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Australian team makes most of time in US

Make it to the Little League Baseball World Series — check. Meet some Major League Baseball heroes — check. See a Major League game live — check. But, before making the 9,468-mile journey back home on Sunday, the Little League team from Gold Coast, Australia, has a few more items ...

New South Williamsport police chief ready and able to take command

With a wealth of experience in public safety in the county and years of working under the current chief, South Williamsport Police Department’s newest chief is ready to continue where his predecessor left off come November. Cpl. Carl Finnerty, of the South Williamsport Police Department, ...

Mold delays start of school in city

Mold and moisture problems at schools within the Williamsport Area School District have caused the district to delay its first day of classes until Sept. 4. That is a week later than expected. “As with other school districts experiencing the same issue across the state, record amounts of ...

Pope: No effort spared to fight abuse, but offers no details

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis vowed Monday that “no effort must be spared” to root out priestly sex abuse and cover-up from the Catholic Church, but gave no indication that he would take action to sanction complicit bishops or end the Vatican culture of secrecy that has allowed the ...

‘Just fantastic’: Major Leaguers meet Little Leaguers

The excitement could nearly be felt buzzing through the air and across the crowds on Sunday. It was a dream-come-true kind of thrill when the Little League World Series players met their lifelong idols when the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets Major League Baseball players ...

Authorities release more details in Newberry homicide

Outside Ed and Sonja Heck’s home at 2501 Linn St. is a makeshift memorial of stuffed animals and three artificial flowers. Neighbors set up the memorial to honor 49-year-old Sonja Heck, who, city police said, was murdered sometime Thursday, allegedly by her husband, inside the two-story ...

Showers forecast Tuesday

It looks like, for the first time in several years, the Little League World Series is going to need Friday to make up baseball games that — in all likelihood — will be washed out Tuesday, if the forecast holds up. While today was expected to “look nice” after some patchy fog or ...

South Williamsport Borough hires manager and assistant

From Staff Reports Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • Congress is out of session. State • The state Legislature is out of session. Municipal • Muncy Borough Council discussed the serious issue of motorists ignoring ...

The Beach Boys attract diverse crowd at Series

Despite some scattered showers throughout the day, everyone felt like they were California surfing as The Beach Boys put on a concert after the last Little League World Series game at the complex in South Williamsport Sunday. “It’s so awesome. We’re ready to dance and move our ...

Lycoming County to receive $276K in CDBG funding, administrator says

Lycoming County applicants for 2018 Community Development Block Grant funding were announced last week, each seeking a piece of the $275,579 allotted to the county — about $25,000 more than what was received in 2017, said Kristen McLaughlin, of SEDA-Council of Governments. Other ...

World Series pitches windfall into the area

Each August, Lycoming County becomes a destination spot for thousands of people across the U.S. and even the world, thanks to the Little League Baseball World Series. The more-than-weeklong event, which kicks off with the grand parade and culminates in the championship game at Howard J. ...

Liberty post office renamed in honor of fallen soldier

LIBERTY — The United States Post Office here was renamed in honor of Staff Sgt. Ryan Scott Ostrom during a special ceremony held at the Liberty Municipal Building yesterday. A plaque was dedicated and will be hung outside the post office building, at 4514 Williamson Trail. The members ...

Sex scandals fester at unhealthy organizations, experts say

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Of all the horrific details contained in the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, one sentence stands out: “The main thing was not to help children, but to avoid ‘scandal.’ ” When sex-abuse cases dominate headlines, ...

Dorm stay encourages World Series players to form friendships

Representing their hometown, a Little Leaguer can feel like the world is on their shoulders, but the competition and stress of a match isn’t what Little League International hopes the kids take away from their time in Williamsport. Closed off to the public, the Grove, a mass of dorms ...

22 priests with local ties accused

The report released this week by a state grand jury alleges sexual abuse by 22 Roman Catholic priests who were assigned to churches in this region over a period of seven decades. The Sun-Gazette reviewed the list of offenders under the section pertaining to the Diocese of Scranton and found ...

Arrest made hours after body found in Newberry home

After allegedly killing his wife in the couple’s Newberry home, 49-year-old Edward Heck drove to Lebanon, Indiana, where he was arrested late Friday night in a motel room on a warrant charging him with homicide, city Police Chief David Young said at police headquarters. The victim, Sonya ...

Muncy to issue citations to those driving on closed roads

MUNCY — “You’re going to get cited.” That was the warning given by Muncy Borough Council to any driver who tries to go around, through or past barriers marking roadways closed due to flooding. Following the past week of flooding, the borough police department and borough officials ...

Cheating alleged of Series team based on hearsay

The Grosse-Pointe Wood-Shores Little League, competing at the Little League World Series for a second straight year and third time in four seasons, was answering questions after coaches from Indiana and Michigan questioned whether it was cheating based on hearsay. An article appeared in the ...

Evangelicals confront sex abuse

As the Roman Catholic church struggles with a new wave of clergy abuse cases, several prominent evangelical institutions have been rocked in recent weeks by their own sexual misconduct allegations against pastors and church leaders who exploited the trust they had gained from faithful ...

DuBoistown fills vacant council seat

DuBoistown Borough Council voted to fill a vacant council spot during a special meeting Friday afternoon. Eric K. Hine was selected from among four people being considered for the vacancy. The vote to appoint Hine was 4-1. Voting yes were Paul McKinley, Richard Boyles, Larry Campbell and ...