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Season of joy, rebirth continues

Religion

Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! These or similar words are what we often hear in church in this Easter season, tomorrow being the fourth Sunday of Easter in many churches. The Easter Season is roughly 1/7th of the year, so some look at it as the “sabbath” ...

County saves over $3 million with reentry programs

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Lycoming County has paid $3,440,505 to the GEO Group for reentry and electronic monitoring services, said John Stahl, deputy adult probation officer, to the prison board Friday morning. To date, it has saved $3,522,820. That’s $82,315 less than what would have been spent without the ...

CAC names new development director

Business

The Community Arts Center announced the selection of Ana Gonzalez-White, of Williamsport, as the next CAC development director, effective. She will be responsible for managing all fundraising and development activities for the 2000 seat landmark performing arts venue in downtown ...

Love thy family, save worship for God

Religion

A little while ago, I attended a wedding at a Roman Catholic church, and I witnessed a beautiful religious gesture in the middle of the service: offering a bouquet of flowers to the Holy Family and asking for a blessing for the couple’s marriage. Being United Methodist, I am generally ...

Church briefs

Religion

Saturday morning rummage sale The Lycoming Presbyterian Church, 825 Arch St., Williamsport, will host a rummage sale and lunch from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18. Spring Festival celebrates the season Phelps Chapel Church off Pine Creek exit along Route 220 is having a Spring Festival on starting ...

Playground opening delayed

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An accessible playground at Memorial Park will remain closed after City Council dropped plans Thursday offered by Mayor Gabriel J. Campana to get a quick fix done and open it up before Memorial Day. As the city seeks a state grant that would pay for a completely revised accessible playground, ...

Route 220 northbound closed

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Motorists in Lycoming County are advised Route 220 northbound is closed between Route 287 in Piatt Township and Quenshukeny Road in Woodward Township due to a downed tree, according to the state Department of Transportation. Motorists should take Route 44 to Jersey Shore, Route 654 to South ...

Supervisors: Aid for firemen lacking after factory death

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PENNSDALE — Township and area volunteer firefighters who responded to the death of a woman in Economy Locker Storage Company, in late April, did not receive counseling until a week after the incident, according to Scott Oldweiler, Fire Chief. A more readily available resource should be ...

Learning Center to close in June

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The Lycoming County Library System’s adult basic education provider, The Learning Center, will be closing at the end of next month as the library transitions to a program offered by Penn State University’s Career Pathways at the local CareerLink office. The Learning Center has been a part ...

County fiscal employees moved to controller’s office

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The Lycoming County commissioners approved reorganization within its fiscal and controller’s departments Thursday morning, moving four employees from the former to the latter. County code, as legislated by the state, requires the controller’s office to provide checks and balances by ...

‘Natural gas is here to stay’

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Energy industry officials say natural gas will continue to fuel the economy for years to come, but convincing more people of the benefits of the resource must be part of the equation. George Stark, director of external affairs, Cabot Oil & Gas, told Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of ...

Simple choice

Letters

I wasn’t going to weigh in on the Congressional race, but after watching the recent televised debate I decided this is too important to remain silent. While most of the debate was just, “blah, blah, blah,” party line boredom from both sides, the question about Social Security did get my ...

Fred Keller doesn’t support teachers

Letters

I am a voter in the 85th House of Representatives district who would like to enlighten voters throughout the Pennsylvania 10th Congressional District. Fred Keller claims that we keep re-electing him because of all he has done for us. Well, I am a public school teacher who has never voted for ...

1 dead in car accident

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A 35-year-old Williamsport man was killed early Wednesday morning when he lost control of his 2005 Ford Explorer that crashed on Kaiser Hollow Road, four miles north of Montoursville, state police said. Bryan Waugh was pronounced dead at the scene following the 3:45 a.m. crash in Upper ...

State court wraps up visit to city

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State Superior Court Judges said good-bye to Lycoming County Wednesday after presiding over their final cases there. Each year, Superior Court decides on more than 8,000 appeals, most often in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Harrisburg. This week, Judges Mary Jane Bowes, Judith Ference Olson, ...

Officer catches man using drug in vehicle

Police Fire and Court

When Montoursville Patrolman Kurt Hockman approached Erik Balliet’s parked car in the Walmart parking lot, Balliet, sitting in the driver’s seat with a hypodermic needle in his hand, was just about to inject a drug into one of his arms, according to court records. Balliet dropped the ...

Muncy works to move police department

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MUNCY — To facilitate the movement of the borough police department into the Water Control building, on Old Glade Run Road, the council invited Muncy Borough Municipal Authority to their May 16 meeting. Christopher Kenyon, borough solicitor, provided a proposal for an amended lease ...

Council to tackle Fire HQ repairs

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The city Bureau of Fire headquarters on Walnut Street may get several structural improvements should City Council approve the work tonight. Council is expected to review about $126,000 of repairs needed, including adding garage and exterior doors and putting in a natural gas generator ...

Lycoming Nursery school values play based knowledge

Education

Students have been learning through play at Lycoming Nursery School for 50 years. The fundamentals learned half a century ago such as taking turns, sharing, communicating feelings and ideas and sitting in a group are still taught in a fun environment. “That’s the beauty of our school, it ...

Montgomery wins the Lycoming County Stock Market Game

Education

Five local teams that participated in the Stock Market Challenge, held by the Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy (PennCFL), were honored recently at a luncheon at The Pennsylvania College of Technology. The reigning champs from Montgomery Area High School and their teacher, Ryan ...