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Failure to remove snow can lead to $200 minimum fine

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While it’s not been a snowy winter thus far — and likely will not become any snowier this week — city officials are warning residents and businesses that not removing snow from sidewalks in a certain time period can land them with a $200 fine. “The ordinance allows for 24 hours after ...

Fugitive sought on alleged child sex offense, captured

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A man wanted by city police on alleged sexual offenses against a child was arrested in Philadelphia without incidents and will be brought back to the city for a court appearance. U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane said the arrest of Christopher Ray Lamont, 46, of Philadelphia happened Monday without ...

20-40 years in prison for homicide conviction

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A Philadelphia man recently pled guilty to a 2017 robbery and homicide along West Third Street and was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in state prison. Jameir R. Hines, 25, was also sentenced to complete a mental health assessment, a drug and alcohol assessment and an anger management ...

The impeachment trial

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While the country is riveted by the Impeachment trial of Donald Trump in the Senate, we must acknowledge that, regarding the limits of Presidential power, as the owner of his own company and his own CEO, Trump is used to a lifetime of being the undisputed boss and controller of everything and ...

9 charged with various criminal offenses

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Nine people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and law enforcement agencies involved were: • Abbigail Rupp, 18, of 312 Park St.; Old Lycoming Township police; possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine and related offenses in the ...

School Board Association to help JSASD find superintendent

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JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area School Board approved a contract with the Pennsylvania School Board Association to conduct a comprehensive superintendent search to fill the position left vacant by the retirement of Dr. Jill Wenrich, the current superintendent. Wenrich’s retirement is ...

Immigrants help our nation

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Praise for the Jan. 13 article on immigration. The Trump administration has tried to portray immigrants and asylum-seekers as demons, would-be terrorists, thieves and exploiters. The administration aims to spend billions of taxpayer dollars to build a 1,900-mile wall along our southern ...

Federal indictment issued after county case dismissed

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A man who led city police on a foot chase two years ago and was found with two handguns and small amounts of cocaine and marijuana on him has been indicted on federal counts. Jamir M. Ceruti, 22, address not known, was arrested on March 23, 2018, by police after a brief pursuit. Two stolen ...

Hines is candidate for 84th District House

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LINDEN — David Hines, of Linden, has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for the State House seat in the 84th Legislative District. Hines, a longtime resident of the area, Hines is a veteran of working with all levels of government, and has 20 years of experience working with ...

Lawmakers’ positions

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U.S. Rep. Fred Keller has a meeting where he “huddled with local business leaders” and decided that the Right to Organize Act hurts business. Wasn’t this country founded on the ideal of “government for the people by the people?” Not government for business by businessmen? How can he ...

At least 1 remains hospitalized from crash

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Anthony Moyer, 27, of Cogan Station, one of five passengers taken to area hospitals following Saturday morning’s fatal one-car crash on Pleasant Valley Road near Warrensville, was reported in fair condition at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, a nursing supervisor said Monday. The ...

Waltz seeks nomination for 76th District House

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LOCK HAVEN — Joe Waltz, 68, of Lock Haven, has announced his candidacy for the 76th District State House seat. He will be seeking the Democratic nomination in the April 28 Primary election. Waltz will be holding an official campaign kick-off event at Avenue 209 Coffee Shop, 209 Bellefonte ...

2 motorists charged with DUI

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Not one, but two drivers ended up charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following a one-vehicle crash on Route 864 in Fairfield Township on Nov. 6, according to state police. Melinda Confair, 44, of 6910 Pine Run Road, Jersey Shore, had “an odor of alcohol emanating from her, ...

Volunteers seek homeless for annual assessment

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As the temperature started going down late Wednesday afternoon and darkness approached, groups of people searched possible sites in local communities where the homeless might be preparing to spend the night as part of the national Point In Time Count. The PIT count as its called, is ...

NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter die in helicopter crash

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CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41. Bryant died in a helicopter crash ...

New administration

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I agree with the letter from Ms. Kennedy. I am a disabled woman living in Williamsport who would like more done for the physically disabled, such as more accessible housing and some form of transportation that would operate on weekends and holidays. My hope is that Mayor Slaughter will be a ...

Survivor turns 100 on Remembrance Day

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RAKEK, Slovenia (AP) — For Marija Frlan it’s as symbolic as it can get: A survivor of a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, the Slovenian woman turns 100 years old on Monday, the international Holocaust Remembrance Day. Frlan, who was held at the Nazi’s Ravensbrueck camp in ...

Stable genius?

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There is a new book out titled “A Very Stable Genius. Donald Trump’s Testing of America.” The term “stable genius” is what President Trump has used several times when discussing himself, which he does incessantly. The new book reveals in detail how Trump’s behavior and knowledge ...

Prolific sci-fi writer was inspired by Williamsport

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It was April 1947 when a story entitled “Time and Time Again” appeared in Astounding Science Fiction magazine. The tale begins in 1976 as Allan Hartley, a captain in the military, “quantum leaped” back into his 13-year-old self in 1945. His father was a lawyer named Blake Hartley. ...

Teenagers, adopted as infants from China, reflect on family

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Sitting at a table in the lounge of the Wheel Inn Club in Roaring Branch, Hannah Myers and Ali Koval acted just like any two normal teenagers catching up on lost time after a busy fall sports season. Yet, this is no ordinary friendship. Nearly 16 years ago and 7,500 miles away, they laid in ...