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Veterans learn about health care services; ask for improvements

Retired and former military servicemen deserve and will receive the best health care possible. So say the Veterans Affairs officials in an open forum in downtown Williamsport on Thursday. In fact, the facilities for veterans, such as the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center and the ...

Alleged driver in 2016 homicide charged

The driver who took Joseph Coleman Jr. – the convicted drug dealer and murderer – along with three others, to the August 2016 murder of Christopher Wilkins, at 505 Park Ave., was charged, Friday. Pennsylvania law dictates the driver receive the same charges as those who committed the ...

Grafius Run damage at $5 million

Grafius Run may have caused enough property damage over 10 years to generate a flood-mitigation project. “We reached the threshold, I think, with $5 million of total damage assessed from 85 surveys returned in the 280-property zone of Williamsport,” said Jason Fitzgerald, president of ...

Spring cleanup of yard waste in a few weeks

The city’s spring cleanup of yard debris and pickup by streets and parks department crews is set to begin April 22 and end May 10, city officials said. Residents may begin to place yard waste out for collection April 14 through April 21, with materials placed along the curbline, said Adam ...

Clinton County commissioners approve youth detention contract

LOCK HAVEN — The Central Counties Youth Center, located at 148 Paradise Rd., Bellefonte, will provide detention facility services to Clinton County’s juvenile detainees. The Clinton County Commissioners approved a one-year agreement with the Central Counties Youth Center on Thursday ...

Investigators consider police shooting in Waterville standoff to be justified

State police have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of a man during a New Year’s Eve stand-off in Cummings Township. Lycoming County District Attorney Kenneth Osokow said he received the results of a state police investigation into the shooting two weeks ago. According ...

Proposed City Hall ramp under design

Despite a ramp existing to access City Hall, the mayor said he wants another ramp built fronting West Fourth Street. The proposed ramp and security enhancements in the building are expected to cost $500,000, Mayor Gabriel J. Campana said. “The city has the money in the form of a bond,” ...

Firehouse to get makeover

The city Bureau of Fire headquarters is scheduled for a renovation amounting to about $100,000, a city contractor said. New overhead doors and an emergency generator replacement are part of the work, according to David L. Witmer, on-site construction manager with Reynolds of ...

Mansfield University picks 28th president

Charles E. Patterson has been elected Mansfield University of Pennsylvania’s next president, thanks to a unanimous vote of the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, according to a statement from the university. Patterson will be entering the role of ...

Best Selling author to speak at James V. Brown Library gala

Author Lisa See has been named as the featured speaker for the James V. Brown Library’s Author Gala set for Oct. 24. The library’s board of trustees announced the decision at its meeting on Tuesday. “We’re really excited about her,” said Robin Glossner, development director. ...

County is rewarded for 27 years of fiscal reporting excellence

After earning the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting for the 27th consecutive year, the fiscal services staff of Lycoming County were honored at Thursday’s commissioners meeting. The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial ...

Yuengling family set to speak at Lycoming College

Lycoming College will host Dick Yuengling and his four daughters to speak about growing his beer business from its humble origins to now working out the logistics of a family-run business. The talk is slated for 5:30 p.m., March 27 in the Clark Chapel. This visit isn’t Yuengling’s ...

Fire companies, EMS services to receive grants

he burden for funding needs has lifted just a bit for some local emergency services with the announcement of dollars coming their way. Fire companies and EMS services in Lycoming and Union counties will receive grants from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner, according to state Rep. ...

Suspect faces drug, weapon charges

An Old Lycoming Township man recently was indicted in federal court on alleged drug trafficking and firearms charges, according to U.S. Attorney David J. Freed. Zakhary W. Pryer, 39, allegedly distributed heroin and cocaine on five separate dates between Oct. 12 and Nov. 19, 2018, according ...

Grant could end illegal dumping at city yard waste collection site

A years-old problem of non-city residents dumping yard waste at the city brush/mulch site soon may be eradicated, city officials said. A $300,000 grant for recycling equipment from the state Department of Environmental Protection soon may go before City Council, according to Jason Fitzgerald, ...

Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority reorganizes

The Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority has restructured its engineering department. The purpose is to tackle the continuing costs and engineering related to the levee recertification, the water and sanitary and engineering for the East Third Street Gateway project and the ...

Speaker at Lycoming College addresses latest state proposal

looding, how to prevent it and how to pay for rebuilding flood-damaged homes and infrastructure was the focus of an open house Monday night, hosted by the Department of Environmental Protection. Officials from local municipalities, property owners and government officials were among the ...

Supervisors, farmers discuss flooding issues with DEP

Farmers who are tired of watching their topsoil settle in the bottom of creek beds and township supervisors looking for answers on how to combat flooding and pay for the results of its devastation were among the attendees at the Department of Environmental Protection’s Open House Monday night ...

County to eliminate $40K staff position

The Lycoming County commissioners will vote later this week to eliminate an administrative enforcement officer position from the collections department, saving between $35,000 and $50,000 per year. Due to some changes in the way the office does business, Thomas D. Heap, director, proposed ...

School district preps for upcoming budget process

Authorizing the district solicitor to enter into a stipulation to settle an assessment appeal filed on behalf of Weis Markets, Inc., the Williamsport Area School District board approved an agenda item at its Tuesday meeting that will reduce the assessed value of the company’s property at 636 ...