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2 dead in head-on crash

MUNCY — Both drivers were killed Tuesday afternoon in a violent two-car head-on collision that occurred on Route 405 in front of the Hughesville Raceway II Self Storage, just north of the Meadowbook Trailer Park, according to state police. Their identities were expected to be released later ...

Some voters head to polling places despite spike in mail-in ballot numbers

Polling places in Williamsport and surrounding areas were bare, as the COVID-19 anxieties prevailed early on in Tuesday’s primary campaign in Lycoming County. So, too, did the loosening of mail-in ballot restrictions to provide another option for voters. County Voter Services staff said ...

Borough tracks costs as part of pandemic recovery effort

South Williamsport borough is tracking COVID-19-related expenses such as personal protective equipment, police overtime and emergency supplies for potential reimbursement through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “All eligible costs are being job-tracked and uploaded to FEMA’s ...

Minneapolis police face civil rights probe over Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS — The state of Minnesota filed a human rights complaint Tuesday against the Minneapolis Police Department in the death of George Floyd who died after an officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for minutes, even after he stopped moving. Gov. Tim Walz and the Minnesota ...

Montoursville Borough approves creation of dog park

Montoursville Borough Council approved a dog park at 41 Mill St. during a virtual meeting Monday. The organizer, Zoe Gillespie, a recent area high school graduate in the area, has been working on the project for more than a year. “Everything that’s going into the park is going to be ...

State reps: Green phase will be safe

The much-awaited green phase should be safe, though it may bring new challenges, said local representatives. Residents are smart and are now educated on dangers of COVID-19, business owners and their customers alike will work to keep themselves safe, they said. “I don’t think (Lycoming ...

Police fire tear gas, nonlethal bullets in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Hundreds of people protesting the police treatment of black people spilled onto an interstate highway in the heart of Philadelphia on Monday afternoon just before a curfew took effect. Law enforcement fired nonlethal bullets and tear gas and halted traffic during the evening ...

Officials talk funding for ManorCare residents

Center for Independent Living North Central Pennsylvania CEO Misty Dion has made it clear that her agency will do what it can to move patients from a nursing home where many have been infected by the coronavirus. Funding from Lycoming County will certainly help, but is not imperative to make ...

River Valley Transit gets $7.2 million federal grant

Williamsport’s River Valley Transit will be recipient of a $7.2 million grant for COVID-19 response as the city works its way to recovery. The award was announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration, according to U.S. Transportation Sec. Elaine ...

Light rain and cloudy skies for voting day

Today, individuals who are planning on taking their vote at the polls in the areas should bring an umbrella with them in the morning but can expect to see the showers dissipate as the day continues. “It is going to be cloudy with some light showers over the area as a weak warm front tries ...

Tioga county shooting suspect still at large

TIOGA — An autopsy was schedule today for Jahrell Jenkins, a 20-year-old Elmira, New York, man who was shot to death early Sunday morning in the parking lot of Fred’s Woodshed on Route 287 in Tioga Township, according to Tioga County Coroner James Daugherty. Jenkins came to the ...

Williamsport updates proclamation on public gatherings

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Derek Slaughter has been initiating a series of proclamations designed to keep people safe and protected and follow the state Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. In a most recent update of these administrative ...

Different approaches seen in neighboring states

While the national toll for deaths related to CVOID-19 eclipsed 100,000 last week, states across the country currently find themselves in various stages of their respective reopening plans, which has proven to be a sign of optimism from local leaders that the outbreak is trending in a positive ...

Chamber expects selections for loans, grants coming soon

Seeking help in either getting their businesses back up and running or returning to full operation following the restrictions placed on them by the governor’s orders, about 92 local small businesses have applied for the grants and loans offered through the Lycoming County Small Business ...

Bike, pedestrian path envisioned but not priority

The proposed transformation of a city street in the East Third Street Old City Gateway into a pedestrian-and-bicycle-friendly pathway with added stormwater drainage touches is on the city’s “to do list,” but not a top priority, city officials said. Willow Way, the proposed creation of a ...

Brandon Park, an 1889 gift to the city’s families, named for sister

The year was 1889, Victoria was queen and Charlie Chaplain was born, ironically or prophetically, that same year in which Thomas Edison also showed his first motion picture. At the beginning of the year, Benjamin Harrison had been inaugurated as the 23rd president and the Eiffel Tower opened in ...

City Council OKs $600k for scoreboard

Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • The Senate was out of session. • The House voted 417-1 in favor of a bill giving small businesses owners more flexibility in how they spend money from the Paycheck Protection Program. The ...

Geisinger president: Coronavirus cases still decreasing

“The colors (green, yellow and red phases) make it simple but green suggests that we are all in the clear,” Dr. Jaewon Ryu, Geisinger CEO and president, said. “While there are a lot of positive trends, we are not in the clear.” Ryu said that though numbers continue to decrease in the ...

Montoursville Borough approves creation of dog park

Montoursville Borough Council approved a dog park at 41 Mill St. during a virtual meeting Monday. The organizer, Zoe Gillespie, a recent area high school graduate, has been working on the project for more than a year. "Everything that's going into the park is going to be fastened into the ...