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Corrections officer gets probation, avoids possible decade in prison

A former corrections officer at the women’s state correctional institution in Muncy pleaded no contest to charges of harassment and disorderly conduct on Monday, a day before his scheduled three day trial in Lycoming County Court. Mark Hoover, 47, of Lewisburg, was facing a maximum of 10 ...

Montoursville Area School Board: Tax increase less, but still above index

Montoursville Area School Board Tuesday night approved a proposed final budget for next year that raises real estate taxes by 0.55 mills. The tax hike represents a smaller increase than that considered last month, but remains a figure that exceeds the state Act 1 index of 3.1 ...

Trump declares US is leaving ‘horrible’ Iran nuclear accord

President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the landmark nuclear accord with Iran Tuesday, declaring he was making the world safer in restoring harsh sanctions. But he also dealt a profound blow to allies, deepened his isolation on the world stage and revived doubts about American credibility ...

Brush pile may return to Montoursville

Montoursville Borough Council spent a good portion of its regular monthly meeting Monday night discussing plans for a brush pile. The spot for residents to bring brush and branches would include surveillance cameras to prevent unwanted trash from being dumped there. As outlined by council ...

City Council to vote on $1.1 million grant, Grafius Run funds

City Council is set Thursday night to vote on whether to approve a $1.1 million “multi-modal” grant application, which is offered by the state Department of Transportation for improvements in the East Third Street/Old City Gateway Revitalization. William E. Nichols Jr., city finance ...

Lycoming, Clinton counties to host joint town hall in city

To kick off the national Stepping Up Day of Action on a local level, Lycoming and Clinton counties will host a town hall at 8:30 a.m. May 16 in the Sharwell Building, 200 East St. “The goal is to raise community awareness about the Stepping Up initiative,” said Keith Wagner, ...

YWCA seeks to help locals with poor credit get housing

Trying to find housing can be difficult, at times, for anyone and even more so for individuals who have a poor credit or rental history or a criminal background. Landlords are reluctant to rent to those individuals. A new program at the YWCA, Housing Location Services, is designed to help ...

Drone, stop signs, speed limit signs to keep Old Lycoming Township safer

The topics of transportation and safety merged in two different measures for a suburban community Tuesday night. Old Lycoming Township supervisors voted at their monthly meeting to apply for a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration for the police department to use a drone for public ...

Loyalsock Township to require permits for mulch pile

On May 21, Loyalsock residents and businesses will need a permit to dump lawn trimmings in the township’s mulch pile. People and businesses from out of the area have dumped pounds of branches and lawn clippings in the mulch pile for years, Township Manager Bill Burdett said at a board of ...

Court ruling names new rail line operator

A state court recently ruled in favor of a company’s bid to take over operation of SEDA-Council of Governments Joint Rail Authority’s five shortline routes. A three-member Commonwealth Court appellate panel last week overturned an earlier decision upholding the JRA board’s contention ...

Officials say vote in primary, but just not today

If you are under the impression that today is the day to vote in Pennsylvania’s primary election, you are not alone. The date of the state’s primary is May 15, next Tuesday, although people have been calling the Lycoming County’s voter services office wanting to know when they should ...

Public invited to view ‘new’ highrise in city

The Lycoming Housing Authority will hold an open house Wednesday afternoon at the Peter Herdic Highrise after it received a senior living designation for housing earlier this year. The designation, which the authority applied for in late 2017, is a direct response to a growing elderly ...

Home Rule charter next to be drafted by commission

It’s official. Home rule law was formally recommended Monday night to be incorporated into a draft charter by the Williamsport Government Study Commission. Six of the members reached a consensus to create a home rule charter, put out a survey in a week or so and write a formal ...

Deficit prompts South Williamsport School Board to consider a tax increase

With a projected deficit rising and falling over just the past few months, South Williamsport Area School District faces the possibility of a 0.5 mill tax increase, school board members learned at the monthly meeting Monday night. District administrators began the budget season with a ...

Traveler with measles may have infected others

State officials are reporting a person with a confirmed case of measles visited a local supermarket last week and may have exposed others to the disease. The individual was part of a bus tour traveling form Niagara Falls, N.Y. to Washington, D.C. that stopped at the Wegman’s store in ...

City insurance coverage proposals will soon be provided by companies

Several insurance companies will submit proposals to cover the city’s property liability and workers’ compensation needs. City Council’s finance committee met in a special session Monday morning to go over the plan with the insurance personnel. Mayor Gabriel J. Campana has created a ...

Veterans memorial wall progressing

A “visually stunning” memorial wall of monuments is under development — but not quite ready for unveiling at the upcoming Lycoming County Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park. Black granite monuments on pedestals of concrete will depict elements of wars prior to World War ...

Scrimshaw: A popular pastime

Throughout history, people have wanted to express themselves by making everyday items and tools more ornate. In the Lycoming County area, one method of doing that in the frontier days was using the art of scrimshaw, which allowed people to decorate tools made out of wood or ivory with ...

‘Beautiful’ days ahead, but not without showers

A couple beautiful days are in store for the region this week, but keep the raincoats and umbrellas close by because rain is not out of the forecast, according to Aaron Tyburski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service at State College. Although we’re likely to see today “peeks ...

Website places county on controversial list

The buzzword “sanctuary” is a hot topic as President Donald Trump’s administration continues to crack down on illegal immigration. Recently, concerns that Lycoming County may be a “sanctuary county” have come to light. A location deemed a sanctuary typically is considered to ...