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Woman hurt in crash identified

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HUGHESVILLE — The woman whose pickup truck crashed into a tree on Route 405 in Wolf Township about 2 p.m. on Sunday was Mildred A. Harner, 77, of Pennsdale, who was taken by ambulance to the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center, state police said.

Human trafficking – today’s slavery

Letters

Everybody talks about how bad slavery was in the 1400 -1800's. Slavery has been around for centuries. America slavery ended 152 years ago. Why talk about the past? Why not talk about the slavery that is still around known as human trafficking. Almost all of the world countries are ...

D. EVERETT SMITH/Sun-Gazette Correspondent
As a reenactor, Bradd Mertz, of Pottsgrove, above, portrays a wheelwright. A wheelwright removes and repairs the wheels of a wagon. He said he got into this years ago when a history teacher suggested he get involved. Warm, dry weather greeted visitors to the Fort Freeland Heritage Days Festival Saturday and Sunday at Warrior Run Middle and High School in Turbotville, but rainy days likely are ahead.

Stretch of rain likely to follow sunny weekend

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Keep your umbrellas nearby today because you’re sure going need them as the weak remnants of what used to be Hurricane Nate, now a tropical depression, could drench the region, according to Rob Radzanowski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College said Sunday ...

Police: Motorist on drugs takes cops on 3-county chase

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MONTGOMERY — A 37-year-old motorist has been locked up on 21 charges following a lengthy high-speed pursuit that spanned three counties and resulted in at least two cruisers being damaged, according to borough Patrolman Eric Winters. During the 26-mile chase, Joseph James Little ...

Officials move ahead with highway fencing, new landfill equipment

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Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: State • The Senate voted 50-0 in favor of legislation to require the installation of protective fencing over interstate highways. State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, voted yes. County • The ...

Countywide police activities

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Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: FRIDAY 12:28 a.m., disturbance, 300 block of Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore. 1:16 a.m., disturbance, 1000 block of Vine Avenue, Williamsport. 4:54 a.m., ...

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The former Penn Hall in Muncy is known today as the Margaret E. Waldron Building.

Historic Muncy building had many uses

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today the Sun-Gazette offers the next installment in a weekly history series that tells the stories of those who came before us.) MUNCY — The iconic building, with its stucco walls and circular window appearing at the structure’s top front like an eye overseeing the ...

Many in country music mum over gun issues after Las Vegas deaths

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When singer Meghan Linsey first started her country duo Steel Magnolia, a partnership with the National Rifle Association was suggested as a way to grow their audience. The proposal, which she refused, was a commonplace example of how intertwined gun ownership is ...

Double standard

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When Playboy’s founder, sexual liberation pioneer, activist and some would say womanizer died, I found some of the reactions a bit ironic. Some Conservative Christians on social media recoiled at the celebration of this American icon's life. Some of the same people who demonize Hugh Hefner ...

Seniors jeopardized

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A recent proposal by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) could jeopardize seniors' access to quality home health. Known as the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM), the proposal would dramatically change the way Medicare pays for home health. As a result, many providers - ...

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Guests explore the new iPlay lab at Donald E. Schick Elementary in Loyalsock Township during an open house at the school board meeting in September.

Loyalsock opens iPlay center

Education

Loyalsock Township School District celebrated the opening of its innovative play, or “iPlay,” laboratory at Donald E. Schick Elementary School, 2800 Four Mile Dr., in September “We have the multi-media room. We have our iPlay area, and we have our geological wet zone,” said Suzanne ...

A student’s story

Education

The Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL) has once again wrapped up another year of an amazing summer reading program. This summer’s theme was Build a Better World and the Hughesville Library sought to give youth and adults in the community the tools they need to better themselves as ...

5 join WASD Education Foundation board of directors

Education

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) announces this year’s appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the board are Ed Barone ’85, Michael Beucler, Darnell Hayes ’03, Audra Mazzante ’98 and Stephanie Radulski ’86. “We’re ...

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Mansfield University recently opened a food pantry for students in need. Shown from left, are Lee Seungho, SGA treasurer; Eric Grant, president of SWK Club; Katlyn Lutchko, SWK Club secretary; food pantry volunteer coordinator, Magdalena Callahan; SWK Club treasurer, Tiffany Welch; SWK Club advisor and social work department chair.

Manfield University opens food pantry for students in need

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MANSFIELD — Responding to a need for some of its students, Mansfield University now has a food pantry on campus for students in need. Stocked with food and basic hygiene products, the pantry is the outgrowth of a committee formed to study the issue of student food insecurity and make ...

St. John Neumann students earn AP Scholar Awards

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Three students at St. John Neumann Regional Academy have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous ...

Penn College students celebrate Surgical Technologists Week

Education

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s surgical technology majors recently joined hospitals and colleges throughout the country in celebrating National Surgical Technologists Week, which took place Sept. 17-23. National Surgical Technologists Week is a promotional event of the Association of ...

Scott Henry named director of police services at Mansfield

Education

MANSFIELD — Scott Henry, a 1984 Mansfield graduate, has been named director of Police Services and Safety at Mansfield University. Henry also will serve as director of the Municipal Police Academy hosted At MU. “Scott’s vast experience in law enforcement, and as an instructor at our ...

Business courses on WDCE’s fall schedule at Penn College

Education

Four business and management courses will be offered in the coming months by Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology. All of the classes will be taught in Room 312 of the Klump Academic Center on the college’s main campus; the cost for each is ...

Mansfield University now a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship partner

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MANSFIELD — Through a recent partnership with the Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA), Mansfield University is now participating in the T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education And Compensation Helps) Early Childhood PENNSYLVANIA Scholarship Program. Administered by PACCA, the T.E.A.C.H. ...

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Shown are the recent initiates into the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society. From left, are Amy Brown, Sheila Jackson, Sherry Stiner, Elizabeth Ward, Jennifer Wettlaufer and Christine Woodward.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International welcomes new members

Education

In September, the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met at the Towanda Country Club to initiate six new members. The initiates included Amy Brown, seventh grade math teacher, Towanda Area School District; Jennifer Wettlaufer, third grade teacher, Sullivan County ...