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Night promises fun for families

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The annual family-oriented night full of fun, food and music for locals and Little Leaguers, Williamsport Welcomes the World, is coming Friday. Around 1 p.m., downtown streets including West Edwin, West Fourth, Pine, Court, William and both east and west Laurel will be closed for vendor and ...

90-year-old: ‘My heart is the Original Little League’

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Throughout the many changes that Little League baseball has seen since its inception, Al “Sonney” Yearick’s love of the game, and of Original Little League, has remained constant. Yearick will turn 91 next week, but he can still tell you about his time as a catcher on the 1939, 1940, and ...

Montoursville student receives national honor

Education

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced Alex C. McWilliams, of Montoursville, was selected to become a member of the organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. “Alex is now a ...

Stormwater transfer is in whose hands?

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The Williamsport Sanitary Authority and City Council differ on who signs on the dotted line to transfer stormwater intake systems from the city to the authority. “Quite frankly, the stormwater train appears endlessly off the tracks,” said Steven W. Cappelli, chairman of the ...

City native named as a ‘Abigail Geisinger Scholar’

Education

SCRANTON — Tyler Bogaczyk, of Williamsport, and nine other new doctors-in-training have committed to staying in the Scranton region to practice medicine by becoming part of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s (GCSOM) innovative Abigail Geisinger Scholars Program. The program helps ...

Joinder board OKs agreements

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The executive committee of the Lycoming-Clinton Joinder Board approved a multitude of contracts covering needs ranging from school based to early intervention services during its meeting Wednesday. The following five school districts were approved for renewal agreements for the 2019-20 year ...

Lycoming College selected in Princeton Review’s 2020 guide

Education

For the third year, Lycoming College has been selected as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates to earn college degrees, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles and recommends Lycoming College in the 2020 edition of its annual guide, ...

Penn College manufacturing students to study in Germany

Education

Pennsylvania College of Technology received a grant from The National Science Foundation to combat the manufacturing skills gap to facilitate study abroad in Germany. The grant will cover the cost of sending 10 Penn College manufacturing students and two faculty to Germany next summer to ...

Loyalsock’s 1:1 iPad initiative yielding positive results

Education

"Prepare, engage, inspire.” These three words are said to exist as “cultural and procedural extensions” of Loyalsock Township High School’s vision, values and mission, which is to provide opportunities for as many types of students as possible, thus empowering students to uncover their ...

Statewide DUI arrest totals show small rise

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The number of statewide DUI arrests in 2018 rose by 1 percent from the previous year, according to recently released state police totals. Meanwhile, the city’s closest barracks shows a 28 percent decrease in the crime. In 2018, Pennsylvania had 20,143 DUI arrests, compared to 19,963 ...

4 injured in Loyalsock Township crash

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Four male juveniles in this Volkswagen Passat were injured when the car went over an embankment and crashed into a tree on Warrensville Road, about half a mile north of Four Mile Drive in Loyalsock Township around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, state police said. All four were taken to the Williamsport ...

When is your headache a symptom of a brain tumor?

Health

Everyone experiences headaches from time to time caused by stress, hormone changes, or dehydration. Usually, a headache can be relieved by an over-the-counter pain reliever or rest. Approximately 13 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from severe migraines, recurring headaches. Migraines can ...

New board president, fewer committees on table at South Side

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South Williamsport Area School District is looking at fewer committees and a new school board president. The first reading of a revised policy which streamlines the South Williamsport Area School Board’s standing committees was unanimously approved by the board at their meeting Monday ...

Commissioners approve contracts for area flood mitigation projects

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The Lycoming County commissioners approved local firms for flood mitigation work at their meeting Tuesday. A contract of $316,450 for Insinger Excavating LLC was approved for work including streambank restoration in different parts of the county. The other contract of $41,500 was approved ...

Right on

Letters

Alan Huff’s letter in the Aug. 12 edition is right on, especially the last sentence: “Hopefully, when I’m dust in the wind, my grandchildren will never look back on the times as the good old days.” And they were the good old days when you could go outside and play kick the can, gather ...

Millionaire Drive streetscape project behind schedule

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The Millionaire Drive project is no longer on schedule and parts of it will not be completed by the opening of school on Monday, Dr. Timothy S. Bowers, Williamsport Area School District superintendent announced at the district’s board meeting Tuesday. “Last time at the board meeting, we ...

Hosts welcome players into a family

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A Little League World Series 2019 riddle: What do you call a group of 42 dedicated volunteers at this year’s Series that includes five new members, two sets of brothers, a nephew, father and son, husband and wife, and two women? Uncles, of course. This is not your grandfather’s corps ...

Why 11?

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A quiet moment in the outfield at Lamade Stadium went unnoticed early Saturday morning when Mike Wissel walked onto the field to say a quick prayer at the outfield fence. A plaque there honors the memory of Michael Cammarata, a firefighter who lost his life at the Twin Towers during Sept. ...

Man arrested in sexual assault of teenager

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A Williamsport man who allegedly lured a teenager into his truck had forced her into sex has been arrested on various charges. Joshua Orion Moser, 21, of 820 Wildwood Blvd., admitted to state police he had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl Tuesday afternoon. Police said Moser ...