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7 people charged in Lycoming County

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Seven people have been charged with various criminal offenses. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Taylor-James Hill, 24, formerly of Troutville, Virginia, but now homeless; South Williamsport police; aggravated and simple assault, disorderly conduct and ...

Local doctor appointed museum’s senior consultant

Business

The Shanghai Art Collection Museum of China appointed Dr. Grace Shu as its Senior Consultant. Dr. Shu is the only Chinese-American to serve in this capacity. The SACM is located near Tianshan Park in Shanghai. It hosts several collections, exhibitions, and rare treasures from all over ...

Countywide police activities

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Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: MONDAY 12:42 a.m., disturbance, 800 block of Race Street, Williamsport. 1:28 a.m., shooting, corner of Locust and West Fourth streets, Williamsport. 1:47 ...

Williamsport school district OKs LERTA

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By a unanimous vote, the Williamsport Area School District’s board voted to approve the district’s Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) resolution at their meeting Tuesday. The board’s approval is the third necessary to advance the program, with the city and county the ...

Should you need to pass a social media check to get a gun?

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ALBANY, N.Y. — Should hateful tweets keep you from getting a gun? That’s a question many have asked after suspects in several horrific mass shootings were found only later to have left social media hints of violence that went unheeded for years. Now a New York lawmaker has introduced a ...

Area nonprofits honored with grants from Pearls with a Passion

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Six nonprofits involved in working with children and youth were awarded grants totaling $18,000 from the women’s philanthropic group, “Pearls with a Passion,” at their annual luncheon Tuesday. With a membership that has grown each year since 18 women founded it in 2013, the group is ...

No-tax-increase budget adopted by Montoursville

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Montoursville Borough Council adopted a $2.3 million 2019 general fund budget Wednesday, with no real estate tax increase. The spending plan includes budgets for water of about $1.1 million and highway aid of $253,900, according to Ginny Gardner, borough secretary. The tax rate is 4 mills, ...

Konkle re-elected as Montoursville board president, tax limit passed

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The Montoursville Area School Board re-elected Scott Konkle as president during its annual reorganization meeting Tuesday night. The vote was 9-0 to retain Konkle as president. Voting yes were William Ruffing, Susan Beery, Dottie Mathers, Dave Shimmel, Robert Logue, Daniel Albert, Ron ...

Muncy OKs different health insurance provider; new manager hired

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MUNCY — Borough police officers will undergo a change to their health insurance in the coming year, according to council Tuesday night. In addition, a new borough manager was approved. On Dec. 31, all health insurance for borough employees will be moved to a different provider. The ...

What is mayor thinking?

Letters

Read the headline in the Nov. 24 edition: Proposed budget for city calls for tax increase less police. What is the mayor thinking? You don’t want to decrease the police and fire department. As far as the police, they have a lot to handle with the crime. You decrease the department, the crime ...

Postal workers

Letters

The snowstorm recently had me thinking about how difficult it is for the postal workers. I think all of us should be more mindful about how these workers get to your homes to deliver our mail and packages. If your mail is delivered by vehicle, have the path to your mailbox clear, so they do not ...

For her peace of mind

Letters

Ruth Bader Ginsberg is in bad physical shape but she keeps bouncing back. She is a strong person, both physically and mentally, and is very astute in Constitutional law. It is a shame she has to work from home and miss non-decision hearings in the Supreme Court. She deserves to enjoy the rest ...

Deer program helps feed the hungry

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Not all of the deer harvested from the woods and fields of the state will end up as meals on the tables of hunters. Many of the deer will once again be donated to hungry families and individuals through the Hunter’s Sharing the Harvest venison donation program. Last year, more than ...

City fire investigation continues, cat found

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As the investigation into Sunday’s three-alarm fire at the five-unit apartment house at 1524-1526 Memorial Ave., above, continued, fire officials focused their attention on the rear first-floor apartment of 25-year-old Antoinette Wright, Assistant Fire Chief Mark Killian said Monday. The ...

Donation-based bracelets save lives in Lycoming County

Health

On a sultry, 90-degree summer afternoon an elderly woman diagnosed with Alzheimer’s tells her husband she’s going to sit on the porch but becomes disoriented and wanders her street. Wearing a long-sleeve shirt she walks down the sidewalk in the city glancing at the impending storm clouds. ...

Jury finds Groves guilty of murder

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LOCK HAVEN — The word “guilty” rang out through the large courtroom 12 times as a jury announced the verdict in the Loyd Groves murder trial. The courtroom was quiet as the jury walked into the room after announcing to the judge that they had reached a verdict just about 2:30 p.m. ...

Route 220 crash injures 1

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The man driving this car was being treated at the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center for injuries he suffered when his vehicle was rear-ended by another in the southbound lanes of Route 220 in front of the Woodward Township Volunteer Fire Co. about 6 p.m. Monday. The other ...

ABUNDANT LIVING: Learning how to embrace your inner weirdo

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What is weirdness? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines weird as supernatural, uncanny or eerie. Conversely, urbandictionary.com says the word weird lacks a finite definition, but the most popular definition on the website was someone that wasn’t afraid to be themselves. Personally, I ...

Jersey Shore board votes down school closure hearings

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JERSEY SHORE — A motion before the Jersey Shore Area School district’s board to set dates for public hearings for the closure of Avis and/or Salladasburg Elementary schools was defeated as the vote ended in a tie at their meeting Monday night. Voting for the measure were: Craig Allen, ...