to revisit legislation on child sexual abuse scandals since an October fight killed a bill that would have allowed long-ago victims to sue the Roman Catholic Church and other institutions. The Legislature’s ...

Benson seeks nomination for commissioner

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Christopher A. Benson, of Loyalsock Township, has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Lycoming County Commissioner in the primary election. Benson, 30, is certified in Pennsylvania real estate from Polley Associates, Hummelstown. He works in the Philadelphia and ...

State Rep. Wheeland eyes open Congressional spot

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State Rep. Jeff Wheeland, R-Loyalsock Township, has announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress and his intention to participate in the Republican conferee process officiated by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania. Wheeland, who has represented the 83rd state House District since 2015, formerly ...

A curious decision

Letters

It was a great disappointment to many voters in the 12th Congressional District of Pennsylvania to see their representative in Congress, Thomas Marino, abruptly announce his resignation, only about two months after having been re-elected, and just about two weeks after being sworn in ...

Frigid temps expected through week

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A lingering blast of cold air arrives Wednesday and is expected to stay around until Thursday, but not before a snowfall Monday night into Tuesday, before it ends Tuesday night. Dangerously cold air is expected to arrive Wednesday, said Craig Evanego, a National Weather Service ...

Bids opened for new Bowman Field scoreboard

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A new scoreboard is going to be ordered in time for the Williamsport Crosscutters season at BB&T Bank Park at Bowman Field. Bids recently were opened by about five companies in the price range of $520,000 to $675,000, said William E. Nichols Jr., city finance director. “The low bid ...

Grants awarded to 6 local schools for STEM classes

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Six local school districts will each receive $35,000 to expand computer science and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education in their elementary, middle and high schools as well as provide for professional development for teachers. The grants, totalling $20 million are the next phase ...

Area’s coldest day happened 25 years ago

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While the area is still reeling from the blistering cold conditions seen earlier this month and with a frozen stretch incoming for the week, long-time residents of Williamsport may recall a day 25 years ago where the temperature was not only dangerously low, but record breaking. Jan. 21, 1994 ...

Self-checkouts

Letters

I agree with the recent letter concerning self-checkouts vs. employee-manned checkout lanes. Self-checkouts should have a 12-item limit. Walmart has multiple self-checkouts manned by one employee who gives assistance to shoppers when needed and also walking behind shoppers while they are ...

Music programs prep for Disney

Education

MUNCY — When asked his preference for a feature in the Education section of the Sun-Gazette, Muncy Junior Senior High School principal Tim Welliver answered that there were many positive things going on in the schools. “But,” he said, “Our band and chorus program, under the direction of ...

Putting the mom in ‘Mamma Mia’

Education

For as long as I can remember, I have dreamed about having a lead in the school musical. This year, I was fortunate enough to be cast as Donna, the mother in “Mamma Mia.” In the musical, Donna and her daughter, Sophie, have a great mother-daughter relationship. My mother and I don’t ...

Local students receives Lycoming County Medical Society scholarship

Education

Lycoming County Medical Society (LCMS) awarded two $3,000 scholarships to local medical student Morgan Chambers, daughter of Robert Chambers and Michelle Boyer of Williamsport, Hannah Bohr, daughter of Michael and Brenda Bohr of Williamsport. Chambers is a second-year medical student at Penn ...

Winter retreat and recognition meeting

Education

BLaST IU 17 and CSIU16 held its first annual regional PIIC winter retreat where mentors gathered to refine coaching practices of the administrators, teachers and specialists. Also, BLaST IU 17 also recently held a board meeting to recognize school directors. The theme was Learning In A Winter ...

Local colleges both secure $720,000 grants

Education

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation has awarded two $720,000 grants — one being a seventh consecutive grant to Lycoming College, bringing its total contributions to the college to $4.22 million, and another awarded to Penn College, now totaling $2.25 million in scholarship ...

Kindergarten and new student registration

Education

The Williamsport Area School District’s kindergarten and new student enrollment week for the 2019-2020 school year is scheduled for March 18 through March 22 at the District Service Center, 2780 West Fourth St. Registrations will be handled alphabetically by last name from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 ...

Williamsport High School brings ‘Clue’ to the stage

Education

Williamsport High School’s drama department is hard at work to bring “Clue” to the stage at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. A matinee show will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday. All productions will take place in the auditorium at the high school. There is a cost. Based on the popular board ...

Districts try new approaches to cover absent teachers

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Around five years ago, more people were graduating from college with a degree in education than there were positions available. Today, that has changed and many school districts are finding it difficult to find teachers to substitute when full-time staff are absent. “Many people with ...

Woman killed in car accident

Police Fire and Court

An elderly woman was killed in a vehicle crash Friday along Route 414 in Liberty Township, Tioga County. State police at Mansfield identified the deceased as Darlene E. Harrison, 77, of Middlebury Center. Police said she was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Herbert Harrison Jr., 76, of ...

Bonner Sport & RV expands to new location

Business

In an effort to reach out to more customers, Bonner Sports & RV, Jersey Shore, is set to introduce a second location in coming weeks. On March 1, the business will open a branch store at Kristi Road near the Lycoming Mall. “This branch is exclusively for new RVs because of growth in ...