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Township Supervisors approve 4 new positions at local pool

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The Loyalsock Township Supervisors unanimously approved four new positions at the community pool on Northway Road on Tuesday. The positions are three lifeguard positions and one assistant swim team coach position for the remainder of the swim team season. Carter Hall, Jack Beattie and Talia ...

City program to teach homeland security skills

Education

Students will have a unique opportunity beginning in the fall at Williamsport Area High School to learn life-saving technical skills in the new homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services program. The program will prepare individuals to apply technical ...

Athletes recognized by UPMC Susquehanna

Education

UPMC Susquehanna Sports Medicine recently recognized and celebrated student athletes from 18 partnering school districts at the 2019 Champions Cup and Student Athletic Perseverance Awards. Student athletes, their family members, and school representatives were invited to attend. “Our team is ...

Dean of sciences, humanities and visual communications named

Education

Pennsylvania College of Technology has appointed Sue Kelley dean of the School of Sciences, Humanities and Visual Communications. Kelley, who has more than 20 years’ experience in higher education, comes to Penn College from Lycoming College, where she has been employed since 1999, serving ...

Evangelical holds healthcare internships for area’s high schools

Education

Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg is taking proactive steps to prepare students interested in healthcare to meet the future demand through a unique program that allows them to experience many aspects of care. Each year, the Hospital’s High School Summer Internship Program ...

Lycoming County Fair starts Thursday

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Hard work for many will pay off Thursday, the opening day of the Lycoming County Fair. The event is rich in tradition and family fun, said officials. This 149th annual fair is expected to have 150 to 175 outside vendors with 50 more inside, and even more commercial representatives, around ...

Few new details emerge in case concerning legs

Police Fire and Court

A recent update from Pennsylvania State Police denotes the woman whose legs were found along the north shore (city side) of the Susquehanna River on May 11 was white and was believed to be to 5 feet 6 inches tall. Police said the victim’s race and height were determined following an ...

Fourth person arrested in 2016 city homicide case

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A fourth person turned himself in to face felony charges for his alleged involvement in the shooting death of Christopher Wilkins three years ago, city police confirmed. Jamal Brown, 40, of 856 Memorial Ave. surrendered Tuesday morning and was arraigned before District Judge Allen P. Page ...

Sting leads to suspected drug money seizure

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Following the arrests last week of a man and his girlfriend on drug charges, members of the Lycoming County Narcotics Enforcement Unit discovered an estimated $250,000 worth of marijuana at the couple’s South Williamsport home. Also found in the house at 1723 W. Southern Ave. on July 3 was ...

Federal police lawsuit dismissed

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A city police lieutenant’s federal lawsuit against the department and former police administration has been dismissed and a settlement is to be reached in 60 days, according to U.S. Middle District court papers. U.S. Middle District Judge Malachy E. Mannion dismissed all claims asserted by ...

Proposals are a joke

Letters

The proposals by Gov. Wolf to tax municipalities for state police help and his big proposal for taxing our area’s gas are a joke, in my opinion. We need the state police, but just on Route 220 that runs through Towanda, New Albany, Dushore, Laporte. Troopers make $100,000 on speeders. None of ...

Proposal to fund voting machines criticized

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Gov. Tom Wolf’s announced proposal Tuesday to borrow funds from the Pennsylvania Economic Financing Authority to pay for voting machines has drawn fire from local lawmakers. State Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, said, “The governor does not have the authority to unilaterally decertify and ...

Montoursville hires assistant principal, athletic director

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Personnel moves, including the hiring of an assistant principal and an athletic director, highlighted action at the Montoursville Area School Board meeting Tuesday night. Dr. Amy Breon was approved as assistant elementary principal at a salary of $80,000. The position has been vacant for ...

Banquet to recognize community members

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Frank Girardi will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance Awards banquet at 6 p.m., July 31. Paul Missigman will be presented with the Ray Keyes Sports Award. Frank Lupacchino and Blue Star Mothers the brotherhood honorees. From 1976 through 1982 Lupacchino ...

Ricketts Glen State Park expands

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Ricketts Glen State Park recently expanded its borders and protections to 143 acres of forestland. The inclusion provides more space for recreation and the unfettered wilderness’ migratory bird and native population, said officials. The now 13,193-acre state park in Luzerne, Sullivan and ...

Constables, sheriff lawsuit moved behind closed doors

Police Fire and Court

Two state constables and Lycoming County Sheriff Mark Lusk went before a judge Monday in a closed hearing regarding the constables’ lawsuit against the sheriff’s office. One lawsuit is filed in county court while two others are filed in federal courts. The constables allege Lusk violated ...

Living room outlet fire displaces family of four

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An electrical outlet in the living room of Michael Moyle and Nefertiti New, 527 Wolf Place in Williamsport, caught fire at about 11:15 a.m. Monday, displacing the couple and their two toddlers. They are staying with New’s family members. The home was rented from Derreck Cimini. The couple ...

Board holds off on softball coach vote

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South Williamsport School Board delayed a decision Monday night to vote on whether to hire a junior high softball coach for the fall season. Erica Molino, a board member, requested a vote to “table” the motion to vote on the hiring of Scott Stugart as the head coach at a salary of ...

Man pleads guilty to possession of child porn

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A Lycoming Township man pleaded guilty in Lycoming County Court Monday to 11 counts of possession of child pornography. James R. Protasio, 66, of 3675 Linn St., faces a state prison term of 36 to 96 months. Investigators with the Child Predator Division of the state attorney general’s ...