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Special open enrollment period for health care coverage now open

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TIOGA COUNTY — To help expand health care coverage for Americans, the healthcare marketplace has re-opened for a special open enrollment period through May 15. This includes the Pennsylvania state health care exchange Pennie.com, which aims to improve affordable health coverage for ...

Planners approve land development plan

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The Lycoming County Planning Commission gave approval with conditions for a land development plan by LBM Properties in Muncy Township Plans call for building an addition onto the north side of the former Gander Mountain building near the Lycoming Mall to accommodate office space and an ...

Wrapping on bus a rolling salute to military

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The latest is a compressed natural gas bus wrapped in military appreciation decor. It depicts a soldier defending U.S. interests, an American bald eagle and insignias of the five branches of the armed forces. On it, too, are names of River Valley Transit employees or their families who ...

Montgomery man arraigned for child porn charges

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Once something is on the internet, it will remain there forever. Wayne Croll, 44, of 16 Heilman St., Montgomery, found that out when he was charged for possessing child pornography after Facebook and Yahoo allegedly flagged several of his uploads. Croll allegedly admitted to using the fake ...

Activist groups: Fair legislative districts needed

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Legislative districts in many cases appear on the state map as crazy-quilt, hodge-podge patches thanks to political gamesmanship used to come up with their boundaries. Draw the Lines Pa., a non-partisan, non-profit group looking to bring fairer representation to residents across the state, ...

Fire crews battle blaze in Rauchtown

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RAUCHTOWN — Volunteer firefighters from Lycoming and Clinton counties were battling a house fire on Rauchtown Road (Route 880) that was reported about 11 a.m. Thursday morning. It was initially reported that someone was possibly trapped in the burning home at 3297 Rauchtown Road, but ...

Lycoming College moves to remote learning

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Because of a recent cluster of COVID-19 cases, Lycoming College decided to move to remote learning earlier this week and will remain through the end of this week, according to an announcement on the college’s website. The college’s COVID-19 dashboard posted 23 active cases as of Feb. ...

Incumbent councilman seeks Democratic nomination

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An incumbent Williamsport City Councilman seeks the Democratic nomination in the May 18 primary election. Dave Banks, 37, of 1306 Hepburn St. filled the vacancy left by former Councilman Derek Slaughter. Slaughter ran a successful campaign to become mayor and took the oath of office in ...

East Lycoming School District eyes potential tax increase

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HUGHESVILLE — Although it’s still in the preliminary stages, the budget figures for the East Lycoming School District revealed a possible .58 increase in the real estate millage for the 2021-22 fiscal year. With this increase, the district’s millage would be increased from 14.38 to ...

Williamsport Parking Authority struggles for revenue due to pandemic

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Williamsport Parking Authority needs to see a return of individuals shopping, dining and going to entertainment downtown. “We need people back into downtown,” said Tony Nardi, a member of the authority board which met Wednesday night. The COVID-19 pandemic and a brutal winter with ...

Library sees almost 50% decrease for in-person visits this year

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In-person visits to the library are still running below what they were for the month of January last year, Barbara S. McGary, executive director of the James V. Brown Library reported to the library’ Board of Trustees at their meeting Thursday. This year, the library totaled 4,120 ...

Honor roll

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Loyalsock Township High School High Honor Roll 9th Grade — Alexia Anthony, Logan Bastian, Nathan Bauman, Emma Belcher, Kinjal Bhagat, Maria Blas, Josh Bomboy, Natalie Bower, William Burdett, Ryan Cao, Emily Clark, Molly Clune, Chase Cowden, Dante Cruz, Isabella Dadzie, Ava Damiano, Karlynn ...

Mistakes mean state faces shortage of vaccines

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Pennsylvania is facing a temporary shortage of booster shots of the Moderna vaccine because providers inadvertently used them as first doses. The error could mean more than 100,000 people will need appointments rescheduled, state health officials said Wednesday. About 30,000 to 60,000 ...

Officials happy with plant’s plan to rehire employees

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The decision by Shop Vac to close its Williamsport plant last year left local officials glum at the prospect of losing hundred of jobs from the local economy. The eventual purchase of the plant by GreatStar Tools USA brought hope, but the situation has become even brighter with the news that ...

Tioga County plant to reopen under new ownership

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Easton-based Victaulic, a manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining and flow control systems, has purchased the former Waupaca plant in Lawrenceville, according to a news release from the company. The facility, including two foundry molding lines, will also enable Victaulic to produce larger ...

City’s accessibility for disabled community gains momentum

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Landmark developments are happening in terms of Williamsport’s accessibility to the disabled community. It begins with the first ever Accessibility Commission, which is a body under development, and which will hold an initial meeting at 3 p.m. Feb. 25, a city official involved said. City ...

14 Williamsport residential properties identified as blighted

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The city Blighted Property Review Committee, along with codes leadership, identified 14 residential properties whose owners have been sent notices their properties are considered to be blighted and need attention. Eight vacant commercial buildings also were noted. Committee members Patrick ...