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Autumn weather returns after record-setting high temps

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Following a spate of Indian summer, this week will bring near-normal thermometer readings with perhaps some rain. The National Weather Service is calling for a good possibility of drizzle or light rain today with a high of 58 degrees. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy. Precipitation ...

Geisinger to host drive-through appreciation dinners for vets

Health

JERSEY SHORE — To thank local veterans for their service to our country, Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital will host a drive-through Veterans Appreciation dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, according to a recent press release. The dinner for U.S. military veterans is provided by ...

Column: When it comes to thyroid cancer, check your neck

Health

This summer, a Florida television reporter was diagnosed with cancer after a concerned viewer saw a lump on her neck and alerted her that it could be a tumor. The viewer immediately emailed her to tell her to get it checked out by a doctor. It turned out to be thyroid cancer. This reporter is ...

Local councils, boards begin return to in-person meetings

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From Williamsport City Council to rural school boards, officials are trying to balance the public’s right to address local government with concerns for public safety and the need for social distancing. Locally, the Williamsport Area School District just returned to in-person board meetings ...

Handling grief in the midst of a pandemic

Health

During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, what were considered norms have been pushed aside in order to cope with the situation. Rituals and traditions have been changed to accommodate the “new normal.” Having to delay those ways in which people mourn the loss of a loved one until some ...

SEDA-COG welcomes new staff member

Business

SEDA-Council of Governments welcomed new staff in October. Denise Feese joined SEDA-COG’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center as a program analyst on Oct. 5. She has experience in administrative, customer service, sales, marketing, accounting, purchasing, inventory control, and ...

Divided reactions in US as pope backs same-sex civil unions

Religion

LGBTQ Catholics and their allies in the U.S. welcomed Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions, the first time he’s done so as pontiff, while some prominent members including a bishop said Wednesday that he was blatantly contradicting church teaching. Bishop Thomas Tobin of ...

State House candidates share thoughts on property taxes

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Each week, the Sun-Gazette talks to candidates for public office on topics impacting voters. This week, a question was posed to candidates for state House and Senate seats. The candidates are Airneezer Page, Democrat, and Jeff Wheeland, Republican, 83rd House; Amanda Waldman, Democrat, and Joe ...

Delivery driver shot on First Avenue Friday night

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A delivery driver was reportedly shot in the shoulder in front of 688 First Ave. about 11:45 p.m. Friday, Williamsport police told the Sun-Gazette. The delivery driver told Williamsport police that multiple suspects, wearing dark clothing and dark hoodies, attempted to rob him and shot him ...

Footsteps to Follow: God is with us through it all

Religion

Recently, while traveling in the northern rural area of our state, I happened upon a bear. It appeared to me that he/she may have slipped down an embankment, landing alongside the road. The bear was obviously in a stressed, fearful state, clamoring and clawing its way with a strong desire to ...

Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

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BOISE, Idaho — The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge. The impact is being felt in every section ...

Older workers face higher unemployment amid COVID

Business

AP Personal Finance Writer For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than their midcareer counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday by the New School university in New York City. The pandemic has wreaked havoc on employment for people of all ...

City approves recycling purchases

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City Council gave the streets and parks department permission Thursday to buy a leaf vacuum machine costing about $47,000 through use of a state recycling grant approved in February by council. The recycling equipment will be purchased by using a $200,000 grant the city was awarded from the ...

East Lycoming school staff member tests positive for COVID-19

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East Lycoming School District Superintendent Michael Pawlik notified families in the district that a staff member at Ashkar Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. Pawlik's letter to families Friday said the state Department of Health was notified and officials with the department ...

UPMC cardiology provider offers services in Muncy, Lewisburg

Health

UPMC welcomes Darcie Desiderio, DNP, to team of skilled cardiology providers in the Susquehanna region. She will see patients at UPMC Muncy and UPMC Specialty Care in Lewisburg. Desiderio, a nurse practitioner, received her doctor of nursing practice degree from Case Western Reserve ...

Geisinger addresses Blackbaud data security incident

Health

Geisinger is notifying patients of a data security incident that occurred at a third-party vendor, Blackbaud Inc., according to a recent press release. Blackbaud provides cloud-based data solutions to nonprofits, foundations and other social good organizations nationwide, including the ...

Man jailed on robbery, assault charges

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MUNCY — After her husband allegedly had already tried to strangle her twice, Emily Bean quickly made her way to her car, borough police allege in an affidavit. As she pulled away from the couple’s home at 104 N. Market St., the woman saw her husband, Jesse Bean, charge towards her vehicle ...