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Jersey Shore moves step closer to possible school closures; sets hearing dates

JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area School Board voted 5-4 in favor of setting school closing public hearing dates for Avis and Salladasburg Elementary Schools on Jan. 25 and 26 during its board meeting on Monday. The hearings will take place at the Jersey Shore Area Middle School, 601 ...

North, South Korea officials begin rare formal talks

SEOUL, South Korea — Senior officials from North and South Korea began the rivals’ first formal talks in about two years Tuesday to discuss how to cooperate in next month’s Winter Olympics in the South and how to improve their long-strained ties. The talks in the border village of ...

Plaintiffs seek speedy replacement in congressional map case

SEOUL, South Korea — Senior officials from North and South Korea began the rivals’ first formal talks in about two years Tuesday to discuss how to cooperate in next month’s Winter Olympics in the South and how to improve their long-strained ties. The talks in the border village of ...

Apple investors urge action to curb child gadget addiction

NEW YORK (AP) — Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to help curb smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters. New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement ...

Jersey Shore appoints county as tax collector

JERSEY SHORE — Borough council Monday night voted unanimously to appoint Lycoming County to collect its taxes for the next three years. The cost will be $1.50 per tax bill, an increase of 50 cents over the previous costs. Borough Manager Joseph Hamm noted that no person has run for the ...

South Side school board fills last vacancy

The South Williamsport Area School Board voted unanimously Monday to appoint Susan Bowman to the vacant seat for Region One, which encompasses the borough’s 1st Ward and the 1st precinct in the borough’s 2nd Ward to the east side of Curtin Street. The seat opened up when former board member ...

South Williamsport moves forward with home improvement grant

South Williamsport voted to continue with a SEDA-Council of Governments home rehabilitation grant program. The council approved a resolution Monday to continue with the group’s the Home Grant application. The borough has been using the program, now in its sixth phase, for years. And ...

Forecaster: Warmer temperatures coming

It’s going to be a January thaw starting today and continuing through the week, but today starts with a scattering of snow showers, with accumulation of a half to an inch of snow by Tuesday morning. Today, look for temperatures approaching 30 degrees for a high, which is a 34-degree change ...

City OKs contract; New DA for county

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Each Monday, the Sun-Gazette summarizes major votes of the past week and, more specifically, how our locally elected and appointed officials voted on each matter. Watch for it each Monday in the Sun-Gazette.) Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following ...

Ambassador: No change in position on North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador said Sunday the administration isn’t changing its conditions regarding talks with North Korea amid growing tensions over the North’s nuclear and missile programs. Nikki Haley made clear that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ...

State Farm Show promises to make many mouths water

HARRISBURG — Food is an important part of the state’s industrial base, Amy Bradford, of the PennAg Industries Association and the Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council, said during a food preview Thursday in advance of the 102nd state Farm Show which continues through Saturday. “The theme ...

Annual event showcases livestock, offers contests, gets youth involved

The 102nd state Farm Show continues through Saturday at the Farm Show Complex, 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The show holds hundreds of exhibitors and vendors, contests and ...

States explore tax changes in response to fed overhaul

CHERRY HILL, N.J. — In New Jersey and California, top Democratic officials want to let people make charitable contributions to the state instead of paying certain taxes. In Connecticut and New York, officials are exploring a switch from income taxes to new ones on payroll. A few governors ...

Trump is willing to talk with the NKorean leader

THURMONT, Md. — President Donald Trump, shelving comparisons about the size of a “nuclear button,” said Saturday he is open to talking with the North Korean leader he’s called “Little Rocket Man” and hopes some progress results from upcoming talks between the Koreas. Trump, who ...

NASA: Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young has died

Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, NASA said Saturday. Young was 87. The space agency said Young died Friday night at home in Houston following complications from pneumonia. NASA called Young one of its ...

24 hours of ‘brrr’ left before thawing occurs

Baby, it’s cold outside, but not as brutal as it has been recently — and the week ahead will provide much-needed relief. There have been some extreme lows, but the mercury has not quite dipped to records of past years, according to Paul Head, a meteorologist with the National Weather ...

Project Bald Eagle plans regional expansion

Project Bald Eagle, a local coalition working to derail the opioid epidemic that has rapidly escalated in recent years, is planning an ambitious expansion into surrounding counties in 2018. The opioid coalition alliance was carved out of the county’s Heroin Task Force in April of 2015 and ...

City leadership seeks new funds for 2018

The city administration wants to assess buildings and parcels that are ripe for redevelopment and create a package of information for potential retailers, such as those who might leave the Lycoming Mall in Muncy Township. “It is urgent that we get some revenue into the city other than ...

Man’s plan to rape 2 girls foiled, gets 5 to 20 in state prison

A Millville man was sentenced Friday to serve the next five to 20 years in a state prison for setting up a meeting with two young girls where he intended to engage in sexual acts with them. The mother of the 9- and 11-year-old children was a confidential informant and recorded the ...