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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

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“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

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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 ...

Why not?

Letters

I am referring to elk and what could be the monarch of our countryside. Presently they are void in our surrounding mountains with a few in the western end of Clinton County. In recent years, it has been a desire of mine to go to Benezette near St. Mary’s, Pa., which is the hub of our regional ...

Sanctity of life

Letters

There is nothing more sacred than the sanctity of life. It is truly a gift that has been provided to every human being on Earth from God — and it becomes a gift that we pass down to our children. Unfortunately, this gift is being taken from countless lives here in Pennsylvania, due to the ...

Municipal officials anticipate incoming storm water fees

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DuBoistown, with its smaller population base, is expected to be the hardest hit by the stormwater mandate, so far — potentially raising fees by $15 per month or $180 per year, on average, according to officials. A final fee structure is scheduled to be enforced by July 2020. Until then, ...

11 people charged with various criminal offenses

Police Fire and Court

Eleven people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Curtis Benton, 56, of 643 Elmira St.; city police; simple assault and felony trespassing for allegedly forcing his way into Rose ...

Buchanan to celebrate 150 years in countryside

Religion

For 150 years, a church has stood overlooking a beautiful country setting at 3240 Grimesville Road. Currently called Buchanan Baptist, the church was officially dedicated on Nov. 19, 1869, as Lycoming Baptist Church. A Rev. Kunkle served as the first pastor of the congregation until 1876. ...

Next steps for Keystone after voting against Sugar Valley

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Following a vote by the Keystone Central School Board Wednesday to not renew the charter for Sugar Valley Rural Charter School, a three-step process is triggered to deal with the issue, according to Tracie Kennedy, CEO for the school. Noting that the school was not surprised by the vote, ...

Judge throws out drug charges against city man

Police Fire and Court

Ruling there was insufficient evidence in the case, District Judge Christian Frey threw out all city police charges Tuesday against Harold Rainier. Rainier, 35, of 2326 W. Fourth St., had been jailed since his arrest on Oct. 30 when police allege he threw a bag of 30 oxycodone pills ...