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Education event brings disciplines together to improve patient care

Education

An event hosted by Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Health Sciences recently brought together students from nine majors to simulate patient care. “The event emphasized the importance of collaboration among health care professionals in providing optimal patient care,” said ...

WASD Education Foundation exceeds $90,000 annual campaign goal

Education

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) has announced it has exceeded its 2017-2018 annual campaign goal. To date, it has generated $93,073, or 103 percent, of its $90,000 target. Last fall, the Foundation identified three key areas of focus — academic, ...

Williamsport goes downhill at annual Soap Box Derby

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Is Williamsport going downhill? The answer Saturday was yes — in the best way possible. Youngsters gathered at the top of Market Street Hill near the intersection with Washington Boulevard to participate in the Soap Box Derby, in its ninth consecutive year for Williamsport. The races on ...

New Sun-Gazette staffers taking paper into the future

Business

A new generation of staff is in place to lead the Williamsport Sun-Gazette into the future, according to Bernard A. Oravec, publisher. The Williamsport Sun-Gazette recently named Seth Nolan as business editor. In that capacity, Nolan will oversee the newspaper’s business news, ...

Rain holds off as Jersey Shore graduates enter future

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JERSEY SHORE — The weather held out for the graduating seniors during the 65th annual commencement ceremony for Jersey Shore Area Senior High School at its football field Saturday morning. Earlier in the week, the weather forecast had shown a strong chance of showers for the day, but the ...

Polishing business moving to Northern Tier

Business

Jeff Goodhart has been operating a metal polishing and restoration business in Berks County for the past 20 years. But heeding the call of the wild, he’s decided to move his operation to the Northern Tier. “I am very excited,” he said. “I grew up in the city. (But) I love to be ...

PennDOT to close busy ramp this week

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The ramp going off of High Street to Foy Avenue will be closed this week so repairs can be made to the bridge over Lycoming Creek at that location, according to the state Department of Transportation. Traffic from the bridge will be detoured northbound along Lycoming Creek Road to the jug ...

New book captures legacy of Williamsport Sun-Gazette

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It’s safe to say Williamsport has been served by a daily newspaper longer than anyone alive reading these words. Now, a book is being released that captures much of the city and local region’s history as compiled through newsgathering over the years. “A Community Keystone: The ...

Unanswered

Letters

The Sun-Gazette has done a pretty good job of covering the potential takeover of the Williamsport Sanitary Authority and the Williamsport Municipal Water Authority by the Mayor's Office. Here are a few questions that are still unanswered. 1. What will happen to the Authority assets outside ...

A final word

Letters

John Adams explained, "There were two ways to conquer and enslave a country. First by Debt," and Dr. Adrian Roger, a Baptist pastor, illustrates how America's indebtedness increase so rapidly when he wrote, "You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of ...

There is a filter

Letters

The First Amendment protects free speech but as we are finding out words can inflict pain, it involves comedians and the jokes they tell about political figures. Recently three women comedians have received harsh criticism for the jokes they made. They are Michelle Wolf, Roseanne and Samantha ...

Arrogance in action

Letters

It is high school playoff baseball time once again, and several area baseball teams will be playing in the first round of states on Monday. Williamsport Area High School, South Williamsport Area High School, and Lewisburg Area High School through extreme effort and excellence on the field all ...

Democrat platform

Letters

The following is a list of some of the items one might expect to find in the Democrat Party’s political platform for the coming mid-term elections. These are based on some of their stated positions heard regularly on mainstream media outlets that are better known as the propaganda wing of the ...

Enough to survive?

Letters

The Keystone Central School Board has furloughed many teachers as a means of rightsizing. The Jersey Shore Area School Board, which is facing over a $1.4 million deficit, gave notice to 32 teachers that they were being considered for furlough but there would probably be 9 to 10 whose positions ...

Why we salute

Letters

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 ...

Church in the valley celebrates 180 years

Religion

BASTRESS - Legend has it that a Jesuit missionary traveling from near Philadelphia was on a wooded trail in the Nippenose Valley when his horse stumbled — or perhaps the horse stopped to pray — and the rider, the Rev. Father Nicholas Steinbacher, looked about at the valleys, which reminded ...

Alumnus shares memories of time at Montgomery

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MONTGOMERY — Friends, families and members of the community were on hand to share the celebration as the senior class of Montgomery Area High School became the school’s 114th graduating class Friday night. Keynote speaker for the night was Torey Harding, a member of the Class of 2009, ...

4 homeless after apartment fire

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Working smoke alarms late Thursday night alerted two people in time so they, along with a 1-year-old child, could safely flee a fire that broke out in a three-unit apartment building on Vine Avenue, according to city fire Assistant Chief Mark Killian. No one was else was in the large ...