×

Top News

City fall leaf collection to begin soon

City street and parks department fall leaf collection will begin Oct. 28 and continue into December, weather permitting, a city official said. Residents should place leaves along the curb line of the primary streets. There will be no alley collection possible due to the equipment size used ...

Governor advocates for cyber charter oversight

ALTOONA — Gov. Tom Wolf touted charter school reform and announced the closure of the state’s lowest performing cyber charter school during a visit to Altoona on Tuesday. Superintendents from Blair, Cambria and Centre counties filled the library at Altoona Area’s Logan Elementary for ...

Lawmakers to host gun law seminar

A gun law seminar is set for Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Woodward Township Fire Hall, 4147 N. Route 220 Hwy., Linden. State Reps. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, and Jeff Wheeland, R-Loyalsock, will host the seminar which will include various issues surrounding firearms. Among the ...

Local businesses invited to participate in WASD career fair

Dr. Timothy Bowers, superintendent at the Williamsport Area School District, encouraged local businesses to participate in the “Pathways to Our Future” career fair that will be held during school hours, 8:45 a.m. to 2:40 p.m., Nov. 6, at the Williamsport Area Middle School gym, in his ...

Forum offers commissioner candidates platform

MONTGOMERY — Lycoming County commissioner candidates spoke to issues ranging from taxes and spending to regionalization of police and fire at the Eagle Grange 1 political forum Tuesday night. The candidates for the open commissioner seats in the November election are incumbents Rick ...

Voter registration deadline is Monday

State residents have less than one week to register to vote in the Nov. 5 municipal election. Monday is the deadline to apply for a new voter registration or make changes to an existing registration, according to acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar. The state’s online voter ...

Keller tours Wellsboro-area businesses

Taking advantage of his spare time while Congress is out of session, Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, was hosted by state Rep. Clint Owlett, R-Wellsboro, on a tour through Wellsboro and nearby areas. “Our philosophy is, if we want to make sure that we get the policies correct, we need to be ...

More positive development eyed for Scott Street

A neighborhood continuing to undergo a revitalization on Scott Street is being eyed for single-family houses and potentially other taxable developments. City Council’s economic revitalization committee recommended Tuesday that council permit putting out to bid a request for proposals to ...

Commissioners approve contract to enhance financial transparency

Lycoming County Commissioners approved an agreement they say will bring more transparency to government during their meeting Tuesday. The $59,650 contract with OpenGov is part of a computer software package tied to revealing the county’s online spending and finances on a monthly ...

Muncy Borough council to apply for block grant program

MUNCY — The Muncy Borough council unanimously voted to submit an application to the 2020 Community Development Block Grant program to add ADA improvements to the local library and agreed to start the search for estimates on a new street sweeper machine at their meeting Tuesday night. The ...

Regionalized police force talks are ongoing

MONTGOMERY— The Brady Township Supervisors unanimously voted to continue discussions on police regionalization with Muncy and Montgomery boroughs and Clinton Township at their meeting on Sept. 27. Officer Eric Winters, of the Montgomery Police Department, spoke to the supervisors about ...

Passengers in helicopter crash both from the area

BLOOMSBURG — Both passengers injured in the helicopter crash at the Bloomsburg Fair Saturday were from the Williamsport area, according to borough police. Jennifer S. Zielewicz, 42, of Trout Run, and Maria V. Portalatin, 33, of Williamsport, were taken to the nearby Geisinger Hospital after ...

State battles invasion of ‘nightmare’ bugs

KUTZTOWN (AP) — In the Great Spotted Lanternfly War, Pennsylvania’s citizen-soldiers are fighting back with fly swatters and vacuums, dish soap and sticky tape. They’re stomping and spraying and zapping and bragging about their kills on social media. “DESTROY THEM,” a propaganda ...

New public safety building estimated at $15 million

The six-year projection to build a public safety building for Williamsport has been estimated at $15 million. The figure was presented Monday to the city planning commission as part of the six-year capital projects budget, said William E. Nichols Jr., city finance director and general manager ...

Suspicious package at Lock Haven City Hall determined to be harmless

LOCK HAVEN — A report went out Monday morning that a “suspicious” package had been found on the front porch of City Hall at 20 E. Church St. Not knowing what might be in the purple bag, City Hall was closed and the area around City Hall was cordoned off with yellow police tape. ...

Fire company celebrates 125 years

On a Friday afternoon in mid-April in 1905, a fire broke out in the barn at the James Rakestraw farm in — or just outside of — Montoursville. “Only the fire company’s hook and ladder truck was requested, (apparently) by Mr. Rakestraw (himself),” history buff and Willing Hand Hose Co. ...

New command vehicle is equipped with effective firefighting technology

Equipped with a computer that gives fire officers a vast amount of information literally at their fingertips, a 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe command vehicle was recently purchased and put into service by the city’s Bureau of Fire. Instead of pulling information from a small selection of bulky ...

After unusually high temps, weather to look more like fall mid-week

Although temperatures to start the week are uncommonly above typical for this time of year, forecasters at the National Weather Service in State College are saying this week could see the beginning of the cool off that will welcome fall weather, especially compared to the weekend’s highs in ...

Work of volunteer ushers makes Community Arts Center a success

The chandeliers at the Community Arts Center may be encrusted with crystals, but the true shining lights at the theater are the dedicated corps of ushers, some who have been welcoming and directing patrons almost since the renovated building opened its doors in 1993. Ana Gonzalez-White, ...