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Investigators study fire cause

Police Fire and Court

MONTGOMERY – A state police fire marshal will visit the ruins of a barn at John Shrimp’s farm on Cemetery Hill Road as the investigation into the cause of Thursday’s multiple-alarm blaze continues. The Clinton Township volunteer firefighter who was taken from the scene in an ...

Motorist crashes, dies early Friday

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WATERVILLE – A 47-year-old man from western part of the state was killed early Friday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Little Pine Creek Road, about five miles north of here, according to state police. Brian Roberts, 47, of Carmichaels, Greene County, was pronounced dead at the scene ...

8 get probation in Lycoming County Court

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Eight people were recently sentenced in Lycoming County Court. Eight were sentenced to probation. They were: • Hunter June, 20, of Liberty, 24 months for simple assault. • Rjay Jenious, 38, of Williamsport, six months, $200 fine, drug & alcohol assessment, and 25 hours community ...

New public defender for Clinton County

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LOCK HAVEN — Patrick Johnson will be stepping into the Clinton County Public Defender position recently vacanted by Thom Rosamilia. The Clinton County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Johnson on Thursday night, which will be effective March 12, 2019, at an annual salary of ...

2 sentenced in Tioga County

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WELLSBORO —2 individuals recently were sentenced in Tioga County Court. Sentenced to intermediate punishment were: • Anibal Rodriquez, 40, of Blossburg, two years and a $100 fine for simple assault. • Jerome W. Hodder II, 30, of Blossburg, six months, $5,155 restitution and a $1,000 ...

Delighted

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Just wanted to let you know what a delight Sunday's paper was. Sections were finally A thru G complete, paper quality and picture colors were much improved! It was good to see someone finally got things together. Keep up the fantastic job! Linda Bowen Williamsport Submitted by Virtual ...

Protecting accountability

Letters

A recent Sun-Gazette editorial rightly lamented the power of lobbyists whose monetary contributions to political campaigns give those donors ”front row” influence over legislators, and relegate popular needs to the “back row.” However, the proposal to address this by amending the ...

Lamar Lighthouse Camp Raises Funds for new Tabernacle building

Religion

LAMAR – It was at the end of February this year that the members of the Lamar Lighthouse Camp had to bid farewell to a building that stood on its property for over seven decades. Previously, it had been a part of Montoursville history when Indian Park was once called Starr Island Amusement ...

Footsteps to Follow: Solidify the Covenant

Religion

Christians, Jews and Muslims share a relationship with Abraham who they trace back to the common link in their faiths. Christians and Jews track it through Isaac, while Muslims track it through Ishmael. Ishmael was the first-born son of Abram, by Sari's handmaiden, Haggar. The promise of ...

City Council tackles Park Avenue Plan

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City Council approved a not-so-sugar-coated Park Avenue Plan on Thursday. The work ahead for the neighborhood containing a mixture of institutions, lower income rentals and vintage mansions is going to require at least one possibly up to 15 years to complete, according to Matthew Ingalls, of ...

Commissioners talk opioid legislation, rental rehab

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The Lycoming County commissioners discussed potential legislation on opioid prescriptions and grant funding for the city’s rental rehabilitation program in the Brodart neighborhood at their meeting Thursday morning The commissioners approved an extension to its subrecipient agreement with ...

Voters to cast ballots for judge

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In addition to county and municipal offices, voters will also cast ballots in the spring primary for Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas judge. Three candidates are seeking the nomination on both the Republican and Democratic tickets. Mary C. Kilgus, Ryan Tira and William P. Carlucci, ...

Standing up for the right to life

Letters

A recent letter echoed the sentiments of many baby killing politicians like Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo, saying things like, “I’m personally against abortion, but I can’t tell other people what to do.” Since when are any of these people libertarians? The letter writer and all the ...

Supporting Friedenberg

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I am glad that we now have another chance to elect Marc Friedenberg. I have met him, and I have been impressed by his dedication, his knowledge of this district and the challenges we face as a nation, and by his willingness to find solutions. After too many years of public officials playing ...

Montoursville man charged with attempted murder

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A Montoursville man has been charged with attempted murder and related offenses for allegedly threatening his mother with a knife and chasing her with it, borough police said. David Hill, 41, was jailed without bail following a domestic disturbance at his home at 1008 Chestnut St. about 10:30 ...

Levee repair costs nearing $2 million

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The cost of recertifying the levee is closing in on $2 million. That’s the figure City Council’s finance and public works committees heard from Tuesday from a Lycoming County official. “It’s closer to $2 million,” said Fran McJunkin, county deputy director of the Department of ...

Heroin network leader gets more than 21 years

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It’s not clear precisely how many local overdoses, highs, and addictions the heroin Kalif English sold resulted in. But officials in the U.S. Middle District Court Wednesday believed the evidence indicated 1 to 3 kilograms had been distributed in an efficient system that English, 30, used ...