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Zambia, Africa schools closed

Education

Many readers might know Ashley K., local missionary to Zambia, Africa. Ashley helped my sister and I interview three children in the town where she lives: Michael, 12, seventh grade; Natasha, 6, first grade; and Bob, 14, ninth grade. We were informed that the two boys enjoy soccer and Natasha ...

Hospital begins in-house testing with COVID-19 specific kits

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LEWISBURG — Evangelical Community Hospital recently received a quantity of COVID-19 testing kits which will provide results within an hour of the samples arriving in the hospital’s lab. Because of the limited supply received, use of the kits will be prioritized for patients who have been ...

WASD puts $204K toward 1,000 laptops for students

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Noting that the district has been very busy since the March 14 shutdown, Dr. Timothy S. Bowers, district superintendent in the Williamsport Area School District, told members of the board, “We really tried to flip the system we really came to love.” “We had a pretty strong brick and ...

Republicans made it possible

Letters

I wish I could take credit for the title but it is a take away from a Republican strategist, Stuart Stevens. He wrote an article that appeared in the Washington Post titled “Republicans like me built this moment. Then we looked the other way.” He will elaborate more in his new book titled ...

Honoring healthcare workers, bugs stop by and pet DIYs

Education

In the home, people come together. Whether that be a community honoring healthcare workers, bugs flying by to say hi or spending more time with your pets while in quarantine. Round of applause In a recent England interview, the children reported that every Thursday at 8 p.m. people go ...

Recycling collection planned for today through Saturday

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Lycoming County Resource Management Services will collect recycling at two specific locations in the Williamsport area from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, according to a news release from the county. Recycling will be collected at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s parking ...

Pyrrhic victory

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A Pyrrhic victory is defined as a victory that inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat. Someone who wins a Pyrrhic victory has also taken a heavy toll that negates any true sense of achievement or damages long term progress. It is named after a King ...

Hughesville High School Class of 1970 establishes trades scholarship

Education

The Hughesville High School Class of 1970, in recognition of their 50th class reunion, has established a one-time scholarship award to be given to a graduating member of the Hughesville High School Class of 2020. The award recipient must be entering a trade and continuing their education in ...

$237,925 grant awarded to Lycoming professor

Education

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a senior research grant for $237,925 to Lycoming College faculty member, Jessica Munson, assistant professor of archaeology and anthropology, for work on her study, “Long-Term Impacts of Institutionalized Inequality on Household Wealth and ...

Loyalsock school board considering tax increase

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The Loyalsock Township School District board introduced a tentative 2020-21 budget of $24,177,410, which reflects a tax increase of .25 mills, at its virtual meeting Wednesday night. The increase means township homeowners would pay $25 more per $100,000 of their property’s value, if the ...

LHU to hold virtual graduation

Education

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University will hold a virtual graduation celebration at 11 a.m. May 9. The virtual event will be available to view on the homepage of Lock Haven University’s website at www.lockhaven.edu and on the university’s Facebook page. The university plans to hold a ...

Environmental progress still a concern 50 years later

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Fifty years ago today, Earth Day was founded primarily to educate the world about environmental issues that were affecting the planet. Over the years, the day has grown to become Earth Week, but this year in the time of a worldwide health crisis, the global celebration has gone virtual. In the ...

Coroners ‘frustrated’ with state’s case reporting

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The state Department of Health has reported that two COVID-19 deaths occurred this week in Lycoming County, but that was news to county Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. “As far as I’m concerned, we have had no COVID-19 deaths in the county,” Kiessling said late Tuesday ...

Mistakes

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Coulda, woulda, shoulda! There is nothing wrong in admitting a mistake and that you were wrong. What is wrong and reprehensible is consistently lying and blaming someone else for your failures and expounding on your mythical achievements. Blaming Obama, Democrats, WHO, state governors, IG’s, ...

Senate OKs $483B virus aid deal

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WASHINGTON — A $483 billion coronavirus aid package flew through the Senate on Tuesday after Congress and the White House reached a deal to replenish a small-business payroll fund and provided new money for hospitals and testing. Passage was swift and unanimous, despite opposition from ...

Staying home lesson

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Maybe this “stay home” restriction will help people realize this is how some of us have to be on a daily basis who don’t have transportation, the funds to go eat out, the ability to run to the store whenever they want something. Think about this when you get your freedom back! Check with ...

Commissioners work with Central Pa. Food Bank

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Lycoming County commissioners emphasized the need for helping people impacted by COVID-19 at Tuesday’s meeting — including those in need of food. “Pennsylvania is now no. 2 in unemployment claims. With that comes a lot of issues and one of those is hunger,” Commissioner Scott Metzger ...

Return those checks

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I believe that all conservatives and Republicans in the nation should return their relief checks to the federal government so that they do not become “unproductive ”and shiftless “welfare” recipients and blood-suckers who are accepting “government hand-outs” and “something for ...