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New service provided for diabetic, food insecure in Jersey Shore

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A partnership between a corporate hospital service and a local food ministry has officially launched a program designed to educate — and help feed — diabetic patients looking to get their health under control in Jersey Shore. The Geisinger Health System has launched its Fresh Food ...

County water customers who fail to pay bills face shut-offs

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Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority customers who fail to pay their monthly bills once again face possible utility shut-offs. Since the onset of COVID-19 more than a year ago, the shut-off policy had been suspended for delinquent customers. “It is our objective to avoid as many ...

Clean Streams Fund proposed for water cleanup

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Help could be on the way to protect and restore many of the waterways across the state resulting in improved drinking water and investments in tourism and agriculture. State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, is working with Republican Senate colleagues to seek $250 million of the state’s ...

One critically injured in Lycoming Township explosion, fire

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Life flight transported a 46-year-old male in critical condition to the Lehigh Valley Burn Center, while a 48-year-old female was not injured by the blast that occurred outside the home on the 3500 block of Linn Street. Officials have not yet determined the cause of the explosion, which ...

Airport Authority receives bids for road, taxiway projects

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The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority opened bids for two projects during its regular monthly meeting. HRI Inc.’s bid of $509,887 was the lower of two bids for the fuel farm delivery road project. The other bid of $653,130 came from Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. Bronder Technical ...

Inmate numbers increase at Lycoming County Prison

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Inmate numbers in the Lycoming County Prison system increased during the month of March, according to statistics released at the prison board meeting. Warden Brad Shoemaker reported that the average daily overall figure for male and female inmates was at 264.26 during the month compared to ...

Funeral service held for volunteer firefighter

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TROUT RUN - Outside the Trout Run firehouse on Route 14, volunteer firefighters saluted as the funeral procession for former Trout Run Fire Chief C. Thomas Waltz passed the fire station on Friday afternoon. Waltz, 84, devoted his entire life to serving the fire company, helping the community ...

Cause of Campbell Street fire still under investigation

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Williamsport Bureau of Fire officials have released more information regarding Friday’s fire on Campbell Street that began at around 4:50 p.m. While the cause is still unknown, the two firefighters who required medical attention were treated and release, city fire officials reported. ...

Spring sports continue adjustments for COVID-19 safety

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Each day presents potential obstacles, but minus a few hiccups, area high school sports have successfully progressed throughout this academic calendar year. The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges and three Lycoming County athletic directors recently shared how their ...

Boat, snowmobile, camel: Vaccine reaches world’s far corners

Health

PORTLAND, Maine — After enduring 40-knot winds and freezing sea spray, jostled health care providers arrived wet and cold on two Maine islands in the North Atlantic late last month to conduct coronavirus vaccinations. As they came ashore on Little Cranberry Island, population 65, residents ...

Plankenhorn, Keystone Advertising merge

Business

New and exciting things are happening at the Plankenhorn Stationery Co., the legendary Center City landmark that merged at the beginning of the year with award-winning Keystone Advertising Specialties. “Plankenhorn’s will stay the same as everyone has loved for 122 years, but with a ...

Hymns through masks: Christians mark another pandemic Easter

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VATICAN CITY — Christianity’s most joyous feast day was celebrated worldwide with the faithful spaced apart in pews and singing choruses of “Hallelujah” through face coverings on a second Easter Sunday marked by pandemic precautions. From vast Roman Catholic cathedrals to Protestant ...

Home Show brings out ‘idea seekers’

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Ty Nicholls walked into the 61st West Branch Susquehanna Builders Association Home Show Friday afternoon with his mother to get a look at the more than 110 vendors and exhibits. Nicholls, a sophomore at the Pennsylvania College of Technology studying automotive technology, said he was ...

Addiction treatment center designated a COE by state

Health

Williamsport Family Medical Center recently was designated a Center of Excellence by the state Department of Human Services, announced the center’s parent company, Pinnacle Treatment Centers. Located at 2062 Lycoming Creek Road, Suite 8, Williamsport Family Medical Center is one of ...

Mid-State, Diageo donate $30k to local food bank

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Mid-State Beverage Co. along with Diageo donated $30,000 to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Each year Diageo recognizes a “Distributor of the Year” based on sales and growth. This year Mid- State Beverage Co. was honored to receive the Golden Bar Award. This award gave Mid-State ...

Footsteps to Follow: Alleluia. Christ is risen!

Religion

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! Has it been a year since the start of the pandemic? We have great hope for the world in the next year and how we will celebrate Easter 2022! But for now, life is getting better week by week, and it is a blessing to have some in-person services and ...

City officials: Accessibility lacking in parks

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Some city parks require accessibility upgrades, with closer inspection anticipated in coming weeks. City parks require some updates to meet requirements under the Americans with Disability Act, according to information given to the city Accessibility Advisory commission this week. For ...

UPMC allergist: Relief from seasonal allergies possible

Health

Spring this year brings warmer weather and an awakening from what many would consider as a harsh winter here in northcentral Pennsylvania. The flowers, the butterflies, the fresh air. It’s a beautiful time of year unless you suffer from allergies. Suddenly, those signs of spring become signs ...

State promises better jobless claims system

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HARRISBURG — After a year of frustration over long waits for checks, jammed phone lines and confusing online filing procedures, Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry is promising a much quicker and easier unemployment compensation claims filing system in two months. The new ...