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Pa. Resources Council holding photo contest

The Pennsylvania Resources Council is sponsoring a statewide photo contest focusing on litter, which could win photographers a top prize of $1,000. Lens On Litter encourages amateur photographers to take eye-catching images of other people’s litter — soda cans, burger wrappers and other ...

‘Human books’ are on loan at Penn State library

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Enter a library room at Penn State University on Wednesday and you’ll hear junior Brian Anthony Davis describe his transformation from gang member, dodging bullets by age 16, to college student who has studied in eight countries. Patrons that day can “borrow” the ...

Tioga commissioners approve change orders for courthouse

WELLSBORO — Tioga County commissioners approved change orders for the courthouse additions and improvements project at their meeting Tuesday. The change orders amounting to $174,386 include lighting and power renovations in the new sheriff’s area, the transfer of existing generator ...

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Wendy Rundio, of South Williamsport, sits with her 3-year-old dog, Dixie Delilah, a mix between an American staffordshire terrier and a bull terrier. Rundio has owned many breeds of dogs.

Hard sell: Breed education is vital, longtime owner says

Thinking about adding a dog to your family? Do yourself — and the dog — a favor and research different breeds before making a decision. That’s the advice from the assistant kennel manager at the Lycoming County branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to ...

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Co-driver Chris Wimbrough, left, and driver Jeremy Keck are shown with Keck’s 1999 Subaru Impreza. Keck will drive the Impreza during Saturday’s Waste Management Winter RallySprint.

Wellsboro man only local driver in RallySprint

WELLSBORO — Jeremy Keck is the only local driver among the 14 who have entered the 2017 Waste Management Winter RallySprint, which will be held on Waste Management property in Antrim on Saturday. Keck’s co-driver is first-timer Christopher Wimbrough. Both live in Wellsboro. It is ...

Amish targeted over problems with environment

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — William Kautz grew up in the Chesapeake Bay’s backyard. He remembers standing in water up to his hips that was so clear he could see his feet. A few decades later, he couldn’t even see his shins. When the Baltimore County resident moved to South Lebanon Township in ...

Get Growing with the Master Gardeners: Philly flower show fun

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This feature is answered by members of the Lycoming County Master Gardeners. Readers who wish to submit a question to be answered by these experts may email it to region@sungazette.com.) Have you ever been to the Philadelphia Flower Show? If so, what did you enjoy ...

NY lawmaker pulls bill exempting farm dogs from welfare laws

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York lawmaker announced Thursday he is withdrawing a bill that would have classified farm dogs as “livestock” and exempted them from some animal neglect protections after animal welfare groups objected to the measure. Democratic Assemblyman William Magee, the ...

Auction announces realized prices

DEWART LIVESTOCK MARKET Report for Feb. 6 HAY, per ton Alfalfa    , $75-150 Alfalfa/Grass Mix, $115-230 Grass, $95-240 Mixed, $105-165 Timothy Grass, $85-210 ROUND BALES, $20-32.50 each STRAW, $60-130 per ton FIREWOOD, $45-175 per load All animals sold per 100 ...

Borough to discuss flood plain details

LEWISBURG — The Borough Flood Impact Task Force will hold a flood plain public information session at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the William Cameron Engine Co. training facility’s annex building on Buffalo Road and North 5th Street. All are welcome. The task force will review various publicly ...

Road race begins on Saturday in Tioga County

WELLSBORO — Fourteen cars were registered to compete in  the 2017 Waste Management RallySprint, as of Feb. 3. The organizing committee is hoping for 20 entries by Saturday, the day of the event. The contest is limited to 30 cars. “We expect to see more cars enter. Last year 18 cars ...

Meeting set this week on proposed highway plan

SELINSGROVE — The state Department of Transportation’s Engineering District 3 will hold a public meeting to provide updates and seek input on the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation project’s (CSVT) Southern Section from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Selinsgrove Middle School, 401 ...

Crash claims life of Wellsboro woman, 27

MANSFIELD — Misty M. Bacon, 27, of Wellsboro, was killed when her SUV crashed on Route 6 in Sullivan Township about 10:30 a.m. Monday, according to state police. Bacon was traveling east on Route 6 when she lost control of her Mercury Mountaineer, which went off the road, struck a tree and ...

Jazz and Art Festival with special concert gets support in Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — The 2017 LH JAMS Festival will return to the downtown Aug. 18 and 19, and a special Saturday concert again will be scheduled on the river that weekend. This year, The King of Blues, Billy Price, will play on the floating stage Aug. 19. Price is from Pittsburgh and draws big ...

Substance abuse is a national health crisis, report states

In January, we highlighted the U.S. surgeon general’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health, issued in 2016. The report, while highlighting the serious problems created by the use and misuse of drugs and alcohol, offers support and ideas to change the landscape of care for alcohol and ...

Ice sculptor carves out a niche in Erie

ERIE (AP) — Chain saws and a vast assortment of handheld power tools litter Bill Sandusky’s Erie Ice Works studio. Inside the 4,500-square-foot facility at 1220 W. 20th St. are two large freezers — one measuring 14 feet by 16 feet, the other 22 feet by 10 feet. Nearby sit two ...

Pre-4-H program open to children

Enrollment is open for Cloverbuds, a Penn State Extension program designed for children in kindergarten through third grade. Cloverbuds meet once a month to do fun, educational activities that are hands-on and interactive. Many 4-H activities are available only when a child reaches the ...

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Maxwell plays in a yard at the Lycoming SPCA.

Singled out: Pit bulls troubled by negative perceptions

  (EDITOR’S NOTE: Today is the first part of a series about pit bull-type dogs, animals that often are portrayed as vicious and aggressive. For the next few weeks, learn more about these dogs from the people who deal directly with them.) Shelter dogs have it ...