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Attorney seeks GOP nomination for DA

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Ryan Gardner has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Lycoming County District Attorney. Gardner, 41, is a partner in the Williamsport law firm of Callahan Gardner, L.L.C. where he concentrates his practice in civil litigation, family law and criminal defense. Prior ...

County locked in with Motorola for new radio system

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The Lycoming County commissioners now are locked into the $4.2 million Motorola contract originally approved in late December. The contract was approved by 2-1 vote with the inclusion of a limited-time option to pull out should the county decide to put the project out to bid or pursue other ...

Water and Sewer Authority awarded $244K

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The Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority board unanimously accepted a hearing examiner’s decision Wednesday declaring the authority is owed $243,505 in regards to a component of the 2011 Montoursville Regional Sewer Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade project. A 1978 act requires that ...

Lock Haven City Council discusses use of live-streaming for meetings

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LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven City Council once again discussed the possibility of live streaming or recording council meetings in the future. City Manager Gregory Wilson presented council with a resolution that would allow them to record their meetings and place them online for the public to ...

Linden woman seeks prothonotary post

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Kathryn L. Probst, of Linden, has announced she will seek the Republican nomination for Lycoming County Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts in the May primary. Since 2017, she has served as county deputy prothonotary following her appointment to the post by Prothonotary Suzanne ...

A sad step back

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A friend of mine recently told me of a retirement from the Williamsport Bureau of Fire. A fireman. Apparently this individual is the latest pension robber to impact Williamsport taxpayers. Fortunately I abandoned ship decades ago. The reason for my interest is my father retired as a fireman ...

A sad step back

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A friend of mine recently told me of a retirement from the Williamsport Bureau of Fire. A fireman. Apparently this individual is the latest pension robber to impact Williamsport taxpayers. Fortunately I abandoned ship decades ago. The reason for my interest is my father retired as a fireman ...

Wolf stresses education

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With a budget aimed at building a strong work force, Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his annual budget address yesterday to members of a state legislature tasked with making his proposals a reality. Although he stressed that his budget features no new taxes to implement programs, Wolf noted that what ...

Lawmakers from region address budget

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“Wait and see” might be the operative phrase with Gov. Tom Wolf’s state budget address from Tuesday — at least as far as local lawmakers are concerned. “It was interesting,” state Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township said. “He didn’t say a lot. Primarily, he was talking about ...

Senators share hopes for speech

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Pennsylvania senators Pat Toomey, R-Zionsville and Bob Casey, D-Scranton, both hope President Trump will address the recent government shutdown as well as commit to infrastructure improvements in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, among other things. “I think the President has a ...

Homeowners to benefit from county’s new flood plain survey

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While a property may be located in part on a flood plain, the structure itself may be above it. By surveying structures with such potential, those homeowners could end up saving big on flood insurance. The Lycoming County planning department initiated its letter of map amendment project, ...

Family separation

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Let the Trump administration know separating children from families is immoral. We must demand these children be reunited with families. The administration has brought shame to America with these barbaric practices. Where is the America that opened its doors for those who were fleeing ...

Wake Up America

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President Trump is working every day to make our lives better richer and safer. He has lowered taxes, decreased regulations, made better trade deals with several countries, strengthened our military, begun talks to denuclearize North Korea, deported illegal alien criminals and gang members, ...

The Republican option

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I read the Oxfam Report submitted at the annual World Economic Forum at Davos. As usual Oxfam pointed out that 26 of the most wealthy men in the world own assets equal to the lowest 50 per cent of ALL people on the planet. Oxfam appears to think this is a problem and this thinking is ...

City opens bids to work on Brandon Park improvements

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Construction on the city’s first “Nature Play,” and the resurfacing of tennis courts — both at Brandon Park — could begin as soon as the weather breaks, city official said Monday. Several companies bid more than $500,000 in improvements at the park. The bids were opened by ...

Area man arrested for assault of 11-year-old

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A Montgomery area man was arrested on charges related to the alleged rape of an 11-year-old. Michael Eugene Sweet, 46, allegedly raped an 11-year-old in the area several times over the course of an unknown period, however most recently on Jan. 31, according to an affidavit filed by ...

3 charges of rape advance, others tossed

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After hearing 30 minutes of testimony, a district judge just tossed out nearly 40 percent of the state police charges against Bruce Stuart. But District Judge Gary Whiteman ruled there was sufficient evidence to hold Stuart, who turns 60 on Thursday, on the remaining 66 of 108 charges that ...

Gas driller backs off demand to have landowner thrown in jail

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MONTROSE — A gas driller backed off its demand Monday to have a Pennsylvania homeowner thrown in jail after he agreed to talk to the company’s lawyers next month. Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. contends Dimock resident Ray Kemble and his former lawyers tried to extort the ...