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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 ...

Newest Hall of Famers say baseball changing at dizzying pace

NEW YORK — Baseball has transformed at dizzying speed since Edgar Martinez took his final swing and Mike Mussina, Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay threw their final pitches. “We don’t have enough time to talk about that,” the ever erudite Mussina said Wednesday when a trio of ...

East Lycoming keeps budget options open

HUGHESVILLE — The business manager reviewed the 2019 to 2018 preliminary budget with the East Lycoming School Board, Tuesday, after the board moved to begin budget season early to allow them to raise the index if needed, depending primarily on state revenue sources. “We’ve faced a lot ...

Woman dies of car crash injuries

LOCK HAVEN - A 49-year-old Sunbury woman has died of injuries she suffered Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80, according to state police. Melanie Holub, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from her 2004 Jeep Liberty as it went off the ...

Montoursville to lose tax revenues

The Montoursville Area School District looks to lose nearly $400,000 in revenues from two retail stores. Walmart and Lowe’s are each looking to pay less to the district in real estate taxes after filing property assessment appeals. Despite the decrease in tax dollars from the two ...

Blue Jackets hold off late surge from Rangers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nick Foligno scored twice, Sergei Bobrovsky returned from a team suspension and stopped 22 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets held off a late surge and defeated the New York Rangers 7-5 Sunday night. Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin each had a goal and an assist, Ryan ...

Emily G. Sheppard

Emily G. Sheppard, 88, of Williamsport, died Thursday, December 27, 2018, at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport. Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

No. 1 Alabama beats No. 4 Oklahoma 45-34 to reach title game

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns and No. 1-ranked Alabama beat No. 4 Oklahoma 45-34 on Saturday night in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Orange Bowl. The high-scoring Sooners (12-2) reached the postseason despite a porous defense ...

George J. Calta

George J. Calta, 88, of Williamsport, died peacefully, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at his home. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 at St. Joseph the Worker ...

William R. Batdorf

William R. Batdorf, Jr., 70, passed away on Dec. 18, 2018, at the Williamsport Home. He was born on May 11, 1948, at Evangelical Hospital in Lewisburg, Pa., to William R. and Ruth L. (Cromley) Batdorf Sr. William grew up in Watsontown, Pa. and graduated from Warrior Run High School in 1966, ...

City Council confronts ‘challenging’ tax hike in budget

City Council began Thursday night to tackle a “challenging” tax-hike proposed budget of $27.2 million. Mayor Gabriel J. Campana has proposed a real estate tax increase of 0.65-mills that council appeared poised to adjust higher. The city financial picture is one that starts out with a ...

NFL roundup: Luck, Colts earn 5th consecutive win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes, Adam Vinatieri kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired and Indianapolis beat Miami for its fifth consecutive victory, 27-24, on Sunday. Indianapolis (6-5) scored 13 points in the final 8 1/2 minutes to erase a 10-point ...

Men’s basketball roundup: Furman stuns Villanova

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jordan Lyons scored 17 points, Matt Rafferty and Clay Mounce each had 15, and Furman stunned defending national champion Villanova in overtime, 76-68, on Saturday. Noah Gurley and Alex Hunter added 13 points apiece for the surging Paladins, who have started 5-0 for the ...

County official suggests consolidating Jersey Shore polling wards

JERSEY SHORE — Borough councilmembers have a big change to think about: should the borough consolidate its four wards into two? Forrest Lehman, Lycoming County’s director of elections, proposed the idea to council Monday evening, stating Jersey Shore is one of at least three ...

Pamela A. Farrington

Pamela A. Farrington, 62, of Sullivan County, died on Nov. 3, 2018, at Highlands Care Center. She was born Oct. 4, 1956, in Lock Haven, a daughter of the late Thomas and Emily (Packard) Farrington. Pamela enjoyed hiking, fishing and the outdoors. In addition to her parents, she was ...