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Paving city streets to begin as asphalt plants open

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Get ready to see more detours, flaggers and some minor inconvenience to reach destinations across Williamsport. “Drivers can anticipate detours and inconvenience but long-term gain when it is over,” said Adam Winder, department general manager. About 36 streets in the city are targeted ...

Guilty verdict in homicide trial

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It took a jury in Lycoming County part of the day and into the evening Friday to find a man guilty of murder in the first and second degree in a shooting in a Poplar Street residence. Jordan Adonis Rawls, 27, formerly of the 1000 block of Race Street, was found guilty of shooting Shane Wright, ...

Family describes night of murders on fourth day of trial

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“Oh my (expletive) God.” That’s what Kristine Kibler, 50, screamed on Halloween night in 2016 seconds before she was shot and later died, according to Cheyanna Wright, who testified for the defense on the fourth day of a trial for Jordan Adonis Rawls, 27, formerly of the 1000 block of ...

Inmates attempt escape in Tioga County

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Wellsboro — Two incarcerated women recently tried to escape from Tioga County Prison, 1768 Shumway Hill Road, by drawing a corrections officer into a cell and assaulting her, in an effort to procure keys. Safari Skye Kahl, 21, of Mainesburg, and Ashleigh Taylor Abplanalp, 21, of Wellsboro, ...

Citizens voice concerns to commission

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Unfair, detrimental and unethical were some of the adjectives citizens from the northcentral area of the state used to describe the current system of redistricting in the state. The comments were part of a discussion facilitated by the Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission, which the ...

Sworn to uphold

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Amy Ershler, in her letter entitled “Keeping a check on Trump,” applauds Pennsylvania U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey for voting to override President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency regarding the illegal immigration issue at the Mexican border. She says that they are ...

Officials eye new ramp, security

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An accessible ramp leading to the front doors of City Hall off West Fourth Street and security improvements in the lobby top the agenda of city’s public works committee meeting next week. The ramp and concept of bringing more security into City Hall are among topics scheduled for City ...

Why now?

Letters

Just read the March 25 article from Marlin Lilly Jr., titled “Which side you on?” I’m on the side that believes in the sanctity of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We shouldn’t have any borders. We never had borders for our past generations, why now? I believe honest work and ...

Muncy looks to enforce flood regulations

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MUNCY — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is clamping down on Muncy Borough for what the agency believes are overlooked flood regulations. The council put forth ways to address it at its meeting Tuesday night. Buildings in the federally mandated flood plain must have permits for any ...

It’s not OK

Letters

With a rousing salute to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, an earnest, honorable, and courageous public servant: It is not okay for the president of our nation to behave in a brutish and/or irrational manner from day to day. It is not okay for tens of millions of ill-informed American voters to ...

Time to do the math

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Alright everybody, haul out your calculator or pen and paper. Time to do the math. Build the wall—$9 billion with cost overruns because every time the Feds do something, there are overruns. Go figure. Feed and care for all the illegals — $89 to $90 billion. I find there is a difference ...

M.A.G.A.

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A friend shared this with me and it’s too good not to share! Michael Avenatti got arrested. When abbreviated this is how that looks: M.A.G.A. How about that?

When?

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When will the Jewish community wake up and stop voting for Democrats? Marilyn J. Brauning Williamsport Submitted via Virtual Newsroom

Board preps funding for capital projects

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The Williamsport Area School Board approved a resolution authorizing the paperwork to be put in place to secure financing not to exceed $9,995,000 to fund capital projects in the district at a meeting Tuesday. The board authorized the administration to work with PFM Financial Advisors LLC, as ...

Kids United playground site chosen

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For children with cognitive or physical disabilities, finding a place to play that is not only accessible, but also conducive to the various needs of a child, isn’t always easy to find. With this in mind, a group of people in the community have joined forces to bring an all-inclusive ...

Memorial playground remains closed, state grant in works

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A $250,000 state grant may be available to improve a children’s playground at Memorial Park, city officials said. The grant, known as the Greenways, Trails and Recreational Programs Grant, through the Commonwealth Financing Authority, may be headed for City Council review, according to ...

PPL customers deserve the full story

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In his recent column, PPL President Greg Dudkin did readers a disservice when he failed to mention that PPL customers will pay more for electricity if the state Legislature does not pass House Bill 11 — known as the Keep Powering Pennsylvania Act — than they will if it becomes law. The bill ...

Meet the Candidates reception to be held in Lewisburg

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There is an opportunity to meet the candidates for the 12th Congressional District at a forum from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. April 12, at the Country Cupboard Restaurant at 101 Hafer Road in Lewisburg. State Rep. Fred Keller, R-Mifflinburg, and Marc Friedenberg, Democratic nominee and instructor of ...

‘Act of God’

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The recent front page articles regarding flooding in our area fail to point out that flooding is considered to be an “act of God.” Having participated in 18 Federal Emergency Management Agency-declared flood disasters in our area, whenever I was asked, “Why did my property flood,” I ...