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Multiple people charged with crimes in Lycoming County

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Jersey Shore woman allegedly steals toys from Family Dollar A Jersey Shore woman allegedly used a bag of stolen toys for tots donations to ferry an unpaid item out of the Old Lycoming Family Dollar in November. Phyllis Wettlaufer, 37, of 36 Harer Park Road, Jersey Shore, allegedly entered ...

Group ensures trout populations thrive

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Many organizations each year do projects to ensure wild trout are in abundance in streams, lakes and rivers. Before the opening day of trout season on April 17, members of the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited met for their annual watershed summit. Reducing acid mind drainage by removing ...

Susquehanna Community Bank Donates $1,000 to Firetree Place

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Susquehanna Community Bank recently donated $1,000 to Firetree Place through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. Seen here are Krysia Ziegler, community banking officer, Susquehanna Community Bank,center; presenting a check to Jonaida Williams, facility director, Firetree ...

WASD, other districts to get millions in federal aid from state

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The Williamsport Area School District is expected to receive almost $9 million as part of the $2.2 billion in federal stimulus funds being dedicated by the Wolf administration to help K-12 school districts and charter schools statewide provide much needed financial support during the COVID-19 ...

Autopsy on child allegedly killed by mother completed

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The Lycoming County coroner has completed an autopsy of the 5-month-old child who was allegedly stabbed in the neck by her mother. However, because the investigation into the death of Cailani Faltz is still ongoing, the coroner could not release many details to the public. “The results ...

2 people face charges in Lycoming County

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Snyder County man arraigned for threatening city police, littering A Beavertown man allegedly threw an open container of alcohol across a parking lot before stating he would “[expletive]” a city police officer up Saturday afternoon, city police said. After becoming more and more ...

Food scarce for PA’s owls

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Our birds and animals are having a hard time finding food with a deep snow covering the ground. In Pennsylvania, we have seven species of owls; however, on occasion, during the winter months, an eighth species — the snowy owl — can be found. The owls are having a very hard time finding food ...

Academia, trout anglers have decades of collaboration

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Collegiate researchers including biology students at Lycoming College and Susquehanna University continue to monitor the health of trout and cold water fisheries in tributaries of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. “We really rely on Susquehanna University and Lycoming College staff ...

‘Beloved Community’: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Today’s national holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday serves to remind us of his legacy and the foundational teachings which guided his work as an advocate for legal equality for the African-American community as well as for the underserved in society. Undergirding his work ...

Senator Toomey gives candy to National Guard

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Since 2015, Senator Toomey has been responsible for stocking the infamous candy desk in the Senate. The candy desk is located in the back row of the Republican side, on the aisle and adjacent to the Chamber's most heavily used entrance. The candy desk has been a tradition of the United States ...

Loyalsock lassos Texas Roadhouse

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A Texas Roadhouse restaurant will be built on land where a vacant Ruby Tuesday is located in Loyalsock Township on the Golden Strip. Texas Roadhouse restaurant officials said they are working on final approvals on the closed Ruby Tuesday site on East Third Street. Once the township ...

Community Arts Center begins ‘Closer to Home’ series

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The Community Arts Center is starting the new year welcoming local PA musicians to the Bill Martin stage for their new CLOSER TO HOME series. The artists slated for the series so far include Gabe Stillman on February 27th, Aaron Kelly on March 13th, and Craig Thatcher on March 27th. There will ...

Geisinger surpasses 20,000 vaccines

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DANVILLE — Geisinger’s health system recently administered its 20,000th COVID-19 vaccine. Since mid-December, Geisinger has provided vaccines to health system employees and non-Geisinger health care employees who qualify for the vaccine. Of the 20,000 vaccines Geisinger provided, over ...

Bowman Field video scoreboard bids opened

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City officials opened the bids from four companies seeking to install at video scoreboard at Bowman Field this week. The bids were opened by Jon Sander, city engineer, in a remote meeting. The bids from high to low were from: TSI, $1.2 million; Lundy Construction, $999,000; Daktronics, ...

Airport Authority elects new officers

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The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority elected Frank Pellegrino as its chair for 2021 during the board’s regular monthly meeting Thursday. Pellegrino replaces Christopher Logue, who was elected vice chair. Michael Reed was elected treasurer and Dr. William Martin as ...

PPL building budding readers

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PPL’s Cover to Cover program recently paid a visit to the River Valley Regional YMCA Williamsport Branch Childcare with free books for Pre-K students. Cover to Cover started in 2016 to provide elementary school students with books to help them maintain their reading skills over the summer. ...

United Churches’ 75th anniversary celebration kicks off Sunday

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For 75 years, the United Churches of Lycoming County has been bringing together area churches to serve the community. Sunday marks the beginning of a yearlong celebration of that achievement as they look ahead to the next challenges. The UCLC will kick off the celebration, which is titled ...

Woman accused of killing infant daughter, stabbing ex

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A city woman has been charged in the death of her five-month-old baby girl and alleged stabbing of her estranged boyfriend, both of whom were the infant’s parents, city police said. The deceased girl’s mother, Corrie Shanikah Cowlay-Saunders, 22, of 344 Adams St. has been charged with ...

Something to celebrate: 75 years of service

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For 75 years, the United Churches of Lycoming County has been bringing together area churches to serve the community. Sunday marks the beginning of a yearlong celebration of that achievement as they look ahead to the next challenges. The UCLC will kick off the celebration, which is titled ...