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Basin Street is open to traffic but remains one-way

After a year of waiting, a remodeled section of Basin Street will soon be reopened for two-way traffic, city officials said. The street has been closed since March, as well as the intersecting portion of East Third Street, with traffic blocked off and a challenging detour around several city ...

Man who shot state trooper in Tioga County is dead

ELKLAND — An individual who shot at and kept state police in a 14-hour standoff in a house in Tioga County was shot and killed by a special emergency operations team of state troopers early Wednesday, state police said. State police identified the offender as Delos P. Lowe, 68. He was shot ...

Virginia man found guilty in 2017 Eldred Township murder

Despite four attempts to rule a Virginia-native mentally incompetent for trial, he was found guilty on all counts Wednesday for the 2017 murder of an elderly Eldred Township man at his home, along with other related charges. Graham Nicholas Norby-Vardac, 25, was found guilty of killing ...

Supervisors award $1.93M in contracts, adopt budget

PENNSDALE — The Muncy Township Supervisors awarded the general contract and trade professional contract Wednesday night for about $1.93 million in renovations to its township building. They also adopted a no-tax-hike budget. Notice to proceed with the contracts is for today, according to ...

Council expected to adopt $27.9M budget with tax hike

City Council is expected to vote tonight to adopt a $27.9 million budget for 2020 with a 0.25-mill tax increase. The tax rate was set on first reading at the last meeting at 15.72 mills. That equates to a house assessed at $100,000 paying $1,572 a year in real estate tax, according to ...

State Trooper life flighted after being shot in Tioga County

ELKLAND — One state trooper was shot and another injured after responding to a welfare check at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday on Barney Hill Road in Nelson Township, Tioga County, leading to a standoff lasting most of the day, according to a press release. Trooper Angela Bieber, of the state police ...

Standoff ends after troopers shoot barricaded man

MANSFIELD — A man who held state police in a 14-hour standoff in Tioga County on Tuesday and shot at troopers injuring two of the them was shot and killed early this morning by a state police special emergency response team, state police at Mansfield said. The man who barricaded himself in a ...

Virgina man found guilty in 2017 Eldred Township Murder

Despite four attempts to rule a Virgina-native mentally incompetent for trial, he was found guilty on all counts Wednesday morning for the 2017 murder of an elderly Eldred Township man at his home, along with other related charges. Graham Nicholas Norby-Vardac, 25, was found guilty of ...

Local lawmaker speaks out against impeachment

U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, has not wavered in his support for Donald Trump amidst impeachment proceedings against the President. House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment Tuesday against Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — pushing toward historic votes ...

Stormwater municipal agreement given positive recommendation

City Council’s public works committee set the stage with a positive recommendation on an agreement to jointly create a stormwater authority with the Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority. It is the first step toward the parties working toward an intergovernmental cooperative ...

Township passes budget, looks to raise stormwater fees

Old Lycoming supervisors passed a no-tax increase budget, but prepared an ordinance to allow the township to raise an anticipated $4 million to comply with stormwater run-off mandates. The 2020 budget was balanced without any need to raise taxes, said Bob Whitford, township manager. The ...

Finance committee gives insurance review positive recommendation

City Council’s finance committee gave a positive recommendation Tuesday for council to accept adjustments suggested by the city insurance broker, which are designed to save the city money in the long run. Gallagher, the city insurance broker, has recommended two adjustments to the ...

Comms to consider bids, contracts, personnel

Lycoming County Commissioners are expected to take action on bids, contracts for services and personnel during their meeting Thursday. At Tuesday’s work session, commissioners received a bid from Murphy, Butterfield & Holland PC for planning and zoning solicitor services at a rate of ...

Borough council expects no tax increase

MONTGOMERY — Residents can expect no increase in borough real estate taxes next year according to a first reading of a resolution keeping the tax rate the same as the current year. The measure passed by a 6-1 vote with L. Whitlow Wertz casting the lone no vote. Voting yes were: Lynn Crist, ...

Repasz to celebrate retirement of legacy leader of 47 years

With a colorful musical career nearing half a century , Albert J. Nacinovich, of the Repasz Band, will be retiring after 47 years. He will transfer leadership of the band at the annual Winter Holiday Concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Art Center. Though Nacinovich, the ...

Pennsylvania State Police trooper shot on duty

NELSON (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper was shot and wounded Tuesday afternoon at a home in a rural area near the border with New York state, authorities said. Troopers were conducting a welfare check at the home in Nelson Township, in Tioga County, on Tuesday afternoon when the subject ...

Police pact seen as ‘win-win’ for South Side, DuBoistown

A promise of more hours of patrol availability and police protection for both communities was cited as the major benefit in the police agreement approved by South Williamsport Borough Council Monday night. Also approved by DuBoistown Borough Council, the five-year agreement does not cost ...

Jersey Shore approved new board member

JERSEY SHORE—The final seat on the Jersey Shore Area School Board was filled Monday night when the board approved David Becker as its newest board member by a 6-2 vote. Voting yes were: Craig Allen, Wayne Kinley, Angela Grant, Patrice Doebler, Michelle Stemler and Mary Thomas. Voting no ...

Jersey Shore residents face an increase in taxes

JERSEY SHORE — Borough council Monday night passed a 2020 budget that hikes real estate taxes by one mill. The tax increase is the first in the borough in three years, according to borough manager Joseph Hamm. Property owners with homes having an assessed value of $100,000 will pay an ...