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Geisinger implements new visitor restrictions

With the recent 2,751 additional positive COVID-19 cases in the state and 10 new cases in the county as of Tuesday, according to the state Department of Health, it is no surprise that hospitals and medical staff are gearing up for increased hospitalizations and strengthening their visitor ...

Philadelphia victim’s kin: We sought ambulance, not police

PHILADELPHIA — The family of a Black man killed when Philadelphia police officers fired a dozen rounds in a shooting caught on video had called for an ambulance to get him help with a mental health crisis, not for police intervention, their lawyer said Tuesday. Additionally, Walter ...

Commissioners OK youth services contract

Lycoming County commissioners voted in favor of a number of contracts directed toward families and youth. Commissioners approved an agreement with STEP, Inc. during their meeting Tuesday to provide Youth Workforce Development/Employment Services at a cost of $205,000. Mark Egly, county ...

JSASD talks guidelines for wrestling program

JERSEY SHORE — A list of guidelines for the open mat wrestling program at the Jersey Shore Area High School sparked a debate among school board members. Board member Harry Brungard questioned who set up the guidelines — if they were state mandated or if the athletic director and the ...

Increasing COVID-19 spread leads to visitation restrictions at Geisinger

DANVILLE-Geisinger hospitals are temporarily restricting routine, in-person visits to hospitalized patients, effective Monday, Nov. 2 until further notice. They understand it can be difficult being apart from a family member when they’re in the hospital, and having that connection is ...

County’s 2021 budget proposal remains free of tax increase

Lycoming County commissioners made it clear that keeping expenses in check in the coming years will be a big challenge. The 2021 budget unveiled last week by commissioners may or may not be a perfect example of what the public can expect, county officials said Monday during a town ...

City aims for more walkable commercial areas

City Council’s economic revitalization committee is looking to attract commercial businesses but with a vision. The city is ripe for development with locations in commercial districts that include areas along Washington Boulevard, and portions of Newberry, on Arch and West Fourth streets, ...

Project formed in effort to help landlords, tenants

The possibility of area landlords and tenants coming together outside of a court setting to resolve disputes, prevent evictions, reduce homelessness and provide rental payments and other remedies to landlords is the purpose of a recently developed Landlord Tenant Mediation Project. The ...

Halloween to look different in year of COVID-19

Halloween and trick-or-treating is going to look a little different this year with rising concerns of the ongoing pandemic, says Dr. Rutul Dalal, Infectious Diseases medical director, UPMC in the Susquehanna Region, and Dr. David Luo, UPMC primary care. “Enjoy this year’s celebration for ...

Stadium to host ‘drive-thru’ trick-or-treating

The Williamsport Crosscutters will host a free trick-or-treating event for children and their families. Boomer’s Drive-Thru Trick or Treat will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween in the parking lot of BB&T Ballpark. The event will be hosted by Boomer, the Cutters popular mascot, ...

Gold Star Family monument planned for Veterans Memorial Park

A new memorial is expected to be added to Veterans Memorial Park, City Council has learned. A Central Pennsylvania Gold Star Memorial will be erected in Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park, Wahoo Drive and West Fourth Street, by the end of September 2021, said John Markley, secretary of ...

Lycoming County man killed in crash near Gregg Township Saturday

A Montgomery man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday night in Union County. State police said David W. Hester, 70, died at the scene of the collision along Route 15 just south of Old Mill Road in Gregg Township. Hester was driving north along the highway shortly before 8 p.m. when, ...

Delivery driver shot Friday released from hospital, investigation continues

Police continue to investigate a shooting and attempted robbery which left a delivery driver injured late Friday evening. The victim was delivering food in the area of First Avenue and High Street when “multiple suspects, all wearing dark clothing, were attempting to rob him,” city police ...

Autumn weather returns after record-setting high temps

Following a spate of Indian summer, this week will bring near-normal thermometer readings with perhaps some rain. The National Weather Service is calling for a good possibility of drizzle or light rain today with a high of 58 degrees. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy. Precipitation ...

Local councils, boards begin return to in-person meetings

From Williamsport City Council to rural school boards, officials are trying to balance the public’s right to address local government with concerns for public safety and the need for social distancing. Locally, the Williamsport Area School District just returned to in-person board meetings ...

State House candidates share thoughts on property taxes

Each week, the Sun-Gazette talks to candidates for public office on topics impacting voters. This week, a question was posed to candidates for state House and Senate seats. The candidates are Airneezer Page, Democrat, and Jeff Wheeland, Republican, 83rd House; Amanda Waldman, Democrat, and Joe ...

Delivery driver shot on First Avenue Friday night

A delivery driver was reportedly shot in the shoulder in front of 688 First Ave. about 11:45 p.m. Friday, Williamsport police told the Sun-Gazette. The delivery driver told Williamsport police that multiple suspects, wearing dark clothing and dark hoodies, attempted to rob him and shot him ...

Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

BOISE, Idaho — The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge. The impact is being felt in every section ...