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DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday ...

Athletes recognized for overcoming injuries

When Lexi Baranoski injured her knee playing soccer in November 2016, she figured on a long road to recovery to make it back on the field the following season. Working with the UPMC Sports Medicine Department, the Muncy Area High School student soon began a sometimes grueling ...

Celebrating the love of Loyalsock Creek

Not even a downpour could dampen the spirits of the hundred or so people gathered at Pier 87 along Loyalsock Creek to celebrate the local creek being named 2018 River of the Year by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the state Organization for Waterways and ...

Peace pole and rental inspections pay-off in city

City Council learned Thursday night that a ceremony to place a peace pole in the 600 block of Second Street may be a catalyst for the neighborhood to see reform. Mary Woods, of the Beloved Community Council, said the pole, which was made possible through the use of $1,500 in legislative ...

State budget sent to Governor’s desk

HARRISBURG (AP) — The main appropriations bill in a $32.7 billion spending package for Pennsylvania’s approaching fiscal year headed to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk on Friday, more than a week early and without the partisan acrimony that marked the last three years. Wolf was expected to sign it ...

Codes official sweeps Muncy

MUNCY — Codes Inspections Inc., the borough’s codes inspectors, made a sweep of the borough recently, “tagging” borough properties that had issues that need to be addressed, according to Bill Ramsey, borough manager. One of the main issues that the codes officer warned residents of ...

Capital projects budget approved

The 70-year-old levee dominated City Council’s concerns Thursday, as it passed an $80 million capital projects budget. The repairs to recertify the levee under the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Army Corps of Engineers standards tops the council’s priorities. “Right now, the ...

Williamsport native drafted to the NBA

He first picked up a basketball as a 2-year-old. Alize Johnson never really has stopped dribbling or playing since. Thursday night, the Williamsport native and St. John Neumann alum experienced a dream come true as all his hard work paid off. Johnson became the first Lycoming County player ...

YMCA Discovery building back on chopping block

City Council approved a demolition permit of the Discovery YMCA building at 343 W. Fourth St., but will allow any developer until Sept. 21 before it must be razed. Developer Herman Logue, the building owner, has 120 days to wait as City Councilwoman Liz Miele tries to find resources to spare ...

Kiwanis speaker shares efforts in suicide prevention

Speaking to someone who is struggling mentally and emotionally after noticing something wrong can be all it takes to save a life, Mallory Weymer, suicide prevention specialist with the Pennsylvania College of Technology, told Kiwanis club members Thursday. In the past year, the college has ...

Energy official toutes Trump policies

Policies under the Trump Administration are doing a lot to help the gas and oil industry, and that’s good news for the state of Pennsylania. Thomas J. Pyle, president of the Institute for Energy Research, told Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce members Wednesday that those polices ...

Board: Desk project progressing at James V. Brown Library

The new solo desk in the circulation area of the James V. Brown Library should be in place in little more than a month, according to the facility’s executive director. The one-desk project involves a makeover to the main circulation desk in the library, which redesigns the area to one main ...

County planning department introduces new, dynamic housing programs

The Lycoming County Department of Planning and Community Development continued its effort of educating people on county projects with a presentation on its master leasing and supportive housing programs in front of the county planning commission on Thursday. The master leasing program is new ...

Township approves contractor to repave

The Woodward Township supervisors accepted a bid from Hammaker East, of Fayette, to repave the roads throughout the borough Wednesday. The bid was for $99,926, according to Supervisor Wayne Robinson. Robinson explained the repaving project will be occurring at various locations in Woodward ...

Camp Cadet continues to bridge divide

The Lycoming County Police Camp Cadet program is in its 42nd year and is continuing to grow, said Tim Nelson, camp director. The camp was established to fulfill the need for a connection between police officers and local youth, he said. “They saw a need for law enforcement to start ...

Mayor ends his attempt to lease authority assets

Mayor Gabriel J. Campana dropped his attempt Wednesday to get a lease buy-back agreement with the city and Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority. As he prepares a city financial package with the finance director and budget officer, Campana said the budget he will propose looks ...

Sanitary bills hiked by authority board

It will cost the average user of the Williamsport Municipal Sanitary Authority’s services $18 more per year to use. The authority voted to increase sanitary bills by 4.3 percent as it approved Wednesday a $15.4 million sanitary authority budget. Approving the increases were Eiderson Dean, ...

Borough administrator named executive director

Michael D. Miller, borough manager of South Williamsport, was hired Wednesday as executive director of the Williamsport Muncipal Water and Sanitary Authority. Miller has been with the borough as manager since November 2010. Reached by telephone, Miller said he has enjoyed his time and ...

Local lawmakers applaud budget

Local lawmakers applauded House passage of a $32.7 million state budget calling for no tax increases. State Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, noted that with the economy continuing to improve and available revenues used to support the budget having increased, there was less pain coming up with a ...

$32.7B budget speeds through state House

HARRISBURG (AP) — A $32.7 billion spending package for Pennsylvania’s approaching fiscal year began speeding through the state Legislature on Wednesday with little public debate, a stark change from the first three budgets hashed out by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the House and Senate’s ...