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Facing a ‘New Age’: Remembering MLK’s visit to Lycoming College

On April 24, 1958, the Sun-Gazette ran the headline reading “Anti-Segregation Leader Sees Birth of ‘New Age,’ ” a day after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited Lycoming College. King visited the campus on Wednesday, Apr. 23, 1958 and was greeted by then college president ...

NPM snaps 6-game losing skid to Wellsboro

MANSFIELD — The last two Wellsboro shots went skyward and seemed nearly frozen in time. North Penn-Mansfield has waited quite a long time for both revenge against its rival and a Northern Tier League Tournament championship. Might as well make the Tigers wait a few more anxious ...

‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ keeps the jokes rolling in, feels fresh

Once again, “everything was awesome.” As original as the first, this time with a little extra heart (whether that be more emotion or literal, deceptively alluring, exploding hearts), “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” is just as funny and not nearly redundant as its name. Picking up ...

Muncy’s Barberio carries confidence into PIAA team tournament

MILTON — It’s tough to find a moment when Mario Barberio isn’t smiling. The wrestling season has been nothing but fun for the Muncy junior. It’s easy to see why that smile is so often strewn about Barberio’s face. He’s spent the season taking challenge after challenge head on, ...

Irvin M. Woodley

Irvin M. Woodley, 78, of Mill Creek Township, and a guest of Manor Care North, died Jan. 20, 2019, at the Gatehouse. He was born May 6, 1940, in Mill Creek Township, a son of the late Paul E. and Mary M. (Marshall) Woodley. Irvin was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army, retired from ...

Community rallies behind local coach

A car crash not only shattered a local football coach’s body, but also his expectation of community support in his time of need. Keith McCabe graduated in 2011 from Williamsport Area High School and returned there in 2014 to coach the football team’s offensive line. The head coach and ...

Paul J. McCoy

Paul J. McCoy, 84, of Muncy, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at his home. Born Aug. 17, 1934, in Muncy, he was a son of the late John ST and Estella H. (Swartz) McCoy. He and his wife, the former Iva M. Burkhart, celebrated 43 years of marriage on Oct. 9, 2018. Paul was a graduate of ...

Residents contribute to Park Avenue Plan

A potpourri of ideas were shared at the YMCA Wednesday night on how to improve city blocks encompassed in the Park Avenue Plan. For the 40 or so visitors attending the open house, which the city and Ingalls Planning & Design held, the event offered current information as a draft of the ...

Mr. Allen K. Powell

Mr. Allen K. Powell, 77, of Williamsport, died on January 22, 2019. He and his wife, Linda L. (Corter) Powell, observed their 53rd anniversary on August 14, 2018. Born October 7, 1941, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late James W., Jr. and Rachel E. (Miller) Powell. Al was a graduate ...

New multi-partner strategy emerges at Water and Sanitary Authority

Multi-million dollar mandatory requirements to clean up the Cheseapeake Bay, upgrade stormwater systems and recertify the levee are going to require a multi-partner remedy. That is a certainty and what emerged Wednesday after an executive session held by the Williamsport Municipal Water and ...

Dawn L. McKeag

Dawn L. McKeag, 53, of Limestone Township, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital. Born May 27, 1965, in Lock Haven, she was a daughter to P. Thomas and Betty Wagner. Dawn was a member of the Assembly of God in Antes Fort. She was a devoted ...

Gateway bids reveal construction begins in March

The bids are open and the bulldozers are primed. Two companies bid for a $5.3 million construction job Tuesday at City Hall. Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. and HRI Inc. want the project, known as the East Third Street/Old City Revitalization. The first work will be done at Franklin and Basin ...

Mary J. Pellacore

Mary J. Pellacore, 75, of Allenwood, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Leighton Place. Surviving is her loving husband of 49 years, Daniel J. Pellacore. Born December 27, 1943, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late James W. Sr. and Iva G. (Buckingham) Zerby. Mary graduated ...

Fonda N. Parker

Fonda N. Parker, 58, of Jersey Shore, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. The family has entrusted Wayne P. Urbine Funeral Home, Inc. (d/b/a Cremation Society of North Central PA), 408 S. Main St., Jersey Shore, with final arrangements. “Our ...

John ‘Jack’ Covert

John “Jack” Covert, 82, husband of Jean, of Ralston, died unexpectedly Jan. 19, 2019, as a result of an auto accident. Services and burial will be private. A full obituary and condolences is available at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com.

Steven Joe Snook

Steven Joe Snook, 59, Loganton, Pa., passed away at home on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. at Wayne P. Urbine Funeral Home, Inc., 95 E. Main St., Loganton. Visitation will be held in the funeral home Friday from noon to 1 p.m. “Our ...

Isabel B. Ellis

Isabel B. Ellis, 89, a longtime resident of Watsontown, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday Jan. 26, at Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, 308 Main St., Watsontown. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, ...

Leona R. (Jones) Ward

Leona R. (Jones) Ward, 100, of Wellsboro, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. A viewing will be held Monday Jan. 28, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro.

Funerals

LEHMAN — George ‘Dean’ Lehman, Rauchtown, 10:30 a.m. today, 3242 Middle Road, Jersey Shore. Visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. STOPPA — Frank Jacob Stoppa, Jacksonville, Fla., 11 a.m. today, Wildwood Cemetery. JOHNSON — Joyce M. (Johnson) Johnson, Blossburg, noon today, Freeburg ...