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School safety, limiting violence discussed by Montgomery School Board

MONTGOMERY — Members of the school board were informed of a new program students could use to actively keep their school safer, Tuesday, and limit the possibility of violence in the school. “Safe to Say Something” is an anonymous tip service which allows students to report behavior ...

Damon Hagan 3rd officer named to post in 4 weeks

The carousel of city police chiefs and assistant chiefs in Williamsport may have stopped at 1:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall. That’s when Damon R. Hagan, 48, and Aaron M. LeVan, 43, took oaths of office to be police chief and assistant police chief. Their promotions solidify what otherwise ...

Traffic stops yield drugs; 2 charged

A total of 25 bags of heroin, four grams of cocaine and 19 grams of marijuana were found in two separate and routine traffic stops last week, as city police arrested two men — including a known Crip gang leader — who attempted to conceal the contraband in their rectum. Tyra Otha Golden, ...

Board votes not to exceed tax index

JERSEY SHORE — By a unanimous consensus, the Jersey Shore Area School Board agreed not to raise taxes above the Act 1 index of 3.2 percent set by the state’s Department of Education. By agreeing to this, the board is not saying taxes will be raised, but that any increase will not exceed ...

Fink shares economic ideas for the future

Detailing his view of a vital need to bring people in their 20s and 30s into Lycoming County and his plans to do so, new president of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, Jason Fink, addressed the Rotary Club of Williamsport Monday afternoon. After thanking former Chamber of ...

Mulch to change surface of Memorial Park playground

The cost of replacing a rubberized surface at a playground at Memorial Park is prohibiting the city from doing so. The cost, estimated by Mayor Gabriel J. Campana at about $80,000, is unable to be found in the budget, he told the city recreation commission Monday night. The rubberized ...

Jersey Shore moves ahead with alley project

JERSEY SHORE — Borough council approved Peters Consultants, Inc. for engineering services on the Meadow Alley reconstruction project during its regular monthly meeting Monday night. The Berwick firm’s bid of $16,280 was the lowest among five bids for the project, which will include ...

Portion of East Third Gateway expected to begin in early March

More than $6 million in construction on areas east of Market Street is scheduled to begin in early March, city officials said. The timeline of construction, covering two years, with each year ending at the start of the Little League World Series in August, was relayed to four contracting firms ...

Twain gave Ulman Opera House taste of humorist style

Above a parking lot along William Street between Third Street and Fourth Street in downtown Williamsport, a series of murals decorate the buildings. Near the Bullfrog Brewery are images of long-forgotten heroes and past captains of industry from the city of Williamsport. One of these images is ...

Obstacles to mandate — including cost, shutdown — keep surfacing

s counties across Pennsylvania review voting machine vendors in order to comply with a state mandate to have new machines in place by the 2020 presidential election, that process is stalled – thanks to the federal government shutdown. The state is responsible for certifying companies that ...

Role of court monitors remains fuzzy

As the concrete dries for the hoops at Memorial Park, the situation remains a sticky one. On Friday, City Council leadership said either the group hand-picked by the mayor is interacting with children, or it isn’t. Should they engage, directly or indirectly, this group of volunteers has ...

Airport approves $60K electrical contract change

The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority approved a $60,000 change order to its contract with Tra Electric, allowing the company to redirect electricity for the parking booth and lights in the parking lot. The electrical is wired from the old terminal building, meaning the building ...

Neil Bixler: ‘I have no regrets’

Joining the U.S. Navy just might have been one of the best choices Neil Bixler ever made in his life. Not only did he see much of the world, but the Navy set him on a course toward his career in computer science. Bixler, 68, lives in a comfortable home in a rural development where he can ...

Mall caught up in sheriff’s sale over unpaid water, sewer bills

The Lycoming Mall is in hot water over unpaid water and sewer bills. The Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority took out a sheriff’s sale against Lycoming Mall Realty Holding LLC, owned by Kohan Retail Investment Group since April 2016, as advertised in Friday’s ...

‘Suspicious individual’ taken into custody

RENOVO — John Edward Meyers, of Loganville, York County was taken into custody by the York Area Regional Police Department on Thursday evening, according to a report from Renovo Police Department on social media. Renovo police issued a warrant for Meyers’ arrest on Wednesday after reports ...

Businessman seeks council seat

Making his first run for elected office, long-time city resident Adam Yoder has announced his intention to run for the Republican nomination for City Council in the May primary. Yoder, 32, of 401 Lincoln Ave., is a businessman with background in engineering. He suggests culture fractures are ...

Prison may add another mental health professional

Lycoming County may consider adding another mental health forensic specialist in the prison to help assess and treat inmate with mental illness. A lengthy discussion on ways to both help the mentally ill and reduce the inmate population at the prison board meeting Friday morning led to an ...

Basketball to resurface after long absence at park

The foundation for outdoor basketball at Memorial Park was laid Wednesday, ending a nearly five-year hiatus since the hoops removal relating to drug activities, and the mayor’s decision to replace them with pickleball and children’s activities. On Wednesday, Mayor Gabriel J. Campana had ...

Deal to sell city pump houses closer

The city has drawn closer to positioning itself to sell two pump stations near the West Branch of the Susquehanna River to the Williamsport Sanitary Authority for $1 million. The Army Corps of Engineers, which holds title of the stations, may be able to transfer ownership to the city, said ...

Hoop monitors appear on mayor’s list

The 10 volunteers promising to monitor the hoops at Memorial Park will require child abuse and sex clearances. Anyone volunteering in an environment with direct, indirect or immediate contact with children is required to show proof of clearances before interacting with children, according to ...