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Halloween to look different in year of COVID-19

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Halloween and trick-or-treating is going to look a little different this year with rising concerns of the ongoing pandemic, says Dr. Rutul Dalal, Infectious Diseases medical director, UPMC in the Susquehanna Region, and Dr. David Luo, UPMC primary care. “Enjoy this year’s celebration for ...

Multiple cases recently handled by area district judges

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Clinton County man faces several charges When Tiadaghton Valley Regional police Patrolman Joshua Klinger arrived at the Susquehanna Campground outside Jersey Shore to investigate a report of an assault in progress about 5 p.m. on Aug. 17, he saw that David Harding’s “right eye was swollen ...

‘Too Smart to Start’

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Second graders from Ashkar Elementary School in Hughesville from Melissa Labatch's class hold their new water bottles in the air. The bottles were donated by Barry Rake of the Too Smart to Start program. The program is sponsored by the Lycoming County Commissioners & West Branch Drug and ...

Stadium to host ‘drive-thru’ trick-or-treating

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The Williamsport Crosscutters will host a free trick-or-treating event for children and their families. Boomer’s Drive-Thru Trick or Treat will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween in the parking lot of BB&T Ballpark. The event will be hosted by Boomer, the Cutters popular mascot, ...

Gold Star Family monument planned for Veterans Memorial Park

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A new memorial is expected to be added to Veterans Memorial Park, City Council has learned. A Central Pennsylvania Gold Star Memorial will be erected in Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park, Wahoo Drive and West Fourth Street, by the end of September 2021, said John Markley, secretary of ...

Lycoming County man killed in crash near Gregg Township Saturday

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A Montgomery man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday night in Union County. State police said David W. Hester, 70, died at the scene of the collision along Route 15 just south of Old Mill Road in Gregg Township. Hester was driving north along the highway shortly before 8 p.m. when, ...

Autumn weather returns after record-setting high temps

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Following a spate of Indian summer, this week will bring near-normal thermometer readings with perhaps some rain. The National Weather Service is calling for a good possibility of drizzle or light rain today with a high of 58 degrees. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy. Precipitation ...

Geisinger to host drive-through appreciation dinners for vets

Health

JERSEY SHORE — To thank local veterans for their service to our country, Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital will host a drive-through Veterans Appreciation dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, according to a recent press release. The dinner for U.S. military veterans is provided by ...

Column: When it comes to thyroid cancer, check your neck

Health

This summer, a Florida television reporter was diagnosed with cancer after a concerned viewer saw a lump on her neck and alerted her that it could be a tumor. The viewer immediately emailed her to tell her to get it checked out by a doctor. It turned out to be thyroid cancer. This reporter is ...

Local councils, boards begin return to in-person meetings

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From Williamsport City Council to rural school boards, officials are trying to balance the public’s right to address local government with concerns for public safety and the need for social distancing. Locally, the Williamsport Area School District just returned to in-person board meetings ...

Handling grief in the midst of a pandemic

Health

During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, what were considered norms have been pushed aside in order to cope with the situation. Rituals and traditions have been changed to accommodate the “new normal.” Having to delay those ways in which people mourn the loss of a loved one until some ...

SEDA-COG welcomes new staff member

Business

SEDA-Council of Governments welcomed new staff in October. Denise Feese joined SEDA-COG’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center as a program analyst on Oct. 5. She has experience in administrative, customer service, sales, marketing, accounting, purchasing, inventory control, and ...

Divided reactions in US as pope backs same-sex civil unions

Religion

LGBTQ Catholics and their allies in the U.S. welcomed Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions, the first time he’s done so as pontiff, while some prominent members including a bishop said Wednesday that he was blatantly contradicting church teaching. Bishop Thomas Tobin of ...

State House candidates share thoughts on property taxes

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Each week, the Sun-Gazette talks to candidates for public office on topics impacting voters. This week, a question was posed to candidates for state House and Senate seats. The candidates are Airneezer Page, Democrat, and Jeff Wheeland, Republican, 83rd House; Amanda Waldman, Democrat, and Joe ...

Delivery driver shot on First Avenue Friday night

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A delivery driver was reportedly shot in the shoulder in front of 688 First Ave. about 11:45 p.m. Friday, Williamsport police told the Sun-Gazette. The delivery driver told Williamsport police that multiple suspects, wearing dark clothing and dark hoodies, attempted to rob him and shot him ...

Footsteps to Follow: God is with us through it all

Religion

Recently, while traveling in the northern rural area of our state, I happened upon a bear. It appeared to me that he/she may have slipped down an embankment, landing alongside the road. The bear was obviously in a stressed, fearful state, clamoring and clawing its way with a strong desire to ...

Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

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BOISE, Idaho — The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge. The impact is being felt in every section ...

Older workers face higher unemployment amid COVID

Business

AP Personal Finance Writer For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than their midcareer counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday by the New School university in New York City. The pandemic has wreaked havoc on employment for people of all ...