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22 people sentenced in Lycoming County

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Twenty-two people were recently sentenced in Lycoming County Court. Six were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Burton R. Farr, 48, of State Correctional Institution Coal Township, seven to 24 months for theft by deception. • Dominic J. McLaurin, 28, of State Correctional ...

Grant submittal on playground sent back for further review

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City Council voted to return the issue of submitting a state grant of $250,000 for an accessible playground at Memorial Park back to the finance committee for further review. The grant is with the Commonwealth Financing Authority as part of the Greenways, Trailways and Recreation ...

Fatal wreck in ’18 leads to charges

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ALLENWOOD — When a speeding northbound Acura TSX plowed into the back of Stephen and Diane Kent’s Nissan Versa on Route 15 on a Sunday afternoon in January 2018, the couple’s vehicle burst into flames. With his head and hair on fire, Stephen Kent, the driver, managed to get out of ...

Conservation work in need of funding

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Conservation projects are alive and well in Lycoming County, but more funding is needed to continue the work, according to government officials. Environmental concerns and other issues were discussed at the annual county conservation district breakfast Thursday. Mark Davidson, district ...

Commissioners mull over $5.4 million landfill contract

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The Lycoming County commissioners are putting off action on a $5.4 million contract to develop field 12 at the landfill until next week to give themselves time to review the document. The contract, borne of a $5,373,066 bid from R and L Development Company freshly opened Tuesday, was reviewed ...

Uber, Lyft drivers explain precautions for passengers

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The phone application-enabled ride services, Uber and Lyft allow for quick and easy access to transportation. However, rather than a traditional taxi service, these drivers act as independent contractors and, as such, are often under more public scrutiny. Drivers with ridesharing ...

Proposed chemical facility poses dangers

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MONTGOMERY — A proposed chemical storage facility could put Montgomery in danger if it should leak or catch fire, according to an emergency management coordinator and fire chief. The borough council took action, Wednesday. The building would be erected by Coastal Chemicals, Based in Los ...

Woman arrested after allegedly stealing pickup

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MUNCY – After allegedly stealing a pickup truck from the lot of Muncy Homes Inc. on Route 442 late Monday night, Tiffany Fox, 29, was taken in custody the following morning when she was found sitting in the vehicle not far from the business, according to state police. While under the ...

Gateway updates set for City Council

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Better intersections and crosswalks. A new southern entrance to Lycoming College. A rehabilitated neighborhood east of Market Street. City Council is expected to discuss these positive attributes of a city under revision tonight as it reviews a $5.2 million construction contract of the East ...

Tentative budget forecasts potential tax increase

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The tentative budget for the Loyalsock Township School District was approved Wednesday night at the district’s board meeting. It reflects a .25 mil increase that brings the millage in the township to 14.92 for 2019-2020, which would result in homeowners paying $25 more for every $100,000 of ...

I fear for my patients

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I’m scared. I’m a registered nurse and I’m worried for my patients who feel increasingly powerless and vulnerable when it comes to their healthcare choices. A new survey from the nonprofit West Health and Gallup confirms what I witness every day: one in four Americans have skipped health ...

Students go above class project to help arw

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JERSEY SHORE — Because three eighth grade students at Jersey Shore Area Junior High School went above and beyond their English language arts assignment, the American Rescue Workers at Williamsport reaped the benefits of the students’ efforts at raising money for the non-profit. It all ...

A student’s story: Letting life unfold

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Over the past weekend, I got a taste of what the next few years at college are going to be like for me. I was excited to spend the weekend in Pittsburgh for the PMEA Festival and meet new people, but I was not ready for all it would entail. On a Thursday afternoon, my choir director walked me ...

Students travel to Colorado for landscape competition

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Seven Pennsylvania College of Technology horticulture students recently traveled to Colorado State University for the 43rd annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition. A number of Penn College students with majors in landscape/horticulture technology were among the top performers in their ...

Deer season will start early in 2019

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Launching the start of the season two days earlier than usual, the state game commission voted to change the 2019-2020 hunting season. The change is one that leaves hunters divided, but has been denounced by local gun shops. Instead of deer season starting on the Monday after ...

The final days of the Balls Mills mill

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A Lycoming County landmark which is 158 years old is being dismantled at Balls Mills, four miles north of Williamsport, stated the caption with this photo published April 10, 1969. The mill was erected in 1811 and all machinery in it was made of hand-hewn timbers. Some of the wooden gears are ...

Panelists discuss value of proposal to inspire

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Unequal wealth distribution and reducing greenhouse gas emissions were issues with which panelists grappled Monday night — but what is the solution? Panelists including Dr. Ryan Adams of Lycoming College, Dr. Rob Cooley of the Pennsylvania College of Technology and Dr. Andrew Stuhl of ...

News stories from April 10, 1969

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FRONT PAGE HEADLINES Headlines on the front page of the Thursday, April 10, 1969, edition of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette told readers, “Vietnam attacks lowest of year; U.S. losses 222,” “Harvard students, police clash in protest of ROTC” and “Young Man of Year is William ...

Victim testifies in sex abuse case involving officer

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With her right hand wrapped around a small package of tissues, the woman on the stand spent about 30 minutes re-telling her ordeal of being allegedly sexually assaulted by Montgomery Patrolman Laurence Wilcox, a one-time police chief of the borough. “He took my underwear off with his ...