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Updated radios for firefighters approved

City and Old Lycoming and Woodward townships firefighters soon will have new radios that can withstand 500 degrees of heat. City Council Thursday unanimously authorized Williamsport Bureau of Fire command staff to accept a $329,600 firefighter grant from the Department of Homeland Security. ...

Pine Run Road man hospitalized after tractor flips, trapping him

A man believed to be in his 70s was hospitalized with injuries he suffered when he reportedly became briefly trapped under his lawn tractor while cutting his grass in the 1100 block of Pine Run Road in Woodward Township about 1:45 p.m. Thursday. State police were investigating the mishap that ...

World War II vet honored with quilt of valor

Day by day, World War II veterans are disappearing from the scene and the time to honor them for their service is quickly running out. At Indian Park in Montoursville, it was time to give thanks for one of those local veterans Wednesday night. Charles Libby, 99, of Williamsport, was ...

Pothole ‘hotline’ triggers 50-plus city responses

The city’s potholes have kept a nine-member crew fielding more than 50 new work orders, a result of the “pothole hotline” announced last week by the city Streets and Parks Department. “We have 58 new work orders,” said Tom Cillo, department general manager. “Much like the police ...

City Council to vote on new radios for firefighters

The request by the Williamsport Bureau of Fire to accept a $329,600 firefighter grant and purchase portable and mobile radios that will be shared between Old Lycoming and Woodward Township fire companies is on City Council’s agenda tonight. The proposal is to accept a grant approval and ...

Pennsylvania liquor stores to increase prices on 422 items

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s system of state-owned liquor stores said Wednesday it will deploy its new authority to decide what prices to charge by increasing the cost of 422 items at the end of this month. The Liquor Control Board said 393 of the increases will amount to $1 per bottle, ...

Trump blasts Russia sanctions bill — but still signs it

WASHINGTON — Dealt a striking congressional rebuke, Donald Trump grudgingly signed what he called a “seriously flawed” package of sanctions against Russia on Wednesday, bowing for the moment to resistance from both parties to his push for warmer ties with Moscow. Trump signed the most ...

First embryo gene-repair holds promise for inherited disease

WASHINGTON — Altering human heredity? In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes — a big step toward one day preventing a list of inherited diseases. In a surprising discovery, a research ...

Hughesville fire company celebrating 125 years with convention

HUGHESVILLE — The Hughesville Volunteer Fire Co. will host the annual convention of the state’s Central District Volunteer Firemen’s Association at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds here from Aug. 10 to 12. Both the fire company and the association are marking their 125th anniversary this ...

Bipartisan drive to pay health insurers faces Senate hurdles

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate effort to continue federal payments to insurers and avert a costly rattling of health insurance markets faces a dicey future. The uncertainty shows that last week’s wreck of the Republican drive to repeal the Affordable Care Act hasn’t blunted the ...

Opera house action delayed

MUNCY — Those attending Muncy Borough Council’s meeting Tuesday night in anticipation of an up or down vote on the acquisition of the Mozley Opera House instead got a no-show from all but three council members. The lack of quorum resulted in the vote being postponed until Aug. ...

University president to retire

LOCK HAVEN — Dr. Michael Fiorentino Jr., who has served as president of Lock Haven University since July 2011, on Wednesday announced his intention to retire March 16. A national search for a successor to Dr. Fiorentino will be announced at a later date, the university said in a news ...

Firetree Place, city police to play ball at Saturday event

A softball game is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at Firetree Place, 600 Campbell St., between youths and staff there and members of the city police and fire departments. Some state troopers also may participate on the police team. The event also will feature free refreshments, music, games ...

Fairfield tank project moves forward

The Fairfield tank water line project was completed Wednesday, Erin Threet, water and wastewater engineer, announced during the Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority meeting Wednesday evening. The water line connects Brushy Ridge Road to a location where a storage tank will be ...

Fire bureau shares new information on burn victim

Some new details were released Wednesday on how a young man, believed to be in his 20s, was burned on High Street early Monday morning. Two men were attempting to start a fire in a firepit in a backyard in the 1100 block of High Street, city Assistant Fire Chief Mark Killian said. Gasoline ...

Historical marker salutes group’s longevity

There for some of the most pivotal moments in the nation during the past 186 years, the Repasz Band played again Tuesday while receiving their own state historical marker. Condensing nearly two centuries of achievements into no more than 75 words wasn’t easy — especially considering the ...

Neighbors walk to raise awareness

Youngsters and adults strolled for an hour in Newberry Tuesday night. They waved to anybody in cars or sitting on lit porches. They wore various T-shirts, supporting their neighborhood watch groups. They shared in refreshments, including slices of pizza, and they chatted with law ...

Report on city police cameras coming soon

Surveillance cameras are back in the city administration’s focus. A report on their effectiveness if they are relocated from city parks to “hot spots” in neighborhoods is to be prepared by the city police administration. “We will have that report done,” Mayor Gabriel J. Campana ...

Motorist in fatal hit-and-run crash charged

One day after accused hit-run driver Daniel Eugene Mitchell struck and killed a pedestrian on Route 220 in Woodward Township in early March, Mitchell drove the vehicle to Mifflinburg, where he parked it behind an auction hall and covered it with a tarp, according to state police. When he ...

School board approves purchase of computers

The Williamsport Area School Board approved the purchase of computers and took care of various personnel items during its meeting Tuesday night. The 21 iMacs from Apple, coming to a total cost of $24,528, will be funded through the 2017-18 Perkins Grant and be used in the high school Career ...