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LHU health and physical education students receive awards

Education

LOCK HAVEN — The annual awards for Lock Haven University health and physical education students recently were presented at the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center. The following award and scholarship winners were announced during the ceremony: • Outstanding Freshman — Bernadette ...

Honor rolls

Education

Jersey Shore Area High School Third marking period Distinguished Honor Roll Grade 9 — Owen Anderson, Cale Blakely, Zane Bubb, Matthew Buttorff, Alexander Butzler, Olivia Eiswerth, Arabella Fielder, Rita Fisher, Colton Folmar, Riley Frazier, Shaye Fries, Jaden Fryer, Victoria Henry, ...

Triple tax threat: Multiple levies with millage hikes a burden

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One government agency raises real estate taxes and characterizes it as a small amount for the homeowner to absorb each month. But what is the impact on the average homeowner when all three local government agencies — county, municipal and school district — each hike taxes in the same ...

City treasurer targets outdated tax structure

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The highest tax rate in terms of millage. The most burden expressed by taxpayers. Williamsport is facing a crisis, according to its treasurer, Nicholas Grimes, and others in City Hall. The combined county, school and municipal millage is 37.3 mills, which means an average household assessed ...

County office tries to help people find ways to pay

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The number of properties that are placed on the list for tax sale varies from year to year, but few actually end up being sold in that manner. In recent years, the number of properties sold for taxes has dropped. That’s because mortgage companies do not want to lose their investment, ...

City fire uncovers meth lab

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A 22-year-old city man operating a makeshift methamphetamine lab in his bedroom at a rooming house on West Edwin Street admitted he was “cooking meth” in the room late Friday night when a fire suddenly erupted, city police said. Axel Greene was burned in the fire that broke out at 630 W. ...

12th Congressional District candidates divided over building wall

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The Sun-Gazette is continuing this week with questions posed to candidates for the 12th Congressional District. The U.S. House candidates are Democrats Marc Friedenberg and Judy Herschel and Republicans Doug McLinko and Tom Marino. The district, as redrawn this year, includes Lycoming, ...

Memo to gun owners

Letters

Gun owners, if Democrats take control of the House of Representatives Nov. 7, others like Mayor Harriet Rosenthal will be coming to your home for a donation. Your guns. She and the village board of Deerfield, Ill., passed this totalitarian, so-called "common sense" gun legislation that requires ...

Wake up, speak up

Letters

No matter what we perceive our electronic devices to be, or whatever human traits we attempt to install into them, even the resemblance of language and form, we must remember they are still machines. When operating properly they work with stringent regularity, no compassion or empathy for the ...

Of Muskets and AR-15’s

Letters

Why didn't the Founding Fathers explicitly say what the Supreme Court has determined they MEANT to say in the Second Amendment; i.e., the Amendment protects an individual's right to keep and bear arms for self-defense and other purposes? Pennsylvania's Constitution was ratified in September, ...

Great news

Letters

There is great news for people on Medicare and a word of caution regarding scammers. The good news is that Medicare will be sending out new Medicare cards to each recipient. The cards will arrive sometime between April 1st of this year and will be completed by April 1st of next year. The new ...

For Freidenberg

Letters

An interesting detail in the Trump tower fire: the building had no fire sprinklers, so a small fire — just a minor incident —became a four-alarm fire that killed a man, and injured six firefighters. Laws were once passed to have sprinklers in buildings. Then Trump himself lobbied ...

City’s Arbor Day is rebirth for families at a treasured park

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A pin oak planted in memory of Chriss L. Lanfrey graces a small spot of Brandon Park today following Friday’s Arbor Day ceremony. Lanfrey, who has been gone for a little more than a year, was among 20 or so others whom families honored by having trees planted with their name so they could ...

17 people charged in Lycoming County

Police Fire and Court

Seventeen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Chad Alan Wilson, 44, of 1844 Keller Hollow Road, Unityville; state police; aggravated assault and related offenses for allegedly pointing ...

South Side’s Dincher and Dincher plant 19 trees

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As part of its annual Arbor Day project, Dincher and Dincher Tree Surgeons planted 19 trees this week in the Memorial Grove at the South Williamsport Recreation Complex. The bare-root trees were planted in memory of William R. Miller, the former mayor of South Williamsport and a colleague of ...

Candidate McLinko says he not just another Republican

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As far as Doug McLinko is concerned, there is enough blame to go around on both sides of the political spectrum with regard to what is happening in Washington, D.C. It’s a big reason, the Bradford County commissioner is running to try to unseat U.S. Tom Marino, R-Cogan Station. McLinko ...

Korean summit seeks path to peace, details are scare

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GOYANG, South Korea — The leaders of North and South Korea vowed Friday to seek a nuclear-free peninsula and work toward a formal end to the Korean War this year, though their historic summit concluded with few specifics on how they will reach those ambitious goals. North Korean leader Kim ...

US House candidates invited to debate

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Candidates for 12th Congress will debate and discuss issues Wednesday at the West End Community Center, 901 Diamond St. The forum covering topics from foreign policy and environmental protection to immigration and campaign finance reform will begin at 7 p.m. Each of the four candidates have ...

For Friedenberg

Letters

In 1952, Republican presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower promised an administration that was “as clean as a hound’s tooth.” Ike would roll over in his grave if he knew the current state of his party and the country he loved. The stench coming from the Trump administration won’t ...