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Improvements continue at Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park

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The Veteran’s Park Commission continues to work on improvements to the park off of Wahoo Drive, installing a sign Friday morning and collecting donations to secure an A6 Intruder jet to display at the park. To acquire the A6, the commission will need to pay fees to the federal ...

Penn College looks to merge with CAC

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The Pennsylvania College of Technology is seeking to merge its corporation with the Community Arts Center, according to an announcement from the college. The Community Arts Center is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the college. The merger would need approvals by the college’s Board of Directors ...

Bloomsburg added to proposed Lock Haven, Mansfield integration plans

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LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University has issued a news release stating that Bloomsburg University will be joining Lock Haven University and Mansfield University in the potential integration plan as the state higher education system continues to consolidate. The Sun-Gazette previously ...

Right-wing disinformation

Letters

The fevered letter titled “Crucial election” about far-left Democratic Party tendencies is the usual mishmash of misinformation and hysteria. The writer sees Kamela Harris as a revolutionary when she is a moderate very much in the mold of Joe Biden. He sees an all-out adoption of the Green ...

COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

Business

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. The Labor Department ...

1,000 reusable water bottles donated to students during pandemic

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Students from Curtin and Lycoming Valley Intermediate schools have been receiving reusable water bottles to refill from their school’s water fountain’s filtration system during the COVID-19 pandemic and according to Olivia Erb, intervention specialist at Curtin Intermediate School, a total ...

DNC platform

Letters

To all the readers who plan on voting for Biden and other Democrats, this is what I believe you will be voting for: AOC and “the squad.” If Biden wins they will be running a lot of things. AOC is already earmarked to be his energy czar. Ask California how green energy is working ...

Woman faces charges after drug paraphernalia found on church property

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JERSEY SHORE – A 27-year-old suspected drug user faces charges for allegedly leaving nearly a dozen “uncapped used syringes in the exterior staircase entrance to the Sunday school at Calvary Baptist Church” on Thompson Street, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional police. On the ...

Clueless and soulless

Letters

Earlier this summer, Dr. Stella Immanuel was in Washington D.C. promoting her strong belief in the healing power of hydroxychloroquine against the COVID-19 virus. This is a drug that “Dr.” Trump has hailed as a remedy for months. Even though it has been discounted by Dr. Fauci and other ...

James V. Brown Library digitizes papers dating back to 1807

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The James V. Brown Library’s newly digitized online newspaper archive logged 886 sessions in August, according to Toby Schwartzman, public service director. The new service was highlighted at the Board of Trustees’ meeting held virtually Thursday. About 1,500 reels of microfilm in the ...

Montgomery Area School Board hires teacher, hears COVID-19 update

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The Montgomery Area School Board began their meeting voted to hire Jonathan Dietrick as a special education teacher at Tuesday’s meeting, contingent on him passing his proficiency-based certification level 2 exam. Autumn Auman of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association shared improvements ...

Organization promotes Constitution week in schools, libraries

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The Lycoming Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are celebrating Constitution Week, which started Sept. 17 and will end Sept. 23, according to a news release. Lycoming Chapter Chairwoman Jean Reasner and committee members Evelyn Bastian, Marlene Branton and Doris Teufel have ...

City man nabbed with several narcotics, cash

Police Fire and Court

City Patrolman Tyson Minier spotted a man walking east between houses moments after another officer reported a person had bolted from a vehicle that he had stopped at Fifth and Park avenues, a little more than a block south, just before 6 p.m. Monday. The individual in Minier’s sight matched ...

CMHS senior competes in NASA competition

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LOCK HAVEN — When a summer engineering program fell through due to COVID-19, Central Mountain High School senior Gianna Renzo and fellow participants decided to put their skills into another project. “Our team got to know each other online while we were applying to an engineering summer ...

Hot water, heat restored at Haven Place

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LOCK HAVEN — Haven Place now has hot water and heat. That’s the word from UPMC Communications Manager Tyler Wagner in an update of repairs to the UPMC Lock Haven Hospital which was closed last Thursday after a boiler fire. The damage also affected Haven Place located directly behind the ...

Wonderful people

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I would like to say “thank you” to Chris, supervisor at River Valley Transit, and driver Andy. I recently had a wheelchair malfunction and a bus was sent to take me home. Chris went out of his way to go to HUB’s and pick up a rental chair for me. I cannot tell you how much I appreciated ...

8 motorists face DUI-related charges

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A missing brake light and weaving his car in a travel lane were the reasons Christopher Welch, 36, of 345 Allegheny St., apartment 1, Jersey Shore, was stopped by a state trooper at the East Third Street interchange of Interstate 180 about 11:30 p.m. on July 5. A blood test revealed there was ...

Alumni donors establish George Floyd Scholarship

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LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University Foundation has announced the establishment of the George Floyd Scholarship, the result of a five-figure donation from an alumni couple who wish to remain anonymous. The George Floyd Scholarship will award $2,500 annually to an African-American student ...