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1. Muncy (4-0): Things could have turned out a lot different had Mason Hillman not come off the bench and played so well last week. Hillman replaced James Yordy at guard after he was injured in the second quarter and made sure Muncy’s offense did not miss a beat. The junior has played well ...

Setting record straight

The late Senator John McCain has passed away and has deservedly received a hero's treatment in the media. However, most of the focus has not been on the military career of the Navy Captain who was a POW for five and half years in Vietnam. If McCain had not lost the 2008 presidential ...

Steelers losing patience with Bell as the All-Pro sits out

PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell’s teammates spent the offseason and all of training camp brushing off his absence, confident in their belief that the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro running back would eventually let the business side of things play out, sign his franchise tender and be at work when ...

Mr., Mrs. Keister observe 50th anniversary

Helen Louise (Lehman) and David Keister, of Jersey Shore, observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 30, 2018. They were married by the Rev. William Barr at First United Methodist Church, Jersey Shore. Mrs. Keister, a native of Jersey Shore, is the daughter of the late Sophie and Chet ...

Karen M. Berry

Karen M. Berry, 58, of Jersey Shore, passed away Saturday evening Aug. 25, 2018, at the Jersey Shore Hospital after being stricken at home. She was born in Williamsport Sept. 21, 1959, a daughter of David “Tink” and Betty Heilig Delaney. She was employed for over 28 years by ManorCare ...

Hall and Ollison look to rebound at University of Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Darrin Hall and Qadree Ollison said all the right things last summer. Tasked with stepping in after James Conner took his school and Atlantic Coast Conference record 56 touchdowns to the NFL, the two Pittsburgh running backs insisted they weren’t intimidated by the prospect of ...

‘Mile 22’ is action-heavy, lacks a compelling script

The road that “Mile 22” took was quite bumpy. It’s as if it took a wrong turn and didn’t know where it was heading. Peter Berg’s latest film garnered high hopes after his last three hits. Unexpectedly, fans got a confused, average action movie. James Silva (Mark Wahlberg) is the ...

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’ ...