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Improvements continue at Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park

The Veteran’s Park Commission continues to work on improvements to the park off of Wahoo Drive, installing a sign Friday morning and collecting donations to secure an A6 Intruder jet to display at the park. To acquire the A6, the commission will need to pay fees to the federal ...

Penn College looks to merge with CAC

The Pennsylvania College of Technology is seeking to merge its corporation with the Community Arts Center, according to an announcement from the college. The Community Arts Center is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the college. The merger would need approvals by the college’s Board of Directors ...

Bloomsburg added to proposed Lock Haven, Mansfield integration plans

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University has issued a news release stating that Bloomsburg University will be joining Lock Haven University and Mansfield University in the potential integration plan as the state higher education system continues to consolidate. The Sun-Gazette previously ...

1,000 reusable water bottles donated to students during pandemic

Students from Curtin and Lycoming Valley Intermediate schools have been receiving reusable water bottles to refill from their school’s water fountain’s filtration system during the COVID-19 pandemic and according to Olivia Erb, intervention specialist at Curtin Intermediate School, a total ...

Woman faces charges after drug paraphernalia found on church property

JERSEY SHORE – A 27-year-old suspected drug user faces charges for allegedly leaving nearly a dozen “uncapped used syringes in the exterior staircase entrance to the Sunday school at Calvary Baptist Church” on Thompson Street, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional police. On the ...

James V. Brown Library digitizes papers dating back to 1807

The James V. Brown Library’s newly digitized online newspaper archive logged 886 sessions in August, according to Toby Schwartzman, public service director. The new service was highlighted at the Board of Trustees’ meeting held virtually Thursday. About 1,500 reels of microfilm in the ...

Organization promotes Constitution week in schools, libraries

The Lycoming Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are celebrating Constitution Week, which started Sept. 17 and will end Sept. 23, according to a news release. Lycoming Chapter Chairwoman Jean Reasner and committee members Evelyn Bastian, Marlene Branton and Doris Teufel have ...

Hot water, heat restored at Haven Place

LOCK HAVEN — Haven Place now has hot water and heat. That’s the word from UPMC Communications Manager Tyler Wagner in an update of repairs to the UPMC Lock Haven Hospital which was closed last Thursday after a boiler fire. The damage also affected Haven Place located directly behind the ...

Over the Edge returns for third year

Over the Edge, a rappelling fundraiser that benefits the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation, River Valley Regional YMCA and YWCA Northcentral PA is returning for a third year from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. By committing to raising at least $1,000 to support one of the ...

Top-ranking state senator sues journalists over records cost

HARRISBURG (AP) — The top-ranking Republican in the Pennsylvania Senate wants journalists who wrote about his campaign spending to pay thousands in costs to produce those records. Spotlight PA and The Caucus reported Wednesday that a hearing is scheduled for next month in the litigation ...

Car crash victim flown to Geisinger

An Allenwood woman was flown to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to be treated for traumatic injuries she suffered when her Ford Five Hundred, above, overturned and crashed into a pine tree in the 6800 block of Route 554 in Washington Township about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, state police said. ...

Conditional use for Pine Mountain Road approved in township meeting

McELHATTAN— For the “truck terminal” located at 255 Pine Mountain Road, owned by Russell and Jennifer Johnson, a conditional use was unanimously approved in the regular Wayne Township meeting on Monday night. The “truck terminal” and 4.34 acre property in McElhattan is parallel ...

Woodward Township approves $13k pension plan

LINDEN— The Woodward Township Supervisors unanimously approved a $13,445 Minimum Municipal Obligation for the 2021 pension plan for the township in an in-person meeting Wednesday morning. The short meeting continued by declining the township payroll tax deferral from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31. The ...

ShopVac doles out termination notices

Williamsport has taken a huge hit with a major vacuum manufacturer conducting mass layoffs as plant workers were given notice of termination. Many of the first-shift workers Tuesday at The Shop-Vac Corp., 2323 Reach Road, located in the industrial park, carried out letters of termination in ...

Commissioners allocate $9 million in COVID-19 relief

Lycoming County Commissioners Tuesday allocated $9 million of $10.2 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Block Grant funds for urgent needs in the pandemic. The $9 million is an initial allocation and the commissioners put into their motion reallocation can take place ...

South Williamsport schools talk spectator guidelines for athletic events

The South Williamsport Area School Board discussed spectators at sports events at Monday’s meeting — while acknowledging much of what was being discussed depended on decisions in the state government. One plan the district is considering, contingent on the state Legislature lifting the ...

Superintendent: WASD students must remain within chosen learning platforms

Entering the third week of school, Dr. Timothy S. Bowers, Williamsport Area School District’s superintendent, reported Tuesday that students will have to remain in whichever platform of schooling, either hybrid or fully remote, they have selected going forward in order to maintain ...