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Bridge replacement in Bradford County begins Monday

An $888,460 bridge replacement project on Wilawana Road in Athens Township, Bradford County, is set to start Monday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The existing single-span, steel I-beam bridge, which spans Orcutt Creek near the intersection with Orcutt Creek Road, was ...

Drug deals, fights are among concerns for area bus drivers

LEWISBURG (AP) — Barry Aucker and Ray Hoekman, drivers for Rohrer Bus Service in the Lewisburg School District, have a combined 29 years of experience. In that time, they’ve seen a lot — from a drug deal being carried on in the back of a bus, to students fighting, cursing and yelling to ...

Pennsylvania Master Naturalist program moving closer to Lycoming County

A statewide initiative that puts out highly trained natural science envoys is moving closer to the area and looking for individuals who are ready to take on the rewarding challenge of connecting people to their ecosystems. The Pennsylvania Master Naturalist program is a venture directed ...

New restaurant coming to Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — City Council approved a liquor license transfer for a proposed new restaurant Monday night. Bob Masorti told council that he and Gio Montarsi plan to build a restaurant at the corner of Bellefonte Avenue and North Jones Street. They plan to tear down the former Wolf’s Camera ...

One of the over 200 Coopworth lambs born at Owens Farm at 2611 Mile Post Road between Sunbury and Danville on Thursday March 30, 2017. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette

Lambs make their debut at Owens Farm

SUNBURY — The Owens’ 112-acre farm, 2611 Mile Post Road, has spent the last few months welcoming lambs, lots and lots of lambs. The farm between Sunbury and Riverside, which is home to 130 ewes (female sheep), has seen the birth of over 209 Coopworth lambs this year. The ...

Good soil vital to plant health

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This column is written by members of the Lycoming County Master Gardeners.) Q: What makes a good soil and why is it so important? A: Plants take up nutrients and water through the soil in which they are planted, so it is very important that it has all the right components. ...

Auction announces realized prices

DEWART LIVESTOCK MARKET Report for April 10 Hay, per ton Alfalfa, $80 to $140 Alfalfa/Grass Mix, $85 to $120 Grass, $40 to $155 Mixed, $75 to $87.50 Timothy Grass, $70 to $160 Round bales, $18 to $40 each Straw, $80 to $140 per ton Oats, $2.75 to $3.60 per bushel Shelled ...

Packing events set for Goodies for our Troops

WELLSBORO — Goodies for Our Troops, a nonprofit organization whose volunteers collect and package donations to send to active military, veterans, their families and the families of fallen heroes, will hold its next weekend packaging event from 1 to 5 p.m. May 6-7 at 87 Main St., below Stained ...

8 people sentenced in Tioga court

WELLSBORO — Eight people recently were sentenced in Tioga County Court. Sentenced to county jail was: • Stephen M. Eisenhower, 28, of Arnot, five days to six months and a $300 fine for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Sentenced to probation were: • Gerald G. Tillinghast, ...

Bradford County man sentenced in firearms theft and heroin sales

A Wysox man was sentenced to 77 months of imprisonment Tuesday in federal court for stealing 48 firearms and for distributing heroin. U.S. Middle District Judge A. Richard Caputo sentenced Aaron L. Vanderpool, 35. Vanderpool pleaded guilty to burglarizing Fulmer’s Sporting Goods May 24, ...

Woman is sentenced to 1 to 3 years

SCRANTON (AP) — The daughter of a northeastern Pennsylvania city council member has seen sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a hit-and-run crash that killed a mother of seven. Twenty-seven-year-old Tiffany Timko, of Hazleton, pleaded guilty earlier in Lackawanna County to ...

Genetic, environmental factors both influence addiction risk

Last month, we explored the neurobiology of addiction. This month, we highlight Chapter 3 of the U.S. surgeon general’s report, which addresses prevention programs and policies. While science explains the mechanism of addiction, the greatest unanswered question is why changes in the brain ...

Cold frames help enable early start to growing season

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This column is written by members of the Lycoming County Master Gardeners.) By BETHANY MARCELLO Lycoming County Master Gardener Q: What’s a cold frame and what does it do? A: Cold-frame gardening works like a greenhouse but is little more than an open-bottomed box with ...

Auction announces realized prices

DEWART LIVESTOCK MARKET Report for March 27 HAY, per ton Alfalfa, $135 to $150 Alfalfa/Grass Mix, $35 to $260 Grass, $80 to $260 Mixed, $105 to $250 Timothy Grass, $160 to $190 ROUND BALES, $11 to $31 each STRAW, $60 to $120 per ton FIREWOOD, $180 per load OATS, $3.90 to ...

Lock Haven sidewalk cafe permits can be issued April 10

LOCK HAVEN — “What other mayors, other councils could not do, we did.” With those words, Lock Haven Mayor William E. Baney III thanked City Council for supporting his effort to open the door to sidewalk cafes. Cafes now are allowed in the Central Business District, and the first ...

Wegmans sets opening for 2 NJ stores, NYC market is in the works

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Wegmans Food Markets has announced opening dates for its two new stores in northern New Jersey. The Rochester-based supermarket chain said Tuesday that a Wegmans will open July 23 in Hanover, followed on Sept. 24 by the opening of a store in Montvale. About 500 ...

Renovation contract reviewed

BLOSSBURG — A contract from Quad 3 Architects to renovate rooms at the Blossburg Elementary School into new administrative office space was reviewed and discussed during the Southern Tioga School Board’s meeting Monday. The $28,500 contract includes design work for the new offices as well ...

LH dams don’t meet requirements; work might cost $15M

LOCK HAVEN — Get ready for the next multi-million-dollar project. A few years ago, the city essentially built a new sewage treatment plant for $33 million. The project stemmed from the city’s need to meet increasingly tight restrictions on cleaning harmful nutrients out of the ...