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Mother allegedly high when she struck daughter with vehicle

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While under the influence of a combination of pcp and alcohol, a 40-year-old woman struck her teenage daughter with her Buick Regal, dragging her several feet in front of the family’s home on Washington Boulevard early last month, according to city Patrolman Andrew Stevens. Vanessa ...

Muncy Township supervisors OK $235K sale of property

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MUNCY— The Muncy Township Supervisors unanimously agreed to sell the 87 Quaker Church Road public property to Josh Lidecker for $235,000 in an in-person meeting on Wednesday. Lidecker plans on using the property for rentals and small businesses when proper paperwork and the terms and ...

South Williamsport Area School Board agrees to refinancing plan

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The South Williamsport Area School Board approved refinancing of general obligation bonds toward avoiding a real estate tax increase at its meeting Monday. “We are at the end of our debt service payments,” business manager Jamie Mowrey said. “We are at a unique situation where this is ...

New Northway Road traffic light still coming

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Loyalsock Township Supervisors unanimously approved a $2,500 change order for Larson Design Group for a new traffic signal at the intersection of Northway Road and Sheridan Street on Tuesday in an in-person meeting. “We are putting in a new traffic signal and it has been going on for a ...

Old Lycoming Township supervisors approve bids for road surfacing

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Old Lycoming Township Supervisors unanimously awarded the aggregates bid to Hanson including limestone, coarse rock, subbase and coarse aggregates totaling $51,045 as well as a $3,900 cold patch bid to HRI Inc. in an in-person meeting on Tuesday evening. Supervisors also unanimously agreed to ...

Lane closures coming to 4 Tioga County townships

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A micro-surfacing project including center and edge line rumble strips and new line painting will begin on Monday in Delmar and Shippen townships, Tioga County, according to a state Department of Transportation news release. The contractor, Suit-Kote Corporation, will begin work during ...

Police: No known injuries in city shooting

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City police were looking for two men who fled in a white four-door Chrysler 200 sedan moments after several shots were fired in the 2100 block of Newberry Street just after 4 p.m. Wednesday. There were no reports of injuries, police said. “We heard two gunshots, bang bang, and then three ...

City Council to review gatherings

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City Council is expected to amend Mayor Derek Slaughter’s proclamation on outside gatherings and how it follows Gov. Tom Wolf’s recommendations for preventing spread of COVID-19. The latest recommendation follows the office of the governor on gatherings no larger than 250 and ran through ...

Class of 2020 student speakers: ‘We keep dancing’

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High school was hard. I know that may not be an earth-shattering realization to anyone who has experienced it first hand, however, I think it bears repeating. High school was hard. For years we were pushed by our parents, our teachers and by ourselves to be the best that we could be. With ...

Zoning rules for hunting preserves on agenda

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Lycoming County commissioners are expected to act on an amendment at today’s meeting restricting hunting preserves to areas zoned resource protection. Earlier this week, commissioners and the county planning commission publicly discussed the issue including the pros and cons of allowing such ...

No permits needed for city street protests

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Many don’t understand the process of when to apply for a permit in Williamsport, particularly with marches taking place for various reasons this summer. “It’s not necessary if you want a couple of people to gather on the sidewalk and hold a sign and protest any subject to obtain a ...

Unique circumstances make for memorable events

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Graduation, that time when students become alumni and stadiums are filled with students hugging and tearful goodbyes. But this year, there was none of that, except for tears perhaps. There were no hugs, no walking across a stage to the cheers of family and friends, no large gatherings. This ...

Class of 2020 student speakers: ‘We stick together’

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First of all, I would like to thank Bishop Bambera, Mrs. McNamee, Mrs. McPherson and all the rest of the faculty for putting this celebration together. We have an opportunity that other schools do not have and we are so grateful for your efforts in making this celebration possible. To our ...