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Few details released in early morning shooting

Very few details were being released about an early-morning shooting Saturday that sent a male to the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center. The victim was shot in a parking lot at Sixth Avenue and High Street about 2:10 a.m. and arrived minutes later in a private vehicle at ...

Floor collapse injures one

A 63-year-old Perry County man was recovering from injuries he suffered Saturday morning when he fell at least eight feet into a basement crawl space as the floor he was standing on suddenly gave way at the former Bottle Run Grange 1301 in Old Lycoming Township. Wayne Campbell was trapped in ...

Downtown: Evolution of a destination

Many business people perceive downtown Williamsport as a thriving community with a wide variety of shops, restaurants, art galleries, entertainment venues, and hotels. Merchants who’ve decided to locate or chosen to stay in center city are quick to count off its positive aspects. When Ryan ...

Growth and change at your community newspaper

How’s your health? Are you looking for great recipes and ideas to feed your family and friends? Do you enjoy the outdoors? Do you love your schools, colleges and churches? Is history important to you? All of these are questions to be answered, and the Williamsport Sun-Gazette is ...

Tech and the industrial landscape

Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors chief economist Luke Tilley offered members of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce insights on economic trends expected in 2019 at the Williamsport Country Club Friday morning. Tilley’s presentation, titled ‘The Fourth Industrial ...

First PAsmart grants announced during state visit to Penn College

Setting students on a career path may begin in the classroom, but workforce training can provide the extra push needed for them to find jobs, be successful and help business and industry. Pennsylvania College of Technology, which has long trained students for many jobs to meet workforce ...

Amid nursing shortage comes new master’s degree program

The Pennsylvania College of Technology board agreed Thursday to move forward with the development of a master’s degree program in nursing. The action activated a timeline that is expected to end with the acceptance of the first group of master’s degree students in August 2021. The ...

Third Street construction will require detours

More than one mile of Third Street will be evaluated in coming weeks as part of a lead-up to the reconstruction of the street running through the heart of the city. The inspection by city and state officials matters to residents, business owners, motorists and pedestrians who live along, do ...

Victim in car crash identified

Police have identified Williamsport resident James Packer, 74, as the pedestrian victim in a single car accident on Lycoming Creek Road Thursday night. Packer was struck by a northbound pickup truck driven by James Morgan, also of Williamsport, Old Lycoming Township Police Chief Joseph Hope ...

Loyalsock super seeks commissioner seat

John Bower, Loyalsock Township supervisor, is seeking the Republican Party nomination for Lycoming County commissioner in the May 21 primary. His decision to run is, “rooted in the growing concerns over taxation, costs and accountability at the county level,” Bower said. “The ...

Bruce C. Sones

Bruce C. Sones, 90, a lifelong resident of Muncy, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at his home. Born Nov. 6, 1928, in Muncy, he was a son of the late Charles and Grace (Smith) Sones. He and his wife, the former Gloria L. Stahlnecker, celebrated 60 years of marriage before her death May 8, ...

McKernan plans run for second term

Jack McKernan has announced he will seek the Republican party nomination for a second term as Lycoming County commissioner in the May 21 primary. “During my term, this team of commissioners has earned a reputation of being one of the most active boards in the last 20 years,” said ...

One killed on Lycoming Creek Road

An elderly man was struck by a pickup truck and killed at Lycoming Creek Road and Roosevelt Avenue just before 9 p.m. Thursday, Old Lycoming Township police confirmed. The victim, whose identity was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene by a staff member the Lycoming County ...

Cancer centers to unite

The UPMC Susquehanna Divine Providence and Soldiers and Sailors cancer centers have officially joined the UPMC Hillman Cancer Centers network –­ a network comprised of more than 60 cancer centers and named one of 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. While ...

Jersey Shore FBLA visit commissioners

Dozens of members of the 127-strong Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Jersey Shore High School made up the bulk of the Lycoming County commissioners’ audience Thursday morning. County officials took advantage of their “captive audience,” taking the time to explain what their ...

Grant will help replace HVAC at Firetree

The $100,000 grant Firetree Place received from the First Community Foundation Partnership will be assigned to replacing the heating and air conditioning system in the gymnasium at their facility at 600 Campbell St, Pior to applying for the grant, the non-profit had done an assessment on the ...

Machuga seeks Democratic nomination for City Council

Born and raised in Williamsport, Tiasha Machuga, is seeking the Democratic nomination for City Council in the May 21 primary. “I will be running a door-knocking and a grassroots campaign,” said Machuga, who has been manager of Old School Pizza for nine years. “Anyone who has ever ...

Board explores youth football team support

Following a lengthy discussion, the Williamsport Area School District board directed Sean McCann, athletic director, to explore the possibility of the district supporting a youth football team, which would serve as a feeder team for the district’s football teams. The question came up when ...

Champion of flag remembered by family, friends

Speaking to people who have known and worked with Tony DiSalvo through the years, one word comes up often: “humble.” As such, he probably would not be happy with this tribute to him for all he has done for and meant to this community. But for those who did not know him, this tribute will ...

Traffic stop yields historic drug bust

In what could be one of the biggest drug busts in the county’s history, state police seized an estimated $100,000 worth of cocaine stored in a hidden compartment inside an SUV during a traffic stop for alleged speeding Tuesday on Interstate 180 in the city. Arrested on one-felony count of ...