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Sister Henry Lambert, of Sisters of Charity, looks at the remains of the waiting room area inside St. Anthony's Center, 125 E. Willow St. Flood damage inside the St. Anthony’s Center caused the free clinic area to shut down. The soup kitchen remains open, but the clinic has no current plans to reopen.

St. Anthony’s closes free clinic

Due to flood damage from earlier in the summer, St. Anthony’s Center was forced to close down its free clinic. The free clinic, previously operating in the basement of the center at 125 E. Willow St., received most of the water damage. The soup kitchen remains open on the upper floor, but ...

Police: $116,000 worth of narcotics seized in raid

A raid resulting in the seizure of $116,000 worth of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and oxycodone landed four men in prison Thursday. Lycoming County District Attorney Eric R. Linhardt, with Williamsport Police Chief David J. Young and state police Captain Randy M. Devine, announced at a ...

4 to receive alumni awards

Four Williamsport Area High School graduates have been selected to receive 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards, the district’s highest honor presented to alumni. Twin brothers Maurice and Michael Bower have been selected for Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards. Dr. John F. Piper will ...

Repeal pitch faltering with McCain’s ‘no’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party’s years of vows to kill the program. It was the second time in three ...

North Korea threatens more bomb tests

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called President Donald Trump “deranged” and said he will “pay dearly” for his threats, a possible indication of more powerful weapons tests on the horizon. Hours later, North Korea’s ...

US, Russian militaries hold talks on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior American and Russian military leaders met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session somewhere in the Middle East this week to discuss the growing tensions in the competing battles to retake one of the remaining Islamic State strongholds in Syria. Syrian government ...

Commissioners accept grant

The Lycoming County commissioners on Thursday approved the 2017 Emergency Management Performance Grant from the state Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $134,406 to account for half of the salaries and benefits of the four local management agency staff members. The commissioners ...

Page completes judicial certification

District Judge Allen P. Page III was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial system after completing a week-long instructional program. The program, which is required by statute to be completed by all 500 of Pennsylvania’s district judges, is designed ...

Homeowners grapple with flood insurance woes

When the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 became law, fears rose among property owners in flood-prone areas suddenly faced with escalating insurance premiums. Following a huge outcry among impacted people, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Act of 2014 delayed certain parts of the ...

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Gov. Tom Wolf, center, shakes hands with Ashley Smith, sixth-grade math teacher, during his visit to Warren L. Miller Elementary school in Mansfield on Thursday. Behind the governor, his wife, Frances Wolf, shakes hands with Nan Wilcox, reading specialist, left.

Governor talks about state budget during stop at Mansfield school

MANSFIELD — Gov. Tom Wolf spoke about the budget stalemate during a visit with elementary students in the Southern Tioga School District in Mansfield on Thursday. In his visit of the area, Wolf toured Warren L. Miller Elementary School as part of a tour across the northern tier. As for the ...

County picks 2 projects for CDBG funds

The Lycoming County commissioners selected the Franklin Township’s Lairdsville Sanitary Sewer and STEP Inc.’s Homes in Need projects Thursday to receive funding through the Community Development Block Grant award as recommended by SEDA-Council of Governments. Kristin McLaughlin, SEDA-COG ...

City: Unhealthy trees unwanted

It’s fall and the annual foilage is a bright spot on the city’s forested landscape. But not all is well on tree-lined city streets. Some 40 warning letters are headed out soon to residents who are living on properties with hazardous trees, said Dave Myers, a Streets and Parks Department ...

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Area firefighters put out flames at a duplex on Diesel Drive in Piatt Township. Only one of the apartments was occupied.

Fire in Piatt Township leaves 2 homeless

A house fire on Diesel Drive in Piatt Township on Thursday left those leasing the half-double without a home and may have taken the lives of their two cats. The Independent Hose Co., of Jersey Shore, responded to the second alarm fire after neighbor Tesha Shadduck called 911 when she saw the ...

US hits North Korea with tougher sanctions

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea on Thursday, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans’ nuclear weapons advances. Its leader Kim Jong Un issued a rare statement, branding Trump as ...

Parcel of land to be surveyed

The Lycoming County commissioners approved a professional service agreement with Larson Design Group in the amount of $12,000 to survey and sub-divide the Timber Run Industrial Park across from the county landfill in Brady Township. The vote was 2-1 with Commissioner Rick Mirabito voting no ...

Annual report, single-lot subdivisions approved by Planning Commission

The Lycoming County Planning Commission approved single-lot subdivisions and its annual report for 2016 during its meeting Thursday night. Five subdivisions, or lot divisions, were approved for August, said Austin Daily, subdivision and land development administrator. One was a ...

Stone, Marty and Nardi to seek city charter commission spot

Three individuals have announced their candidacy for the city charter commission that will appear on the Nov. 7 municipal elections ballot. David Stone, Tony Nardi and Patrick Marty made it official Thursday. Today is the last day for candidates to get their notices to Lycoming County Voter ...

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Retired Capt. Gale Hawkes, of Williamsport, a Navy and Air Force veteran, smiles after receiving his Quilt of Valor on Wednesday. The quilt, draped around his shoulders, is meant to honor and thank Hawkes for his services.

‘With humility’: Veteran accepts Quilt of Valor

Retired Capt. Gale Hawkes, of Williamsport, a veteran of both the Navy and Air Force, received a Quilt of Valor on Wednesday. Bonnie and Jim Fiedler, of the Columbia County Quilts of Valor, presented Hawkes with the quilt at the Lycoming County Veterans Affairs office. A Quilt of Valor ...

Residents: Swarms still bugging town

COLLOMSVILLE — A steadily increasing infestation of flies has continued to swarm the homes of residents of a Limestone Township neighborhood despite their best efforts and a partnership with Lycoming County commissioners. On June 26, residents who had been dealing with swarms of flies ...

State’s credit rating takes hit

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s credit rating took its latest hit Wednesday, another black eye in a nearly three-month budget stalemate that has pitted Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Senate against the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. The credit rating ...