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District Judge Kemp steps down

MUNCY — After 10 years in office, District Judge Jon E. Kemp retired on Jan. 2, according to Adrianne J. Stahl, district court administrator for Lycoming County.

For the remaining two years of his second-year term, President Judge Nancy Butts has appointed District Judge William C. Solomon to serve as administrative judge for the magistrate’s office at 2134 Route 405, Stahl said. Kemp’s district covers the southeastern part of the county. Solomon, whose office is on Lycoming Creek Road in Old Lycoming Township, will ensure that matters are properly handed in the office until a new judge is elected in November 2023 and takes the bench in January 2024, Stahl explained.

Retired Senior District Judge Allen P. Page III will serve in the Route 405 office one to two days a week and will handle preliminary hearings until mid-May when Kemp is expected to return to handle such hearings for the remainder of the year, Stahl said.

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