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An educator’s thoughts on ‘Generation Y’

Craig Miller has seen young people, including millennials, come and go in his classes for more than a decade. As an associate professor of history and political science at Pennsylvania College of Technology, he’s formed some ideas about them. Does he think they are somehow different from ...

‘Streat’ festival welcomes locals and visitors for diverse food array

It was a carnival-like atmosphere at the second annual Williamsport “Streat” Food Festival in the parking lot of BB&T Stadium at Bowman Field. More than 21 food trucks and vendors set up shop and served food to customers. Thousands of people walked through the parking lot to sample ...

Many Americans aren’t benefiting in robust economy

WASHINGTON — “The economy,” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declared this week, “is doing very well.” And it is. Steady hiring has shrunk unemployment to 3.8 percent — the lowest since the 1960’s. Consumers are spending. Taxes are down. Inflation is tame. Factories are ...

Substance Abuse Coalition goes live with 3-year plan

Education, access to treatment, prevention, community awareness, agency coordination, harm reduction and elimination of stigma are the top priorities for the Lycoming County Substance Abuse Coalition in fighting opiate addiction over the next three years, the coalition announced Friday in its ...

Hughesville man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

An intoxicated man who smashed into the back of a woman’s car while he sped an estimated 114 mph on a road with a 55-mph speed limit last year, pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle at a hearing in Lycoming County court Friday. Alec T. Barnes, 25, of 156 S. Third St., Hughesville, faces 3 ...

Portion of Elm Park in city eyed for possible sale

An 8-acre section of Elm Park along West Fourth Street containing three softball fields is being eyed for sale to a private developer for recreational and tax-generation purposes, according to Mayor Gabriel J. Campana. The city owns the parcels, and the next step is to get an independent ...

City Council, mayor at odds over engineer hiring

Mayor Gabriel J. Campana and some on City Council are at odds over his selection process for hiring the new city engineer. Mark Benner, who recently was selected by Campana, is still working toward his professional engineer certification. Campana has said he can make the unilateral decision ...

Authority postpones $15K change order

The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority voted Thursday to defer the approval of a $14,944 change order to its buildings committee next week in order to get more information on the matter before voting. The change order, from TRA Electric Inc., includes the connection of lights and ...

Flag honored amid tumultuous times

Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout packs, their leaders, veterans of war and local dignitaries marched waving the American flag through the streets of Williamsport Thursday night. It was an evening mirroring those across the nation called the Flags Across America March, made perfect f or the ...

Locals fight for Loyalsock Creek as company ponders pipeline

A group of Lycoming County residents living along Loyalsock Creek near Rider Park made it known to the county commissioners Thursday that the peaceful nature they chose to live in is at risk of being disrupted, and they are not okay with that. The concerns were brought up after the ...

Penn College hikes tuition by 2 percent

The Pennsylvania College of Technology board of trustees unanimously voted to approve a $161.8 million total 2018-19 budget, which reflects a 2.39 percent increase in tuition and fees, during its board meeting on Thursday. Tuition increase has been 4 percent or less for the past six ...

Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early as Friday, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. Trump has long ...

State, Fed grants awarded to county

After hearing more about a variety of ongoing park and recreational projects countywide, the Lycoming County commissioners approved 14 different grants Thursday from the Act 13 legacy fund, which comes from natural gas drilling impact fees, to help those projects along. The grants, which total ...

Food truck festival, Home Made Days on city calendar

The city Recreation Department has it covered for those hungry and thirsty at the next food truck festival and desirous of the popular arts and crafts show of Home Made Days in Brandon Park. Williamsport “Streat” Food Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the ...

3 teams hit top 10 at OM World finals

The 2018 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals took place in Aimes, Iowa, at the end of May with four local teams competeing in the world competition. Loyalsock Township High School took sixth place out of 30 teams in Division III Emoji, Speak for Yourself. Loyalsock Township High School members ...

Youth, adults share VIP soccer team spirit

When the nine VIP soccer players at Montoursville go on the field for a game, they don’t go it alone. They have the support of their families, the opposing team members and their families, a buddy that goes with them and, of course, a very dedicated coaching staff. The American Youth Soccer ...

YMCA Discovery building spared

In a moment of reflection, developers overseeing the care of the Discovery YMCA building decided not to have it demolished. “If we can help with the city betterment, and enhance or pass on the building we have decided to,” said Daniel A. Klingerman, president and CEO of The Liberty ...

Senate farm bill lands lawmaker ‘pretty big wins’

The U.S. Senate version of the farm bill includes provisions for helping conservation and small farms that U.S. Sen. Robert Casey, D-Scranton, helped champion. Adam Tarr, Casey’s senior agriculture policy advisor, said Democrats including the lawmaker were able to pull “some pretty big ...

Warden: Several programs in place to encourage parolees to stay out of prison

Many people consider jails to be a place where you lock people up and protect society from them, but that’s only one aspect of it, according to Brad Shoemaker, who recently was appointed warden at the Lycoming County Prison. Speaking at the Rotary Club of Williamsport’s meeting this ...

Loyalsock Township OKs street name

Loyalsock Township supervisors unanimously voted in approval to change Richard Avenue to Richards Avenue during its meeting on Tuesday. Bill Burdett, township manager, said a portion of the street was named Richard Avenue in 1924. Since then, an addition was put on the street, which was named ...