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Cochran Primary principal to assume same duties for Jackson Primary

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Kirk Felix, the principal at Cochran Primary School will assume the duties of principal at Jackson Primary School for the upcoming school year. Dr. Timothy S. Bowers, superintendent at Williamsport Area School District, made the announcement at the district board meeting held via ZOOM ...

Support for President Trump

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There are millions of people who love Mr. Donald Trump, our president. I’m one of them. He has done so much for our country. Have a good day! Donna Lambert Williamsport

What it means here: No Free Enterprise Week in 2020

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No Free Enterprise Week in 2020 The statewide board of directors of the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education, which presents Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week, voted in to cancel Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2020 this summer. “With more than 2,000 students, 150 volunteers and 30 ...

End of the age?

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The coronavirus pandemic is the beginning of “sorrows” we will see in the future. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse mentioned in Revelation are pestilence, famine, war and religious deception. Jesus Christ spoke of this to His disciples in Matthew 24:7; Mark 13:8; and Luke 21:11. Our ...

No tax hike expected for Montgomery schools

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MONTGOMERY — Montgomery School Board unanimously approved an initial reading of the proposed general fund budget for the 2020-21 academic year, with about $16,939,794 in expenditures, as well as voted to maintain the current tax rate of 15.21 mills. Revenue is expected to total $15,941,736, ...

9 houses in South Side to be rehabilitated with grant

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For nine South Williamsport property owners unable because of limited finances to fix their house code deficiencies, especially during tough economic times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the borough has been awarded a $500,000 grant for rehabilitation grant and loan assistance. “We have ...

Muncy Borough Council approves postponing tax deadline

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MUNCY— The Muncy Borough Council approved a resolution to extend the face value period for borough real estate taxes from June 31 to Aug. 31 in conjunction with the Lycoming County commissioners. Dennis Holt, borough manager, said that in this case penalties would not apply during the ...

COVID-19 testing, prehospital services coming to homes

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UPMC and Susquehanna Regional EMS have expanded services through the mobile integrated health model, including new at-home COVID-19 tests as well as blood draws and electrocardiograms for preprocedure necessities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This extension will help ease fears as ...

Alleged drug ring unravels in county justice system

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Another member of an alleged city drug ring uncovered during an August 2018 raid pled guilty Tuesday via Zoom. Michael L. Hargrove-Troutman, 25, of 234 Linn St., said that, although he holds associates degrees in business and marketing, he went for the “easy money.” “I’m not a ...

Commissioners extend property tax deadline

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Lycoming County taxpayers, many of whom face financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, were given an extension to file their real estate taxes Tuesday. Commissioners approved a resolution to extend the face value period for payment of real estate taxes to Aug. 31. “This is ...

11-year-old bicyclist recovering from accident

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An 11-year-old boy was hospitalized at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, with serious injuries he suffered when he was struck by a Subaru Outback while riding a bicycle on East Village Drive in Susquehanna Township about 4:30 p.m. Monday, according to state Trooper Anthony Mazzone. The boy, ...

Plan for going green still to be determined

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Dr. Rachel Levine alongside Governor Tom Wolf and his administration, are continuing to give daily updates on the pandemic, including more time sensitive updates on normalcy, studies, research and outbreaks. Of the 63,666 total cases in the state, Levine said that, 4,600 cases of healthcare ...

Spanish flu survivor

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I would like to tell this true little story. Once upon a time my husband, George Logue, had an aunt, Mary Ring, who lived through the Spanish flu of 1918-1919. She lost her husband, her twin sister, her baby, her 8-year-old child and her 16-year-old son. Her only child left was 12-year-old ...

State releases data on nursing home outbreaks

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HARRISBURG — Nearly 50 Pennsylvania nursing homes have reported 20 or more deaths related to COVID-19, according to preliminary data released Tuesday by the state Department of Health. After weeks of delay, state health officials released a list of 557 long-term care facilities in ...

Going Underground

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Dear local, state or any governmental official that may read this, In case you’re not aware, every American, well most, gets their hair cut, or colored, or nails done. This includes Republicans, Democrats, liberals, and any other party I’m not aware of. COVID-19 has been worldwide since ...

Everett angered by lack of response from DOH

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JERSEY SHORE — Two more patients from ManorCare-Jersey Shore have died from the coronavirus. That brings the death total of patients from the nursing facility to 14, according to Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. “I have had 15 COVID-19 deaths from nursing homes that were ...

New assistant county detective position OKd

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A new Lycoming County assistant detective position was approved Tuesday, as a means of combating an increase in drug-related and violent crime, commissioners and District Attorney Ryan Gardner said. Loretta Clark was hired and will be paid a salary of $23 per hour effective May 31, according ...

Muncy School Board votes for no tax hike

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MUNCY — Muncy School Board members do not expect to raise taxes in the 2020-21 proposed final budget. If given final approval next month, the budget, which unanimously passed initial approval Monday night, will maintain the current tax rate at 16.72 mills for district homeowners. School ...

Man accused of killing neighbor’s cows

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UNITYVILLE — Criminal charges have been filed against a Jordan Township man accused of allegedly taking two of his neighbor’s cows, one of whom was found dead and another with a wound to its neck, according to state Trooper Anthony Mazzone. Gary Colatosti, 60, of 145 S. Woods Road, has ...