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Honor rolls

Education

Warrior Run High School First marking period Distinguished Honor Roll Grade 9 — Amber Axtman, Malachi Boop, Zackary Bristow, Kyia Brouse, Isaiah Derstine, Caden Dufrene, Emma Ernst, Ruby Giffin, Ethan Hartman, Alyssa Hoffman, Sydney Hoffman, Justin Hontz, Jessica Hudson, Rain ...

Lock Haven University holds Lavender Graduation

Education

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently held Lavender Graduation in the Parsons Union Building. A small group of students, administrators, faculty and staff got together to celebrate LGBTQ students and their academic successes. “LHU’s President’s Commission on LGBTQ Affairs has ...

Colors in the Wind

Education

Color guard originated from the Civil War. When soldiers were on the battlefield during war, they would often be accompanied by a small band to keep a beat to walk to. Along with the band was a person who would carry the “colors” referring to the American flag. Since then, color guard has ...

Is high school as fun as it once was?

Education

When I was in middle school getting ready to become a freshman, I pictured high school as an amazing experience. I imagined class hallways decorated with blue and gold streamers on game days, lockers stamped with posters about upcoming events, and previews of musicals and band concerts that ...

Mini-Thon

Education

Regular-sized marathons are time-consuming, tedious and require massive levels of physical fitness in order to even compete. If doing a whole marathon seems daunting, maybe a Mini-Thon would be more your cup of tea. In fact, Mini-Thons don’t even involve any running at all. Instead, ...

Streaming websites take the media

Education

Over the past few years, streaming websites, such as Netflix and Hulu, have completely taken over the television industry. With Netflix now having over 89 million users, the cable rates have gone down drastically. Since streaming websites now have more selections to choose from, no one really ...

PPL serves 54,000 customers in Lycoming County

The Chamber Connection

The PPL Electric Utilities Susquehanna Service Center, 4810 Lycoming Mall Drive, Montoursville, provides Lycoming County with electricity. “We serve 29 counties in Pennsylvania, and it’s 1.4 million customers,” said Tracie Witter, regional affairs director for PPL Electric ...

North Shore Railroad hauls freight in region

The Chamber Connection

Six separate rail lines operating under different names comprise the North Shore Railroad Co., their diesel locomotives hauling carloads of freight throughout the region.. The headquarters for the rail operation can be found in the Newberry section of Williamsport. “We started the ...

Wine and Design: A new creative outlet

The Chamber Connection

Wine and Design, 357 Market St., has offered the Williamsport and surrounding areas a place to try out a new creative outlet since 2014. Jodi Rakoski, studio owner, said she fell in love with the area since attending the Pennsylvania College of Technology. “My background is in restaurant ...

Getting word out about drugs, addiction

The Chamber Connection

Saving Lives for Zachary is a grassroots effort toward getting the word out about the dangers of drugs. Launched by Carolyn Miele, whose 27-year-old son died from a heroin overdose in 2016, the non-profit group is gaining support for its positive messages and education efforts in the ...

Mall owner sees promise ahead

Business

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today the Sun-Gazette continues its annual review of the past year’s major news stories.) Have rumors over the demise of the Lycoming Mall been greatly exaggerated? As anchor stores such as Macy’s and J.C. Penney shuttered their doors and Sears announced plans in the ...

Westmoreland County woman killed in Saturday crash

Top News

LOCK HAVEN — An elderly Westmoreland County woman was killed Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Greene Township, state police said. Doris W. Smalley. 82, of Greensburg, was pronounced dead at the scene by Clinton County Coroner Zach Hanna following the crash that ...

Officials: Nearly half of Puerto Rico clients without power

Business

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico authorities said Friday that nearly half of power customers in the U.S. territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria. Officials said 55 percent of the nearly 1.5 million customers have power, marking the first time ...

Step Outdoors events begin this Monday

Outdoors

WELLSBORO — The 2018 Step Outdoors Winter Outings series has been expanded to include more events in Potter County, according to organizer Tim Morey, a natural resource specialist with the Hills Creek State Park Complex. “This is our largest Winter Outing series yet with more than 25 ...

Clearfield County truck driver dies in Route 6 crash

Top News

WELLSBORO — A 46-year-old truck driver has died of injuries he suffered Thursday when the full-loaded logging truck he was operating crashed on Route 6 in Delmar Township, according to state police. Jason R. Kane, of Clearfield was traveling east when the truck went off the road, struck an ...

PPL crews to travel to island

Business

PPL Electric Utilities is preparing to send repair crews and line trucks to Puerto Rico to help restore power knocked out by Hurricane Maria, according to a news release. Thirty seven linemen and support workers have volunteered to be deployed in the first wave of what could be a months-long ...

Reflections in Nature: Bird’s name means tree cleaver

Outdoors

Several weeks ago while driving up the Armenia Mountain road, near Gobbler’s Knob, I saw a big bird fly across the road and land on a tree. Before getting close enough to identify the bird, I knew it was a pileated woodpecker due to its unusual flight. A woodpecker’s flight undulates, ...

2 to receive FFA Keystone Degrees

Region

CANTON — Two Canton FFA students — Joelle Urban and Mak Gleckner — will received their Keystone Degrees at the state FFA Midwinter Convention, which will be held Jan. 8 during the state Farm Show in Harrisburg. The degrees will be conferred in the large arena. FFA members can earn ...