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Warden: Several programs in place to encourage parolees to stay out of prison

Many people consider jails to be a place where you lock people up and protect society from them, but that’s only one aspect of it, according to Brad Shoemaker, who recently was appointed warden at the Lycoming County Prison. Speaking at the Rotary Club of Williamsport’s meeting this ...

Loyalsock Township OKs street name

Loyalsock Township supervisors unanimously voted in approval to change Richard Avenue to Richards Avenue during its meeting on Tuesday. Bill Burdett, township manager, said a portion of the street was named Richard Avenue in 1924. Since then, an addition was put on the street, which was named ...

Muncy Township supervisors approve bids

PENNSDALE — It’s that time of year when paving roads is a priority and the Muncy Township board of supervisors approved a bid through the SEDA-Council of Governments Wednesday night for materials to pave township roads this summer. The bid of just under $60,000 for bituminous seal from ...

Teacher among those honored for saving woman’s life

Several years ago, veteran kindergarten teacher Pamela Nolan became certified in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. However, she never had to do CPR on anyone until one evening in late April when Hepburn-Lycoming Primary School custodian Ann Folly collapsed in a hallway at the ...

Arson ruled as cause of Vine Avenue fire

Last week’s three-alarm fire that extensively damaged a three-unit apartment building at 1246 Vine Ave. has been ruled as arson, according to Assistant Fire Chief Mark Killian. A man and a woman, along with a 1-year-old child, safely fled the burning building when smoke alarms in the ...

$160K going toward recreation projects throughout county

The Lycoming County commissioners are expected to approve up to 14 grants totaling over $160,000 to various communities countywide from the Act 13, or natural gas drilling impact fees, legacy fund on Thursday. The funds, which may only go to recreation projects, will leverage over $1 million ...

Mayor questions City Council spending

Mayor Gabriel J. Campana revealed what he said are City Council’s alleged unauthorized expenses of the city budget. On Saturday, when a front-page story in the Sun-Gazette updated readers about the status of the attorney general’s review of questionable expenses by Campana in 2015 and ...

No shortage of patriotism in city for Flag Day march

The 35th annual Flags Across America March takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. It is a night where there is no shortage of patriotism in the city. Flags waving, Boy Scouts with reverence toward the nation and dressed up floats. The march is a tradition for more than 30 years in Lycoming ...

Trump sees ‘new future’ for North Korea

SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump wrapped up his five-hour nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with surprisingly warm words and hope for “a bright new future” for Kim’s isolated and impoverished nation. Yet he immediately faced pointed questions at home about ...

Township passes food truck ordinance

The Old Lycoming supervisors finalized the township’s food truck ordinance Tuesday night. The ordinance offers fees at weekly, monthly or yearly rates. The weekly fee is $10, while the monthly and yearly fees are $20 and $240, respectively. “We looked at fees in surrounding areas,” ...

Applicants for judge position kept secret

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office, tasked with filling a vacancy opened by Judge Richard A. Gray in Lycoming County Court until a new judge is elected, has not yet released the names of applicants it received for the position. Retiring at the end of June, Gray spent 15 years on the bench and was up ...

Longtime state lawmaker remembered for his ‘passion for rural Pa.’

Affable, easygoing, a friend to rural Pennsylvania and especially to the agricultural community — that’s how Roger Madigan was remembered by those who knew and worked with him. Madigan, who served the region as a Republican state representative and senator, passed away June 2. The ...

Jersey Shore School Board approves new high school principal

JERSEY SHORE – The Jersey Shore Area School Board unanimously voted to approve Steven Keen as the high school principal and the district’s director of Career and Technical Education effective July 1 during its meeting on Monday. Keen will have an annual salary of $112,667, with $104,967 ...

Discovery building owner set to appeal denial of its razing

A building developer who wants to raze the Discovery building, a former YMCA dormitory at 343 W. Fourth St., soon will appeal City Council’s decision in Lycoming County Court. “We will be doing that (this) week,” said Daniel A. Klingerman, president and CEO of The Liberty Group, a ...

Cost of city levee compliance huge, creation of municipal authority eyed

Total cost for the levee recertification process is about $14 million and the city and Lycoming County listened to engineers Monday who said one option to fund the project besides obtaining grants is to form a municipal authority to possibly assess fees in water and sewer bills. In the ...

Mayor blasted for doubling city officials’ workload

Mayor Gabriel J. Campana was taken to task by City Council Monday for making engineers working on levee issues repeat their presentation. “He should not have made these people have to repeat everything they said to us over an hour,” Councilwoman Bonnie Katz, chairwoman of the council’s ...

South Side makes step to back-up dike until repairs are made

South Williamsport Borough council accepted a proposal to prepare a letter of intent for the US Army Corps of Engineers to receive levee assistance until the levee’s are up to compliance at a meeting Monday night. The letter, which will be written by Wood, the borough’s hired engineering ...

Trump, Kim shake hands to kick-off momentous summit

SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un kicked off a momentous summit Tuesday that could determine historic peace or raise the specter of a growing nuclear threat, with Trump declaring they would have a “great discussion” and Kim saying they had overcome ...

Rain didn’t dampen good times at 29th Blues Fest

HUGHESVILLE — Rain on Sunday didn’t dampen the crowd’s spirits at the Billtown Blues Festival at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds. “It’s amazing to me” how energetic and supportive the audience was for the performers, Executive Director Bonnie Tallman said. “We’ve got to do ...