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It’s loitering

Letters

This issue has nothing to do with racial equality. If you’re asked to leave an establishment and are not a paying customer and refuse to leave — you’re a loiterer. An example: If one is at a bar and does not purchase an alcoholic beverage and is told to leave and refuses, you are a ...

Thruway project on schedule, 2 years out

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Although the final completion date of the northern section of the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation project still is two years out, state officials commend “great progress on the project.” “Construction sections are going well, so far. We do have a long way to go, but we are ...

5 charged for crimes

Police Fire and Court

Five people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Bradford E. Clement, 58, of 341 Yeagle Road, Montoursville; state police; aggravated assault and related offenses after he allegedly punched ...

$82 million in projects open for public viewing

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The Williamsport Area Transportation Study’s coordinating committee on Monday approved a package of highway and bridge improvements of $86 million to be done over the next four years. Among the projects on the list of 67 projects are 43 bridge-related repairs, said Mark Murawski, ...

Still no known cause I-180 of truck fire

Police Fire and Court

What caused Monday’s spectacular fire in the eastbound lanes of Intestate 180 near the Lycoming Mall will remain a mystery, Montoursville Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Hutchins said Tuesday night. The truck driver, N.C. Stoltzfus, of Elverson, Chester County, was driving a flatbed Freightliner ...

10 upcoming projects in Lycoming County

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The state Department of Transportation is planning to start the following roadwork projects in Lycoming County this year: • Rehabilitation of the Route 14 bridge over Lycoming Creek in McIntryre Township. Construction is expect to begin in Spring 2018 with completion in Fall 2019. Traffic ...

Williamsport school board proposes tax hike for city

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The Williamsport Area School Board unanimously approved its proposed 2018-19 budget reflecting a tax increase of 0.4 mills on Tuesday. The proposed budget is subject to change until the final budget is adopted on June 5. The total millage for the district in 2017-18 was 16.16 mills, and the ...

Toomey remains skeptical of North Korea denuclearization

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U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Zionsville, said he’s skeptical about North Korea scaling back on its nuclear weapons capability but is glad that attempts are being made by the United States to discuss the situation. “Is denuclearization in the cards?” he said. “I doubt it very much. I’d ...

Technological marketing tools explored by city planner

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City Council’s economic revitalization committee on Tuesday looked with the city planner at ways to market the city using cellular technology and online means. The budget for marketing is at $15,000, and Chelsea Myers, city planner, was given some guidance from the committee on how best to ...

Step taken in FEMA property buyout

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MUNCY — The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s buyout of the Waltman property at 113 N. Washington St. moved one step closer to reality following a discussion at Tuesday’s borough council meeting. Council heard from Lycoming County hazard mitigation planner Josh Schnitzlein about the ...

TLC Inc. possible lead for county housing assistance program

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The Lycoming County commissioners will consider contracting Transitional Living Centers Inc. Thursday as the lead agency to assist the county with a master leasing program, a new initiative toward housing assistance. If approved, the comissioners then will vote to award TLC $292,500 out of a ...

Trump rant

Letters

President Trump did a phone interview on television last week and he stepped in it again. He went from saying he would get involved with “his” justice department because he is not pleased with them to saying that his personal lawyer Micheal Cohen is a businessman with businesses and he ...

Taken to task

Letters

Just read George Lockett’s letter April 21. It’s about time someone takes Mr. Mannello to task. Great letter. Mr. Mannello’s letters and columns are totally in favor of liberals and totally wacky. Charles Ardell South Williamsport

Jersey Shore votes to keep schools open as deficit continues to loom

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JERSEY SHORE — In the ongoing discussion of ways to fight the district’s ongoing deficit of $1.63 million, the Jersey Shore Area School Board voted 6-3 against closing Avis and Salladasburg Elementary schools Monday — leaving the schools open next year. Voting no on the closure were ...

New joint replacement technology heightens precision at Geisinger

Health

Robotic arm technology is rapidly growing in the field of health care, and Geisinger is working to be at the forefront with its new robotic-arm assisted knee and hip replacements through the Mako system. As the baby-boom generation reaches retirement age, osteoarthritis patients will increase ...

Hay-laiden pickup bursts into flames

Police Fire and Court

A pickup truck loaded with hay bales and pulling a trailer also loaded with hay bales burst into flames in the eastbound lanes of the 18000 block of Interstate 180 in Fairfield Township at about 2:10 p.m. Monday, emergency officials said. The fire was not caused by an accident, according to ...

City man arraigned in meth lab fire

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A city man who admitted to UPMC Susquahanna staff members that he had started a fire in his bedroom after his meth lab exploded on Edwin Street late Friday night, was arraigned in district court Monday afternoon. Axel R. Greene, 23, of 630 W. Edwin St., arrived at the hospital with second and ...