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Restaurants examine ‘fine print’ of Gov. Wolf’s dining rules

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Some restaurant owners and managers said they are working through the logistics of outdoor dine-in eating, while others are evaluating if the move will be economical. Starting June 5, restaurants operating in yellow-phase counties will be allowed to provide outdoor dine-in services, Gov. Tom ...

Woman arrested after highway chase

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Shaniece Alexandria Wilson, 26, of 6155 Lycoming Creek Road, was arrested and jailed on $100,000 bail on May 27 after allegedly driving 110 miles per hour, fleeing from police personnel in a chase on Interstate 180. Wilson, who was first seen driving 70 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone coming ...

Waupaca Foundry to close Lawrenceville location

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LAWRENCEVILLE— The Waupaca Foundry will be closing its Lawrenceville iron foundry in early August, according to a news release. The closure of the plant will including 150 hourly and 50 salaried positions being eliminated and a major loss of job opportunity in Tioga County. “I hate to ...

Firefighters respond to 3 fires in the city

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Damage was under $1,000 in a porch fire that broke out at the rear of 2135 W. Third St. about 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, city fire officials said. The fire, which was discovered by a neighbor, was quickly extinguished by firefighters before it could spread to the interior of the home, officials ...

Secrecy around rep’s COVID-19 illness angers state legislators

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HARRISBURG — A bitter partisan fight over a Pennsylvania lawmaker’s decision to wait a week before disclosing his COVID-19 diagnosis spread to the House floor Thursday, and the state attorney general declined to investigate. A day after Republican Rep. Andrew Lewis’ announcement through ...

Lawmakers address budget; spending plan goes to Wolf

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Local lawmakers who helped pass a five-month $25.8 billion budget this week noted that it maintains present spending levels while keeping a close watch on revenue numbers during COVID-19. “I think the big takeaway is we won’t know real revenue figures until about November,” state Rep. ...

Area business owner will lend a hand in patient transfers

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Liberty Group CEO Dan Klingerman said he is definitely on board to help assist in the plan to transfer patients from a nursing home where the coronavirus has infected patients and personnel. “We were made aware of the difficult position families are put in when determining what options are ...

School board talks graduation plans

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HUGHESVILLE — The East Lycoming School Board unanimously approved the list of graduating seniors in a Zoom conference meeting on Tuesday. The board also spoke about graduation plans which include one car of family members, each car spread six feet a part, to view the screening of the students ...

Lycoming County Commissioners discuss recycling

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Lycoming County has maintained five drop-off sites for recycling in recent weeks and will continue to do so until further notice. Jason Yorks, Resource Management Services director, told commissioners Tuesday that the county is not expected to go back to normal recycling until sometime after ...

Route 220 Safety Improvement Project will continue next week

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Those who are planning on traveling on Route 220 in Woodward and Piatt townships should plan on being alert as the Route 220 Safety Improvement Project will continue during off-peak hours. The work will include guiderail removal, shoulder widening, sewer relocation, overhead utility ...

Retaining wall project to start in Morris Township

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A Route 414 retaining wall project in Morris Township, Tioga County is set to begin on Friday, May 29. This project will be located at the intersection of Wilson Hill Road and will continue north for 0.58 miles towards Morris according to a PennDOT release. Utility relocation will begin and ...

Loan approved for sewer line extension

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Lycoming County commissioners Tuesday approved a $1.5 million loan to fund sewer line work in Clinton Township. The low-interest loan allows the West Branch Regional Authority to extend the line along the Route 15 corridor. “Our loaning them the money will speed up the process,” ...

Churches mull best approach to reopening

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With the recent move from the red phase to the yellow phase established by Gov. Tom Wolf, some churches have taken the first step to reopening, while most have taken a more cautious approach and are waiting to see what happens next. For congregants at First United Methodist, there have been a ...

Lycoming College Class of 2020 celebrates with virtual conferral

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In the first celebration of the Class of 2020, Lycoming College conferred the degrees of approximately 260 graduating seniors in a virtual ceremony on May 16. The ceremony began as Kent Trachte, president of Lycoming College, offered some reflections on the experiences of the Class of 2020, ...

Lawmaker: Strengthen religious freedom during emergencies

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Springing from what he believed were confusing and vague orders from Governor Tom Wolf on whether churches could meet for corporate worship during the shutdown and reopening of the state, Rep. Clive Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) sponsored a bill to clarify religious freedoms guaranteed by ...

More taxes? No!

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In response to the letter “Our Deficit” in the April 26 paper, I agree with the writer that our national debt is out of control and steps need to be taken in order to address what could end up being the greatest threat to our national security. However, I disagree that raising taxes is ...

ManorCare: Moving patients would be ‘irresponsible’

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JERSEY SHORE — Moving patients from the skilled nursing care facility in Jersey Shore into a hotel environment would be “irresponsible,” according to Julie Beckert, assistant vice president HCR ManorCare in Toledo, Ohio. Beckert said ManorCare officials are “extremely disappointed ...

County students place in top 10 in essay contest

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Three Lycoming County high school students earned honorable mention certificates in this year’s Days of Remembrance essay contest. Students from high schools throughout Lycoming, Union, Northumberland, Columbia and Snyder counties researched and wrote essays on the Holocaust. Local students ...