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US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal could be in near future

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos , cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey’s invasion could fuel a broader war. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that President Donald Trump had directed U.S. ...

Rising prescription drug prices leave seniors struggling

Whether because of the cost of medicine itself or the insurance required to get it, prescription drugs can be a strain on the budget for anyone. However, seniors living on a fixed income especially are having a hard time keeping up with ever-increasing drug prices. According to Mike Evans, ...

Forums to spotlight candidates for key city, county posts

The Williamsport Sun-Gazette and Backyard Broadcasting are teaming up to hold two political forums this month featuring candidates for Lycoming County commissioner, city mayor and City Council. The first forum will offer voters an opportunity to hear from five candidates for county ...

Airport board approves study of airport use

The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority accepted a proposal from Volaire Aviation Consulting for a leakage study. The $12,600 study will be used to learn various statistics including air passenger destinations and departures and what airports are being used by travelers. Airport ...

City renaming some streets, more discussion called for one

City Council is working closely with Lycoming College officials on naming and renaming streets linked to the college’s gateway building and new southern entrance. Council spent several minutes before concluding that, to allow the college to keep its address of 700 College Place while moving ...

Haunted Barn back in Pennsdale

The deceptively small barn brings big scares by the Pennsdale Volunteer Fire Co., which some visitors call the best in the area. Going into its ninth year, Dawn Palmatier, an organizer, said 25 to 30 workers offer their services to operate the Pennsdale Haunted Barn, at 261 Village Road. The ...

One flown to hospital after violent car crash

TROUT RUN — The driver of a Suzuki Aerio SX was seriously injured Friday afternoon when his car crossed the centerline and crashed head on with an oncoming cement mixer truck on Route 14, about a mile north of Trout Run, according to state police. The crash occurred at about 2:10 p.m. and ...

Lycoming College fundraises over $79 million

A fundraising campaign launched in 2016 by Lycoming College has exceeded the goal set by more than $14 million, according to the results released by the college. “Our goal was $65 million, which is the largest goal we have ever set for a campaign,” said Chip Edmonds, executive vice ...

Convicted murderer denied gun charge acquittal

A convicted killer’s gun charge will hold, the judge decided Friday. He awaits sentencing in a double-murder and is alleged to have committed a third. Joseph S. Coleman III, 38, was found guilty in the Oct. 31, 2016, home invasion and murder of Shane Wright, 27, and his mother, Kristine ...

Infant’s death ruled homicide after autopsy

Who killed 19-month-old Ky’Mani Moore? That is the question a team of investigators are trying to answer after Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. released autopsy results this week that revealed the death of the Old Lycoming Township toddler, who died 10 months ago, was the ...

Organization raises questions about equal representation

A local group is pushing for better representation of women serving on Lycoming County boards, authorities and commissions. The Williamsport Chapter of the National Organization of Women claim just 17 percent of women make up such local governing bodies and would like to have a policy in ...

Community spends evening united in music

The city was alive with music Friday evening as the Lycoming County United Way sponsored Live United in Music, a concert at the Community Arts Center with local musicians performing live at various locations. During the evening’s event, Dr. Oscar W. Knade Jr. was presented with the first ...

$2 million line of credit seen as positive cash flow

City Council, on first reading, approved the administration’s request for a $2 million line of credit Thursday night with Citizens and Northern Bank. The credit line provides the flexibility for the city to cover the cost of projects such as Grafius Run flood-mitigation, East Third Street ...

Lock Haven questions tax exemption sought by UPMC Susquehanna

LOCK HAVEN — The City of Lock Haven is looking at a possible loss of approximately $72,000 in tax revenue if UPMC Susquehanna of Lock Haven receives tax exemption status from the Clinton County Board of Assessment. “UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven, acquired from for-profit Quorum Health in ...

Comms receive request for increased library funding

Lycoming County Commissioners took action on personnel items and other matters at their meeting Thursday. The following people were approved for county positions: • Bryce Young, correctional officer (relief), prison, $16.81 per hour. • Karl L. Fry, part-time bailiff, $10.94 per ...

Softball team to be grand marshals of Wizard of Oz-themed parade

South Williamsport’s streets will become the yellow brick road and the Land of Oz in a week. The 74th annual South Williamsport Mummers Parade will be an homage to the 80th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz, said Dori Rankinen, parade coordinator. The parade will will kick off at 2 p.m. ...

Congressman impressed with Gateway project

U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, came away seemingly impressed by the East Third Street Old City Gateway Project linking Lycoming College to the Williamsport’s downtown. The first-term congressman took a tour of the new Kraph Gateway Center building, the keystone of the project located at ...

Veterans to seek memorial sign funding

As part of the entrance to the county’s veterans memorial off West Fourth Street, the commission would like to have a mountain stone divider and sign placed in the middle of the driveway, Markley said. To accomplish this, the commission is going to approach Lycoming County commissioners and ...

Vallamont March to be performed for first time

An original song about the Vallamont neighborhood in Williamsport will be performed tonight at the “LIVE UNITED in Music” concert to benefit Lycoming County United Way. The “Vallamont March” was a song created about part of the city north of Rural Avenue. Back in that day, neighbors ...

Parents push for girls volleyball team in Loyalsock schools

A small group of parents took their case for bringing girls’ volleyball to the Loyalsock Township School District to the board at their meeting Wednesday. In a prepared statement, the group requested the board consider adding a middle and high school girls’ volleyball team to the sports ...