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Stewart off to strong start with Williamsport

The Williamsport Crosscutters’ D.J. Stewart can’t help but laugh when he’s mistaken for the other D.J. Stewart playing pro baseball for the Baltimore Orioles. How could you not? After all, the Cutters’ D.J. Stewart is African-American and the D.J. Stewart who has played 24 games in ...

Crosscutters using Monday to get back to winning ways

Whether or not the Williamsport Crosscutters won their series finale Sunday against Batavia, today was going to be a perfect time for a day off. When the Cutters gave up a five-run eighth inning in a tied game to drop its sixth consecutive game, it felt like an even better time for a day ...

Keystone defeated WALL in the District 12 baseball opener

BEECH CREEK - It was an electrifying start for the Keystone Little League All-Star team Sunday as they played host to the Little League District 12 opener. A 10-run second inning sparked the “Boys in Blue” as they took care of Williamsport, 14-3, in four innings. Starting pitcher Hart ...

Angel McLaughlin 1973 — 2019

MONTGOMERY — The late Angel McLaughlin had the right first name, according to her friends and colleagues. The five-year veteran of the Montgomery Police Department lost her fight with cancer June 1, and soon afterwards, sentiment came pouring out from various communities where she served as ...

Betty L. Johnston

Betty L. Johnston, 96, of Hepburn Township, passed away on June 7, 2019, at her residence. She was born in Hepburn Township on Jan. 13, 1923, the daughter of the late Howard and Ida (Shafer) Beach. Betty was a waitress at the former Bair’s Truck Stop, and had worked at the former GTE ...

The Electoral College — under attack — must survive

On a crisp October morning in 1960, the nuns at St. Boniface Elementary School excused us from second-grade classes so we could go outside and wave to vice presidential candidate Lyndon B. Johnson’s passing motorcade. Sixteen years later, as a fledgling news reporter, I took notes at the ...

A capsule look at todays state playoff games

By CHRIS MASSE cmasse@sungazette.com Six area baseball and softball teams start the quest for the state’s ultimate prizes today and the following is a brief look at each game. Baseball Class AA Blue Ridge (12-7) vs. South Williamsport (16-4) at Bowman Field, 4 p.m. Blue Ridge road to ...

Medal of Peace given to 70 Korean War veterans

Seventy Korean War veterans Friday each received the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal at Pennsylvania College of Technology. The eligible veterans served in country during the Korean War from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 or participated in United Nations peacekeeping operations until the ...

Pursuit of levee, playground grants on agenda for council

City Council is anticipating hearing a proposal by the public works department to submit a $441,000 grant tonight to pay for a portion of the cross pipe replacement as part of the ongoing levee recertification process. City engineer Mark Benner is expected to present the grant proposal to ...

‘Steal the Stars’ offers an incredible story

I’ve been searching for the past month for a new fiction podcast to obsess over. Last month’s Podcast Picks detailed “Dreamboy.” Having successfully binged the show and fallen in love with Dane and his surreal, yet grounded circumstances, I was heartbroken when it ended. So I scoured ...

4 injured in 3-vehicle crash

Four people were taken to UPMC Susquehanna hospital in a three vehicle crash at around 4:45 p.m. at the corner of Hepburn Street and Park Avenue. A tan Infinity caused the crash as it sped through the intersection, hitting a Hyundai Accent and a Chevy Traverse, said city police. The vehicle, ...

Montoursville’s proposed budget includes tax hike

Montoursville Area School Board approved a proposed $30 million budget that hikes real estate taxes by 0.30 mills, Tuesday night. The tax hike represents a slightly smaller figure than the 0.46 millage hike formerly considered. Business Manager Brandy Smith noted that some adjustments were ...

Donald Trump coming to Lycoming County

President Donald Trump will speak at 7 p.m., Monday, at a campaign stop for state Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, at the Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville. Keller is running against Democratic nominee Marc Friedenberg for the U.S. House seat left vacant when former U.S. Rep. Tom ...

Semifinals of Backyard Brawl stole the show

The semifinals stole the show at this year’s Backyard Brawl as Friday night produced two classic games. And for the first time since 2016, Mother Nature did not intervene, allowing the Brawl to be fully completed for the first time since 2016. The following is a look back at what transpired ...

Joan L. Baker

Joan L. Baker, 76, of Muncy, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Unit of Muncy. She was born Nov. 3, 1942, in Muncy, and was the daughter of the late Frank R. and Freda I. May Baker. Joan enjoyed crocheting, reading, watching television and ...

Joseph Bernard ‘Bernie’ Schelb

Joseph Bernard “Bernie” Schelb, 81, longtime resident of South Williamsport, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at his home. Bernie was born Nov. 11, 1937, in Wanamie, Luzerne County, a son of the late Joseph and Maria (Lasoski) Schelb. Bernie was a graduate of the former ...

Route 405 crash injures 1

The man driving this Subaru Outback was taken by ambulance to UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center to be treated for injuries suffered when the vehicle and a pickup truck pulling a trailer collided on Route 405, just south of Montgomery, about noon Thursday, according to ...

Jesse W. Wertman Sr.

Jesse W. Wertman Sr., 76, of 663 Center St., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at home surrounded by his family. Jesse and his wife, the former Bonnie Britt were married on Oct. 1, 1966, and have celebrated 52 years together. He was born on Dec. 3, 1942, in Williamsport, ...

Kenneth F. ‘Ken’ Fry

Kenneth F. “Ken” Fry, 74, of Pennsdale, died Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Born Sept. 29, 1944, in Muncy, he was a son of the late Raymond and Helen (Frost) Fry. On Feb. 2, 1991, he married the former Linda Haynes, who survives. Together ...