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Gas fees pay for rental rehabs

Natural gas impact fees continue to help pay part of the rental rehabilitation of apartments in the city. Nearly $42,500 in Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement funds taken from Marcellus Shale impact fees and realty transfer taxes are going to help repair two ...

Planning commission approves expansion of city Burger King

The City Planning Commission gave a positive recommendation to a plan for the owner of Burger King on Washington Boulevard to expand the business. Recommendation for the expansion was given to PA Investment Properties, owner of the restaurant at 611 Washington Blvd. The store plans to have ...

Tax reform a hot topic at representative’s town halls

TROUT RUN — Taxes have proven to be a mainstay in conversation as Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, continued his series of town hall meetings across the county in Trout Run on Tuesday. Property taxes and the continued funding of public education proved to be a hot topic with voters during ...

Council in battle with mayor on insurance brokers

It’s been three years, and the city has the same insurance brokers. The broker handling liability insurance is Dunn Inc., while Sims Agency provides service for workers’ compensation. Now, City Council wants to know why Mayor Gabriel J. Campana isn’t permitting a request for proposals ...

Video of city police officer slamming suspect to ground gains online shares

Tamika Moore broke out in tears and was outraged when she saw for the first time the video that showed a city police officer slam her 19-year-old son to the pavement as the teen held his hands in the air.IMG_3467.TRIM_1 “I started crying and I screamed,” Moore, a city resident, said. She ...

Home Rule charter finalizes suggestion on city government

It looks as though voters will have a choice Nov. 6 to select a Home Rule charter for Williamsport. The Williamsport Government Study Commission Tuesday made final changes and produced a final charter. It recommends a City Council-manager form of government, one that provides for an elected ...

Support for teen hurt at practice overflowing

JERSEY SHORE — Oh, the wonder of prayer. Oh, the love of community. It’s been three weeks since Caleb Leone suffered a serious brain injury at football practice and his family asked that everyone pray for the 17-year-old son of Danielle and Jake Leone, of Jersey Shore. Messages — ...

‘Curbside support’ keeps 9/11 Memorial Ride going

After seventeen years of the 9/11 Memorial Ride, eighteen if you count the spontaneous one held a few months after the terror attacks on the World Trade Centers in 2001, what keeps the motorcycle riders coming back each year is the spirit of the people who line the route and cheer them on, ...

Field station expands college research efforts

Lycoming College’s recent acquisition of property to establish a biology field station will mean expanded hands-on research for students studying the environment, plant science and vertebrate and invertebrate zoology. “I see the field station as a living laboratory for the advancement ...

2 named drum corps world champions

Sunday night marked the end of the Drum Corps Associates’ World Championship as two drum and bugle corps walked away with the title of world champions. The Buccaneers, of Reading, were the team to beat in the open class after winning last year in Rochester, New York. “The Buccaneers are ...

Trump’s rollback of pollution rules to hit coal country hard

GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — It’s coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan rolling back Obama-era pollution controls on coal-fired power plants. Trump left one thing ...

First drum corps competition ends on good note

The world’s best drum and bugle corps battled it out late into Sunday evening as Williamsport’s first Drum Corps Association World Championship finished with a bombastic end note. Beginning the championship at 5 p.m. was the Open Class. Ten corps marched onto Williamsport High ...

Summer temperatures hang on, last into week

Don’t get any ideas of putting away air conditioners or fans this week because it’s going to be very hot for the next several days. “A gigantic Bermuda High arrived (Sunday), causing daytime as well as nightime temperatures to be 10 to 12 degrees above normal,” according to Paul Head, ...

Legendary, historic gridiron hero had area roots

It may come as a surprise to many people that one of the greatest football players of all time was born in Sullivan County. There is even a road landmark along Route 154 in Forksville paying tribute to him. And yet, many folks today likely have never heard of Red Grange. Grange, a fleet ...

Township approves study on Grafius Run

Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Municipal • Loyalsock Township supervisors approved a study looking into protecting area homes from flooding due to Grafius Run and its tributaries at a meeting Tuesday. The resolution, first brought ...

International drum corps competition sees strong start

First the faint sound of brass instruments could be heard, then the rattling beat of the drums while white wooden rifles twirled high in the air and flags of every color imaginable could be seen waving in the breeze. It was the second day of Williamsport hosting its first Drum Corps ...

Assessing the chances Russia will meddle in 2018 election

Nearly a year after Russian government hackers meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, researchers at cybersecurity firm Trend Micro zeroed in on a new sign of trouble: a group of suspect websites. The sites mimicked a portal used by U.S. senators and their staffs, with easy-to-miss discrepancies. ...

Trump: Canada ‘will be out’ of trade deal unless it’s ‘fair’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Canada on Saturday that it “will be out” of a revised North American trade agreement unless it’s “fair” to the United States, and he threatened to scrap the current deal should Congress “interfere” with the negotiations. “There ...

American Rescue Workers open new facility, bring back clothing bins

The American Rescue Workers organization is opening its ninth facility — a new retail store location at 125 W. Academy St., Hughesville — at 9 a.m. today. They have also added 41 new clothing collection bins, primarily throughout Lycoming County and surrounding areas, within the last ...

Montoursville School District employee fights job demotion at hearing

When Paul Smith was demoted in his job at the Montoursville Area School District, the long-time technology coordinator fought back, filing an appeal against the school board’s decision that included a pay cut. On Thursday, a lengthy public hearing before the school board revealed many of ...