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Get Growing with the Master Gardeners: Herbs can have a place in your home

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This column is written by members of the Lycoming County Master Gardeners.) Q: How can I grow herbs inside my house? A: It is not difficult to grow herbs indoors if you follow a few tips. First, you will need to choose a container. Just about any will do but ...

Clinton County zoning ordinance to reflect ACRE law

LOCK HAVEN — When Woodward Township abandoned its legal action last year against John Grand and his pig farm, a chain reaction of sorts was set in motion. The intense examination of local zoning regulations by local attorneys culminated in a decision last Tuesday by the Clinton County ...

4 decades later, Pa. woman reunited with childhood photo

LEOLA (AP) — It was a sunny September morning in 1977 when a little girl and her brother looked up from playing in the side yard of their eastern Lancaster County home. A yellow sports car had pulled to the side of the road just beside the house, and a young man stepped out carrying a big ...

Region Events

Coal region’s anthracite mining legacy to be commemorated in monthlong observance A regional observance of Mining History Month will take place through Jan. 9 at programs in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Pittston, Plymouth, Dallas, Peckville and Ashley. The annual public event focuses on the ...

Auction announces realized prices

DEWART LIVESTOCK MARKET Report for Jan. 16 Hay, per ton: Alfalfa, $160 Alfalfa/Grass Mix, $155 to $190 Grass, $40 to $185 Mixed, $50 to $155 Timothy Grass, $95 to $170 Round bales, $12.50 to $35 per bale Straw, $85 to $100 per ton Firewood, $20 to $90 per load Oats, ...

Farm Functions

Pesticide training offered locally A pesticide recertification training for private applicators will be held from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St. Offered by Penn State Extension, the training will be held in a “2+2 pest education” ...

Company settles alleged Clean Air Act violations

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a settlement with Bandit Industries Inc. for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act for selling non-road diesel engines and equipment used to process wood and waste that do not meet federal standards. Bandit, based in ...

Bridge replacement projects continue in Bradford County

Construction for the state Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project will continue in Bradford County in 2017. Construction crews plan to replace four of the county’s structurally deficient bridges this year. The Route 14 (Canton Street) bridge, which spans Fall ...

Education council to hold classes on business, knitting, and more

The Potter County Education Council is planning the following classes and courses for area residents. Space may be limited, so register early online at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or by calling 814-545-1333. Courses include the following: • First Step: How to Start and Finance Your ...

Lycoming County real estate transactions filed

The following deeds have been registered in the Lycoming County courthouse: Loyalsock Township • Sarah W. Worman to Leigh M. Agnoni, $184,900, 1325 Miller Ave. • Helen M. Clokey and Thomas J. Schramm to Johnathan P. and Michaelann M. Hull, $230,000, 1611 Lafayette Parkway. • ...

Puerto Ricans could ease dairy labor shortage in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — Unable to find enough workers to carry out the painstaking tasks of milk production, dairy producers in South Dakota hope to tap into a different labor force: unemployed residents of Puerto Rico. It could be a tonic both for dairy operators and Puerto Rico, where the ...

District judge office in Elkland to move

WELLSBORO — The Elkland District Court will be getting a new home, just around the corner from where it is at the old elementary school in Elkland. Tioga County commissioners on Tuesday approved a sales agreement for the county to purchase property in Elkland borough at the intersection of ...

LH City Council organizes for 2017

LOCK HAVEN —  Lock Haven City Council started the new year Monday by re-electing Stephen L. Stevenson as its vice president. Stevenson was the only nominee for the post, and there were no dissenting votes. Council members will represent council on the same boards, commissions and ...

History Center’s capsule project to share Mansfield-area memories

MANSFIELD — The History Center on Main Street has a new project that it hopes to make an annual one. “We are creating a Mansfield Area Time Capsule at the end of each year commemorating our year and its events,” said center Director Joyce Tice. Included in the capsule will be local ...

With care, amaryllis will bloom for years

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This column is written by members of the Lycoming County Master Gardeners.) Q: What should I do with my amaryllis once it is done blooming? A: Have you given or received an amaryllis as a holiday gift? Amaryllis produce huge trumpet-shaped flowers that are stunning. ...

Master Gardeners plan host of free programs

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Lycoming County are planning several educational programs for the public this year. Unless otherwise noted, the programs will be held in the Chapel Room of the Lysock Complex, 542 County Farm Road in Loyalsock Township. Registration is required by the date ...

Clinton County farmer elected to PA Farm Bureau State Board of Directors

Clinton County farmer David Snook has been elected as a new member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s State Board of Directors. He will serve on behalf of farmers in the Centre, Clinton and Lycoming County Farm Bureaus. Snook, who owns a dairy farm near Loganton, raises nearly 50 cows and ...

REGION EVENTS

Weight-loss group meets weekly CASTANEA — The Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) group meets at 6 p.m. every Monday in the lower level of Faith United Methodist Church, 23 E. Brown St. Visitors are welcome. Goodies for our Troops seeks volunteers WELLSBORO — Goodies for Our ...

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Apryl Tubbs, program coordinator for the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health, Wellsboro, with some gift items she has collected for the needy over the holiday season. Tubbs now is collecting personal hygiene and cleaning supplies for those who frequent the Mansfield Drop-In center at St. James Place.

Tioga County woman collects hygiene items for needy

MANSFIELD — People who use the drop-in center have a friend in Apryl Tubbs. Tubbs, program coordinator for the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health, said she was contacted by Deb Rudy, state Sen. Joe Scarnati’s aide, about the need for personal hygiene and cleaning items ...

Powerful pests

PETERSHAM, Mass. — In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, it’s easy to miss one of the tree’s nemeses. No larger than a speck of pepper, the hemlock woolly adelgid spends its life on the underside of needles sucking sap, eventually killing the tree. The bug is one in an ...