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Roadwork projects in city begin

More than four months of gas line replacement and street reconstruction is taking place in areas north of High Street in the city. UGI and its sub-contractor, Kiely Construction, have begun to excavate portions of Rural Avenue, from First Street west, according to Joseph Gerardi, city codes ...

5 years in federal prison for dealer

A heroin dealer from Philadelphia who distributed the drug and firearms in Williamsport and Lycoming County was sentenced this week in U.S. Middle District Court to serve five years in a federal prison. Lamont Johnson, 25, was sentenced by U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann for ...

Resident asks about over budget projects

After requesting approval from Lycoming County commissioners Tuesday on the $83,147 repair cost to Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company Inc. for work on a 2009 Caterpillar tractor, which was about $18,000 over the budgeted amount, Jason Yorks, director of Resource Management Services, was met ...

Garden in honor of young cancer victim approved in Loyalsock Township

A healing garden in memory of Callie Cavanaugh at Short Park funded through a local fundraiser was unanimously approved by the Loyalsock Township Board of Supervisors at a meeting Tuesday and is expected to begin construction by June. Callie, 9, a Loyalsock native, lost her battle with ...

East Lycoming approves preliminary budget with tax hike

HUGHESVILLE — East Lycoming School District’s board introduced a preliminary draft of the proposed final general fund budget for 2018-19, which includes an increase of 0.44 mills, bringing the real estate tax rate for the district to 13.94 mills. This reflects a 3.26 percent increase in ...

Signatures on petition against Newberry stage exceed 100

More than 100 signatures are on a petition citing opposition to a stage getting built at a park in Newberry, city officials said. The petition was obtained from a private resident by City Councilman Derek Slaughter who presented the information to fellow councilmen during the public safety ...

DEP regional office holds open house

Visitors to the state Department of Environmental Protection open house Monday could learn about anything from radiation to small business and see small fish and aquatic specimens on display. All ages were represented in the crowd that moved from room to room learning what the northcentral ...

Planned burns likely source of smoke

Controlled burns in Union County, scheduled to avoid multiple rain showers expected to hit the area this week, could be to blame for a haze and stench of smoke that blanketed Lycoming County on Monday. Wind moving from the south and southeast of the state could have brought with it smoke ...

Jersey Shore students worried about school closings

JERSEY SHORE — A survey of 75 students at the Jersey Shore Area High School revealed concerns about overcrowding in response to the upcoming school board’s decision regarding closing two schools and doing a district wide reconfiguration. The survey was conducted and presented by Emma ...

Williamsport a nominee for investment program

Williamsport and Towanda have been nominated for a new federal Opportunity Zone program to bring investment to low-income neighborhoods. The two municipalities have been added to the list of census tracts in the state submitted to the U.S. Treasury for inclusion in the program, according to ...

Airport approves $116K change for new terminal

Several changes to the Williamsport Regional Airport’s new airport terminal building project were approved unanimously during a special meeting of the Airport Authority early Monday. For an additional $116,000, the authority approved framing modifications to the glass canopy expected to ...

Week ahead looking more like spring

Temperatures will fluctuate over the week as two cold fronts move in, bringing rain into what looks to be a warmer week than last. Today the area will see a high of 70 with plenty of sunshine, according to Paul Head, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College. “This ...

A local ‘rube’ who got a taste of big league ball

“Rube” Yarrison had the distinction of being among the few people born in Lycoming County to play Major League Baseball, even if his time there was short and unremarkable. He pitched parts of just two seasons for the old Brooklyn Robins and Philadelphia A’s in the 1920s, appearing in ...

Greener gas giving breath of fresh air

Anyone who stood waiting for a bus 20 years ago may remember noxious fumes spewing from the tailpipe. Those days are disappearing as more buses are being fueled by compressed natural gas than by gasoline and diesel, said Kevin Kilpatrick, assistant general manager at River Valley ...

Final comprehensive plan hearing to be held this week

Community members will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed county comprehensive plan at a hearing this week. The hearing will be at the start of the county commissioners meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday and will last about 25 minutes, followed by a question-and-answer ...

Congressional candidates weigh in on defense spending

For the next few weeks, the Sun-Gazette will feature issues considered by candidates for the 12th Congressional District. Answers to a single question each candidate is asked will appear each Sunday. The U.S. House candidates are Republicans Tom Marino and Doug McLinko and Democrats Judy ...

Road to NKorea denuclearization littered in failure

SEOUL, South Korea — Bill Clinton offered oil and reactors. George W. Bush mixed threats and aid. Barack Obama stopped trying after a rocket launch. While Seoul and Washington welcomed Pyongyang’s declaration on Saturday to suspend further intercontinental ballistic missile tests and ...

Grower’s Market set to open in city

One of the harbingers of spring — like daffodils in bloom and robins returning — opening day for the Williamsport Growers Market is April 28. On a cold, breezy morning while a display of spring onions shivered in their basket, April Line, the new market manager, spoke of her plans for the ...