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60th annual Home Show set in motion, continues today

The excitement was palpable inside and outside the Keiper Recreation Center at Lycoming College on Friday afternoon. It was just about time for the doors to open for the 60th annual West Branch Susquehanna Builders Association Home Show. The line of people waiting to get inside was growing ...

As levee costs grow, next stage includes state funding

City Council approved $61,400 to pay Wood, an engineering firm, to continue the recertification and repair of the levee Thursday night. “Our city has $100,000 set aside for the levee,” said Councilwoman Bonnie Katz, chairwoman of public works committee. The city has been working on this ...

Motorist crashes, dies early Friday

WATERVILLE – A 47-year-old man from western part of the state was killed early Friday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Little Pine Creek Road, about five miles north of here, according to state police. Brian Roberts, 47, of Carmichaels, Greene County, was pronounced dead at the scene ...

Federal authorities find ways around policies protecting illegal immigrants

PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after New Mexico’s largest county barred local law enforcement from cooperating with immigration authorities, its leaders learned that the policy was being subverted from within. Staff members at the Bernalillo County jail in Albuquerque were still granting ...

New public defender for Clinton County

LOCK HAVEN — Patrick Johnson will be stepping into the Clinton County Public Defender position recently vacanted by Thom Rosamilia. The Clinton County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Johnson on Thursday night, which will be effective March 12, 2019, at an annual salary of ...

‘Raise the Region’ offers chance to donate to communities’ needs

In its seventh year, “Raise the Region,” a 30-hour online fundraising event hosted by the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, wrapped up at midnight. Jennifer D. Wilson, the group’s President and CEO Thursday afternoon, said that the response to the event has been ...

City Council tackles Park Avenue Plan

City Council approved a not-so-sugar-coated Park Avenue Plan on Thursday. The work ahead for the neighborhood containing a mixture of institutions, lower income rentals and vintage mansions is going to require at least one possibly up to 15 years to complete, according to Matthew Ingalls, of ...

Commissioners talk opioid legislation, rental rehab

The Lycoming County commissioners discussed potential legislation on opioid prescriptions and grant funding for the city’s rental rehabilitation program in the Brodart neighborhood at their meeting Thursday morning The commissioners approved an extension to its subrecipient agreement with ...

Voters to cast ballots for judge

In addition to county and municipal offices, voters will also cast ballots in the spring primary for Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas judge. Three candidates are seeking the nomination on both the Republican and Democratic tickets. Mary C. Kilgus, Ryan Tira and William P. Carlucci, ...

Field of candidates for Primary Election shapes up with petition deadline

number of candidates for Lycoming County and municipal offices are seeking nominations on the Republican and Democratic tickets in the spring primary The list is as follows: Lycoming County Commissioner Four-Year Term John Bower ­– R Stephan P. Brady – R Gabe Campana – ...

Montoursville man charged with attempted murder

A Montoursville man has been charged with attempted murder and related offenses for allegedly threatening his mother with a knife and chasing her with it, borough police said. David Hill, 41, was jailed without bail following a domestic disturbance at his home at 1008 Chestnut St. about 10:30 ...

Levee repair costs nearing $2 million

The cost of recertifying the levee is closing in on $2 million. That’s the figure City Council’s finance and public works committees heard from Tuesday from a Lycoming County official. “It’s closer to $2 million,” said Fran McJunkin, county deputy director of the Department of ...

Heroin network leader gets more than 21 years

It’s not clear precisely how many local overdoses, highs, and addictions the heroin Kalif English sold resulted in. But officials in the U.S. Middle District Court Wednesday believed the evidence indicated 1 to 3 kilograms had been distributed in an efficient system that English, 30, used ...

Board member asks for more budget talk

A Montoursville Area School Board member Tuesday night questioned why next year’s budget hasn’t been discussed at recent board meetings. Ron Snell noted that most other districts by now at least have in place proposed spending plans. “I’m concerned we aren’t taking this seriously ...

School board approves pre-apprenticeship program

Following a presentation on the pre-apprenticeship program in manufacturing at the Pennsylvania College of Technology by a representative of the college, the Loyalsock Township School board approved an agreement with Penn College for students in the district to participate in the program. ...

Grant to pay for pagers moves to City Council’s agenda

The city Bureau of Fire is expecting to order pagers for its firefighters using a state grant. The use of the grant, which is just under $15,000, and comes from the State Fire Commissioner’s office, received a positive recommendation Tuesday from City Council’s public safety ...

Poole to run for school board

Star Poole has announced she is seeking the Democratic nomination for Williamsport Area School Director in the spring primary. Poole attended Philadelphia Community College and Pennsylvania College of Technology and plans to re-enroll there this summer. A seven-year-resident of Lycoming ...

Scott to seek council seat

Bill Scott has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Muncy Borough Council in the spring primary. Scott, born and raised in central Pennsylvania, is a licensed professional civil engineer. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers and ...

County sells tub grinder for $151,000

Lycoming County Resource Management Services will sell its 2002 Morbark 1300 tub grinder for $150,500 to Scot Sample, executive director of the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority, as approved by the commissioners Tuesday. The grinder is a spare, unused since Resource Management Services ...

Montgomery hopes online fundraiser helps prepare for park expansion

MONTGOMERY — In an effort to create a better park and environment in Montgomery, the Montgomery Community Development Committee enrolled in the Raise the Region campaign, as discussed Tuesday at the borough meeting. Raise the Region is an online day of giving, which started yesterday at 6 ...