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Airport hires new executive director with $100K salary

The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority has hired an Air Force veteran and licensed pilot to lead it into the future. As the Williamsport Regional Airport’s new executive director, Richard Howell will replace Thomas Hart, who is retiring at the end of the year after 33 years. Howell, ...

Man allegedly fires pellet gun at pedestrians

JERSEY SHORE — From his second-floor apartment window, a naked 50-year-old man allegedly aimed and fired an air pellet rifle at a father and his 1-year-old daughter on Thursday night, striking the man in his left leg, Tiadaghton Valley Regional police said. Thomas McElheny allegedly fired ...

Renovo residents vow legal fight after rowhouses declared unsafe

RENOVO — Getting the news that the entire row of houses on the 100 block of 14th Street will be posted unsafe or worse, residents of those houses promised they would go to court to stop from being forced out. Residents knew it was coming, so nearly all of the people who own properties on ...

Supervisors OK block grant application

Loyalsock Township Supervisors and Kristin McLaughlin, senior program analyst with SEDA-Council of Governments, discussed the final steps to submitting an application for the 2019 Community Development Block Grant on Tuesday. “You are receiving $160,996 in CDBG funds for 2019,” McLaughlin ...

Loyalsock Township discusses program for gas connections

Loyalsock Township Supervisors discussed the new “Get Gas” program to connect residents to gas service while maintaining road conditions with UGI on Tuesday. Supervisors also discussed controlling a debris pile along Windfield Drive. UGI recently proposed the “Get Gas” program ...

City man charged with allegedly abusing infant

A 44-year-old father has been jailed on assault-related charges for causing injuries earlier this year to his 5-week-old daughter, city police alleged in court documents. Grant Wright, of 503 Brandon Ave., was arrested Tuesday on charges of aggravated assault recklessly endangering another ...

Work underway on nature-themed playground in Brandon Park

In a culmination of government organizations and a $600,000 grant, the earthwork and landscaping has begun in Brandon Park for nature-themed playground equipment, wetlands and a variety of native plant life. The awards were made early this spring for the park rehabilitation projects, which ...

18 sentenced in Lycoming County Court

Eighteen individuals recently were sentenced in Lycoming County Court. They are: • Robert W. Jarvis III, 22, of Williamsport, 12 months probation and 50 hours of community service for simple assault. • Ellexus Walker, 18, of Williamsport, six months probation, $100 fine, and retail ...

City Hall project bids opened; council ‘looking at all options’

City Council is considering all options on staying or leaving City Hall and making repairs it considers to be a priority. Millions of dollars are at stake and latest internal estimates of what it may cost to address current building deficiencies now are in that monetary range, said Council ...

Lock Haven man jailed over child porn allegation

LOCK HAVEN — A Lock Haven man has been charged with sexual abuse of children (possession of child pornography) by the Office of Attorney General Child Predator Section after they executed a search warrant at his home yesterday. David Lee Nestlerode, 52, of 222 E. Water St., was arraigned ...

Council approves city ethics commission

City Council voted to finalize an ordinance Thursday that creates an ethics commission. The commission would consist of five city residents, two picked by the mayor and three by council, on staggered three-year terms. Councilman Joel Henderson led the drive to bring the ordinance to this ...

Commissioners OK election tech contract

Lycoming County Commissioners approved an $18,745 contract with Northern Machine Works for technology to help prepare for elections during their regular weekly meeting Thursday. It is expected to be a one-time cost to help the county comply with new regulations regarding voter ballots. In ...

Thousands ride in annual 9/11 Memorial Ride

The roar of thousands of motorcycles was loud, but patriotism and gratitude especially spoke volumes Wednesday evening during the annual 9/11 Memorial Ride. The ride started at the Clinton Township Fire Company building, where music, food tents, ice cream and merchandise excited ...

School board mulls options to tackle deficit

Although no actions were taken at the special meeting of the Jersey Shore Area School board, there was a lively discussion about proposed solutions to the continuing deficit problems in the district. About 20 people attended the meeting where board members revisited some of the issues which ...

K-9 unit proposal receives positive recommendation

City Council’s finance committee positively recommended a proposal by city police Tuesday to bring a K-9 back into service. Initial needs include a dog for narcotics and eventually one for bomb detection. Dogs can also be trained to fetch items such as cellphones, Chief Damon Hagan ...

Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens dies at age 91

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — T. Boone Pickens, a brash and quotable oil tycoon who grew even wealthier through corporate takeover attempts, died Wednesday. He was 91. Pickens delivered a speech in Williamsport in October 2011 on alternative energy. Pickens was surrounded by friends and family ...

Commissioners to consider road bids

Lycoming County Commissioners are expected to hire a company for road reconstruction work at the county farm during their regular weekly meeting Thursday. HRI’s bid of $311,703 was the lower of two bids for the work. The other bid was from Glen O. Hawbaker for $314,311. Commissioners ...

Gas line company to be on city streets

A company will put in natural gas lines along Campbell Street from Vallamont Drive starting about Sept. 23. Representatives with UGI Inc. told City Council’s public works committee Tuesday the work would involve the replacement of the gas lines with new ones and then applying a base coat of ...

Home improvement store to get lower tax bills

The Lowe’s tax assessment appeal, which was filed earlier this year, was settled for less than wanted, the Montoursville Area School Board said Tuesday. The board approved the fair market value of Lowe’s, on Loyalsock Avenue, at $4,800,000. It cannot be appealed by either party until ...