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Ancient peoples and what they left behind

Before Lycoming County became Lycoming County, before European soles ever touched this land, native peoples walked the shores of the Susquehanna River, hunted along the region’s rolling hills and worked its plentiful wood. Recovered native artifacts from as early as 11,000 B.C., when ...

Final school board budgets approved, county contract rescinded

Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • The House voted to pass the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act. The bill permits the attorney general to authorize a block grant program for the purpose of combating ...

Williamsport goes downhill at annual Soap Box Derby

Is Williamsport going downhill? The answer Saturday was yes — in the best way possible. Youngsters gathered at the top of Market Street Hill near the intersection with Washington Boulevard to participate in the Soap Box Derby, in its ninth consecutive year for Williamsport. The races on ...

Rain holds off as Jersey Shore graduates enter future

JERSEY SHORE — The weather held out for the graduating seniors during the 65th annual commencement ceremony for Jersey Shore Area Senior High School at its football field Saturday morning. Earlier in the week, the weather forecast had shown a strong chance of showers for the day, but the ...

PennDOT to close busy ramp this week

The ramp going off of High Street to Foy Avenue will be closed this week so repairs can be made to the bridge over Lycoming Creek at that location, according to the state Department of Transportation. Traffic from the bridge will be detoured northbound along Lycoming Creek Road to the jug ...

New book captures legacy of Williamsport Sun-Gazette

It’s safe to say Williamsport has been served by a daily newspaper longer than anyone alive reading these words. Now, a book is being released that captures much of the city and local region’s history as compiled through newsgathering over the years. “A Community Keystone: The ...

Alumnus shares memories of time at Montgomery

MONTGOMERY — Friends, families and members of the community were on hand to share the celebration as the senior class of Montgomery Area High School became the school’s 114th graduating class Friday night. Keynote speaker for the night was Torey Harding, a member of the Class of 2009, ...

4 homeless after apartment fire

Working smoke alarms late Thursday night alerted two people in time so they, along with a 1-year-old child, could safely flee a fire that broke out in a three-unit apartment building on Vine Avenue, according to city fire Assistant Chief Mark Killian. No one was else was in the large ...

AG’s review of mayor lingers without answers

Some 18 months after the state attorney general was asked to review potentially fraudulent expenses for which Mayor Gabriel J. Campana sought reimbursement, answers linger without a resolution. State agents said Thursday they could neither deny nor confirm an investigation exists. City ...

Probe of wells near Rose Valley Lake inconclusive, but still in progress

Tests of water samples for chemical contamination in the area of Rose Valley Lake in Gamble Township remain inconclusive, according to officials with the state Department of Environmental Protection. State officials released the latest update of the investigation Friday. In all, 70 water ...

77th annual Laurel Fest kicks off Saturday

As its namesake flowers reach peak bloom, the 77th annual State Laurel Festival is slated to begin today in Wellsboro and continue through June 17. Activities throughout the week include a juried arts and crafts fair, queens pageant, pet parade, children’s health fair, foot races, several ...

Williamsport graduates make it through together

A sunset made the grass of STA Stadium look picturesque as the approximately 330 graduating seniors of the Williamsport Area High School Graduation Class gathered at the top of the hill to celebrate commencement on Thursday. “Isn’t tonight just beautiful?” said Dr. Brandon S. Pardoe, ...

City officials clash over process of hiring engineer

Mayor Gabriel J. Campana clashed with City Council Thursday over concerns with the process of his selection of a new city engineer. Campana raised his voice as he spoke with Councilwoman Liz Miele, who asked several questions regarding how Mark Benner was selected and will be paid ...

Police: Man beat toddler causing brain damage

A 21-year-old city man has been arrested on assault-related charges for allegedly causing extensive injuries to his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son that has left the child “partially brain dead” and “totally dependent on caregivers for the rest of his life,” according to city police ...

County exploring money-saving concepts used in other state areas

The Lycoming County commissioners will head out of town on two trips early next week in search of new ideas — one, to compare the interworkings of a third-class county, Berks, to fifth-class Lycoming, and the other to explore a New Jersey county that runs its own health clinic for its ...

Court rules in favor of families against natural gas company

Four years after two local families filed an appeal against a decision by their township that allowed a natural gas company to drill in a nearby zoning district, the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of the residents. The state Supreme Court ruled on June 1 that the Fairfield Township Board ...

Pennsylvania to require gas drillers to reduce air pollution

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania will begin enforcing tougher air pollution standards on its booming natural gas industry, the governor’s office said Thursday, with environmental advocates saying the standards will put the state among the leaders in going beyond federal requirements. The ...

South Side graduates look toward the future

With a graduating class of about 85, the South Williamsport Area Junior-Senior High School Commencement Ceremony took place at Rodney K. Morgans Stadium in South Williamsport on Wednesday. “Do not fear the unknown. It is a part of life,” said Maya Dake, a graduating class student ...

Montoursville school board’s budget approved, taxes going up

Montoursville Area School Board Wednesday night brought to conclusion a pair of issues that have resulted in heated discussions in recent months. Shortly after school directors approved a $29 million spending plan that includes a 0.55-mill real estate tax hike, they voted in favor of what ...