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Health official: Area sees spike in virus cases

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A roundtable discussion with U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer and UPMC Susquehanna medical staff Tuesday revealed a disturbing trend in the COVID-19 pandemic. A “bit of a spike” in cases in the past two weeks was revealed to Keller by Dr. Rutul Dalal, chief of infectious disease UPMC ...

PNC Bank is community oriented

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PNC Bank, located both on West Fourth Street and inside the Giant store on East Third Street, is heavily involved in the Williamsport community and not just by their depository, lending, wealth management, investment and financial planning services. “Many of our employees who work in the ...

Nearly half of new infections cases are in just 5 states

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Nearly half of new coronavirus infections nationwide are in just five states — a situation that is putting pressure on the federal government to consider changing how it distributes vaccines by sending more doses to hot spots. New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey ...

Montoursville Borough Council gives water bill payment reprieve

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Montoursville Borough Council agreed to give residents and businesses who haven’t paid their water bills another chance to avoid utility shutoffs. More than 40 bills are reportedly in arrears since the onset of COVID-19 more than a year ago, but customers can now pay their bills in three ...

AFSCME: Jobs saved at Lock Haven University

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LOCK HAVEN — Amid the fight against integration proposed by Chancellor Dan Greenstein, it appears Lock Haven University has achieved a significant victory. The outcries involving the integration have been left with positivity relative to the former threat of outsourcing of staff jobs. ...

County approves loan for golf cart purchase

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Lycoming County Commissioners voted 3-0 to approve the loan agreement for the purchase of golf carts for the White Deer Golf Complex. The fleet of carts, to replace aging and worn-out carts, will cost $41,525, a savings of more than $60,000 from the original cost. The county loan is to be ...

Lloyd Street blaze leaves six homeless

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Amber Faivre and a friend only had about another 10 feet to go to reach the front door. The two women were carrying a smoldering mattress from Faivre’s second floor to the first, trying to get it outside when it suddenly erupted into flames at 621 Lloyd St. about 9:30 a.m. Monday. As ...

Listen now for the frogs

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Diary entry for March 29, 2021: “Drove to Farmer’s Valley and stopped several times, hoping to hear wood frogs.” Although the temperatures have been low at night, our days are sunny, and I thought perhaps the wood frogs might have begun their mating rituals. The wood frog’s breeding ...

What lasting effects will the virus have on our society?

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Will we ever go back to who we were before the pandemic? With eight out of 10 COVID-19 deaths in the United States in people over the age of 65, there is more than a devastating loss of life, there is also a loss of family history that the older population carried with them, something that ...

Pennsylvania deer harvest up again during 2020-2021 seasons

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Pennsylvania hunters followed up the 2019-20 hunting season’s highest overall deer harvest in 15 years by topping it when they took an estimated 435,180 deer in the 2020-21 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported Monday. The 2020-21 estimated ...

Route 15 crash sends four to trauma center

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ALLENWOOD — Four people were injured — at least one seriously — in a violent two-car crash on Route 15 early Saturday morning, state police confirmed Monday night. A northbound vehicle driven by Chicarje Barkholz, 29, of Muncy, crossed the center line and traveled into the southbound ...

Lawmakers: Nursing home care reform is needed

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Efforts to reform nursing home care have drawn the attention of lawmakers at both the state and federal levels. U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Zionsville, and Robert Casey, D-Scranton, have joined in a bipartisan effort to enhance accountability among the nation’s poorest performing nursing ...

DuBoistown looks toward website launch

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DuBoistown Borough Council held its monthly meeting to discuss several smaller agenda items last Thursday. Borough Manager Ann Baker announced the borough’s website will launch April 24. However, residents can visit the borough’s Facebook page under “DuBoistown PA Borough” in the ...

Elimsport teen promotes knowledge about dairy and agriculture

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Though this year did not go as planned for county and state Dairy Princesses with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Katelyn Taylor, a 17-year-old from Elimsport, has made it her mission to continue to educate the public about dairy farming and agriculture. “Overall I feel like this year has ...

Multiple people face charges in Lycoming County

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Three motorists charged with DUI Quaydee Blackwell, 28, of Bloomsburg, has been charged by state police with DUI and careless driving on Interstate 180 in Montoursville about 5:20 p.m. on Jan. 23. Police alleged in court records that he was under the influence of a drug or a combination of ...

Mansfield University president speaks on PASSHE integration plan

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MANSFIELD — When the proposed integration of Mansfield University and two other area schools is completed, opportunities for students should expand without the loss of what makes each institution unique, according to Dr. Charles Patterson, Mansfield’s president. “University integration ...