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Millville woman recalls air raid sirens, rationing during World War II

For Doris Long, the second World War was personal. Throughout the war she had three brothers serving in the military, stationed around the world in different branches of the armed forces. The summer before her junior year in high school, Doris worked at Girton Manufacturing, which at the time ...

President to honor fallen soldiers in Baltimore ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans may have stayed in this Memorial Day weekend, but President Donald Trump is hitting the road, set to visit Baltimore’s Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. The White House says the president and first lady will participate in a Memorial Day ...

Geisinger sees first pediatric inflammatory syndrome case

Though the number of COVID-19 positive cases are gradually decreasing, masking, heightened sanitization awareness and social distancing will seemingly be a part of our new normal, according to Dr. Jaewon Ryu, Geisinger CEO and president. “It is more important now than ever that we don’t ...

Elderly woman killed in one-vehicle crash Saturday

An elderly woman was killed Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident on East Village Drive in Nisbet, according to state Trooper Anthony Mazzone. Investigators believe that Delores Shoemaker, 85, of Susquehanna Township, possibly suffered a medical emergency, causing her to lose control ...

Lycoming County extends tax deadline and other votes taken in the past week

Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • The Senate voted 80-16 on a bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to prohibit the production of certain business records. U.S. Sens. Robert Casey, D-Scranton, and Pat ...

What it means here: Lycoming College to resume residential education in fall

The Lycoming College board of trustees met recently and endorsed a recommendation to plan for the resumption of residential education in the fall in a way that is both safe and responsible, according to a letter to students from the college’s president, Kent Trachte, posted on the college’s ...

Census count extended until Oct. 31 due to pandemic

Despite COVID-19 precautions having stymied the delivery of census forms to rural areas last month, the enumeration of the state and Lycoming County leads many other parts of the country and other counties, respectively, said the region’s census director. “We are back on track,” said ...

Candidates for state offices react to Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan

Each week the Sun-Gazette will feature responses from candidates running for state offices on issues pertinent to Lycoming County voters leading up to the primary election on June 2. The candidates are: 23rd Senate, Gen Yaw (incumbent), Republican, and Jackie Baker, Democrat; 83rd House, Jeff ...

Lycoming County commissioners seek clarity for reopening

As the telephone calls are coming in and the face-to-face meetings take place, Lycoming County commissioners recently vented their frustration, echoing many in business communities who tell them they want more clarity from Gov. Tom Wolf on reopening the state in the COVID-19 ...

All of state poised for at least a partial reopening

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday he is easing some pandemic restrictions in Philadelphia and the heavily populated suburbs on June 5, while lifting them almost entirely in 17 rural counties next week as Pennsylvania continues to emerge from a shutdown imposed nearly two months ago to ...

Communities find ways to honor veterans remotely on Memorial Day

In lieu of parades and ceremonies, area veterans’ groups recommend silent observance to honor those who have fallen and donations to charities to support those who are still with us. The thought of a quiet Memorial Day, where people would usually gather together, is somber, said Angie ...

Gov. Tom Wolf aims to lift more pandemic restrictions

HARRISBURG — Some counties in Pennsylvania could see practically all of the state’s pandemic restrictions on business activity and gatherings lifted in the coming days, other than social-distancing and health-monitoring guidelines that are in place to help stop the spread of the ...

Prayer vigil held for ManorCare-Jersey Shore residents, staff

JERSEY SHORE — They came together to pray and to sing religious songs, some raising their arms to an Almighty God. Some cried, a few shared a hug. They all gathered, about 70, outside ManorCare on Thompson Street on Wednesday night to show their support to the nursing home’s residents and ...

Swimming pool openings, city day camp squelched by virus

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a stop to the city swimming pool and its summer day camp programs opening. Other community swimming pools are evaluating whether they can reopen under guidelines set forth by Gov. Tom Wolf and the state Department of Health. In Williamsport, Mayor Derek Slaughter ...

Virus continues to knock at Parking Authority coffers

Williamsport Parking Authority has been without income generated by ticket enforcement and parking deck use for two months now due to the COVID-19 mandate by the state to reduce the spread of the deadly virus, said David Kish, authority operations manager. The authority met Wednesday to go ...

What it means here: Feds expand online purchasing for assistance program

Feds expand online purchasing for assistance program U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on Wednesday that households in 13 new states — including Pennsylvania — will soon be able to purchase food online with their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, ...

City stores reopening as yellow phase continues

The city remains in the yellow caution stage amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but that didn’t stop Jana Mussina of Montoursville from dropping by a downtown merchant on a birthday gift run Wednesday. After being on a lockdown due to state mandate to slow the spread of the virus, Mussina was ...

DA will not take action against businesses that reopen against state orders

The Lycoming County District Attorney’s office will no longer prosecute or investigate any businesses owners who chose to reopen, according to a news release Wednesday. An “uptick” in narcotic activity and violent crime requires the office to diverge from enforcing Gov. Tom Wolf’s ...