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Chamber unveils newest Bases Loaded statue

The first installment of the Bases Loaded statue project celebrated the 75th anniversary of Little League Baseball in 2014. This year, the sixth installment of the project came in the form of a left-fielder placed at Pennsylvania College of Technology, unveiled Friday morning. “We are here ...

Commissioners to livestream their meetings

The Lycoming County commissioners agreed in a 2-1 vote Thursday to livestream their meetings. Commissioners Rick Mirabito and Jack McKernan voted for the motion, while Commissioner Tony Mussare, who said the expense wasn’t budgeted, voted “no.” It will cost around $2,000 for the ...

Comms: Federal aid for acidic mine drainage still needed

With acidic drainage from abandoned mines still polluting Pennsylvania waterways, the Lycoming County commissioners called for continued federal funding for surface control Thursday. Local Trout Unlimited organizations concerned about native fish populations and preserving the county’s ...

City man jailed on charges of removing guns from Maple Street shooting victim

Moments after a 19-year-old man was shot in the head in the 600 block of Maple Street during the early morning hours of July 17, Jamal Johnson removed not one, but two handguns that the teen was carrying, city police alleged in court papers. Johnson, 25, of 901 High St., was arrested Friday ...

Planning commission allows Dollar General in Oval

A somewhat-controversial Dollar General building in Oval has been cleared to continue construction, the Lycoming County Planning Commission agreed Thursday. The building is slated to disturb about two acres at the intersection of Route 44 and Shed Road in Limestone Township. The commission ...

South Williamsport borough to start $2.3M paving project

South Williamsport Borough Council agreed this week to borrow $2.3 million for a two-year paving project that will begin in September and continue through next August. About 30 streets need resurfacing, according to borough manager Steven W. Cappelli. One of the 30 streets will be East ...

Hall of Famer Randy Johnson talks life, baseball

“Let them breathe. Let your kids be kids.” That was the special message Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson delivered to an overflow crowd at Friday’s Grand Slam breakfast at the Genetti Hotel. Johnson brought excitement and energy to the Williamsport/Lycoming ...

Opening ceremonies launch Series

The 2019 Little League World Series is under way, with opening ceremonies complete. Though skies were gray early in the day, the clouds moved off by late morning and the sun shone down on Volunteer Stadium to officially usher in the Series. A band from Uptown Music Collective, a nonprofit ...

Ride-share users get comfortable dropoff location

For those using ride share services to travel to and from the Little League World Series, a tent has been set up for passengers to be picked up and dropped off. “While parking on our complex is free for the event, and courtesy shuttles are available from downtown, one of the concerns that ...

Superintendent: Federal legislation may help special education funding

HUGHESVILLE — Federal legislation pending in Congress on special education funding was a topic of discussion this week among members of the East Lycoming School Board. Superintendent Michael Pawlik said he anticipates movement on House Resolution 1878, a bill regarding a way to bring ...

Alleged lookout in Uni-Mart robbery, shooting arrested

A second man has been arrested in connection with the armed robbery at the Uni-Mart, 1944 W. Fourth St., that claimed the life of customer Rhonda McPeak and seriously injured store clerk JoBeth Wetzel on the night of Aug. 4, city police said. Investigators allege Noah Samuel Stroup, 23, of ...

Lunch prices remain steady

Looking ahead to the first day of school, the Loyalsock Township School Board this week agreed to keep school breakfast and lunch prices at the same rates as the last school year. Elementary students will pay $1.30 for breakfast and $2.40 for lunch, and those on the reduced play will pay 30 ...

Thousands line street to watch parade

Thousands of smiling faces with little arms holding empty bags ready for candy lined the streets waiting for the annual Little League World Series Grand Slam Parade to march down Fourth Street on Wednesday. There were easily over 40,000 people watching the parade today, according to Jason ...

Parade atmosphere gives goosebumps to some visitors

Scott Freeman of Vancouver, Canada, had goosebumps along his arms as he watched the Little League World Series Grand Slam Parade make its way along Fourth Street in the Wednesday evening sun. “We are so fortunate to be here,” he said. In town simply for the Series experience, Freeman ...

Dream comes true twice for Edmar Cornelia of Curacao

When Little Leaguers from around the world arrive in South Williamsport to represent their regions, that first glimpse of Lamade Stadium from the top of the hill is special. With wide eyes, mouths slightly open and breathing paused perhaps, they take in the view, recognizing that against the ...

After long journey, cross country bicyclist makes his way to Williamsport

For Williamsport native Dan Hurwitz, his bicycle trip, which began in San Jose, California, and will end in the Boston area, has not been without its difficulties. Stopping in Williamsport to visit family, Hurwitz shared the particulars of a time he labeled, a “Day from Hell,” which he ...

Montoursville investigates cause of dead fish in Indian Park pond water

Montoursville Borough officials are testing the water from the pond in Indian Park after a number of fish turned up dead. Located at the north end of the park near Interstate 180, the pond is a popular spot for anglers. The cause of the fish kill is unknown at this time. “We are on top ...

City Hall goes on lock down after threatening call

City Hall was in lockdown all day Tuesday after a man placed two threatening telephone calls to the building at 245 W. Fourth St. just before 9 a.m., city Police Chief Damon Hagan said. “The male made one call, threatening to kill people, and then a second call to come to City Hall with a ...

Grand Slam Parade to see good weather

The Little League World Series is ready to kick off with its annual Grand Slam Parade tonight and four games starting Thursday afternoon. Despite bright, sunny skies for parade activities, there may be chances of showers throughout the first two game days, according to David Martin, a ...

Board mulls school closings, reorganization

The majority of members on the Jersey Shore School Board supported closing the administration building, at 175 A and P Drive, and reorganizing the elementary schools in future years, they indicated Monday. A special meeting on July 10 discussed possible options for the school district. The ...