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Progress being made on new terminal building

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The clear, blue sky reflected off the tinted windows of the “sawtooth” roofing on the new Williamsport Regional Airport terminal building Thursday afternoon, as construction workers labored away inside to lay down floor tiles, assemble the luggage conveyor belt and continue other ...

Suspended city officer fired; reasons still unreleased

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A city police corporal was fired by City Council Thursday for alleged, but undisclosed, acts of insubordination and “rule breaking” he was said to have committed over a period of five months. Eric Houseknecht allegedly committed 27 infractions in that time, two of which four members of ...

Commissioner: Turning levee over won’t solve core problems

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Lycoming County Commissioner Jack McKernan admonished community members against Williamsport Mayor Gabriel J. Campana’s proposal to turn control of the levee system over to the city Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority Thursday. “I don’t want people to get the idea that turning the ...

PennDOT crash-impact vehicle hit by tractor-trailer saves lives

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A crash-impact vehicle on the back of a state Department of Transportation dump truck proved its worth in gold Thursday morning when a tractor-trailer truck slammed into it in the right northbound lane of Route 15 at the Beautys Run Road interchange. Both the PennDOT employee sitting in ...

Penn State board ponders freeze on in-state tuition next year

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READING (AP) — Penn State’s board is considering a proposal to keep in-state resident undergraduate tuition at current levels next year, the second such freeze in recent years. The board’s finance committee endorsed the proposal during a meeting in Reading on Thursday. For Penn ...

19 people sentenced in Lycoming County

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Nineteen individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. Six were sentenced to county prison. They are: • Alex Bower, 26, Lycoming County Prison, 12 months less one day to 24 months less one day with credit for time served, 24 months of ...

Grafius Run survey to begin today, will probe flood damage

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City residents living near Grafius Run may soon hear a knock on their door or find a survey left near it. City officials and a city consulting firm have begun to ask residents for a damage assessment of flooding caused directly by Grafius Run. The first house to be surveyed is in the 500 ...

Muncy council mulling new zoning map

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MUNCY — Three areas will experience big changes if borough council approves the zoning ordinance that was rolled out at a work session Thursday night. According to Councilwoman Linda Stein, the areas affected are industrial, oil and gas facilities and a new open space district. The open ...

Apology

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I must ask forgiveness from Alize Johnson. When I wrote my congratulatory letter on your being accepted into the NBA, I was so happy for you. When the letter came out, I realized I forgot to put your name in it. Congratulations and remember — you are on your way and the sky is the ...

Factual research

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Radical Muslims liked President Obama’s rules of engagement making our service people easier to bill and wound. I doubt any of you liberal Dems have ever felt the pain of a gun shot wound! Snowflakes, and Dems have the fascist and socialist belief that all truth is just a matter of their ...

Fake protests

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The left is protesting to abolish ICE. They don’t even know what ICE stands for or even what its function is. I was watching the protests on TV and computer. They did a man-on-the-street interview of seven of the protestors. Not one of them knew what ICE was. They were protesting because ...

City officials look to upcoming projects

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The levee recertification, tree plantings to replace dying and diseased ones, and neighborhood revitalization are among the long slate of projects city administration officials are taking on to improve the lives of residents and visitors alike. Chelsea Myers, who has been the director of ...

24 charged by area law enforcement

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Twenty-four people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Motorist James D. Bastian, 45, of Milton; state police; two felony counts of convicted felon not to possess a firearm, possession with ...

Lightning determined to be cause of small fire

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A lightning strike was believed to have sparked a small fire that broke out at a home in the 2600 block of Bottle Run Road about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Old Lycoming Township fire officials. The fire involved an outside television cable box, officials said, adding that damage was ...

City charter’s final report due in two weeks

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The city Charter Commission said Wednesday it anticipates voting on its final report in two weeks. The seven-member commission is leaning toward a council-manager form of government with a mayor elected by council and acting as the president of council. The manager would be hired for his or ...

1 injured after wreck

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Eric A. Miller, 28, of Cogan Station, was treated at the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center for injuries he suffered when his car and another driven by Hobart J. Beck, of Trout Run, collided at Route 14 and Field Station Road in Lewis Township about 4 p.m. Monday, state ...

Newberry pavilion construction begins next week in Newberry

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Construction of a new concrete pavilion in Phillip Prezoisi Park in Newberry begins in a week, city officials said. City Council’s public works committee discussed the pavilion concept this week. It is a “Plan B” in terms of adding quality of life to the park. Earlier this year, ...

Locals protest Trump in city march

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Joining approximately 130 other March For Truth rallies nationwide, a contingent of protesters held a candlelight vigil and walked across the Market Street bridge in Williamsport on Wednesday. The group took issue with the Trump administration on a variety of topics.