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Another ManorCare-Jersey Shore resident dies to COVID-19 complications

JERSEY SHORE —Another resident of ManorCare-Jersey Shore has died from the coronavirus, according to Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. That brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Lycoming County to 16, and 15 of them are from ManorCare-Jersey Shore, the coroner ...

Williamsport Area School District aims to avoid tax increase

Stressing that the proposed final budget for the upcoming fiscal year does not reflect an increase in real estate taxes, Wanda Erb, business administrator for the Williamsport Area School District, told the district board that the budget does include a deficit of about $2,179,086 which will be ...

Cochran Primary principal to assume same duties for Jackson Primary

Kirk Felix, the principal at Cochran Primary School will assume the duties of principal at Jackson Primary School for the upcoming school year. Dr. Timothy S. Bowers, superintendent at Williamsport Area School District, made the announcement at the district board meeting held via ZOOM ...

What it means here: No Free Enterprise Week in 2020

No Free Enterprise Week in 2020 The statewide board of directors of the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education, which presents Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week, voted in to cancel Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2020 this summer. “With more than 2,000 students, 150 volunteers and 30 ...

No tax hike expected for Montgomery schools

MONTGOMERY — Montgomery School Board unanimously approved an initial reading of the proposed general fund budget for the 2020-21 academic year, with about $16,939,794 in expenditures, as well as voted to maintain the current tax rate of 15.21 mills. Revenue is expected to total $15,941,736, ...

9 houses in South Side to be rehabilitated with grant

For nine South Williamsport property owners unable because of limited finances to fix their house code deficiencies, especially during tough economic times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the borough has been awarded a $500,000 grant for rehabilitation grant and loan assistance. “We have ...

Muncy Borough Council approves postponing tax deadline

MUNCY— The Muncy Borough Council approved a resolution to extend the face value period for borough real estate taxes from June 31 to Aug. 31 in conjunction with the Lycoming County commissioners. Dennis Holt, borough manager, said that in this case penalties would not apply during the ...

COVID-19 testing, prehospital services coming to homes

UPMC and Susquehanna Regional EMS have expanded services through the mobile integrated health model, including new at-home COVID-19 tests as well as blood draws and electrocardiograms for preprocedure necessities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This extension will help ease fears as ...

Commissioners extend property tax deadline

Lycoming County taxpayers, many of whom face financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, were given an extension to file their real estate taxes Tuesday. Commissioners approved a resolution to extend the face value period for payment of real estate taxes to Aug. 31. “This is ...

Plan for going green still to be determined

Dr. Rachel Levine alongside Governor Tom Wolf and his administration, are continuing to give daily updates on the pandemic, including more time sensitive updates on normalcy, studies, research and outbreaks. Of the 63,666 total cases in the state, Levine said that, 4,600 cases of healthcare ...

State releases data on nursing home outbreaks

HARRISBURG — Nearly 50 Pennsylvania nursing homes have reported 20 or more deaths related to COVID-19, according to preliminary data released Tuesday by the state Department of Health. After weeks of delay, state health officials released a list of 557 long-term care facilities in ...

Everett angered by lack of response from DOH

JERSEY SHORE — Two more patients from ManorCare-Jersey Shore have died from the coronavirus. That brings the death total of patients from the nursing facility to 14, according to Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. “I have had 15 COVID-19 deaths from nursing homes that were ...

New assistant county detective position OKd

A new Lycoming County assistant detective position was approved Tuesday, as a means of combating an increase in drug-related and violent crime, commissioners and District Attorney Ryan Gardner said. Loretta Clark was hired and will be paid a salary of $23 per hour effective May 31, according ...

Muncy School Board votes for no tax hike

MUNCY — Muncy School Board members do not expect to raise taxes in the 2020-21 proposed final budget. If given final approval next month, the budget, which unanimously passed initial approval Monday night, will maintain the current tax rate at 16.72 mills for district homeowners. School ...

Officials admonish public on dumping at drop-offs

Certain users of recycling drop-off sites in municipalities and townships around Lycoming County are abusing the locations by illegally dumping and not using proper techniques. “Please use proper recycling habits,” said Commissioner Scott Metzger during a news conference Monday to address ...

Virus hits ManorCare-Jersey Shore hard

JERSEY SHORE — As of Sunday, 73 of the 83 residents at ManorCare-Jersey Shore are reported to be suffering from coronavirus and 11 have died from the highly contagious disease that is sweeping across the nation, according to Julie Beckert, assistant vice president at HCR ManorCare, Toledo, ...

Tax bill to be discussed by Commissioners

Lycoming County Commissioners are expected to discuss a tax bill today at their meeting, legislation that includes extensions for residents enduring the COVID-19 pandemic. While the discount period has passed, commissioners are anticipating a vote to extend “the face period until Aug. ...

Gov. Tom Wolf discourages beach-going

HARRISBURG (AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaching, Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday questioned the wisdom of beach-going, even as governors in other states reopen their beaches despite worries that the coronavirus outbreak could surge again. Beaches up and down the East Coast will ...

Teen charged with allegedly stabbing store employee

A 19-year-old man has been arrested and jailed in connection with Sunday night’s stabbing of a clerk inside the Quick Mart convenience store, 1810 Northway Road, state police said. Investigators believe Tajhea Shuler allegedly stabbed clerk Amanda Perillo in the neck and chest “with a ...