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Montoursville chief, deputy chief contracts are renewed

Montoursville Borough council renewed the chief of police and deputy chief contracts Monday night. Copies of the renewed contracts were not available at the meeting. The budget indicated Chief Jeff Gyurina was making $69,820 and the deputy, $63,171. The deputy salary was adjusted higher to ...

South Side hires new cop, hears concerns from residents

South Williamsport Borough council unanimously approved hiring a new police officer and accepted the resignation of another at its Monday night meeting. Officer Seth Stropp was hired at a pay rate of $23.50 per hour, and the resignation of police officer Cody Lepley was accepted. Police ...

Heavy rainfall to bring flooding of waterways

All eyes are on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and its tributaries. Rain, which has not stopped and is primarily caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon, will continue tonight after pounding the city and region Sunday with up to 2 inches of precipitation. Flash flood ...

Flight 93 tower an ‘Everlasting concert by our heroes’

SHANKSVILLE — The heroism of airline passengers and crew who died when hijackers crashed their plane into a Pennsylvania field was remembered Sunday with the dedication of a concrete-and-steel tower that will ring with wind chimes for every one of them at the spot where they fell to ...

LEGISLATIVE TALLY: House approves immigration bill

Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • The House voted 247-152 to approve the Community Safety & Security Act. The bill would restore the federal government’s ability to deport immigrants for a wide variety of violent ...

Man killed while riding ATV on road near Picture Rocks

PICTURE ROCKS — A Coal Township man was killed while riding an all-terrain vehicle on Highland Lake Road early Saturday evening, state police said. Michael Gilligbauer, 49, was pronounced dead shortly after 6:35 p.m. by Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr., police ...

Famed aviatrix touched down at Amity Field

HUGHESVILLE — Three years before her first trans-Atlantic flight, the pioneer of women’s aeronautics, Amelia Earhart, made an emergency landing at the Amity Flying Field at Hughesville. Earhart had been flying to Bellefonte in May 1929 when she opted to make use of the airstrip near the ...

Peace march in Williamsport seeks to highlight perceived ‘injustice’

“More than anything we’re trying to get insight.” Nelson Golden summed up the goal of a Saturday march from Flanigan Park to City Hall with this statement before elaborating. Golden said the purpose of the march was to “highlight the injustice going on behind the scenes” in ...

National Weather Service: Flood watch for region today, Monday

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for the area in effect from Saturday until 8 p.m. Monday. John Banghoff, National Weather Service meteorologist, said the rain is from a tropical storm. “In essence, we have the remnants from what was Tropical Storm Gordon that will be ...

Native author, environmentalist to speak Tuesday

When Tim Palmer, author and photographer, who is scheduled to speak at Lycoming College Tuesday, arrived in the region Friday, he returned to an area he was quite familiar with, having spent several years working with the county planning commission. Originally from Beaver, in the northwestern ...

United Way spotlights its partners at First Friday kickoff

For the first time, the Lycoming County United Way held its kickoff event in conjunction with Williamsport’s First Friday in a joint effort to connect the community to the United Way’s partnerships. The event starts the annual United Way fundraising campaign. A section of Pine Street ...

Williamsport engineer-in-training visited by state investigator

Mark Benner, the city engineer-in-training who is paid an annual salary of $61,000, was away on state National Guard duty Friday when an investigator came to his office at the city streets and parks department. The investigator was with the state Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement ...

Locals honored at Brotherhood dinner, Oct. 4

The Lycoming County Brotherhood Annual Citation Dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, 200 W. Fourth St. Wayne E. Motts, CEO of The National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, will be the keynote speaker. A number of local residents will be honored ...

March against injustice set for today in Williamsport

A “peaceful march against injustice” will step off today at 10:30 a.m. at Flanigan Park, near Little League Boulevard, according to organizer William Matthews. Matthews said the march is to be peaceful, without conflict, and is being held to highlight the injustices of youth in the ...

Borough ordinance draws ire from South Side veteran

Because of the Multiple Separate Storm Sewer System, or MS4 program mandated by the federal government, it is illegal to allow grass clippings that have sprayed from a lawnmower into the street to remain there and eventually reach a storm drain. Ernie Eakin, of South Williamsport, found this ...

Safety committee to review DuBoistown fireworks rules

Responding to complaints from residents about the noise and frequency of fireworks in the borough this year, DuBoistown Borough Council discussed the possibility of enacting an ordinance to deal with the issue. “It sounded like a war zone,” was the comment from one resident at ...

Burt Reynolds, star of film, TV and tabloids, dead at 82

Burt Reynolds, the handsome film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in “Deliverance” and “Boogie Nights,” commercial hits such as “Smokey and the Bandit” and for an active off-screen love life that included relationships with Loni Anderson and Sally Field, has ...

Man allegedly victimized by police faces charges; more details released

The Williamsport man alleged to have been roughed up and detained by city police Sunday has been charged with several criminal counts. A police affidavit related the incident, including the actions that led up to Saladin Basilkah Brown, 19, being detained by law enforcement officials Sunday ...

City Council, finance committee evaluate bill payment options

City Council’s finance committee is going to work with the city finance department to prevent late bills, one of which caused a work stoppage on the critical levee recertification. One upcoming solution will be to hire a new finance department employee. A list of unpaid bills that are up ...