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Good weather for boat race, but heat on the way

Local canoers and kayakers took advantage of the comfortable weather Sunday morning to race in the Flatwater Challenge on the Susquehanna River in Loyalsock. With a low humidity and temperatures in the 70s on Sunday, racers brought their boats to Riverfront Park at both 10 a.m. and noon to ...

With help, women can remove inmate number, get on with their lives

Jamie’s number in Muncy State Correctional Institute was OU2963 Today, she’s about to become a wife and a certified recovery and family recovery specialist. Jamie Kinghorn’s journey from an abused young woman who quickly gravitated into a world of drugs and alcohol to the productive ...

Women eye House seats across 12th district

Plenty of women are eyeing state House seats across the 12th Congressional District, including those serving Lycoming County residents. Some of them appeared last week at the Lycoming County Democratic Women picnic at Susquehanna State Park to share their political views and solicit ...

City authority increases sanitary rates

Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal •The House voted 213-211 to pass the Farm Bill. The legislation includes new work rules for most adult food-stamp recipients. The package overseeing more than $430 billion of food and ...

Community thrives alongside ‘evolving garden’

“You can almost see them growing,” Rickey Lee said as he looked at the sturdy tomato plants standing straight and tall in the morning sun at the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Garden on Park Avenue. Lee, who lives in the neighborhood of the garden, works there, harvesting the produce, ...

Natural gas impact fee coming to county

Natural gas impact fee disbursements to counties and municipalities fall short of the allocations from the boom days of drilling in the Marcellus Shale industry, but the dollars continue to be welcome sources of revenue. The state Public Utility Commission this week announced that nearly $210 ...

Early budget deal milestone for deficits

HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature have wrapped up budget legislation a week before Pennsylvania state government’s new fiscal year starts, an about-face after three years of protracted partisan fights over spending. Besides that, the budget ...

DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday ...

Athletes recognized for overcoming injuries

When Lexi Baranoski injured her knee playing soccer in November 2016, she figured on a long road to recovery to make it back on the field the following season. Working with the UPMC Sports Medicine Department, the Muncy Area High School student soon began a sometimes grueling ...

Celebrating the love of Loyalsock Creek

Not even a downpour could dampen the spirits of the hundred or so people gathered at Pier 87 along Loyalsock Creek to celebrate the local creek being named 2018 River of the Year by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the state Organization for Waterways and ...

Peace pole and rental inspections pay-off in city

City Council learned Thursday night that a ceremony to place a peace pole in the 600 block of Second Street may be a catalyst for the neighborhood to see reform. Mary Woods, of the Beloved Community Council, said the pole, which was made possible through the use of $1,500 in legislative ...

State budget sent to Governor’s desk

HARRISBURG (AP) — The main appropriations bill in a $32.7 billion spending package for Pennsylvania’s approaching fiscal year headed to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk on Friday, more than a week early and without the partisan acrimony that marked the last three years. Wolf was expected to sign it ...

Codes official sweeps Muncy

MUNCY — Codes Inspections Inc., the borough’s codes inspectors, made a sweep of the borough recently, “tagging” borough properties that had issues that need to be addressed, according to Bill Ramsey, borough manager. One of the main issues that the codes officer warned residents of ...

Capital projects budget approved

The 70-year-old levee dominated City Council’s concerns Thursday, as it passed an $80 million capital projects budget. The repairs to recertify the levee under the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Army Corps of Engineers standards tops the council’s priorities. “Right now, the ...

Williamsport native drafted to the NBA

He first picked up a basketball as a 2-year-old. Alize Johnson never really has stopped dribbling or playing since. Thursday night, the Williamsport native and St. John Neumann alum experienced a dream come true as all his hard work paid off. Johnson became the first Lycoming County player ...

YMCA Discovery building back on chopping block

City Council approved a demolition permit of the Discovery YMCA building at 343 W. Fourth St., but will allow any developer until Sept. 21 before it must be razed. Developer Herman Logue, the building owner, has 120 days to wait as City Councilwoman Liz Miele tries to find resources to spare ...

Kiwanis speaker shares efforts in suicide prevention

Speaking to someone who is struggling mentally and emotionally after noticing something wrong can be all it takes to save a life, Mallory Weymer, suicide prevention specialist with the Pennsylvania College of Technology, told Kiwanis club members Thursday. In the past year, the college has ...

Energy official toutes Trump policies

Policies under the Trump Administration are doing a lot to help the gas and oil industry, and that’s good news for the state of Pennsylania. Thomas J. Pyle, president of the Institute for Energy Research, told Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce members Wednesday that those polices ...

Board: Desk project progressing at James V. Brown Library

The new solo desk in the circulation area of the James V. Brown Library should be in place in little more than a month, according to the facility’s executive director. The one-desk project involves a makeover to the main circulation desk in the library, which redesigns the area to one main ...