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Wolf talks plans to create need-based scholarship

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LOCK HAVEN — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf visited Lock Haven University on Wednesday, kicking off a tour of 14 state-owned universities. The tour is designed to discuss his proposal to help thousands of low- and middle-class students afford their dream of getting a college education. The ...

‘It’s my calling’

Education

MUNCY — If positivity ruled the world, Elizabeth McClure, a sixth grade math and science teacher at Ward L. Myers Elementary School, would be its queen, in the best way possible. Walking into her room, what catches your eye, amidst the science posters, are words of encouragement. Sayings ...

Gov. Wolf to cut horse racing funds for education

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LOCK HAVEN — Gov. Tom Wolf has an idea. Now he needs the funding. On Wednesday, Wolf unveiled the Nellie Bly Scholarship Program, which will provide Pennsylvania students with roughly $204 million in need-based scholarships. To fund it, Wolf has proposed repurposing The Horse Racing ...

To our elected officials

Letters

There are a lot of ways to make money. If you are already an elected representative or senator in Washington, you’ve figured that out and you are all set. You will not have to worry about where you can live or where your next meal will come from. You are even able to send all your kids to ...

Neumann teachers training to bring faith and reason to science class

Education

On the relationship of faith and reason Pope John Paul II wrote in his 1998 encyclical, “Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to contemplate truth.” Saint John Neumann Regional Academy teachers will continue to build their STEM teaching skills by working ...

Defense presents witnesses on day 3 of trial

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The defense for Joseph Sentore Coleman Jr. rested their case Wednesday with witnesses who contradicted previous statements by the prosecution’s witnesses. Both sides of the aisle are expected to make their closing statements today, before the jury is let out to deliberate the verdict in the ...

Handicapped drivers

Letters

I’m addressing the people who drive down the streets unaware of anything around them. My daughter pointed out that other people and I drive in the streets! Well, I know why I drive in the street, because of the horrible sidewalks. People who can walk and own the properties don’t fix the ...

Muncy Township OKs Geisinger expansion project

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MUNCY — The Muncy Township supervisors unanimously approved the Geisinger three-story addition “Healthplex” Wednesday after a positive recommendation for approval from the Planning Commission. This expansion, set to break ground in late April or early May depending on weather, is said ...

Chicken Little strikes again

Letters

I see by a recent paper that a distinguished professor in South Florida predicts that sea levels could rise by “as much as 30 feet” by the end of this century. In other words, California on the West Coast and Washington, D.C. on the East Coast would disappear. Which raises the question: ...

Fish and Boat commission talks fishing concerns

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“Stock and wild trout ... Pennsylvania has it all.” That’s what Timothy Schaeffer, executive director of the state Fish and Boat Commission, told Trout Unlimited Wednesday night on a visit to the group’s meeting at Covenant Central Presbyterian Church. Schaffer wanted to allow ...

Loyalsock schools to consider refinancing bond

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Seeking to refinance a 2014 issue bond, the Loyalsock Township School Board approved a motion which authorizes Audrey Bear, Piper Jaffrey & Co. to begin the process which offers an opportunity to refinance, not an obligation to do so. A representative of the group told the board that ...

Hughesville Borough reviews bids for Broad Street project

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HUGHESVILLE — Borough council members reviewed bids for a resurfacing project on a section of Broad Street from Cemetery to Water streets and discussed a “safe zone” exchange site Monday night. Council unanimously accepted a $291,817 bid by HRI Inc. The project is slated to begin in ...

Old Lycoming assigns Council of Governments representative

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The Old Lycoming Township supervisors unanimously voted to assign Mathew Aikey, township manager, as the township’s representative to the Central Keystone Council of Governments Tuesday evening. Supervisors also assigned a township engineer, township solicitor and alternate solicitor, as ...

Wellsboro business awarded $50,000 grant to expand

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A creamery in Wellsboro was awarded a $50,000 state grant to expand its retail business in an effort to help dairy farms keep their profession in the area, said Rep. Clint Owlett, R-Wellsboro. The Main Street Creamery, at 17 Main St., said they plan to create a wholesale operation to sell ...

Two injured in separate crashes

Police Fire and Court

Lester McStay, 66, of Williamsport, was treated at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center for injuries he suffered when his car and another driven by Brian Beattie, of Montoursville, collided at East Third Street and Northway Road in Loyalsock Township about 5:30 a.m. Monday, state police ...

Day 2 of trial goes through forensic evidence

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Accomplices who said they aided in a 2016 drug-related murder along Park Avenue testified Tuesday on the second day of a homicide trial. Joseph Sentore Coleman Jr., 38, allegedly robbed and murdered Christopher Wilkins on Aug. 30, 2016, at 505 Park Ave. Already serving two consecutive ...

What do they do with the money?

Letters

This regards Sunday’s story on the Uptown Music Collective’s sell-out show at the Community Arts Center. The Collective puts on an awful lot of ticketed shows (not all sell outs), they receive donations, corporate funding, tuitions and whatever other funding they may ...

17 charged in Lycoming County

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Seventeen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Convicted sex offender Cody Berger, 25,; city police; two counts of failure to register with the state police when he left a home ...

Mayor keeps public, City Council in loop

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Mayor Derek Slaughter spent his initial month in office getting used to his new job. He’s also tackling the city finances, and keeping City Council and the citizenry informed about administrative changes and policy proposals. Slaughter serves as chief executive officer of the city and ...

Comms mull adding security at court sites

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Lycoming County commissioners discussed the possibility of beefing up security in courtrooms during their meeting Tuesday. District judge offices located across the county are particularly vulnerable to violent acts, they noted. However, all courtrooms, including those in the courthouse, ...