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Who’s responsible?

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I have written letters for several years concerning how our Federal Government, State Government and County Governments are operating. It is evident that things will continue to remain as they are, because of the lack of interest or concern that the average citizen has in this day and age. I ...

Animals?

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President Trump has recently caused another controversy by calling members of the vicious MS-13 gang “animals.” The back and forth over the use of the word “animal” when referring to these violent individuals raises a question about modern culture. Every public school and most private ...

In honor of Flag Day

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It was the evening of July 18th, 1863 when the Colonel of the 54th Massachusetts stepped in front of his men and prepared them to storm the Confederate stronghold of Fort Wagner. The regiment had marched for two days in rain and searing heat to reach the sand walls of one of the forts defending ...

Fighting opioids

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Increased awareness through community education and engagement, and strengthening of partnerships within the community represent a few of the many accomplishments of Project Bald Eagle. It was a key organization at a critical moment in time, made up of important community leaders and ...

Substance Abuse Coalition goes live with 3-year plan

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Education, access to treatment, prevention, community awareness, agency coordination, harm reduction and elimination of stigma are the top priorities for the Lycoming County Substance Abuse Coalition in fighting opiate addiction over the next three years, the coalition announced Friday in its ...

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: THURSDAY: 12:32 a.m., disturbance, 300 block of Market Steet, Williamsport. 7:10 a.m., harassment by communications, 3600 block of Lycoming Creek Road, ...

Hughesville man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

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An intoxicated man who smashed into the back of a woman’s car while he sped an estimated 114 mph on a road with a 55-mph speed limit last year, pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle at a hearing in Lycoming County court Friday. Alec T. Barnes, 25, of 156 S. Third St., Hughesville, faces 3 ...

Portion of Elm Park in city eyed for possible sale

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An 8-acre section of Elm Park along West Fourth Street containing three softball fields is being eyed for sale to a private developer for recreational and tax-generation purposes, according to Mayor Gabriel J. Campana. The city owns the parcels, and the next step is to get an independent ...

City Council, mayor at odds over engineer hiring

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Mayor Gabriel J. Campana and some on City Council are at odds over his selection process for hiring the new city engineer. Mark Benner, who recently was selected by Campana, is still working toward his professional engineer certification. Campana has said he can make the unilateral decision ...

Authority postpones $15K change order

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The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority voted Thursday to defer the approval of a $14,944 change order to its buildings committee next week in order to get more information on the matter before voting. The change order, from TRA Electric Inc., includes the connection of lights and ...

The rule of law?

Letters

Harry Nash, I have to remind you of former dear leader Obama and his visit to Ireland? What event was happening in that country when he visited his Irish family? Here's a clue, same as the event going on in Isreal when he sent a letter against Bibi. That's right, a presidential election was ...

Flag honored amid tumultuous times

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Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout packs, their leaders, veterans of war and local dignitaries marched waving the American flag through the streets of Williamsport Thursday night. It was an evening mirroring those across the nation called the Flags Across America March, made perfect f or the ...

25 sentenced in county court

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Twenty-five individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to state documents. Three were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Tyrennie N. Aunkst, 31, Cambridge Springs state prison, three to 24 months for theft by unlawful taking. • Kijifia ...

Locals fight for Loyalsock Creek as company ponders pipeline

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A group of Lycoming County residents living along Loyalsock Creek near Rider Park made it known to the county commissioners Thursday that the peaceful nature they chose to live in is at risk of being disrupted, and they are not okay with that. The concerns were brought up after the ...

10 charged in county

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Ten people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police department involved were: • Ernest Angel Jr., 49, of 2803 Lincoln Drive; state police; strangulation, simple assault and harassment following a disturbance with girlfriend ...

Penn College hikes tuition by 2 percent

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The Pennsylvania College of Technology board of trustees unanimously voted to approve a $161.8 million total 2018-19 budget, which reflects a 2.39 percent increase in tuition and fees, during its board meeting on Thursday. Tuition increase has been 4 percent or less for the past six ...

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 ...