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In the classroom … with Lisa Kreisler

By teaching math and helping students, Lisa Kreisler, math teacher at Cowanesque Valley High School, has taught students to spread positivity. Kreisler teaches high school math for grades nine and ten at Cowanesque Valley High School, where she has been teaching for eight years, and is the ...

Millbrook Playhouse to host ‘Musicals Without Music’ for free

MILL HALL — There’s one play that Millbrook is betting not even the most avid theatergoers has heard of. It’s “ Musicals Without Music,” and artistic director David Leidholdt is scheduling the first reading of this comedy at 7:30 p.m on Aug. 7 at the Millbrook Playhouse, 258 ...

Marino, state differ on Trump’s plan for vehicle efficiency standards

State Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell and leaders from the health and environmental communities this week condemned the Trump Administration’s plan for what they claim will weaken federal vehicle efficiency standards. “If EPA follows through with these ...

Sun-Gazette history book available

The long-awaited book chronicling the events and key figures that shaped the region over the past 200 years is hot off the presses. “A Community Keystone: The Official History of the Sun-Gazette” by L. Lee Janssen, Sun-Gazette editor, offers up 448 pages of the past and present. ...

County considers floodplain zoning ordinance change

The Lycoming County commissioners will consider amending the county zoning ordinance Thursday to allow property owners to put new mobile or manufactured homes on a floodplain pending they meet certain requirements. Currently, mobile homes grandfathered into a floodplain have been allowed to ...

Sagan takes 3rd win at Tour; Thomas keeps lead on Stage 13

VALENCE, France — After most of the other top sprinters at the Tour de France succumbed in the Alps, Peter Sagan was in prime position to dominate Friday’s flat finish. Cycling’s world champion did not disappoint, timing his move to reach maximum speed as he swung past two challengers to ...

Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Houston teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches from the Los Angeles Dodgers' Ross Stripling to start the 10th inning, part of a record 10 long balls in all, and the American League beat the NL 8-6 Tuesday night to extend its All-Star Game ...

3 face charges in county

Five people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Robert Eugene Martinez, 40, of 639 Fifth Ave., and Brandy Lee Ergott, 46, of 600 Park Ave.; city police; theft and receiving stolen property ...

South Side’s proposed cellphone policy gets 3-2 vote, awaits final vote

The South Williamsport Area School Board took the first step toward a new cellphone policy for administrators Monday night, but the vote on the first reading was close — 3 to 2. In the past, the district has provided cellphones and service to around a dozen personnel in specific positions. ...

Lifestyle briefs

Williamsport Detachment No. 388 Marine Corps League Inc. to hold meeting The Williamsport Detachment No. 388 Marine Corps League, Inc. will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at detachment headquarters, 507 Cemetery St. The meeting is open to active duty or honorable discharged Marines, FMF ...

Local roundup: South minor softball claims section title

South Williamsport’s minor softball team is headed to the state tournament. South Williamsport earned a 6-3 win over Troy on Thursday in Minersville to win the Section 3 championship. Alizabeth Schuler, Kendall Pardone and Lynna Clark each had two hits and Natalya Betts had two RBIs. In ...

For Goodwin, NBA hope springs eternal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Archie Goodwin is about to set a record. It won’t be cause for celebration. Goodwin is a veteran of 165 NBA games, has scored 20 points on 10 different occasions, had a monthlong stretch with Phoenix two years ago where he started and averaged 16 points per game while ...

MLB roundup: Reds edge Cubs for their 5th consecutive win over Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler Mahle tossed one-run ball into the seventh inning and the Cincinnati Reds edged the Cubs, 3-2, on Friday for their fifth straight victory over Chicago. Adam Duvall and Scooter Gennett drove in runs as the Reds won for the 14th time in 18 games and ended the Cubs’ ...

City fireworks ordinance may see change

City Council’s public safety committee on Tuesday heard from police who said they intend to work with council to create an ordinance next year because of the more lax laws regarding what kind of fireworks are hitting the streets. “We’re going to have to address this,” said Capt. Jody ...

MLB roundup: Bogaerts, Martinez, Nunez homer for Boston

WASHINGTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer during a six-run fifth inning, J.D. Martinez and Eduardo Nunez also went deep, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Washington Nationals 11-4 on Tuesday. Martinez drove in four and leads the majors with 26 homers and 71 RBIs. Boston has won ...

Herrera’s solo shot lifts Phils

PHILADELPHIA — Odubel Herrera smiled when told he was being compared to Ichiro Suzuki and Vladimir Guerrero. He has potential to be known by his first name just like Ichiro and Vlad, too. Herrera hit a tiebreaking, solo homer in the seventh inning, Cesar Hernandez hit a two-run homer and ...

Local roundup: Williamsport major softball wins opener

In the opener of the District 12 major softball tournament, Williamsport scored nine runs in the bottom of the fourth and Kendall McAnelly threw a complete-game one-hitter as Williamsport topped Clinton, 10-0, in four innings on Monday. Alexandria Chilson (3 for 3, three RBIs, two runs) and ...

Flora E. Rothrock

A remembrance and celebration of the life of Flora E. Rothrock will be held at James Short Park (adjacent to the Loyalsock Pool on Northway Road) on June 23, 2018, from 2 to 5 p,m. Flora’s family invites all of her many friends and former students to join us to share memories and stories of ...

Book review: ‘The Wake’

Self-published in 2014 through a crowd-funding campaign, “The Wake,” by Paul Kingsnorth, is a daunting, but rewarding read. It’s written as a post-apocalyptic novel, but interestingly set in England during the first years of the Norman Conquest. Despite publishers turning it down, the ...

Future leaders graduate with thanks and commitment to community

Learning about opportunities in volunteerism and bettering oneself as a leader in the workplace have been major goals for the past year for Leadership Lycoming’s 2018 graduates. Those goals were repeated confidently by those graduates as they thanked their mentors for helping them better ...