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Board approves new high school lockers

HUGHESVILLE — The East Lycoming School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a contract for updates to the high school’s locker rooms. The $82,878 contract, awarded to Third Dimension Specialties, of Scranton, includes the replacement of lockers and benches for the boys and girls locker ...

United Way awards couple

A crowd of 160 people, volunteers, partners and recipients of services of the Lycoming United Way gathered Tuesday night for their annual meeting to honor Dr. John Jr. and Margaret Piper with the group’s highest award, the 2017 Douglas C. Dickey Award. The award is presented each year to ...

State prison for passenger in Anthony Street shooting

The third man involved in the fatal shooting of Jamil M. Bryant was sentenced almost three years after Bryant was gunned down outside of his residence over a fight that began over $20 worth of marijuana. Cosme Berrones, 22, was sentenced to serve 12 to 25 years in state prison by President ...

Teacher contract approved

Williamsport Area School Board unanimously approved an agreement between the district and the Williamsport Education Association reflecting salary increases for teachers during its meeting on Tuesday. The previous contract expired on June 30, 2017. The new contract is effective from July 1, ...

Sidewalk inspections underway

An inspection of some city sidewalks has begun, city officials said Tuesday. City Codes Administrator Joseph Gerardi told the city council finance committee Tuesday the officers are looking at sidewalks in the far northeast of the city, closest to Loyalsock Township. The officers will mark ...

2 women dead in SUV collision

WASHINGTONVILLE — Two women were killed Tuesday when the SUVs they were driving collided head-on along Route 54, three miles west of here, according to state police. Melanie M. Powers, 32, of Pennsdale, and Kimberly A. Morgan, 43, of Danville, both were pronounced dead soon after they ...

County: ‘Big Pharma’ lawsuit still ongoing

Suing “Big Pharma” still is on the table, confirmed Lycoming County commissioners Tuesday. The idea of filing a suit against the pharmaceutical industry in light of the ongoing opioid epidemic first was brought before the public at the start of the new year. The commissioners gave an ...

Money on school board’s mind runs from sums of $2,500 to $20 million

Before the South Williamport Area School District’s board heard more details about the proposed annual budget — with a deficit of about $735,000 at this stage — one immediate expenditure led to a divided vote. The board decided on a 5-2 vote to spend $2,500 on having the Pennsylvania ...

Hughesville Council cancels meeting, fails to meet quorum

HUGHESVILLE — Monday’s Hughesville Borough Council meeting was cancelled due to the lack of a quorum. Council is expected to act on several resolutions at its next meeting, which will be at 7 p.m. April 23 at the borough building, 147 S. Fifth St.

Township OKs funds for Little League field, with conditions

The Loyalsock Township Board of Supervisors approved a contribution of $20,000 to Loyalsock Township Little League to begin work on installing field lighting at a local baseball field, Tuesday night. The board approved the contribution after receiving a request from the local Little League ...

Firm: Schools’ reconfiguration feasible option

JERSEY SHORE — An architectural firm has determined that Jersey Shore Area School Board’s potential plan to reconfigure its buildings is feasible. Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and Associates Architects presented its findings of a districtwide feasibility study on Monday. The district ...

Borough talks police hiring

The South Williamsport Police Department updated South Williamsport Borough Council on the hiring process for a new police officer at council’s meeting Monday night. By June of this year the borough is expecting an opening for an officer. During the meeting, the board unanimously approved ...

Muncy residents discuss resiliency

MUNCY — Muncy area residents got the opportunity Monday night to give their feedback to the proposed resiliency plan that is being formulated for the borough. “We’re requesting your feedback,” Josh Schnitzlein, hazard mitigation planner with the county, said to a group of about 60 ...

Israel blamed for missile strike; 14 reported killed

BEIRUT (AP) — International condemnation grew over a suspected poison gas attack in a rebel-held town near Damascus said to have been carried out by the Syrian government, while Syria and its main ally, Russia, blamed Israel for airstrikes on a Syrian air base Monday that reportedly killed 14 ...

Court to decide if drug use while pregnant is child abuse

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s highest court will decide whether a woman’s use of illegal drugs while pregnant qualifies as child abuse under state law. The Supreme Court recently took up the case of a woman who tested positive for suboxone and marijuana at the time she gave birth early ...

City: ‘Streat’ fest set again

The popularity of last year’s food truck festival called the “Streat” Food Festival has the city recreation department serving up another helping. On Monday, the city recreation commission heard a report by Jessie Novinger, department director, on how more than 160 vendors are invited ...

Jersey Shore addresses Lawshee Run issue

JERSEY SHORE — Borough council once again is taking steps to repair the troublesome Lawshee Run culvert situation. During its regular monthly meeting Monday, it was agreed to put up matching funding of $250,000 to obtain grant money for the $4 million rehabilitation work. Over the ...

‘True hero’ ends battle

No matter how much pain she endured, no matter how difficult times seemed, Callie Cavanaugh never changed. Cancer is an awful, insidious disease, but it met its match when it picked a fight against Callie. Cancer never defeated her either. Callie would not let it. This powerful 9-year-old ...

1916 Galeton fire: ‘It took the heart out of the town’

Galeton burned. For six hours, beginning at 1:30 a.m. Jan. 19, 1916, flames consumed two business blocks of the borough. Nothing was left but ashes — and $220,000 worth of damage — after the blaze was under control at 8 a.m. Reports from the Jan. 26, 1916, edition of the Wellsboro ...