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State court wraps up visit to city

KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette Pennsylvania Superior Court Judges Judith Ference Olson, left, Mary Jane Bowes, center, and Victor P. Stabile, right, begin their day in Courtroom 1 at the Lycoming County Courthouse on Wednesday morning.

State Superior Court Judges said good-bye to Lycoming County Wednesday after presiding over their final cases there.

Each year, Superior Court decides on more than 8,000 appeals, most often in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Harrisburg.

This week, Judges Mary Jane Bowes, Judith Ference Olson, and Victor P. Stabile were in Courtroom 1 of Lycoming County listening to arguments by attorneys.

Each of the cases brought before them had been addressed at the trial level by judges in counties throughout the state.

The special session of Superior Court, hosted by Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas, provided the opportunity for students and the overall public to learn more about the appeals process.

Superior Court was created in 1895 to assist the state Supreme Court in disposing of growing numbers of appeals in the Commonwealth.

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