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Man assaulted by rabble of teenagers in the city, police say

City police are seeking the public’s help in trying to determine who was involved in a brutal assault last week in Newberry that left a man with several broken ribs and a concussion. “The victims reported they were walking in an alley and were approached by a group of eight teenagers who ...

County to award contract to elevate residences

The Lycoming County commissioners will consider awarding an engineering services bid Thursday to RK Webster, of Montoursville, to elevate homes in the areas most affected by Tropical Storm Lee flooding in 2011 using Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief funds, which may only be used ...

Coalition discusses wide array of options in Lycoming County for reentry

For individuals trying to reenter society after serving time in prison or suffering a tough break, Lycoming County is offering plenty of options to help them get back in step. Many of those agency programs were the topic of discussion Monday during the county Reentry Coalition meeting at ...

School board approves maintenance salary increase schedule

Williamsport Area School Board unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding regarding the Williamsport Area Education Support Professionals Association salary schedules for general maintenance employees during its meeting on Tuesday. The salary schedules are effective July 1 through ...

Changes to school lunch menus on board members’ agenda

MONTGOMERY — At their meeting Tuesday night, members of the Montgomery Area School District Board were treated to a preview of what’s in store for the food service program, which is being implemented in the district this year by The Nutrition Group. A representative of the group, Mary Kay ...

Mothers of veterans gear up for wreath-laying event

The city’s chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America will lay wreaths in Wildwood Cemetery through Wreaths Across America for the second year this December. Blue Star Mothers, a national non-profit made up of mothers who have children either serving or who have served in the military, are ...

Local outreach meetings set for budget review

The Lycoming County commissioners have announced public outreach meeting dates at which community members can learn about the proposed 2018 county budget and ask questions about or provide insight regarding the proposal. These meetings will be held at the following locations from 6 to 7:30 ...

Trump considers withdrawing Marino as drug czar nominee

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday raised the possibility of withdrawing his nomination of Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation’s drug czar following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from ...

Judge to say if Sandusky gets new sexual abuse trial

BELLEFONTE (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge said Monday he will announce later this week whether to grant former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky a new trial or throw out child sexual abuse convictions against him. Judge John Foradora posted an announcement online Monday that ...

Former homeless man claims agency saved him from a slow death on streets

Roger Alter said he would have been gone — as in dead. A few years ago, he took baths in creeks and told the time of day by looking at the sun, the former homeless man told a stunned Lycoming Reentry Coalition audience Monday. He shared with them his ordeal of living on the land and finding ...

Wolf blames Trump, Congress for spiking health coverage cost

HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration on Monday blamed President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress for a sharp increase in the cost of health insurance that will take effect next year for some of the 500,000-plus people who buy individual plans in ...

Technology at Muncy schools ‘in great shape,’ board says

MUNCY — Aside from a few needed upgrades, the Muncy School District heard Monday that it’s in great shape as far as technology within its schools. Scott Moll is the director of technology for Intermediate Unit 17 and has worked with Muncy for over two decades. He was present Monday to ...

2 bridges replaced in Lycoming County

The Route 414 bridge spanning Callahan Run in Jersey Mills, McHenry Township, and the Route 15 bridge, in Clinton Township, which spans Black Hole Creek, were reopened on Friday as a part of the state Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Both were on the ...

Fall spectacle delayed by warmer days

The unusual stretches of high temperatures and limited wind in early October may have pushed back peak fall foliage views as much as an entire week. Without periods of cold early morning weather and frost, the chlorophyll that gives the leaves the green color remains on the trees, Barry ...

Flaming Foliage Festival gives queen’s crown to Bucktail gal

RENOVO – For everyone in the town of Renovo, the 69th annual Flaming Foliage Festival weekend saved its best moment for last, as Ann Cowfer, hometown Miss Bucktail, was named Queen. The Bucktail Area High School gymnasium shook with excitement when the Bucktail senior’s name was called. ...

Parade of Queens celebrates Fall Foliage Festival

KEVIN RAUCH/Sun-Gazette Correspondent The streets of Renovo were often three people deep as parade watchers celebrated the Parade of Queens during the 69th annual Fall Foliage Festival Saturday afternoon. Fire engines, bands, floats, animals, kids and just about every other festivity that ...

Official: Projected MS4 cost ‘scares the bejesus out of everyone’

s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System, or MS4, regulations continue to roll out statewide, local officials are working out the projected costs of fully conforming to the federal mandate. The mandate calls for certain municipalities to make changes to their sewer systems, storm water ...