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Store robber remains at large

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The armed bandit who held up a clerk at the Nittany MinitMart in Loyalsock Township on Tuesday night pressed the gun up “against the front of the clerk’s face” as he attempted to grab a handful of bills from the register, state Trooper Rebecca Parker said. However, before the male ...

Three injured in separate accidents

Police Fire and Court

David Craig II, 54, of Montoursville, declined treatment for injuries he suffered when his motorcycle and 2006 Mercedes Benz driven by Russell Lindstrom, of Williamsport, collided on East Third Street at the entrance to Interstate 180 West in Loyalsock Township about 5:45 p.m. Monday, state ...

BLaST IU 17 supports regional educators

Education

BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 released a new webinar series through their Online Learning Hub to support K-12 educators in providing remote education with competence and confidence. These free, 30-minute online learning live webinars are provided by IU 17 curriculum specialists and training and ...

Churches prepare for challenging holidays

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With most people practicing social distancing, area churches have devised unique and creative ways of bringing the faithful together while remaining apart as they observe Good Friday and celebrate the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday. From utilizing social media to broadcast pastors ...

PA Department of Education expands Learning at Home

Education

As Pennsylvania’s schools close indefinitely, many families will struggle to find a path for continuing their child’s education. WVIA and Pennsylvania Public Television partnered with the state Department of Education to expand its current Learn at Home initiative to provide instructional ...

Make the most of your time at home

Health

If you’ve suddenly found yourself and your children stuck at home, cooking can be a healthy way to spend time together. Gathering together in the kitchen to cook and then enjoying a meal together has many benefits. It’s an opportunity for parents to be healthy role models by creating a ...

PEMA to seize medical gear to fight COVID-19

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In the two weeks since the first person in Lycoming County was diagnosed with the coronavirus, the number of COVID-19 cases in the county has reached 15, according to the state Department of Health. While there have been no reported deaths in the region, the number of cases in the area ...

Don’t bother to say thanks

Letters

A writer recently complained that people like me complain constantly about President Trump, asking instead, that Democrats expound on what we like about the Democratic Party. Thanks for asking. What gives me most gratification about being a Democrat are the countless good things the Party ...

South Williamsport’s March Student of the Month

Education

Sabina Bower, daughter of Sandra Maneval, is South Williamsport Area High School’s March Student of the Month. She is the vice president of FBLA, earning first in the Job Interview and Client Services categories at the recent competition. Sabina is also a Teen Contact and received a gold ...

How to eat right, bite by bite

Health

March is National Nutrition Month, a campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to bring awareness to nutrition by encouraging the public to develop healthy eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Bite by Bite.” Consider the following ...

Montgomery mulls ‘sanctuary’ for gun owners

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MONTGOMERY — Montgomery Borough Council this week agreed to consider becoming a sanctuary from unconstitutional state and federal gun control laws. Meeting via Zoom technology, council unanimously approved the drafting of a Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution for review and potential ...

South Williamsport ‘02 grad earns doctorate from Eastern University

Education

Cheyenne (Goodbrod) Bennett has graduated with her Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Eastern University, St. Davids, Pa. A 2002 graduate from South Williamsport High School, Bennett received her bachelor’s of science in social work from Lock Haven University in 2006 and her master’s ...

Neighbors crack down on out-of-state sales

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — While the nation navigates its way through stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and Rhode Island have gone a step further by imposing limitations on what out-of-state residents can purchase in their states, and whether ...

Thoughts in troubled times

Letters

Following are my thoughts and insight during these troubled times: Welcome to our world Our lovely but upset world. Causing all this fuss Is the Corona Virus Schools are closed all day Could reopen by end of May Stores and churches Left in the lurches. Lives are being ...

State General Primary postponed

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The state General Primary is postponed to June 2, according to a news release from Lycoming County government. County boards of elections across Pennsylvania sought this postponement in order to protect the public health. Counties believe that the delay is necessary in order to encourage ...

I want

Letters

There’s a saying, “I want what I want and I want it now.” This is the people of today! They don’t want this lock-down. They don’t want to have to depend on themselves to take care of themselves (hell no that’s what others are for). They don’t want their kiddies at home every ...

Renters

Letters

Do tenants pay property taxes? Yes, when a tenant pays rent, a part of that money goes to property taxes, insurance, maintenance and upkeep of the property and perhaps utilities, such as water and sewer. Rent also includes funds as a return on the financial investment made by the owner of the ...

Gunman robs convenience store

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Police were looking for a gunman who robbed the Nittany MinitMart at 1450 E. Third St. about 9 p.m. Tuesday. The initial report described the suspect as black, 5 feet 7 inches tall, wearing a scarf and white gloves. It was believed the man had a handgun, state police were told. There were ...

7 charged with various crimes

Police Fire and Court

Seven people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Christopher Goshorn, 41, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; state police; DUI, disorderly conduct and careless driving on Route 118 in Jordan ...