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Governor Wolf

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I would like to say that I believe Gov. Tom Wolf is doing such a bad job. I think churches should be open. They are essential because they reach people to Christ and share the good news. I believe Democrats like Tom Wolf are trying to take away the rights of Christians. It’s uncool. Tom ...

Civics 101 from PCN

Education

Civics 101, a free service from the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN), is an online educational tool to help Pennsylvania students understand how the state government works. This tool is intended to supplement classroom learning, but can also be a useful tool in the home. The program aims to ...

Cost increases seen for East Third Street Gateway as work continues

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East Third Street Old City Gateway Revitalization Project is costing more than anticipated, according to estimates received this week by City Council’s finance committee. The $25 million revitalization of the areas east of Market Street in and around Lycoming College is expected to attract ...

Council reviews extension on mayor’s COVID-19 rule

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City Council is expected to review Mayor Derek Slaughter’s policy extension tonight that follows recommendations by Gov. Tom Wolf regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Wolf addressed the Lycoming County commissioners’ letter during a Wednesday briefing saying the state evaluated reducing risk ...

Montoursville schools approve preliminary tax hike

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In a 7-2 vote, the Montoursville Area School District passed a preliminary budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, which will raise taxes by $68.27 annually for the average taxpayer in the borough. Voting “no,” were Dale Ulmer and Ronald Snell; Daniel Albert, Susan Beery, Jennifer Marriott, ...

Jersey Shore school district to see slight tax increase

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JERSEY SHORE — Homeowners in the Jersey Shore Area School District will see a slight increase in their real estate taxes for the upcoming year following a unanimous vote by the board. The meeting was livestreamed on the district’s YouTube channel Tuesday night. The rebalanced rate for ...

Grieving for senior memories lost, finding the positive

Education

As we all know, a big change occurred suddenly this year, impacting everyone, but for me personally, I lost my senior year. Not only did I lose my senior year, but I specifically lost the best part of senior year, the Broadway trip, the senior picnic, Senior Skip Day, prom and, most upsetting, ...

Waupaca Foundry to close Lawrenceville plant

Region

WAUPACA, WISCONSIN- Waupaca Foundry announced today it will close its ductile iron foundry in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania in early August 2020. The closure is an alignment of manufacturing operations in the United States and is a result of capacity that exceeds demand in the supply chain. ...

Montoursville goes online to observe Memorial Day

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Although the area’s Memorial Day physical services were canceled, words of gratitude for fallen service members were still heard online through Montoursville’s American Legion Monday. Making the best of the COVID-19 restrictions, the video kept to the order of events usually held at the ...

Veterinarian killed in riding mower accident

Police Fire and Court

JERSEY SHORE — Local veterinarian Dr. Bradford Baker was killed late Monday afternoon when the Kubota Zero-Turn lawn mower he was riding overturned, trapping him under the unit, while he was cutting grass at his home on Torbert Lane, off of Route 44, in Watson Township, according to Jerold ...

County asked for money to help ManorCare patients

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Lycoming County commissioners have been asked to allocate $250,000 toward the possible transfer of patients from a nursing home facility where more than a dozen people have died from the coronavirus. Commissioners took no action on the issue during their meeting Tuesday, but seemed at least ...

Who is cutting hair for politicians?

Letters

Perhaps some of the hardest hit businesses besides the restaurant business when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic are the cosmetology, salon and barber shop businesses. These days I’ve been seeing many men, in particular, walking around in dire need of haircuts. But when it comes to ...

Wellsboro man accused with sexual assault charges

Police Fire and Court

A Tioga County man has been locked up on charges of allegedly engaging in a sexual act with a minor in a vehicle in McIntyre Township one day last summer, according to state Trooper Brian Siebert. The trooper alleges that before the sexual act occurred with the minor, Robert Passmore Jr. ...

State preps short-term budget amid virus uncertainty

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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state government began advancing a temporary, no-new-taxes budget plan Tuesday that maintains current spending levels while budget makers watch to see how badly coronavirus-related shutdowns damage tax collections and whether the federal government sends another aid ...

Stocks rise on Wall Street, but US braces for 100,000 deaths

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NEW YORK — Stocks surged on Wall Street to their highest levels since the business shutdowns took hold in the U.S. over two months ago, climbing on optimism Tuesday about the reopening economy even as the nation’s official death toll from the coronavirus closed in on 100,000, a number ...

Finance committee gives nod for final grant tie ups on Bowman Field

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Bowman Field is closer to getting a digital scoreboard put in for next year’s baseball games following action taken Tuesday by the City Council finance committee. The committee gave a positive recommendation to an application to the Office of Budget for a $600,000 state Redevelopment ...

Commissioners blast Wolf’s COVID-19 plans, county’s status

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Lycoming County commissioners once again expressed frustration over Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan for COVID-19. “I’m frustrated that we are still in yellow phase,” Commissioner Tony Mussare said. “It’s just becoming very frustrating.” Speaking during Tuesday’s commissioners’ meeting, ...

United Way accepting grant applications

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The Lycoming County United Way is accepting applications for Emergency Food and Shelter funds. A total of $143,912 is available in federal funds under the EFSP national board program. These funds aid community agencies with food and shelter needs for their clients. The deadline for ...

East Lycoming School Board approves FMLA policy changes

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HUGHESVILLE — The East Lycoming School Board spoke about graduation plans which include one car of family members, each car spread six feet a part, as well lawn chairs to be outside of the vehicle, to view the screening of the students getting their diplomas that was previously filmed last ...

Jersey Shore to see slight tax increase

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JERSEY SHORE — Homeowners in the Jersey Shore Area School District will see a slight increase in their real estate taxes for the upcoming year following a unanimous vote by the board. The meeting was livestreamed on the district’s YouTube channel Tuesday night. The rebalanced rate for ...