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TRAGIC YEAR

December 22, 2014 Tragedy visited the region more than once in 2014. The blows it dealt often were heavy and always unexpected. On occasion, what could have been deadly instead just was stunning. more »»

 
 
 
Soggy, not snowy, ground expected for Christmas

December 22, 2014 The chance of a white Christmas this year in central Pennsylvania appears slim. In fact, nary a snowflake is expected to fall in the Williamsport area until at least next weekend. more »»

Williamsport woman optimistic about finding a job in child care

December 22, 2014 Kansas Parker is proud of her name and her new career decision. “My name is spelled just like the state,” she said smiling. “I’m looking for a job in child care. more »»

LEGISLATIVE TALLY

December 22, 2014 Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • The U.S. more »»

North Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims

December 22, 2014 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama is “recklessly” spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White... more »»

Satanic Temple puts up a display at Michigan Capitol

December 22, 2014 LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway. more »»

Reports of ‘shots fired’ see uptick

December 21, 2014 On a night in late October, gunfire erupted at Third and Memorial avenues. No one was hurt, but neighbors clearly heard, “pop, pop, pop.” City police recovered ballistics evidence. more »»

Friday crash kills Hughesville woman

December 21, 2014 Diane L. Sanner, 41, of Hughesville, died from injuries she suffered in a car crash late Friday night on Route 180 in Fairfield Township, according to state police. more »»

Sports arena complex arriving soon

December 20, 2014 The city and region are getting a new $10 million indoor civic and sports-themed arena and athletic training facility expected to be open next Novembe. more »»

Health organization marks milestone year

December 20, 2014 Those who have been involved with the Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition see it as an organization that strives to enhance communities through evidence-based surveys and practices. more »»

City budget process continues with adoption

December 19, 2014 City Council adopted a $22 million budget Thursday for 2015 that calls for a 1-mill increase in real estate tax. The vote of 6-0 was due to Councilwoman Liz Miele’s absence. more »»

Life in prison for city murder

December 19, 2014 After a week-long trial and emotionally charged sentencing hearing, Tyrell Boyd, 23, of Philadelphia, was sentenced Thursday to life in state prison without the possibility of parole for killing... more »»

Commissioners approve hotel tax enforcement

December 19, 2014 Lycoming County commissioners amended the county’s hotel tax ordinance Thursday, granting the county the authority to audit and enforce tax records and payments due to the tourist promotion agency. more »»

City school gets High Progress Reward title

December 19, 2014 Cochran Primary School became one of only 16 schools in the state to be named a Title 1 2014 High Progress Reward School by the U.S. Department of Education, according to a recent press releas. more »»

Mitten tree grows

December 19, 2014 Children in STEP Inc.’s Head Start program will receive mittens because of the community’s generosity. The Mitten Tree Project has continued for 10 years for children in Lycoming and Clinton counties. more »»

United Way extends campaign into January

December 19, 2014 After raising only half of what it had hoped, the Lycoming County United Way has extended this year’s fundraising campaign into January. more »»

Baseball team sold

December 18, 2014 Paul Velte barely had finished wiping the tears away from his eyes when they began to well again Wednesday morning at the Genetti Hotel. more »»

Changes in store for Bowman Field

December 18, 2014 There’s a plan in place as Peter Freund takes over as principal owner of the Williamsport Crosscutters — a plan of change. more »»

Investigation of fatal shooting is continuing

December 18, 2014 State police have filed three search warrants in connection with the shooting death of Ty Kimble, looking for evidence in Sherri Scarantino’s car and Montoursville hom. more »»

AP source: US probe links North Korea to Sony hacking

December 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — Federal investigators now have connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. more »»

Family displaced by morning fire

December 18, 2014 MONTGOMERY — An Amish family of six is displaced after their home off Armstrong Road in Clinton Township near Montgomery caught fire due to a fridge malfunctioning Wednesday morning. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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November 25, 2014 I had the distinct honor of speaking with Dr. Jan Bellows, President of the American Veterinary Dental College on the topic of Thanksgiving Hazards for Pets... more »

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