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City starts early to bring holiday parade back

Jessie Novinger, city recreation director, said is going to redouble its efforts to schedule a Christmas parade after residents’ disappointment in its cancellation in 2018. Novinger and the city recreation commission Monday started to develop a game plan on how a parade for the holiday can ...

Arrest warrant filed for alleged shooter

A Harrisburg man is charged with attempted homicide in connection with Saturday’s early morning shooting in the parking lot of the Mini Mart at Sixth Avenue and High Street, according to city police. An arrest warrant was filed hours later on Saturday for Ejuan Cosby, 21, charging him with ...

City streets mostly clear, caution advised

The wintry-mix icing Williamsport streets should be mostly cleared by Wednesday morning, says city truck plowman Dave Oliver. But the National Weather Service advises caution during morning commutes. “It’s pretty slick out there now,” said Oliver, Tuesday evening. “The best thing ...

Milton resident eyes House seat

Joe Moralez has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for the 12th Congressional seat. Moralez, 26, of Milton, is vice president of sales with StaffQuest Inc., a statewide nursing agency, where he oversees and manages operations of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre office. He was ...

UPMC Susquehanna opens liver transplant clinic

With the opening of a liver transplant clinic at UPMC Susquehanna, patients in this region in need of a transplant will be able to receive their initial evaluations at the local hospital rather than travelling to Pittsburgh. “We just thought for patients in this area and in some of the ...

Minimum wage hike attacked at start of state budget talks

HARRISBURG (AP) — Hearings on Gov. Tom Wolf’s $34.1 billion budget plan kicked off Monday with a volley of Republican attacks on the prospect of raising the minimum wage, signaling a tough road ahead for a new proposal the Democrat is backing. The first House Appropriations Committee ...

Hughesville unlikely to merge voting districts

HUGHESVILLE — Hughesville Borough Council members are “inclined to stay the way we are” in terms of consolidating voting districts as suggested by Lycoming County Voter Services last fall. Council President Walter Reed started the conversation Monday evening stating he didn’t feel ...

Local attorney takes aim for county commissioner seat

Elliott Weiss, a retired Williamsport attorney, announced he is seeking the Democratic party nomination for Lycoming County commissioner in the May 21 primary. The first responsibility of a county commissioner is to promote economic growth through fiscally responsible actions, he ...

Polish Club members hold drag event for cancer victims

A standing room only crowd watched as 14 men walked the “catwalk” dressed in evening gowns and even a bikini, in a spirited competition at the Polish Club, in Newberry, Sunday. Over $700 was raised to aid those afflicted with cancer as spectators paid a dollar for each vote for their ...

Forecasters: Winter holding on as fresh snow, ice incoming

The weather for the first part of the week will be great for winter outdoor enthusiasts — for those who like skiing for example ­­— but it won’t be any good for motorists. A light coating of snow that was expected to fall overnight Sunday, leaving perhaps a half an inch of snow on the ...

Ruffed Grouse Society talks future of bird preservation

The Susquehanna River Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society held its annual members banquet at The Genetti Hotel Saturday. In addition to dinner, the event featured auctions and raffle prizes, which spanned the walls of most of the banquet hall. Attendees entered for chances to win ...

The flood that built Williamsport’s levee

There are many floods in Williamsport’s history, but one stands apart from the rest as a wake-up call to residents. Fear to repeat and hope to end the constant reconstruction, inspired the populous to build the levee, which has enabled the confident construction of infrastructure and homes ...

Few details released in early morning shooting

Very few details were being released about an early-morning shooting Saturday that sent a male to the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center. The victim was shot in a parking lot at Sixth Avenue and High Street about 2:10 a.m. and arrived minutes later in a private vehicle at ...

Floor collapse injures one

A 63-year-old Perry County man was recovering from injuries he suffered Saturday morning when he fell at least eight feet into a basement crawl space as the floor he was standing on suddenly gave way at the former Bottle Run Grange 1301 in Old Lycoming Township. Wayne Campbell was trapped in ...

Downtown: Evolution of a destination

Many business people perceive downtown Williamsport as a thriving community with a wide variety of shops, restaurants, art galleries, entertainment venues, and hotels. Merchants who’ve decided to locate or chosen to stay in center city are quick to count off its positive aspects. When Ryan ...

Growth and change at your community newspaper

How’s your health? Are you looking for great recipes and ideas to feed your family and friends? Do you enjoy the outdoors? Do you love your schools, colleges and churches? Is history important to you? All of these are questions to be answered, and the Williamsport Sun-Gazette is ...

Tech and the industrial landscape

Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors chief economist Luke Tilley offered members of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce insights on economic trends expected in 2019 at the Williamsport Country Club Friday morning. Tilley’s presentation, titled ‘The Fourth Industrial ...

First PAsmart grants announced during state visit to Penn College

Setting students on a career path may begin in the classroom, but workforce training can provide the extra push needed for them to find jobs, be successful and help business and industry. Pennsylvania College of Technology, which has long trained students for many jobs to meet workforce ...

Amid nursing shortage comes new master’s degree program

The Pennsylvania College of Technology board agreed Thursday to move forward with the development of a master’s degree program in nursing. The action activated a timeline that is expected to end with the acceptance of the first group of master’s degree students in August 2021. The ...

Third Street construction will require detours

More than one mile of Third Street will be evaluated in coming weeks as part of a lead-up to the reconstruction of the street running through the heart of the city. The inspection by city and state officials matters to residents, business owners, motorists and pedestrians who live along, do ...