16 people sentenced in Lycoming County Court

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A total of 16 people were sentenced recently in Lycoming County Court. Three people were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Christopher Warns, 23, of Watsontown, 50 to 100 months for aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children. • Daniel Rankins, 53, of ...

City man faces felony charges

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Taahir Stowe, 21, of 825 Elmira St., has been jailed on charges of illegally entering Joshua King’s home at 501 Park Ave. and stealing a handgun on March 12 after a juvenile had entered through a window and unlocked the back door for him so he could get inside, city police alleged in an ...

Reflections in Nature: Jumping bean’s history goes back to 1857


Recently, I stopped to check to see if the seed pods of the jewelweed plants were ripening, however, none of the seed pods that I picked exploded in my hand, which meant they had not ripened as yet. If you are wondering what the jewelweed plant is, it is both the red-flecked, orange flower ...

J. Morris Smith 1938-2021

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When speaking of Dr. J. Morris Smith, those whose lives he touched always seem to find the word “compassionate” entering into their memories of him. Jim Foran first met Smith before he was ordained as a deacon for the Scranton Diocese, a position he held from 1993 to 2020, serving most ...

Jersey Shore man allegedly filed false police report

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Donovan Fraunfelter, 23, of 542 High St., Jersey Shore, faces misdemeanor charges of false reports to law enforcement and making unsworn falsification to authorities stemming from an incident on Sept. 14, according to court records filed at District Judge Jerry C. Lepley’s office. Police ...

‘Walk in Penn’s Woods’ set for Oct. 3


On Sunday, Oct. 3, a “Walk in Penn’s Woods” event will be taking place across Pennsylvania. Lycoming County will have a walk from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. as part of the 40th anniversary hike on the Old Loggers Path. It has been 40 years since this trail was complete and open for hiking, ...