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City budget adopted with tax increase

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City Council adopted a $28.1 million tax-hike budget Thursday night with Mayor Gabriel J. Campana saying he remained undecided on whether to veto or not sign it. The budget sets the tax rate at 15.72 mills and includes a 0.25-mill tax increase, which is $25 per year. Campana offered no ...

Lock Haven man sentenced to 10 to 20 years for arsons

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LOCK HAVEN — James Arnold Brown has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in state prison. Brown, 54, of East Park Street, Lock Haven, entered guilty pleas earlier this fall to two first degree felonies for starting two separate fires in the city of Lock Haven in 2018, Clinton County District ...

Commissioners near deal for district judge office

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Lycoming County Commissioners say they are close to a deal for securing a new site for the office of Magisterial District Judge William C. Solomon. The present location in Old Lycoming Township, leased by the county, is in need of upgrades. “The facility is old,” Commissioner Jack ...

25 sentenced in Lycoming County courts

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Twenty-five people have been sentenced for various crimes in Lycoming County court. Three people were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Kasan R. Sanders, 40, of Lycoming County prison, 12 to 24 years for three convictions of possession of a firearm; and two to four years for delivery ...

County Commissioners address personnel, contracts

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Lycoming County Commissioners approved personnel hirings and took care of other business at their meeting Thursday. Tiffany Bartholomew and Devin Bailey were hired as full-time correctional officers at the hourly wage of $16.81 per hour. Each has a starting date of Monday. In another ...

Authority addresses infrastructure work

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The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority approved payments for infrastructure improvements during its regular monthly meeting Thursday. Payments of $26,628 to address an airport taxiway and $15,806 for a runway represent the final payments to HRI Inc. for the work. Also approved was a ...

Stupidity has no age limits

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Responding to the letter “Vaping: The epidemic that continues to grow,” the lung illness is no longer a mystery, according to a definitive report by The Centers for Disease Control released on Dec. 6. Autopsies of the victims proved that they had consumed marijuana products and died from ...

Auditors give Penn College highest level of assurance

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Reporting on what she called the “financial story of the college,” Suzanne T. Stopper, senior vice president for finance at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, told the board of trustees that the annual audit was given an unmodified opinion, which is the highest level of assurance that ...

Basin Street is open to traffic but remains one-way

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After a year of waiting, a remodeled section of Basin Street will soon be reopened for two-way traffic, city officials said. The street has been closed since March, as well as the intersecting portion of East Third Street, with traffic blocked off and a challenging detour around several city ...

Tractor trailer hits bridge on Route 220

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JERSEY SHORE — Tiadaghton regional police responded to a tractor trailer accident along Route 220 just passed the intersection of Route 287 around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday that resulted in both northbound lanes on 220 to be blocked off for over an hour. Safety Officer Adam Kilpatrick, explained ...

Neumann students earn medals at Decathlon

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In the Central PA Fall Scrimmage, Nov. 14, the Academic Decathlon team from St. John Neumann Regional Academy brought home nine medals. The students who participated were high school students from grades ninth through 12th, coached by teacher Nikki Bartholomew and assisted in math preparation ...

Man who shot state trooper in Tioga County is dead

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ELKLAND — An individual who shot at and kept state police in a 14-hour standoff in a house in Tioga County was shot and killed by a special emergency operations team of state troopers early Wednesday, state police said. State police identified the offender as Delos P. Lowe, 68. He was shot ...

Thankful for the busy family, music and a busy holiday season

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When I was younger, my impression of high school was that everyone belonged to a group or a clique. In my mind, I always pictured a cafeteria filled with pockets of tables where each clique sat. This scared me because I felt I didn’t belong to any particular group. I was never into sports, ...

Virginia man found guilty in 2017 Eldred Township murder

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Despite four attempts to rule a Virginia-native mentally incompetent for trial, he was found guilty on all counts Wednesday for the 2017 murder of an elderly Eldred Township man at his home, along with other related charges. Graham Nicholas Norby-Vardac, 25, was found guilty of killing ...

Order in the court! Students attend Mock Trials

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Students from Montoursville High School acted as lawyers and witnesses, built their own court cases, defended prosecutions, plaintiffs and the defense while competing against other schools and courtroom simulations at Harvard University’s Mock Trial Seminar for High School ...

Supervisors award $1.93M in contracts, adopt budget

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PENNSDALE — The Muncy Township Supervisors awarded the general contract and trade professional contract Wednesday night for about $1.93 million in renovations to its township building. They also adopted a no-tax-hike budget. Notice to proceed with the contracts is for today, according to ...

LHU’s new major and financial aid measures

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LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University Council of Trustees approved the addition of a new bachelor’s degree in finance and risk management within the business and computer science department in the Stephen Poorman College of Business, Information Systems and Human Services. They also reviewed ...

Council expected to adopt $27.9M budget with tax hike

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City Council is expected to vote tonight to adopt a $27.9 million budget for 2020 with a 0.25-mill tax increase. The tax rate was set on first reading at the last meeting at 15.72 mills. That equates to a house assessed at $100,000 paying $1,572 a year in real estate tax, according to ...

State Trooper life flighted after being shot in Tioga County

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ELKLAND — One state trooper was shot and another injured after responding to a welfare check at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday on Barney Hill Road in Nelson Township, Tioga County, leading to a standoff lasting most of the day, according to a press release. Trooper Angela Bieber, of the state police ...

Standoff ends after troopers shoot barricaded man

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MANSFIELD — A man who held state police in a 14-hour standoff in Tioga County on Tuesday and shot at troopers injuring two of the them was shot and killed early this morning by a state police special emergency response team, state police at Mansfield said. The man who barricaded himself in a ...