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Faith Matters: Wanting the best for each other

Religion

Since I was a child going off to school, my parents sent me on my way with the instruction, “Do your best!” You probably heard something similar. It was good advice. They probably had school work most in mind, wanting me to focus my attention on what was being taught. They also ...

Trump, Biden pay tribute at Shanksville

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President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden marked the 19th anniversary of 9/11 by visiting the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Somerset County. The field, now hallowed ground, is the site where 40 passengers and crew members lost their lives fighting ...

Evangelical Community Hospital awards its latest DAISY honor

Health

Angela Cassel, CNM, OB/GYN of Evangelical, was surrounded by her coworkers, as well as hospital and nursing leadership, as she was presented with the DAISY Award. She was nominated by her colleague Louann Benfer, LPN. In the nomination, Benfer stated, “Angela’s greatest gifts to our ...

JSASD adjusts plans for spectators

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The Jersey Shore Area School Board approved an amended extracurricular health and safety plan aimed at determining the number of spectators allowed to attend outdoor sports, particularly football, which is held in a stadium. Under the plan approved at a special virtual meeting Thursday, the ...

Geisinger recognized as top telehealth network

Health

Geisinger was recognized as a top telehealth network in the United States at the recent Telehealth Innovation Forum, hosted by Teladoc Health. Geisinger was named one of four “Top Telehealth Innovators and Leaders,” earning the designation as the number-one national telehealth network for ...

Fire forces UPMC Lock Haven Hospital evacuation

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LOCK HAVEN – UPMC Lock Haven Hospital on Cree Drive was evacuated Thursday night, with patients taken to a safe area after fire broke out in the boiler room about 9 p.m. A hospital spokesman said maintenance crews were working at the boiler room earlier today sealing an old passageway, but ...

‘Fast’ Eddie Fisher to appear today at Taber

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“Fast” Eddie Fisher, a leading road racer in the motorcycle world, will appear from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Taber Museum on West Fourth Street. Fisher’s appearance has been arranged in conjunction with the ongoing vintage motorcycle exhibit. Born in 1925, Fisher’s first motorcycle ...

Airport officials discuss service options

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Williamsport Regional Airport officials are discussing possibilities for securing airline service for the local area beyond 2020. Airport Executive Director Richard Howell asked members of the Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority at their meeting Thursday to perhaps consider holding ...

County prison inmate numbers increase

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Inmate numbers in the Lycoming County Prison system showed a slight increase between the months of July and August. Warden Brad Shoemaker reported to the prison board Friday that average daily numbers for male inmates rose from 175 to 184.74 between the two months for both the prison and the ...

City tax filings to be more easy and efficient

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City Council approved an administration request Thursday that makes it easier on companies filing local services tax to do it by enabling an online format with the city treasurer and tax collector. Council approved the concept of Nicholas Grimes, city treasurer and tax collector, to hire York ...

Rebel 9/11 riders prepare to hit the highways

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Patriots riding on motorcycles and other vehicles will hit the road tonight at 6 p.m. on Lycoming County highways in remembrance of 9/11/2001. The annual Lycoming County Memorial Commission 42-mile ride that has brought out 10,000 cyclists and hundreds of fans cheering them on and waving ...

In a year of social distancing, virus alters Sept. 11, too

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NEW YORK (AP) — In a year when the coronavirus pandemic has reshaped countless American rituals, even the commemoration of 9/11 could not escape unchanged. The 19th anniversary of the terror attacks will be marked by dueling ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza and a corner near the ...

In a year of social distancing, virus alters Sept. 11, too

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NEW YORK — In a year when the coronavirus pandemic has reshaped countless American rituals, even the commemoration of 9/11 could not escape unchanged. The 19th anniversary of the terror attacks will be marked by dueling ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza and a corner near the World ...

Schools tackle spectator restrictions

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With sports events resuming at area schools, districts are faced with the dilemma of how to adhere to the limits on capacities set by the Wolf administration and still allow some spectators at events. As of Thursday, 250 people are allowed to attend outdoor events and 25 for indoor sports. ...

Lycoming County Commissioners act on employee pension needs

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Lycoming County commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to pay a big chunk of the county employee pension obligation for this year. The $1 million payment will take care of just over half of the amount needed to satisfy the retirement fund for 2020. That leaves $945,444 that will be paid ...

School board approves plan for outdoor events

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The Loyalsock Township School Board unanimously approved a plan to allow 250 persons at outdoor events such as football games. This action was based on current guidance set by the Wolf administration. The vote came after over an hour of discussion with the board and members of the athletic ...

City officials clarify management of Hiawatha, political signs

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A political banner prominently displayed Sunday on the Hiawatha riverboat was placed there by the individual who chartered the cruise, not the nonprofit organization that manages the tourist attraction, said city officials. “I had no idea there would be a banner,” said Todd Wright, ...

Officials begin to plan for trick-or-treating

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Halloween has become a bit trickier this year with COVID-19 but there are some communities moving ahead despite the pandemic. In Loyalsock Township, supervisors this week voted in favor of holding trick-or-treat from 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 31, said Bill Burdett, township manager. In Montgomery, ...