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Williamsport shows support for Jewish community

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Bright flowers and kind words go a long way, especially in the face of cruelty. To show support for Williamsport’s Jewish community, kind strangers chalked messages of peace and solidarity on the sidewalks in front of Ohev Sholom Congregation and Temple Beth Ha-Sholom as well as left ...

Local doctors present for passing of 2 state resolutions

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Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack welcomed Dr. Grace Shu, Dr. Jason Shu, and a delegation from the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Harrisburg Oct. 16 in order to celebrate passage of PA House Resolution 1149 (primary sponsor: Representative Jeff Wheeland) and PA Senate Resolution 465 (primary ...

No county tax increase expected; budget hearings announced

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No Lycoming County tax increase is expected at this time, said county commissioners Tuesday upon announcing a copy of the preliminary 2019 budget will be available on the county’s website by the end of Thursday. “Next year’s encouraging,” said Commissioner Jack McKernan. “We’re ...

Local doctors present for passing of 2 state resolutions

Business

Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack welcomed Dr. Grace Shu, Dr. Jason Shu, and a delegation from the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Harrisburg Oct. 16 in order to celebrate passage of PA House Resolution 1149 (primary sponsor: Representative Jeff Wheeland) and PA Senate Resolution 465 (primary ...

Mayor hands out flood survey in city door-to-door

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Mayor Gabriel J. Campana and the city engineer-in-training headed out Tuesday night to more than 250 residences to begin to distribute flood-damage surveys late in a government survey process, but nevertheless with a few weeks to spare, a city official said. The distribution of the surveys ...

McCall Middle School evacuated

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Near the end of the school day on Tuesday, students were evacuated from the C. E. McCall Middle School, at 600 Willow St., in Montoursville, after a possible threatening remark was discovered on a bathroom mirror, borough police said. Using liquid soap, someone made mention on the mirror of ...

Imagine?

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Can you imagine Hillary Clinton as president. Where would we be economically, politically and globally? During her Secretary of State term, she had many questionable dealings, one being Huma Abedin, her staff member, handling her classified emails without a security clearance. Hillary in 2016 ...

There’s no predicting

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After reading the predictions of the sports staff Oct. 12 for the Michigan State-Penn State game, and going to the game myself, it looks like the staff was in left field with their Game Day prognostications. The problem I saw with the game was that Mike McSorley’s offensive line wasn’t as ...

Officials announce plans to increase City Hall security

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Movement in City Hall may get a bit more restricted as city officials announced Monday they are preparing to heighten security in the building by the end of the year. Plans are in the works and in the design and cost analysis stage to hire a security officer and redesign the foyer with ...

Donald Stocum

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Donald Stocum, 76, of Blossburg, passed away Friday, Oct. 26. Donald was a proud veteran of the US Army having served two tours of duty in Viet Nam. He was a truck driver by trade and knew this land better than most. Donald is survived by son, Donald, and daughter, Tawny; as well as by ...

Synagogue massacre defendant appears in court in wheelchair

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The man accused in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre appeared briefly in federal court in a wheelchair and handcuffs Monday to face charges he killed 11 people in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history. Robert Gregory Bowers, who was wounded in ...

Injured football player out of coma, improving everday

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JERSEY SHORE — The holidays aren’t yet here, but the Leone family has already begun to celebrate Thanksgiving, thanking God and rejoicing at the amazing improvement their 17-year-old son is making after a tragic accident on the football field in August. And their Christmas wish this ...

Keystone Central staff, students holding fundraisers for Caleb

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MILL HALL — Keystone Central schools held a benefit recently and raised $850 for Caleb Leone, a Jersey Shore High School student athlete who was seriously injured at football practice in August. Buildings in Keystone Central School District hold special days to raise money for district ...

Regarding Act 79

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Act 79 enacted from HB 2060 and SB 510 amends Titles 18 and 23 of Pennsylvania’s civil code. Final print versions of HB 2060 and SB 510 indicate that this legislation is focused more on gun control than protection from domestic violence. Admittedly, the presence of a firearm during a domestic ...

Lasting shock

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I am no longer shocked at what Trump says at his rallies. I am no longer shocked that his fans dependably go wild over his most offensive statements, however often they are repeated. But there is one thing I don't think I will never get over. It is how many of his those who attend his rallies ...

Halloween has always held a special place in Lycoming County

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Halloween is fast upon us and it is that beloved day when the children of Williamsport and Lycoming County will go from door to door dressed in costumes saying “Trick or treat!” It’s always been a day where disguise and candy are the continued traditions from the forgotten days of long ...

Police: Synagogue gunman said ‘I just want to kill Jews’

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tributes rolled in Sunday to the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre as authorities worked to piece together the background and movements of the suspected gunman, who authorities said expressed hatred of Jews as he opened fire with an AR-15 rifle and other weapons ...

Forecaster: Leaves turning later than usual, but still time

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This coming weekend just might be the ideal time to enjoy the fall foliage. “There’s still some color yet to come,” Craig Evanego, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College, said Sunday night. “The leaves are clearly turning color later this year than ...

Those unable to pay medical bills jailed in hospitals worldwide

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Doctors at Nairobi’s Kenyatta National Hospital have told Robert Wanyonyi there’s nothing more they can do for him. Yet more than a year after he first arrived, shot and paralyzed in a robbery, the ex-shopkeeper remains trapped in the hospital. Because Wanyonyi ...