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Commissioner candidates get specific on stances

Five candidates for Lycoming County commissioner talked about what is right and wrong with county government and why voters should elect them to one of three spots up for election. Each of the participants in the forum sponsored by Williamsport Sun-Gazette and Backyard Broadcasting at the ...

Man rushed to hospital after shooting

A man was taken by ambulance to the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center after being shot in the 2100 block of Hillside Avenue about 9 p.m. Monday, city police confirmed. The extent of the man’s injuries were not known. “We heard gunshots. I was in my kitchen and I knew ...

Convicted killer goes for retrial

The presiding judge heard a retrial motion by a convicted murderer’s defense attorney Monday, citing evidence that wasn’t made available in earlier hearings. Joseph S. Coleman III, 38, who was found guilty in the double homicide of Shane Wright, 27, and his mother, Kristine Kibler, 50, at ...

Vacant school board seat in Muncy filled

MUNCY — The Muncy School Board elected David A. Frederick to fill a vacancy Monday. David A. Frederick of Muncy Township, one of three members from the township on the nine-member board, was elected in an 8-0 vote to replace Connie Coyner, who resigned in September. Coyner’s seat is not ...

City Council candidates address Rotary Club

Two voices of experience on Williamsport City Council want votes on Nov. 5. Republican incumbent Councilman Bonnie Katz and former Council President Bill Hall told Rotary Club of Williamsport Monday that it’s not a time for novices to be making decisions at City Hall. With a $15 ...

Rain to welcome transition into colder weather

There may be a wet start to the week as temperatures descend into a seasonal average, according to a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College. “This time of year, we do often get rain,” said forecaster Michael Colbert. “We’re transitioning into the cooler ...

ID of man killed in collision released

The name of the man who was killed Saturday after he was hit by a vehicle was released by the Lycoming County Coroner Sunday. John Yarozs, 66, of Williamsport, was operating a motorized wheelchair around 1 p.m. Saturday when he was hit by a black Nissan SUV in the intersection of West Fourth ...

Russell Inn was center of action in downtown

First house, tavern and jail. The Russell Inn was the place to be in early Williamsport. James Russell was an Irishman by birth and came to America in 1774. He died soon after completing his public house, leaving a young widow and six children, who kept the inn going for a short time. In ...

US troops in Syria going to Iraq, not home as White House claims

KABUL, Afghanistan — While President Donald Trump insists he’s bringing home Americans from “endless wars” in the Mideast, his Pentagon chief says all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the American military will continue operations against the Islamic State ...

Kurds evacuate Syrian town in 1st pullout of cease-fire

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Dozens of vehicles rolled out of a besieged Syrian border town, evacuating Kurdish fighters and civilians and opening the way for Turkish-backed forces to take over in the first pullback under a three-day-old U.S.-brokered cease-fire. Kurdish officials say the ...

Company aims to make petroleum brine-based lithium in region

For every soldier on the battlefield, electric car battery or guts of a smartphone or solar panel, there is lithium to help power them. Now, a Williamsport-based company has been able to extract the mineral right beneath the region’s feet. Through a patented process, Eureka Resources, ...

1 dead in city collision

A man was killed after his motorized wheelchair was struck and dragged by an SUV at the intersection of West Fourth and William streets at about 1:30 p.m., Saturday, police said. “The driver subsequently stopped. He didn’t flee the scene,” said Officer Joshua Bell, city police. ...

Local schools awarded safety grant

Two local school districts recently were awarded a combined $74,000 in grant money for security equipment. District officials from East Lycoming Area School District and St. John Neumann Regional Academy, beneficiaries of the Safe Schools grant, said they plan to purchase vaping detectors ...

Forums to offer voters chance to hear candidates

The forums for Lycoming County commissioner and City of Williamsport council and mayoral candidates will be held Monday and Oct. 29 in the Michael Ross Event Center banquet-meeting room on the third floor of the Trade and Transit II building, 144 W. Third St., in downtown Williamsport. The ...

Old YMCA to become apartments

Ground will soon break on a new apartment complex, “Lofts of West Branch,” to be developed and owned by John Basalyga, of JBAS Realty, Jessup, at the former YMCA at 343 W. Fourth St. The $4 million investment will hold 30 units varying in sizes from small studio apartments to one- and ...

Borough returns pension benefits to pre-2012 rate

MUNCY — Borough employees may receive a slightly better pension as the council raised the benefit range to 2 percent in a 4 -1 vote. Voting yes were Elaine McAleer, Richard Baker, Edward Feigles, and Scott Delany. Linda Stein voted “no” and Richard Umpstead Jr. abstained. The motion ...

Clinton County commissioner candidates sound off at political forum

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County’s first political forum for the upcoming November election, hosted by The Renovo Record, drew a large crowd to the Rebecca Gross Room on the third floor of the Annie Halenbake Ross Library on Wednesday evening. All four candidates running for three commissioner ...

County library board touts success of Author Gala, programming

The James V. Brown Library board of trustees recently offered details on the Author Gala to be held Thursday, library statistics for September and the success of the summer program. The 17th annual Author Gala, with feature author Lisa See, is sold out with a waiting list. There will be a ...

ART takes flight

The group Public ARTWORKS this week dedicated the project “Undercurrent” by Fred Gilmour that was installed in the new terminal building at the Williamsport Regional Airport. Gilmour’s piece was custom fabricated from polishing aluminum tubing, precision-cut clear and blue plexiglass ...

3 arrested on drug charges

Three alleged drug dealers were taken into custody and jailed on felony charges following an early-morning raid Wednesday at a home on Fourth Avenue, according to city police. Investigators believe the home at 641 Fourth Ave. has been used “for the purpose of trafficking narcotics” at ...