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State amphibian, part-time county position among votes

From Staff Reports Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • The Senate and House were out of session. State • The Senate was out of session. • The House voted 191-6 on a measure to designate the Eastern Hellbender as the ...

County man dead after trench collapse

A 65-year-old man was killed Friday morning in a trench collapse that occurred while he was trying to correct a water problem on his property just off of the 5600 block of Route 654 in Bastress Township, according to state police and fire officials. It took firefighters nearly three hours to ...

National flood insurance rate to see ‘scary’ increase

Flood insurance rates are expected to spike next year, Lycoming County officials said Thursday in a presentation on the National Flood Insurance Program. The program, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, offers subsidized rates now but will change to actuarial rates in October ...

Jane Bubb Miller

Jane Bubb Miller, of Jersey Shore, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019. She was born April 26, 1925, at the Birches in Antes Fort. Jane was a life member of the Jersey Shore DAR and served as an officer. She was also active in the Historical Society. During her life she attended the Antes ...

Ed Weinhoffer: ‘We had a job to do’

South Williamsport resident Ed Weinhoffer spent just four years in the U.S. Air Force but used his military experience to find a career in the computer industry. A native of Shamokin, he joined the military shortly after graduating from of Lady of Lourdes High School in 1962. “In ...

Basket Bingo founder honored with Dickey Award

Diane L. Stine started Basket Bingo in 2008, with volunteers, raising a few hundred dollars for the Lycoming County United Way. Over the next 10 years, the annual event at the Pennsdale Civic Center brought in receipts topping $100,000 for the organization’s mission and grant-making efforts ...

Muncy moves to enforce flood laws

MUNCY — Threatened with losing their federal flood insurance, the borough council put forward measures to ensure residents keep their properties in compliance with national standards. If Muncy were to lose their federal flood insurance, all homes would default on their mortgage, among ...

Primary voter registration deadline is Monday

The deadline to register to vote for the May 21 municipal primary is April 22, and online voter registration (OVR) is the quickest and easiest way to register, Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar. On May 21, voters who are registered as Republican or Democrat will choose their parties’ ...

New pavement for West End residents

Outside Royal Avenue residents’ houses is a long black and smooth surface. The acrid odor of freshly applied asphalt remains in the air. “It’s a whole lot better than it was,” said a man who lives at the corner of the avenue and Bird Street in the Jaysburg section of western ...

Retail shops to occupy vacant factory building

A couple has purchased the former Trebecca and Weldon factory building at 600 Cemetery St. for retail space and shops. Don and Carol Slout went before the city zoning hearing board Thursday regarding a parking requirement to satisfy in the city ordinance. The couple said they want to bring ...

Supervisors: Route 220 work coming

LINDEN — Woodward Supervisors are split following a return letter from the state Department of Transportation announcing the department’s intention to continue with the long-expected Route 220 Safety Corridor project, Wednesday. The letter was not made public as per PennDOT’s ...

Carl L. Stitzer

Carl L. Stitzer, 92, of Montoursville, died April 17, 2019, at his residence. He was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Lock Haven, a son of the late Harry A. and Lera (Brungard) Stitzer. Carl was a 1944 graduate of Walker Township High School, in Centre County, and served three years and nine ...

Marijuana listening tour to visit 4 counties in region

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman will come to Lycoming, Tioga and Clinton counties during the next two weeks as part of his statewide listening tour to gather input from state residents about the possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana. Fetterman will be in Williamsport at Pennsylvania ...

Senator to keynote at Lycoming County Democratic Committee spring banquet

State Sen. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, and vice chair of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party will give the keynote address at the annual Lycoming County Democratic Committee spring banquet at 6 p.m., April 27, at the Holiday Inn, Williamsport. Marc Friedenberg, democratic candidate for what ...

Bookmobile campaign on hold

The James V. Brown Library Board of Trustees received an update Thursday on the library’s plan to digitize over 1,500 reels of newspaper microfilm from Barbara S. McGary, the library’s executive director. “It was something that was not funded last year, so we’re going to submit a new ...

Republican commissioner candidates to debate pressing county topics

Republican candidates vying for a seat on the Lycoming County Board of Commissioners will voice their opinions on “the big issues facing the county” during a formal debate slated for 7 p.m. April 30 at the Clarke Chapel, Lycoming College. All nine candidates have signified their intent to ...

County commissioners create part-time planning position

The Lycoming County commissioners approved the creation of a temporary, part-time position Thursday in the planning department to be filled by Kurt Hausammann Jr. at a rate of $50 per hour, not to exceed 1,000 hours annually. Hausammann, currently the director of the planning department, will ...

Parking Authority changes locations

Williamsport Parking Authority has a new office at 270 W. Third St. in an art deco style building that serves as an homage to a gas station and department store. The authority held its initial meeting Wednesday at the new office and will no longer be in its Pine Street location, according to ...

Everett talks drugs, guns at town hall meeting

State Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy said he rejects proposals to legalize recreational marijuana and favors property tax reform. Those issues were among a number of topics, which also touched on highway trash pickup and firearms, the lawmaker addressed during a telephone town hall discussion ...