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Creative ways to thank teachers

Education

A great teacher is a gift that can last a lifetime. So how to show our thanks? Many teachers say their favorite gifts are homemade. Presents that speak to a child’s genuine feelings for the teacher, or reflect the teacher’s interests, are the most authentic. Time and thought trump ...

Lock Haven University juniors conduct research at Cornell

Education

LOCK HAVEN — Two Lock Haven University rising juniors, Samantha Clark and Chadd Miller, spent their summer completing a Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program at Cornell University. Clark, a biology major of Elysburg, has been working with the Boyce Thompson Institute at ...

­Aspiring professionals awarded National HVAC Scholarships

Education

Three Pennsylvania College of Technology students are among the 34 national beneficiaries of $58,000 in financial assistance from a partnership of longtime industry supporters. Joseph V. Gullace, of Livingston, New Jersey; Christopher J. Milliken, of Bellefonte; and Austin R. Reynolds, of ...

World Series pitches windfall into the area

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Each August, Lycoming County becomes a destination spot for thousands of people across the U.S. and even the world, thanks to the Little League Baseball World Series. The more-than-weeklong event, which kicks off with the grand parade and culminates in the championship game at Howard J. ...

Liberty post office renamed in honor of fallen soldier

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LIBERTY — The United States Post Office here was renamed in honor of Staff Sgt. Ryan Scott Ostrom during a special ceremony held at the Liberty Municipal Building yesterday. A plaque was dedicated and will be hung outside the post office building, at 4514 Williamson Trail. The members ...

Sex scandals fester at unhealthy organizations, experts say

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Of all the horrific details contained in the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, one sentence stands out: “The main thing was not to help children, but to avoid ‘scandal.’ ” When sex-abuse cases dominate headlines, ...

Doubly amused

Letters

I was doubly amused to see a rebuttal to my letter to you from a regular contributor. His first question was:" How can you tell who is going to be a mass shooter?" I suspect the victims at Parkland, Annapolis, Virginia Tech and Newtown clearly understood who was the mass shooter, as did ...

What could be saved

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I have no doubt that our country cannot continue to exist if we do not protect its borders. The Denver Post is acknowledged as a very liberal paper, and I am surprised that they published this, but it shows how the hiring of illegals is a negative economic practice. The author of the ...

Gun owners beware

Letters

Gun owners beware of charlatans who try to convince you the Second Amendment was only intended to protect the ability of the people to raise a militia, and private ownership of guns was never addressed by the 2nd Amendment. These anti-rights con-artists who claim expertise on the origins of ...

Why change?

Letters

Our current form of city government, initiated in 1972, is modeled on the US Constitution. We have an executive branch, (Mayor-President), a legislative branch, (City Council-Congress), and a judicial branch, (District Justices/Commonwealth Courts-Supreme Court). Since 1972, the City of ...

Now for the farmers

Letters

The American farmers have always had it hard. Even in modern times like these, they still have it hard. Farming is very difficult and hard work, depending on good soil, plenty of sunshine and good rain. Drought, flood, insects and animals are a constant concern, not to mention blights or ...

Time for change

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Our city is the County Seat of Lycoming County and the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Central Pennsylvania according to Wikipedia. Williamsport operates on a "Strong Mayor" form of government, meaning the mayor is given almost total administrative authority and a clear, wide ...

Safety studies?

Letters

A recent lawsuit has brought some startling results about vaccines and their safety. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was asked to provide information on how they were keeping vaccines safe. A quick history lesson is needed to explain why this is so important. In 1986 ...

Needed changes

Letters

I'm writing in response to Mike of Watsontown, and others who are concerned about the cost of progressive programs, such as “free” single payer health care and tuition. Of course neither would be free; nothing is! I've seen a variety of price tags associated with single payer health care, ...

Sobering facts

Letters

Below is an update sent to me from U.S. Immigration and Customs and Enforcement. This is one of the many reasons I am for the wall and against illegal immigration. Can those wanting the government to disband ICE be criminals and/or citizens and non-citizens who break the laws? ICE removes ...

Creature comforts

Education

I picked up the phone on my desk at work and smelled cheap men’s cologne. The hairs on the back of my neck stood on end, my animal instincts on high alert. I am ordinarily the only person who uses that phone. My husband, who doesn’t wear cologne, is the only man who works at our office. It ...

Dorm stay encourages World Series players to form friendships

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Representing their hometown, a Little Leaguer can feel like the world is on their shoulders, but the competition and stress of a match isn’t what Little League International hopes the kids take away from their time in Williamsport. Closed off to the public, the Grove, a mass of dorms ...

22 priests with local ties accused

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The report released this week by a state grand jury alleges sexual abuse by 22 Roman Catholic priests who were assigned to churches in this region over a period of seven decades. The Sun-Gazette reviewed the list of offenders under the section pertaining to the Diocese of Scranton and found ...

Arrest made hours after body found in Newberry home

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After allegedly killing his wife in the couple’s Newberry home, 49-year-old Edward Heck drove to Lebanon, Indiana, where he was arrested late Friday night in a motel room on a warrant charging him with homicide, city Police Chief David Young said at police headquarters. The victim, Sonya ...