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Lock Haven University holds Robotics Camp

Education

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University computer science faculty recently held a weeklong Robotics Camp for middle school students from July 30 to Aug. 3 at the Annie Halenbake Ross Library. Students from Keystone Central School District took part in the camp that provided hands-on experience ...

WASD launches new website

Education

The Williamsport Area School District announced the launch of its new website. Using Watsontown-based marketing firm MojoActive, the website was built using the latest design features with a more responsive interface, is sleeker and more intuitive to provide an improved online ...

Dental hygiene students treat 400 children in Dominican Republic

Education

Seventeen Pennsylvania College of Technology dental hygiene students recently returned from the Dominican Republic, where they provided dental care to children at six schools in the Las Terrenas area. Most students were enrolled in Oral Health Care Field Experience, an elective course that ...

In the schools

Education

Lycoming Nursery School to hold open house Lycoming Nursery School, 825 Arch St. will hold an open house for the 2018-2019 school yar from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Availability is limited. For more information, visit www.lycomingnurs eryschool.com or contact the registrar at ...

LHU nursing program granted continuing accreditation status

Education

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University RN to BSN online nursing program has been granted continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Board of Commissioners. The ACEN supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by ...

As students prepare to return to classes, officials eye security

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As parents prepare to send their children back to school later this month, area school officials have strived to ensure a safe environment in which to learn. Measures range from a police presence in the schools to new safety locks capable of providing a barricade in an emergency to ALICE ...

Area schools set to open this month

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With summer winding down, school districts across Lycoming County are preparing this month for the return of students to classes. The first day of school for students comes later this month. Most districts will open their doors to students the last week of August. A few others will open a ...

Senate committee to focus on issue here

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A roundtable discussion on school safety efforts will be the focus of a Senate Majority Policy Committee event here this week with local school superintendents and staff. The discussion, hosted by state Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Bush Campus Center on ...

Clinton County tables vote on vehicle fee

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LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County commissioners have tabled action on the hotly contested proposal of a countywide $5 fee on motor vehicle registrations to be used for roads and bridges after hearing from the public. Residents attending this week’s meeting complained of a lack of communication ...

Wagner cites dysfunction in Harrisburg

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner made a stop in Williamsport Saturday, attending the Lycoming County Council of Republican women’s annual picnic at James E. Short Park, Loyalsock Township. Wagner, who said he has made almost 500 stops around the state this year, is running ...

Bishop: Some priests named in report remain in ministry

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PITTSBURGH — The bishop of Pittsburgh’s Roman Catholic diocese said a few priests named in a soon-to-be-released grand jury report on clergy sex abuse are still in ministry because the diocese determined allegations against them were unsubstantiated. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported ...

Sun-Gazette offers new Little League pins starting Monday

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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette will once again make available the always popular Little League World Series pins. And this year, collectors will have a chance to add five new Sun-Gazette pins to their inventory. “This will be the 15th straight year we will be offering pins,” Sun-Gazette ...

Home Rule is no rule

Letters

Upon hearing and reading the comments and assumptions put forth by the leadership of the Home Rule Commission, I felt the need to respond. Having spent most of my working career as a certified CPA, the thought of eliminating the Treasurer and Controller’s Office seems extremely foolish. Those ...

Police respect

Letters

This concerns the action of two state policewomen who stopped a lady driver for speeding and then deliberately dehumanized her instead of writing her up for the offense which the lady driver admitted she was speeding because she was late for work. All my life I always held any policeman in high ...

Is history needed?

Letters

Many people may not understand or like some of my letters as my husband will tell me at times that I was raised wrong. But since growing up, I have had reality “stuffed down my throat.” When people display bad behavior, anger, hatred, stupidity by protesting, why? I have been told that, ...

Is history needed?

Letters

Many people may not understand or like some of my letters as my husband will tell me at times that I was raised wrong. But since growing up, I have had reality “stuffed down my throat.” When people display bad behavior, anger, hatred, stupidity by protesting, why? I have been told that, ...

A comparison

Letters

A comparison between Liberal and Conservative think – A patient goes to the dispensary with a cut finger, the Liberal puts a Band-Aid on it. The patient returns the next day with a bigger cut and the Liberal declares "We need a Bigger Bandage". The Conservative says "Instead of Band-Aid after ...

Long-term growth

Letters

Tax-free industrial parks, Keystone Opportunity Zones and tax cuts that benefit corporations and the wealthy seldom achieve their intended purpose of job creation and economic growth without increasing government debt. The recent tax cuts that benefited mainly the rich are adding nearly $2 ...

Abundantly clear

Letters

The latest proposal from the White House to roll back fuel economy standards for automobiles has made it abundantly clear that now, more than ever, is the time to re-elect Gov. Tom Wolf and Sen. Bob Casey. We must also support the upstart congressional candidacy of Marc Friedenberg, and ...