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Divine Providence Hospital held an open house for their new Work Center Thursday. Nichole Frye, director of the Work Center, right, takes a group for a tour of the nurses station and examination rooms at the center.

UPMC Susquehanna showcases renovated Work Center

UPMC Susquehanna showcased its newly renovated Work Center at Divine Providence Hospital during an open house Thursday night. The Work Center provides pre-employment screening and other services such as drug testing, physicals, hearing tests, physical demand assessments and more for area ...

Concrete barrier going up along highway between Linden, Jersey Shore

Beginning Monday, contractors hired by the state Department of Transportation will work on a concrete barrier that will replace the mounted curved median separators on Route 220 between Linden and Jersey Shore. The project, which is expected to be completed in mid-August, will detour traffic ...

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Dr. Mehrdad Madresehee, professor of economics at Lycoming College, spoke to Kiwanis Club of Williamsport on local economic trends Thursday at the Genetti Hotel.

Speaker: County has plenty going for it, but economic challenges lie ahead

Dr. Mehrdad Madresehee painted a rosy picture of the local economy during a talk to the Kiwanis Club here this week, citing several pluses Lycoming County has going for it, but also pointed out challenges. Madresehee, a professor of economics at Lycoming College, said the region is ideally ...

Chancellor who reunited Germans dies at age 87

BERLIN (AP) — Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, died Friday at his home in Ludwigshafen. He was 87. “A life has ended and the person who lived it will go down in ...

President: Diplomacy to continue

WASHINGTON — Stopping short of a complete turnabout, President Donald Trump is expected to announce a revised Cuba policy aimed at stopping the flow of U.S. cash to the country’s military and security services while maintaining diplomatic relations and allowing U.S. airlines and cruise ...

Engineer to study Glade Run solutions

MUNCY — At its meeting Thursday night, Muncy Borough Council addressed one aspect of resiliency as it relates to Glade Run when it acted on motions that move along the application process for a First Community Foundation Partnership grant. Council first agreed to have the planning level ...

$5 fee to start in October

Lycoming County commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance enacting a $5 fee per vehicle registration countywide to begin Oct. 1 during their meeting Thursday. The fee is meant to help the county repair up to 40 structurally deficient municipal bridges, depending on which municipalities ...

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Frank Coonelly, president of the Pittsburgh Pirates, helped choose the game order for the Little League World Series with help from two Pittsburgh Little Leaguers.

Lottery for Pirates-Cardinals tickets planned

When the MLB Little League Classic game was initially announced earlier this spring between the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates, the one big question that people in the area had was will there be public tickets available for the game? On Thursday, that question was answered when it ...

Group fights mapping of House seats

HARRISBURG (AP) — The map of Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional districts should be thrown out as an unconstitutional gerrymander that unfairly favors Republicans and violates the rights of Democratic voters, a lawsuit filed Thursday says. The lawsuit, in Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court, ...

College OKs budget, touts ‘smallest’ tuition increase

The Pennsylvania College of Technology board of trustees voted in unanimous approval to pass the 2017-18 budget, which has the lowest percentage increase for tuition in the college’s history during its board meeting on Thursday. “For the third consecutive year, tuition will rise by the ...

North Korea prisoner release a months-long process

WASHINGTON — It took months of “quiet diplomacy,” a change in U.S. presidents and an American diplomat’s extraordinary secret visit to Pyongyang to bring Otto Warmbier home. U.S. special envoy Joseph Yun was a household name to almost no one before Warmbier’s return to Ohio on ...

College moves toward welding expansion

The Pennsylvania College of Technology board of trustees voted in unanimous approval to accept a $2 million grant from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce during its board meeting on Thursday. Provided that the grant is awarded to the college and all of ...

New vice president appointed

The Pennsylvania College of Technology board of trustees unanimously voted in approval to appoint Shannon M. Munro as the new vice president for workforce development during its board meeting on Thursday. She will succeed Tracy L. Brundage, who is leaving to become provost and vice president ...

James V. Brown Library looks to expand social media presence

The James V. Brown Library discussed new developments in marketing during the James V. Brown Library board of trustees meeting on Thursday. Dana Brigandi, who is being promoted from library community partnership coordinator to development and marketing manager, gave a presentation on the ...

Bowman Field Commission tours renovated stadium

The final touches. That’s what Bowman Field Commission got to see this week as several members toured the BB&T Ballpark at Bowman Field Tuesday afternoon. It was an informal meeting of the commission, with no business or decision made, according to member Frank Lupacchino in a phone ...

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Boy Scouts salute the flag during the playing of the National Anthem at a Flag Day ceremony at Pennsylvania College of Technology Wednesday.

Stars and stripes honored as is originator of march

The stars of the night were the American flag and Anthony L. DiSalvo. For the 34th straight year, the Flags Across America March took place in Williamsport and at the very end of the event, DiSalvo, who arrived in a float carrying Korean War veterans, accepted a special trophy from William ...

Gunman who shot congressman had anti-GOP history

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — The gunman who shot a top GOP congressman and several other people Wednesday at a baseball practice outside the nation’s capital had a long history of lashing out at Republicans and recently frightened a neighbor by firing a rifle into a field behind his Illinois ...

Panicked UPS workers flee gunfire that killed 4, including gunman

SAN FRANCISCO — A UPS employee opened fire inside one of the company’s package delivery facilities in San Francisco on Wednesday, killing three co-workers and then himself as officers closed in and workers ran frantically into the streets, police and company officials said. Fleeing a ...

London residents demand answers in deadly blaze

LONDON (AP) — With smoke still swirling around the charred remains of Grenfell Tower in west London, residents and community leaders demanded to know Wednesday how a ferocious fire could have swept through the high-rise apartment block with such speed that it killed at least 12 people. The ...