×

Region

City police name officer of the quarter

Seventeen-year city police veteran Patrolman Thomas Bortz has been selected as the Officer for the Fourth Quarter of 2019 for his involvement in “numerous emergency responses and criminal investigations that resulted in the arrests of multiple suspects,” city Police Chief Damon Hagan said ...

State allocates $487.5 million in liquid fuels money

PennDOT has allocated $487.5 million to distribute amongst certified municipalities to keep up road maintenance and bridges according to a press release. This liquid fuels funding has been made available by a 2013 transportation bill when $320.8 million was allocated by the state. In order ...

Trail fest planned for late March

LOCK HAVEN — On Saturday, March 28, the first ever Bald Eagle Valley Trail Fest will take place on the section of the Bald Eagle Valley Trail that has been developed in Castanea Township. The main focus of the event will be a 5k fun run/walk on the Bald Eagle Valley Trail. It will be ...

Easter Egg Hunt set for Brandon Park

Children likely will excitedly and eagerly scoop up colored eggs with candy and prizes inside at the annual Christy Haberstroh Easter Egg Hunt in a few weeks. The popular activity, which in the past has brought out hundreds of parents, grandparents and family members to Brandon Park will ...

Nurse Family Partnership: Your own personal how-to guide

March 7 is nationally known as Pregnancy Awareness Day and the Lycoming County United Way is helping to raise awareness by spending the month of March sharing knowledge about one of our programs; Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), an affiliated program of the Home Care and Hospice Department at ...

School district hires firm to assess needs of elementary schools

BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Area School District’s elementary school plan shifted out of neutral and back into drive during Tuesday night’s school board meeting. During a meeting that lasted nearly three hours, the board voted 6-3 to retain Hunt Engineering to do a needs assessment of ...

Music students attend festivals

MILL HALL — ‘Tis the season of snow, frigid temperatures, and PMEA music festivals. Some of the area’s best student musicians attended the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s District 4 Band Festival at Penns Valley Area High School recently. The festival is a three-day honors ...

United Way distributes books as mayor reads to children

The love of reading recently was celebrated, including a donation of 1,500 books the Lycoming County United Way purchased through a $6,300 grant they received as a sub-recipient of a grant through the United Way of Pennsylvania, which totalled $170,000. Community partners, local libraries, ...

Guild plans Allenwood quilt show

ALLENWOOD — “A Journey Back in Time” is the theme for the upcoming show hosted by the 150-member Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild. In conjunction with the theme, quilts by charter members of the 37-year old organization will be displayed. Among them will be the works of Clarkstown natives ...

Author relates history of suffrage for black women during Lock Haven visit

LOCK HAVEN — Chicago-based author Mikki Kendall spoke at Ross Library on Feb. 12 on the history of suffrage for black women in the United States. Sponsored by Ross Library and the Clinton County Women’s History Coalition, the talk was part of a year-long series of events scheduled for our ...

Annual challenge in Tioga County returns

Adventurous weekend warriors of any age who enjoy testing their skills are invited to participate in the Mt. Tom Challenge today, according to a news release. It is free and open to anyone who wants to give it a try. Sponsor is the Tyoga Running Club in conjunction with Pennsylvania’s ...

Acts of kindness help mother keep son alive

RAUCHTOWN — Traditionally around Feb. 14, people share stories of love between married couples, but this year, there is a different tale to tell. This is the story of a mother’s love that knows no bounds, and stretches beyond anything that we can touch or see. Yet, it is strong, and ...

Gardeners to offer variety of courses

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Lycoming County will offer gardening classes throughout the year to help homeowners enhance their gardening experiences. Classes for February and March are listed below. All classes will be held at the County Lysock View Complex, 542 County Farm Road, ...

Winter brings festivities to Northern Tier

The Wellsboro Winter Celebration will offer three days of winter indoor and outdoor fun Friday, Saturday and Sunday, according to a news release. “Out of Rushmore’s Shadow,” a living history presentation by Lou Del Bianco, master storyteller and entertainer, will be at 7 p.m. on Friday ...

Lumber museum celebrates snow

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum will host Snow-Mobility Weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to a news release. The museum is 10 miles west of Galeton and 10 miles east of Coudersport at 5660 Route 6 in Ulysses Township. If there is enough snow, the museum ...

Environmental officials to meet with residents

Marcus Kohl, regional director of the state Department of Environmental Protection and program staff will meet with the public from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Feb. 24 at the department’s regional office at 208 W. Third St., Suite 101. According to a news release, the public will hear updates on ...

Clinton County allocates more than $33,000 for agricultural preservation

LOCK HAVEN — Following the lead of their predecessors over the last 22 years, the Clinton County Commissioners backed the Agricultural Preservation Program by approving $33,776 in funding this year. This program exists in Pennsylvania and is designed to assist with keeping farms in ...

Phone service company installs tower in Rauchtown

RAUCHTOWN — After approximately a year of working with Crawford Township Supervisors to insall a tower within the township AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in Rauchtown got a big boost in wireless connectivity. AT&T added a new cell tower to enhance the area’s 4G LTE ...

‘Raise the Region’ fundraiser returning

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania recently announced the return of Raise the Region, an event to help the communities of Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties support local nonprofit organizations fundraising efforts, according to a news ...