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4 to receive annual Brotherhood awards

Four individuals who have given back to their community will be the recipients at 2019 Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance Awards banquet later this month. Frank L. Girardi, Frank Lupacchino, Paul Missigman and Blue Star Mothers will be among the honorees. Various recipients will receive the ...

Stroup recounts Navy service

William Stroup did not spend much time on the water during his many years of military service with the U.S. Navy. And that was fine with him. “I’m glad because I got seasick,” he said. Stroup mostly spent his naval career on the land, working as a construction electrician stateside ...

New recreation director eager to get started

The city has a new recreational director who wants to jump in starting July 15. Shawn Washington, 27, of the city, will be paid an annual salary of $43,000. His office remains on the second floor at City Hall. He replaces Jessie Novinger, who took a borough manager position in ...

Amazon suit by local couple reversed in appeals court

The case of an area woman who unsuccessfully filed suit against Amazon has been reversed. Heather Oberdorf, of Milton, was walking her dog in January 2015 when the D-ring on the collar broke and the retractable leash recoiled into her glasses, injuring her and resulting in permanent blindness ...

Downtown lights up for 4th of July

Downtown Williamsport was the place to be on the Fourth of July during WILQ’s annual “Set the Night to Music Fireworks Extravaganza.” Vendors filled the streets in the area of Hampton Inn as families and friends walked around enjoying the summer weather. Those in attendance enjoyed ...

Town Meeting royalty

Tiadaghton Queen Gwen Bechdel, right, and Runner Up Courtney Lehman, left, pose for a photo after being crowned in Jersey Shore’s annual Town Meeting on Thursday. The 2019 Baby Sweetheart King Chase Fink, of Jersey Shore, and Queen Raelynn Sellinger, of Linden, also were crowned.

Sunny skies, busy traffic likely for holiday weekend

With a potential of storms and general holiday traffic, the Fourth of July is going to have sunny skies and heavy traffic. Nina Waskevich, vice president of brand and membership at AAA in South Williamsport said that this year there is expected to have the heaviest volume of traffic since ...

Storm causes water to pond on city streets

Adam Winder and Todd Heckman were among the city employees Tuesday standing in several feet of pooling water. Flash-flooding occurred around the city due to two storm systems that dumped rain and brought gusts of wind and lightning. Winder, general manager of city streets and parks ...

Broadband issues topic of meeting

Issues related to high-speed internet, commonly known as broadband, will be the focus of a series of meetings in the region, including one Wednesday in Williamsport. The meetings are part of a study to address broadband needs in Lycoming, Clinton, Northumberland and Union counties. More ...

Jersey Shore continues with Town Meeting

JERSEY SHORE — Jersey Shore’s Town Meeting isn’t one meeting on one night — it’s a week-long celebration that the community holds every year during the Fourth of July week. The week is packed with different events every day. Originally the Town Meeting was a one-day event on the ...

Former Scranton mayor pleads guilty in ‘pay to play’ scheme

The former mayor of Scranton pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. Middle District Court in Williamsport to charges he shook down businesses for bribes and campaign contributions throughout his term and a half in office. Bill Courtright’s plea to Chief District Judge Christopher C. Conner to ...

Demolition ordinance under review

MUNCY — The borough’s restrictive building demolition ordinance may change following a resident’s situation calling it into question, Tuesday. A shed in the flood zone at 104 E. Mechanic’s St. has fallen into disrepair, said Vic Marquardt, with Codes Inc. The owner, once hearing the ...

City meetings cancelled for remainder of holiday week

City Council has been cancelled for tonight. The police pension board meeting that was advertised also will be cancelled. The council committees on finance, public works and public safety that were scheduled Tuesday afternoon were cancelled.

State to have own insurance exchange

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania is moving to replace the federally operated Healthcare.gov with its own website to sell Affordable Care Act-compliant policies in a bid to get more people into it and lower their costs. Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Tuesday after it passed the Legislature ...

Block grant funding approved for Montoursville municipal building entrance

Montoursville Borough Council Monday night approved Community Development Block Grant funding for a handicapped accessible entrance for the municipal building. The borough’s 2019 allocation of $96,458 is expected to cover the cost for the project which will include the installation of ...

City native blazed a trail in United States Navy

A Williamsport native who became the first African American to command a nuclear-powered U.S. submarine helped advance civil rights for minorities. Chancellor Alfonso “Pete” Tzomes died June 13 at the age 74 in Iowa City, Iowa. Since establishment of the U.S. Submarine Force in 1900, ...

Trees down as city crews prepare to spruce up for holiday

The aftermath of the Saturday thunderstorm left Williamsport riddled with downed trees and catch basins filled with debris, city officials said. City Streets and Parks Department crews were responding to calls Monday, cleaning out catch basins where stormwater drainage takes place and gutter ...

Emissions test could end for local motorists

Legislation to end mandated vehicle emissions testing in several counties of the state, including Lycoming, may become a reality. Last week, the state Senate voted 27-23 in favor of the measure that would save motorists an average of about $40 a month to have their vehicles tested. State ...

Money for voting machines snared by politics of elections

HARRISBURG (AP) — Legislation to help Pennsylvania’s counties afford new voting machines before next year’s election is wrapped up in the politics of voting and election laws. Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday that he’ll decide later in the week whether to sign or veto a bill that was opposed ...

Iran breaches uranium stockpile limit set by nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has broken the limit set on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, international inspectors and Tehran said Monday, marking its first major departure from the unraveling agreement a year after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew ...