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Solutions, stories of recovery at meeting

October 24, 2014 The Lycoming County Heroin Task Force offered plenty of testimony and — perhaps more importantly — an overall message of hope to about 100 people who attended the group’s Community in Action meeting... more »»

Music program ‘excited’ about future site

October 24, 2014 Next year, Uptown will be downtown. more »»

Funds awarded for Grafius Run project in Loyalsock Township

October 24, 2014 A stormwater management project associated with Grafius Run headwaters is planned near a Loyalsock Township farm property. more »»


October 23, 2014 MUNCY — With potatoes stuffed into their backpacks, the kindergarteners walked two-by-two, delivering the tubers to Son Light House. more »»

Hike OK’d for certain water, sewer customers

October 23, 2014 Some customers of the Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority will see increases in their quarterly rates starting Jan. 1. Others, who use less water, will see a reduction in their bill. more »»

State police investigating store robbery

October 23, 2014 State police are investigating an armed robbery in which a man walked into the Sheetz store on Route 220 in Woodward Township and told a clerk “to empty a cash register” about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. more »»

Fright and delight and trick or treat

October 23, 2014 Several municipalities are switching trick or treat traditional hours to the night or days before Halloween, and there’s no shortage of haunted happening. more »»

Early learning can make a big difference

October 23, 2014 As a champion of investments in early education, Lloyd Lamm presented information and statistics to drive home his message that the brains of small children need to be properly stimulated. more »»

Spooky, fun Halloween event slated for Brandon Park

October 23, 2014 The city’s done away with its traditional Halloween parade along West Fourth Street in favor of a new concept at Brandon Park. more »»

Sun-Gazette forums will feature House candidates

October 23, 2014 The Sun-Gazette and Backyard Broadcasting will sponsor two political forums on Wednesday involving the two contested state assembly seats in the county. more »»

OL supervisors support repeal of Biggert resolution

October 23, 2014 Old Lycoming Township supervisors voted 3-0 last week to support a resolution calling for the repeal of the federal Biggert-Waters Act, which has led to a hike in flood insurance costs and increased... more »»

Official says rampage was terrorism

October 23, 2014 OTTAWA, Ontario — A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the... more »»

Chief: Howard Street fire started on front porch

October 23, 2014 The late-afternoon fire at Brenda McAllister’s home at 609 Howard St. on Tuesday started in a trash can on the front porch, city Fire Chief C. Dean Heinbach said. more »»

Pennsylvania lawyers torn over judge’s suspension

October 23, 2014 HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s legal community is torn over the suspension of state Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery by his fellow justices amid a pornographic email scandal and a nasty feud... more »»

Leases Bowman Field, Trade and Transit Centre II up for discussion

October 23, 2014 The leases for the Williamsport Crosscutters baseball team’s use of Susquehanna Bank Park at Bowman Field and Uptown Music Collective, a non-profit school of music on West Fourth Street, which... more »»

Public hearing closed for CNG facility

October 23, 2014 Upper Fairfield Township supervisors voted to close the public hearing for the proposed compressed natural gas facility Wednesday night after three public forums and numerous witnesses and... more »»

Loyalsock school board agrees to allow international field trips

October 23, 2014 Loyalsock Township High School Principal Matthew Reitz is pleased with the way students have been using the iPads that have been provided to them by the distric. more »»

Little League birthplace may be nationally recognized

October 23, 2014 The birthplace of Little League Baseball is in the running to be a nationally recognized landmark, according to Lycoming County officials. more »»

Teen gunned down; family grieves

October 22, 2014 A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed early Tuesday morning in an alley south of West Fourth Street and Prospect Avenue in the city’s Newberry neighborhood, according to city police Capt. more »»

House fire leaves 3 homeless

October 22, 2014 A Newberry family of three was left homeless late Tuesday afternoon when a fire erupted on their front porch in the 600 block of Howard Street, city fire officials said. more »»

School district pays homage to local couple

October 22, 2014 A local couple received the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award at Tuesday night’s Williamsport Area School Board meeting. Marvin H. and Jean R. more »»



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