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$2 million line of credit seen as positive cash flow

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City Council, on first reading, approved the administration’s request for a $2 million line of credit Thursday night with Citizens and Northern Bank. The credit line provides the flexibility for the city to cover the cost of projects such as Grafius Run flood-mitigation, East Third Street ...

Celebrating PA Week

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We all know that receiving medical care can be stressful. Whether you’re nervous about a procedure, frustrated at the wait time for an appointment, or visiting a new medical practice for the first time, navigating the healthcare world can be understandably unnerving. But PAs, or physician ...

Felony theft charges land Union County man in jail

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HUGHESVILLE — After crashing a car he stole from the parking lot of the T.J. Market at 49 N. Railroad St., Daniel Culp attempted to get into a moving vehicle as he was fleeing from a state trooper, investigators alleged in court papers. As Culp was attempting to force his way into the back ...

Lock Haven questions tax exemption sought by UPMC Susquehanna

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LOCK HAVEN — The City of Lock Haven is looking at a possible loss of approximately $72,000 in tax revenue if UPMC Susquehanna of Lock Haven receives tax exemption status from the Clinton County Board of Assessment. “UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven, acquired from for-profit Quorum Health in ...

Plea deals among matters handled by 2 district judges

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JERSEY SHORE — In a plea agreement before District Judge Jerry Lepley, Nathan Harman, 28, of 1312 1/2 Allegheny St., pled guilty to a summary charge of criminal trespassing after the Tiadaghton Valley Regional police withdrew charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and ...

Comms receive request for increased library funding

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Lycoming County Commissioners took action on personnel items and other matters at their meeting Thursday. The following people were approved for county positions: • Bryce Young, correctional officer (relief), prison, $16.81 per hour. • Karl L. Fry, part-time bailiff, $10.94 per ...

Softball team to be grand marshals of Wizard of Oz-themed parade

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South Williamsport’s streets will become the yellow brick road and the Land of Oz in a week. The 74th annual South Williamsport Mummers Parade will be an homage to the 80th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz, said Dori Rankinen, parade coordinator. The parade will will kick off at 2 p.m. ...

Alleged serial burglar held on all charges

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A suspected serial burglar was held on all counts Wednesday after an alleged accomplice provided testimony. Ronald R. Shoop Jr., 30, of Jersey Shore, is accused of burglarizing as many as six homes in October 2016, though the alleged co-conspirator said it could be more, according to ...

‘Imagine your impact’

Education

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation held its second Donor and Alumni Appreciation Event. The education foundation recognized its donors, philanthropy and honored this year’s three Williamsport Area High School Distinguished Alumni: Callah Antonetti ‘05, Susan ...

Congressman impressed with Gateway project

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U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, came away seemingly impressed by the East Third Street Old City Gateway Project linking Lycoming College to the Williamsport’s downtown. The first-term congressman took a tour of the new Kraph Gateway Center building, the keystone of the project located at ...

14 sentenced for various offenses in Lycoming County

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Fourteen people have been sentenced for various offenses in Lycoming County. They are: • Russel S. Bailey, 56, 324 to 729 days in county prison for aggravated assault • George A. Warner, 33, of 304 Bitter Hill Road, Muncy, six months of intermediate punishment, a $325 fine, DUI ...

Hughesville native discovers threat during cyber security challenge

Education

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman third class, sophomore, Kade Heckel, ‘19, of Hughesville, discovered a new vulnerability in a 3D printer during a cybersecurity challenge held in Brooklyn, N.Y., in September. The cyber challenge, HACKtheMACHINE, was held aboard New Lab ...

Veterans to seek memorial sign funding

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As part of the entrance to the county’s veterans memorial off West Fourth Street, the commission would like to have a mountain stone divider and sign placed in the middle of the driveway, Markley said. To accomplish this, the commission is going to approach Lycoming County commissioners and ...

Opening up to new opportunities

Education

Summer 2019 was quickly coming to an end and school was fast approaching. When I received an envelope with the standard top hat in the top left corner, I knew it had to be my schedule. First, I was excited, and then I started to worry. What if I couldn’t take all the classes I wanted to ...

Vallamont March to be performed for first time

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An original song about the Vallamont neighborhood in Williamsport will be performed tonight at the “LIVE UNITED in Music” concert to benefit Lycoming County United Way. The “Vallamont March” was a song created about part of the city north of Rural Avenue. Back in that day, neighbors ...

Parents push for girls volleyball team in Loyalsock schools

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A small group of parents took their case for bringing girls’ volleyball to the Loyalsock Township School District to the board at their meeting Wednesday. In a prepared statement, the group requested the board consider adding a middle and high school girls’ volleyball team to the sports ...

Emeritus status to two retired faculty

Education

Two recently retired faculty members at Pennsylvania College of Technology have been granted “faculty emeritus” status by the institution. The emeritus recommendations for Sandra Lakey, associate professor of speech communication-composition, and Thomas Mulfinger, associate professor of ...

LHU’s new certificate programs, credit for police academy training

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LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University Council of Trustees approved two new sub-baccalaureate certificate programs in social media marketing and curriculum and assessment for early care and education. The university also announced plans to provide students in the criminal justice program with ...

Line of credit vote on council’s agenda

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A $2 million line of credit requested by the city administration is among the items on city council’s agenda tonight. The request is for a two-year line of credit with a local bank to provide cash for the city projects while it waits for reimbursements from grants for these projects, said ...

5 Penn College academic majors reaccredited

Education

The ABET Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission has reaccredited Pennsylvania College of Technology’s associate degrees in civil engineering technology, plastics and polymer technology and surveying technology, as well as baccalaureate degrees in civil engineering technology and ...