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Fire consumes vacant home in Woodward Township

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This was the situation firefighters faced when they arrived at this vacant home on Wither Hollow Lane, just off of Daughertys Run Road, in Woodward Township just before 5 a.m. Monday, according to township Fire Chief Richard Whalen. The house collapsed within 15 minutes after firefighters ...

Ex-Penn State frat member faces sentencing

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BELLEFONTE (AP) — A former Penn State University fraternity brother faces a potential jail term after becoming the first of more than 20 defendants to plead guilty in the death of a pledge who was fatally injured during a night of heavy drinking and hazing. Ryan Burke, of Scranton, is due ...

Lacking a compass

Letters

More letters saying the left has a double standard when it comes to criticizing President Trump. They say the proof is the Clintons. Both of the Clintons were repeatedly investigated with President Clinton being impeached. The people on the right screaming this as a defense of President ...

The Zombie Apocalypse

Letters

Seeing the Liberal/Socialist demonstration in Williamsport against President Trump looked a whole lot like the "Zombie Apocalypse". Marlin D. Lilley Jr. Cogan Station Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Stand for the Anthem

Letters

Following up on Charles Reeder’s letter on July 10th, yes, the president bad-mouthed the NFL and rightfully so. These rich millionaire players can’t take 2 minutes out of their precious time and stand to show respect. They’re being paid millions to play a game. Our military are also ...

Rain returns for another wet week

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Williamsport and surrounding areas are in for more rain this week after a dry, sunny weekend, said Kevin Fitzgerald, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College. “It looks like a showery week,” he said. Today, Tuesday and Wednesday hold high chances of showers ...

4 motorcyclists injured in separate crashes over 3 days

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Two motorcyclists were injured Sunday in separate accidents in Lycoming County. In the first accident, a man was seriously injured when his cycle upset while he was riding in a pack of motorcyclists at Route 44 and Mill Road in Washington Township about 7:10 p.m., fire officials said. The ...

5 displaced in city fire

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Awakened by thick black smoke that was swirling from their bathroom, Lionel Gelu and Bonnie Young quickly, but safely bolted from their first-floor apartment late Sunday afternoon when a fire broke out at 702 First Ave. Gelu, and Young, 47, made their way to the front door through what Gelu ...

LEGISLATIVE TALLY: US House OKs defense act

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Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • The House voted 359-54 in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act. Voting yes was U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard. U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Cogan Station, did not vote. • The ...

Rising backlash as US firms seek Trump’s steel tariff waiver

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WASHINGTON — U.S. companies seeking to be exempted from President Donald Trump’s tariff on imported steel are accusing American steel manufacturers of spreading inaccurate and misleading information, and they fear it may torpedo their requests. Robert Miller, president and CEO of NLMK ...

Liberal talk

Letters

“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of home.” ~ Confucius. Why aren’t you liberals talking about and doing something about welfare, and the mothers who have more babies for more welfare, and the men who desert these mothers and children. I guess you feel better in ...

Spinmaster

Letters

Tim Mannello had a letter in July 8th. He crucified Rep. Maxine Walters and, in the end of course, it’s always the same. It was Donald Trump’s fault. He could sell snow to the Eskimos. Charles Ardell South Williamsport

Trump’s derangement

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It appears that President Trump aced his performance review with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. The U.S. is now a semi-autonomous vassal state of the Russian Federation. One can only wonder how many sets of keys to Washington, D.C., Trump took with him to the meeting. To be fair, the president ...

A brighter future

Education

Celebrating their 40th year of educating Pennsylvania’s youth schools about the American free enterprise system, Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) gives incoming juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn about business, leadership and life. PFEW “is an economics and business ...

Faculty member joins panel discussion on culinary education

Education

A member of the hospitality faculty at Pennsylvania College of Technology was a panelist at the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education’s recent 2018 Leadership Conference in Wisconsin. Chef Mary G. Trometter, assistant professor of hospitality management/culinary arts, spoke ...

Lock Haven University alumna joins Disney’s Hilton Head Resort

Education

LOCK HAVEN — Megan Bonomo, a 2016 graduate of Lock Haven University, recently was hired as the new recreation development coordinator at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort in South Carolina. In her position, Bonomo will serve the recreation department in coordinating and implementing ...

Blossburg Elementary participates in community cashback program

Education

Throughout the past school year, the student council students at Blossburg Elementary School have been working hard on one of their service projects. In a collaborative effort with the Bloss Holiday Market they have been running a Best Yet label collection. Best Yet is the store brand that is ...

Girl Scout builds butterfly garden for Loyalsock middle school

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Over 70 butterflies fluttered from the hands of friends and family of a Loyalsock high school student to commemorate the opening of the garden she spent the past year making. Katy Schon’s parting gift to Loyalsock Middle School, a butterfly garden made up of four sections to resemble a ...