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Countywide police activities

Police Fire and Court

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: WEDNESDAY 12:40 a.m., burglary, 10 block of Washington Boulevard, Williamsport. 12:46 a.m., prowler, West Fourth Street and Wayne Avenue, Williamsport. 1:27 ...

Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early as Friday, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. Trump has long ...

State, Fed grants awarded to county

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After hearing more about a variety of ongoing park and recreational projects countywide, the Lycoming County commissioners approved 14 different grants Thursday from the Act 13 legacy fund, which comes from natural gas drilling impact fees, to help those projects along. The grants, which total ...

Food truck festival, Home Made Days on city calendar

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The city Recreation Department has it covered for those hungry and thirsty at the next food truck festival and desirous of the popular arts and crafts show of Home Made Days in Brandon Park. Williamsport “Streat” Food Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the ...

3 teams hit top 10 at OM World finals

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The 2018 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals took place in Aimes, Iowa, at the end of May with four local teams competeing in the world competition. Loyalsock Township High School took sixth place out of 30 teams in Division III Emoji, Speak for Yourself. Loyalsock Township High School members ...

Derangement Syndromes

Letters

Charles Reeder got a big laugh out of a letter I wrote about TDS Trump Derangement Syndrome. He wrote about all the different syndromes the left is suffering from. He actually added to my letter which really shows that liberalism is a disorder. Charles Ardell South Williamsport

Youth, adults share VIP soccer team spirit

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When the nine VIP soccer players at Montoursville go on the field for a game, they don’t go it alone. They have the support of their families, the opposing team members and their families, a buddy that goes with them and, of course, a very dedicated coaching staff. The American Youth Soccer ...

29 charged in Lycoming County

Police Fire and Court

Twenty-nine people have been charged with various criminal charges, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Stacy Lynn Kennedy, 46, of 2079 Poco Farm Road; state police; simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment as a result of a ...

YMCA Discovery building spared

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In a moment of reflection, developers overseeing the care of the Discovery YMCA building decided not to have it demolished. “If we can help with the city betterment, and enhance or pass on the building we have decided to,” said Daniel A. Klingerman, president and CEO of The Liberty ...

5 charged with various crimes in Tioga

Police Fire and Court

TIOGA — Three people either have appeared or will appear before district judges to face various charges in Tioga County. They are: • Billy E. Partington, 34, 144 Main St., Trout Run, faces charges of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass when he refused to leave the residence of Taylor ...

Senate farm bill lands lawmaker ‘pretty big wins’

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The U.S. Senate version of the farm bill includes provisions for helping conservation and small farms that U.S. Sen. Robert Casey, D-Scranton, helped champion. Adam Tarr, Casey’s senior agriculture policy advisor, said Democrats including the lawmaker were able to pull “some pretty big ...

9 people sentenced in Tioga County

Police Fire and Court

WELLSBORO — Nine individuals recently were sentenced by Tioga County Court. Sentenced to County Prison were: • Shawn S. Hurd, 20, of Tioga, 257 days for disorderly conduct. • Dustin F. Losinger, 22, of Wellsboro, 46 days to six months for disorderly conduct. • Justin Webster, 23, ...

Loyalsock Township OKs street name

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Loyalsock Township supervisors unanimously voted in approval to change Richard Avenue to Richards Avenue during its meeting on Tuesday. Bill Burdett, township manager, said a portion of the street was named Richard Avenue in 1924. Since then, an addition was put on the street, which was named ...

Muncy Township supervisors approve bids

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PENNSDALE — It’s that time of year when paving roads is a priority and the Muncy Township board of supervisors approved a bid through the SEDA-Council of Governments Wednesday night for materials to pave township roads this summer. The bid of just under $60,000 for bituminous seal from ...

Canine comparison

Letters

President Trump reminds me of a Chihuahua. He spends his days yapping to build himself up in the eyes of his followers. He stays close to his base the way a Chihuahua bravely roams its fenced-in yard. And like a Chihuahua, it is easy to see that the noise is just to compensate for a lack of ...

Teacher among those honored for saving woman’s life

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Several years ago, veteran kindergarten teacher Pamela Nolan became certified in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. However, she never had to do CPR on anyone until one evening in late April when Hepburn-Lycoming Primary School custodian Ann Folly collapsed in a hallway at the ...

Minor crash involves 2 vehicles in city

Police Fire and Court

Both drivers escaped injury when these vehicles collided at East Fourth and Mulberry streets about 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, according to city police. City firefighters also responded to the scene. The drivers’ identities were not available Tuesday night.

‘Finding their voices’: Women stepping up in field of agriculture

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LEWISBURG — A recent Women in Agriculture event hosted women who work in the agricultural industry — from local farmers to government officials from across the state — in a chance to network, make connections and gain knowledge about the industry. “It’s about connecting with ...