×

News

Disappointed

Letters

Representative Fred Keller has so far been doing an exceptional job so far, with constituent outreach, a strong and sincere interest in keeping Pennsylvanians in his district informed, and seems to be working hard in Congress on issues of interest to residents of this district. I was ...

Accidental death reported at World’s End State Park

Top News

There was a report of an accidental death at World’s End State Park, in Forksville Township, at about 8 a.m. Sunday. State Trooper Weaver, working out of Laporte, received the call and is investigating the death at the park. According to a public release, it was a hiker, 17, of Philadelphia, ...

Collapse of Berlin Wall signaled end to the Cold War

Top News

Perhaps no event symbolizes the end of the Cold War more significantly than that of the collapse of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago. On Nov. 9, 1989, a tidal wave of East Germans poured across the West Berlin border separating them from their West German neighbors when travel restrictions ...

Cold temperatures with a little snow expected this week

Top News

Colder temperatures will bring a bit of snow to the area this week, according to Charles Ross, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, in State College. Although the weather this week isn’t abnormal for November, the temperatures are. This week will be colder with temperatures in ...

Aging US dams pose risk to thousands of Americans

Top News

On a cold morning last March, Kenny Angel got a frantic knock on his door. Two workers from a utility company in northern Nebraska had come with a stark warning: Get out of your house. Water was coming over the top of a nearby hydroelectric dam, they told him before fleeing in their ...

An Over The Edge thank you!

Letters

On Oct. 26, the YWCA Northcentral PA, River Valley Regional YMCA and Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation brought our community together in an over-the-top kind of way. And to all those who made it possible, we could not be more thankful. After a year of planning, nearly 60 ...

Jersey Shore Hospital hosts dinner to honor veterans

Region

JERSEY SHORE — Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital hosted its inaugural Veterans Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday evening. Hosting 97 people, hospital leadership served veterans and their families a roast beef dinner, complete with mashed potatoes, vegetables and pie. Veterans from Lycoming and ...

Local massage parlor received with ‘overwhelming’ support

Business

The owner of a recently opened Montoursville massage parlor said the response has been “overwhelming” in filling a community niche. “It’s been crazy,” said Whitney Kline, owner of Whitney’s Therapeutic Massage. “All my clients are just thrilled. They love it, and then I have a ...

Council to form ad-hoc committee on City Hall

Top News

“You would not believe the amount of work this building really needs.” That’s what Adam Winder, general manager of city streets and parks department, told City Council Thursday night. The council has been provided with an estimate of $2 million worth of work needed to bring the ...

Impeachment Impact

Letters

The impact of the impeachment proceedings on the 2020 election will be determined by two groups of voters: 1. The people who didn’t vote for Clinton in 2016 because she wasn’t Bernie Sanders. 2. The people who didn’t bother to vote because they were sure Clinton would win. The best ...

Bellefonte mulls body cameras for cops

Region

BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Borough Police Department is one step closer to getting body cams. At this week’s Bellefonte Borough Council meeting, members of council heard from Police Sgt. Jason Brower, who talked about the body cams. The borough is one of the few police departments in ...

Woolrich buildings purchased

Business

WOOLRICH — When Woolrich Inc. announced it was selling its buildings, the news was like a shot in the arm for local businessman Bobby Maguire. That announcement was made in January, and by August Maguire had purchased five buildings and is fervently looking to lease or sell them. He’s ...

Federal funding for project approved for 46th year

Top News

City Council adopted an ordinance for the 46th year for the 2020 Community Development budget amounting to $1.3 million. Money from the Housing and Urban Development provides housing assistance, rental rehabilitation and street reconstruction for the city. It is also used to help ...

So who are we?

Letters

I have frequently asked MAGAs what time in American History they see as “great” such that some journey backward to the past renders us great again. So were we great during the days of the Jim Crow South when African-Americans and Caucasians could not drink from the same water fountain or ...

Police officers plan ‘Operation Christmas’

Region

AVIS — The Pine Creek Township Police Department will be accepting families for their “Operation Christmas” program, a help fund designed to provide Christmas gifts to families in need in the Avis Borough, Dunnstable Township, Wayne Township and Pine Creek Township areas. Residents of ...

Televised drug advertisements

Letters

Here in America (or New Zealand, one of only two countries that allow this), it’s impossible to sit down and watch a new episode of your favorite TV show without seeing at least one ad for a new drug for sale. Direct to consumer advertising of prescription drugs increases demand for drugs ...

Ice cube experiment

Letters

A glass filled with ice cubes and water will not overflow as the ice melts but will not change even a tiny bit. This is true. However, fill a glass with water to the top and drop in an ice cube. Surprise, it overflows. This is what happens when ice from a glacier resting on land slides into ...

Man elected Mifflin County coroner — against his wishes

Region

LEWISTOWN — Alan R. Sunderland may be the first candidate to ever win an election despite not wanting to. Sunderland was elected Mifflin County Coroner Tuesday, according to unofficial election results, defeating longtime incumbent Daniel P. Lynch, who was on the ballot as an independent ...

Laughable

Letters

The Sunday letters had some very thoughtful and insightful letters but two of the letters made me laugh out loud. One letter suggests that Hillary Clinton will run again. Are the Trump supporters so desperate that they are willing Hillary to run again against Trump? Democrats have more than ...