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Supervisors decide on block grant projects

The Loyalsock Township Supervisors approved Community Development Block Grant projects and fund allocations Tuesday based on its expected $160,996 for 2019. The supervisors previously considered moving 2015 block grant funds to complete projects and possibly implement a multitude of project ...

For the kids

The city’s annual Joel Garrison Children’s Day was held Tuesday in Memorial Park, featuring inflatables, face painting, free refreshments and Aaron’s Water Ice. Pictured clockwise from top: Mikel Cannon, 2, son of Makenzie Cannon and Maleak Benjamin, of Williamsport, has a snake painted ...

Commissioners approve legally-required court services

Several contracts to ensure Lycoming County’s judicial integrity were passed by the commissioners Tuesday. The county is legally obligated to provide representation, if the defendant has no other means, and psychological services, said Adrianne Stahl, court administrator. Jeana A. Longo ...

Montoursville takes action on staffing

The Montoursville Area School Board took care of personnel business and other agenda items during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. Personnel action included hirings, a resignation and the shuffling of staff to different positions. The board approved the following change of ...

New acts to excite at Grand Slam Parade

Exciting music, dance, drums and new acts with extravagant floats are set to proceed downtown during Wednesday night’s 15th annual Grand Slam Parade to welcome the 16 Little League Baseball teams to the city. Streets intersecting with Fourth Street will start closing at 2 p.m. including ...

Identities of both victims in aircraft crash released

A pilot from Union County and his passenger died upon impact when the experimental biplane they were in crashed shortly after taking off from an airport in Antes Fort, county officials said. Douglas Cromley, 40, of Lewisburg, was piloting the small red twin-wing experimental airplane with ...

Courts at city park reopened

After closing the basketball courts at Flanigan Park at the end of July, The Alize Johnson Foundation reopened them for play early Monday morning, Firetree Place officials said. The padlocks on the courts were removed about 8 a.m. and the facility built, in large part through a donation by ...

Area to receive $5.5 million for rural broadband

About $5.5 million in funding over a 10-year period has been authorized to expand broadband services in rural Lycoming County, the Federal Communications Commission announced Monday. Within three years, Tri-Co Connections, of Mansfield, will build out to reach 40 percent of the anticipated ...

County Democratic candidates ask for more inclusion, less party politics

“Good government is more important than political party,” said Rick Mirabito, Lycoming County Commissioner and candidate in the Nov. 5 general election. Joining him, Elliott Weiss, a commissioner candidate, who asked voters for consideration in the election at the annual summer picnic of ...

Candidates for city spots speak up for change

Mayoral candidate Derek Slaughter has promised to be a leader who is transparent, accountable for his actions and bring more efficiency to Williamsport government. Slaughter was among candidates attending a recent summer picnic of the Lycoming County Democratic Party at Memorial ...

Program provides adaptive bicycles to children with disabilities

It truly was a beautiful day in the neighborhood on a recent morning as 10 children with diverse abilities were gifted with adaptive bicycles through an initiative that began with the question “What if?” The initiative resulted in a collaboration between community sponsors and Variety ...

2 men dead following airplane wreck near Jersey Shore

JERSEY SHORE – A pilot and his male passenger were killed when the small bi-plane they were in crashed shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday near the Jersey Shore Airport, Lycoming County officials said. One of the men was identified as an area resident, according to Lycoming County Coroner ...

Epstein’s guards worked extreme overtime shifts morning of death

NEW YORK (AP) — Guards on Jeffrey Epstein’s unit were working extreme overtime shifts to make up for staffing shortages the morning of his apparent suicide, a person familiar with the jail’s operations told The Associated Press. The person said that the Metropolitan Correctional ...

Courthouse pipes being inspected after ongoing issues with leaks

About 10 gallons of stormwater and sewage leaked into the basement of the county courthouse during last week’s storms despite repairs, officials recently said. The Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority is expected to finish its inspection of those pipes today. Plumbing ...

“Green Book” movie has local relevance

The winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2019 was Green Book. It is based on a true story — and the book at its center had relevance to Williamsport. In 1962, Tony “Tony Lip” Vallelonga, a bouncer, was looking for work when his nightclub is closed for renovations. The most ...

Gateway Center to tie college to community it calls home

As it nears completion, with about 75 percent of the work done, the Krapf Gateway Center marks the proposed entrance to Lycoming College and bridges the community to the historic institution. When completed, four departments are set to be housed in the new facility — outdoor leadership and ...

Newberry team honored with commemorative pin

A special pin commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Newberry Little League’s competition in the 1969 Little League Baseball World Series is among six new pin designs the Williamsport Sun-Gazette is offering for sale this year. “The 50th anniversary is very special and the Sun-Gazette ...

US attorney: Abuse probe steadfast despite death

NEW YORK — The FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office will investigate how Jeffrey Epstein died in an apparent suicide Saturday, while the probe into sexual abuse allegations against the well-connected financier remains ongoing, officials said. Epstein, accused of ...

McPeak ‘the kind of person you admire’

Rhonda McPeak epitomized generosity, both in her time and love. Those who remember her said they look back at their time with her as precious. Nearly 50 people came to the Newberry Uni-mart for a prayer vigil to celebrate the life of McPeak. She died there Sunday, during an armed robbery. ...

Past Sun-Gazette leader recalled

e formed a key part of a family legacy rooted in the newspaper business, but is perhaps best remembered as a caring and kind man. Former Williamsport Sun-Gazette President John E. “Jack” Person Jr. died July 29 at age 100, but not before leading the newspaper through some of its most ...