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Planning Committee analyzes Lewistown Train Station study

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LEWISTOWN — Deputy Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Jennie Granger, spoke on the Lewistown Train Station improvement study at Thursday afternoon’s Mifflin County Planning Commission Meeting. In the past few years, rail travel has been on the rise as a means of ...

First do no harm

Letters

Though I am writing from Oregon, I hope you will still print as your readers are at risk and deserve the truth of this. My gratitude. In your community there are people who have had the procedure called ECT or electroshock. In last decade, use has greatly increased, and is used for many ...

No tax increase in Centre County budget

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BELLEFONTE — Centre County has a 2020 budget with no tax increase. The commissioners unanimously passed the 2020 county budget in the amount of $84,333,038 of which $82,123,801 is for the operating budget and $2,209,237 is for capital reserve on Tuesday. The commissioners also unanimously ...

Needed: Moral compass

Letters

I didn’t like either candidate in the 2016 election. My impression of Trump was that of a businessman well-versed in corrupt, hardball practices, so I held my nose and voted for Hillary. My concerns regarding Trump in the Oval Office have been realized and exceeded. We have become dulled by ...

Christmas

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The left has become indignant with their ban and cancel culture which is detrimental to our society. The problem that most people are failing to realize is that when free speech is removed from the public square, that leads to despots taking control. In order to increase freedom, cancel culture ...

No one is above the law

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It was with grave concern that I listened to the irrefutable evidence presented at the House impeachment hearings. Tragically, our president has taken illegal actions and places himself above the law and the Democratic process. He deserves to be convicted of his numerous crimes, in my ...

Two Medal of Honor recipients inspire crowd at Penn College

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Strength through Humility.™ Resiliency. Honesty and integrity. These were just some of the human qualities espoused by two Medal of Honor recipients who spoke about leadership this week at Pennsylvania College of Technology. The event was made possible by the Welteroth Family and the ...

Hanukkah commemorates religious freedom

Religion

For eight days in either November or December, Jewish families around the world light a candelabra, called a menorah, in celebration of the festival of Hanukkah, which commemorates a miracle that took place in Jerusalem in the second century BCE. For Marvin Hurwitz, a member of ...

Mayor vetoes city budget

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Mayor Gabriel J. Campana vetoed the tax-increasing $28.1 million city budget of 2020, as City Council prepared to hold a meeting to likely override the decision before Dec. 31. “I must veto this amended budget and once again take a stand,” Campana said. In response Friday, Council ...

New pastor installed at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Religion

An installation service was held recently at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 142 Market St., for new pastor Brian David Vasey. Vasey’s first Sunday was in early November and, after a few weeks, a service is held to be “technically installed” with the church. An interim pastor had served ...

February 2019 front-page news in review

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The year 2019 had its moments. Today the Sun-Gazette continues a daily offering of news highlights from the year. Following are the stories that made front-page news during February: • Feb. 1 — Bowman Field scoreboard bids of between $525,000 to $675,000 were rejected by City Council. ...

Planners OK land development plan

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The Lycoming County Planning Commission recommended for approval a land development plan from a Muncy area resident to erect a poultry barn during its regular monthly meeting Thursday. The building would be the second barn located on the Moreland Township property of Toby Wagner. The plan ...

Constituents deserve updates, not propaganda

Letters

Congressperson Fred Keller should demonstrate that he represents all citizens of Pennsylvania District 12, and understands his obligations to defend and protect the U.S. Constitution. He should use his newsletter to provide information, not bias. Keller is entitled to his opinion, but he is not ...

Lycoming CTC receives $22K from state

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Lycoming Career and Technical Center, Hughesville, has received a competitive grant of over $22,000 from the state’s department of education for the purchase of new equipment to train students in high needs occupations. Lyco CTC was one of 32 centers and vocational technical schools in ...

Woodward supers adopt budget, talk police regionalization

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LINDEN — Woodward Township Supervisors discussed additional details Wednesday about police regionalization efforts. The regionalization study is “underway,” said Supervisors Chairman Alan Worth. Supervisors are looking into the costs of bringing coverage to the township, but it would ...

Season of giving

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Volunteers for the American Rescue Workers as well as Cleveland Way, shelter director, carry bags of toys to be distributed to needy families at the Monsignor Fleming Center in Williamsport on Thursday afternoon. The American Rescue Workers and their partner Toys for Tots gave out 538 bags of ...

Commissioners approve no-tax-hike 2020 budget

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Lycoming County Commissioners Thursday gave final approval to a $111 million budget for next year that maintains the real estate tax millage at 6.50. It was noted that the spending plan reflects an increase of about $1.1 million since the preliminary budget was made public last month. Those ...

ATV operator treated after vehicle overturns in woods

Police Fire and Court

A 61-old Hepburn Township man was taken to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center late Wednesday morning to be treated for injuries he suffered when the four-wheel all-terrain vehicle he was operating crashed in some woods near his home in the 400 block of Crescent Hill Road, according to Old ...

Goodbye to retirees, hello to new board members

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Lycoming County commissioners said goodbye Thursday to several long-term employees and hello to new board appointments, including Linda Sosniak who was added to the county Planning Commission. Each of the employees recognized have worked in key positions; many headed county ...